Naomi Osaka Racquet Specs

moon shot

Hall of Fame
good eye, signs of an older model?
I don’t know Yonex racquets well but I would think it indicates her frame in mold and or drill pattern matches that model. Perhaps it is a prostock of that mold, or Ai retail, or a DR and she likes the old grommets better.
 

anfield

Semi-Pro
Does Yonex really do the whole prostock thing? Sure Stan is playing a 95D, NK with prolly an AI, bit it's not like there is the whole H22, PT57A thing where people are paying stupid money for these holy grail sticks. Sure the 95d has a bit of a cult thing, but that's because Yonex only makes them for Stan, for now. Wilson and Head pros are still getting their options made.
 

Automatix

Hall of Fame
Does Yonex really do the whole prostock thing? Sure Stan is playing a 95D, NK with prolly an AI, bit it's not like there is the whole H22, PT57A thing where people are paying stupid money for these holy grail sticks. Sure the 95d has a bit of a cult thing, but that's because Yonex only makes them for Stan, for now. Wilson and Head pros are still getting their options made.
Yonex made racquets for Hewitt which were a blend of 2 different retail sticks + a custom layup - supposedly Hewitt is very specific about how the racquet flexes.
 

Yoneyama

Professional
Does Yonex really do the whole prostock thing? Sure Stan is playing a 95D, NK with prolly an AI, bit it's not like there is the whole H22, PT57A thing where people are paying stupid money for these holy grail sticks. Sure the 95d has a bit of a cult thing, but that's because Yonex only makes them for Stan, for now. Wilson and Head pros are still getting their options made.
Since Hewitt, I believe players just play with paintjob retail frames these days customised to suit their games.

Yonex frames are great and I don't think prostock is really warranted except when someone wants something as specific as Hewitt did
 

Syfo-Dias

Professional
Yonex made racquets for Hewitt which were a blend of 2 different retail sticks + a custom layup - supposedly Hewitt is very specific about how the racquet flexes.
Didn't Hewitt play with a Super RD Tour 90 for the majority of his early career? I could have sworn that was the case.
 

anfield

Semi-Pro
Not so much of secret, 305g + 17g for strings + 5g for OG + 5g for Yonex dampener + 8g of lead, not sure if anything under the bumper.
 

ron schaap

Professional
Yonex is saying its PT Strike. Could be that or whatever RPM Blast imitation they make for Wawa
Still with Yonex multi crosses, because Blast is considerable stiffer string then Yonex poly tour pro? Maybe she is using a different Yonex frame too, then before?
 

topspinlob

Rookie
Not so much of secret, 305g + 17g for strings + 5g for OG + 5g for Yonex dampener + 8g of lead, not sure if anything under the bumper.
i thought I saw a picture of her racket that she uses a leather grip which would typically add 10g... that's a heavy racket! i could be wrong though but in any case that's 340g is heavy for WTA standards
 

dr. godmode

Semi-Pro
Still with Yonex multi crosses, because Blast is considerable stiffer string then Yonex poly tour pro? Maybe she is using a different Yonex frame too, then before?
Blast is considerably stiffer than PTP. Makes it seems more likely she's using Strike. Probably just for tension maintenance benefits over PTP
 

Simon_the_furry

Hall of Fame
I don’t know Yonex racquets well but I would think it indicates her frame in mold and or drill pattern matches that model. Perhaps it is a prostock of that mold, or Ai retail, or a DR and she likes the old grommets better.
I use an Ai 98. This is most definitely an Ai mold.
 

DTdragons645

New User
No idea since I don't really keep up with players to that extent, but barring any major injuries over the next year I don't see why she wouldn't want to compete in the Olympics
 
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