Might replace my RDX500MPs....

#1
I was told that these racquets were purist paradise, with spin, control, feel, an aesthete's delight. They really are, I love hitting with them. I was also told they were underpowered and that against heavy hitters I'd find myself being pushed back and hitting the ball short, opening myself up to a pummelling. Having been promoted in my local tennis league, this has also become deeply apparent. (Btw, serving's been great, no complaints there).

So...

I think I'm going to have to look for something with a bit more power. I am not hitting as many winners atm, I think it's low even considering i'm playing better people. I think I probably want to try the RDS001MP. Are there any other racquets I should be considering, around 11 1/2 oz, maybe Babolat or Wilson options (i've never tried either).

Me: decent, pretty hard first serve, spinny second that i'm working on. Flat groundstrokes, developing net game, like a drop shot or two, do a lot of court covering and scrambling.
 
#2
i would stick to Yonex, IMO one of the best quality racquets out there. Try some out, RDS001, RDiS100MP or Mid and RDiS200.
 
#3
i would stick to Yonex, IMO one of the best quality racquets out there. Try some out, RDS001, RDiS100MP or Mid and RDiS200.
hi thanks for the input. not heard much about the RDiS200, that's the updated RDS002 right? i'm looking for something with a bit more free power essentially. i'm working on my stroke mechanics, swinging harder/ more confidently, my technique's better but there's still definitely not as much pop on my best shots as there was with the RDS003 i used to own.
 
#4
You should try lowering the tension and see if you can get some more power. If you hybrid, string the crosses 2lbs tighter than the mains
 
#5
Stick a leather grip on your RDX500MP and balance it with 3grams of lead at 3 and 9 o'clock. Thats what I have with mine and it makes a big difference with stability.
 
#6
thanks guys, i think i have got it strung a little tight, and will check out maybe adding weight, although i'm not sure that's the answer.
 
#7
You should try lowering the tension and see if you can get some more power. If you hybrid, string the crosses 2lbs tighter than the mains
right, now i've hit with it for the second time since i got it restrung. it felt a lot better. obviously it's now a little lower in tension and this'll be where it stays, so yeah i'm gonna keep going. just gotta practise....
 
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