New RDS001 - any news from TW?

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  1. OrangeOne

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    Hey guys,

    Any news on the 'new frame' that appears to be the new RDS001 as discussed in this thread?

    Does anyone know anything about the frame yet?
    Release date?
    Can I maybe expect to see it at the AO when I go next week?
    Any specs?

    Cheers guys,

    OO.

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  2. Chauvalito

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    I dont know if you want to call it "new" per say...a new paintjob yes, but no one is sure if it is a new racket with any tangible updates.

    It does look good though.
     
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  3. OrangeOne

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    I know, that's why I put the 'new frame' in inverted commas and posted this thread, to find out information!

    I agree with you though, it does look good....
     
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  4. Klatu Verata Necktie

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    Do you guys dig the new paint job? I would choose the solid yellow frame every time.
     
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    Agreed (10)
     
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  6. Chauvalito

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    Whoops, I read right past the comma's :)

    I am not expecting any large change in the frame. Yonex Updated the RD Ti-803 times and onlt made signifigant changes for the 3rd iteration, the RDS 002, otherweise the previous versions were very similar.
     
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  7. Althought that one is just a paintjob... I think the new RDS001 will also feature the "aerobox variframe" like the RDS0002 and also a newer "soft grommet" system in the corners of the frame.
    Probably the black paint highlights the new shaft material - "super whacky nano cone stack technology", too!
     
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  8. PROTENNIS63

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    the new paintjob is nice.
     
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    I agree. When I saw this new colorway I thought "Whoa what's that?" then I look at the pictures more and more and realise the orignal paint job is sweeter.
     
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  10. TW Staff

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    We've not met with Yonex yet to discuss new products. This is not uncommon as Yonex tends to release first in its home market before introducing products in the USA.

    Chris, TW.
     
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  11. OrangeOne

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    Thanks for the super-fast response Chris. Guess I'll just hope they therefore release it at the AO based on the good-old marketing push as the 'grandslam of Asia Pacific' :)
     
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    I would buy it just because it's a bit different if and only if it is COMPLETELY unchanged.
     
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  13. Fedace

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    This is coming to USA in Febuary along with the new shoes SHT-306
     
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  14. OrangeOne

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    Right. Spoke to Yonex today at the AO and also held the frame, took photos of it and also the spec sheet. Seems the only differences to speak of are the new (softer / more feel) grommets and the matt paint job (yup - it's more matt than gloss).

    I'll post all in a thread soon....
     
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    Is the Japanese Yonex site showing strung or unstrung?
     
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  18. Tempyst

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    so will this be sold separately from the regular yellow until the reg. yellow are sold out?
     
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  19. Tempyst

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    So the yellow is matte also?
     
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  20. tennis_nerd22

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    does this mean the old rds 001's are not going to made anymore? then i have to stock up... damn
     
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  21. racquet_jedi

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    I like the look of the new 003, though it bothers me that they make it 27.25 inches instead of 27.5...


    It's just that the number itself bothers me...
     
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  22. misakikidd

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    it uses soft grommets two i think
     
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  23. [d]ragon

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    just got an email back from yonex:

    Thank you for your e-mail. Here is information you had requested.
    Hello and thank you for your inquiry. We should have the new cosmetic RDS 001 models by the first week of February. If you have further questions, please contact us again. Good Day

    Thank you.
    Support @ Yonex Corporation U.S.A.
    Yonex Corp. USA is a subsidiary of Yonex, Co. Ltd. For international office information, please see www.yonex.com.
     
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  24. SFrazeur

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    I have found Yonex to be excellent with answering E-mails. Babolat and Prince do a good job as well. Wilson on the other hand, not so good.

    -SF
     
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  25. tennis_nerd22

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    yea they're really great and helpful, not to mention courteous



    so does this mean that after the first week of february the old rds prices go down??
     
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  26. RoarTT

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    And they will have the exact same specs as the current RDS?
     
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  27. [d]ragon

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    i assume so
     
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  28. Tempyst

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    So when can we expect them ready at TW? :)
     
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  29. merc1234

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    i just got two from california. they are dreamy. a tiny bit more feel than the old rds 001.
     
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  30. racquet_jedi

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    I completely concur, I emailed Wilson once, never got a reply besides the email that says they're looking into your email...
     
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  31. SFrazeur

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    That's more than I got.

    -SF
     
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  32. TW Staff

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    We are expecting the 001 and 003 with the new cosmetics around the middle of next week. 2/13.

    Spencer, TW.
     
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  33. Double Fault

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    Are there any old ones left? =P
     
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  34. TW Staff

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    Just to confirm.

    New cosmetic.

    Soft gromms moved to corners to improve feel.

    Spec remains the same.

    Chris, TW.
     
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  35. Double Fault

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    Will you be selling the old ones or are there no more left?
     
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  36. Tempyst

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    Woot, a few more days and it's in :D
     
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  37. Double Fault

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    Yup. I'm getting a couple of them. Still buying old RDSs though
     
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  38. Strawberry

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    Aww, no new 002's. :(
     
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  39. lilxjohnyy

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    just want an update. is it going to be here this week ?
     
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  40. racquet_jedi

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    Yonex should definitely release the Japanese black-and-white version to everywhere else...:wink:
     
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  41. Strawberry

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    I would buy one, are they bringing them to the U.S?
     
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  42. racquet_jedi

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    Not that I know of, if it was coming to the U.S., I would definitely be one of the first people to know that...

    :wink:

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  43. Strawberry

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    Aww, why not? How are we going to get a hold of one of those sweet sticks?
     
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  44. Tempyst

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    It would be cool, but it also would break the color trend in the RDS line
     
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    not sure if this has been posted yet. but i just got back from the tennis shop and i saw the new paint job of the rds001. at 3 and 9 instead of white it's now more grey and the rest of the frame is yellow. but instead of a shiny paint job it's the whole thing is matte.
     
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    It doesn't look as though the prices have come down on the old paint job.:(
     
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  48. Double Fault

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    Yeah, too bad the old pj still has the same price. I was looking forward to getting some old RDSs for less.
     
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    You are a genius! :)
     
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