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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 2006, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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The "new" design of the Yonex RD-Ti 80

I owned the older version of this racquet. In 2005, a new paint-job was done and the racquet looks different from before.

I want to buy another two of these racquets. A shop sells the "old" design for 90 €, while the "new" 2005 design is about 150 €.

Although I would like to try out the new design I don't want to pay so much more - if it's the same racquet...

Can anybody confirm that the only thing they changed is the paint? Because then I would definitely buy the old design in order to save money.

BTW I think this racquet is great. Anybody agrees?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 2006, 02:18 PM
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yes i use the old version raqcuet and i refuse to waste my money on a new paint of the racquet! its a great raqqcuet, i own 4 of it!

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yes i use the old version raqcuet and i refuse to waste my money on a new paint of the racquet! its a great raqqcuet, i own 4 of it!
I remebered you having five. Dunno why.^^

I know, I like it as well, but I don't see any sense in paying so much more for this new paint. But are you sure it is the same racquet technically-wise?

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Do you mean those new yellow rackets? I think they're kind of ugly.
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Do you mean those new yellow rackets? I think they're kind of ugly.
Yonex RD-Ti 80 2005 (NEW)
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And I want to know if anything besides the paintjob was changed (technical elements).

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It is EXACTLY the same racquet! Just different paintjob .
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Yes defiantely the same exact raquet! Same specs, just different colour for 2005!
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I would pay the money for the new paintjob lol. It looks way better than the old one.
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I would pay the money for the new paintjob lol. It looks way better than the old one.
I know it does. I absolutely love it. But it's like two racquets for one prize now. And that only for a different paintjob, I don't know...

If it had better qualities I might have rethought it, but in this case it's not worth the thought even.

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this is such a classic racquet.
don't bother to buy the new version. they are exactly the same.
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It is kind of like the stuff going on with Head Flexpoints. The racquets aren't dissimilar at all from what I've exprienced. I play with an Instinct Flexpoint and a normal Instinct and I can't tell the difference at all.

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I remebered you having five. Dunno why.^^

I know, I like it as well, but I don't see any sense in paying so much more for this new paint. But are you sure it is the same racquet technically-wise?
haha i did have 5 but i broke one of a net post haha

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I like the old design personally .

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Well if it is the same design, I really don't see the use of paying a lot more for it. Anyways, I'll beat you with both Sascha

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