Yonex R-50?

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  1. TeddyBear

    TeddyBear New User

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    Can someone give me a rundown of this racquet? From its specs to the feel, and it's overall experience. Wondering whether or not to pick one up. :) and if you could, give me recommendations for good classic yonex racquets. Thanks!
     
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  2. classic tennis

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    The R-50 was developed for Pat Cash after he signed with Yonex from Prince. lot's of testing was done by Pat and Ian Barclay at Queens Club indoors to come up with the Specs. It's a very underated racquet, and would make a fine addition to any collection. Construction Toray 300 CF and Ceramic / Kevlar composite. Any R series racquet of that vintage plays well especially the R-24, R-22 even the entry level R-18.
     
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  3. Virginia

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    The R-50 is my current playing racquet (I picked up two in mint condition) and it's outstanding in every respect. Power and spin both. It's like an extension of my arm and also very arm friendly. I can't recommend it enough. I didn't know it was developed for Pat Cash, no wonder it's so good.
     
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  4. Don't Let It Bounce

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    I didn't know it, either. Thanks for such an informative post, CT.

    Virginia, it must be a nice hit for it to displace your Chris and your Spectrums.

    What is the head size of the R-50?
     
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  5. Virginia

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    Somewhere around 90-95 I'd say. Yes, better than the Chris even and that's saying something! :)
     
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  6. dekko1

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    Amazing racket. I managed to get a pair about a year ago. Great weight, balance, solid feel, I do not currently play with them, but I'd never sell them.
     
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  7. RUC

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    R50 a great stick but Cash used it for like what? 3 months??????
     
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  8. vsbabolat

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    Its 90sq.in. I just found mine and its a Light medium!:shock:
     
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  9. vsbabolat

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    He used it for a year 1988 and then switched the RQ-180 in grey in 1989.
     
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  10. N23

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    Played all three sticks (R18, R22, R24) mentioned here except the R50. It came out later in their line and, if I recall correctly, the widebody movement had caught on so it was the RQ150 and RQ180 for me. I too had the 180 in anthracite and liked it.
     
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