Discussion in 'Racquets' started by ZhengJieisagoddess, Sep 20, 2009.
I thought they had 16x16 pattern.
I am considering getting a VCORE Tour 97 (330 g edition) too.
What string and tension do you use in your racket?
Yes. According to the Prince thread, this new open string pattern and some other new ones (14/16 ??) will be coming out this October.
Come on Yonex - please don't disappoint.
Has anyone tried the vcore xi 100? Did it play well?
But what were you basing your thinking on?
52 lbs., Kirschbaum Spiky Shark yellow
About Yonex? I'm hoping that they'll also follow this new extra spin trend and come out with some extremely open string pattern rackets.
you are not an advanced player and you didn't have any issues with the weight, neitther the SW bothered you ?
did you just try hitting with it casualy or played a competition match with it ?
Nope, no problems with the weight. I found my other racquets (Head YT Speed MP and aforementioned Yonex (although the Yonex wasn't bad, just not quite the right head size)), as they are with no added lead, were too light and didn't offer enough plow through or stability. I hit around and also played a match. I feel the additional weight allowed for steadier, smoother swings. I felt like I needed to swing a little harder with my other my sticks to get the power I needed. I was thinking about adding lead to them, but didn't want to bother with that (or screw it up).
With this vcore, I can swing nice and easy and still get the power I like.
how much does the rds001 tour way? it has to be close to the current vcore players frames.
they are all pretty close. the current 97 tour is a little heavier.
also interesting that it says the 89 has a higher sw than the 93, as I feel like the 89 swings much faster and is more maneuverable.
OK so does anybody have Information on that newline of rackets that are coming out soon ? Martina HIngis has been using it already.
New Yonex racket (paint-job) used by Martina Hingis at the US Open:
It's likely the new line of EZONE Xi frames.
The swing weight is the real difference where the 001 was 322 or so and the Tour89 is 335
I have it. I love it. Currently have a full bed of Ashaway MonoGut ZX Pro in it.
Feels very lively and comfortable. Not stiff or overly dampened.
Nice loud metallic ring.
Great-looking metallic red paintjob, so a very nice-looking racket too.
Try VS Black mains and RPM blast crosses in your Vcore 97 (330 GM). Comes in a hybrid set.
That is correct, at least according to Yonex rep at USO. It would be helpful if they had a bit more information on the web about new lines, etc. From what I can tell, Yonex is the blackberry of the tennis world - worst marketing strategy around.
What are the mains differences between the Vcore 100 and the Xi 100?
Interested in the YOnex 310g.
Btw.. have been admiring marcelo Rios's footwork on youtube.
Does anyone have info on his racquet and specs?
I found this:
Is it accurate? I have no idea.
Didn't he play with the iconic rd7?
That's what I thought too, but the thread I posted in suggested otherwise. For all I know, the guy who wrote it got a paintjob confused with the racquet.
This thread seems to have better info:
In short, custom 28" Rd-7.
What drove people to try yonex frames? What made you stick with them? I've never hit with one, but I'm really curious. It helps that I'm a wawrinka and Hewitt fan lol. Which racket is mostly geared for flatter shots but can do everything well?
When I was in high school a sporting goods store at the mall had a Yonex Cyborg 2200 in my size on clearance.
I picked the game up again in 2006 and I decided that after my college racquet was killing my shoulder (I was a weight room nut back then) that I would demo one of everything and pick what worked the best for me. After hitting with 3 or 4 rounds of demos (over 16 racquets from various manufacturers) I picked the yonex rds003 because it had the power I needed, I could hit from anywhere on the court with it (baseline drives, midcourt, volleys) and it made my serve nastier (in a good way) than it had ever been. once I got stronger and "found my strokes" again, I got to a point where I couldn't control this racquet's juice, so now it is my wife's (she loves it strung under 50 lbs with gamma tnt2 17). I when back to yonex for the next stick I settled on the rdis tour 1 and tour xl (if it is possible to "settle" on 2 racquets. I was used to the head shape at this point and found that I could put the ball almost anywhere I wanted. the serve isn't quite as nasty as it was with the rds003 but being able to place it more than makes up for it. I especially like working the wide serve for the first couple games and then going down the t when my opponent is sure its going out wide. I can do that with this stick.
I don't know much about the current yonex line as children started showing up at my house about that time and i'll consequently be using the rqis' I've bought until they start supporting me, so I can't help much there i'm afraid. generally, i'd look at something with a dense string pattern. my rqis are 16x18 or 19 and they have almost turned me into a topspin monkey (but I don't mind that). after reading some reviews, I would suggest you start with this
based on the customer feedback and tw reviews, it doesn't seem to turn everything into a "heavy" ball. even though the string pattern is 16x20, that is pretty dense in a 89 in stick. don't let the headsize fool you either. yonexes typically play much bigger (more comfortable and easier to find the sweetspot) than other sticks of a similar size. in fact I've switched mid session from a 103" or 107 " racquet to my 95" rqis and thought "wow, this hits better than the bigger racquet.
my signature can do every thing better, especially flat shots.
holy cow, the inflation of supergrap has gone up. five years ago you could get a 30 pack for 30 dollars. a year ago they cost 33 dollars and now the cost 39 dollars. I am going to have to make them start lasting longer.
I went for Yonex because I wanted a racquet with power, spin and touch that wouldn't kill my elbow.
ash, what is your string setup?
see i used to string with NRG2 at 53, i like it alot on flat shots but i did not get enough spin out of it, and i did not get any kick on my second serve.
Today i will be testing Yonex poly 1.20 @ 50, i will tell you how it plays.
Tried the Vcore Tour 97 330 a few weeks back and fell in love with it.
I've demo'd quite a few racquets in the last 12 months trying to find something that would enable me to keep playing tennis as I get older (fast approaching 40).
My dodgy knee was hampering my ability to continuously get my body right in behind the ball for every shot with my Wilson Prostaff 85.
This was resulting in a lot of off-centre shots that were starting to destroy my elbow and shoulder.
Tried Volkl PB10 mid, Boris Becker London Tour, Volkl C10 Pro, Dunlop Bio 300 Tour, Dunlop Bio 500 Tour and Dunlop Bio 200 Plus.
I settled on the Dunlop Bio 500 Tour and was quite happy with it until a friend introduced me to the Yonex Vcore Tour 97 330.
I made the switch immediately after testing the Vcore Tour 97 330 in a match.
tested the 1.20 poly yesterday.
it is powerful and has great spin potential, i enjoyed it alot.
i strung it @ 50, turns out its a bit low as some times my balls would sail out of the court. i will string at 53 next time.
i like it more than the 1.25 because of the 89's dense pattern
finally tryed the vcore 89
strung with wilson gut(mains) Lux ALU power (cross) @ 57
After reading the reviews here i was so excited to try it. But,wasnt what i was expecting. yes it felt very very solid.
Much more power than i was expecting and not as much spin as i wanted. It also felt heavier than i thought it would. thought it would feel wippy but felt club like.
normal racket is Wilson BLX Pro Staff 90. lux 4g (mains) / head syn gut (cross)@ 57/55
used the 90's since the n-code & love the k88
the wilsons gave me more spin & more control.
but might be because first time trying gut mains with the vcore 89. might try all polly next time.
How does gut mains go for you guys in the 89?
Are there any new yonex rackets planned?
Why do you need new racquets, are these good enough for you??
These according to many are some of the best out there.
Still don't own one, testing the vcore 89t
But if it comes out shortly i can wait for cheaper 89's
Who says it's going to be cheaper??
This year's Vcore100s, 98d and 95d had 10 bucks discount online. Don't bet on it.
oh i always thought when a new model comes out, the older one will be cheaper... my mistake then
man I live by yonex racquets, I have been playing with them for almost a decade, but I do not like there polys. there multis are okay, the racquets are god like, but the polys are lacking compared to some of the other major companies.
every one feels different playing differently, but their strings are just very very good and consistent throughout, not many are, I played with Luxilon for a long time, but YY manage to do something.
theyv are consistent, but just as not as good as some others.
for more spin in the 89t try some Volkl v-fuse with the poly in the main and gut cross@ same tension (I use 56lbs) excellent spin and a very comfortable bed as well as pretty good amount of play time.
Have you tried the VCT97 330?
If you are after more spin and you are used to swinging the BLX90, you should give the VCT97 330 a playtest.
I used the BLX90 for a while before going back to the PS85, and I find the VCT97 330 easier to wield than either of the Wilsons.
It still demands some solid technique, but the larger 97" stringbed is much more forgiving and consistent throughout the course of a match.
I'm thinking of trying out a Yonex racquet. I currently own a APD and a Wilson Pro Open and string in the 48lbs range full ploly. I'm a 3.0 but should be moving up soon and play SW FH and mostly 2HBH and have a very decent serve. I play an equal amount of singles and doubles.
You guys have any recommendations on what to try? Is the beam thickness on the 100 really noticeable?
Just received my 97t 310 demo today. Super excited to finally test it out. I might be switching to it.
I just bought a used one. Going to customize it. Hoping it goes well.
What are your plans on customization? After just holding it and reading through the forums I think I am going to swap the grip for a leather one, add an over grip, and maybe put some lead under the bumper. But that is if I buy the racquet.
I'm currently demoing the xi 98 and its my first yonex experience. So far, it needs some lead in the head for more stability, but it has some pretty solid power to it and unreal spin potential. Not sure about the comfort yet, though.
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