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  1. BajeDuane

    BajeDuane New User

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    I tried the Yonex MP Tour 5 a couple years ago and fell in love with them. They were pretty beat up and relocated and changed to Dunlop 5 Hundred Tour. I could only deal with those rackets for a few months, I have recently gone back to the Yonex as you can see in my sig.
    I love Yonex rackets and everyone asks me to hit with my rackets and loves them too.
     
  2. JackB1

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    How does the RDS003 compare to the Dunlop 500 Tour....power-wise?
    Did you drop the Dunlop because it was too stiff?
     
  3. JackB1

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    just got my new RDIS 300's back from the stringer. Got XOne Biphase at 52 lbs and unfortunately I only got to hit for about 20 mins before the rain came. Power seemed good though so far. Spin seemed easy and was a nice racquet from the baseline. Can't wait to try it some more!
     
  4. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    Hope you like it; it's a great racquet fo rme, but everyone has their own and I do not believe that what is good for one is good for all. Having said that, you are the first RDiS 300 user (aside from my beautiful Zheng Jie) that I have encountered anywhere.

    Welcome to that unique, although not exclusive, club!

    Pls let us know how your strings and tension work for you! Thanks!
     
  5. ayuname

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    I'm noob and I use the RDS003 ahaha.
     
  6. ckthegreek

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    I've played with several racquets over my 25+ year tennis journey but never really had a chance to try out a Yonex racquet until recently.

    I picked up an RDS001 the other day and was quite surprised with the racquet's dampened feel and consistent response from all parts of the court. I was also quite surprised to see that it felt much lighter than the 315g suggests.

    I've also tried the RDS003 which I also really like.

    I'm switching from Babolat to Yonex but unsure as yet to which model.
     
  7. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    Welcome! I think you will find a racquet to your liking among the Yonex line. Maybe some of the posters on here can help you narrow down your choices to demo.
    Maybe if you gave a profile of your game it might be helpful.
     
  8. oedem

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    someone can compare MG rad pro to yonex rdis100 MP?
     
  9. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    This is a very nice racquet. I have five of them, but they are all strung with poly and I haven't seen the need to take a break from my RDiS 300, which I prefer, so I haven't restrung them with a string that is easier on the arm.
    Be sure to check out the TW review of the RDS 003 -- it's also the racquet that Tiffany uses.
     
  10. ayuname

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    Hey Zheng, maybe you can help me out.

    I've been playing pretty bad lately. I'm shanking like every other shot and my balls seem to fly out alot too. I restrung my racquets about 2-3 months ago.

    Do you think I'm playing very lazily and that I also should restring my racquets?
     
  11. teocem

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    I am done with rdis 100, it may be a good stick but it is too stiff for me and I believe if it is a good racquet, it is so for a better player than me, at least a proper 4,5 rated player.
    I have ordered a second hand Yonex rdx 500 midplus and am also looking for a Yonex rdis 300 to compare with it.
    I am totally uninterested with other brands at the time.
     
  12. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    I had a bad day with my play recently, and was wondering pretty much the same thing. Some wise advice: if the ball is hitting the fence (or going over it), it's probably your technique.
    If you're just missing your target by a few feet, maybe it's the strings.

    I was ready to pay a stringer to re-string mine...before I got these words of wisdom. he told me that everyone has a abad day -- thus saving me money as well as putting things into persepctive.

    Hope this helps.
     
  13. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    Good! Because Yonex has enough models out there that you should find one to your liking.
    Truly, they are the best quality racquets in the business.
     
  14. ayuname

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    Yeah, so I went out earlier and hit a little bit.
    I was just being lazy ahaha.
     
  15. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    I forgot to mention, in my anguish over my bad day, I wrote to Oscar Wegner, whose DVDs I cannot recommend highly enough. His advice: keep my racquet and look at my technique, specifically how open the racquet face is, and whether I was accelerating the racquet head JUST BEFORE (and not way before) the racquet met the ball.
    I was very happy to get all of the advice I did from people I respect. I love my RDiS 300.
     
  16. AndrewD

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    If the ball is hitting the back fence it most definitely IS your technique - no probably about it. If the ball is missing the target by a few feet (that is quite a lot in tennis) IT IS STILL your technique. Strings that are too loose will make it harder to hit the spot but a competent player will be able to make allowance for them. If you're missing by anything more than an inch or two, it's your fault.
     
  17. Sup2Dresq

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    Zheng,

    Sorry your knee is hurting. Wish you would of come out this morning. Was looking forward to meeting you and seeing your yonex collection.

    later gator

    Sup
     
  18. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    Thanks Sup
    I will try to make it next week. I am going to talk to my physical therapist about this when I see her this week.
    I can't bring my entire Yonex collection... :) too many racquets!!! But I will try to remember to put an RDS 003 in my bag for you to hit with if you wish.
     
  19. Murray_fan1

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    I thought I would ask some of you Yonex experts opinion on the RDis 300 vs the RDis 100 Midplus as I anxiously await the arrival of my demo's. From my understanding the RDis 100 Mp is kind of a compromise between the RDis 300 and the RDis 100 (93) ? I currently use a Becker Pro and although very nice, I find it too stiff for my arm and has too much power. I am interested in these two Yonex's as they seem to fit right in middle still fairly powerful, yet have decent flex and fairly low swingweight. Without a demo the 100 Mp sticks out to me as the weight (11.7) and balance seem right in my sweet spot. I would also like to know how these sticks rate on serves(flat down the T), as this is what attracted me to the Becker Pro and Pure Drive -phenomenal serving stick.

    A little about me 34 yrs old, 4.0, Big serve (Flat), Semi western forehand , 2HBH. I would consider myself primarily a baseliner but currently working on more of an all court game.
     
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  20. rosheem

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    RDiS100 vs. RQiS1 Tour

    I am looking for a new frame and thinking of trying Yonex.

    I'm looking for a very low-powered, control-oriented racquet, but most of those are too heavy and stiff.

    The RQiS1 looks like it might offer what I'm looking for: low-power, but still has some flex in the throat.

    The RDiS100 has two extra crosses, a smaller head-size, and a higher stiffness rating. To me, it would seem that this one should have even less power than the RQiS1?

    Has anyone tried both of these? Which one has less power? I read somewhere that the RDiS100 doesn't feel quite as stiff as the 68 rating would indicate...any coments on that? Flex is important to me because stiff frames tend to aggravate my elbow.

    Just some background:
    4.0 all-court player, big hitter/big spin. Looking for a racquet that will allow me to "hit out", but isn't too heavy and stiff. Right now I'm using the Wilson Kobra Tour, which has a 100 inch head and a ton of flex in the throat. I enjoy the flex and I think that it really helps keep my elbow healthy, but the combination of the large head size and open string pattern mean that I have to string it towards the 70 lb. range in order to reign in the power. Prior to the Kobra, I played with the K-Blade 98, but it was killing my elbow (stiff frame, not head-light enough).

    I'm searching for a racquet with low inherent power so that I can still use my favorite hybrid string combination (Luxilon BB/Weiscannon Explosiv) without having to string too tightly...so that I can still feel the ball on touch shots and at the net.

    The reviews of the RQiS1 mentioned that there was not enough pop on the serve. I like that...even with a slightly eastern backhand grip and lots of spin, I still have trouble controlling the power on my serve with this Kobra rocket launcher of mine. And for overheads or high-volleys, I feel like I have to get my opponents to sign a waiver before trying to lob me...just so much power.

    Thoughts or recommendations appreciated. I'll probably demo both, but wanted to reach out for some input while I'm in the process. Thanks!
     
  21. tfm1973

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    rosheem -- the RDiS 100 MP (red and white color) has a stiffness of 64. the RDS 001 (neon yellow and black color) has a stiffness of 67. oddly enough it appears the RDiS 100 has more power though.

    you may want to try the old Yonex Ultimum RD Ti-80 -- off the top of my head it's 11.8 ish weight, low 300 swingweight, 8 points headlight and a flex of 60 even i think. low power but great spin and touch.
     
  22. rosheem

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    Thanks...will take a look around. Those specs are right where I'm looking.
     
  23. oedem

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    nobody can help me?
     
  24. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    Have you used the TW University comparison charts?
     
  25. threed

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    Hey guys,

    Do you know which is the yonex racquet most simillar to the Head Youtek Radical MP.

    I am looking to demo, but i am not sure which one. I play mostly power game from the baseline, like the control of the radical, but like the forgiveness too.
     
  26. lawrence

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    I haven't been 110% loyal, I spent a LONG time going back and forth between my RQiS 1 Tour and my other rackets (PS85, K6.1 Team, N6.1 Team). But in the end I always come back to the Yonex.

    I feel like I hit sicker shots with Wilsons, but it's probably a placebo, because I definitely play better with the RQiS.
     
  27. ZhengJieisagoddess

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    Go to "TW UNIVERSITY"at the top of the page and choose Head Youteck Radical MP from the drop-down menus, then begin comparing it with Yonex sticks for the specific specs you feel are key. It sounds like you mostly want to be looking at stuff like Flex rating, head size and power grid. Some Head racquets, for instance, although they may be 6 or 7 " more head size than a Yonex racquet, have a smaller power zone.
     
  28. JackB1

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    played some more with my newly acquired RDIS 300 and I am still undecided. The feel is a little stiffer and more crisp than I thought it would be. Just not as "plush" feeling as I am used to. Power is a little on the low side of "medium". I strung it at 52 with a soft multi and think I will try 50 next time. Lots of topspin when you nail the shot. Feels a little light and unstable at times. Might have to add a little lead to rememdy that.
     
  29. JackB1

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    Hey Zheng! I lked the RDIS 300 a lot, but I think I am more used to a very soft and "plush" feeling racquet. The RDIS 300 is more of a "crisp" feel. Not bad...just different. I am coming off some bouts with tennis elbow, so softness is my #1 concern. If you are interested in picking up 2 more of these racquets, let me know. They are freshly strung with XOne Biphase 17.
     
  30. oedem

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    yes but I woul like to know users' opinion ;-)
     
  31. Murray_fan1

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    Well I received my demo's yesterday and I am overall very impressed with the new Yonex sticks. To my surprise the racquet I thought I would like the least is making me consider a switch. The RDis 100 (93) IMHO is one of the best overall sticks I have ever hit with. I found the racquet to have plenty of pop and spin on ground strokes and the pace I was able to generate on my serve was ridiculous. My hitting partner had noticed that I was hitting a considerably heavier ball and even better was the fact there wasn't any noticeable arm fatigue/soreness after 2 hrs of hitting. I think this may in part have a lot to do with the lower swing weight. I do not want to make any rash decisions after a couple hour hit and will need to spend a little more time with this stick along with a couple others (including the 100sq inch RDis) but if this continues to go well I may have to make a switch and join this Yonex loyalty tour.
     
  32. glpsace

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    part1...

    Hello everyone,

    I started a thread in the strings section but once it is related with yonex someone suggested to post it here so here it goes:


    I´m a 33 years old recreational player living in Portugal (do not ask me to evaluate myself since in Europe we don´t have your ranking system) that used to play a lot but now only play 1 or twice a week (between work and family there is just not enough time to do everything... if only one day had 33 hours)

    I have used many brands and always wanted to try Yonex brand since I played a few years ago with a friend´s yonex frame (can´t remember the model). So I found a good oportunity on **** (finally) for a TI80, that from my theoretical study will suit my style "perefectly". I like a good serve, volley a lot and also apreciate a good groundstroke ralley. Topspin is also apreciated as slicing the ball. Anyway... I´m an all court player. The only downside is my lack of great power which I don´t mind since I love playing the control. Since this frame is not the most powerfull one (grip is 4 3/ I have to be very carrefull with strings and tension.

    So the TI80, in my understanding, is the most underrated and "secret weapon" from the yonex family and usually people who understand it and its "secret" fall imediatly in love and either as a main or as a backup always care one around. I believe this is why they aren´t very easy to find, at least in Europe. Those who don´t like it or don´t understand its potential 90% of the time it is because they used the wrong strings or tension... and oh boy! This is probably the most sensible racket in this matter. It can be your most hated or loved frame just by the fact you have the wrong or right setup at the perfect tension... it is that sensitive! By the way I wanted the older version (orange/silver) but I got the latest one (red/blue) which is supposed to be the same.

    So, it is a fact that this particular frame requires the following "atention" so that one will be abble to feel its potencial and maybe unleash the beast on a lucky day:
    - Soft strings (this is a vital aspect) and still it will play with a metalic ping and feel in the first couple of hours. This will also (depending on the string) give you a total diferent feel about a small or huge sweetspot in the TI80.
    - High tensions (of course because of the softer string, my lack of power, and also because this model plays a world diference in higher tension compared to a lower one). We are talking 58/60 pounds for the smaller grips and for the 4 1/2 grip and above even 63 or 64 once that for those grips the racket is heavier and the stringing range goes all the way up to 65 pounds (manufacturer recomandation).
    This setup of string and tension choice is a crucial one to maximise this little undestood frame from Yonex.

    Of course than you have got the usually other facts from the Yonex familly that are:
    - a 2 piece stringing setup is better than a single one because of the head shape (so this favours an hybrid setup).
    - In a hybrid setup crosses usually at a couple of pounds lower than mains will work better for frame response and feel.

    Sorry about the very long introduction of myself and my frame. I think that in order to consult your expertise and expirient advice I need to give you the maximum information about me and the frame so that you can advice me on the better string for my frame and not the one you prefer. Of course I would love opinions about real experience with those strings you talk about and not only because you read about them... as I can also read myself
    For example, if a string works for you in spectacular way when strung at 50 pounds (but not at higher tensions) it won´t work for me because my frame requires higher tensions for better performance. You see what I mean? In order to advice me correctly you need to consider everything I wrote above.

    Another important aspect is that I realised because of a poor stringing job (usual in my city) and due to the caracteristics of certain strings, I would find the tension to lower dramatically in 2 or 3 weeks when I only played a couple of sessions with it. So with certain strings, the tension of the frame would gradually lower just by siting there. Therefore, a good tension hold is another important consideration in the choice of the string.

    So I´m going to give you the brands that I can manage to get because there are other very popular around here but I know by anticipation that I´m not going to be abble to get them.
    Also consider the fact (and this might be very important to me - just not decided yet what the best way) that in my city I can´t seem to find a good stringer and it drives me crazy! So that is why I will also consider a one piece stringing job and not only 2 (hybrids). If they can´t manage a one piece job... imagine with an hybrid. I know that for Yonex is better the second choice but due to professional lack in this department I don´t know yet if it is really the better solution. This is also why I don´t consider a natural gut all by itself. Because it is expensier and due to the fact that it requires even further skills from the stringer. As around here, ususally, when they ruin a stringing job with nat gut it is always the string fault I won´t risk even higher costs that the string itself already provides!
    If only I had the money I would buy a stringing machine and do it myself! But unfortunetly this lead me to my final consideration... cost! The cost of the string is also important... not by itself but when considering two similar strings in performance I will always go for the cheaper one. That is why I will give you the prices of my options so that you can take this also in your consideration to me. Don´t bother if the price is in Euros... it is only to give a comparison price between them.
     
  33. glpsace

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    part2...

    So here it goes:

    Brands I can manage to find - Topspin, Isospeed, Wilson, Prince, Pacific, Signum Pro, Luxilon, MSV, Tecnifibre, Babolat, Head, Kirschbaum.

    Brands I can´t manage to find - Gosen, Laserfibre, Klip, Weiss Cannon.

    I see 2 main options:

    1) -One string job;
    2) - An Hybrid job;

    I´m not sure yet the way to go...

    1) As Natural Gut is out of the question here because of its price and afraid that the stringer poor job might damage the string I will only consider Multis since they are softer than other options and within the multis I will give more value to the softer ones.

    Multis which includes also synthetic gut;
    - Babolat Xcel Power - 18,90€
    - Babolat Xcel Premium - 14,99€
    - Babolat Addiction - 11,90€
    - Tecnifibre X-1 Biphase - 21,50€
    - Tecnifibre NRG2 - 17,90€
    - Prince Premier with Softlex - 12,50€
    - Prince Synth. Gut Duraflex (PSGD) - 7,90€
    - Wilson K Gut Pro - 15,89€
    - Isospeed Professional - 13,49€

    Just a few considerations:
    I didn´t inserted Wilson NXT because it was said by many TI80 users that this string just do no work in this frame.
    I would not consider as my main choice PSGD only by its price because it looses tension very quickly.
    Finally I considered the Babolat addiction also (even if I know it is not the best option) due to the price/quality relation.
    For me, from what I read I would choose Babolat Xcel Power if I decide for a multi job. Also because a TI80 user state that for him at 60 pounds it is the best he tried for this frame (besides natural gut of course).
    But please.. enlight me more on this multi matter.

    2) Hybrid job;

    Despite all my fears with Nat gut prices and the problem with stringing it I can only see one option for the mains in the TI80... and that is Natural Gut!
    It won´t be Babolat VS (too expensive - 34,95€) but I can´t manage with 2 other options:

    Mains:
    - Babolat Tonic - 24,95€
    - Pacific Classic Natural Gut - 25,95€

    Despite the price I really don´t know which is better in a hybrid.

    For crosses I have too options:
    Either copoly/poly or multi/synthetic gut. Despite the fact that the poly won´t work by itself very good in the TI80. In a hybrid I´m considering it due to tension hold performance. Together with the Natural Gut some sets can hold the tension very well indeed... it seems to be the case with the new Signum Pro copoly:
    Crosses:
    Copoly/Poly:
    - Signum Pro Hyperion - 7,50€
    - Signum Pro Tornado - 8,90€
    - MSV Focus Hex - 4,90€

    Here in terms of price the MSV seems the way to go... but from what I have read Hyperion has power (which I lack) and holds very well. Someone had it working for 5 weeks on a regular base while Babolat Pro-Hurricane only hold 8 hours! Tornado is more about control... which I blieve the TI80 already gives me plenty at 60 pounds.
    Please advice...

    the Only multi /synth gut I can consider together with Natural gut is PSGD because of the price. Anything else I refered before gets too expensive with Natural gut. But please advice...

    Multi/Synth. Gut:
    - Prince Synth. Gut with Duraflex - 7,90€

    The only issue is that it looses tension quickly... even if less when in a hybrid with Natural Gut. Still for feel, control, power and getting a comfortable hitting at the ball I believe it is a very good option.

    So my friends. As you can see I have a few ideas... just not sure about the way to go. If you could be me but with your experience and after considering everything I just wrote... what would you choose to do?

    There are obviously other models of strings within the brands I can manage to find. I only considered the ones above because they seemed to me the better options. Please be free to give me other ideas or models that you know about... by experience.

    I´m terribly sorry about the very long post, but please understand. I want the best advice for me... not just an enumeration of your favourite string.
    If after reading all this (given you got so far) you can still manage to answer me... I will be thrilled and really apreciate your effort and kindness!

    Thank you all very much and congratulations to the forum. I follow it for along time and I believe it is a great start for the less enlighted ones like myself.

    God bless you all...
     
  34. JackB1

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    If anyone else is interested.....http://s221.photobucket.com/albums/dd84/jack592285/Yonex/
     
  35. AndreFan

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    what is best way to maximize both power and spin on the non-tour RDS 002? What is best string set-up and tension? Lead needed? If so, I want to keep it as head light as possible and not greatly raise swingweight.

    Also, will there be a RDIS 002 non-tour? Thanks!!!!
     
  36. glpsace

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    This is urgent guys!

    I was considering several high quality multi strings and hybrids for the Yonex TI80 (I order online from another country here in Europe). But Tomorrow I need to string my TI80 urgently and have to rely on the few strings I have available around here.
    Those are:
    Wilson Sensation 15L
    Head Rip Control 16
    Babolat Magic Force 16
    PSGD 16

    Those are the softer strings I can manage to find for tomorrow. As you know TI80 is very string sensitive and therefore needs a soft string strung at 60 pounds (4 3/8 grip size).
    From the bunch I believe the Wilson sensation to be the softest even if the string available is the thicker one (gauge 15L). I never used any of those as a full multi job except for the synth. gut. I found PSGD a little stiff and I believe in the TI80 the feel would be even worse. It is also the cheapest one. The other 3 brands, curiously will cost me the same. I know all of them have flaws, especially in durability and holding tension (except for PSGD) but my choice is reduced to one of them. I still believe the sensation might be the softest one and with better feel in the TI80.
    Can you Yonex users help me? If some TI80 user could give me one of those string feedback in the TI80 that would be excelent!
    Thank you very much. I need to decide very quickly on this one!
     
  37. AndreFan

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    Does anybody have any input into my questions regarding RDS 002? thanks so much.
     
  38. in[k]

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    RDS 001 is now on sale!
     
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    On any Yonex Iso head, I have found that 4 grams of lead, placed 2 grams at 10 and 2 grams at 2, really helps stabilize the upper hoop without impacting the balance much.

    Stringing is so personal, you'll just have to experiment. I have used everything, polys, multis, syn guts and hybrids of them all, and settled on Gosen SM 17, 55 on the mains and 52 on the crosses as a perfect setup in both the 001s and 002s. Your style may dictate something else.

    Main thing is to string the crosses 5% lower than the mains. Don't know why, but it really does improve string bed response and feel.

    -k-
     
  40. Kcraig

    Kcraig Professional

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    I have been playing with the Prince Tour Diablo MPs for the last several yrs and love their control and flexy feel--however they are certainly unstable against bigger hitters. I am 4.0-4.5 baseliner (mostly singles) and do hit with some 5.0+ players now and then and the Diablo can get pushed around pretty good. Been demoing some new sticks, most recently the Pure Storm Tour GT and it did the best with in the stability/plowthrough area, but at 333SW and 12.3oz strung/og it was too much on serves and wore me out.

    With all that said--I have a demo of the RDiS 100MP coming in to try out as the specs looked about perfect for me. I figure after I add the overgrip and dampner it should weigh in right at 11.9 and have a SW of around 325ish. I hvae never hit a Yonex frame before---Really looking forward to hitting w/ it---:confused What should I expect? :confused: Any experience out there with the RDiS 100MP (98")? Thanks:)
     
  41. ayuname

    ayuname Semi-Pro

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    I recently got my RDS001 back and it feels awesome. :)
     
  42. rosheem

    rosheem New User

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    New Yonex Loyalty Tour Member

    RQiS 1 Tour.

    Arrives tomorrow...can't wait to string it up.

    I usually string with a hybrid combo of two very different strings: Weiscannon Silverstring (stiff, crisp) and Weiscannon Explosive (ultra-elastic, plush, buttery, explosive).

    It will be fun playing around with this hybrid in a lower-powered frame. In my Wilson Kobra, I have to crank up the tension to about 70 lbs. to tame the frame's power. I feel that this diminishes some of the feel, especially from the Explosiv.

    I'm thinking of starting at 56 pounds. Any special considerations when stringing a 2-piece job on this frame?

    I read somewhere to go 2 pounds lower on crosses? I usually go 6 pounds higher with my cross to add some compensation for the higher elasticity of the multi. I also think that stringing the multi higher helps to stabilize inherent tension loss of the poly.

    Maybe I'll start at 56 for poly mains and go equal at 56 for multi crosses to adjust for unique frame geometry.

    I'm sure I won't get it right the first time, but the closer I can get, the less string and time I will have to go through.

    Do I need to start crosses at throat for this?

    I'll do a search on that last point but appreciate any thoughts.
     
  43. teocem

    teocem New User

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    Yonex RDX500 midplus vs RDIS300

    Today I played with RDX500 mp, this is a very interesting stick. Unbelievable stability if you have long fluent shots, not easy for double handed backhand, and terrible serving racquet.
    I will try rdis 300 this weekend, hope it will be more playable for a 4.0- 4.5 level player for different shots without compromising from rdx500's groundshot quality.
    Can anyone comment on comparing these two racquets ?
     
  44. rosheem

    rosheem New User

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    Just found one answer- start crosses at head, which is how I've always done it
     
  45. Murray_fan1

    Murray_fan1 Professional

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    Just purchased my first Yonex!! After several demo's I finally decided on the RQIS 1 Tour XL. I originally thought the RDIS 100 mid was going to be the one, but on suggestion from my local pro shop I decided to take the RQIS out for a hit. Am I ever glad I did. What a stick!!!! It has all the attributes I was looking for in a racquet. Great maneuverability, stability, just the right amount of pop and an outstanding stick for serving. I felt like I could not miss with this racquet. I now understand why Yonex sticks are so highly regarded.
     
  46. Woodersen

    Woodersen New User

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    Congratulations. I think you went with a very good racket. I have two myself and absolutely love it and I've played with both the RDiS 100 Mid and Mid-Plus. The Mid-plus in my opinion is closest to the RQiS 1 Tour XL, but I find the XL to be more in my sweet spot than the RDiS 100 MP.
     
  47. rosheem

    rosheem New User

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    Me too.

    Keep us posted on your experiences with dialing in a string setup. From some of your other posts, it seems that you've had plenty of experiences with different poly set-ups.

    I'm going to start with my favorite hybrid of WC Silverstring 1.20 in the mains at 56 and WC Explosiv crosses at 58. (Not going to mess around with trying different brands until my reels run out anyway)

    My hope is that with the low power of this frame, I'll be able to keep my tensions down so that I can maximize feel on volleys.
     
  48. Murray_fan1

    Murray_fan1 Professional

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    I am going to start out with Weiss Cannon Turbo Twist and go from there. I have plenty of different poly's kicking around to try and will definitely post my thoughts. Good luck with your new stick!!!
     
  49. rosheem

    rosheem New User

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    Did some hitting in my basement drop-hit laboratory with the new RQiS 1. Feels great so far. I love the handle. Initially I thought my tension was too high at 58/60, but after the strings settled in, it felt nice.

    Might go without the vibe damp. There is a slight vibration I'm getting without the dampener. It's a nice vibration though...Some frames have annoying vibration, this one has a nice one.
     
  50. SFrazeur

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    It's got a nice low vibration to it. Great feel without being harsh.

    -SF
     

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