Yamaha Secret 10 & 10II

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  1. Brad1981

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    What is the difference between the Yamaha Secret 10 and 10II?
    Could someone please provide weight, balance, and flex numbers for these 2 racquets? Is the balance similar to that of the Secret 04, or are they more head-light?
     
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  2. retrowagen

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    Both are from the same mold as the 04, but more flexible, and the 10II is lighter than the 10. I don't have any hard numbers for you, though, sorry.
     
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  3. TeamHumphrey

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    I have a 10II at home -- will try to weigh it and post later.

    I used to play with a Secret 04 and found the 10II to be more stable or maybe more head heavy -- it's been a while, but I remember that I found the 10II worked well when "blocking" back hard serves, and when serving, but was worse than the 04 (for me) on groundstrokes and volleys. It was nice to have the 10II in the bag for certain doubles situations, and I found that warming up with it helped me tame the power and utilize the accuracy of the 04 a bit more.
     
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  4. TeamHumphrey

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    04=13oz
    10II=13 1/8 oz
    04 was indeed slightly more head light
     
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  5. Brad1981

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    Many thanks.
     
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  6. TeamHumphrey

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    Ack! I reversed the weights of the two racquets. The 04 was the 13 and 1/8 oz beast. The 10II is lighter, but it's balance is more head heavy.
    Sorry about the confusion.
     
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  7. TeamHumphrey

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    Just the facts....sort of

    Since some might rely on posts like this for customization or such, I need to point out that the weights and balance that I previously posted were not with "naked" racquets. Each had overgrips and some amount of protection tape -- the 04 with a ludicrous amount actually. The secret 04, depending on which one I grabbed out of the closet, may have also had either a non-oem leather grip or a grip enlargement.

    I will probably put one of each of these models up for sale soon, and I will post more accurate "bare" numbers in those posts if they happen.
     
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  8. Tennis Dunce

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    My Secret 04 is 12.5
     
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