new vcores

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  1. Jack Romeo

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

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    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.
     
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    I saw that VCORE 100P and really liked the paintjob, for a yellow scheme anyway.

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Might there be a 90 or 93, heavy VCore?
     
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    Thanks to the both of you. I had no idea that soft tennis existed. I'll try and read up on it sometime.
     
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