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  1. Fed Kennedy

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    Bumping this epic thread as I contemplate my return to YY...

    The nominees
    Vcore 95D
    Rdis 200 320g
    Ezone xi 100

    might have to get all three lol
     
  2. zapvor

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    those 3 are fairly different. me, i want a rqis 2
     
  3. BC1

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    I am a yonex fan now for sure. Been playing with the 310 tour and love it. Thouhght I wouldn't find anything better. However, played with the ezone Xi 100 today, strung with yonex poly tour pro 125 yellow, and wow! I'm in love with it as well. Different types of racquets of course but I surprisingly found them interchangeable. BOTH are amazing. The squarish head shape use to bother me, but no more. You cant go wrong with either racquet!!
     
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  4. SPRacket

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    Does anyone know if yonex is going to come out with new version with 95 square inch headsize i demoed the 95D and thought i liked it a lot but can't buy it anymore and just curious if yonex is going to make newer version or anything
     
  5. Nostradamus

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    Any New great rackets coming out soon ??
     
  6. tistrapukcipeht

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    BC1,

    I'm in the same boat, since the Ezone Xi came out I demoed was love at first glance specially comparing to what they told me to demo- Babolats, lol, no match. I did very well with the Ezones then I moved to the VCore Tour 97 310 as well, I loved it too, but I didn't sell my Ezones, I still have them, but the slices and flat shots with 310 seem to be more precise, topspin isn't good but still does well, I don't know man it's just hard to choose between these Yonex racquets.

    I played with VCore Xi 98 too, but felt it was too powerful and less forgiving than these 2.

    For double I still have my Yonex Ezone xi Team, though I haven't been playing much doubles lately.

    My string is the Poly Tour Sspin and the HS, I like those more, less power.
     
  7. BC1

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    ^^^^^ ive also tried the vcore 95, the vcore 98, the vcore Xi 98, the ezone xi 98, and the vcore tour 330. They are all very nice, but for me nothing beats the tour310 or ezone xi 100. Great all around racquets. Both surprised me. The ezone Xi 100 is actually same weight as my 310 and sw is higher. Very solid racquet all the way around. But the 310 seems to be perfect for any type of play.
     
  8. BC1

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    To me, the exone Xi 100 has the power of the pd, but is more solid feeling, has better Control and doesn't feel stiff at all. Its very comfortable.

    ... but it could have something to do with the strings as well. I love the poly tour pro 125 strings. Probably the best all around poly ive tried, but they are fresh. I have to see how they are after a few matches.
     
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  9. Fed Kennedy

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    Agree the Ezone is GOATing...totally overlooked 100si racquet

    Decided to get rdis200 also, like the soft feel plus mass

    Will do a runoff between the too
     
  10. purple-n-gold

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    Still rockin my modded Vcore 100's for over a year now and I'm all in,,not looking elsewhere,,kept a couple of my"classic" sticks but everything else is gone. Picked up a couple of Vcore Xi 100 but haven't tried 'em yet.
     
  11. You Can't Be Serious

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    Heard a while ago they are coming out with a new 95 square inch model. Remember it took a year before the vcore 97 lighter version which Sabine was using a year ago was sold in USA.

    Also heard they were tweaking the Ezone models for Ivanovic and Kirilenko. Sources are reps who reported to dealers. In regards to materials and tweaks for Yonex tennis rackets it's good to read about new materials in regards to their golf and badminton rackets. There is something called I Ezone now used in their new golf clubs which I imagine will be used in tennis rackets.
     
  12. BC1

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    I'm curious to see if there is a noticeable difference. How stable is the vcore 100 against hard shots, any problems when hit outside the center? The lighter wesight and hl specs have concerned my with this racquet so I never demoed, bur want to.
     
  13. purple-n-gold

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    Very stable. I played with the Aero and PD raqs for a few yrs and the 100s is supposed to be the closest to them, so this was why I initially demoed. The 100s is much more stable than those, I only added a few grams at 3 & 9. It volleys very hard hit shots sublimely,,it was the feel of the frame and net play that sold me.

    I've played with "few" different sticks the past six yrs and the 100s is my "perfect combination" of some of my favorite bats...6.1,MGPM,238.1,Aero. My 100s are 340g strung, not too heavy and not too light.
     
  14. Dream_On

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    What would be a newer racquet similar to an rdis 200?

    I currently use them but am down to 2 and would like some new racquets and I cant find them
     
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    How does that Ezone xi Team play? Is it pretty arm friendly? Do you know how it compares to the Ezone xi lite? The specs are pretty similar.
     
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    I'd like to know as well... Will Yonex be coming out with any new racquets soon?
    I'm assuming January 2014 will be a release date for something.
     
  17. Gut4Tennis

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    Is there a yonex adult contact that handles sponsorship?
     
  18. You Can't Be Serious

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    I believe Yonex is tweaking the ezone XI models for Kirilenko and Ivanovic and for the rest of us.
     
  19. tistrapukcipeht

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    Yes very arm friendly, the sweet spot is huge, the string pattern is very open, I have it with Yonex Poly Tour HS which is a great string, stiff and very solid so it can make up to the extra flex it has, I do not like flexible racquets, I like it a little firm for more control and to hold its ground.

    Never hit with EXiLite
     
  20. Nostradamus

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    Need a model that is extra length that is Made in Japan, Not in China.
     
  21. vandre

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    qft! I loved the rds003! wasn't that the last Japanese extended length stick they made? iirc everything in the rqis line was 27".
     
  22. huba01

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    My daughter is 13 year old and plays on the european junior tour and has the opportunity of a yonex or a prince sponsor ship. She is only 5ft 1 and weights a little less than 100 pounds but very strong technic. She has been playing the Babolat aero Strike with a strungh weight at 10.2 ounces
    . As she plays twice a day, a comfortable racket is very important and the question is if a jump up the Vcore Xi 100 or the Ezone Xi 100 would be too demanding as they are both around 11 ounces ? Does the Vcore swing easier ?
    She has been demoing the Prince Exo3 tour team strung with Beast xp and was very happy with it .
    Any comparison or recomendation would be highly appreciated as Yonex really stands out in terms of armfriendlyness.
     
  23. Sundan

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    The exo tour series is very armfriendly,so regarding comfort i would go with them,however some say they are lower powered so if she is small she may benefit from the power of the yonex frames,but i think they all are stiffer than the exo series,but she probably have the proper technique so it may not be a problem for her ?
     
  24. catfish

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    Thanks. I'm going to demo one. I tried the Ezone xi and it's a little heavy for me. Strung weight (with overgrip) is around 11.5.
     
  25. tistrapukcipeht

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    Just ask Yonex or read Yonex.com site and facebook, a lot of info from coaches and players.
     
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    I think she should be fine with the heavier racket. I coach a girl who's 11, and she just switched to a Babolat that weighs around the same as the Yonex. Took a few weeks to adapt, but now she plays even better.

    I'd say the ezone might be a little but more arm friendly, but I would recommend her to play with both at least a few full days each before making a decision.
     
  27. kungfusmkim

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    Top reasons I got with Yonex:

    1. extended grip for comfortable 2 handed backhand
    2. Originality and uniqueness of the brand and product
    3. Quality control
    4. Nalbandian was my favourite player to watch growing up (still is)
     
  28. huba01

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    Thanks for the advice, she has been on the court trying a demo of the vcore 100s from a local dealer for two days now and likes a lot. Loads of spin. Next its gonna be restrung with yonex poly tour pro which should be quite a bit softer than the revenge in the deom racket.
     
  29. eman resu

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    I got my first Yonex, a brand new Ultimum RD ti80, but can't play due to finger pain caused by a borrowed HPS 6.1 Strecth with small and slippy grip :(
    I used the Yonex once, already with a hurt hand, and was quite impressed from the baseline. Very maneuverable and versatile. Didn't feel very good on volleys, but that's the shot my finger feels the most, so I can't really blame the racquet yet.
     
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    vcore 100s

    funny thing is that I am a 6'6" 225 lb. adult, play with this racket and love it as well....go figger
     
  31. tistrapukcipeht

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    go with the VCore Xi 100 lite, or ezonxe xi lite, or ezone xi team (or plus if you like), one of these should be good for you.
     
  32. c_hari_c

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    Currently using the yonex vcore tour 89. Awesome stick. I wanted to have a backhand like Nalbandian and that's what made me switch to Yonex. Also the QC is very good for yonex. Love the "Made in Japan" on my racket.
     
  33. zapvor

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    you can never go wrong with a yonex. prince is good, but you have to be more picky. just got a rdx! love that line
     
  34. XFactorer

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    Any word on any upgrades or successors to the EZONE Xi line?
     
  35. D-Lite

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    I'd expect details to surface towards the end of this year and rackets to be available early next year.
     
  36. Swan Song

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    I have heard of an EZone Ai line for late 2013.
     
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  37. SPRacket

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    Thanks i recently bought used vcore 95d in a great condition. My xi 98 is more forgiving then the 95D but the fun on 95D is something else hopefully yonex comes out with something to replace the 95D.
     
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    Any Yonex decals out there for vehicle windows?
     
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    How does the xi 98 play? I've been wanting to get it for some time now without demoing, but I'm waiting for the price to drop. I'm using the RQiS 1 XL Tour 95 and feel I could use the larger headsize of the 98.
     
  40. SPRacket

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    It plays pretty well when i first started it felt weird with the head shape since this was my first yonex. I focus more on control over power so thats why i bought the xi 98 and i have to say its pretty nice. every now and then i get the perfect shot that actually has power. So overall i like it i say wait for the prices to drop or see if anyone is selling used in good condition. thats what i did with my 95D and i somehow got a really great deal on it. and like i mentioned it before in my experience xi98 was little more forgiving for me, but i also just started to use 95D so hopefully that experience goes well.
     
  41. SPRacket

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    also forgot to add this but when i first demoed i fell in love with it in an instance, compared to 3 other racquets that i did have. I spent like 5 minutes on the other 3 racquets in period of a whole week.
     
  42. Brian11785

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    I did not care for my demo. Though virtually identical to the RQIS XL, the xi 98 felt less stable, clunkier and (worst) somehow cheap feeling. I don't know how to describe it other than I felt disconnected from the stringbed. Love the cosmetics on it and was really hoping it would be the stick I jumped to eventually after the XL, but it did not impress me.
     
  43. Bartelby

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    The 98D is a good racquet, if you get an over spec model, but it is without feel as well with a Yonex 850 multifilament.
     
  44. Fed Kennedy

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    To me, the Rdis 200 is the best stick they have made recently. They need to get back to this kind of feel. The 95d is awesome too but the new vcore xi are just stifffffrr
     
  45. In D Zone

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    95D awesome frame! A tad stiffer than the Rqis 1 Tour and the XL. Sensitive to string tension, you will need to experiment a bit. Nice control and power is there when needed. No issue with stability specially when hitting against heavy hitter. The stiffness of the frame is there to act as a wall for excellent counter punching. Don't panic or try to overhit, relax and let your stroke and the 95 D do the work and you'll get rewarded.

    Sadly 95D has been discontinued, 3/8 grip availability even after market/ used is scares. I managed to score a nice 2nd copy after weeks of searching.
     
  46. XFactorer

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    Ai? What's that for?
     
  47. Fed Kennedy

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    It's either Anna Ivanovic or Allen Iverson
     
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    I can't wait for the new line to come out. I need something new. Go Yonex!
     
  49. SPRacket

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    Yeah i had a good session with the 95D yesterday and after getting the hang of it i have to say its definitely better then the xi98. Mine didn't have the the dampner so it felt off took it off my old racquet and it felt amazing. I think my xi98 is gonna be in the bag for a while.
     
  50. tistrapukcipeht

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    Ezone Xi is the best of all these 100 sq in racquets.

    97T is my choice for now, awesome frame, perfect almost, I have had more errors with it due to lower trajectory but I have been a little more accurate than with Ezone Xi.

    With the Ezone Xi I made little errors and were very consistent with better second serves.

    At some point I almost bought a RDiS 200 Lite because of its beauty, but let it go, also was too soft, but FedK is a RDiS200 lova.

    Anybody here using the shoes as well? You guys should definitely try the awesome shoes. I need to buy more shirts and shorts but didn't like this year's design.

    I saw Stan using a different color 308 in Gstaad, i wonder if they will sell that one. For now PC Lite has my name on.
     

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