By on December 07, 2009
Advanced-player frames from Yonex tend to be underpowered and emphasize control and feel. What’s nice about the RQiS 1 Tour XL 95 is it gives you a little more pop than you would typically expect from a Yonex player racquet without sacrificing much in the other categories. Make no mistake, this is far from a power frame. You have to take an aggressive cut and find the small sweet spot to drive the ball, but it’s not point over if you don’t. The lighter G model has a near-even balance and provides more pop for players who need help putting the ball away. The heavier HG is exceptionally head light to compensate for the added weight, which actually gives the frame the lower swingweight of the two. Still, both are relatively easy to maneuver yet maintain a good amount of stability. Playtesters said the frame performed equally well at the baseline, with its exceptional control, and the net, where the handling and touch stood out.
“A crafty player would enjoy this”; “The type of feedback you’d expect from a player’s frame”; “Lacking power on serves”; “A smidge heavy.”