Yonex RD-80

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by derekwu77, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. derekwu77

    derekwu77 Guest

    Just wanted to hear what some of your thoughts about the RD-80 from Yonex are. If you've tried it along with a LiquidMetal Radical, which do you think is better (powerwise/control-wise).
  2. louis netman

    louis netman Hall of Fame

    Feb 20, 2004
    ti 80

    not intending to be derogatory............what a fu#&*ng peice of junk. No pop. no feel. what a lightweight peice of fu$@#ng sh&%...
    Who designs this stuff??????????
    To Yonex: please let's get together and do something respectable please email: michaelm101@cs.com
  3. Thunnus

    Thunnus Rookie

    Feb 20, 2004
    Actually, it is a pretty nice racket. It is not as solid as other players frames but it may be taken care of with some lead work. It does have a dampened feel which is good for controlling volleys, but combined with lower pop your ball my land short if you don't have really fast swing. For some reason, it feels like it is about 26" long or shorter in my hand. I have used other Yonex rackets but I don't recall them being like that. It takes a few strokes to get used to the racket. It is easy to control the serve but it lacks a bit of pop. It is relatively easy to generate spin with this racket.

    Overall, it is a pretty good racket but I think there are better players frames out there.
  4. @wright

    @wright Hall of Fame

    Feb 19, 2004
    It hits pretty decent, but I do find it light and a littile tinny. Some lead might take care of that though. I like the overall dampened feel.

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