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Thread: Yonex Ti-10 (New Verison)
09-05-2006, 10:12 PM #1
Yonex Ti-10 (New Verison)
Today, I finally get to try out my new Ti-10 which my friend got in HK. First impression was, I thought it was similar to the older verison. Once I actually got to do some strokes with it, the new Ti-10 doesn't generate as much power as the Ti-10. Once I get to play with my friend in a singles match, I noticed it was much more of a defensive racquet (a bit more maneuver when smash needed to be defended). In offense, the smashes were not too powerful but drops were more precise.
In conclusion, new batch of Ti-10 became a defensive racquet, IMO. If anyone tried it and thinks I am wrong, feel free to correct me.
Good Day All!
09-05-2006, 10:59 PM #2Originally Posted by quik_silver
09-06-2006, 04:23 AM #3
that is just wrong, so very wrong.
i mean you're probably right, but making the ti-10 a defensive racquet just defeats its purpose in life.
there are enough defensive racquets out there without changing the soul of a classic.
personally, i haven't really had a chance to try it out myself, but the evidence so far appears pretty conclusive ...
09-06-2006, 07:49 AM #4
Ti-10 is a big name, and takes expensive material to make. So they sneak in a cut down version and hope that you don't notice. But shouldn't complain as the classic Ti-10 is still available in the far east, although at higher prices.
Once my Ti-10's starts to break and I can't replace them with the classic model, I will cease to be a Yonex user.
09-06-2006, 09:13 AM #5Originally Posted by CoolDoo6
09-06-2006, 09:21 AM #6
how much are those exactly?
09-06-2006, 09:40 AM #7
I've heard from several people now that the new Ti-10 is more defensive than the old one.
Why bring back a classic if you're going to change it so much?
I'd be tempted to buy it again if it was exactly like the old Ti-10s (I even liked the black/silver/red coloring) but the new one seems a waste of time.
09-06-2006, 09:46 AM #8
exactly, rather than change it, they should have just called it the ti-9. but i guess it's to take advantage of the ti-10's popularity ...
09-06-2006, 09:56 AM #9Originally Posted by DinkAlot
If I were to find an alternative for Ti-10, I will want a racket with UHMG all over, and which is also super extra stiff. According to STOX's specs all their rackets have some kind of flex that seem to indicate they are not very stiff. So SOTX is outside of my consideration at the moment. I need rackets that are stiff as planks. I would then control that stiff feel through string and tension.
09-06-2006, 10:47 AM #10Originally Posted by CoolDoo6
1) sotx rates their shaft-stiffness by placing a weight on the T-joint to see how much they bend. so a 8,0-8,5 is the stiffest and an 9,0-9,3 the flexiest....I though Jinryu said the weight was 20kg, but I'm not sure...
2) my woven 11 (8,0-8,5) just as stiffer than my at500, and maybe just liek the ns8k...(just mentioning to piss you off)
09-06-2006, 11:20 AM #11Originally Posted by jerby
In any case, it will be a very long time before I will look beyond Ti-10. Hopefully all new buyers of the Ti-10 go for the new model and leaving the old models unsellable so that buyers like me can pick them up at leisure. I currently have 5x3u and 1x2u. It will be a while before I break them all.
I don't know why you bring NS8k into the discussion. I like NS8k very much, particularly the fake ones. The power of the fake ones almost match my Ti-10's, even in the hands of girls
09-06-2006, 01:11 PM #12
How much do the ti 10's normally sell for in the UK? I have been offered a few pretty cheaply
09-06-2006, 01:18 PM #13Originally Posted by alansd
09-06-2006, 01:21 PM #14
Have they never been sold over here?
I am certain they are genuine though. What is a fair price for this racket, never used Yonex before so am a bit unaware!!
09-06-2006, 01:32 PM #15
Ti-10 was discontinued worldwide since 2002/3.
50-90 pounds seem reasonable for the classic Ti-10 if new and genuine. As for the new Ti-10, no idea. I have no room for the new Ti-10. But I can squeeze a couple more of the classic in my bag.
09-06-2006, 01:42 PM #16
Thanks for the info, will see them tonight and have a swing with them and see how they feel. I am getting them for a bargain by the sounds of it!
09-06-2006, 01:45 PM #17
Ding ding ding ding. Alarm is ringing. Neeeeh Naaaaah Neeeeh Naaaaah. Erh, thats my impression of a siren going off .