Yonex QC never ceases to amaze

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  1. Lilguy1456

    Lilguy1456 Semi-Pro

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    Been playing with the RDX 500 Mid as of late. Decided to make the switch and pickup 2 more sticks. They were VERY tough to find, but I managed to find a pair on the Bay.

    Sure enough, BOTH of my new sticks were weighted and (basically) matched to my original stick TO THE GRAM! OUT-RAGEOUS!

    Gotta love Yonex.
     
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  2. jkm07

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    You probably bought them from me. teehee. Hope you enjoy them! Yonex is top notch when it comes to QC.
     
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  3. Lilguy1456

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    Haha..$200 even for the pair with SPPP and Discho I?
     
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  4. zapvor

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    damn 200 for 2? i am glad i got a steal at $40

    but yea the QC is insane. i have 7 rqis 1 tour xl, and 5 of them are within 3 grams. the other 2 i didnt bother weighing after seeing how spot on the others were:)
     
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  5. jkm07

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    Yep that's me.
     
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  6. zapvor

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    now kith! jk jk
     
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  7. Lilguy1456

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    I honestly overlooked the pricetag because I was so amped to find 2 at once. I had just about given up and was about to move to the VCore 97 310 actually. I like that stick too, but it doesn't like me (stiffness).
     
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  8. Lilguy1456

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    JKM...is the Discho on this stick by any chance 18 gauge? Seems SUPER thin!
     
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  9. jkm07

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    The Discho Iontec is 1.20 mm but stretches A LOT during stringing. I'm currently using SPPP 1.18 mm and the Iontec seems a lot thinner than that.
     
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  10. Ross K

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    So, is Yonex QC always this good then?

    Having switched over to Wilson frames last year, I've been pretty frustrated tbh by the QC issues that have arisen over a succession of rackets.
     
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  11. MikeHitsHard93

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    Yeah to be honest I'm not impressed with Wilson's quality AT ALL. My bag feels chinsy, one of my frames broke, paint comes off quickly, rackets way off in spec...I'm not really a Wilson fan anymore.
     
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  12. zapvor

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    just consider-its made in nihon
     
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  13. eidolonshinobi

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    Yessir, the QC is bar none the best I've encountered. Got 2 97T 330g in California, different stores mind you; and then another one here in Taipei. All the same wieght.

    I'm switching over to the 310 version though and I'm confident they will be as good.


    Volkl has a great one, at least with my PB10 mids.
     
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  14. Lilguy1456

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    Definitely won't be switching from Yonex...these frames are just too sweet, ESPECIALLY Yonex MIDS! My god...
     
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  15. tistrapukcipeht

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    yes it's great, but i'm sure it's not gonna be every racquet of the same kind the same weight. I remember I had my ezone xi's weighed in, 2 had the same weight and one had 3 grams more, balance the same,swingweight about 4 units (whatever you call) difference, I could not feel any difference switching between them, they played pretty nice, some of the best out there, at least 100 sq in they were on the top of my list.
     
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  16. nickarnold2000

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    Hey dude, I'm in Kaohsiung playing on clay. I had 3 RDS 001(90) rackets and 2 were the exact weight to the gram and the 3rd was 1g heavier. Yonex balls are also of superior quality.
     
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  17. corners

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    Yeah, it makes it really hard to play Wilson. Especially when buying a used frame for an extended demo, and liking it, but then wondering if the next one or two you buy will be the same or very different racquets because of wild QC swings.
     
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  18. eidolonshinobi

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    I'm still waiting on my order of the 310g 97t!!! Yonex hasn't received a shipment, and won't till sometime mid May...

    Are you doing the tournament in Taizhong?
     
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  19. goober

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    Well my limited experience with yonex QC was not as good. I had two identical racquets bought from an authorized retail vendor. One was much harder to swing than the other. I had them tested out and one had a SW of 336 and the other 317. Sold them both and never bought yonex again.
     
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  20. zapvor

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    you are the first and only person EVER to say that about yonex....i say your retail vendor screwed up, whoever it was
     
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  21. goober

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    I would say but some people might get offended. I am not sure how the retail vendor though necessarily screwed up, I didn't pay for exact matching specs. They simply sold me two racquets that were in inventory.
     
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  22. eidolonshinobi

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    Could be just that. A defect.

    But I wouldn't discontinue Yonex for that reason alone. The fact that the QC from the ones I bought all from different countries and stores were spot on. That's pretty good in my book.
     
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  23. rdis10093

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    what racquet? how long ago?
     
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  24. syke

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    Screw ups do happen but definitely in much smaller quantities compared to Wilson, Babolat or Head.

    I bought 2 Wilson tennis racquets from 2 different locations, and though they were much lighter than the advertised weight, both racquets came at the exact same weight. That doesn't happen very often.

    Even with Pacific's Zero Tolerance, there was a gram or two difference and a point HH'er for 1 out 4 of my racquets.
     
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  25. zapvor

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    pacific is good too. everyone else is distant second
     
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  26. oldcity

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    i've never used yonex before but i demoed the 97 and really liked it. what a nice frame. didn't like the grip shape so much but loved the length of the grip. If only it were slightly more flex, i'd have two. went pstaff 95 instead, it was close.
    ...the 310 version of the tour 97.
     
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  27. tistrapukcipeht

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    Well, if you are too quick about specs , you just might as well quit playing tennis then, if Yonex didn't get it right you ain't getting anywhere else, specially how Yonex racquets play, superior to others, at least the ones I have tried. Better quality too.

    To me the racquets can be 5g apart, 10g ... whatever as long as they are Yonex I play with them, I no longer care about other racquets brands.
     
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  28. Sander001

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    Guaranteed that at least one of those racquets was a forgery if it was labelled 'Made in Japan'[Yonex sells some cheaper lower end models that are made in China].
    Authorized dealer doesn't mean what it once did. And even they can make mistakes and be fooled.
     
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  29. nickarnold2000

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    Nah, I'm over 40 so I'll play seniors but there are so many people that they only play 1 set in tournaments
    - hardly worth it in my mind.
    I'm currently using Boris Becker sticks where the quality control is good but not at the same level as Yonex. Hopefully Yonex will come out with a 15x16 or 16x16 pattern racket.
     
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  30. tennisBIEST

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    2 rdis 100mp- The same weight, solid paint job, and consistent feel from both. The only thing and I hesitate to even mention this is the butt cap is so narrow and not flared. Not a big deal but something I would address.
     
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  31. mad dog1

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    just saw your FS post in the classifieds...what happened to the yonex love? :shock:
     
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  32. dadozen

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    Just bought 3 97 310g, these are the final strung specs:

    Racquet 1:
    326g
    32cm
    SW 313

    Racquet 2:
    324g
    31.9cm
    SW 305

    Racquet 3:
    320g
    31.8cm
    SW 300

    All strung with Babolat Synthetic gut.

    It wasn't hard to match all three, but I have had a better experience with the 89 Tours, with just a 2g and 4 SW points difference among the 3( 2 had the exact same specs ).
     
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  33. MAXXply

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    Dadozen I'd be interested to hear your opinions about the 97 310s vs your 89s. I keep vaccilating between them and haven't yet pulled the trigger on either or both...
     
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  34. Bartelby

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    That's an average of 306 sw over the three racquets which chimes with my brief racquet demo. it felt a little light.
     
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  35. Lilguy1456

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    I still love them! But I just win more sets with the VCore 97 310. I don't like the feel or plow as much, but the proof is in the pudding. Still amazing sticks!
     
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  36. dadozen

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    MAXX, I loved the 89, but it didn't like me back. It does have a big SS for a 89 sq. in. headsize, lots of control yet you can hit a pwoerful shot, very nice serves, easy to volley just by blocking the ball back. But although I'm used to 12+ oz. racquets, this one felt a little bit heavier to the arm. After 3 matches, my shoulder started to hurt a lot.

    The 97 310g is a much easier racquet to swing, but it doesn't deliver the same amount of power than the 89. Control is very nice, but you can feel the 67 stiffness for sure, although not being a harsh racquet.

    Overall, if I could play consistently with the 89, that would be my racquet. The 97 310g felt too flimsy for me.

    Hope I have helped!
     
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  37. MAXXply

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    ^^ Thanks for your insights. I'm surprised you found the 89 less easy to swing. Most everyone here (including the TW playtesters) remarked that it was maneuverable enough. I think you're the first dissenter in that aspect. I really should demo but that isn't a possibility for me here.
     
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  38. dhdriver

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    dadozen... I pretty much feel the same way as you do about the 89. Ended up looking for a less demanding racquet even though everything about it was amazing. Going to try out RDiS 100 mid and potentially go to the mp if mids stop working for me.
     
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