Yonex Pim-Pim PJ - pics and specs

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  1. Dino Lagaffe

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    I got two of Pim-Pim's Yonex RDX500 Mids, one blacked out and the other with an RDS001 PJ.

    Specs
    Weight: 370 g / 13.05 oz
    SW: 349
    Flex: 63
    Balance: 32 cm

    Numbers based on the blacked out racquet. The yellow PJ hardly differed at all, one SW-point and one point for the flex.


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  2. hcb0804

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    Why the heck does anyone care about this?? Who the hell is Pim
    Pim??!!:confused:
     
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  3. Gorecki

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    what? wait a minute?... what hapenned to this thread?
     
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  4. Dino Lagaffe

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    Sorry for the confusion, I put the specs and pictures in a new thread, that's all...
     
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    You should be banned for this statement.
     
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  6. Gorecki

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    oh.. my bad... i should have looked at my own posts.

    anyways.. i have been talking to eric! nice guy it seems!
     
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  7. hcb0804

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    Oh, Joachim Johansson, woo-hoo......a washed up, flash in the pan has been.

    How exciting (yawn):neutral:
     
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    wow, he aced Agassi 51 times in match?!
     
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    In a way, facing a great returners gives you move motivation to hit unreturnable serves
     
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  10. Dino Lagaffe

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    Yes, very friendly. Hope things work out for you.

    Yes, I've played the yellow one for a couple of hours. It is Pim-Pim's strings, Alu Power and VS Team hybrid. I have one stock RDX500 Mid and one stock RDS001 Mid and the yellow PJ feels pretty close to them, in spite of the difference in specs. I guess what I'm trying to say is that the pro stock feels very playable, very maneuvarable.

    Stock RDX500 Mid - Pim-Pim
    336 g / 11.85 oz :Weight: 370 g / 13.05 oz
    316 :SW: 349
    65 :Flex: 63​
     
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  11. Six.One.Tour.90FAN

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    some one just got SERVED :D

    90
     
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  12. Gorecki

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    you got some stuff too?


    @Dino

    you are saying that despite being 50 grams heavier it doesnt feel that way?
     
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    ^^me?

    not a chance, that was too hcb0804
     
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  14. The Pure One

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    @ Dino:

    Have you checked if there is lead under the bumper guard?

    The grip is leather or synthetic? Silicon in the handle?
     
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  15. Dino Lagaffe

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    Right, sort of. When I first hit with it I was really surprised at the way it felt and thought it would be very close to stock, specswise. Playing the stock and the pro stock version side by side, one can obviously feel the weight difference. I've played with a bunch of leaded and "unleaded" heavy racquets over the years, but seldom have I found a more well-rounded and maneuverable racquet. So, playing it on its own it doesn't feel very heavy, side by side with a stock racquet you do appreciate the solid feel.
     
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  16. Dino Lagaffe

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    I have not checked under the bumper guard, but there should be lead there. There is a leather grip. Yes there is some weight in the handle. The handles are custom made Head ones, and they are not hollow. There is something hard right inside the trap door, but it doesn't seem like foam.
     
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  17. Gorecki

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    i thougt you were saying you got some pim-pim racquets too... my misunderstanding.
     
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  18. Gorecki

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    yayks... they have head grip shape? omg... im suspect im gonna love those two babies who are coming my way...
     
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  19. goldenyama

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    Sounds like an awesome frame. Do you feel like the weight is concentrated at the ends of the racquet? If this is a polarized, 370g frame that is very maneuvarable it must be unbelievable for groundies:)

    By the way Dino, as an OS user and an Agassi-**** myself, have you ever seen or do you know of anyone who has an Agassi frame?
     
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  20. Gorecki

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    two of those ladies just landed in portugal... :) rds001 pj btw...
     
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  21. Mdubb23

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    Got one in RDX-500 paint, and could get up to three more. Sweet, sweet frame.
     
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  22. Gorecki

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    the bumpers are a bit worn out... i wonder wich ones will fit, or if the rds ones will do ok?

    Dino? do you know?
     
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  23. Gorecki

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    oh.. and as i look too it side by side with my rq-120, i noticed it's a extended frame... 27,5 maybe... ?
     
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  24. 2HandedForehand

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    I also have Pim-Pims racquets; RDS 001 and it defenitelly is not 27,5 inch long. It is a regular length racquet.
     
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  25. BreakPoint

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    Um...Pim-Pim happens to be one of the most awesome tennis players to ever walk the planet! If you've ever seen him play live from courtside, your jaw would drop and you would drool and gasp the entire time. He is an unbelievable tennis player! He makes Gulbis look like a pusher. :eek:
     
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    Not to mention his serve makes Gulbis' look like a rusty hinge that can barely break 110 (although he can hit the 130s).
     
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  27. Gorecki

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    hum... funny... i was under the impression that they looked longer. i will measure and later i will drop a note on that spec!
     
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  28. Danstevens

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    Sorry for the bump but I thought that I would share my experiences with Pim-Pim's racket. I too now have an RDX500 mid with the RDS001 PJ.

    I noticed a similar thing when playing with one of Pim-Pim's rackets. They felt heavy to hold and I noticed the mass when swinging them but in terms of making contact with the ball, it was easy to be on time, contrary to what you would expect with most heavy frames. When you actually struck the ball with this racket, it had an incredibly solid feel. To my hitting partner I described it as being like a big pillow. There was hardly any noticeable vibration but despite the cushioned feeling, feel at the net was rather good.

    For any of you who are interested, here's a review;

    Let's start off with some background on me and my playing style. I play an attacking all-court game with my forehand being my main weapon off the ground; my backhand in general is nowhere near as good. Some people have said that I play a big man's game without being one in that I really enjoy going after the ball and hitting the cover off it. I'm not really the typical build for an attacking player, being quite short but I have been able to make it work well.

    I strung the racket with Pro Supex Blue Gear 1.25 at 32lbs and overgripped the Yonex leather grip with Gamma Supreme; I used a Luxilon Vibra Killer dampener and played on an outdoor carpet court.

    Groundstrokes:
    Forehand - At first, it has to be said that I was rather underwhelmed with the forehand and indeed, groundstrokes in general with this racket, it felt completely powerless and dead. Then, after completely crushing a short ball, I saw the light. I couldn't make sipnny groundstrokes work with this racket but when I hit flat, it worked beautifully. From then onwards, I set about trying to punish almost everything with hard, flat strokes. In the past, I played like this all the time but then sacrificed some pace on my strokes to gain some consistency. With this racket though, I was able to retain good consistency and still crush the ball with flat shots.

    Backhand - With my Wilson rackets, I managed to sort my backhand out; it became consistent and somewhat of a weapon but with Pim-Pim's racket, my backhand went away again. I just wasn't able to find my backhand at all today. Perhaps it was just an off day but it really didn't happen for me today, I just couldn't find any consistency with it.

    Volleys: As you would expect really, this racket volleyed very well. It was so stable and made it incredibly easy to direct the ball away from my opponent. The only drawback of this racket at the net was that some more power would perhaps have been nice for hitting some of the more difficult half volleys where the ball doesn't have a lot of pace.

    Serves: I haven't had a chance to hit many serves with this stick yet but the ones I did hit were quite pleasing, I was able to generate plenty of pace whilst retaining good directional control. The only rackets that I have used that have been similar to this one in terms of power generation on the serve are the Babolat Pure Drive and the Prince Extender Ripstick 800PL, both of which I found too powerful to be comfortable using for anything other than the serve.

    That's basically all the feedback I can give based on today's hitting session, if anyone has any questions, feel free to ask them. I might make some updates after hitting with this frame some more.
     
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    ^^^
    Do you hit a single or double hander?
     
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  30. Dino Lagaffe

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    Hi, sorry about the late response. Those posts must have gone under the radar...

    About the polarization, it doesn't feel that polarized.

    Nope, sorry, no Agassi-frames.

    I believe the rds-ones should be fine.
     
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  31. Dino Lagaffe

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    Nice review, and pretty much in line with my feelings about the racquet too.
     
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    How much did you guys paid for the rackets?
    How did you all buy them??
    Thanks for the replies
     
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