YONEX RQiS1 The best racquet ever?

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  1. akwila

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    What do you think?
     
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    I want what you're smoking.
     
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    Yes it is. It is the best racquet ever made.
     
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  4. hjminard

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    I can't imagine why anyone would even consider another racquet.
     
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  5. sargeinaz

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    I heard Federer/Safin/Agassi/Sampras all use the RQiS 1 with paint jobs.
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  6. Klatu Verata Necktie

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    akwila,

    We're just messing with you ;)

    In reality, there is no "best racquet ever". Whatever works best for you is the "best racquet ever" for you. If you play with the RQis 1 and fall in love with it, buy it and don't look back!
     
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  7. drakulie

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    I woulnd't say it's the best racquet ever, but definitely top two.
     
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  8. BreakPoint

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    Yes, all the other racquet companies should just give up and shut down now because the RQiS1 will have 100% of the tennis racquet market by next week. Within a month, all you will see on every single tennis court on the entire planet are people using only the RQiS1 and nothing else. Thus, it must be the "best racquet ever". ;) LOL :lol:
     
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  9. Syfo-Dias

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    What do you guys think about the uneven beam width around the hoop?
     
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  10. autumn_leaf

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    top 2? that's blasphemy. i say we should all flame drak now.
     
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  11. KOtennis

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    i'd pick the RD-7 over RQis1 anyday.
     
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  12. akwila

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    We found the holy grail! It was in japan!
     
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  13. KFwinds

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    Hmmm let me think... NO

    Wait a minute... ummm...NO
     
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  14. Fedace

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    It is best ever made by Yonex but not so sure about in general. There are other good rackets too like Ncodes, Aeropro drive cortex.
     
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  15. harleywilson

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    I hit Yonex and have hit with the RQIS-1. In my opinion, it is not the best racquet ever and is not even my favorite Yonex. That honor goes to the MP Tour-1 mid right now. Too much power for me.
     
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  16. akwila

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    More stiffness in the throat, less in the head. This is the revolution in racquets!
     
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  17. gerikoh

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    i like to give it a try. but at the moment, nothing is comparable with my current racquet. well at least to me
     
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  18. goosala

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    RQiS > Pro Staff St. Vincent

    I just love to commit blasphemy! :)
     
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  19. tarie

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    I had it for some days and I didn't like it.I tried it strung at first with P2 red 1.30 @25kg and then with Tecnifibre Tournament Biphase @26kg.
    With P2 I felt too much power..don't know why,with TFTB it was better but didn't like the same.
    The problem was the big beam around the hoop..I felt it strange,difficult to accelarate,difficult(stange) to swing..
    Overall maybe it's a good frame,but not the best sure.
     
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  20. stevewcosta

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    Not even top-10 Yonex racquets ever made. I would say around #18 or #20.
     
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  21. akwila

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    But this is the most maneuvrable and forgiving 95 sq in history!
     
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  22. tarie

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    I don't understand where you see this maneuvrability...I would say that is one of the cons of this racquet!
     
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  23. HeadPrestige

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    i understand that you are excited about your racket... but is this thread a joke?
     
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  24. Ronaldo

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    My Dunlop Maxply had that set-up,
    I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
    Take a bow for the new revolution
    Smile and grin at the change all around me
    Pick up my Prestige and play
    Just like yesterday
    Then I'll get on my knees and pray
    We don't get fooled again
     
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  25. Leutonio

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    Bellissimo vedere Tarie e Akwila entrambi ITALIANI, dialogare in inglese...:-D

    Translate for the community:

    It's very funny to see Tarie and Akwila writing in English because they are both two from Italy...and me too! LOL!
     
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  26. tarie

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    :D Non lo sapevo! (I didn't know that!)

    @akwila:non sapevo fossi italiano!cmq la mia sensazione con la rqis รจ stata quella di non riuscire a muovere la racchetta come volevo io,forse era solo questione di abitudine ma proprio non ci riuscivo.Per il resto bella,un filo troppo potente ma ok.
     
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  27. tbini87

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    hahaha. best ever. for sure.
     
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  28. hjminard

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    I'd say it's a "please validate my choice" thread ...
     
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  29. Nandrzej

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    I hit with it and really liked it. It did most things well and some superbly. For instance the depth control was great. I felt it was really easy to punch a ball right to the base line or drop it over the net reliably.

    It did have what I would call a weird feel, nothing cumbersome. I was hoping it would feel more like the RDS001, which IMHO has the greatest hitting feel I have found but its different, softer, more thwack than pop when the ball comes off the strings.

    It also has more vibes/something coming into my wrist and after each hit with it my wrist was sore. Not sure if it just a new/different racquet but other racquts have not done that before. My main hit is a leathered Volkl DNX10 Mid :D

    So greatest of all time, not for me, I am still hunting for a different racquet. If you think it is then for you I guess it is.

    cheers, Nick
     
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  30. tarie

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    Ah,for me there were also too much vibrations!
    It needed a dampener otherwise absolutely..
     
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  31. tarie

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    edit :)
     
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  32. netman

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    I suspect you will feel this way until the next Yonex Rxxxx comes out, right? :)
     
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  33. akwila

    akwila Rookie

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    And so, Nick, what are you looking for?
     
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  34. 0d1n

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    You're lying to us ... your translation is inexact :)
     
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  35. tarie

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    I can assure it is right!:D
     
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  36. sureshs

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    If this is true, the TW playtesters did not get the comfort part of their review right. This is a serious issue in a racquet made by a company supposedly known for its comfort designs.

    I was seriously thinking of looking at this stick, but these comments have put me off.
     
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  37. tarie

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    If you want I think you should try it;maybe it was just my frame but without dampener i remember it was very uncomfortable to play with.
     
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  38. robkat

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    I just played three sets of doubles this morning playing with the RQiS tour-1. It was a Demo from TW strung with Yonex 850. I assume it was strung at 62# which is 2lbs over mid. I was the first to use this demo frame since I had to take off the plasticc and remove the damper packaging from the frame. I would assume the tension was/is close to 62. I thought it played very comfortable with little to no vibration. I did not use a damper. I think this frame would play better at a lower tension. Maybe the above poster(s) tension was on the high end of the range.
     
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  39. robkat

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    After two hours of playing on damp clay, this morning and hitting heavy balls, I feel no soreness in my wrist. I have a tender shoulder and my shoulder feels fine as well
     
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  40. 0d1n

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    I speak Italian, it is NOT ! :p I'm joking, I know he didn't intend to do a "word for word" translation (I can speak and read pretty well, my writing is a bit rusty ...but anyway ;) ).
    With regards to the comfort, I don't really buy it that a vibration dampener would change the "comfort level" of a racket, IMO it just changes the "feel" (a bit) and the sound (a lot).
    I prefer my MSpeeds with small vib dampeners or rubber bands (thin ones). My fav. vibration dampener is the Fisher one Baghdatis is using (also used by Stich back in the day ...) ... I only have one left unfortunately :| (similar to a rubber band concept).
    The new ones sold with the Magnetic series are OK, but their performance drops rather quickly (i.e their effectiveness is short lived).
     
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  41. rtparker

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    I'm a 5.0 player and I play tested *alot* of the racquets currently on the market today in the search for a set of sticks. I was looking for a less powerful racquet, something between a full player's racquet and a tweener (closer to a player's racquet but with a bit more pop). For my style of play (I generally take pretty big cuts at the ball), it's great. It's my first Yonex, so I find it very comfortable (moreso than my Head racquets I use). It still has a bit too much power for me, so I'm probably going to have to switch to a poly hybrid setup (right now I have combinations of Gut, Livewire Pro and Biphase all at +-60lbs).

    I would say that the cons so far have been stability, an off-center shot has produced slightly less than ideal stability. But it's certainly my favorite racquet right now, and comfort wise it's excellent. Very smooth stick. I haven't had to put a vibration dampener in it and my tennis elbow has stayed in check.
     
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  42. Nandrzej

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    I am looking for a bit more power than my DNX 10 Mid and/or a slightly lower swingweight. Playing in the dry is ok but where I live it often drizzles, and you are playing with a wetter, heavier ball. This means the Volkl is a tough doubles racquet towards the end of play.

    I hit with a Head Flexpoint Prestige Mid today and it fit the bill pretty well, slightly lower swingweight, less power though, I had fun with it.

    cheers, Nick
     
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  43. Nandrzej

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    I think you should still try the stick. Our comments are just that, comments. For you this might be the find of the decade and you will only know if you try it.

    There are other posters who have had what sounds like great sucess with the RQiS, you don't want to pass that change up if hitting with a demo is easy for you. Only you can be the judge.

    cheers, Nick
     
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  44. Nandrzej

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    Good call. I don't know what the tension was and neither did the dealer as it had come strung from Yonex. It was a demo that was doing the rounds, see below.

    I thought it had a lower tension than my Volkl and that is strung at 55lb. This could be because the string could have been on its last legs, they were worn and looked really tired. FYI the string was Yonex and had 850 written on it, I can't remember it it had a "P" on the end of the 850.

    cheers, Nick
     
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  45. this is it

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    why would you want that its an absolute pig to hit with!
     
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  46. akwila

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    So, if this stick is good or not, depends from the strings?
     
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    I hit for a half an hour with RQis with Luxilon at 22 kg.
    My own stick is a RDS001 MP. I could tell that RQis is thicker and heavier than 001 by the way it hits. I personally don't like Luxillon so i can't have a clean opinion about RQiS. The only think i can tell is that when i took my RDS001 MP back felt lighter and thiner (better) and more stable and controlable.

    I am about to choose to stay with RDS001 MP or between RDS002 TOUR UL or RQiS. What do you think guys?
     
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  48. akwila

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    RQiS is more lethal and arm friendly.
     
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  49. Nandrzej

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    Now you mention it I remember stability being worse than I thought is should be when I first hit with it. As I got used to it it ceased to be a problem, I would say this was just adjustment and finding the sweet (or with Yonex, sweet-ish) spot on the strings, after that it was not much of an issue. With practise it would not be a problem.

    I would say for most racquets would depend on the strings. It is also an opportunity to tailor a racquet to suit your style.

    cheers, Nick
     
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  50. Nandrzej

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    I would hit with it more for a good comparison with the RDS002 tour UL. I have not hit with the RDS002 tour UL, only the SL and that IMHO hits with more power than either the RQiS and the RDS002 tour UL.

    cheers, Nick
     
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