*********yonex v-core 95d club*********

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  1. the rebel

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    A very stable all court arm friendly player's frame. it's remind me the blx six one tour but less weight, less demanding, bigger sweetspot and more arm friendly. don't FORGET put a GOOD POLY in the main at mid tension around 57 lbs to get a huge control and put something like kirschbaum pro line 11 1.20 in the crosses for more comfort and power. DON'T STRING LOW TENSION CAUSE IT'S STRING SENSITIVE. SERVE: my first flat ball is big and accurate. my second kick serve is very good too (high bounce),my slicing serve is ok. FOREHAND:everything is there with a good technique, power,control, spin and flat shot. very consistent. BACKHAND: i have a lot of confidence on my one handed backhand with this stick. i made a lot of winner from everywhere on the court. i can do almost everything i want with my slice 9 ( a lot of effect) i have many ways to slice the balls. Softer is the frame better is the slice for me. VOLLEY: at approx 320 unstrung, it's very stable. watch out if you push the ball at the net cause it will sailing long. you must let the racquet do the work for you cause this stick is kind of thick (21 to 22mm beam) DROP SHOT: this racquet is lively so you need a good preparation to keep the ball low and dead. SMASH: no complain at all OVERHEAD: succesfull in summary, a very high quality frame in the hands of a good player's ( above 4.0) my only downside: the grip is ********.
     
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  2. the rebel

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    i'm apologize for my vocabulary mistake my first language is french.
     
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    I'm sure they have paragraphing and line spacing in French as well, otherwise you're just making it 10x harder for anyone who joins your club to read your posts.
     
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  4. InfCross

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    True that

    But still. it's a great stick and deserves a club.

    Maybe a classic in the future?
     
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  5. baowow

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    I'll join the club! Mine is lead up to 360 grams with a leather grip. Don't have any cons about it.

    Just a friendly forum, not English class people.
     
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  6. the rebel

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    i'm agree with you baowow, it's only a thread club not an english lesson:) mine is not lead up but with an overgrip and a dampener= 350 grs
     
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  7. the rebel

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    ok my english is far away to be perfect but don't exagerate when you say it's REALLY hard to read. Comment the yonex instead of my english. :)
     
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  8. Fed Kennedy

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    Luuurve this racquet. Card carrying racaholic but this is the best 95 inch on the market IMO. Put a smooth polly at 55, good to go.
     
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  9. the rebel

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    i need a stiff poly in main around 56 to 58 to get a real good feel and solid control, otherwise, it's unpredictable for my playing style with a lot of power for an 95 sq. i'm still in the honeymoon period with. until now, it's the best stick i never ever used!
     
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    Strung it up with Kirsch Competition at 56 and finding finally the control and bite that I was missing. Only thing is that icomfort is compromised.

    Will try some of the newer polys from Kirsch next.
     
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    read the signature, baby...
     
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    Anyone getting wrist pains from micro vibrations? I hear this small frequency buzz in the handle when I hit w/o damper and over course of two hr match my wrist feels like I was hitting concrete with a hammer for 2hrs...

    Is my yonnie defective or is my wrist defective? FYI I only get this with aeropro drive original with dead poly...
     
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  13. Meaghan

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    May be joining soon. After my initial hit this morning I am very impressed. Ive added leather grip, overgrip, bab O damp and 6g between 10&2.

    Ive always liked older Yonex mids, super stable headshape, my 1hbh rules with the short stiffer throat, as do volleys. Ive played with a pro stock yonex mid and this is just as stable although I would love a wide tk57 pallet. I have a grip2 as Yonex grips feel thicker imo cos they're round. Ive flared my buttcap so that my fingers can find my western grips. No vibration whatsoever.

    Just a short hit so far, Im a big server so it has to match my BB Legends in this department but from the couple ive hit so far the bat feels fine.

    Out tmoro for another hit, Ive wanted a Yonex for a while but they've all been too stiff, this feels almost pillowy...

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  14. Fed Kennedy

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    Do you have the stock grip on there? It is about as thin as an overgrip. I have leather on mine and its a thudder...
     
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    Tension range on this frame is 50-65...a little strange, I find 55 lbs poly to be very good, might try some gut a little higher with the poly cross.
     
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    anybody can help me identify what happened under the 'O'..
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  17. edwincen

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    i've tried 18 gut in main and 18 hurricane tour in cross..
    amazing spin and power
     
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  18. Meaghan

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    I usually like a swingweight in the region of 360 but there are some rackets that dont seem to need as much for whatever reason. The prestige mid I always found was perfectly happy around 350 and so it seems does the vc95d.

    On the short hit so far I started with 6g up top felt it moving thro the air a tad too quick, lobbed on another 4g which made me late on a few balls, settled for an extra 2g (8g in total) which felt like my other sticks Ive used, easy mod in the end.

    Interesting for geeks like me is that the sw feels the same as my Legends but they are about 10pts lower. This is prob due to the slightly thicker beam around the hoop and being less manouverable than the Becker's.

    Its raining here so it looks like another miserable English day and I wont be getting out for a hit. Ive got a large garden area and Ive been hitting against the wall and if my 1hbh continues to feel as natural as this on the court, everything else remaining the same, then its bye bye BB and hello VC :)
     
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  19. the rebel

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    the vcore 95d is remind me the wilson blx six one tour but lighter, a bit less stable and more forgiving. power level and control are almost identical, the feel is almost the same, very very simular frame! i like everything from my vcore but serving is what i like the most! very arm friendly for me too even with poly or co-poly, no discomfort at all! i will stick with this stick! :)
     
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  20. alidisperanza

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    I'm on the verge of buying a pair of these (or possibly the 98D) but I'm hesitant becuase of the tension suggestions. I've been playing in the 48-50# range on my YT Radical Pros and I even liked the 98 at 48# but I want to be able to stick to that range for the 95. Feasible?

    I should be cutting out the multi in my 95 demo in the next few days and I'll be restringing with poly so we'll see. In the meanwhile, I'm open to suggestions
     
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  21. Fed Kennedy

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    I think hewitt plays at 38#
     
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  22. alidisperanza

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    Possibly but I'm not naiive enough to believe the frame I have and his are one and the same. I guess I'll have to try it out for myself
     
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  23. Meaghan

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    Yonex pro stock are the same frames just weighted differently to meet spec.
     
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  24. alidisperanza

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    Yes, I'm aware. Point still stands: Even if a mold is the same, two frames balanced differently and weighted differently are not the same/ do not play the same.
     
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  25. Meaghan

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    Yes but that can be said of anything......I have a vc95, fed kennedy has one, they'll play differently cos I've got 8g of lead top of hoop and fed hasn't but the frame is the same as hewitts, that's what I wad getting at. I've played with joachim johansen rdx500 mid all that was different from retail was extra weight was in the hoop during lay up process.
     
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    Is the 95D substantially less forgiving than the 98D or is there not a lot in it?
     
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  28. alidisperanza

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    I suppose I'm going to chalk it up to not knowing enough about racquet construction but let me give it a shot.

    I've been reading that Yonex actually customizes molds for players by adding material etc to a frame wherever pertinent whereas other companies like P1 simply hide Pb under the bumpers or silicone etc... My reasoning (from my basic understanding of the physics) is that adding material to the hoop will change the stiffness and weight of the frame. Pb and silicone will go a long way towards changing the balance and weight of the frame but ultimately the stiffness will be the approximately the same when measured on a RDC

    Please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong but that's how I interpreted a Yonex "Pro-Stock" frame to be different

     
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  29. Meaghan

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    Sorry ali I was just saying that it is not a different racket so essentially if you weighted it with lead similarly to say hewitt's lay up you would have a very similar bat. So if he is stringing at 38 lbs then you would have an understanding of what that feels like.

    I don't see this bat as being any more powerful than my legends/melbournes and I string them around 49lbs. My coach strings his n95 low 30's he doesn't have any problems.

    Get one, give it a go :)
     
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  30. alidisperanza

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    Normally I don't pay attention to all the hoopla and test things myself but I'm new to yonex and currently don't have as much time as I'd like to devote to it. I'm also pretty happy with the frames I have so it's tough to justify purchasing 2-3 new frames if the benefits are marginal; hence my apprehension and 1000 questions.

    I have a 95 and a 98 awaiting more court time and I've played the 98 enough to know that it is a good fit for me but my only gripe was that it is a touch too light. It's fantastic for maneuverability and my serve is a definite weapon out of the box but off the ground it lacks just a touch of plowthrough. I have access to the spin and control but am missing that little extra that throws my opponents off. I'm trying to avoid slathering on the Pb for sticks so I was hoping the 95 fits my needs more. So far it's a go

    Realistically these frames play very much like my YT Rad Pros but I'm popping strings every ~4-5 hours in those. The yonexes seem to hold out a little longer while giving me great playability and comfort. Furthermore, the build quality and grip shape are much more to my liking. I can't convey how great a feeling it was when I picked up 3 different sticks, ran them through the RDC and they all came out within a differential of a gram or two and a point for stiffness

    I'm really dying to see how the 95 will react to my serve; if I can achieve the same level of confidence as I've been developing with the Rads, it's a definite go.
     
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  31. Meaghan

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    What about a bit of lead on the 98's?
     
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  32. alidisperanza

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    It's a slippery slope for me with Pb and Silicone. Plus, I've always liked smaller sq in frames-- even though the difference is minute
     
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  33. alidisperanza

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    Bought my first Yonex tonight :) Hitting with the 95D/BHSR @ 48# convinced me.

    Three things that stuck out:
    1. I can't slow down my RHS. The minute I take off a little bit and try to hit deep, the ball sails and the "extra power" people have been mentioning is really noticeable.
    2. Holy crap I have a 1hbh again. This is bad, real bad. Now I'm more than ever confused on which I want to hit (1 or 2hand)
    3. Serves are more than adequate. The extra plow of the frame is greatly welcome. While I can really beat the proverbial fuzz off the ball with the 98, the 95 accentuates my "average" serve more which, is more important to me since I can't possibly hit 110+ on every serve. I also noticed that while there's a lot more gyration on kick serves with the 98, its "useless" spin. It doesn't add anything to the shot really. With some practice, and string tinkering, I'm sure I can get the 95 to hit the same ball but with the added court penetration.

    Thanks all for your input!
     
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    I personally think it needs a touch of weight at top of the hoop or tighten that string bed.

    Wawrinka bh's rule!

    Ali try tour bite 1.25 mains/Lux TiMo 1.10 crosses string at the same tension as the thinner string is relatively stiffer......superb set up :)
     
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    Hi guys, can anyone give a view on this? I just sold my 98Ds (bit too light) and am on the verve of going back to either my Dunlop Biomimetic 200s or back to Head IG Prestige MP. However, I did like 98D but wanted a bit more mass and precision. Their are 2 x 95s on "the bay" at a great price so it is really interesting for me.
     
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  36. Meaghan

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    buy them quick.....mass and precision...yes, 115 squid is a very good price!
     
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  37. alidisperanza

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    Haha, damn, you found my secret...115 clams already?!?

    Dibs on the 3/8 :D

    DG, this is exactly how I felt. The 95D cashes in on it.
     
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    Yeah, even with the BHSR, I could tell that the frame is a touch particular with strings. I'm going to start a fresh round of testing as soon as I get some new stock and my new reels. I can see the 95D really shining with Iontec; I want to say the string is "harder" but plays fairly soft. I was getting some wicked kick with my Rads-- I expect nothing less from the 95.

    Going back to the BH problem... This stick has the perfect mass for me. If I prep my shot properly, I can rip the heck out of the 1hbh and I know exactly where it's going to land. The true test is whether I can return serve with it. I might have to return 2hbh for the stability and play with a 1hbh for style and rallies
     
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    I liked Iontec as a cross with TB main, worked really well, very controlling and lasted for ages. I tried it in a full bed and its not for me.

    Just strung Vc95d #2 up with bhb7 1.25/Mosquito bite 1.16 @ 56lbs, feels very lively but controllable, great feel off these softer black strings. The smooth, thinner cross does give you some extra funk on the ball.

    Just matched both sticks....361g and 32cm balance. Ive just measured sw the tw university way and the same number keeps popping up for both sticks at 355.

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  40. the rebel

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    yes off center shots with the 95d could hurts your arm (if fragile)with a full stiff poly and the sweetspot is smaller than the 98 but i really prefer the feel, stability and the control of the 95d over the 98d. 95 is more demanding but more rewarding.
     
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    Are they going to give me anything materially different from a Dunlop Biomimetic 200 or an IG Radical MP?
     
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  42. Uvijek Argen

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    In regard the jarring in this racquet you will need to put some lead kind like Meaghan did or so. My lead start one grommet upper from the first cross down to the six cross. That will open the upper sweetspot, since this racquet doesnt matter how good you are hitting in the center it has the tendency to hit the upper hoop.

    About strings its what you arm and yourself like personally, I do play full bed wilson gut with all the power, control I need. In the first week I bought the 95d I spend some money to find the right string for me instantly without weeks and weeks of nonsense testing.

    Full bed WC mosquito bite @ 50#
    Babolat Tonic main/pro supex big ace cross 54/47#
    Babolat Tonic main/ pro supex maxim touch 54/58#
    Dunlop Black widow 17 @ 50# (only poly that im able to hit without pain if i care about polys ever again)
    and Wilson gut full bed 60#


    Sadly here I am reading and entertaining myself to get my head off from this Chronic tennis elbow (not 95d fault, but my own for not resting and Dunlop 200 lite with soft low power strings), so enjoy the racquet for me. :cry:
     
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  43. Fed Kennedy

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    Stiffness. More pop basically.
     
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  44. Meaghan

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    Bigger sweetspot.....
     
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  45. Meaghan

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    Did you but them off the bay?
     
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    Someone beat me to it :( I suspect someone in this thread gazumped me!
    Anyway, the guy buying my Bio 200s just pulled out which is good because I am liking them second time round. Looked on TW and they are almost identical specs to the 95D except the 16x20 vs 18x20. Oddly, the IG Rad is a 98 but identical hoop to the 200 which is a 95. If I don't get on with these, 95D is next up!
     
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    Love the exposed leather a la Gasquet, Wawrinka, Corretja, etc.
     
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  48. Meaghan

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    I'm sorry I mentioned the price but if you have your ey on something best not to say anything. Ali also had his eye on them so it may be him. Tbh if I had my paypal funds in order id of bought them myself. Check out the uk racketaholic in odds and ends, they are always on the hunt for a bargain.
     
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    Seth thanks, I thought I'd go with it, anything to be slightly different on the court :)
     
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    I had my eyes on a particular 95D but snagged it for 91+change shipped so it waaasn't me ;). I also bought one today from my buddy's place. It's amazing the quality of these frames. I specced 3 of them on the RDC unstrung.

    Weight (g): 320, 322, 320
    BalanceL 31.25cm all three
    Unstrung Stiffness: 69, 69, 68
    SW: I don't remember this one exactly but I think it was about 320 each
     
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