need help, might go Yonex.....

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  1. BkK_b0y14

    BkK_b0y14 Semi-Pro

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    haha back again :)

    I took my POG out for a hit and i noticed that i do tend to hit flat alot when going for winners and that is when my balls go long or hit the fence (this is mainly on my 1hbh). So I dunno if I should stick with it or go somewhere else.
    I've been looking at the rds 001 mid, rdx 500 mid and AG200 (I'm taking a vaction to AZ and theres a tennis shop where I'm going that sells rdx 500's for $50 in good used condition) but cant get a demo around here (and my parents are pretty strict about demoing reackets from TW (they r so cheap)).

    I'm open to any suggestions. Heres what I've tried and some commments: mfil 200/300: solid sticks but a little too flexy and serves weren't that great, AG200: very solid/stable everywhere and definitely a top contender in what I'm looking to get( a little pricey tho), nblade 98: too light, no plow thru feel like POG, n6.1 tour: too demanding, and lm instinct: way too much power and not stable at all. I'm looking for a racket that is good for hitting flat and good spin potential when needed.

    Headsize: 90-100
    Length: 27-27.5 inches
    Strung Weight: 12 oz. and up
    Balance: headlight, doesnt really matter how many pts.
    Swingweight: 320+
    Stiffness: 60-70
    Beam: I like the thin beams but it doesnt really matter
    Power Level: low-should i call it high-low or somewhat medium?
    Pattern: not sure on this one, i think my POG is an open one though.


    Thanks for any help

    here is a link for my playing style:

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=123850&highlight=bkk_b0y14
     
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  2. anirut

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    eh ... get a Redondo mid/MP ... if you can find one. And keep the tension around 56-58 with 17g string.
     
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  3. BkK_b0y14

    BkK_b0y14 Semi-Pro

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    oho pee, lumkhan nong ra yung krub? hehehe, redondo is too flexy for my taste :)
     
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  4. anirut

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    Yang mai rumkhan krub. ;)

    Have you tried the Redondo? If yes, then, I'll pass.

    Also .. if you can find one, how about the Core 1 #6 (another PK)? 95 head, 63 flex, 16x18 pattern, ~344 g strung, 335 SW.

    This is one good stick flying so stealthily under the radar.
     
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  5. BkK_b0y14

    BkK_b0y14 Semi-Pro

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    nope, my parents dont think demoing from TW is practical :(
     
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  6. BkK_b0y14

    BkK_b0y14 Semi-Pro

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    any yonex users wanna comment?
     
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  7. anirut

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    Don't demo. Buy one right away just like I did! It didn't disappoint.

    OK, I'd better let Yonexians chime in ...

    Have a good day. Gotta go. Sawaddee krub.
     
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  8. Teh_pwnerer

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    i didint demo the k95 and still bought it,,, i gotta say i fcking luv it, buying without demoing might not be the best idea, but it cant be that bad either.. and back to topic, i dont know crap about yonex srry
     
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  9. power_play21

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    the 001 mid is just like the wilsons 90 in. stick. its not gonna help you with spin, if thats what youre looking for. its actually gonna make you work harder for spin. but thats just me, maybe youll get a different result.

    it takes constant effort to keep a good level of play, whereas with someting like the npro open, you can swing much easier and get same pace balls with more spin. its a tradeoff though, b/c with the 001 mid i can place the ball anywhere i want. you have to have a good fitness level to keep swinging it really hard all 3 sets though. if you can do that, and i would recommend it. if not, go for something that'll get you spin more easily.
     
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  10. samster

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    Looking at your specs, you might want to try the RDS 002 Tour edition.
     
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  11. Craig Sheppard

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    You should try this Yonex:

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    Tells the temperature, flips your burgers--AND gives wicked spin and groundstrokes. How could you use anything else!!!

    (This post brought to you by ex-Yonex users that could never get used to the head shape)
     
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  12. Voltron

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    Yonex RDS 002 Tour or RDS 001 MP or RDS 001 Mid.
     
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  13. BkK_b0y14

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    wats the main difference between the rds 001 mp and mid. And what does the rds 002 have to offer?
     
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  14. dr_punk

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    ahahhhaahaaahaaahahahaha
     
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  15. SFrazeur

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    ^^I'm tired of companies trying to put electronics in racquets.^^
     
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  16. Craig Sheppard

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    I think that's what piezo electric fibers were meant to be! Also, look at that 6x2 string pattern! SPIN MONSTER!
     
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  17. anirut

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    Thanks for the laugh, guys. It's a nice way to start my day ...
     
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  18. BkK_b0y14

    BkK_b0y14 Semi-Pro

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    ^^ ok this is getting off topic lets get back to answering my question plz...
     
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  19. anirut

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    How 'bout the Avery M3 Control? The specs look good.
     
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  20. samster

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    What's the new technology here? X-Factor? :)
     
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  21. Bartelby

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    The new Head Extreme:

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  22. BkK_b0y14

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    ok guys, quit making me laugh and help me out as i can get a new rds 001 for around $100. can someone compare the rds 001 mid and the rdx 500 mid?
     
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  23. BkK_b0y14

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    I think that I will be able to swing it cuz it is the same weight as the POG MID.
     
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  24. SFrazeur

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    FEEL

    RDS: Very firm, I found it to have a springiness to it.

    RDX: Soft, has a relaxed flex and and recoil for lack of a better word at this time.

    TOUCH

    RDS: Superior to the RDX. Consistent response.

    RDX: On soft shots it feels like mush. For a heavy base liner it would not be a problem.

    BASELINE

    RDX: Straight shots and slight angle shots are very good with accuracy. Cross court shots are inaccurate. Great depth accuracy.

    RDS: Great all around preforming racquet. Straight and all angle shots have excellent directional accuracy. Depth accuracy is just little lower than the RDX.

    RDS:

    Topspin:

    Slice:


    RDX:

    Top spin: One, it's a Yonex racquet, two It's a Yonex racquet with listed flex of 60 that feel more like 57. Topspin potential is Very high. Ease of topspin is medium. It's a low powered flexy racquet.

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    **I'll add to this a little more, I wanted to go ahead and give you this part.

     
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  25. crazylevity

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    The RDS is less flexy than the RDX, a bit more power...everything else is fairly similar.
     
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  26. iksmols

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    Hello Anirut!
    I just wanted to say that Avery M3 Control is staying with me for ever.(after trying about 50 racquets).Real GEM!It enables You to hit flat and with spin at will.
     
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  27. yonexred2113

    yonexred2113 Rookie

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    yes yes yes id love to.....rds 001 mid or mid plus....the mid plus will allow u to hit more flat on ur serves and ur forehands while the mid is less forgiving...you will always get a crisp shot if you come anywhere near the sweet spot..

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    did you know that 26 people touch a yonex racket before it leaves the factory in JAPAN....it has the best quality control on the market with a plus or minus 1 gram...meaning if the racket is 315g you will get a 314,315,316 g racket....wilson has a plus or minus 10 i belivev and babolat says on the racket a plus or minus 7
     
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  28. Bubba

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    Very little to do with the racquet... work on your ground strokes. My guess would be that if you are hitting the fence on your backhand you are late on the shot and hitting off you back foot... not getting proper follow through.
     
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