RDX 500 Mid pwns!

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  1. jamauss

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    I just wanted to say that the RDX 500 Mid is a great stick! Harryz sold me a brand new one so I strung it up and played a couple of sets with it tonight and, wow, what a pleasant surprise. I found it to be just as nice as the RDS 001 Mid, and possibly a little better. Anyone else play with the RDX 500 Mid for a long time and love it? I'm gonna have to play with it some more to see how much I really like it but so far I'm impressed. It's not replacing my Prestige Mid but it's one of the best 90" Yonex frames I've ever hit with.
     
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    oh, btw - I strung it up with ALU Power Rough mains at 59 lbs and Yonex Tour Super 850 Pro crosses at 62 lbs. Played great.
     
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    how would you compare it to your prestige? could you write a review on it?
     
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    I didn't use this frame for a long time but I used it for a month or two. I strung it up low with a 17g multi and for the life of me I kept having arm problems. I loved it on serves and volleys but it just killed my arm.
     
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    I could have got one instead of my PDR in a trade I did.

    I'm really tempted to buy one though.
     
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    Yup, I agree. Great racquet. I preferred it over the RDS 001 Mid. Nice flexy feel with the RDX 500 Mid but still very stable in the head.
     
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    I especially liked it on the 1-handed BH. I was able to knock the ball up the line all night.
     
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    I don't really feel like writing up a full blown review on it right now but it's a different beast than the Prestige.

    Different string pattern (16x18 ), different weight/balance/stiffness.

    But the RDX 500 Mid just has a real solid feeling to it. I had no trouble hitting kick serves right into the box from the start. Volleys were pretty sweet. Solid pop on groundies too. All around great feel. The Prestige has a more muted feel to me on just about everything (except maybe for 1st serves) than the RDX 500 does.
     
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  9. BreakPoint

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    Yup, exactly! I hit some of my best DTL 1HBH's with the RDX 500 Mid. One time I hit one and this lady on the next court yelled out - "Man, that was just like Federer!!!". :)

    I found drop volleys and overheads to be very good with the RDX 500 Mid also. :)
     
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    i'm waiting for mine to arrive and can't wait for it.I have a lot of yonex stores around and one of them has really slow turnaround for stock, so visited and they had few new 500s.... with 3/4. anyone want them?
     
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  12. EikelBeiter

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    great racket, played with it for 3 years
     
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    Feel very good when hitting the ball because its flexibility, it robs power out of all the strokes but worth it. I bought RDS 001 (on it way) to see if it can improve on the power side or not since it is a bit stiffer without taking away the feeling. If not then I just stick with the RDX and have the RDS for back up.
     
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  14. Elzurdo

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    I played two years with the RDX500 Mid, it is a very nice frame. I had to add 6 grm (total) at 3 and 9, which improved the racquet's stability and alowed me to serve really big.

    I will tell you a secret, there's an even greater frame in the RDX500 line: The RDX-500 HD. Add lead to the head, use thin gauge hybrid at low tension, and you will get the best feeling in a racquet, ever. (And yes, I user Prestige Mid PT-10, PT280 which are similar 18x20 flexi frames).
     
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  15. BreakPoint

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    I disagree. I tried the RDX 500 MP HD and didn't like it at all. It felt completely different from the RDX 500 Mid to me. I preferred the Mid MUCH, MUCH more.
     
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  16. Elzurdo

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    You probably did not configure it right. Anyway, it's a demanding frame for advanced players. I also like the MID a lot, but the HD feels more solid on ground strokes, serves bigger, feels sweeter, and acuracy is pinpoint.
     
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  17. EikelBeiter

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    I agree, the RDX 500 mid plays softer with a better feel overall
     
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  18. Elzurdo

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    Well, it depends on the level of the player I guess... Also, what kind of tennis you play? What surface? I play mostly on clay, and an all court game. Found the RDX500 MID easier for serve and volley, but lucking a bit of power and consistensy on ground strokes. I also agree that, with both frames in stock form, the MID feels better. The story changes when you customize the frames. That's MHO after playing two years with these racquets.
     
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  19. EikelBeiter

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    April - october is clay court season here, the rest indoors. But the clay court season is the most important one. I play an agressive baseline game. I definitely liked the Mid a lot for serves and volleys, but also for groundstrokes. But i'd have to agree it lacks a bit of power. I never customized it, played it stock
     
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