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ptho1128
10-31-2012, 10:03 AM
I'm curious if loyal fan of the Wilson Pro Staff have made a switch to Yonex VCore Tour 89 racquet. I've always been a fan of the PS because I'm a fan of Pete Sampras and I like the frame of the PStaff. I've never used any other racquet other than the Wilson. Having said that, I want to try something new in hope it would give me a better advantage over the PStaff. My question is if you made a switch to say Yonex Vcore Tour 89 and never looked back.

SOSINOSIS
10-31-2012, 10:36 AM
I've used the PS85 for over 10 years. I started using the stick in High School. Throughout the years, I've experimented with several different rackets. I find myself switching back to the PS after about 2-3 weeks. NOTHING compares to the feel and control of PS. My dropshots and backhand slices are definitely complimented with the PS.

I too, am on the fence of switching to the Vcore Tour 89. I demoed the racket for about two weeks and I must say that it can really be a contender for me to make the switch (for more than 2-3 weeks). It gives me the sort of POP that I can never really seem to get with the PS. I hope this helps.

ptho1128
10-31-2012, 12:03 PM
I've used the PS85 for over 10 years. I started using the stick in High School. Throughout the years, I've experimented with several different rackets. I find myself switching back to the PS after about 2-3 weeks. NOTHING compares to the feel and control of PS. My dropshots and backhand slices are definitely complimented with the PS.

I too, am on the fence of switching to the Vcore Tour 89. I demoed the racket for about two weeks and I must say that it can really be a contender for me to make the switch (for more than 2-3 weeks). It gives me the sort of POP that I can never really seem to get with the PS. I hope this helps.

Thanks SOSINOSIS. That's the kind of response I was seeking. Interested in hearing more people chime in on this topic.

ptho1128
10-31-2012, 12:04 PM
If more people agree, then I definitely will give it a try and sadly get rid of my Wilson inventories.

roundiesee
10-31-2012, 06:24 PM
I did try my friend's racket (Tour 89) for a few minutes but didn't like the "feel"; perhaps it was the strings (I think it was either ProKennex or Pacific Hybrid), but I could not get the same feel as my BLX PS 90 (RPM hybrid with Sensation). I think for some reason, I prefer Yonex's versions of 98 square inch rackets, not their mids, :( For example, I thought the Yonex RDS 001 Midplus was a superb racket, but didn't like the mid version.

doodlyd
11-04-2012, 03:18 PM
My Vcore 89 weights 380gr without dmpener , with lead , OG and leather grip,and it still sweengs lighter then my 360gr K90

TonyB
11-04-2012, 07:01 PM
Absolutely true that there is a lack of "feel" with the Yonex frames as compared to the Wilson PS line. I loved the K90 but had to switch because of wrist pain. The Yonex Tour 89 is a phenomenal racquet, but it definitely is muted. It plays amazingly well, but it does lack feel and touch. Oh well, nothing's perfect I guess.

Say Chi Sin Lo
11-04-2012, 07:05 PM
I don't know, Yonex frames are a different breed because of their square-ish isometric head design.

I always tell people that if you didn't grow up playing with a Yonex, it's awkward to swing. Well at least, it is to me. :)

And I think there's a reason why Yonex users are extremely loyal to Yonex. They find everything else awkward perhaps?

parasailing
11-04-2012, 07:40 PM
I love Yonex quality but all the demos models I have tried, I can't get use to the different shape of the racquet. I never seem able to find that sweetspot like other racquets.

roundiesee
11-04-2012, 08:34 PM
I don't know, Yonex frames are a different breed because of their square-ish isometric head design.

I always tell people that if you didn't grow up playing with a Yonex, it's awkward to swing. Well at least, it is to me. :)

And I think there's a reason why Yonex users are extremely loyal to Yonex. They find everything else awkward perhaps?

Is there any technical explanation why "isometric" heads play differently, and have a different "feel"? Perhaps that's why I tend to like their midplus rackets, but not their mids, :(

Say Chi Sin Lo
11-04-2012, 08:59 PM
Is there any technical explanation why "isometric" heads play differently, and have a different "feel"? Perhaps that's why I tend to like their midplus rackets, but not their mids, :(

I'm sure there are, but that's beyond the scope of my original point. I was simply stating that because of Yonex's square-ish head shape, it swings funny to me. And I'm very sensitive to the way a racquet behave through the air.

It took me a long time to get used to the rounder shape of Wilson's Pro Staffs, coming from the more egg-shaped/oval of the Head's Prestige Mid.

BLACKOUT
11-07-2012, 09:44 AM
I'm also thinking about switching from my 6.0 85 to the Tour 89. It's down to the Tour 89 or the current Pro Staff 90 BLX

evantsung
11-07-2012, 12:20 PM
As mentioned above, I feel the VCT89 is muted (think i.Prestige). You won't get much feedback from the racquet flexing. It has a more modern feel than classic feel. Easy to swing, good pop and spin, and pretty stable in stock form with leather grip. It just lacks that classic flex/feel that the PS85 and RDTi88 possess. Overall, an excellent racquet.

nethawkwenatchee
11-07-2012, 08:18 PM
I used the Prostaff Classic 6.1 more many years and made the switch (also tried a few other frames in between) to the Yonex RDiS 100 93'

I'm definately sold on the construction of the Yonex frames. The shape of the head and reletive larger sweet spot are awesome and the frames are generally more well balanced in my opinion. All in all I'd say give the Yonex a try and see if the newer technology doesn't win you over as it has for me.

ptho1128
11-08-2012, 10:34 AM
I'm also thinking about switching from my 6.0 85 to the Tour 89. It's down to the Tour 89 or the current Pro Staff 90 BLX

I've played both the PS 85 and BLX Tour 90. I liked the feel of the BLX Tour 90. I would assume the feel would be the same for BlX PS 90. However, PS 85 is still the best in terms of control and feels great. It took me awhile to get used to hitting a small frame but which I found the sweetspot, it's the bomb.

I've heard good reviews for the Yonex Tour 89 which is why I wanted to get everyone's opinion.

miami
11-08-2012, 08:56 PM
I've been with the Yonex 89 for three weeks, and it definitely has more pop than the Wilson PS 90 (2012 version), however I think the PS is probably a better racquet, although you can certainly have your preference. I would not feel comfortable playing with the Yonex 89 on clay, as the trajectory of my ball with this racquet is basically horizontal across the net, the ball drives really well, and although I can generate some spin, that is only on high, loopy balls, and not my regular groundstroke.

I've used Wilson 90s since 2007, I think the K Factor is the best, either I am going back to K Factor 90 or the new Wilson Blades with Amplifeel for 2013 feel quite good. Really, the Wilson feel is the best you can experience in a racquet. Either a 2013 Blade or the K Factor 90 for me.