Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Carlito, Jan 3, 2008.
Is it? Or maybe the prestige?
RDS001 is rated lower than Flexpoint Prestige.
I play with both, the RDS 001 does not feel low on power compared to FlexPt Prestige. I think its bec of the open string which makes it easier to swing. FlexPt Prestige denser string pattern require a faster racquet swing to generate power.
I think the lowest powered current production frame is the nFury MP: standard length, 295 swingweight, and a flex rating of 50.
rds001 is pretty low powered
i thought the nfury had sufficient power. the rds001 mid was very low powered for me
rds001 mid has more power than RQiS1 Tour. The flex in the shaft of the RQ stick makes it less powerful despite larger head size. I even thought that RDX 500 mid had more power than RQiS.
The rds 001 Mid has a power rating of 1872. It is one of the lowest rated racquets by the USRSA. That said, the MP version of the Wilson nFury has a power rating of 1426. Thats about 24% less power than the RDS. It is undeniably the lowest powered racquet on the market today.
I demoed the RQIS and I felt the RDS001 mid felt a little more powerful or at least comparable to a point where they might be equal. But let me tell you why I started this thread:
So I have been playing with prestige classics for about 10 years now. I stoped playing for about 5+ years and just got back into it. For my NY resolution I decided to stick to tennis and play tournaments all year to see how I do. I decided to make a switch because I clearly am not as good as I once was and wanted to get a racket to help me out a bit.
Rackets have come a long way in the last 10 years. I got the RDS because its sweet spot is bigger than the prestige, it is lighter, stiffer and has a more open string pattern so i figure it is a step up. But now I come to realize it is still very underpowered compared to all the other rackets out there. I wanted to get a more forgiving and powerful racket, and now I just feel stupid because I went out and bought the least powerful racket available. It felt good hitting with it but I just realized I might have to change with the times and get a lighter, stiffer midplus. How do the 03tour, AG200 and kfactor 95 compare to the rds. I think 95 is a s big as I would want to go as I hit a 1 handed backhand and like to attack the net. Any other rackets you can think of?
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