Yonex RD power 10 95

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  1. Pro_Tour_630

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    Anyone here like this stick ?!?! If so what were your thoughts? I did not care for it since it was 27.5 and my forehands were going a bit long, I am thinking of cutting it down to 27 inch. It is a unique frame because of the head size being a true 95 and if I cut it I would imagine it would play like a more solid stiff Ti50 which I might like.

    The two that I have I belive are 3/8 So if anyone is interested in them let me know before I cut them :roll:
     
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  2. @wright

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    Michael, someone on these boards had cut theirs down and liked it alot better that way. THe extra .5 doesn't bother me, and I even have a one handed backhand. Were those racquets intended to be a replacement for your pro tours? Just wondering...Does anyone remember what the stiffness of the RD 10 is?
     
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  3. Pro_Tour_630

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    awright are you interested in them? :evil: last call before I cut them, they were not intended to replce my PT630, nothing will :wink:

    I loved the serve, amazing kick, my twoHBH and volleys we not a problem, my poblem was with my forehands, my biggest weapon and I can not swing out with a full swing, also there was that hollow sound and a "ping" coming from the stiffness of the frame,
     
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  4. kinsella

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    The Cut-Down RD-10 guy

    I played cut down RD-10s for quite a while and liked them at the time. I bought them from the famous Fabrice Leroy, who had boldly chosen to have 3 brand new RD10s cut to 27", only to find he did not really like them.

    They compare most closely to an RD-7, but stiffer. They are truly massive and stable as could be. Getting them going on serve was an issue, but you don't need a lot of head speed to serve well with them. Spin galore. Volley champs. Off the ground, head speed was not at a premium either, to generate pace, spin and depth. Very Yonex old school.

    I abandoned them because of maneuverability problems returning good serves.
     
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  5. kinsella

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    Forgot to answer your question

    Head, 95, SWT-335, WT - 12.4, Bal - 6 HL, Flex - 68, Beam 22/23mm (Wt based on 4 1/2-5/8 grip)
     
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    Wow, they don't feel like a 68 stiffness to me. Mine may be fatigued down to the 63-65 range. I use soft strings too. The funny thing about the RD 10 is I played with the C10 pro during my RD 10 hiatus, and I actually got more power off the ground with the C10, which is flexier, more headlight, and lighter! That racquet has a secret power stash that I could never find.
     
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  7. Pro_Tour_630

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    stiffness on a 27.5 is closer to 65 than 70 I would imagine if I cut them they would be closer to 70, the thing I like most about this stick is the high modulus graphite wich is a rarity these days, helps with stability and feel,

    among the pros that used this stick was Rios, Kucera, and woddy brothers
     
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  8. @wright

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    One of my favorite things about the RD 10 is the consistent stringbed, which is a rarity these days from the newer bats I've demoed. The sweetspot is generous, but when you hit it the ball comes off with a confident "thud". The RD 10 has VERY little vibration due to the shockless grommets, so a dampener is not needed unless you want a DEAD feel. The other thing is how it punishes the ball on groundies, plowing through it.
     
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    Alan that "thud" is more like a "ping" compared to the PT630 :roll:
     
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  10. Anonymous

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    Michael, you're supposed to hit the ball so hard that it is across from the net before the ping sound travels to your ears. :evil:
     
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  11. tennisplayer

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    Michael, I love the RD-10 and have five of them, but I use size 4 1/2 grip. I used to have the same problem as you with the forehand. But I've increased my topspin to the extent where my forehand is my most reliable weapon once again.
     
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