Yonex RQ Series

#51

Having just hit with the RQ100 and the GF7 I can report that the the GF7 feels a touch stiffer than the RQ100.
The RQ100 is the one of the more flexible offerings from the RQ series according to the catalogue. I have also seen GF4’s for sale so following the RQ series logic they may be more flexible than the GF7.
Both the RQ100 and GF7 have 92 in2 heads and are 372g/6-8 points head light and 337g/4-6 points head light respectively.
According to the catalog Is the 100 the softest ? Or is there any others that are more flexible ? I read the awesome posted catalog but I didn’t know If the 100 was the most flexy. In your opinion Ra 40 stiffness ? 50 stiffness ? Or 30 stiffness !!!
 

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#52
According to the catalog Is the 100 the softest ? Or is there any others that are more flexible ? I read the awesome posted catalog but I didn’t know If the 100 was the most flexy. In your opinion Ra 40 stiffness ? 50 stiffness ? Or 30 stiffness !!!
The RQ60 is supposedly the most flexible.
If I had to hazard a guess at my RQ100 I would think low 50’s.
 
#53
Yes yes that’s what I thought but I’m taking your lead on this as your my go to person on these so I’m following you :) thank you so much for all this awesome info . I’m starting to get rather curious on these old yonexs. Of course the rq 60 is my least fave looking . But that can Always be changed. Just wish I could hit with the 60 just once before actually buying one . Maybe I should start a different thread :)
 
#54
Yes yes that’s what I thought but I’m taking your lead on this as your my go to person on these so I’m following you :) thank you so much for all this awesome info . I’m starting to get rather curious on these old yonexs. Of course the rq 60 is my least fave looking . But that can Always be changed. Just wish I could hit with the 60 just once before actually buying one . Maybe I should start a different thread :)
If you’re following my lead then you’re in trouble, as I’ve only just realised that the midsize RQ Super Series is a different frame design to the RQ Pro Series. And I have only ever hit with my RQ-100 (Super Series) and nothing else from the RQ series.
I wonder if my recently acquired GF7 is the same frame design as the RQ Pro Series, as it is slightly different to my RQ-100, or if it was another different frame design again.
 
#55
If you’re following my lead then you’re in trouble, as I’ve only just realised that the midsize RQ Super Series is a different frame design to the RQ Pro Series. And I have only ever hit with my RQ-100 (Super Series) and nothing else from the RQ series.
I wonder if my recently acquired GF7 is the same frame design as the RQ Pro Series, as it is slightly different to my RQ-100, or if it was another different frame design again.
GF is different to the RQ Pros - the RQ Pros are meant to be player type frames from what I have read, not necessarily widebody tweeners like some of the other RQ range would be classified as.

The RQ 180/200 have a unique taper from widebody back to a thin players sized throat section. The 180 is meant to be the flexier of the two. I have two RQ-200s in the dark gunmetal blue (they also come in light blue as shown below) coming that should arrive next week so I will chime in my thoughts on their flexibility once I get a hit with them.

 
#56
GF is different to the RQ Pros - the RQ Pros are meant to be player type frames from what I have read, not necessarily widebody tweeners like some of the other RQ range would be classified as.

The RQ 180/200 have a unique taper from widebody back to a thin players sized throat section. The 180 is meant to be the flexier of the two. I have two RQ-200s in the dark gunmetal blue (they also come in light blue as shown below) coming that should arrive next week so I will chime in my thoughts on their flexibility once I get a hit with them.

I wish you hadn't told me that my cheaply acquired RQ-100 and GF7 would be considered "tweeners" - I will never be able to look at them the same way.
Oh well, now I will have to try and find something from the RQ Pro Series with the OPS feature in order to set my mind at ease - which may not be easy given my tight budgetary constraints for 2nd hand racquets (<$10).
 
#57
I wish you hadn't told me that my cheaply acquired RQ-100 and GF7 would be considered "tweeners" - I will never be able to look at them the same way.
Oh well, now I will have to try and find something from the RQ Pro Series with the OPS feature in order to set my mind at ease - which may not be easy given my tight budgetary constraints for 2nd hand racquets (<$10).
I didn't mean it in a bad way sorry!! The Pure Drive is often considered a tweener too and it's used often by pro's.

Get onto Rakuten for cheap old Yonex racquets, that is where I got my RQ-200s ($20 AUD each), and also I got a pair of Japan spec R24s too (one was $20 AUD and another $30).
 
#58
I didn't mean it in a bad way sorry!! The Pure Drive is often considered a tweener too and it's used often by pro's.

Get onto Rakuten for cheap old Yonex racquets, that is where I got my RQ-200s ($20 AUD each), and also I got a pair of Japan spec R24s too (one was $20 AUD and another $30).
Only kidding don't worry.
I've studied Rakuten many times. Just can't bring myself to buy anything just for the sake of having it.
Whereas when I stumble upon them in Op/Charity shops and they're there right in front of you, it's a different story.
 
#59
My RQ-200's came today. One still had dead strings in it- does anyone know what the rope tied around the strings is meant to be for? A lot of racquets in Japan for sale have this on the strings...

A quick clean up, regrip with Yonex AC128EX + some white overgrips that came with the racquets for free and they are just about ready to be strung up.

The handles are a lot shorter than the other racquets I have. The colour of these racquets is hard to show with crappy iphone pictures, but they are a really nice dark metallic blue that sparkles in the light.

Head size and grommet pattern looks to be identical to the Rexking R-24's I got last week too - 90~92". With the funky tapered beam, these kind of come across as "old school" Ezones with a smaller head.








 
#60
My RQ-200's came today. One still had dead strings in it- does anyone know what the rope tied around the strings is meant to be for? A lot of racquets in Japan for sale have this on the strings...

A quick clean up, regrip with Yonex AC128EX + some white overgrips that came with the racquets for free and they are just about ready to be strung up.

The handles are a lot shorter than the other racquets I have. The colour of these racquets is hard to show with crappy iphone pictures, but they are a really nice dark metallic blue that sparkles in the light.

Head size and grommet pattern looks to be identical to the Rexking R-24's I got last week too - 90~92". With the funky tapered beam, these kind of come across as "old school" Ezones with a smaller head.








Wow...you don't see "trebbling" string much nowadays! Yoneyama/Yonex had that on their rackets back in the '70s and the practice goes back to the earliest wood rackets. Was it to keep the strings from moving?...doubtful...It was likely more for appearance, although some would use the "trim string" to call "Rough or Smooth" based on the loops of the string. Now that I think about it, it does seem the YY trim strings were always green. Of course, green and blue(earth and sky?) were the YY colors.
 
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