Yonex RDX 500 vs RD-7

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by max8176, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. max8176

    max8176 Rookie

    Jul 3, 2004
    Does anyone here have experience with both rackets? Is there any specs on the RD-7? How it compare to the RDX 500? I have been using RD-7 for the past 10 years. I currently have two right now but I crack one of them a few days ago. I am looking at the RDX 500 as replacement. Picked up a demo today and feel a little bit different. Though is better than the recent Yonex that I have tried in recent years such as the ti-50 and muscle power series. Any ways to modify RDX 500 so it will play more like the RD-7? Other Yonex alternatives? Thanks in advance. Need all the feedback to help me decide!!
  2. bookem

    bookem Rookie

    Feb 18, 2004
    Wherever I go, there I am...
    I've also been playing with the Spinmeister for the last 7 years and have slowly been building up my stock. I'd suggest scouring this Board and **** if you want to continue with the 7.

    Regarding the specs, here's a comparison:
    RD-7 Head: 95
    Weight: 12.3 oz
    SW: 342
    Stiffness: 54

    RDX 500 Head: 90 Head: 98
    Weight: 11.8 oz Weight: 11.7 oz
    SW: 318 SW: 315
    Stiffness: 60 Stiffness: 62

    Above specs are from TW's site.

    From the above, it appears the 500 is going to be much easier to bring around but you may sacrifice a smidgeon on the control...

    Good luck choosing and, if you do pick up the 500, post your impressions!

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