Yonex pro RD 70 LONG

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  1. Japan Tennis

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    Urgent! Urgent! Yonex pro RD 70 LONG

    Hey

    can someone please review the yonex pro RD 70 LONG

    How is it for power, spin, control, comfort, all the usual things..

    Thanks

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  2. Japan Tennis

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    can someone please answer quick.....this is an auction.

    my main question is what are it's specs and is it hurtful to my elbow
     
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  3. bcsax123

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    Hurry up and get it before the auction ends and play the damn game so you can get better.
     
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  4. galain

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    Just saw your post.

    - pro RD70 Long
    - 28 inches
    - extremely thin cross section. Around 17mm.
    - incredible spin. Better than the POG, better than the RD 7.
    - clumsy at net. Too long.
    - clumsy with a one handed backhand. Two fisted plaeyrs might be able to make it work better for them. Slice just blew my mind but coming over the ball was a real chore.
    - headlight balance but not greatly. Around 11.5 oz by memory.
    - flex - very good. Probably between 54-59. The thin beam healps.

    In a word - SPIN.
    Goods - spin, spin and more spin.
    Bads - too long to be versatile with. Shame - very nice frame, just not the right dimensions for my game. If it was 27" I'd probably not want to use anything else.

    God luck with the auction. Hope this helped.
     
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  5. federer_nadal

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    is it just me or did this dude say he was going to stop making these threads?
    Please just get a racquet, i recommend the Pure Storm Team, it is solid and well recommended. Also it is light so you can customize it using lead so you dont have to keep asking these questions.
     
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  6. Japan Tennis

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    hey

    can people be more helpful and stop critisizing.
    i am asking here in hope that someone can answer my questions.

    thanks
     
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  7. Roforot

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    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=107599

    Thought you were getting a Babolat Pure Control+ mate?

    Not to throw you off, I liked the Pro rd-70. But it's very different. Very flexible and hence inherently low powered. The other thing is that it has a huge swing weight. So you really have to be strong to make good contact and get a lot of power out of it. Beam width is closer to 14 or 15mm; aI think it's the thinnest frame I've ever used. Hingis/Anna K. used this frame once upon a time perhaps, although every frame since then has had very different specs. notably thicker beam and less flex.
     
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  8. Japan Tennis

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    i was but i decided i don't want to risk injury because of the stiffness of the PC +, so the rd 70 is not stiff?

    Does anyone know what the specs are?

    Note: i am asking about the Pro RD 70 Long, it is 28 inches.

    Also has any one tried the Yonex RA 2000 LONG, ISOMETRIC PRO S.MID, SUPER RQ Ti 800 LONG. they all are 28 in long racquets.
     
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  9. blue sea

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    Hi, below are the specs from TW I saved long time ago for both 95/105 headsizes:
    Head Sizes:
    Midplus : 95 sq. in. / 613 sq. cm.
    Supermid : 105 sq. in. / 677 sq. cm.
    Length: 28 inches / 71 cm
    Construction:
    16mm Head/19mm Shaft
    Composition:
    Interwoven High Modulus Graphite
    Strung Weight:
    Midplus : 12.1 ounces / 343 grams
    Supermid : 11.3 ounces / 320 grams
    Power Level : Medium
    Midplus Babolat Racquet
    Diagnostic Center (RDC) Data:
    Stiffness: 60 (0-100)
    Inertia: 338 (200-400)
    Power: B, 52 (0-100)
    Control: B, 49 (0-100)
    Manueverability: A, 61 (0-100)
    Supermid Babolat Racquet
    Diagnostic Center (RDC) Data:
    Stiffness: 55 (0-100)
    Inertia: 324 (200-400)
    Power: B, 44 (0-100)
    Control: B, 59 (0-100)
    Manueverability: A, 71 (0-100)
    Stroke Style: Medium-Full
    Swing speed:
    Medium-Fast
    Balance Points:
    Midplus :
    11pts Head Light
    Supermid :
    8pts Head Light
    Racquet Color:
    Black & Burgundy w/Gold Highlights
    Grip type:
    Yonex Cushion Grip
    String Tension:
    Midplus: 55-65 pounds
    Supermid: 50-65 pounds
    Midplus String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 17 Crosses
    Mains skip: 8T,8H
    Two Piece
    No shared holes
    Supermid String Pattern :
    16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: 8T,8H
    Two Piece
    No shared holes

    Hope the above is of help.
     
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  10. cptobvious_619

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    go on racquet finder and you'll get a general description of yonex racquets, if you click on the discontinued button.

    i'm pretty sure it shows the weight, swingweight, length, etc on it.

    if you need more detail, i recommend using the wayback machine - it archives past pages of tennis-warehouse.com.

    you just have to find the ones that work and then check it out. you'll even see some feedback on the racquet.

    btw, i've tried the super rq ti-800 long, at my local shop. it was a good racquet - but there just wasn't enough stability for me. it was really light and better classfied as a tweener racquet.

    have fun
     
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  11. Japan Tennis

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    so is it un hurful to the elbow?
     
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  12. Amone

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    It sounds like, if you can handle the swingweight, you'll be fine.
     
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  13. Japan Tennis

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    what is the swing weight? my current racquet's is 350 i think with lead
     
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  14. vsbabolat

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    338 is the swing weight according to Blue Sea.
     
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  15. Amone

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    338 or 324, as the case may be, depending on the headsize.
     
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  16. Japan Tennis

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    does it's thinness make it unstable?
     
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  17. Japan Tennis

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    how do you use the wayback machine?
     
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  18. cptobvious_619

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    go to google or something and search wayback machine.

    then put tennis-warehouse.com and look at the archives.

    i've only been playing tennis for a few years - so this racquet was WAY ahead of my time - so maybe look at 2001 and then work yer way up.

    hope this helps.
     
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  19. galain

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    No - not unstable at all. If you experience any pain from this frame it won't be due to the composition of it. Not sure what the extra inch could to do to your elbow though.
     
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  20. Japan Tennis

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    since it is so flexible does it take off power from my serve?
     
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  21. Japan Tennis

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    anyone else tried this racquet? is it low powered? if so what should i string it with?
     
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  22. Japan Tennis

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    anyone? (10 characters)
     
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  23. bcsax123

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    Again if your serve sucks, no racquet is going to help it. Just play more and get better.

    I think this is the 10th time saying this.
     
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  24. blue sea

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    I have both 95/105' and have them cut down to 27/27.25'. They have a very nice, solid feel and sufficiently powerful. The 95' is quite comfortable, and the 105' is very comfortable. Should have them strung with multi or powerful poly. And the spin potential is second to none, better than any racquet i have ever played. Congrat, get it for a high quality rkt with low price.
     
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  25. Japan Tennis

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    what about my question with the serve, do you think my serve would be better then my current racquet (o3 tour mp)

    Thanks

    PS: Bsax don't reply :p
     
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  26. bcsax123

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    No your serve will still suck. My username is bcsax123 so i can reply.
     
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  27. haerdalis

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    A good serve will be helped by a long racquet (usually). But bad serves will usually not benefit from a longer racquet.
     
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  28. federer_nadal

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    Bcsax123, dont worry about it. Its like talking to a brick wall.
     
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  29. Japan Tennis

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    fine, lets switch gears.

    How is this racquet on the other parts?

    Has anyone accualy use/used this racquet?
     
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  30. haerdalis

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    I tried it for about two hours some 6 or 7 years ago. Can't really remember much about it hehe.
     
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  31. galain

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    Who is this guy? Not once on this whole thread has even bothered to thank any of the contributors for taking the time to try and respond to his inane questions.

    Go buy the damn thing and play with it buddy and find out for yourself.
     
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  32. jamus30

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    I tried the 95 version of this racquet a long time ago and really liked it. I has a lot of control, spin, power, and comfort. I'd string it with any string you like. As it's 28 inches long, it serves great. I remember I could hit my serves very casually and get good placement and great power. And backhands are wonderful. The spin of this racquet is very nice. It's not one-dimensional like the topspin you get with the rdx 500. You can hit very good slice, decent topspin, big topspin, flat balls, dipping shots, heavy balls, and whatever else you want to do at will. I really love that about this racquet. What I didn't like about this racquet is that it was a little too long, skinny and flexible for me. The length was an issue with volleys, and when my footwork was a little lazy and the ball got a little too close to me, my forehand suffered. But the control on this racquet is ridiculous, and I got out of trouble with bad technique because of it. I remember thinking that it didn't take me much effort to place the ball where I wanted it to go. But I also remember that I thought the racquet was doing the control job for me a bit much. I felt like the racquet was in charge of me instead of the other way around, and I didn't like that feeling. It was like it had a mind of its own, a good mind, nonetheless, that kept the ball in play though. I know it's weird, but maybe you'll see what I'm talking about if you play with it. I actually think this racquet has better control than the super rd tour. When trying out Yonex racquets back in the day, I loved this racquet, the super rd tour 95 and the rd power 10 long 95. I still play with my old rd power 10 long 95's and haven't found anything better to this day.
     
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  33. blue sea

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    I have some similar experience with this racket as Jamus30, but mine was cut down to standard length and it felt maneuverable, sufficently stiff and powerful. An all around racket that is hard to find today, with a very nice solid feel, elegant shape and cosmetics. Hingis played with one about 10 years ago and win some grand slams with it. I still play with it ocasionally and win most of the time. There are many good rackets these days but cannot throw this frame way, it has a mystic attraction to me.
     
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