Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by gino, Feb 8, 2010.
I think so... looks like a PJ for me.
Looks to me like it is the typical Yonex isometric head shape. How could it then be a paintjob of his Tecnifibre? Now it could be (and probably is) a custom mold for Verdasco alone. But I think that it is indeed a Yonex.
Yonex RDiS 200 Tour
Fernando's new racquet will be the new Yonex RDiS 200 Tour. What he is actually using, we will find out later.
Nice numbers/info, Racquetcraft! You do know what I meant by the Babolat Machine, right? i.e. BABOLAT RDC RATINGS as used by TW, right? Got a little scared seeing, after such knowledgeable numbers, the quote/unquote on the Babolat Machine... Which obviously ain’t mine... What strings and tension was Verdasco playing with during his period with Tech.?
Nobody has answered my question How does he keep such a low swing weight while maintaining a high Static Weight? I know he has lead at 3&9 but I mentioned that one of his frames I had he had lead at the top of the handle. Does lead at the top of the handle add static weight while not increasing SW? RacquetCraft now that Verdasco is with Yonex, can you tell us what exactly you did to bring Verdasco's stick up to spec?
If Fernando had the Yonex racket during Aussie open, would he have won his 1st slam ?
What does that have to do with 'Nando's defeat? If anything, I would say that it would have hurt him, as he would have been playing with an unfamiliar racquet.
The racket doesn't work by itself,it needs somebody to operate it,LOL.
He can have the best racket in the world(it seems he's gotten closer to it as he could) but there is nothing he can do when playing guys like Fed, and everybody else.
Some of these guys on this thread either are ******** or blind,to even mention a paint job on a cleas Yonex head shape!
Unbelievable as Johnny Mac would say!
They just can't believe the fact that a Pro could switch frames in middle of their careers...... ie.. Federer is still really using that original original Wilson prostaff racket. it is just painted like BLX 90
I'm not gonna say anything about Fed's racket because it's within one brand and they are really similar in shape and specs and also Nate Fergusson said that he uses a k90 (or was using),but Verdasco's is clear an Yonex Racket.Yonex has better frames than Tecnifibre(however i think they have had good frames suchs as 335,320,320 VO2Max) which would take little time for him to get used to it.
Nonetheless i still think is going to take a couple months for him to get his confidence back or even more than before.
Yonex doesn't need to paint anything ,they have been making great rackets for champions for more than 25 years.
Yonex is sponsoring he Spanish Federation and i think Wimbledom as well.
320 v02 is a great racquet it's a shame he had to switch bc that's all technifbre really had as far as pro players
I think a yonex will compliment his game.
Maybe he should have tried the actual 320 before switching to Yonex?
Yonex urgently need another top male player to endorse their racquets with Hewitt not doing well enough and Nalbandian been injured for too long
IMO in recent years Hewitt/Nalbandian has carried the RDS001 Mid & MP racquet well respectively
Now lets hope Verdasco will help bring more attention and exposure to yonex racquets
Thanks for sharing! Can you tell me if this is with the lead weights, overgrip, etc?
He just may win the French open with this racket. Is the frame stock or customized ??
Its probably heavily customized.
any close-up pics of his racket??
Nice paint job. I assume Verdasco is using the real deal but obviously customized to his preferences.
just saw verdasco beat roddick for the sap open title. i hope he breaks into the top 5 this year.
So is it confirmed that he uses an isometric head, or is it just an illusion?
I think the RDIS MP is a fantastic racquet and now with the 200 they are coming out with something with a softer feeling. It also seems to have a different grip, not just the color but more cushion than the 100 but I could be wrong about that. Paint job rocks and you get him winning the SAP so great timing.
I still plan to demo the new technifibres but great signing by Yonex.
Sometime it is matter of money. Did you think of this ? said that does not mean yonex is a bad racket but when it comes to pro you never really know what the racket specs are since they are customised. Now Verdasco was playing with Technifibre since many years having ( in the 2009 ) his best year ever. Why to change a racket in this "golden" moment?
money. Nothing bad. Maybe not romantic but it is part of the game and big brands when they want something they get it offering amounts that smaller company cannot afford. nothing to do with quality because also Tecnifibre produces superb rackets
I would say Yonex when you count badminton and maybe other kinds of rackets sells 20 times as many as TF. Maybe 50 times or more. As such they can pay a guy like Verdasco more than TF can. Just go around the club and count how many Yonex you see and how many TF you see. Then count all the BM rackets that yonex sells. I believe they dominate BM. I suspect Verdasco by virtue of his great year last year caught the eye of Yonex who saw that here was an appealing guy on the rise we can get. It looks like it payed off already. Yonex is huge in Asia and has been around for Decades.
saying a racket is a PJ is about as common around here as saying "Ivanovic is haaawt!!!!" If you say something is a PJ it means you're "in the know"....
I wonder what the Specs are. It can't be Stock frame, can't it ?
Yeah,you're right when you say about tennis,that of course Yonex(they have better rackets) sell more rackets than Tecnifibre,but that's about it,in badminton i have no clue about it,you know more than i do,but if you mention badminton,what does Verdasco have to do with badminton?
So in rackets Yonex is bigger than tecnifibre,but even though i think big companies in tennis are Head,Wilson,Prince, and Babolat getting there as well.
the reason I say BM matters is because selling a ton of BM sticks means more money for Yonex and more money for Yonex means more money for Verdasco. TF is big in strings but even there they are third after Babolat and Wilson/lux on tour and Prince and Head at retail.
It may be the SFIT 1,it's kinda like what he likes right?:|
I think its a PJ of a differnt yonex racquet .
also yonex is 10x bigger than technifibre because they have a line of racquets , clothes and shoes also they produce shock asorbers and overgrip
Tecnifibre is on Racquetball and Squash market too,so they may make some money as well selling strings,i don;t know if they have racquets for these sports.How much does a player like him would make,or how much if anybody has an idea,did Djokovic get paid?
The racquet is the RDiS 200,the new one that did not come out yet,or is just abou to,go to Yonex website and you guys may see the specs there,or there was a thread somewhere here with the specs.
and talking about him,Chardy knocked him out today in straight sets.
I saw Monaco use the same frame as Verdasco at the Copa Telmex.
He's still using the RDiS 100 MP
Yonex made a wise choice. There is not a male Spanish speaking star using a Yonex. Nalbandian is 140 and falling. Verdasco is a great get for Yonex.
And he just kicked some Roddick butt with it so it can't be that bad.
I saw him on tuesday with the new RDis 200..
In this picture you only can see the handle.. but the paint job is unique.. RDis200
Here are excellent close up photos of Fever's frame from Memphis.
Monaco's was always a paint job,he always used the RDS 002 Tour which is a better racket than RDiS 100.
post pics on this thread, links do not work
if signed by Yonex Verdasco ... where is the document??? pics???
The way I heard it from the US Regional Tecnifibre rep was that Yonex offered Verdasco 500K/year for 3 years to use the RDiS200. Verdasco has a new agent who felt that Verdasco was not getting enough money from Tecnifibre. Yonex doubled Tecs offer and Verdasco took it.
Ron Rocchi from Wilson told me that Wilson spends more money than most companies in Tennis, but Yonex spends 10 times what Wilson spends. Yonex owns over 50% of the badminton business globally, along with the strong tennis market share in Asia which gives them plenty of money to spread around on tennis. This is also one of the reasons that the QC and paint jobs on Yonex racquets is the best on the market.
ohhh damn and i just bought 2 MG prestige MID
QC best is Fischer in my experience, and good paint quality from my experience is found on Dunlops, Yonex, Volkl's ...most Head "premium" models ....etc. Paint quality on Volkl's I've used for years (dnx10 mid, tour 10's) is second to none...they NEVER get chipped from stringing or banging against each other in the thermo bag. They are only affected when scraped on the ground going for low balls....and I don't know of any rackets who don't get scratched when hit against a hard court/clay court ... not even Yonex rackets .
I'm disappointed with Yonex's bumper guards for example, at least in the RDS series the bumpers are VERY fragile and the grommets break like uncooked pasta.
Compare that with the grommets on my Tour 10's, or the CAPS on most Prestiges which are holding on for years...
Edit. Verdasco is a very exciting player to watch regardless of the racquet he plays with . Good for Yonex that they could get him...
That sounds correct. There were in fact a number of other companies that were serious in having Verdasco join their stable, but in the end , Yonex offered the best deal for him. Un buen trabajo Fernando!Bien hecho:smile:
Obviously his wallet has reaped the immediate reward. Hopefully for him the racquet change will work out equally well for him in the on court results.
Oh by the way, Verdasco has not officially signed anything yet. If he had, there would have been an announcement by both parties.
So there's still hope for all of you Wilson lovers.
I believe players usually get a three week trial period. Why Verdasco played with the Yonex logo ? Only Verdasco knows that answer.
The RDS grommets were very bad indeed. The RDiS grommets are a lot better.
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