Just rec'd the on-sale RDS mid tonite. 've waited for so long.
It's 338~339g, just 1g heavier than my two Q-T10. Bounce a ball on it, and whoa, it's like a rock. Not rock solid, but "shock me like a rock". 連隨加條自製damper 上去, 再加條橡筋圈... 好少少. 覺得佢唔夠穩定, 又加dd wt 在左右兩邊, 變了340g. 最後加埋 YY overgrip, make it almost 345g. Oh my God, what i'm doing.
Wanted a racket to save my arm, this one looks like it's gonna kill it once and for ever.
BTW, the stringing job of TW is not very good. Ending strings are very loose and some inconsistent tension. 56lb X string seems particularly loose. Usually the top X line is very tight but in this string job, it's very loose. Maybe for this reason, the racket top 1/3 is very dead and jarring. All my dampers are put above the top line to make it more lively. Hope i can tweak this right, or it's $$$ loss.
好彩除左硬左d 外, 都唔係太難打.
Certainly a little weight added near the tip (and some on the sides) would help.
Guess a wiper swing is not suitable for this one, 'cos it's too HL.
i need to remind myself No Wrist, follow through (with the whole arm) to make it right.
thought this one is a serving stick like the ncode 90 or A100 (as ppl said). It's not. Its strength is in G/S. volley is OK (better manuevability could help). Serving needs some wt at the tip. But then, it can't be a very good S/V stick.
i don't have the strength to swing such heavy one.
It must be as heavy as a K90 US version now. However, as long as you don't mishit, it's pretty comfortable. No stiffness issue here. Maybe the MP has.
IT'S quite funny to read my own first impression of the stick, which were mostly wrong.
The RDS 001 mid is a serving monster, if U have the strength. Even i can serve bombs. There is a "Serving machine" in WP/CWB, who use very old 90" racket or PS T90 US version. I guess this is his kind of sticks. But even he said this is 'heavy'.
For the G/S and volleys, i guess the most problem is the user. i.e., if one is a really big (strong) and good player, this is sth as sweet as the PS 85.
it surely resembles PS85 in the way that the ball flies out like a cannon ball when you hit out. Problem is u need more topspin to keep it in. Left hand (eastern grip) surely plays much better than the right (semi-west) and also can adjust better with the power. Also find it has a very crisp feel.