Whats with women and yonex?

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by DoubleWindsor, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. DoubleWindsor

    DoubleWindsor New User

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    Why does it seem like all the professional women use yonex?! I know im exagerating and they dont ALL use yonex, but it seems like significantly larger group use yonex than any other racquet.

    Does yonex intentionally try and sponsor all the best women?
     
  2. littleboi21

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    Is it maybe because of the isometric head? Or their racket just looks girly. lol.
     
  3. KBlade Pro

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    I've noticed that too. Perhaps Yonex racquets are more fashionable? Lol.
     
  4. SempreSami

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    I'm pretty sure only two in the top ten use Yonex.
     
  5. Ronaldo

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    Only the best looking women.
     
  6. shavenyak

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    Yonex makes exceptional rackets. Unfortunately the "girls racket" stigma is an assault on most male player's masculinity so they don't get a chance to discover it for themselves.
     
  7. Ronaldo

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    This thread should lead to the women of Yonex, pics needed. Btw, Yonex makes great racquets, used one since the YY-7500.
     
  8. Oui c'est moi.

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    You've touched upon something. I've spoken to quite a few women about this and they say they're often veered towards yonex by their 'superiors'.
    One reason i was given is that the isometric frame will help the weak shorty's (i.e. female) serve haha.
     
  9. shavenyak

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    I agree. My first venture into Yonexdom was with the Super RD Tour. My bag got stolen a long time ago and I still miss those sticks :(

    I use the RDS 001Mids now, and they're great, but I'm in the process of demoing lots of rackets at the moment.
     
  10. counter_puncher

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    its mostly yonex and prince.
     
  11. tennisfever8181

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    And babolat.
     
  12. Ronaldo

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    From watching college matches, the women use oversized racquets. And the three companies above make OS racquets.
     
  13. OleNole

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    That's not really true at all. In fact, Babolat and Yonex make mostly players racquets. And several of the womens players at my school use n6.1's.
    I do think that Prince makes racquets that tend to be better for women. They have many offerings in the 10-11 ounce 100sq. in. range. I think this is why their racquets tend to be more popular with women.
    As far as Yonex, I think they have similar number of women and men sponsored. Monaco, Ancic, Hewitt, Nalbandian have all been top 15 players and use Yonex frames. And I'd look for them to make a run at Nishikori in the near future.
     
  14. Ronaldo

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    Ole, I am behind the times. Also forgot the Head made the OS Radical.
     
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  16. Becksx1

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    Dont forget Elena Dementieva !!!

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  17. Phil

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    I think Yonex has discovered a sure-fire marketing tool: sponsor as many "hot" women as possible. (and a few men, as well). Well, Martina Navratilova wasn't exactly in that category, but her amazing skills as a player compensated for lack of "hotness".
     
  18. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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    I've tried Yonexes and I assure you that they are super light, which probably makes women crazy over these racquets.
     
  19. Ronaldo

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  20. shavenyak

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    Yonex does not have a monopoly on the light racket market. They probably market more aggressively to women.
     
  21. !Tym

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    The RD-7 on Bruguera, Washington, and Rios (undercover) was just hot, Hot, HOT! FLAMING HOT!!!

    I mean seriously, that racket's flaming paint job was as masculine as it gets. It brought the hotness in ways that no racket ever has before or since for me.

    Certain Yonex rackets were more fruity and obviously geared more toward the women such as the Ti-1700 and the Super RQ-500, but rackets like the RD-7, Super RD Tour 90, Cyborg 2200, RD-Ti 80, etc. were all blatantly more male-gendered in their look imo.
     
  22. mr.flash

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    Don't forget Yonex RQiS (Ivanovic, Hewitt) that i serously consider switching to. It doesn't look or play girly at all, at 12 oz and verry low power level i wonder how even Lleyton handles it :D
     
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