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jdeloach 11-10-2006 08:26 AM

****Yonex Thread****
 
I recently have seen the light. After demo-ing several racquets I have decided to switch to a RDS 001. I am picking my newly strung racquet up this afternoon.
I also have ordered a RDX 500 MP for my wife, so we will be a Yonex family.
I think, with all of the Yonex lovers on the boards, we need a place we can call our own. This will allow those searching for the light to easily research the Yonex racquet line.

cptobvious_619 11-10-2006 08:31 AM

awesome. i'm an rd ti-80 user here.

i switched to yonex from wilson and i've really liked their line of products.

the sweetspot is huge, racquet plays bigger than its stated headsize and very spin friendly for all those topspin users out there.

stormholloway 11-10-2006 08:38 AM

I too am considering a switch from Wilson to Yonex. I like the sound of the RDX mid. I like the RDS specs but I just can't swing that paint job.

mfa81 11-10-2006 08:45 AM

I am considering to switch from my babolat PD to yonex, rds 001 mp, rds 003 or rdx 500 mp, I will demo each and post the results

Askmeo88 11-10-2006 08:54 AM

Another Yonex user here. Started tennis using Yonex, after doing very well with their racquets in badminton - couldn't imagine using anything else for tennis. I've gone through the MP Tour-1, RDX-500MP and now I'm using the Ti-80. Could not be happier :)

stormholloway 11-10-2006 09:03 AM

Thoughts on the Ti-80? Compared to RDX?

cptobvious_619 11-10-2006 09:25 AM

in regards to the rd ti-80 to the rdx500 mp:

the rd ti-80 is a lot stiffer than the rdx500. the rdx500 is a LOT more powerful and forgiving than the rd ti-80. the rdx500 is crazy with topspin, a little too much for some ppl, but it's awesome for players who hit with 90% topspin. the rd ti-80 also has a "tinny" feel, as described on this board, but a dampener should fix it. i have never strung my rd ti-80 above 60, so i'm not sure if the dampener works with anything above 60 lbs. the rdx500 has a buttery feeling - for those ppl who like that feeling.

the rd ti-80 is also noticably better on flat serves and overall volleying, but the rdx500 is better for spin serves.

the rd ti-80 also has it's weight distributed among three parts of the racquet, so you can literally feel the racquet if you hold it loosely in your hand. the rdx500 on the other hand has most of the weight in the handle - it's really light when you hold it loosely.

both are good racquets - but remember that if you use an rd ti-80 that any gripsize 4 1/2 above has a higher swingweight than ones with smaller grip sizes. i've only demoed the rdx500, so i can't say anything about it - hopefully, some other board members with talk about it

*my comments are in regards to the rdx500 MP, not the MID - i have never used the rdx500 mid, nor am I at the level when i can use a mid well - so hopefully, another more experienced board member can help you.

jdeloach 11-10-2006 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stormholloway (Post 1056379)
........ but I just can't swing that paint job.


I have to agree the paint job is very loud, but I hit it so well, I'll have to just play with some shades on! I do love the feel of the RDX500 also, since my wife will be using it we can swap every once in awhile.
We need someone that is good at desining to make us a avatar or signature to show our love for Yonex. Here is the list so far:

jdeloach - #001

jdeloach 11-10-2006 10:19 AM

jdeloach - #001
cptobvious_619 - #002
Askmeo88 - #003

stormholloway 11-10-2006 10:37 AM

Are those the winning lotto numbers?

jdeloach 11-10-2006 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stormholloway (Post 1056589)
Are those the winning lotto numbers?

lol....I wish they were.

Ripper 11-10-2006 11:07 AM

Yonex lover here.

tennis_nerd22 11-10-2006 11:40 AM

yonex rackets are great (btw nice thread idea to counter the redondo one ;)). but i just got a redondo mp and i think ill like it more than the rds 001 mp that i have. but nonetheless, the rds is a great frame, better than the other's ive tried...

tennis_nerd22 11-10-2006 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stormholloway (Post 1056589)
Are those the winning lotto numbers?

hey, only one way to find out :p

Quote:

Originally Posted by Askmeo88 (Post 1056400)
Another Yonex user here. Started tennis using Yonex, after doing very well with their racquets in badminton - couldn't imagine using anything else for tennis. I've gone through the MP Tour-1, RDX-500MP and now I'm using the Ti-80. Could not be happier :)

askmeo88,

i tried the babolat PD way back at the beginning of the summer, and the only thing it was better than the rds 001 mp was serving. other than that, the yonex is much more comfortable, spin-friendly, and has great feel, and a lot more control than the PD. the only thing i liked the PD for over the rds was its stability. the downside was that after playing for 5 minutes my shoulder was killing me, so i switched back to the rds and the pain was gone. i think you'll like the rds :)

007 11-10-2006 12:23 PM

Very happy Ti80 owner here. It is a bit tinny but I just strung mine up with Babolat XCEL and use a TF damper.......feels great (much quieter).

Never liked RDX500 MP nor MP1 Tour 98

Have owned Power RD 7 standard (rare) and RD7 but both are just to sluggish

I got rid of an SRDTour 95 years ago and replaced it with an SRQ500 because I stupidly thought tweeners were they way to go - WRONG!

007 11-10-2006 12:25 PM

Very happy Ti80 owner here. It is a bit tinny (like a Ti70) but strung up with a soft string like XCEL or 515 and a damper it feels great (much quieter).

Never liked RDX500 MP nor MP1 Tour 98

Ti70 was OK.

Have owned Power RD 7 standard (rare) and RD7: felt great but both were just to sluggish.

I got rid of an SRDTour 95 years ago and replaced it with an SRQ500 because I stupidly thought tweeners were they way to go - WRONG!

EliteNinja 11-10-2006 12:52 PM

I got my RDX500 mid a year ago when my shoulder was sore from my Prince NXG MP.

Within a week of using the RDX500, my pain was gone. I was looking for comfort, and I got it. Right on the money.

I'm sticking with this racquet for a long while. It's got decent spin, a huge sweet spot, and excellent control.

I also love the Yonex lineup of strings. Particularly the Super Tour 850 and 850Pro.

I also use Yonex Supergrap overgrips.

Redflea 11-10-2006 01:16 PM

RDX Mids are the best racquet I've used, in terms of feel, control, touch, great for spin and serving...switched away to a 98" (M-Fil 300) due to encroaching age and increasing doubles % of my play and really like the M-Fil, but I still miss my mids... :)

TennezSport 11-10-2006 01:29 PM

Yonex Yes!
 
I am another Yonex convert and I love the racquet. Currently using the Yonex Tour-1 MP and really love the feel. I used to play Wilson until I got hold of the Yonex RD7. Used that raq for a few years until I could not get them anymore.

Looks like I will have to do the same when the Tour-1's go. However, I just tried the RDS001 MP and really love that feel also. Think I will be staying a Yonex convert.

TS :cool:

mfa81 11-10-2006 02:06 PM

This afternoon I went to my local store and unfortunely they have only rdx mid plus to demo, so I would lke to know abou the differences between rdx 500 mid plus and rds 001 mid plus, the specs are very close, but how about play with rdx and rds


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