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Gonzalito17 01-11-2013 01:21 PM

Found a Yonex R-22 at Goodwill
 
Perfect shape too, isometric frame, very light, can't wait to test this baby. Feels absolutely perfect. Can actually see/feel playing with it in a tournament it feels so sweeet. I've come to a realization: Yonex are masters at creating racquets.

ctromano 01-11-2013 02:30 PM

thats awesome
 
lucky you, your going to like the racquet, since I've tried it I liked it and now have 5 of them in rotation, playing 4.5 and 5.0 tournaments with them as well. What you'll like most is your kick serve with this racquet. Have fun, I suggest a tension of 58 lbs and a classic string like prince syn. gut in gold.

Gonzalito17 01-11-2013 03:47 PM

Thanks Ct, wow, this must be a terrific racquet. What year is it from, I'd guess later 80s.

AlfaAce 01-11-2013 07:48 PM

Yes, 84-89 era IIRC. Martina's racquet of choice. Great with nat gut. There were several different weights available.

Gonzalito17 01-17-2013 02:49 AM

Fantastic racquet. Feels perfect actually, on any shot, just feels so comfortable, as good a racquet as I've ever hit with. Solid flexible smooth

Say Chi Sin Lo 01-17-2013 02:58 AM

Now you can jack up the price and sell it here, make a profit out of your find. :twisted:

coachrick 01-17-2013 07:30 AM

Check the inside of the hoop in the top 'corners'. That was the point that showed the stress of too much 'breathing' on the machine or impact with the court. Scores and scores of the R-22 model were replaced under warranty and I'm sure hundreds more failed over time. The corner angle was eased a bit, resulting in a longer lasting frame.

It was a terrific racket in its day. We sold zillions with the free Yonex towel to commemorate Martina's run ca 1984.

Gonzalito17 01-17-2013 07:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Say Chi Sin Lo (Post 7128243)
Now you can jack up the price and sell it here, make a profit out of your find. :twisted:

It's not for sale )

NJ1 01-17-2013 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gonzalito17 (Post 7113122)
I've come to a realization: Yonex are masters at creating racquets.

Welcome to the club.

DFWLoop 01-19-2013 03:16 PM

dang, have to go look for mine and take it to my match tomorrow. i do remember it hit well.

db10s 01-19-2013 04:04 PM

Specs?

I have a Gamma made yonex, same era, 95".

Gonzalito17 01-21-2013 02:52 PM

Played a new opponent today, at 5-0 I changed from Volkl to the Yonex R22 and also did not lose a game with it. 60 60 60.

I can't believe how good it feels, slices through the air like a sword. serves never felt better. What a masterpiece of tennis weapon technology and artistry. Kudos to Yonex.

struggle 01-21-2013 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gonzalito17 (Post 7145177)
Played a new opponent today, at 5-0 I changed from Volkl to the Yonex R22 and also did not lose a game with it. 60 60 60.

I can't believe how good it feels, slices through the air like a sword. serves never felt better. What a masterpiece of tennis weapon technology and artistry. Kudos to Yonex.

maybe find a tougher opponent. sweet stick, either way.

Gonzalito17 01-22-2013 04:30 AM

Some guy at the courts wanted to play so we played. I was just there hitting at the wall and practicing serves.

coachrick 01-23-2013 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gonzalito17 (Post 7147653)
Some guy at the courts wanted to play so we played. I was just there hitting at the wall and practicing serves.

Three bagels?...should'a charged for a lesson ;) .


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