New Racquet for me, 2. round

Rafa Nadal

Semi-Pro
:mrgreen:
Hi Guys,
i demoed so much racquets
Babolat Aeropro Drive
Babolat Pure Drive
HEAD FP Radical Tour
Wilson NCode 6.1 Tour
VÖLKL Tour 10 V-Engine MP
..
The racquets from Babolat are to powerful and with no control, the Wilson is to hard ro play.
Any opinions what i should test?
Maybe the Yonex RDX 500?
Waht do you think?
 

Return_Ace

Hall of Fame
Which RDX500 are you going to go for? Mid? Well if your game isn't up to standard (like mine) and you go for such a small headsize (like I did) you can really see how good you really are (like me :)).
Haven't played with the midplus or HD but the general feedback on the board is that it is pretty well received.

Now if you're looking into the Ti-80 department I can answer more of your questions since it's my racket of choice :). It has a pretty low power level but high enough to put away balls. It has nice touch at the net (I found that out when i was forced into an awkard volley and managed to pull off the best volley i'd ever done without even thinking about it :)). It swings pretty light aswell and my arm isn't fatigued after a match (most my matches go to three sets).
 

Gaines Hillix

Hall of Fame
Rafa Nadal said:
:mrgreen:
Hi Guys,
i demoed so much racquets
Babolat Aeropro Drive
Babolat Pure Drive
HEAD FP Radical Tour
Wilson NCode 6.1 Tour
VÖLKL Tour 10 V-Engine MP
..
The racquets from Babolat are to powerful and with no control, the Wilson is to hard ro play.
Any opinions what i should test?
Maybe the Yonex RDX 500?
Waht do you think?
Yea, I'd give the RDX 500 MP and Prince O3 Tour a demo. Have you tried the LM Prestige?
 

andfor

Legend
Did you ever try the Babolat Pure Storm as I suggested? I use the RDX 500 MP it has a little less power the the Pure Storm. Try 'em.
 

Rafa Nadal

Semi-Pro
Oh men no Prestigem i tried, but it was a dead racquet.
@Return_Ace do you habe the 2005er modell of the TI 80 ?
I think i will test thr TI.
Whats about Serve, Return, stability at baseline ralleys?
 

Return_Ace

Hall of Fame
I don't have the 2005 model but I believe it's completely the same racket with different colours (don't know why they changed it the old one looked good , the new one looks cr*p).
Serves: Really sorry but I can't actually serve flat (not properly yet anyway) lol :), however find that it can generate good spin not sure bout kick though since it's another serve i don't have (getting embarassed now). However I do find that it doesn't have a lot of "dwell" time, how to put it? When I served with the Head FP Radical MP it had a more "cuppy" feel than the Ti-80 (might be the flexpoint), which is the annoying but i can put up with it.

Return: I proud myself on my serve returns :), However block returns lack a little depth so it's best to have a little swing, and when you contact right it goes nice and deep and you can move it about a bit. For weaker serves just step up and swing normally it goes pretty well.

Stability: I find the racket pretty stable on both sides (SWFH and 2HBH but changin to 1H) on the BH side when you step in its just beautiful to watch. It holds up pretty well against hard hitters aswell.

My only real problem i find with this racket is its low power (block returns/ Serve) but if your strong enough then you should be able to handle it. Though in terms of low power you can still put away the ball.

Any more questions?
 
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