Prince 03 White or Yonex RDS 003?

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  1. Irimi

    Irimi New User

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    I demoed both and really enjoyed playing with these racquets, although they felt very different. Now I have to make a decision. I'm a 4.0(just got bumped up) baseliner, play doubles sometimes(so volleys count) and I'm a female if it matters.
    Thanks for your opinions and suggestions! :)
     
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  2. P8ntballa

    P8ntballa Guest

    They are both fairly similar in terms of forgiveness, weight, and power, but I found slightly more spin and swing speed with the o3 but in terms of stability and feel the yonex was better hands down. Also unless u use to the o3 tech it will take some getting used, I personally dont really like the way it makes the racquet feel but this of course differs player 2 player. This is how I see them:
    POWER: Prince o3 White
    CONTROL: Yonex RDS003
    PLACEMENT: Yonex RDS003
    SERVE: Prince o3 White
    RETURN OF SERVE: Yonex RDS003
    GROUNDIES: Yonex RDS003
    VOLLEYS: Prince o3 White
    TOUCH/FEEL: Yonex RDS003
    TOPSPIN and SLICE: Prince o3 White
    SINGLES: Yonex RDS003
    DOUBLES: Prince o3 White
    OVERALL: o3 White 7/10 RDS003 8.5/10

    ME: 3.5 Doubles and Singles Player, Baseline Attacker (I dictate the point)
     
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  3. Irimi

    Irimi New User

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    Thanks a lot! Have you played with RQiS Tour2?
     
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  4. P8ntballa

    P8ntballa Guest

    Yes I have, but I think it adds way too much power and the feel isnt anything to brag about... spin is great though. I would stay with the RDS or the White both better in my opinion.:)
     
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  5. DY3K1D

    DY3K1D Rookie

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    id go with yonex. and by the way p8ntballer..i paintball too lol. im actually a tournament player (like nppl and psp) dont wanna get off topic tho..
     
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  6. thundaga

    thundaga Rookie

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    if possible demo the o3 white with hard grommets... changes the personality of the racquet considerably (in a good way).
     
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  7. Nerub

    Nerub New User

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    go with sharapova.
     
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  8. theone

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    Go for the Yonex. I used the RDS 003 for over a year and haven't really replaced it as of yet.
     
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  9. classic tennis

    classic tennis Semi-Pro

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    I would definitely go with the Yonex.
     
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  10. adso1973

    adso1973 Semi-Pro

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    how would you compare those racquets with the head LM instinct?

    Thanks
     
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  11. Irimi

    Irimi New User

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    Thanks! I have to return them in 2 days, so I'll play with both tonight to be 100% sure. Thanks again! :)
     
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  12. P8ntballa

    P8ntballa Guest

    Im just a rec player but its good to see others who play on this forum!!!

    P.S. The Prince Speed Port White does not come w/ string hole/port inserts like the black and tour
     
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  13. coolblue123

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    Hi Irimi:

    I've played with all three of the racquets you've asked for (RDS03, RQiS 2, and 03 White)

    If you require power, then definitely go for the 03 White. IMO I thought the RDS has the most comfort and control. (I am playing with the RDS03 now) Personally, I've never got used to Prince's trampoline feel in their racquets. is2 felt alittle too stiff for my taste. Good luck in your search.
     
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  14. doctor dennis

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    Hello,

    I have demoed both for quite some time but i bought the RDS 003 on Saturday. I felt the White had a slightly larger sweet spot and had more power but in every other area for me the RDS was better. I`m finding that i can take really aggressive swings with it but still land it in the court and i`m serving really well with it. Dont know if it the extra length or not though. The other bonus is that the RDS is much much much cheaper too!!!!
    Good luck choosing but you wont go wrong with either!!!!
     
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