Great find!!! Pair of Yonex R-23's

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  1. tennis005

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    Found these at the local thrift store. One is 7.5/10 and the other 8.5/10. Got both with covers for $16. Anyone have any info on these? Thanks[​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
     
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    I believe Pam Shriver used this one and Navrativola used the R-22. What was the difference?
     
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    Well, this any good?

    Hefty and flexible, the Yonex Rexking R-23 was one of Yonex's more prestigious racquets at time of manufacture. Today, we'd consider this a racquet with classic player's specifications. At 13.6 ounces strung, there's plenty of mass to put behind the ball. With an 8 points head light balance, the Rexking 23 has a manageable 356 swingweight. Once in motion, the Rexking 23 ploughs through the ball, offering plenty of feel and comfort in the process. Comes with a leather grip.

    Midsize Specs
    Head Size:
    90 sq. in. / 581 sq. cm.
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
    Strung Weight: 13.6oz / 386g
    Balance: 8pts Head Light
    Swingweight: 356
    Stiffness: 57
    Beam Width: 18.5 mm Straight Beam
    Composition: Braided Graphite w/Silicon Carbide
    Power Level: Low
    Swing Speed: Fast
    Grip Type: Leather
    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: 8T,8H
    Two Piece
    Shared Holes: 7T,9T,9H
    String Tension: 55-65
     
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  4. tennis005

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    Thanks for the info!
     
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  5. vsbabolat

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    I know Shriver used the R-24.
     
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    Happy to help!
     
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  7. tennis005

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    On wiki it says she used the R-23 and R-24.
     
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