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sepidoel
10-12-2012, 09:44 AM
I'm looking a replacement for my Dunlop Bio100, which is a good racquet but I think its too demanding and string-sensitive. Those two are in my top list and I found someone's selling them @$120 for Volkl PB10Mid and $157 for Yonex VCore 89T (not in US).

So how are they compared? And for those price which one do you prefer?

Thanks in advance.

royfrombigd
10-12-2012, 10:25 AM
I'm looking a replacement for my Dunlop Bio100, which is a good racquet but I think its too demanding and string-sensitive. Those two are in my top list and I found someone's selling them @$120 for Volkl PB10Mid and $157 for Yonex VCore 89T (not in US).

So how are they compared? And for those price which one do you prefer?

Thanks in advance.

I flirted with a Bio 100 once and think, of the 2 choices, the PB10 would be the better choice. From what I understand, the VCore 89T is a great racquet, but even more demanding the Bio100. If you like Yonex, the Vcore 95D, would be my recommendation for you. I found it to be a much better offensive racquet than the PB10. I prefer a stiffer stick and found the PB10 to be almost too flexy, but you may want something like that. Hope that helps.

tapatio
10-12-2012, 03:07 PM
Both are great options, however, IMO the PB 10 was too flexy and whippy compared to the VCT 89.

rdis10093
10-12-2012, 03:17 PM
89 is for sure the most demanding out of all of them

sepidoel
10-12-2012, 08:24 PM
Well, I never tried any Yonex (tennis) racquet before so I don't know how VCore 95D feels like. From you guys' testimonials can I conclude that VCT 89 is a more player racquet while PB10Mid is more suitable to rec player?

It's quite surprising actually, often I saw people wrote VCT 89 as "feels like 95", "produces great spin compared to classic racquet" or "can return big shots well". From there I thought it was less demanding than the Bio100. So while PB10Mid is obviously more comfortable than Bio100, how about VCT 89?

mjnchen
10-12-2012, 08:33 PM
Don't know about VCore 89T, but you can't go wrong with PB 10 mid.

sepidoel
10-12-2012, 08:46 PM
The only drawback I heard from PB10Mid was too powerful for some players. I can make use of powerful racquet, especially when I'm not fit enough to do proper swings most of the time.

geesechops
10-13-2012, 12:09 AM
VCore 89 all the way!! It's the best modern racquet for the classic type player.

sepidoel
10-13-2012, 10:53 PM
I forgot. Since both of the racquet weight 343 gr/12.1 oz I don't think I'll add more weight by replacing the grip with leather. So which of those two have grip closer to leather feel? More pronounce bevel is preferable for my 1HBH.

Junkie74
10-14-2012, 08:54 PM
PB10 Mid is more demanding and its not as easy on the arm as specs or some members says...Vcore89 is so easy to swing, your arm wont get tired and despite the stiffness of 64, it doesnt hurt your arm at all, trust me, Ive had tennis elbow surgery and have tried many racquets and this one is a keeper...something about the "extended" throat and the micro thing at 10 & 2...

cmendez79
10-15-2012, 07:56 AM
I always used Head raquects and my lastest was a PT57A XL, which was not that heavy 362 but with a sw of 375.

So when I tried the vcore 89t , i was kinda not that excited.

But I added lead tape and now its perfect, but I always want to try new raquects and I was thinking about the Bio 100 but reading here the post, its not good enough???

stronzzi70
10-15-2012, 02:59 PM
tapatio is 100 % right .

jankustra
10-16-2012, 07:06 AM
volkl PB 10 mid is NOT demanding racket. You have to accept, that you will do some miss hitts, but I will never change again. I was psycho about tennis equipment. I tryed all rackets, that you can imagine. In average about 1 racket every two weeks. (from my 16teen and I am 33). I topped last year...volkl is different to any other stick. Dont get me wrong, I dont want to move you from your own stick, but be focused if you see your oponent to hold this stick...

sepidoel
10-16-2012, 09:44 AM
I always want to try new raquects and I was thinking about the Bio 100 but reading here the post, its not good enough???

It's a very good racquet. Very stable (very little vibration), maneuverable and precise. It has very classic feeling. However, there were times when I wasn't really fit and it could be very hard to make good shots. I tried to use my secondary Wilson K-95 (asian ver.) but still found the Bio100 suited me better. The sweetspot is tiny, so that means it's very demanding and rewarding.

Meanwhile I'll try to experiment more with my string setup before I decide to buy another racquet. Seems to me Yonex Vcore Tour 89 suits me well.