Originally Posted by ilendl
I'm an intermediate player (at best) and want an opinion ASAP (the racquets I am interested in are on sale).
The choice I've got is:
Wilson K Factor K4 105 OR: Yonex RDX 120 G3.
I used to use a Yonex R22 back in the 1980s and liked its lightness (much preferred it to the R-27 - that may give you experts more of an idea about what would be good for me).
Thanks in advance for your help.
Well, ilendl, I am not too familiar with either of these racquets (in fact, I have never heard of this Yonex), but if you played with an R22 then neither of these are anything like the R22.
The Wilson is a very stiff, head heavy racquet that is very light. It is made for folks that do not have full strokes and need the racquet to do most of the work. It also has the makings to do a number on your arm (tennis elbow) if you are not careful.
Have you hit with either of these? If not, and you are just looking at them because they are on sale, then remember that around Aussie Open time most racquet companies come out with their new models. There may be many other racquets that go on sale. Many of them have already started.
But most important is to try and demo, or hit with one before you buy it. Look around for a pro shop that will allow this, or hit with your friends racquets to get an ideal what you like. I would not recommend just buying one without trying one. And I really wonder if either of your two choices are right for you given your racquet history.
Hope this helps!