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  1. JackB1

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    How does that 300 play strung at 50? Is it too powerful?
     
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    What FREE items am i getting in this Tour ?
     
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  3. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    No, actually 50 is at the lower end of the recommended stringing range. That's not to say i haven't hit my share of long shots with it; I have. But that's my fault, not the racquet's.
    For me -- and I have playtested and researched many others -- this racquet is perfect.
     
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  4. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    For an intial investment in a few Yonex racquets, you get quality and the ability to play your best. Intangibles. But free.
     
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  5. netman

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    Demoed them all. Prince, Wilson, Dunlop, Head, Fischer, Volkl and on and on. Yonex frames were simply better, more comfortable and better built
     
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    Absolutely!!!! I just ordered my sixth RDiS 300. I love this racquet!!
     
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  7. AndrewD

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    I use Yonex and I like the way they play BUT I don't see the need to go overboard.
     
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    Is it better than the RQIS tour-2 ??
     
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    RDiS and RD-7 forever.
     
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  10. JackB1

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    Hey, I just picked up a couple myself. Could u give me some direction on what tension to string at? I got some red Technifibre XOne Biphase ready to slap on.
    Mid tension would be 52, 53. I usually string mid to low due to the added comfort, but I don't want too much pop. Can you make a recommendation? thanks.
     
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  11. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    Well,, it all depends on how good you are. I strung mine at 50, because I have some arm pain (not because of the racquet, but my technique) and because I want to be able to take a full cut at the ball and not have it go flying.
    You could probably get away with stringing it at a higher tension...but I am just supposing that you ar emore advanced as a player than I am.
     
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  12. leafscat

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    Our local shop has a demo program that lasts a month. Try as many racquets as you like over that 30 day period (max 2 at a time). Needless to say I demo'd a number of racquets. I only tried the RDiS 300 because all of the more "popular" racquets were out of the shop or I had already tried them. I demo'd the RdiS 300 for a week, after that week I asked if I could keep it another week ;-). I ended up purchasing one and have loved it ever since. For others out there looking for a new racquet I suggest demoing a Yonex. I stumbled upon them and am now a convert.

    Quick question - Does anyone know what tension Yonex strings the demos at? It had Yonex 850 Pro in it and I assume it came strung from the factory since the local shop doesn't sell Yonex string. I have it strung right now at 58 with Wilson Sensation and it is performing just fine. I have purchased the 850 Pro from TW however and will go with that next.
     
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  13. JackB1

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    50 is pretty low. You dont have too much power at 50? You do realize that the lower you go, the more power you get, right? I only ask that because you mentioned wanted to be able to take a full cut and not have it go flying?
     
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  14. JackB1

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    Demos are usually strung at mid tension, which would be 52,53 for the RDIS 300. 58 is towards the top end of the range (45-60) so that should give you a lot of control with less power. How are you finding the power level with it strung at 58?
     
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  15. leafscat

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    Thanks, for the info. It is not as powerful as the demo. I do like to take a full swing so it hasn't been a big problem. I actually found the level of control on the demo to be quite good, therefore I haven't noticed a huge difference in control on ground strokes. I do notice that I have more control on my serve. Flat serve not quite as hard...but it goes in ;-) I think when it is time for new strings I will go with Yonex 850 Pro at 56. Can't hurt to experiment.
     
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  16. JackB1

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    throw some Technifibre XOne Biphase in RED on that frame. Great soft multi string and the red looks great on the white/red frame w/ a red grip :)
     
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    Thanks for pointing that out...I have to figure out a tension that will maximize the comfort for my arm (my racquets already is pretty arm-friendly in and of itself) and one that will let me take a decent cut at the ball.
    If I generate topsin (and hit the ball correctly), the ball will land within a couple feet of the baseline if I am hitting from behind my baseline. (At least it was for my lessons; I find that when I get into a rally situation with my buddies, it's a bit more difficult.)
     
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    lower tension and thinner strings = more comfort, but if you go too low, the ball will have a lot of "trampoline effect" and go flying on you.

    so are you saying 50 is good?
     
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    That's what I am wondering now -- in training conditions, it seems just right; but in a rallying situation with buddies, it can go flying.
    I am, frankly, at a quandry as to what to do.
     
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  20. JackB1

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    I am going to try mine in the middle, at 52 or 53.
    I'll report back after I get em strung and try em out.
     
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  21. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    I talked to the experts at TW and they are recommending that I go up to 55 or 57, but I think I am going to try 50 lbs for a while longer -- because I am basing my panic on just one bad experience. Gotta give it more time. The recommended stringing tension is 45-60 -- so I am not way at the bottom of the scale. A few more pounds and I'd be right in the middle anyway. So I am going to wait and see.
    Besides -- restringing six racquets is gonna be kinda costly! So I'd better be sure...
     
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  22. JackB1

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    Did they give a reason for telling you to go even higher than the middle (52,53)?
     
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  24. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    I am thrilled for you!!!! Welcome to that exclusive (yet always welcoming) group of people who truly appreciate the quality and delicious handling of Yonex racquets.
    I am especially happy to hear that it has helped with your arm pain. You may want to try some exercises that appeared in the NY Times recently for TE to fight this -- not sure how they help the shoulder, though.
    My sixth RDiS 300 arrived today...I keep waiting for Tiffany to try this as it is a bit heavier than her RDS 003, and yet somehow easier (at least to me) to swing.
    You women are the best!!
    Congratulations!
     
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  25. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    No. But note that, at 50 lbs, my racquet is approaching the middle -- another reason why I am going to hit with this tension for a while yet before concluding that I am swinging a trampoline instead of just hiotting the ball wrong.
    Using Occam's razor on my tennis, it's probably the latter, because that is the simplest andmost probable explanation for my home run balls.
     
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  26. JackB1

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    if you are missing by a few feet.....its the tension. If you are hitting the back fence....its technique.
     
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    Congrats, I think Kana should be given a key to the Yonex users' executive bathroom (and kudos for the use of the word 'plethora' on the blog, it's a good'un.)

    I use the RQiS 1 Tour light too, with ALU power roughs at 57lbs. I've got the heavier RDS001MP too but I keep coming back to the RQiS (also dealing with a shoulder issue so a slightly lighter racquet is a good idea.)

    Group hug.
     
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  28. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    Tonight I met my first fellow Yonex user, a Vietnamese woman who was hitting on the court next to my son and I with the Yonex RQ iS 2 Tour. My son noticed it first, when he said, "Hey dad, that woman is using a racquet like yours!" And sure enough, the cosmetics are very similar , with the white and red colors.
    But she was hitting much better than me.
     
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  29. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    It's technique.
     
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  30. Edstringer13

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    if anybody wants i have a Yonex RQS 11 brandnew to sell for $130 shipped,grip 4 5/8.just leave your contact info,and i'll contact you.
     
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  31. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    This was Yan Zi's racquet before she switched to Wilson.
     
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  32. film1

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    Has anyone played with an rd23?
     
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    I follow Yonex at twitter.. They just twitted on this thread as follows:
    yonex_tennis Pretty awesome thread called "Yonex 110% Loyalty Tour". We love everyone, ESPECIALLY YONEX USERS!!! http://bit.ly/sj3SK http://bit.ly/1JjCWPabout 1 hour ago from web
    Interesting huh ??!!
     
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    I am very happy that my love for Yonex and my starting this thread has made such a great impact! I just wish they would send me the poster they said they would...
     
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    Our thread mentioned by Yonex on Twitter

    I just twitted a message on behalf of us all, thanking them for their recognition...
     
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  37. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    On behalf of me and my soon to be thirteen Yonex racquets, thank you!
     
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  38. vndesu

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    love yonex look at my sig x.x
     
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  39. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    I have four -- no, five -- Yonex bags, but mainly use the Pro Series and sometimes the Beijing Special, which is one sweet-looking work of art.
     
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  40. in[k]

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    After demoing the rds 001 mid, I have decided that it is the racquet for me :)

    Will post pics later.
     
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  41. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    Great! Is this your first Yonex racquet?
     
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  42. in[k]

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    Yes sir! Actually after I read this thread, I thought I'd give it a demo.

    Thanks guys :)
     
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  43. vndesu

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    yeah i just got a rds001 mid a few eeks ago and not regreting it.
    bout to string it up with sum pro hurricanes tour tonight =]
     
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  44. AndrewD

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    Don't you mean - you starting this thread and everyone else keeping it going? Without all of the other posters who've contributed, it would have been nothing more than you talking to yourself. Full marks for starting the thread but its success is due to them, not just you.
     
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  45. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    You are quite right.
     
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  46. zerox277

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    Hi guys, i play with Yonex RDS 001 MP. And i string with gosen micro super at 75 pounds. I've been thinking of getting the RDIS 100 MP. When i look at the specs their exactly the same as the RDS 001, how does it compare to eachother? what are the cons and positives?
     
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  47. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    Check out the comparisons you can do on the TW University -- the RDiS 100MP has a larger sweet spot, for one thing. Significantly larger. But there are other considerations as well: fiddle around with what you can plug in there; it's a fascinating tool.
     
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  48. Woodersen

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    After playing with Pro Kennex, Prince, Babolat and Wilson, I think I've finally found my brand of choice. Started with the RQiS 1 Tour, which I love. From there I bought a RDiS 100 MP, which I found to be a great racket. Silky smooth when technique is good. Just recently upgraded my RQiS 1 Tour to the RQiS 1 Tour XL 95. That racket is just in my sweet spot and just today there was a good deal at my local shop on the RDS 002 Tour. Haven't hit with it yet, but wanted to know what should I be expecting from that racket? I string my rackets with Gamma Pro 17 at 55lbs.
     
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    Yonex replies from Twitter

    Yonex company replied to me on Twitter as I sent them a message on their mention of this thread on Twitter.
    They are thanking all those that contribute to this thread:

    yonex_tennis @TeomanKadioglu We are happy to see what our loyal users have to say about our products. Thank you and all in the thread for the kind words.....about 4 hours ago from web in reply to TeomanKadioglu
     
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  50. Slaz

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    Yonex is by far my favorite racquet brand !

    Specs are spot on and you never get arm problem !
     

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