Please, really need help on this one, dont want to spend so much money on the wrong racket haha
I already have a Ti-10 2U G5. But i'm looking for a racket which has similar attacking qualities, but with greater maneuverability/defensive capabilities than my Ti-10. I was thinking that a 3U racket would be able to help in this area.
Thus, i want a light, but head heavy racket such as the iso Ti SX or MP 88...
which do you's think suits wat i'm looking for best? which is better in offense? which is better in defense? which has better control? are both rackets 'slim' ? which is head heavier? which is more aerodynamic?
Have u thought abt the Ti 10 3U? I am sure it will provide u what u want! But then i am sure plp have tried and tested the Ti 10 more than the Mp 88! U can also try the Mp 77 3U G5! I am sure it is head heavy!
SX is better than MP88 i think,it has super slim shaft,--like ti10 ,ultra hi-mod graphit--like ti10 , ultra stiff shaft for offensive player ---still like ti10,control is better than ti10,with almost the same power,but, u may find it is much more head-heavy,feel like an U light racket. u should find even 2U ti10 be a lighter one after using it! i suggest u should try SS,still a little more head-heavier than ti10,but with more flexibility---feel comfortable in swing,enough control and power for offensive.
my own experience,mp77(2U) is a little hard to adapt to,must have strong shoulder and arm to swing it.power is so great but control is a little weak,suit for hard hitter needs less control,----exp man-double player.
MP88 is for defensive player i think,----shaft is not stiff , i have not tried it.
In perth australia,
the 3U ti10 is impossible to get unless i pay high prices for the import.....
MP 77 i dont really like as i really prefer slim shafted rackets
So does anyone else out there who's had had experience with the SX and Ti-10 or MP88 and Ti10?
any comparisons and input would be greatly appreciated
I've used alll the racquets being mentioned and I basically agree with ASD's opinion, i.e. if you want to find a lighter racquet similar to Ti-10 but with great manuverability, and not too much loss in power, then you should try Ti SP SS.
Ti-10 3U is also a good choice - but it's balance less head heavy than Ti-10 2U. In compare with SS, it is stiffer. I personally prefer SS over Ti-10 3U because SS is less stiff.
If you find Ti-10 2U too heavy (or head heavy) and too stiff, you won't find Ti SP SX significantly different.
If you really want to try MP88, make sure to get the 3U version. 4U version is very weak in producing power even it has head heavy balance.
MP77, in my opinion, is different kind of racquet. If you used to play with Isometric head shape and slim shaft, I suggest you to choose between Ti-10 and Ti SP.
Hey ricky and ASD,
isn't the fact that SX is 3U and not 2U mean that SX is more manuverable and can be swung at a faster pace than my 2U Ti-10?
i actually dont mind the rackets having the same head-heaviness, i'm looking to buy a racket with same characteristics as Ti-10 thats a 3U racket
SX is lighter than Ti-10 2U. However, may be due to its more head heavy balance and high stiffness, its manuverability is not significantly better than Ti-10 2U in my opinion. My personal preference is Ti-10 3U over Ti SP SX - it does not mean that Ti SP SX is not good, I just find that my wrist/arm is not strong enough to swing SX fast - as a result, my smashes are better with SS or Ti-10 3U.
I tested most of the Yonex range about a month ago. I was struck by the similarity in feel between the SP-SX and the MP88. Both performed well in both power and touch. For me the MP88 had the edge. Power seemed to come from timing the shot, often the best results came from a slightly slower swing. They did not have the 'bludgeon' like feel of the MP100. I did not like the 'dead' SP-SS. If you want a snappy racquet then either MP88 or SP-SX are excellent, although the price is different. The Ti-10 is also an excellent racquet but having tried the others it feels a bit less active.
Based from my experience, I find in terms of ranking with 1 being heaviest:
Head heavy - 1. Ti-10 2U 2. MP-77 2U 3. TiSP-SX
Maneuverability - 1. TiSP-SX, 2. Ti-1 3. MP-77
Power - 1. Ti-10 2. MP-77 3. TiSP-SX
Control - Equal TiSP-SX & Ti10. 3. MP-77
All these rackets are considered the big guns of Yonex range where power is their outstanding feature. I am personally looking forward to purchase a MP-80/88 2U version when it arrives in Australia next month. Will post a report MP80/88 when I finally get my hands on one
i have tried both of these rackets and i have my own opinions on them....
Well IMO, both of them are equally as manueverable. Though i must say that the Iso Ti SP SX is a little faster. However comparing the 2 of them, i find the Iso Ti SP SX to be faster to move and has nicer feel. Its sweetspot feels bigger. And when smashing with it, the feeling is more of a punch, theres less feel in the smash.
The MP88 on the other hand is slightly more head heavy, making it a little slower, though not enough to effect your game mentally. However, this racket feels more powerful when smashing though its harder to control the shots that need more precision to be played accurately.
So both of them have their ups and downs. Depending on your skill level, you can choose. Here in Singapore the MP88 is much more expensive and still too "new" to be bought now. IMO that is. So if i were you, go for the Iso Ti SP SX.
You can't full court clear with a TI SR? Either their's something wrong with the racquet, strings or your technique. Whilst the SR is one of the weaker racquets in the very top echelon of Yonex racquets, in the overall scheme of things, it's definately more powerful than most racquets out there :P I use a SA which is definately weaker, but have no problems doing full court backhand clears, so see if there's anything wrong with your strings first, then look for large cracks in the racquet, if you can't find anything there, and you still can't clear full court, then go back and do some training.