Yonex R22

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  1. Paul Murphy

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    Did anyone here ever use a Yonex R22?
    I use Wilson K Sting and K Blade Team now and they are technologically better racquets but the R22 will always be my favourite.:)
     
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  2. plasma

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    the R 22 deserves more credit for high level modern playability in a vintage raq. It's a very precise and incredible machine. Highly underrated!
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  3. Paul Murphy

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    What a great pic of the R22 in all its glory! (And Martina's).

    I've still got an R27 which I never really liked (too powerful I suppose) and have no idea what became of the R22.

    What a pity.

    Thanks for your reply - Martina is actually my all-time favourite female player so it was very nostalgic for me.

    Cheers.

    By the way, do you have a view on the R27 and/or know who used it?:)

    Thanks.
     
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  4. plasma

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    pat cash, John McEnroe, and Anrez Gomez also played Yonex
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  5. vsbabolat

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    Aaron Krickstein used the R-27.
     
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  6. Paul Murphy

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    Thanks guys for the info and the pic - cheers
     
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  8. Kirko

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    Top-Flight frame ! so solid !!!!!! Gomez & Jaime Yzaga used it as well as Sammy Giamalava .
     
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    Where did the R-23 fit in the scheme of things ? Was it a stiffer version of the R-22, with the addition of supposed silicon carbide fibres ?
     
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  10. Bud

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    R-23 definitely heavier!

    The R-23 was definitely heavier... The thing is a beast!

    I think mine weighs nearly 13.oz :shock:
     
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  11. plasma

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    R23 was stiffer as well...it's odd because usually ceramic means more flex and soft feel, yet the r 23 felt somewhat congested (similar to modern racquets)...I played it for 2 years and wished I had used the 22 at the time which was a much better frame. The r22 is the same level as the ps 85, 200g, head edge...considered by experts and professioanls to be the among greatest racquets of all time.
     
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  12. DAS2011

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    Hey I started using the R22 recently and I absolutly love it. I found one in a garage and the other I bought used online. I have absolutly no complaints about this racquet except the fact that it is discontinued...

    Today, while serving, the R22 that I bought online flew out of my hand and cracked. I can no longer use it.

    R22s are becoming increasingly harder to find in good condition online, and in addition to that, I would appreciate having a racquet with no previous owners. I can't buy a new R22, so I was hoping everyone could recommend a few simularly awesome frames that are still in production that I could demo. I am mainly looking for the feel and playability.

    Thanks guys, I really appreciate this.

    Oh, and if it helps, I am a 4.0 Boys player who plays teams and high school tennis.
     
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  13. stapletonj

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    r-27 had boron in it and was significantly stiffer, if I recall.

    r-22 was a dream volleying machine....
     
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    Not to thread jack but picked up an R23 at Goodwill for $3.99. Not that I"m gonna switch to one but love that people just give these up.

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