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  1. mirceam

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    how is compared to the Pure Drive or PDR ?

    I've played tonight with a PDR GT strung with Babolat Huricane Feel at 24/24 kg. And I think that the VCore 98D is what i'm looking . Less power than the PDR GT , more than the Prestige MP.
    More control than de PDR GT and less that the Prestige.
     
  2. Dharmaboy

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    I found the spin to be great and equal to the PDGT as well as the Power if you have a decent swing speed. Its a solid racquet and I didnt have it get pushed around at all specially slices and single handed backhand.

    The control is much more prevalent than the PDGT.

    I am very happy with this racquet until my level increases but modding it a bit down the line seems to be a good option.
     
  3. Miso

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    hey yonex peeps. i got a question for you.

    how is that new vcore tour (89)? i'm intrigued by it but i'll be honest that 89 is scaring me off a bit.

    i play with the dunlop 4d100. so small size is nothing. my concern with the size is the perceived (ball) dwell time on the racket during my serve. for example with a 100 head size, i can carve the ball at impact. with my 4d100, my arm/wrist has to already be in spin(slice/ts) motion by impact or it's going out.

    is there a greater perceived dwell time with an 89? or is it the same with a 90? or even shorter than a 90?

    also, is it a stable racket? like ability to hold your ground. i hate the feeling of being pushed back. my 4d100, i don't get that feeling at all.

    cheers.
     
  4. Pure Babs

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    Just got a couple rqis 1 tours in the mail. Quick question for those with the racket... Is it common to see "US" printed on the side directly following the "rqis 1 tour" decal? I just don't remember the "US" ever being on the side there... Who knows! Thanks!
     
  5. vandre

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    all of my 3 have that on them. i think i remember reading something stating that the us racquets have a slightly heavier weight perhaps.
     
  6. Pure Babs

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    That makes me feel better! It's just from all the pics i've seen, theres no "us" on the hoop there, but also from what I've gathered is that it's highly unlikely that it's a fake...
     
  7. fightfan

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    I have probably the silliest reason for joining the Yonex club. Basically, I had always been a Wilson guy, and I don't think my game is really good enough to discern much between frames. However, it's really important for me to try staying injury-free. To that end, I had been using headlight racquets on the heavier side, at least not ultra light.

    Anyway, I visited Japan a couple years ago and completely fell in love with the people and culture, not to mention the fact that I am part Japanese. I decided to just get a Yonex racquet, and I found one online that I thought was similar to the specs I like and similar in color to my alma mater - the blue and gold of Cal. I ended up buying the Yonex RQis 1 Tour XL 95 without ever having touched the racquet in person!

    Needless to say, when it arrived in the mail, it turns out that the blue was closer to purple and the gold was closer to green! :eek: Eh, I still like the play, though I usually use my older Wilson nPro Open these days. I don't play often, and I feel the lighter frame is a little more maneuverable against some of the powerful servers I play.
     
  8. mirceam

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    I have tested head to head the Yonex V Core 98D and the Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT.

    V Core 98D is strung with luxilon adrenaline rough @ 23/22 kg
    PDR GT was strung with Head Sonic Pro @ 24/24 kg , and tonight with Babolat Synthetic Gut @ 25/24 kg.

    Power: the same. Even on serve. I can generate more racquet head speed with the Yonex.
    Control: more control with Yonex.
    Stiffness: Hard to tell ( because of the strings and tension ) , but the Yonex feels more soft.

    Overall : the switching from PDR GT to the V Core 98D is effortless . They play almost the same with an extra control for the 98D and better serve ( flat serve especially) .
     
  9. zapvor

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    just got 3 more rqis. they are tough to find!
     
  10. Seth

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    Had an affair with Wilson 6.1s, but they couldn't satisfy me. Back with my RDiS 200s. These are really great frames, all-around.
     
  11. westside

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    Just purchased my Vcore 97 310g. Oh baby.
     
  12. mirceam

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    Can you compare it with the vcore 98D? Power , control, spin?
     
  13. SPRacket

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    Anyone know how good the RDiS 200 midplus or midplus lite is compared to the xi98 i currently have 98, and saving the money for another racquet and was wondering if any of you have feedback on those two rackets
     
  14. Shaochieh

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    I would take a nother Ezone XI 98 and don't switch to something else.
     
  15. SPRacket

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    Can't afford at this point and won't be able to until i graduate and get a job :)
     
  16. skeeter

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    Do let us know how it goes. I purchased one myself about 4 months ago and haven't run into anyone else on these boards who's also playing with this version. For me, it's a great racquet; added about 3 grams at 10 and 2, and same at top of handle, and I get some nice pop on serves and greater stability on groundies and volleys. So far, so good! Love to hear from others on their experiences: string set-ups, weight mods, etc.
     
  17. sansaephanh

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    Woot! great sticks. It fits my lower level game almost perfectly with a nice multi in there.
     
  18. Power Player

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    I found the 200 more comfortable and to have better feel. The feel of the 200 imo is the best of any yonex stick i have demoed (i demoed about all the new ones out and went with the 200)
     
  19. Shaochieh

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    I got one of those too the 310g version of the 97 Tour. It is a great frame for 4.0 or above and it was lacking a bit of power and I was way too lazy to modified to fit my needs. Now sitting in my room collecting dust with my 95d. I enjoy the 98Xi right now and I don't think I will be switching for a while. I am 40 right now and play clay here in Germany so a little power helps.
     
  20. westside

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    Absolutely love it mate. Strung it up with Head natural gut/alu power and it's one of the most stable racquets I've hit with. The amount of spin I can generate from the racquet as well as the level of control is real good.

    For me though, it was the placement of the serves that amazed me the most. Starting to serve and volley even more now due to the confidence in my volleys this racquet has given me.

    Edit: Was using Head gut whilst I was trying this out. Due to me playing less due to uni I swapped to Power Fibre II until summer begins.
     
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  21. skeeter

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    Good on ya. I also have gut in the mains (57), and Co-Focus (52) in the crosses at the moment. Started using gut/poly hybrids last year and really like it, so tried it in this racquet as well; good stuff. Might try some other ploys in the crosses for comparison; maybe some WC SS? Heard that was a good poly with gut. Agree with the increased confidence in serve and volley; I play both dubs and singles and have been coming in more when playing singles than I have in the past. Also been hitting some really nice angle shots, particularly on forehand, with this racquet.
     
  22. tenapasi

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    I am still using Yonex RDiS 100 Mid.
    Eversince i tried other people racquets from different brands, i concluded that Yonex is very underrated. Although i haven't try any Volkl player frame yet. Tried Powerbridge 8. Didn't like it. Kinda reminds me of my old BLX Pro Open.

    Tempted to try VCore Tour (89 or 97) or 95D. But cannot find anyone who have that racquet.
    Tried VCore 100S. Didn't like it.

    I am glad i stock up RDiS 100 Mid. This racquet is awesome.
     
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  23. rofl_copter3

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    Currently using a pair of rdis 200 mp's and really like them for their feel and spin I just wish they were a bit stiffer...

    I really want to get a set of rdis 100 mp's but I can't find them anywhere...
     
  24. N23

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    ^ rofl copter3

    I have an rdis100mp and willing to trade for the rdis200mp. Gimmie an shout via my profile.
     
  25. N23

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    I have an rdi100mp and willing to work something out for the 200mp.
     
  26. !<-_->!

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    ive got some rdis mids if any of you want to stock up
     
  27. Rozroz

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    for all you Yonex RDiS 200's out there..
    what's your level? i wanna order it but i'm afraid the heavier version might be too much for me (i'm a 4-4.5), age 39, started playing around 8yrs now...
    i need help deciding on regular vs lite version (cannot demo. have to take a chance here).
    thanks!
     
  28. Seth

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    I'm a 4.0, moving toward 4.5. I don't think you'll have any trouble with the weight.
     
  29. Rozroz

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    thanks. can you please explain why, from your experience?
     
  30. Seth

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    It's a just a really easy frame to swing. If you go back to the thread dedicated to the RDiS 200, look at what Power Player most recently wrote. The frame supports all game styles, whether you're serving and volleying or having to grind out defensive points. Enough heft to drive a heavy ball, but not so much that you have to start your backswing 15 minutes ahead of time. Very, very versatile stick.

    The reason I think the weight won't be an issue is I just came from a Wilson 6.1, which weighed 12.3. This frame feels considerably lighter, at only 11.7 (maybe closer to 12 ounces with an overgrip and dampener). So, even though it's only slightly lighter than the 6.1 on paper, it feels and swings a good deal easier.
     
  31. Rozroz

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    to save some thread space, could you check the reply i just gave at the RDiS 200 thread? we could continue there :) thanks.
     
  32. Brian11785

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    Didn't get a response in the thread I started. Maybe this is the place for it:

    I am curious how the new Ivanovic stick, the EZONE Xi 98 compares with her old one, the RQIS 1 Tour XL. I currently use the RQIS and really like it. Just wondering if, when I upgrade (and when these are dirt-cheap), the EZONE is the way to go.
     
  33. Klatu Verata Necktie

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    I've been using the Yonex RDS002 Tour for many years and have no intention on switching anytime soon.
     
  34. Brian11785

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    Never played with it, but going on aesthetics alone, it's one of my favorite Yonex racquets ever.
     
  35. Sander001

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    I have it too but I haven't hit with it for years. Until yesterday and it was amazing, unreal. I wish they still made them.
    What strings do you like on it?
     
  36. Gasolina

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    After more than a year with my RQiS tour i'm putting it down. Just can't get over the lack of easy power and the lack of free points. I do appreciatenthe lessons that stick taught me, like early preparations, taking big cuts and working angles. I will miss my favorite shot, the inside out backhand slice approach :)

    Now back to the XL 95 version, but only temporary..... As back to searching again.

    3 sticks now draw my interest, the cheap rdis 200, the xi 98, and the 95d. Anyone here can compare one from the other?

    The rdis 200 seem perfect, but scared with the 61 flex w/c was the same as my Tour, w/c i think was responsible for the low power.

    The xi98 address the flex issue, being closer to the XL 95. Thought i'd get away from severely tapered beams this time around, to open up my spin window. Plus its pricey.

    The 95d, which i heard was pretty powerful, is the heaviest of the three. Concerned about the lack of plow with the 317 sw. I like my sticks to the 330 range. Leading it up might make it too heavy, as i had oroblems with sticks heavier than 12 oz.
     
  37. zapvor

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    can you send me email please? click my profile
     
  38. zapvor

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    i am using the rqis and its my favorite racket to date. not switching yet
     
  39. In D Zone

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    I tried leaving both RQiS 1 Tour and the XL 95 - somehow I kept coming back to the 2 frames.

    The main difference I observed was switching the string set up from hybrid to full poly (Cyber Flash). The full poly set up offers more pop which add more pace and power to my shots. I do not need to hit every swing harder but focused more on consistency and control.
     
  40. XFactorer

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    Try the VCORE 89 Tour. I was with the RQiS 1 Tour for a long while, too.
     
  41. heftylefty

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    Dude, I have to agree!! I am with the RQiS 1 Tour and I love this stick. My game as really improved with it.

    I have demo the VCORE 89 Tour and WoW, what a sweet stick. Once I retire my RQiS 1 Tours, I will move up to the 89s.
     
  42. stringertom

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    Forgive me Yonex bros, I have sinned and briefly switched two years ago to the Head YTPP. I stopped playing last year due to a hefty work schedule and sold off all but one of my Head frames and it's unstrung for a while so when I hit the courts recently I pulled out an OLD RDti70 88 and realized how much I still like it...even a stale and very ordinary syn gut stringbed is really responsive in this classic.

    When I upgrade this next Spring, which of the newbies in the Yonex line would you suggest...my evolution through their sticks started with the RD-7 and then the RD Tour (why I quit on it still baffles me). I liked the MP-1 Mid the most of any of the post-millenium sticks. I'm kinda leaning towards one of the Vcore Tour models...89 or 97???

    Thanks in advance for being there in my moment of confession!
     
  43. Nostradamus

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    when are the new rackets coming out ? they have the answer the new aeropros and Wilson spin rackets
     
  44. Boricua

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    I can tell you the 97 is low powered and quite precise and very solid. I traded in 2 vcore 97 to TW as I prefer the APD for my stroke technique. The ones I traded in should get to TW next week and I used them a couple of times so they are new. 4 and one quarter grip size. Early next year the 310 model will be sold in case you prefer it lighter. The 330 model is good for driving the ball but for loopy topspin and circular forehand motion like mine is not the way to go
     
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  45. purple-n-gold

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    the new vcore xi 98 and 100 are on pre-sale
     
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    new to yonex

    just switched from a 15 years commitment with wilson rackets, i got the vcore 89 ... its being strung at the moment still did not hit with it yet ... i hope it meets my expectations. there is something appealing in the yonex brand, when i first received the new vcores i just felt that this is so special and unique.
     
  48. stringertom

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    Good luck with the new stick! Curious as to your previous Wilson frame and string set-up??? Will you stay with the same string? Keep us updated...I had moved away from mids with the Head YTPP and RDS002Tour bcoz I like a 16M and Head's only 16M is MP while Yonex chose not to go MS with the 002's. An isometric 89 really hits more like a MP, IMO...sweetspot is huge vs PS85/90's!
     
  49. Nostradamus

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    It saids new xi 100 is for baseliners. I am serve and volleyer so I am disappointed
     
  50. purple-n-gold

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    bleh, true 4.5s can use a broom..lol

    ..if you like the PD you should give the 100 a try, I was using the PD before switching to the 100s. D@mn presale, I got a spare 100s that I'm thinking of trading in for the new one, the new pj is sweet although stiffer too.
     

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