yonex RDS 003

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  1. Patricklovestennis

    Patricklovestennis Rookie

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    Should i demo the Yonex RDS 003 or Dunlop M-Fil 500????
    I have consistent strokes, (two handed backhand is my stronger side), good serve, and good volley, I just can't decide between these two racquets....
     
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  2. headfan91

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    I would demo the rds 003 over the m-fil 500, but they are very different racquets. The m-fil 500 is far more a tweener than the rds. rds is a control oriented tweener. It would be better to compare the m-fil 300 and rds 003 in my opinion.
     
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  3. Patricklovestennis

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    have you ever played with the RDS???
     
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  4. headfan91

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    yes I demoed it, but I never played with the m-fil.
     
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  5. Patricklovestennis

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    So question then, does the RDS have a good sized sweetspot, and what racquets does it play like, or similar too???
     
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  6. headfan91

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    The rds 003 has a large sweetspot just like the whole yonex line(so I've heard) I noticed that in order to get control you need to use spin, confortable even on offcenter hits, and very stable because of it's wieght. I just thought that it felt sort of stiff in my opinion. I haven't played with many other similar racquets so I can't help you there. I hope this helps.

    I read in your other thread that your looking for an "off-day" racquet for when your really "sucking pond water". If thats the case I would recommend an OS frame that is fairly light. I think the m-fil 500 wouldn't be a bad choice if thats what you really wan't.
     
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  7. bertrevert

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    I think the RDS 003 has a fair bit of heft considering how light it is. Light static weight but it swings a bit heavier than it should. Some poeple like that. I didn't. Still a very good frame. Xtra length too for your 2-hander. I wouldn't have thought the 003 very good for volleys. It's stable but slow. I like a more HL setup.
     
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  8. coolblue123

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    There's some of write-up's on the RDS 003 in this forum. Just search for it. I am currently playing with w/ some lead on it @ 3 and 9 position (Adds more stability...) and I can say if your looking for a baseliner's and serving racquet. It's not bad. I like the control on this as with low balls i hit w/ alot of top spin and above the waist shots I hit really flat. Volley's are okay but needs alittle more feel. Not a bad racquet, just need to demo it first...
     
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  9. tlm

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    I demoed the 003+the rds 001 mp+ bought the 001.The best racquet i have ever used by far, i did not care for the 003.
     
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  10. Patricklovestennis

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    i decided to demo the Dunlop M-Fil 500 instead of the RDS 003 b/c i have a rdx 300 super-mid and i read that they play similarly.
     
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  11. YonexForrealz

    YonexForrealz New User

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    Yea the RDX 300 does play similarly
    I have an RDX 300 that i got from my friend and it was my first yonex
    and i loved it
    but then i decided to get a new racket and i heard that the RDS 003
    is similar to it so i tried it and i think it's pretty good
    but you know since it's new, i kinda got to get used to it
     
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  12. toP SPin GEEk

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    Yonex RDS is a great stick, I'd go with that :D
     
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  13. Mickeman

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    You should demo both. While you are at it, demo some more rackets like Head, Babolat or Fisher. This way you can make up your own mind. That's what demos are for...
     
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  14. biggsy

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    Apart from weight, do the 001,002,003 play similarly?
     
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  15. tennis_guy

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    I've never used the M-fil 500.

    You can't go wrong with the RDS 003. Does everything well, the only down points for me were the power level was on the high side (for me) and it was a bit too light (again for me). Everything else.. it's comfortable, high spin potential, good, control, pretty good manouverability, excellent cosmetics and quality control.
     
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  16. tennis_guy

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    No they all have different feels.
     
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  19. origmarm

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    It's a good question :)

    I don't, the reason being that I discovered Vantage. I managed to make myself a 6.1 classic with a 63 stiffness (i.e. flexy) as opposed to the 73 (I believe) of the PSC. The stiffness was the biggest cause of my problem. This is almost now the perfect racquet for me.

    To answer your question fully though the reason that I liked it I think is that it was so different. I spent a lot of time looking for something the same as the PSC but without the stiffness and failed to find it (though eventually...). When that failed I just went out looking for something that I liked.

    I found the frame to be very good. I think even as a pretty good player that this stick would be a good one. I think of it as a forgiving players racquet (i.e. with a bit of tweener) rather than the other way round. A lot of players seem to get on with it. Demo recommended
     
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