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Safina 04-14-2007 07:50 AM

Yonex RDS handle construction
 
Hello,

I am trying to figure out the difference in construction between Yonex and other racquets.
The Yonex RDS001 mid feels so "solid", you don't really need a dampener.
I also notice Yonex doesn't really have a "trap door".

1. Do they have hollow handles like Babolat Pure Drive or Head Instinct, or is it solid material, or is it hollow but filled with foam or other substance?

2. Anyone have a picture of a Yonex RDS without the buttcap on?

Thanks!

armand 04-14-2007 07:52 AM

No it's not hollow, it's one solid piece of hard foam. No pic but I've seen it plenty of times.

Duzza 04-14-2007 08:15 AM

Does it look anything like this, on the RDX 500 Mid?

Safina 04-14-2007 08:23 AM

nice pic Duzza.. thanks. I think it is exactly like that.
Looks foam filled to me!

armand 04-14-2007 09:05 AM

I stand corrected. It is exactly like Duzza's RDX but the thin layer of foam that covers the bottom of the 'trap door' can be broken through if I remember correctly. I've never done it, and I could be mistaken.

Voltron 04-14-2007 09:07 AM

It is exactly like that, and the grip does leave that much residue. I've never taken the buttcap off mine however, as it is secured with nine or so full sized staples.

louis netman 04-14-2007 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by armand (Post 1378052)
I stand corrected. It is exactly like Duzza's RDX but the thin layer of foam that covers the bottom of the 'trap door' can be broken through if I remember correctly. I've never done it, and I could be mistaken.

Thin layer? Can it be broken through? Was contemplating the 002 over the 002Tour due to my want/need to fill the typical hollow space with silicone. Please verify that the handle is indeed, hollow...will save me alot of grief...Thanx!

armand 04-14-2007 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by louis netman (Post 1378153)
Thin layer? Can it be broken through? Was contemplating the 002 over the 002Tour due to my want/need to fill the typical hollow space with silicone. Please verify that the handle is indeed, hollow...will save me alot of grief...Thanx!

No...I am sorry. As Voltron said, the buttcap is secured with industrial staples so it's a lot of work to take off and especially put back on. I mighta done it to my RDX which I don't use at all anymore, but a friend has it on extended loan.

Duzza 04-14-2007 05:40 PM

Well I just took the buttcap, grommets and bumper off because it's broken and I was bored. The staples I got out with a small screwdriver ;) Putting back on is out of the question.

snoflewis 04-14-2007 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Safina (Post 1377918)
Hello,

I am trying to figure out the difference in construction between Yonex and other racquets.
The Yonex RDS001 mid feels so "solid", you don't really need a dampener.
I also notice Yonex doesn't really have a "trap door".

1. Do they have hollow handles like Babolat Pure Drive or Head Instinct, or is it solid material, or is it hollow but filled with foam or other substance?

2. Anyone have a picture of a Yonex RDS without the buttcap on?

Thanks!

Safina, the "solid" feel doesnt really have much to do with the trap door. every player's racket that i've dealt with had foam filled handles, which would have a lot to do with dampening the vibration, but i found some rackets to be more jarring (and solid) than others even in similar weight ranges. a solid handle would make the grip incredibly heavy and incredibly headlight in relation to the head, which is hollow.

BlackJesus 04-14-2007 10:27 PM

Since I don't like yonex handle but love the frame I'm planning to remove all the silicone handle and substitute it with an Head pallet I'd like to know if the shape of the handle under the silicone is the same for all brand racquets or different

eman resu 01-26-2013 05:06 AM

Do you think head pallets would fit on a RDX500mp if you remove the outer foam? can you measure the hairpin dimensions?


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