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Jack Romeo
01-18-2012, 04:37 AM
from the japanese website:

http://www.yonex.co.jp/news/2012/01/1201161400.html

translation anyone?

julian
01-18-2012, 06:15 AM
from the japanese website:

http://www.yonex.co.jp/news/2012/01/1201161400.html

translation anyone?

Try to look for an automatic translator.
Google "youtube japaneese translator"

T-ennis 888
01-18-2012, 07:52 AM
http://www.yonex.co.jp/products/softracquet/i-nx90s.html

Anyone have any idea about the specs for the above (my Japanese is v.rusty!).

Jack Romeo
01-18-2012, 08:04 AM
http://www.yonex.co.jp/products/softracquet/i-nx90s.html

Anyone have any idea about the specs for the above (my Japanese is v.rusty!).

this is a soft tennis racket. 85 sq in. 690mm length. hmg carbon cs nanotube material.

SFrazeur
01-18-2012, 08:08 AM
Yeah. These are "Soft Tennis" racquets. They use lighter racquets and soft rubber balls. It's popular in Japan and Asia.

-SF

Jack Romeo
01-18-2012, 08:29 AM
other links on the japanese website:
http://www.yonex.co.jp/products/tennisracquet/vc100p.html
http://www.yonex.co.jp/products/tennisracquet/vcs.html

the new vcore 100p (p for power) and vcore speed are made in taiwan. the speeds are priced lower and lack x-fullerene material, but the p has it and is priced in the same range as the other high-end yonexes. does this mean that yonex rackets are now going to be manufactured outside of japan?

specs wise, i can gather that these models are wider-beamed (up to 26mm) and, presumably, stiffer and more powerful than the original vcores. they retain the isometric headshape and 3d vector shaft but introduce a new grip technology they call ergo power grip, which is supposed to be slightly thicker at the bottom part - sort of conical shaped. it is supposed to be more ergonomic and stable in the hand. the frame cross section is also made more aerodynamic. they also use a straight grommet system that is supposed to enhance the sweetspot.

all models are regular length, 100 sq in head, 290 g (unstrung, presumably). vcore 100p is 25mm tip, 26mm shoulders and 23 mm throat, with a 330mm balance point. the vcore speed is 24mm in the hoop and 22mm in the throat, with the same 330mm balance point.

SFrazeur
01-18-2012, 08:31 AM
I saw that VCORE 100P and really liked the paintjob, for a yellow scheme anyway.

-SF

Chyeaah
01-18-2012, 01:05 PM
Lol this is interesting. It's going to be the same thing as the 100S, not many noticable differences, i bet. Their just trying to sell to the more "manly" market with its new paintjob. Its basically like a PD Update, nothing changes except the same technology with a different name and the paintjob.

The new handle system will take away the lovely feel of the 100S.

Chyeaah
01-18-2012, 01:06 PM
Lol this is interesting. It's going to be the same thing as the 100S, not many noticable differences, i bet. Their just trying to sell to the more "manly" market with its new paintjob. Its basically like a PD Update, nothing changes except the same technology with a different name and the paintjob.

The new handle system will take away the lovely feel of the 100S.

The 100 speed that is.

donnygg
01-18-2012, 05:35 PM
other links on the japanese website:
http://www.yonex.co.jp/products/tennisracquet/vc100p.html
http://www.yonex.co.jp/products/tennisracquet/vcs.html

the new vcore 100p (p for power) and vcore speed are made in taiwan. the speeds are priced lower and lack x-fullerene material, but the p has it and is priced in the same range as the other high-end yonexes. does this mean that yonex rackets are now going to be manufactured outside of japan?


No, the link in the OP states that 100p and Speed are made in Japan (right at the bottom of the page). Your links only say that the grommet and racquet cover are made in taiwan. Anyway, YY has already been making their low-end racquets in China.

Chyeaah
01-18-2012, 11:14 PM
Im pretty sure all the current V-Core series are made in Jap. I might pick up one of these when i go to jap.

T-ennis 888
01-19-2012, 03:20 PM
Might there be a 90 or 93, heavy VCore?

T-ennis 888
01-19-2012, 03:21 PM
this is a soft tennis racket. 85 sq in. 690mm length. hmg carbon cs nanotube material.


Yeah. These are "Soft Tennis" racquets. They use lighter racquets and soft rubber balls. It's popular in Japan and Asia.

-SF

Thanks to the both of you. I had no idea that soft tennis existed. I'll try and read up on it sometime.