Yonex RD Ti 50 standard length

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  1. AJK1

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    Anyone used or own a Yonex RD Ti 50 standard length, i have found a pair real cheap i'm considering buying, but i don't know much about them, any help?
     
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  2. crosscourt

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    Used to use them. Very headlight, huge spin production, very comfortable, powerful enough for a players racket. Good from the baseline and mid-court, and fine to volley with. I found that it wasn't a great racket to serve with, but I didn't really know about weighting rackets at the time I played with it.

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  3. ferrari_827

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    This is an excellent all-court racket with *lead tape* in the hoop. It swings very fast and is comfortable
     
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  4. Craig Sheppard

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    They're very head light, really low-powered, soft and flexible. With the open string pattern, spin is easy, but you really have to put a lot into it to get some pepper on your ball.
     
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  5. carTW

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    I use them right now. Although it is very headlight I find the head to be stable at the net with no lead added. I personnally serve very well with it. I would say it is not an exciting racquet, maybe because it has a bit of a mushy feel, but it does actually everything well.
     
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  6. hye

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    Specs from old tenniswarehouse website

    Yonex Ultimum RD Ti-50 Standard Racquets
    The Ultimum RD Ti-50 Standard isn't an identical match for the now discontinued SRD Tour 95 but stands alone as a worthy player's racquet. It combines a nice blend of control, comfort, maneuverability and spin. Power is low but adequate for players with fast swings. It will be best suited for 4.5-7.0 all-court players who prefer a traditional feel with slightly improved maneuverability. Despite having less power than the SRD Tour, both versions of the Ultimum RD Ti-50 (Standard and Long) offer enough power for players with full, fast swings.


    Head Size:
    95 sq. in. / 613 sq. cm.
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
    Strung Weight: 12.2oz / 346g
    Balance: 11pts Head Light
    Swingweight: 311
    Stiffness: 60
    Beam Width: 22 mm Head/20.5 mm Shaft
    Composition: High Modulus Graphite/Ultimum Ti Fibers
    Power Level: Low-Medium
    Swing Speed: Fast
    Grip Type: Yonex Cushion Grip
    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: 8T,8H
    Two Piece
    No shared holes
    String Tension: 55-65 pounds

    more information : http://web.archive.org/web/20030810125941/www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCYONEX-RD50.html
     
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  7. ferrari_827

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    What I like most about this racket is the traditional old school feel (PS6.0). In stock form, some may find it too headlight, but adding lead in the hoop (8-10 grams) solves any power or stability issues.

    Too bad Yonex discontinued this racket, among others (RD-7, Ti70 long).
     
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  8. AJK1

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    Thanks for all the feedback, sounds like a great racquet, i'll have to consider buying them!
     
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  9. KOtennis

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    hi guys,

    this is a little off the topic. but i need some help.

    i m thinking about getting the RD POWER 6 Long.

    just wondering if anyone have tried it.
    i m using RD-7 right now.

    does the Rd Power 6 Long play VERY differernt from the RD-7?

    thanks
     
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