Titanium: good or bad?

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  1. eman resu

    eman resu Semi-Pro

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    I was checking this Yonex RD Ultimum Ti 80 Light and the compositions says: Graphite/Ultimum Ti/HMG + Titanium Mesh

    I know titanium was somekind of a trend, and Head used it on some players racquets, but it was also used on some cheap wilsons, as far as I remember. It always reminds me of alloy, when I hear the name.

    Is it good/bad/neutral on the arm? Any thoughts?
     
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  2. dman72

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    the Titanium thing is a late 90's/early 2000's gimmick just like nano technology was in the mid 2000's.

    It's just a graphite composite.
     
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  3. eman resu

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    yes, I know. But in terms of comfort, does it make any difference, for better or worse? Looking back on this gimmick, is there any reason I should avoid this kind of composite?
     
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  4. SteveI

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    I played that frame for a while... no arm issues. You know the cost of Ti.. right? How much could be in a frame?

    You might look up some older threads on the frame or see if you get find the TW customer feedback on the web.
     
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  5. dman72

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    The fact that it's a gimmick means that it probably makes no difference, just like "liquidmetal", "n-code", "microgel", "bionemetic", etc, ad infinitum make no difference. It's all just various concontions of watered down graphite.
     
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    I remember from an old thread one of the guys from Vantage wrote, basically, that there has never actually been titanium in an actual retail racquet. I don't know if he was right, but he seemed to know what he was talking about. If I recall correctly, that guy worked for a couple of the big companies before starting Vantage.
     
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