VOTE: help me choose---> Yonex RDS 003 VS. Babolat Pure Drive plus cortex.

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by cozmo5050, Dec 4, 2006.


similar spec'd racquets: which one is 'better' ???

  1. Yonex RDS 003 mp

  2. Babolat Pure Drive + cortex mp

  1. cozmo5050

    cozmo5050 Rookie

    Feb 26, 2006
    me: im 'guessing' about 3.0-4.0 player, male, early 20's , 195lbs, 5' 11'', average/athletic build. primarily baseline game, open stance, semi-western forehand, , 2hbh. been playing since 10 years old, played #1 singles in highschool, now just play about 2 times a week.

    i currently hit w/ a Prince TT graphite/NXG graphite. great frames, but i was almost always fatigued after serving for a good set. on groundstrokes, i also feel that i had to 'go all out' to hit with good pace consistently. this racquet may be out of my league so to say.

    So, thus i am currently scheduled to demo these 2 racquets (RDS 003 and Babolat PD+ cortex mp) The specs on these two racquets are very similar...

    please vote and give me your reasons! thanks :)
  2. alu16L

    alu16L Rookie

    Dec 2, 2006
    With the Babolat you will have to keep up the rackethead speed. It is also a mush stiffer frame, so I think that you will enjoy the Yonex a little more, especially once you get into second and third sets of your matches. I hits with this rackets on regular basis and find the Yonex to be a little more forgiving when you're not giving it all you got. At the same time the RDS supplies you with a geart deal of control when you swing faster.

    My opinion - RDS003

    But, to make it more interesting I'd suggest you'd try Fischer Pro#1 FT instead of the Babolat. Read the reviews on that frame and give it a try. Good luck.

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