Yonex REGNA 98 &100?

rdefrei1

New User
Does it really worth paying $380 on a Yonex REGNA? Any huge difference?
I use pretty much Babolat Pure Aero & Head Speed MP 18x20, never tried a Yonex one.
 

PSC85

Semi-Pro
Given the precision of the manufacturing process, that alone is quite justifiable if you ever had to get multiple racquets matched by MRT and given the time and cost involved.

spec wise, it's personal preference.
 

kimguroo

Legend
Does it really worth paying $380 on a Yonex REGNA? Any huge difference?
I use pretty much Babolat Pure Aero & Head Speed MP 18x20, never tried a Yonex one.
Racket is just racket. There is no magical racket in history of tennis.
Is it special? My answer is yes or no.
It’s just unique racket since nothing like Regna.
no other manu
does Regna will make you play one level up? Answer is “NO”.
Then why Regna is “unique”?.
The shaft frame action makes special but someone might hate the feeling because it feels horrible vibration but once one is understand the feeling, it won’t bother it at all. BTW the second version was dampened so less frame action feel though.

I was one of early Regna user and when I got the first one 6 years ago, I almost gave up the racket because I could not understand the racket and played horribly over 3 months. I had unusual long adjustment period.
If Regna was cheap, I dumped the racket within a month but I kept trying then I like Regna and only bought two-rackets (6 year period). Actually I saved more money since I bought rackets frequently but I don’t do that anymore.
 
So, for some people Regna experience will be like drafting a terrible QB in the 1st round but sticking with him for 2 full seasons nonetheless because too much was invested to begin with?
 

TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
I will say Yonex is definitely a brand worth trying, but even I am looking at that Regna with the side eye. I really don’t know if it’s worth the almost $400 dollar price point.
 

PT280 Fan

Semi-Pro
So, for some people Regna experience will be like drafting a terrible QB in the 1st round but sticking with him for 2 full seasons nonetheless because too much was invested to begin with?
Sunk loss fallacy right! And let's not forget the prestige factor, particularly at the club level - huge in tennis!

Hopefully at that price point it doesn't start mysteriously chipping or cracking the way some other recent Yonex (and others) have been known to do.
 

smalahove

Hall of Fame
Multiple threads on this topic by the tennis enthusiasts and then we cry that wilson and head should bring their high end pro stocks to the market...
However, the Regnas cost €350 (incl VAT) whilst that site known for selling selling prostocks, sell most new prostocks between €300 and 400, f.inst H19 and H22 for €399, (new) Gravity and Prestige prostocks for €349.

which begs the question; if Yonex are willing to sell their high end frames in that price bracket, why Isn’t head and Wilson?
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
However, the Regnas cost €350 (incl VAT) whilst that site known for selling selling prostocks, sell most new prostocks between €300 and 400, f.inst H19 and H22 for €399, (new) Gravity and Prestige prostocks for €349.

which begs the question; if Yonex are willing to sell their high end frames in that price bracket, why Isn’t head and Wilson?
Because the market is limited. I doubt Yonex will do well with Regna outside of Japan because of the price level (and I doubt they are selling tons of those in Japan either).
They are in business of making money and most profits along the way, just like every successful company.
Retooling manufacturing lines and enabling them for mass production is not a cheap investment (those molds are not cheap), especially if Head were to try to release 10s of thousands of PT frames.
I am still not sure what the obsession is with the TGT frames as those are just lighter versions of what you buy in the store...
 
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