****Yonex Thread****

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by jdeloach, Nov 10, 2006.

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Which Yonex is for you?

Poll closed Nov 18, 2006.
  1. RDS001 Mid

    29.1%
  2. RDS001 MP

    29.1%
  3. RDS003

    10.5%
  4. RDX500 Mid

    16.3%
  5. RDX500 MP

    16.3%
  6. Ti-80

    9.3%
  7. Other

    8.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. saguar0

    saguar0 Rookie

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    I am a very happy Yonex user. I have started with V-Con 17 (sold it), now have RDX500 Mids, NS RQ 7, MP Tour 5 and Ti-80s.

    I do like Ti-80s the most now, - my weapon of choice. Yes it may feel a bit "tinny" for some, but I do enjoy the feel and the feedback they give me, very good controllable power, accuracy, lotsa spin. Nice volleying sticks. They do swing lighter for me than RDX500.

    MP Tour 5s, as it has been noted here before are wonderful serving racquets, but I do have less control with them from the baseline and volleying is not that great.

    RDX500 Mid is a wonderful racquet, - great control from the baseline, sniper accuracy. But for some reason I can't serve with it as good as with ti80 or MPT 5... It also gets a bit too demanding for me during the longer matches, I am quickly approaching 40 mark, - just 1 month to go... ;)
     
  2. jcstennis

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    Well you are more than welcome here anytime! And yes, if the racquet you have works for you... if it ain't broke, you know the rest. But when you are demoing the new Aerogels... and i know you will be... pick up a Yonex, give it a shot... that's how i found out about the MF3.
     
  3. Voltron

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    Hmmm, well actually everything. But probably the most improved is... ummm... maybe the serve, or the groundies.

    I don't know, EVERYTHING is better now.
     
  4. jcstennis

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    tony if you post in the wanted classifieds, i'm sure someone will respond. There are a few out there, i know i was looking a couple of weeks ago.
     
  5. pNoyr3D

    pNoyr3D Professional

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    That's a great idea!! I will definately try them out.
     
  6. jdeloach

    jdeloach Professional

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    Welcome to the club, saguar!
     
  7. jcstennis

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    Yeah, it is nice to see this Club grow. Hopefully, all of us can provide good, sound information about Yonex racquets... and the experiences we have had.

    There have been and are some very useful threads on the boards for other brands of racquets... we invite those who have participated, your insight and knowledge will further strengthen our community.

    V.P., i like the ring of that;)

    -jason
     
  8. jcstennis

    jcstennis Hall of Fame

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    RBF...What is it you like most about that stick? i have never tried it and you sound pretty convincing in an earlier post.
     
  9. jcstennis

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    Nice write up! Interesting info. How do you have tour 500 mid strung? Actually, can you share your set-up(s) of your Yonex weaponry?
     
  10. jcstennis

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    Almost like love at first sight... wait no... ummm, like dumping an "ok" girlfriend and then "wow" walks in the door. "Everything is better" about her. ;)

    When i got my RDX the first thing i was in love with were the ground strokes... i was like "wow". It was a great and convincing and reasuring feeling.
     
  11. bertrevert

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    Am playing with the RDS 001 MID right now. Am going to give it 6 months and reassess at that point. Why? Darn those Dunlops are coming out and having been an early muscleweave 200g user and 300g and hotmelt (but not mFil) I may have to go back to Dunlop.

    And I can only grow with a MID and then see if my match results bear up. Am I winning or losing and why?

    I aslo have the 001MP. I'm stuch between the 98 and the 90. The 98 is fantastic for groundies. The 90 brilliant for serves. But not vice-versa. I think I need a 95 again to get the best of both worlds.

    I find using a MID strange. Sometimes shots come off so powerfully ity seems like I barely moved the racquet. And then sometimes they only just creep over the net. I have too much variation in my game to produce consistent results so far. You have to be a bit mechanical with a MID. I'm close but not there yet. Will keep training.

    But I am totally impressed by the seriously good Yonex racquets. They are beautifully made. Their unique head shape is surely what sets them apart. The sweet spot is huge. If I had known earlier...

    Had to order it in at my tennis shop: just so you know the Hewitt influence doesn't extend right throughout Australia!
     
  12. fresnel

    fresnel New User

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    rdx 500 user here...

    So please count me in, I'm very very impressed with the rdx, huge huge sweetspot, great feel, only 90 sq in but I feel like im playing with a midplus, can handle very heavy balls very well, i love my backhand with this.

    Plays just like a Super RD Tour but with less pop.

    What i really wanna try now is a Yonex Super RD tour 90 but sadly they're not being made anymore.
     
  13. Rysty

    Rysty Rookie

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    RDX 500 Mid, the first Yonex I tried, and I ended up buying six of them.
     
  14. Duzza

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    *UPDATE*
    RDX 500 Mid club:
    jdeloach - #501
    EliteNinja - #502
    Duzza - #503
    Punisha - #504
    fresnel - #505
    Rystny - #506
     
  15. crazylevity

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    hey! I posted back in post #34 and I'm not in the club?? *wails*
     
  16. Duzza

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    Oh no this is a Mid club only 8). Including HD and MP users is too tough to keep track of :p
     
  17. crazylevity

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    I meant the main club...not the RDX 500 Mid club...

    Gee, HD users are really few and far between...:p
     
  18. jdeloach

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    Club Updated!
    crazylevity, Sorry, I missed your first post. I got you in now.....please forgive me :-(
     
  19. mfa81

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    what exactly means the words on the RDS 001 review by TW, "pleasingly crisp" and "buttery soft fell" I cant demo RDS yet, but I am very curious to compare with RDX 500 MP that I am testing this week.

     
  20. jdeloach

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    It is very hard to put into words, but the racquet has a "crisp" feel when the ball is hit (especially on forehands) I tend to experience the "buttery" feel on volleys. The ball seems to sink in the strings, allowing you a split second to place it where you want. It really is a pleasant racquet overall. You will need to try it for yourself to really understand the words...."crisp" & "buttery".
     
  21. hughsiss

    hughsiss Guest

    What yonex bags are you all using, if you are using one at all that is?
     
  22. jdeloach

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    I use a Nike bag. It is the large duffel style, and holds a lot of stuff. I am thinking about getting a Yonex Bag, but haven't decided which one yet.
     
  23. cptobvious_619

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    hmm...the best way to describe crisp is that you don't feel the ball on the strings - you get like a solid feel of the ball on the strings for a second and then you hear that crisp sound of a cleanly hit ball.

    as for the buttery feeling, you feel the ball on the strings more - it's like you are holding the ball - very soft feeling, but you don't really get the nice sound.

    it's all a matter of preference.

    one question:

    a certain yonex bag is always being sold out - that one six pack bag - ppl are buying it but no one is leaving any comments on it.

    for those ppl who are using it, what do you think about it?

    (oh yeah - i'm using that gray yonex 3 pack. that thing is deceptive - it holds a lot of stuff in that non-racquet packet.)
     
  24. Rafa's best friend

    Rafa's best friend Banned

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    It is really easy to swing, but it is extremely stable even against extreme heavey topspin shots, usually the low swingweight frames get in trouble against heavy shots but not so here. And it is a great serving frame, pinpoint accuracy with power and spin, can make bigtime topspin serves with it. Also excellent volleying frame that any doubles player would be proud to have. One other thing i noticed was you can half volley the ball from the baseline like Federer does and hit great shots or winners with this. What else can you ask for???
     
  25. hughsiss

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    I thought about getting the Nike bag, but wasn't to keen on the looks. Currently got the yonex tour bag and the backpack.
     
  26. jdeloach

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    Yeah, I agree. I'm not a big fan of Nike, but it holds a ton. When I bought it I didn't play with Yonex. I was going through my "I want to look cool phase" Now I am going through my "just give me something I can play" phase.
     
  27. jdeloach

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    I am curious in what string setup everyone plays. I use Babolat Tonic Natural Gut @ 60lbs. I am considering trying some Hybrid combos.
    What do you all use?
     
  28. hughsiss

    hughsiss Guest

    I play with VS gut in the mains at 56 and SPPP in the crosses at 54 for my main racket.

    My other RDS has a full Tonic Natural gut in at 57lbs, wanted to try a full gut string job with VS gut but couldn't afford it.
     
  29. hughsiss

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    Thinking about trying a different hybrid combo in my next RDS, which is coming in two weeks.
     
  30. jdeloach

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    Does that give you a lot more POP?

    That is the reason I chose Tonic over VS...lol
     
  31. jdeloach

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    WOW!!! Just thought I would tell you guys. I put a Vantage Leather Grip on my RDS last night, and just got back from hitting with it.........man it feels great!!! You can really feel the ball better. I highly recommend giving it a try.
    Plus it gives it an "old school" meets "new school" look.
     
  32. dewey2110

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    I put a Gamma Hi Tech on my RDS 001 and it feels great too. The Gamma Hi tech is very firm (close to leather) and durable. The stock Yonex grip does suck I have to admit.
     
  33. hughsiss

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    jdeloach, yes it does give a more a bit more pop, am thinkiing about going with a different combo as the RDS already has quite alot of pop.

    I put a vantage grip on mine with a wilson pro overgrip on top and the feeling is awsome, so much better than the regular grips.
     
  34. jdeloach

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    Thanks hugh! Vantage really knows how to make a leather grip. I have tried Babolat & Wilson in the past, and they just don't feel as nice as the Vantage. I ordered some Yonex overgrips to try over the leather. I'll let you know how that feels.
     
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  36. prostaff18

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    hey guys I am a Wilson nSix-One 95 user, and turned to the rds 001 for a bigger sweet spot and a more forgiving stick. well the rds 001 has a bigger sweet spot but the sweet spot just isn’t as sweet. to me it feels like it has no pop at all. I love the spin that I can get, especially on serve but i just keep going back to the Wilson. do you guys think that I would get the pop and feel that i want out of the mid rather than the midplus that i have? Also is the sweet spot in the mid around the same size as the one found in the nSix-One 95 b/c everyone keeps saying that it plays bigger than a 90...well how much bigger dose it play?
     
  37. jdeloach

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    I believe you would get closer to the feel that you are used to with the Mid. I went from a nSix-One 90 to the RDS001 MP and have found great POP that I never experienced with my Wilson. One thing you might consider, try putting a little lead tape at 3 & 9 o'clock. It will make the racquet heavier, and probably feel more like the Wilson.
     
  38. tonysk83

    tonysk83 Semi-Pro

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    I have played mainly singles since I've used my RDX 500 MP, since I got them right at the end of the highschool tennis season. I will be playing doubles and volleys are probably on the only downfall of the RDX 500 MP, not bad, but not anything special. Does the higher stiffness of the RDS 001 MP help with volleys?
     
  39. Rafa's best friend

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    RDS 001 is far better in volleying than RDX 500, great control and power on deep volley as well as angle volleys. It is becoming a favorite of many doubles players for this reason..
     
  40. jdeloach

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    Absolutely! That is one reason I chose the RDS over the RDX. I like to serve and volley on occasion. I will use my wife's RDX sometimes on the baseline, but I feel that I can place the ball anywhere I want volleying with my RDS.
     
  41. jdeloach

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    Tony, one thing you also might consider is adding some lead to make the racquet play heavier. I found that doing this with racquets in the past, I was able to volley better.
     
  42. hughsiss

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    Hey JD, how much do you want for nsix one tour. I have never used one and would like to try it.
     
  43. jdeloach

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    $110 Shipped. It is in 9.5/10 Condition. I would also throw in a roll of about 20 TornaGrip XL's. (the long ones)
     
  44. hughsiss

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    Could you ship it to England?
     
  45. jdeloach

    jdeloach Professional

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    If you would split the shipping cost with me.
    By the way, I love your new avatar.
     
  46. hughsiss

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    If you can find out what the shipping costs are might be just able to afford it.
     
  47. hughsiss

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    Cheers about the avatar.
     
  48. jdeloach

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    Email me your address so I can get an estimate
    jeff@crosswordbible.com
     
  49. siber222000

    siber222000 Semi-Pro

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    gotta say rds 001 mid.. such a great racquet =)

    *but i wanna try that agassi limited edition radical for some reason ahha*
     
  50. tonysk83

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    I actually have leaded my RDX 500 MP up some, all of it in the throat though. Since I broke one of my RDX 500's and only have 1 I guess I'll get an RDS 001 MP and then I will decide which one I want to keep. I have a feeling the RDS 001 will be better for my game.
     

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