August 16, 2009
Yonex RDiS 100 Midsize Tennis Racquet
The Yonex RDiS 100 Midsize, used by Lleyton Hewitt, is the next generation of the RDS 001 players frame, utilizing Yonex's Impact Speed technology for enhanced frame response. The "iS" in RDiS stands for Impact Speed-a snap-back action which stores energy on impact, then releases it with tremendous power and speed. Yonex also utilizes a new graphite construction known as Cup-Stack Carbon Nanotube in its RDiS racquets which helps the frame flex, yet provide quick repulsion for power and a solid feel.
The RDiS 100 in the 93 square inch head is for the advanced player looking for the ultimate in control in a player-oriented package. Specifications remain very similar to the previous-generation RDS 001, still providing control and predictability, with a very traditional feel. Maintains the feel of a larger sweetspot than its 93 square inch headsize would suggest, feeling solid yet forgiving. Denser 16x20 string pattern for added control.
* Racquet SpecificationsHeadsize:93 sq. in.
* Length:27.00 in.
* Weight (strung):12.00 oz.
* Stiffness (Babolat RDC):68
* Balance:12.50 in. Head Light
* Cross Section:20mm Straight Beam
* Swingweight:308 kg*sq. cm
* String Pattern:16x20
* Grip:Yonex Synthetic
Yonex RDiS 100 Midsize Tennis Racquet
August 26, 2008
Ana Ivanovic is looking to solidify her spot at the top of the women's game by winning her second grand slam of the year.
To do that, she'll be swinging the Yonex RQ is 1 Tour, and for good reason. It offers incredible snap-back action which stores energy on impact and then releases it with power and speed leading to a higher level of impact speed. CS Carbon Nanotube has been adopted to further increase the impact speed.
- Impact Speed: A snap-back action which stores energy on impact, then releases it with tremendous power and speed.
- Cup-Stack Carbon Nanotube: Incorporated into the racquet frame, it provides all players the right amount of flex to stay with the ball and quick repulsion to make the full energy available for powerful returns.
- Elastic Ti: Elastic Ti delivers the performance players have long wanted in a frame - high elasticity and high strength together. Titanium fibers in the shaft flex and snap back to their original shape a split second after impact and deflection with high accuracy and the with the full energy of the swing. It provides enhanced feel and an ultra efficient energy transfer.
- Isometric Head Shape: Allows for more strings of equal length and a larger effective hitting area in the stringbed. Power, control and a huge sweet spot without increasing frame dimensions. With more strings of equal length and a larger effective hitting area in the string bed, it provides consistently more accurate shots with more power and control.
- Weight: 11. 3 Ounces (unstrung) / 11. 8 Ounces (strung)
The Yonex RQ is 1 Touris $189 at Amazon.
July 21, 2008
It's hot, it's sunny, it's summer. You need a hat or visor. This week we're going to show you a whole bunch of options.
The Yonex Sports Cap is a lightweight, unstructured cap. The 'running style' design is very popular on the courts right now, and the adjustable Velcro strap closure in back guarantees a comfortable fit.
- 100% Polyester Mesh
- Lightweight, closed mesh material (non-see-through)
- Soft, flexible fabric creates a relaxed, unstructured fit
- 2.75 inch precurved sandwich bill w/ gray interior
- Gray piping at side panels
- Adjustable Velcro closure in back
- Machine washable
- One size fits most
- Available in Black, Red and White
Check out the Yonex Sports Cap
January 13, 2008
There is an excellent, thorough review of Lleyton Hewitt's new stick at Tennis-Warehouse. Better yet, its in video form, a new feature of their site. Click here to see the video.
If you're busy and just want the bottom line to see if you want to play test it, here you go:
-A little lacking on power
-Excellent access to spin
-Flexible in the throat
-Overall, a control-oriented racquet that would be well-suited for the advanced player (4.5+) that likes to really tee off on the ball with a long, fast swing.
Heard enough and want to buy it? Buy the Yonex RQiS 1 Tour here.
January 5, 2008
December 19, 2007
Yonex, the Japanese racquet manufacturer, just signed Ana Ivanovic, Roland Garros runner up, world number four and tennis babe. Its a three-year deal, signed this past Friday. Its been awhile since Yonex has been in the top strata of tennis. The last big players to sport the Yonex brand were Martina Hingis and Lleyton Hewitt. Other pros currently on the Yonex bandwagon include: Elena Dementieva, Nicole Vaidisova, Maria Kirilenko, David Nalbandian and Hewitt.
Ivanovic play tested 36 Yonex racquets as she began her new sponsorship. Right now she's whittled the 36 down to two. When she finally makes her pick, Yonex will put that frame into production.
From Tennis Week and Vojin Velickovic
Yonex RQiS 1 Tour
Yonex RQS 55
Yonex Nanospeed RQ 8 (110)
Yonex RDS 003 (100)
Yonex RDS 001 (90)
December 16, 2007
The Yonex Ladies Fall Dress is an impressive showing in a tennis apparel world that is dominated by Nike, adidas and the "fashionistas" known as the Williams sisters.
I'm no fashion expert by any stretch, but this is a pretty design, very feminine, and great colors and patterns. Its 100% polyester, which may make this a little warmish, but since its off the shoulder, maybe not.
Available in Black and Red.
Yonex Ladies Fall Dress - $65 from Do It Tennis
November 17, 2007
An excellent piece about why Yonex badminton racquets are one of the best, if not the best, around. Badminton coach Kah Shin details exactly why Yonex is such a strong racquet, going point by point through all the features including: Nanoscience and isometric technology, the use of elastic titanium, a solid feel core, a new grommet system, a built in T-joint, control support caps, the use of titanium mesh and Armortech-800, and the Power Armor System. You'll note that What's All the Racquet has covered nanotechnology in tennis racquets numerous times (Nanotechnology in Tennis Racquets and Wilson K-Zen).
After all of that, the article wraps it up by saying that it all really comes down to your skill level not your racquet, which is why I appreciated the article more than most.
Check it out at Badminton-Information.com
November 6, 2007
YONEX tennis racquet, RQS55, appeared on the September's German Tennis Magazine. The issue was about the comprehensive evaluation of the racquets for senior players. RQS55 received outstanding performance award because of its great control, power and comfort.
"RQS55 can be a big weapon especially for senior players because of its total balance. It gives the players right amount of power, control and comfort to execute the shots you need. The big sweet spot with the frame consistency even supports the players who don't have much head speed. This could be a choice of your racquet even if you are not powerful player, because the racquet itself is very light"