plasma longs for the hott red yoni! juicy yoneyama...mmmmm

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  1. plasma

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    redder than the ass of a baboon, more precise than the ps 85, if you need more pop than a 22 without added recoil, this is your girl! ps 85, vac pro 90, rd ti 70; no other racquets in my history match the performance of these three. In some ways I might be stuck in the past, they were all fabulous in bed, wealthy, very attractive, I probably should have married them, whoa, what are we talking about?, oh yeah, sorry, it's almost as good as making love, the rd ti 70....the hottest lipstick red ball cracker I've ever hit with, and I don't wan't to brag but yes, I've been hitting for many years and have stroked with the best, as a child I practiced feverishly sometimes for hours a day by myself, that's why I hit so well now.....
     
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  2. vsbabolat

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    Plasma, Show us more pics of that Voelkl Please!!!:)
     
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  3. Capt. Willie

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    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. No offence to the Yonex but I'm much more interested in the Volkl.

    Also, what is that aluminum racquet next to them?
     
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  4. Mick

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    i believe the aluminum racquet is another yonex. i've seen this frame before.
     
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  5. plasma

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    when Plasma was four years old in Ramat Aviv and his falafells were mere olives he remembers looking at his aunties black yonex glafflex. He would look at the green buttcap, the beams which were soft black fiberglass, moveable, shiny and parallel. Were they damaged?... or meant to be crushed and pinched like that? No one knew why little Hummus falaffel Plama Jr. fiddled with this racquet so much, but that's what I was wondering at age four, was the glafflex meant to have pinched beams or was it crushed? Auntie was single, hot, flamboyant and unique, the yonex was cutting edge at the time and most likely purchased for show, like the gold she always wore, on top of all black, which she also,ALWAYS wore. The cats of Ramat aviv, the strays who would howl at night from hunger, breed in plain sight durring the day, and fight in a way that American cats would never fight, would turn into ***** cats and would jump, leap into my Auties arms, she would pet them, and then they would jump off, returning to their hustle... we also lived for chocolate milk in little plastic pillow bags, but that's another story, for another time...
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    the collar tie and the buttcap of the madein West Germany volkl are made of steel, it's insane
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    looks more like a red prop from a sci fi flick than a racquet:
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    anachronistic and painfully old school; the tubular yonex is none theless perfectly balanced. Now that my raisins have grown to falaffels I have come to realize that Mr. Yoneyama created the piched beam: Yoneyama Ryu Racquet waza Kata for superior performance:
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    domo arigato Yoneyam San, arigato gozai mashta!
     
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  6. anirut

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    I entered this thread because of the word "yoni" ... HAHAHA
     
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  7. Capt. Willie

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    So Plasma, does this mean you are down wit' O.P.S.?
     
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  8. plasma

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    ...who could forget "O.P.P."? A very hip amazingly catchy song that advertised stealing and adultery as if it were righteous. no, I'm actually a nerdish innocent. No, plasma is not down with OPP. I think opp is ***king disgusting actually. As a child with wide eyes; I was told of the Bedouins: Bedouin law was such that anything could be left untouched, unlocked and unguarded...for decades, even permanently. That's how much Bedoiuns respected each other. ....Down with Opp? no, doesn't interest nor excite me, why would I wan't something or someone that belonged to some-one else?, that's gross; like using someone elses dirty towel after a shower...It's easy to sell that type of attitude though, not everyone knows about the Bedouins...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p36WShNzOe4
     
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  9. adidasman

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    We always called the aluminum Yonex the "OOPS" frame...like someone had inadvertently stepped on it. Oops!
     
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  10. In D Zone

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    Family photo of RD Ti70 series
    88 / 98 (Long) / 108 (OS)

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  11. Capt. Willie

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    LOL Plasma I wanted to know if you were down wit' O.P.S. not O.P.P.....yeah you know me :)

    What does O.P.S. stand for anyway?

    Serious question, not trying to bring up some old Hip-Hop song.
     
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  12. plasma

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    "O.P.S. (Oval Pressed Shaft) technology builds into the throat, the right amount of flex for an extended dwell time for easier spin and directional control."
    this is from the current Rq IS line. Guess they hoped it would take off like the pws on the old ultras.
    yeah I'm down with OPS (down meaning I approve of OPS), like a borg pro, ps 85, or rd ti 70 the balance on the OPS is perfect. People forget about aluminum frames. They are however highly regarded amongst top designers, historians and collectors for their feel and performance. Who can forget the humble yet aggressive tim Mayotte winning the Lipton with his aluminum head racquet??? countless tournaments were won with steel and aluminum.
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    couldn't find an older pic, check out though how his whole body moves as one unit, from the center, very zen. Similar game style to Todd Martin and similar strokes as well.
     
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  13. Kirko

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    he used in that pic. the Head Alu. Director.
     
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  14. plasma

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    can't believe I just agreed to trade one of these things, like prestige pros they have disappeared into the vapor. playability is superb. will always keep one for hitting.
     
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    The metal Yonex's are great. I have them in silver, gold, pink and green:) I think metal racquets are really underrated!!!
     
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  16. schu47

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    Plaz -- I'll take good care of that red hot Yoni -- and don't forget, you'll have a cute little F100 in return to mate with your other one.
     
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  17. Mick

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    yeah but have you played with one in cold weather lately ?
    when your hand holds the metal throat, it's bloody cold :)
     
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    To be honest, no I havn't, and yes it would be cold:) Am hopefully playing on friday if the weather is OK. Going to try out hitting with a few old classics again, maybe a metal Yonex, or maybe even one of my old favourite Wilson C-1's:)
     
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  19. Mick

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    I have played with one in the cold weather and the reason was because i got that racquet in a cold weather month. i like the simple look of a metal racquet but it's not pleasant to use in the winter time.
     
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  20. Capt. Willie

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    Sorry to drift off subject but I had a shirt like that years ago. I wish adidas would bring some of those cool 80s shirts back...but made on a clima-lite or clima-cool polo.
     
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    that's the most sought after and famous 80's tennis shirt ever. Before clima-cool or comfa-cool dri-fit or any of that junk, just soft ol cotton. I'd love to find a stash of new ones. Mac's sergio tachinni was also popular as was Borgs diadora....but the lendl argyle and this; are the real classics.
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  22. goldenyama

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    Hey Plasma, I am thinking of buying an RD Ti 70 OS - how does it play? Does it feel a bit unwieldly at 28in? Is it worth getting and maybe cutting down a bit?
     
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  23. plasma

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    never tried the os, I know that at mid the composition and performance are truly superb!
     
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    Oh right sorry it was In D Zone who posted the pic of his OS.

    In D Zone - can you give me any info about it? Thanks!
     
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