READ THIS before buying a Yonex RDS OO2 Tour

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  1. tennis_nerd22

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    hey everyone

    if you have a yonex rds OO1 mp and are thinking of buying an rds OO2 tour, i would advise you to:

    A) add lead in the upper hoop of the OO1 mp (around 6 grams or so, to 10 and 2 oclock or 11 and 1)
    B) string with full poly
    C) string in the mid 50's

    so, basically, try that which will cost you around 3 dollars for the lead before buying a whole new racket (plus we know that yellow looks better than orange... ;) haha).


    and, even if you're not buying an rds OO2 tour, try following those 3 steps and the RDS OO1 will be the ULTIMATE racket...

    you cannot be serious.... but i am :)
     
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  2. dacrymn

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    Uh.....that's exactly what I did to my RDS001, except that I have poly mains and Gosen Sheep crosses. Basically you just get more power and less spin? It didn't help me much. What's it doing for you? I might want to reconsider it.
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    forget the strings, more important is the lead. did you add the lead too?
     
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    Yeah. About right where the black sides meet the yellow top of the hoop. Maybe a little further down. I added 3 g to each place.
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  5. trimick7

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    tennis nerd is correct I added 3grms at 10 and 2 and this thing is perfect now
     
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    Why is that? What do you get out of it? BESIDES more weight for serving and backhands. I found that my consistency went down, and i got less spin.
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  7. ss2miraitrunks

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    wont that make it less headlight?
    wont you have to counter that?
     
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  8. tennis_nerd22

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    k, a few things:

    a) less vibration and shock from off-center hits... with the OO1 mp, it can be quite flimsy, so some weight in the hoop really helps
    b) like you said, more weight for serving, as well as its solid for any shot
    c) with a full poly setup to tame the power, you have the POP of the rds, the control of the poly, and the stability of lead. its a complete setup.
    d) more arm-friendly setup

    personally, for me, ive gotten more spin, and its slowed down my swing a bit, but that has been good for my game. its also benefited my arm, so for me, there have been no down sides.

    it does, though it already swings like a feather before the added weight... so i think it gives it a much nicer, more solid balance.



    you guys can ask some questions to jdeloach or check out his review of his customized OO1 MP (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=106460), which is the exact same setup i have (i believe, except for maybe string...). it is his favourite racket out of all the ones he's tried, as far as i know. ill check that

    EDIT: alright, so he did the same thing with 6 grams at 10 and 2 oclock, but he ALSO ADDED 10 grams at the buttcap. i havent done that cuz i dont feel the need to, but i guess if thats what you like ss2miraitrunks, then you can counter-weight it as well :)
     
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