Yonex RDS 001 MP First Impressions

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Tommy Haas, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. Tommy Haas

    Tommy Haas Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Messages:
    138
    * deleted *
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2008
    #1
  2. brucie

    brucie Professional

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,318
    Is that the yellow one hewitt and nalbandian have used?
     
    #2
  3. Hewitt rulez

    Hewitt rulez Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    638
    Hewitt is using the Mid and Nalbandian is using the MP. Hewitt is using a pj and I'd say so is nalbandian
     
    #3
  4. Marius_Hancu

    Marius_Hancu G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2004
    Messages:
    17,790
    Location:
    Montreal, Canada
    previous TE? then your switch isn't a very wise move.
    be careful.
     
    #4
  5. dl125

    dl125 Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2005
    Messages:
    168
    I thought the RDS was close in comparison to the MP Tour 1 as well. I liked the MP Tour but it was very heavy. That was two years ago and then I switched to Volkl. Just today I went back to Yonex with the NSRQ7. WHAT A NICE RACQUET! I'm selling my C10 next week. Yonex just has it right for my style of play and my weight. I think I won't be as tired anymore and hopefully my wrist likes it too. Even when I hit with my brothers RDX I'm like a whole lot happier swinging away.
     
    #5
  6. The Yonex RDS 001 MP is probably the best racquet I've ever used. It's been mentioned before but it feels crisp, has a good weight without being overly heavy, still gives a heavy ball, extremely maneuverable, and just plays and feels really damn good. It feels like it has everything balanced well.

    To me it reeks of pure QUALITY, both in the way it plays and the way it's manufactured.
     
    #6
  7. Tommy Haas

    Tommy Haas Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Messages:
    138
    * deleted *
     
    #7
  8. armand

    armand Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2005
    Messages:
    3,747
    Location:
    RDS001 90: SPPP 1.18 @ 63/61
    Wow, a weird but brilliant post! First you suck people in with your RDS001 review, but then you change direction to get string advice! Your are a slick one
     
    #8
  9. Mugatu

    Mugatu Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2006
    Messages:
    199
    the rds is heavier than the rdx i gather so that is a plus, whilst the increased stiffness is a negative. i'd rate the greater weight as more valuable to your arm tho. my rdx 500 with more lead feels WAY better for my arm, especially on serving. played doubles this evening against a former wta player and served better than ever with the extra weight... so, if u go back to the rdx, i'd add a bit of weight to it anyway. than it would have everything. but i don't think the rds will be too arm-unfriendly if it still feels similar in flex to the rdx which IMO is quite flexy.

    but u should always see how things go and adjust accordingly... good luck with it!!
     
    #9
  10. BreakPoint

    BreakPoint Bionic Poster

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Messages:
    43,312
    If the RDS 001 feels and plays like the MP Tour-1, as several people here have mentioned, then I probably won't like it as I didn't like the MP Tour-1 at all and much preferred the RDX 500 Mid over it. I thought the RDX 500 was more flexible, and thus, had much better feel.
     
    #10
  11. Kevo

    Kevo Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2005
    Messages:
    4,157
    Why not just string the NRG2 higher to compensate for the initial tension loss. Either way, I found the 850s to be quite comfortable in the mid 50s. I even played with the 850 pro for a while at 50lbs and it was quite nice. That string is one of the best for play at lower tensions IMO since the strings stay in place well. I think Powergy is quite comfortable at higher tensions, but I find it much to bouncy at lower tensions, so you might not like it due to the power. Sounds like the Yonex 880 or 850 Pro would be worth a shot for you.
     
    #11
  12. jamauss

    jamauss Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,752
    Location:
    https://goldenslam.com
    I should be playing with the RDS 001 Mid later this week (I hope). Looking forward to it.
     
    #12
  13. Tommy Haas

    Tommy Haas Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Messages:
    138
    * deleted *
     
    #13
  14. monologuist

    monologuist Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Messages:
    2,024
    People have said that the RDS serves better than the RDX. Could you give us your thoughts on this?

    As far as a string choice, why not go with a natural gut hybrid, like BDE Performance mains/Gosen OG Sheep Micro Crosses? It will be more arm friendly and give you better touch/feel than any of the strings you mentioned...will hold tension better, and will cost only a little more. I've had great success with this setup in Yonex racquets, particularly the TI-70/80's.

    Does the rds feel nearly identical in swingweight and weight to the rdx?
     
    #14
  15. Tommy Haas

    Tommy Haas Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Messages:
    138
    * deleted *
     
    #15

Share This Page