RD Ti 80 vs MP-1 98

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by TCTEN, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. TCTEN

    TCTEN Guest

    Hey all you Yonex gurus out there. What is the difference between these (if any)? I'm considering buying one of them but perhaps I should just try out the new RDX Midplus. Any opinions will be appreciated. BTW, I am a
    serve and volley doubles player.
     
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  2. swilburn

    swilburn Rookie

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    I have the mp tour1 98 and have demoed the ti 80. I feel the tour1 had more power. I liked the ti 80's feel and control but it's not powerful enought for my game. I feel it's worth a demo, might be good for a serve and volley.
     
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  3. bcaz

    bcaz Professional

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    I demoed both of them last year. I liked the Ti-80 better than the MP-1 98. I felt it would swing a bit lighter, in spite of slightly higher static weight, it volleyed much better, produced more spin on groundstrokes, and served a little better than the MP-1 98. I like the MP-1 90 better than the 98 in most categories. What I disliked about the Ti-80 was the hollow, tinny feel. I only demoed it for a week, hit/played with it perhaps 4-5 hours total. I ended up thinking my wrist didn't like the racquet all that much.
     
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  4. @wright

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    I've tried both. The MP-1 is a little more solid feeling and much more powerful with a higher swingweight. The 80 hits nicely, but the stringbed seems a little pingy and inconsistent. The stringbed on the MP-1 98 is inconsistent too. I think I would probably like the MP 1 90 much better, but didn't try it.
     
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