So my friend had a good deal on buying two rackets of the same model. She's a big Ana Ivanovic fan, demo'd the Yonex racket, and really liked it.
She asked me if I wanted to buy it with her, being that we're recreational players and we don't really need two.
I know it's not the most forgiving racket, but any opinions? I haven't demo'd it, a mistake I know. I'm currently using the Babolat Aeropro w/ Cortex. In the end, if I really hate it I'll just go back to my Aero Pro (which I admit I'm not totally in love with).
its a tougher racket to use than what you are currently using. it provides better control and feel, and from a personal point of view its a better racket. it just depends whether you want a tougher racket to use to try and push your level on
I've never actually owned a Yonex before so I'm pretty excited.
DO you use it regularly, or do you just know about it. A lot of reviews on TW say it's lighter and swings more fluidly than the stats say. I have a 1H backhand, so that would be great. Any opinions on that?
i dont use it, but i hit with every racket on the market. yonex rackets generally have quite a nice swingweight and feel through the air; their hexagonal cross-section is supposed to be more aerodynamic. for some reason, yonex rackets arent really associated with single handed backhands; they even have longer handles to accomodate double handers. but that doesnt mean you cant have a single hander and use a yonex racket. as the racket is a little more headlight than your current racket, it may be a little harder to get through the ball on the serve, but conversely you have more weight going through the ball
Got it today. I couldn't get to a court (only indoors open now), but I hit against a wall and generally like it. My FH really rockets off the strings. My 1H backhand is gonna need a lot of work with it though
Haven't really served with it yet. But it seemed alright just swinging my service motion.
And it's so light! It hardly feels like the weight the specs say it is.