Very nice racquet that's very comfortable and fun to play with, but too flexible which leads to loss of control when I tried to hit hard.What are your personal opinion on the RD 7 compared to other racquets?
I'm a Yonex lover, but, I think you're wrong (with regards to the bolded quotation). Ask any other BRAND-loyal group. They'll give you a wide range of racquets, too. We love our Yonexes and each of us has our own favorite. I personally liked the RQiS 1 Tour, RDX 500 MP, and my new favorite is the VCT89. I played with the RDS001 and RDiS200, MP-1 and can't say I liked those. That being said, Yonex is still superior above other brands.I think the wide range of responses shows just how good Yonex sticks are. Until this year I had only owned a few, and they were both nice (MP Tour 1 90 and RDS 001 midplus). After a few years and demoing dozens of sticks I think I might be with Yonex now for good. The Ezone 100's are fantastic (my current game day sticks), and I have also enjoyed demos of the RQiS Tour 1 XL light, RDiS 200 & 300, and the RD Ti 80. I've also picked up a few of the vintage models off the 'bay including the R-22 - one of the best mids I've ever hit with.
It seems Yonex has been gathering a bigger following over the past few years, and for good reason. Their products are definitely very high quality IMO.
I realize this thread is 3 years old, but if there was ever a frame I regret not going to, it was the RDS 001 98. At the time it came down to the Yonex and Volkl C10 Pro. I went w/ the C10 Pro (not a bad choice, mind you), but always felt I missed an opportunity w/ the Yonex.RDS001 90.
I have two, strung, never hit with, in my mom's basement half way across the country. It seems I need to break those out! Pretty happy with the xi and ai 98, but the ai98 is probably my "all timer" pick...Yonex RDS 001 Midplus. i wish i could get my hands on 2 nos versions of this stick
As far as a comparison between the SRDT95 and Ezone 98... they are quite different, IMO... The SRDT95 has a much lower RA, is thinner beamed, and much higher static weight and SW. For me, it would be closer to a 330g Tour G, but with a better weight distribution that I find easier to swing (even with weight added to the hoop and handle).My very first racquet that someone gave me to get started in Tennis was the aluminum R-3. I have since recently gotten back into tennis and I am swinging VCP 97 330 and overall I like it. I also have 2x R-22, 2 R-24's and an R-27. I want to pick up a Cyborg 2200 or 2700 and a Titanium 400. I like the all black designs of the older models. the R-24's head is not THAT much smaller the the VCP 97. it also has wider string spacing for potentially more spin. What made the RDTI 80 so special? what about the Super RD Tour 95 compared to your EZone 98?