Yonex Ultimum RD Ti-80

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  1. sharp*shooter

    sharp*shooter Banned

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    I was wondering about this racket - http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCYONEX-RD80.html

    Am I correct that it was produced in two different colour schemes but the specs stayed exactly the same? Was the paint finish/texture the same on both rackets?

    Did the static weight vary according to grip size like some of the other yonex's? (The UL/SL thing)..

    Also this might be a daft question but are the specs on the TW page taken when the racket is strung or unstrung?

    Thanks
     
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  2. SFrazeur

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    TW specs are strung. TW takes several racquet, specs them and takes their averages.

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  3. In D Zone

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    There were 2 color scheme for ti80, pics first version (see attached). The specs are identical. I only have the new version (red / blue).


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    UL is lighter in weight 300 / 319g (L1,2)
    SL weights between 320 / 339g (L3,4,5)
     
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  4. dirtballer

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    I used to use the TI-80. When the red version came out a couple years ago, I called the Yonex customer support number and asked them if the specs were changed. They told me the specs were the same and the changes were only cosmetic. I bought a red one. Maybe it was just my imagination or maybe it was manufacturing variance but I thought the red one was slightly more head heavy than my original TI-80. I didn't test the balance and like I said, maybe it was just my imagination.
     
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  5. sharp*shooter

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    Thanks for all the posts! From a purely cosmetic standpoint I think the blue and red version looks better though i've only seen the images on google etc.
     
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  6. KOtennis

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    i have the older version. and have hit with the new version.

    I think the new ones are a little lighter....

    and i like the old paint job a lot more.
     
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  8. sharp*shooter

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    I think I read for the ultimum the UL is for grips 1,2 and 3 and SL is for 4 and 5. Why do they do this crap? I might look elsewhere
     
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