Most flexible yonex ever 1980,s

teachingprotx

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im looking to mess around with some yonex stuff . Downright more flexible than the R 7. I think there's a r -1 and an R-2 . Does the number explain the reference to flex?
Somewhere Someone on these boards said the yonex r-2 is the most soft of all the yonex R series .im only interested in the ones that have no plastic in the throat .
Does anyone have any info on the lower tiered frames from this era ?
 

Sarcastic

Rookie
The R-1, R-2 and R-3 were aluminum frames. Hard to compare them to the R-7. I enjoyed using the R-3, stiff for an aluminum frame IMO.


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galain

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You could try and find an R5. I think that had a good amount of fiberglass in it.

Just for kicks I've been toying with the idea of picking up one of the early aluminium frames and hitting with it!
 

teachingprotx

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The r-1 and r-2 actually came in composite molds as well as the aluminiums:)
Those are the ones I'm most curios about . Thank guys!!
 

MarianD

New User
I have one old graphite-composite Yonex R-1 mid-size (or Rexplay 1 - as written on the side of the throat). It is mostly gray with a dark blue strip painted all along the frame, around 90-93sqin, approx 365g strung. I can tell you it felt extremely flexible as I normally play with stiffer racquets. Bought it second hand (for 20 Euros) and because of the cheap poly, probably, I felt pain in my wrist so I gave up playing with it for the moment. I intend, however, to cut the string, restring with a soft multi and give it another try. I'll post photos later.
 

coachrick

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You could try and find an R5. I think that had a good amount of fiberglass in it.

Just for kicks I've been toying with the idea of picking up one of the early aluminium frames and hitting with it!
I've got a dozen or so if you find yourself in central Texas :)
 

galain

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Thanks Buddy. I have a friend toying with the idea of Austin as his new home, so who knows? One day I may get over that way.
 

coachrick

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Thanks Buddy. I have a friend toying with the idea of Austin as his new home, so who knows? One day I may get over that way.
By all means, come and visit!!! (Although Pickleball has replaced tennis as my "court" activity...I reckon I could have a hit with a few vintage Yonex and Wilson T series rackets for old times sake!!)
 
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me consegui la yonex rexplay 1 para usarla como raqueta de juego y queria saber todo sobre la raqueta, desde su descripción hasta sus características porfavor, seria de mucha ayuda, gracias.
 

coachrick

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Thanks Buddy. I have a friend toying with the idea of Austin as his new home, so who knows? One day I may get over that way.
By the bye, did your friend ever make it to Austin? We are on a stretch of 100F+ days, with a few in the 105 range!!! A lot like a convection oven here!
 

galain

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By the bye, did your friend ever make it to Austin? We are on a stretch of 100F+ days, with a few in the 105 range!!! A lot like a convection oven here!
Funny you ask this today Rick. He and his wife actually left Australia yesterday evening and are probably still in the air en route to the US. First port of call for him is LA. From there he'll have a look around to see what feels good to him but last I heard it was probably a toss up between Orange County and somewhere in Texas, possibly Colorado.

He's Canadian but he's managed to survive 12 years of Japanese summers and 20 years in tropical Australia so I'm sure Texas would be pretty comfortable for him.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Cyborg 2200...RA 58, SW 325, 2 points HL.

Played a couple of years with that one. Nice feel, good power. Poly wasn’t in back then so it might be a decent combo with a playable full bed or a gut hybrid.
 

coachrick

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Funny you ask this today Rick. He and his wife actually left Australia yesterday evening and are probably still in the air en route to the US. First port of call for him is LA. From there he'll have a look around to see what feels good to him but last I heard it was probably a toss up between Orange County and somewhere in Texas, possibly Colorado.

He's Canadian but he's managed to survive 12 years of Japanese summers and 20 years in tropical Australia so I'm sure Texas would be pretty comfortable for him.
Austin is getting too big for its britches !!! Cost of living is approaching that of Orange County!!!(well, approaching is the key word)...AND no beach!!!

We are being cautioned to keep electric consumption to a minimum during this heat wave(to avoid brownouts!!!!) Dang
 

coachrick

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Cyborg 2200...RA 58, SW 325, 2 points HL.

Played a couple of years with that one. Nice feel, good power. Poly wasn’t in back then so it might be a decent combo with a playable full bed or a gut hybrid.
I played the 2700 for a year or so; but never really got comfy with it...same for the RD-7 before it. I could absolutely club the ball with either; but just couldn't "flick" them like I could other sticks. I think I went to the PT280 for that little extra quickness...then to Volkl for the last few years of my teaching career.
 

teachingprotx

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Still gotta think the Rex king r1 and R2 have gotta be the softest out there . Just wish I could get a little further down the spec road . Are they 13 oz and head light but flexible ? Yikes no way would hate that .. or rather nice light weight w a healthy head light balance .. surely they gotta be some of the softest , if nothing else going by the number scale right ?
 
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