Originally Posted by smirker
BC1, I know you are only teasing with the derogatory PD comments!
Re Yonex, admittedly I have only hit with two Yonex frames (RD7 and RDiS 200) but both have felt underpowered to me. The RDiS is a mate of mines and he has since purchased a PD as he was getting out hit from the baseline when using the RDiS. A lot of his shots were dropping on the service line with loopy spin and getting punished. Since he bought the PD his shots have become deeper and more penetrating.
I like Yonex sticks and think they are some of the best quality wise. I have yet to find one that matches up in performance terms.
Any recs on which ones I should try?
Honestly, none of the stuff you mentioned is actually on the racquet. the RDIS is not underpowered at all, but it is a stick that rewards good timing and a relaxed swing. If you muscle the ball, dont prep right or hit with poor timing you will not get a lot out of the racquet.
The stiffness of the PD bails out poor technique a lot, and it also will reward good technique as well.