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Comments: This racquet is amazing. With the correct strings, I used 16 ALU Luxilon Rough, its amazing
-- a lot of control and power. I love it.
Comments: I had 2 of these rackets which I used for the past year in high school tennis and
tournaments, and I will
say the racket has nice feel and control. Also it is the best racket for volleys I have ever hit with! If your game revolves
serve and volley this is the racket for you! But if you like baseline play maybe you should choose another racket. If you
racket, I recommend Babolat Hurricane strings, because they are the best out of about a dozen different strings I hit
Comments: I play high school tennis and this is my weapon of choice. I have three and they never
would suggest putting about 2 4 inch pieces of lead tape under the grip for about a month if you like the feel of a head
racquet like me. Then take off the tape. I love this racquet for serve and volley and would suggest it to any player!
Comments: This racket is amazing! After demoing multiple rackets from
TW, then buying two that I only partially liked (Head Youtek 16x19), I
felt compelled to make a change. One of the rackets on my demo list
was Yonex Rdis 100 midplus. I actually liked this one more than the
Head, but was sold out when I was ready to make a purchase. I scoured
the reviews/specs for Yonex rackets and read about the Yonex Ultimum
RD Ti 80. I bought one without demoing and can say it's even better
than the Rdis 100 midplus. I have since bought a second. It has that
old-school feel that I like. But I sense that I'm just beginning to
understand what this racket is capable of (old school feel with new
technology upsides). Another reviewer used the phrase "odyssey to
understand", and I completely agree. I can't wait to see where this
racket takes my tennis game in the future. Thanks Yonex, please don't
discontinue this racket again!
Comments: The flexibility and stability of this racquet give you so many options. I can attack with flat
strokes or take my opponent off the court with wicked spin and angles. The weight and balance really help against
heavy hitters, if
you get your timing and preparation right. With that said, playing with this racquet has forced me to do more off court
strengthening which has improved my game overall in the long run. My serve has more pop, and my control/placement
has never been this good before. You do give up some feel, but the trade off is increased consistency and stability at
Thank you Yonex for this racquet.
Comments: I have put in a month of play with this racquet playing four times a week. I serve and volley
with a one
handed backhand. I strung it up with full poly. There is excellent accuracy. It is a player's racquet. I need early
good timing. I can't get lazy on it. I didn't think it added much to my serve (pace or spin) or top spin
thing that wowed me was backhand slice. It stays low with great pace and lasers in skidding through with punch and
accuracy, usually followed by an easy put away volley. Turns defense into offense in an instant. Good touch on volleys. I
doing this over and over and over. Just wish I could get more purchase on my kicker with it.
Comments: This racket is it's own odyssey to understand. I've hit them all and the ti80 ranks among my
favorites. The other two: PK Redondo and Volkl PB 10. But of course I didn't just arrive at this opinion. I have 5 Wilson
Classics that really are the weapons that made me into a player. But now I am a player. A player that realized that
and mass were the only two things that really matter. I hit the ti80 and none of my opponents are pleased. Forehand: I
or drive the ball on command and hit lines according to situation. Backhand: I hit two handed and the balance and
isometric shape make this stroke my new special weapon. I can hit one handed as well but the two handed backhand
stick is a unique weapon. I can reach for pattern shifting line drives or cup the ball for tight cross court angle. I
continue to grow
and understand the possibility of angle with this weapon on all my strokes actually. Serve: I like the PB 10 better for 1st
I can hit a dime with this thing and it has enough mass to get the job done. My second serve is widely enhanced by this
Volleys: It took some adjustment for me as its balance is so far from my Wilson Prostaff roots. That said, I've never hit
accurate approaches or reflex volleys. It's like I'm rediscovering the game. This ti80 is a unique and great frame. The
series doesn't measure up, in my opinion. Every manufacturer get's it right once or twice. This is the Yonex frame that
consideration if your a real practitioner of the tennis arts.
Comments: I've demo'ed this three times from TW in my quest to figure out where to go from
my RDS 002 Tours. The two are so similar in specs that they should be a natural extension of each other. Initially I
wasn't sure but
now on this third go round, I think I finally like it. There have been tons of other demos in between and coming back to
reminds me how similar it is to my Tours. I think this is finally the one, now just to wait for them to go on sale at some
I'll stock up. Other demos that I've liked but been left cold by in the end - Prince
Rebel 95 (nice but sluggish), Head Youtek Prestige MP (dead feeling) and Pro (nice but some volley control issues),
Dunlop 4D 200
(too stiff feeling), Babolat Pure Storm Ltd (nice but small sweet spot - great volleying feel though). I think this RD Ti 80
awesome with some variant of my favorite string set up - Black Code 17 mains and gut 16 crosses.
Comments: This is my second review (1 month into ownership). This stick is made from dragon scales
kilned in the
fires of Mount Doom and thus can only be wielded by warriors skilled of the dark arts of stroke production. My initial
persistent question is, how can a stick that feels so bad, play so well. I've been hitting with it for about a month. For
has that funky Yonex isometric balance. So, it's maneuverable in preparation and generally feels lighter than its
mass. However, the top inch or so of the string bed is completely dead. The sweet spot is big but it starts maybe 2
the top of the frame and extends all the way to the throat. So, rounded swing patterns that sometimes extend or reach
for the ball
are not rewarded at all. In fact, reaching strokes off the top edge of the string bed are punished with tendon thwacking
Generally, this stick just feels and sounds like a plank of wood. However, once you calibrate for the balance and Yonex
the ball response is absolutely phenomenal. This stick obliges you to prepare with its maneuverability and rewards
through the ball with wickedly accurate and penetrating results. The racquet head seems to almost snap through the
far edge of
the ball. Get prepared early, draw a line to the target, and take a big rip. The results are fantastic. You need to have a
and fast swing pattern to realize what a fantastic racquet this is. I've had to adjust my game to play with it and I'm
obliged to do it
because this stick is teaching me how to play more tactical offensive minded tennis. Said differently, this stick helps
you hit an
effective accurate ball with a type of power that's difficult for opponents to deal with.
Comments: I can see how this could be a great racquet for 4.5+ players. The stability and plow through
few mph to my serve and it had great touch for drop shots and volleys. I was able to generate a lot of spin and heavy
groundstrokes likely due to the open string pattern and weight. I also had very good control on my two handed
However I was still surprised just how low powered the frame was for all groundstrokes. I felt like this frame demands
formed strokes and mine were just a little under par to make the most of this great racquet.
Comments: I'm a 4.5 to 5.0 player with two-handed backhand that's lives off the power I can generate
forehand and serve. I've been a devoted Wilson 6.1 player (Classic and k-factor 95 tour). I'm looking at Yonex because
getting results from my power game lately and find myself having difficulty digging out deep defensive forehands and
enough angles to reset rallies once I'm in a defensive posture. Anyway, it took me about an hour to find my range with
the RD ti
80. It is weighted more head light than the classic Wilson hoop so I needed to adjust my contact point later in the
swing and in
truth I never really was able generate the amount heavy forehand power I love so much from my Wilsons. Also different
generally lower ball trajectory off the string bed. If this is a result of it being headlight or me using a slightly smaller
3/8 grip over
my usual 1/2 I cannot say. What I will say is that this racket offers terrific access to tight controlled spin and angle and
at the end
of the day I was playing some amazing tennis with this stick. It does not have the plush plow through of the classic
but it does have good solid feel and when I got my feet squared away I had nice access to power. I'll also point out that
spot feels lower in the hoop than the Wilson. Off center strikes near the top of the hoop give some wicked vibration
frame. But, I was able to thump my serve with this thing. This racket should get more press. I really think its more
than any of the head products I've tried and it has got me thinking about making a move.
Comments: I play college tennis and I used to use the RDS 002, which I loved and this racquet does
does and more. I switched to Babolat RPM string as well and I have never hit a better ball. You do need a lot of racquet
use it effectively but when you do, you are guaranteed a penetrating shot. I also have had many wrist problems in the
even with a poly string it still feels great.
Comments: I use to play with RDS003 (RDS001 never liked it for the lack of pop) and wanted a heavier
racquet. So I
tried the Ti80. It does everything you expect from a racquet. Only if you are not a lazy guy. Once you give it what
can hardly find any racquet better than Ti 80. If you do not have a full swing you can forget about playing with this one.
Comments: This frame is truly one of best ever and I am glad it is back. Be careful if weight is an issue,
cause if you
use a 5/8" it will be heavier than the advertised 12.1 oz., the weight on my matched pair strung is 12.5 oz-9pts HL.
shoot. Pinpoint accuracy, good comfort, exceptional spin. The total package!
Comments: I'm wondering if TW will do a review on this racquet, their reviews are great at helping out
Comments: This racquet is absolutely incredible. Amazing control and yet great plow through, it feels
like a pillow,
this racquet is so comfortable even with polyester string at high tension. My 2 hander is on the rise with this stick,
solid and serve and overheads are very easy with this racquet.I confess I demoed this racquet with the RDiS 100 98 and
a Volkl PB
10 98. Definitely, this was the best racket for what I needed, and that is a lot of control and comfort and as well a great
If You are 4.5 above You should definitely try this racquet.
Comments: Wow! I thought the BLX Six.One Tour was comfortable and great. This racquet is just as
and precise and actually even better. Awesome cosmetics. This is a true player's racquet, If your 5.0 and up then this is
tool for the job. Flexibility is superb, weight is excellent. What can I say, I love it! Yonex quality is top notch, highly
Comments: This racquet is not for the weak. One must have excellent racquet head speed and perfect
ball timing in
order to tame this lion. Be warned! On the other hand, if one has all the qualities of a 5.0 player, then he
will be rewarded. This racket is perfect for hitting drop shots, slices, and heavy topspin. It is also great for sneaking in
volleys after approach shots. Just don't use this if you don't have full swings on
your ground strokes.
Comments: Feels somewhat stiffer and more power in the top than the RDIS 200. A bit more power as
more of an old school feel compared to the new 100 and 200. For me it is too heavy but not unwieldy. Nice paint job.
One of the
best I've seen in a while. Unless you are a 5.5+ player I don't see why you would need lead with it as well.
Comments: Thank goodness this racquet is back! I thought that this is lost forever. I like the new paint
this racquet feels lighter than the indicated 12.1oz. I think it has something to do with its flexibility and swing weight. I
recommend this racquet to players who hit with much pace from the baseline.
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