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  1. VoodooBoot

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    My hitting with the VCore 89 is on and off, because I am also testing other racquets, so this is probably the reason I haven't gotten used to it, yet.

    I am under the impression that I have to toss the ball a bit higher on my serve.

    I will try adding 2-3g of lead as per your suggestion.
    4:30/7:30 would be the lower two "corners", right?
     
  2. Captain Ron

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    Correct, I put it right on the corner.
     
  3. OTMPut

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    Not sure if i landed a good deal.

    I was at a local pro shop to order Youtek IG Prestige MPs.
    I saw two VCT89s on the secondhand rack at $80. Other than minor wear of the head guard at corners, looked brand new.
    I bought them and changed the grip to Babolat leather + Tourna grip and strung them up with NXT16 @ 50 lbs.

    Will give it a go tonight.

    I have a thread i this forum looking for tips to switch to a more "modern racquet" from my prostaffs. I had VCT97-330 as a candidate. But, wretched as my condition is, i could not resist a good looking mid.

    BTW, i overlaid the VCT89 over my ps85 and the heads match pretty close. Does Yonex include the frame in its headsize measurement like Head does?
     
  4. VoodooBoot

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    Sounds like a great deal to me. The VCORE 89 is an awesome frame, as you will soon find out. I've had problems adjusting to the longer throat, which, combined with the rectangular Yonex head shape, moves the sweetspot slightly upwards.

    It's been a long time since I've hit with the PS85, but the VCORE 89 should be quite similar and you will probably have no problems playing with it right away. I've hit with a friend's VCORE 97 a couple of times, switching between the 89 and 97, and didn't like it.

    Yonex head size is true, the frame isn't included.
     
  5. OTMPut

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    Had a hit last night. I had some difficulties at the net and with second serves.
    Flat serves were a pleasure to hit and to some extent bh slices. For some reason my volleys suffered. Perhaps i need time to adjust to the SW/balance.

    This one felt pretty stiff though. Much stiffer than my prostaffs. I dont have arm/shoulder problems. My shoulders are little bit tender after couple of sets with VCT89.
     
  6. Fed Kennedy

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    This may be one of the greatest sticks ever engineered.
     
  7. Tim

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    It is indeed, I had been playing it with poly/ gut last summer and was using gamma professional the previous winter, but I've got some rehab on the shoulder currently and I think I'll string one up with full gut and see how that goes when I start playing again.
     
  8. flyen

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    might be leaving the club???:(
    going back to my Wilson ProStaff 85/90's

    love the frame. but have a few problems.
    Spin- even tho I can generate spin with this racket, I just want more spin. I feel as tho I can generate even more spin with a ProStaff 85.

    Feel/sweetspot- Even tho I get plenty of feel from this stick, I felt like the dwell time on the strings was better on the ProStaff's. The sweet spot felt huge for a mid but i found it unpredictable for me.

    Grip- I find the grip shape too rounded. I really like the feel the beables on my serve/forehand/volley. but I love the yonex shape on me backhand:?

    Basically, it comes down to this. It's a great racket!! but those few little gripes have added up. I'll still keep it in my bag and will try a couple more string set ups. but I don't have the confidence to really rip my forehand like I do with the ProStaff series, even tho I do like hitting backhands marginally better. It's gradually turned me into more of a grinding player like (l.hewitt) but I prefer to be more attacking.
     
  9. Kdude

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    Just curious as i always liked the ps85. How many of you guys hit with a two handed back hand ? My buddies (5.5) love the larger version of this racquet and both use one handed back hands. So is it good for a two handed bh?
     
  10. Tim

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    re: Flyen I believe the launch angle of the 89t is very low so there is a limit to the spin you will get. I hit a pretty flat ball so it works perfectly for me, however if you want to get more spin on it try out Volkl V-fuse with the Cyclone in the main and gut cross (I string mine both at 56lbs) that's the combo I get the most control with when ripping forehands.

    re: kdude I use a 2 hand bh and it works great for me.
     
  11. flyen

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    I've tried a few string set ups but with each I found myself having to concentrate on creating spin rather than "just letting it happen".

    Wilson gut main / Lux ALU ruff cross @57- felt amazing, lots of feel, excellent controlled power. But with my swing I found I could get more spin from the ProStaff 90 with poly/syn gut.. so for the same result it works out a lot cheaper. Gut would add up to be too expensive for me:(

    Lux 4g main / Head syn gut @ 55- my normal string in the ProStaff's. but in the VC89 it felt stiff and unpredictable.

    Babloat RPM @ 57- OK, this felt nice!. low power, good spin but as we know once the string went dead it was totally different.

    Might try all Lux 4g next at low tension 48?
     
  12. Tim

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    I'm using 17g maybe that makes a little difference however I've played with my friends k90 and I think they probably do create more spin. He uses alu power at 58 and I can play fine with it like that, I'd imagine a shaped string would add much more spin.
     
  13. mhkeuns

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    Just played 3 hours with the Vcore Tour 89, along with the IG Prestige Mid and the Pro Staff BLX 90.
    It took a little while to get used to the feel of the YVT89, but once I was warmed up, the racquet produced nice flat shots that were hard and low. I have a heavy top spin game, but hitting the hard, flat shots were actually fun.
    All three racquets play differently, but they are all great player's sticks. It's amazing how different each racquet's ball trajectories are.
     
  14. veecee

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    So I picked up an 89 recently and had it strung up with Cyclone 16 at 50lb. Control and comfort are excellent but a little underpowered (my mechanics are probably letting me down). Since I don't hit with a lot of spin, I like the extra spin the Cyclone brings to my game. Should I persevere with the Cyclone 16 and go to lower tensions? What about thinner gauges and/or tension change? Any other string recommendations that generates good spin and a bit more pop?
     
  15. veecee

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    So I went to Gosen OG Micro 16 syn gut and the difference is night and day. Power was excellent and I could flatten out my shots with great pace and control. Spin was surprisingly good, especially on the slice. Serving still takes a bit of getting used to but I got good slice and kick.

    I just think I'm not strong enough for poly strings with a player's frame such as this. But I'm happy to stick with syn guy or multi considering how well I played with it last night... Might try Hexy Fiber next and see how that plays.
     
  16. ASH1485

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    the 89 is goat if you can handle the weight and SW, no other Mid plays like this thing.

    i used natural gut ( Tough gut from pacific ) and it was a dream.
     
  17. 125 square inch

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    I have vs gut/alu power rough on one, and full NRG2 on the second VCT 89. I enjoy the NRG much more for the control and precision. Hybrid set up has more power and spin. Match play, I would default to NRG in a heartbeat. Soft on the arm.
     
  18. Fed Kennedy

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    We all agree its the best racquet you can buy
     
  19. rommil

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    Im still loving it:)
     
  20. Bartelby

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    I've played a lot with a rdis 93 so how does it compare to the core 89?
     
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  22. veecee

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    It is a terrific racquet and I agree it plays much larger than it is.

    Out of interest, how does the 97 310 compare?
     
  23. ASH1485

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    Same balance and feel, solid as well for its weight.
    Faster and more manoeuvrabe because of the lower swing weight. The 97 is very low powered if you like control oriented sticks try it.

    97 hits a bigger serve and a better kick serve, its quicker around the net also.

    If you liked the 89 but cannot handle its weight then 97 is your best option. It is very easy to play with.
     
  24. veecee

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    Thanks for that. Sounds like something I'd like to try...
     
  25. burn1986

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    Why are you selling them?
     
  26. MikeHitsHard93

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    I have a vcore 89 coming for a demo :)
     
  27. donnayblack99

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    I love them but I'm moving on to something with a larger head. Probably a prince Respnse 97. If you're interested, email me.
     
  28. GBplayer

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    Will have to change your name to "MikeHitsGracefully". :)
     
  29. MikeHitsHard93

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    Hahahahaha. You know, I don't even hit as hard as I used to just because I place the ball more now. So maybe this stick will be good for me :)
     
  30. Midguytenis

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    I just wanted to say it, this is the best midsize ever made, I have been using to coach and play when I can against my Jrs, I have never touched a racquet this good, it is perfect, what they did here is quite remarkable.
     
  31. MikeHitsHard93

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    I like it too. Inspires a lot of confidence to hit out and come to the net more. Not to mention, the cosmetic is dynamite.
     
  32. MikeHitsHard93

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    This racket feels amazing. I'm loving how I have to take a full swing to hit a solid ball. Makes you move faster too.
     
  33. Easy Rider

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    I have these babies for 6 months, i think ... maybe 7 ... I think Im never gonna hit with any other stick ... VC89T is undisputed undefeated champion in division !!!
     
  34. powerrangers

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    I posted this in the 95d thread but thought I may get more response here.

    Im currently using a 95d I love hitting with this racquet, power is great especially on my ohbh. Sometimes the power is just too much. I think it is because of the feel , balls seem to just come off the string bed too quickly I never really feel connected to the ball. I have been using luxilon 4g and synthetic gut cross at 58 pounds and I'm still not 100% confident of going for my shots.

    I recently got hold of a vcore 89 and I thought I would post here before heading to the 89 thread.
    Has anyone hit with both for an extended period ? Is the feel much better on the 89 (see comments above), how about power level? I'm just wondering what tension and poly I should be stringing up on the 89 compared to the 95d.
     
  35. wangs78

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    Anyone have any idea when these racquets might go on sale? They've been in the market for a couple of years now so I imagine sometime in the next 12 months. Not that I can't afford them, but I have enough sticks to play with and am loathe to pay full price.
     
  36. mhkeuns

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    Compared the head size of the VCT 89 to the VCT G 330. The difference was unexpectedly not all that much..., if at all. Kind of surprising... because I thought I'd see the 89's frame to be inside the Tour G's frame but wasn't.
     
  37. Greg G

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    I'm still quite happy with the VCT89. I did mess around with the VCT97 (310) for a bit, and did like it too, but I would always gravitate back to the 89. :)
     
  38. VoodooBoot

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    You should give the Tour G 330g a try.
     
  39. Greg G

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    I have tried it. The Tour G 330 hits very much like the VCT89, but doesn't quite get around as quickly for me. But the feel is very good. In the end, that demo made me go back to the 89 (I was using the 97 at the time).

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=496807
     
  40. VoodooBoot

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    Totally agree. Felt great, but very sluggish. Also, the Tour G 330 felt more flexible than the 89.
     
  41. ericcomposer72

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    Nobody responded, but I'm in a similar boat:


    I've been hitting with the RDiS 100 Mid, just got it restrung w/ Pro Hurricane Tour at 55lbs after the hybrid VS gut/black code at 53lbs it was strung with started trampolining off of it...

    Really curious to see how it hits now...


    I do play a pretty heavy topspin forehand (semi-western grip; almost a full western when hitting an inside-out forehand), so I'm wondering if a midsize will work with my game...


    After the hybrid at 53lbs started flying on me, I went back to my old Fischer Pro Tour FT (MP, 98) with Gamma TNT2 at 65lbs, and I really had tons of confidence swinging out and keeping the ball in play. I want more spin, still, so I want to try poly with this racket as well, and then decide on Mid vs. Midplus (Perhaps the Vcore Tour 97? I have an affinity for Yonex...)
     
  42. veecee

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    I don't know if it's just me but the best this stick has played was using Synthetic Gut (Gosen OG 16g at 52lb). Every time I tried a poly, it just doesn't have the same magic... Problem is I'm not getting the spin I want out of Syn Gut.

    Anyway going to give poly one last try. Planning to use Volkl Cyclone Tour. 18.any tension recommendation? I'm thinking 42lb... How does that sound?
     
  43. Fed Kennedy

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    Great choice. 89t is still the goat. String it low and prosper
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply. 42lb it is!
     
  45. DrumWizOHBD

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    I know this is a bit late,... Veecee, How did hou like the Cyclone Tour 18 at 42 compared to the gosen?
     
  46. veecee

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    It worked out pretty well. It really opened up the sweetspot again with the power and spin being greatly improved. However I've become totally addicted to the box beam Pro Staff's awesome feel and have shelved the Yonex for now. Still a great stick and Cyclone Tour 18 matches the frame well. I would probably bump the tension up to 45lb to reign the power in a little.
     
  47. Le Master

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    Joined the club. Feels right at home in my hand after being a longtime user of the Pro Staff line.

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