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

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  1. tistrapukcipeht

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    Funny that you suggested me the blue one, while I got the same one you now have, I think this one looks good too, more discrete yet nicer and classier than the blue one,.

    Next picture you post will probably have the red shoes, right?

    Everything looking good man.
     
  2. Meaghan

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    Did I say the blue one??......sorry

    EDIT.....I was talking about a blue shirt...... :lol:
     
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  3. naldop

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    Hello Everyone,

    This is my first post in TT and I just want to share my take on this wonderful racquet. Think of it as my introductory post from me :)

    I own it since last year, bought it from local store and even though Yonex is a famous brand in my country, mostly for badminton. Getting the tennis racquet is different thing, only 1 store is carrying the brand and not all models are available.

    It was so happened that they have it in stock at the time and with the right specs. (at least for me :)) I just snapped it from the shelves. Funny though, before I came to the store, I am so interested to buy HEAD either Radical or Prestige (again, thanks to TT, I learn a lot about these 2 racquets), but end up getting this racquet. Must the PJ that makes me want this one.
    Basically I bought this racquet completely blind, no one telling me about it. After I got home, I read at TT and at the time no one seems to have it, I guess our country receive the racquet before US.

    Now after 1 year, I still loving it :razz: one of the best buy racquet for me.
    The feel is incredible, especially for groundstroke. Control is good enough for me. The only lack is the power, but with the right fitness training and more playing time, I am getting back the power I need.
    I don't do much volley but everytime I am at it, good control and power.
    Serving is nice, I can get a nice control and sense of direction. I grow up using 2 brands of racquets, HEAD and Yonex, but when it comes to serving, I can get better direction with Yonex and it is still true after so many years (I started playing tennis when I was 9 and now I am 33) Don't ask me why is that, it just happened.

    The only drawback about this racquet that I can think of, with 95" headsize, there is time when I am so tired after 3 games and I am starting to hit the ball wayyy... outside the center headsize.
    Cheers.
     
  4. alidisperanza

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    Eek, I'm starting to notice the 95D is a bit particular with strings. Iontec Black needs some adjustment from the usual. Savage wasn't too fun either :(

    Tourna BHSR, on the other hand, was awesome.
     
  5. nyc

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    Yeah it's very temperamental with strings.

    Had Yonex Poly Pro Tour at 53 - waaaay to powerful.

    Kirsch Competition at 56 felt great - for the first hour. then loosened up and I started losing control.

    Will try BHSR or MSV Hex next.
     
  6. Meaghan

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    I think you get this stringing higher up the range with a pretty powerful bat.

    Had good things happen with poly hybrids, particulary BHB7/mosquito bite @56 but it didnt last long. Just put in Pacific power pro black @58lbs, very nice feels thicker than 1.25, a fuller hit......havent tried full TB yet, only in a hybrid with hyperion cross which was pretty average.

    Dont know whether to stay co-poly, maybe BHB7 in a full bed and string slightly higher or go back to Alu which for a short time I think would be bliss....hmmmm?????
     
  7. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    solinco outlast has been very good to me thus far. Nice to play with and hold together for quite a while.
    (finished the league season last night with a three set win on real clay, yay!)
     
  8. alidisperanza

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    Anyone else notice their 95ds chipping (paint)?

    I have a brand new one, played with 2x, never touched the ground that has a chip all the way to the base layer@ 9:00
     
  9. alidisperanza

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    On an entirely different note, I popped my 2nd yonex on the RDC today (lost the readings for the first one)
    With 1 yonex super grap over grip and the yonex dampener that came with the frame.

    Flex: 67
    String bed stiffness (with Iontec Black @ 48): 34
    SW: 324
    Balance 32cm
    Weight: 346.9g

    Second frame with the same setup:
    I believe had sw in the 320s
    Balance @ 32cm
    Weight: 345.9g
     
  10. Uvijek Argen

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    Hey alidisperanza,

    In regards the racket being string sensitive I encourage you to do what I will show you in the picture with lead. You dont need to compromise putting the lead, but tried it once and you will see it will make every string that you like well worth it in the 95d. (Sorry for the pic, took it with my phone camera since my digital one run out of batteries)

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    I cant play with anybody since I have TE and this is my first month and half out, but after your post I went to the court and hit some balls to test one with lead and the other without it. With lead total plow thru and super control. Without It was laughable how the ball fly to the fence.


    About the chip problem so far so good in my side, I do remember having those chip problem in my RDS001 MP.

    Thats all...back to rest my arm.
     
  11. alidisperanza

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    Thanks for the input. Strangely, what I found was that the balls were landing short and the string to be a touch harsher than I remember; for the most part, I had no issues hitting long. I think the discrepancy in the response I was expecting came from the difference in stiffness of the frames. Previously, I had played the iontec in a YT radical pro-- a significantly flexier frame. I strung up at 46 this time and we'll see how it changes.

    As for the Savage, it was a first time playing and I'm half convinced the string is just plasticky. If I still have issues after the drop in tension, I'll put some Pb on as you suggested.
     
  12. Uvijek Argen

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    Sure mate, do what you think its good for your game, I know how it is to get involve with a new racket and try to find your game as fast possible without so much experiments.


    Regards!!!
     
  13. alidisperanza

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    Yup yup. It's been an easy transition for me since the 95 fits everything I was looking for. I'm just looking from that sweet spot range which takes some experimentation.
     
  14. klementine

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    Did anybody in the 'club' play with the 98d?

    Just wondering how it compares to the 95d.
     
  15. alidisperanza

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    Yup. I hit the 98 first.

    It's obviously lighter with a very similar balance. I would say that it's a touch whippier and more forgiving. With the 95D, you'll have to pay more attention to your mechanics and make sure to keep your racquet head speed fast and consistent (but it'll reward you greatly). With the 98, you can be a touch more lax. The biggest difference I found was on serve-- While it takes more work, the 95 will give you a bit more of a penetrating serve. The 98D, on the other hand, is really easy to serve with. Since the frame is a touch lighter, I was able to snap balls where I wanted them. A good comparison would be on the kick serve. With the 98D I can throw obnoxious spin kick serves that bounce high but ultimately have a shorter (think higher arc shallow in the box) trajectory (AWESOME for ad serves out wide into the curtain). With the 95D serves will still kick up but they will be much closer to the service line and kick forward as well.

    Where the 98 has an edge, is the get-out-of-jail-free-card. I played some of my best defensive tennis this year with it. It's incredibly versatile for running down shots, flicking balls, and throwing up lobs.

    Personally, I liked both and could comfortably play with both. The reason I chose the 95D was that I felt like the 98 needed a touch more weight to it and because I like smaller frames (although it's really not that much smaller).
     
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  16. the rebel

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    if you can afford natural gut go ahead cause it's the best string in the world, in particular, the vs team from babolat!
     
  17. Uvijek Argen

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    Well I think i will sell my 2 95d's and get some rest from tennis.

    Later I will go to the xi 98 since I do good with 98in head even with 1hbh and that racket is similar to my old RDS001 mp.

    Will post it in the next days in the to sell section.

    Have fun with the 95d guys, its a excellent racquet after all.
     
  18. klementine

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    Thanks for that reply alidi.

    Q for Meaghs, FedK or anyone who has swapped the thin yonex grip for leather.

    How many grams did a leather grip add to the yonnie?

    I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on the 98 (since the 310 97 will not be available in the US), hit with the 98d yesterday and liked it; check, loved it. Not a harsh stiff flex, just solid. Reminiscent of a faster swinging kblade98, with much more bite on the ball.

    95 looks good (and maybe I should demo that as well) but I'd like to build the frame up to my specs.
     
  19. Meaghan

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    the flex is cool, its certainly not harsh imo. The leather plus og comes in around 30g minus yonex grip I think is 10-12g so it adds around 20g. You need to compensate in the hoop if you want to keep the balance around 7pts, I've got about 8g from 10-2 its also raised my sw into the 350+ region, so you need to think of that. My spec is now 361g/32cm/355sw.
     
  20. Meaghan

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    On another note, I strung up alu @58lbs in the vc95 and played a match yesterday. Haven't used alu for a while as I've been a tour bite man and more recently trialling some poly hybrids. As usual the control and feel where right on the money but interestingly enough I found I was missing that extra pop of my recent hybrids and tour bite, in fact I found it rather unspectacular, it felt like a completely different string to what I remember in my custom vantage and rad tt, it felt like the average silverstring!

    What this suggests is with my recent outings like the spectacular bhb7 1.25/mosquito bite 1.16 @56lbs, I must be doing something right. Tour bite/mosquito bite is up next.
     
  21. Boricua

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    It happended in a VCore 98 I have, near the throat. Small chip. Dont know if it had contact with the APD inside the tennis bag.
     
  22. Boricua

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    You dont like the Yonex dampener?, you are using Babolat.
     
  23. Meaghan

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    I think you are referring to me.....yes I've always liked the bab O it gives the right amount of dampening, the yonex triangle is pretty ugly don't you think....
     
  24. syke

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    This how much the stock yonex grip weighs.

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    While, this is how much a yonex leather grip weighs straight from the package.

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  25. klementine

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    ^ Wow. Thanks for that sykes, pics and all !!!! :smile:

    One more Q,
    I know some (like meaghs) went with 4-1/4 grips size on the yonnie. Does the thin yonex stock grip mean a bigger pallet?

    In other words, if i order a 4-3/8ths and swap the grip out for leather because of the thin stock grip, will the racquet feel bigger than a 3 grip?.. due to a thicker, heavier grip?

    Note:
    Wilson 4-3/8's are perfect for me, I built my head grips up to wilson size. Babolats 3 size is a tad too big (with og) and Becker's 3 is a tad too small (with og).
     
  26. syke

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    Yes you are right. Swooping for a leather will inadvertently increase the grip size, thanks to the paper thin stock grip.

    That's why I had mail ordered yonex leather grips directly from Japan as they are only 1.4mm in thickness. Most leather grips are 1.8mm thick.

    There are other leathers on the market that are 0.8mm, but that's just way too thin.
     
  27. klementine

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    Thanks for that Meaghs,
    So approximately 15grams extra for the leather (depending on brand) and 10grams extra for a heavier syn.grip. The static and swing weight should be ok with the 98, no? I want it around 12.0-12.2oz, 5pts.HL and ~330sw. Should be able to acheive this with a stock 98d.

    Completely agree, the flex is definitely not harsh; it's a crisp and solid flex. I'd like to go with the 95 but I think the 98 is for me (customized). I was driving the ball and getting massive 'top' on the reverse fh, helped me pick off that extra shot. Also, excellent slice frame, off of both wings. Addictive. Seemed like a versatile racquet (98d) to play strategic tennis with. Figure out your opponents weakness and exploit.



     
  28. klementine

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    Figures.

    My only concern is, after the grip gets compressed with time, that a 4-1/4 will feel too small. Og's compress within 1/2 an hour.

    Planning on gripping the 98d up with a wilson pro-hybrid grip (weighs as much as wilson leather). Maybe if I get a 4-3/8's, wrap it tight, after a couple of days it will have compressed to 'normal' wilson size 3.
     
  29. Boricua

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    I dont find the Yonex dampener ugly. I prefer that the dampener be the same brand as the racket but that is plain silly in terms of performance. Once, I had a Volkl dampener to match a Volkl Organix 8 racket and it was terrible.

    One should play with what is useful, even a rubber band works well as a dampener for many people, including pros (Roddick and Sharapova to name two).
     
  30. Meaghan

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    I'm a fashion victim, its all about the colour :)
     
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    Klem, congrats it is a great frame. You can hit massive flat bombs with this one.
     
  32. Meaghan

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    A rough estimate..............
    Im thinking pro hybrid cut (19g) + og (6g) - yy grp (12g) = 13g + strung weight (320g) = 333g + lead 10-2 (7g) = 340g/6ptsHL/330sw
     
  33. syke

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    Get a thin and light leather, Pre stretch them, they don't get compressed even after much usage. Synthetic replacement grips will probably need constant replacing.. And it's annoying having to use them a couple of days before they get to the right size.

    After stretching my yonex leathers, I got them at 19 grams trimmed.

    Prior to my yonex leathers, my fairways were thick (even with pre stretching) and heavy 25g.
     
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  34. alidisperanza

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    I think it might way a touch less-- you still have that plastic strip that keeps the sticky side fresh on it.
     
  35. alidisperanza

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    Well put, the 98 is more of a conoisseur's frame-- you can do all sorts of crafty things with it. The 95 is more of a hitter's frame-- drive the ball hard and deep to win points.

    Haha, I rather like the Yonex damp, they're growing on me. In 18x20's I use the Kirshbaum one exclusively (occasional affairs with a head logo, the old rubber ones not the junky plastic clear ones). Recently, now that I've been hitting 16x19, I played with a jolly roger square one, or the Mamba tennis one (really awesome damp).

    Now that I got free yonex ones, they match and I like em. My only complaint is that the pointy end isn't conducive to spinning the racquet :(

    I have the black, white, and am working on getting the yellow one!! I might have to get another frame first haha.
     
  36. alidisperanza

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    Turns out the string sensitive issue was the Iontec Black. I left my 48lbs in the hot car and let a flat-hitting friend play with it for a little and now it's just perfect. Strung my other frame at 46 lbs and it's great too.
     
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    Hi guys,

    Bought this recently and thought it was a mistake but I had a surprisingly brilliant performance with it this evening and thinking it might settle my light vs heavy debate. It is strung as standard with Pro Poly Tour. Stringing costs a fortune in Surrey and I dont have my own stringer so can someone recommend a string and tension.

    As it happens, the stock string wasn't bad. Felt tight though and shoulder is a bit sore. Bit worried about shoulder hurting, this is the second racket that has done this recently (the POG OS was the other). Recommendations?
     
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  38. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    well, they come from the factory unstrung, so their is no 'stock' string, what did your shop put in it, do you know?

    I personally like a softer poly at around 55, but Meaghan is stringing his in the 40s!

    I am currently using Solinco Outlast but will switch to Kirschbaum pro line evo soon. (now, which are the best blue OGs? hmmm)
     
  39. alidisperanza

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    I'm at 46-48 Poly depending on the string. Tourna played devilishly well, iontec too
     
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    They put in Pro Poly Pro Tour at mid tension. Won't 40 be too powerful?
     
  41. Pocky

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    Does wawrinka play with the 95d?
     
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    Hi everyone, Id like to get this raquets coze the specs seems to be ok but Ive some questions and hope that all of you can help me.

    1-TW said that this raquet is too powerful and w/o feel. Can someone give me their feedback?

    2-This raquets seems to swing fast in stock form due to the low sw, agin can someone confirm this?

    3- is a stable raquet or need some led?

    thanx!
     
  43. Fed Kennedy

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    1. This racquet has plenty of feel, esp on slices.

    2. The sw is somewhere between a prestige mp and a 6.1 95. Feels about 325.

    3. The racquet is very stable in stock form, I can half volley my 1hbh with ease from the baseline.

    If you feel a wilson 6.1 is too much of a club and a prestige mp is too low powered, this is your stick. The wierd parts of this racquet is the stock grip is thin and the butcap has no flare, so you might want to customize that if you like a little edge down there. Overall top notch stick in the 95 headsize esp if you are an aggresive player.
     
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    THANKS so much FED K.

    My current raquet is a FXP LM Radical with some lead. The sw is higher than 330. I played with the 98D but I need more plow t. (even with some lead) so it seems that the 95d would be my new choice.

    I was with some doubt coze the TW review almost killed the 95d. But you know it is subjective. But I you see the video, the 95d is like a PD!!!

    Last, what about the confort and stifeness? I felt 98d a little bit stiff to my taste.

    thanks again!
     
  45. Meaghan

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    Was stringing my beckers in the late 40's as it string s up very tight with its dense pattern, the vc95 im strtinging around 56-58....

    Best performance so far was BHB7/mosquito bite @ 56lbs
     
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    Has anyone put a multifilament or syn gut in this that is a bit softer on the arm?
     
  47. alidisperanza

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    1-- I really don't see what they're talking about. I'm playing it at 48 and don't have much trouble keeping the ball in play. Imo, I think the frame is fairly low powered.

    2-- 7pts head light and not quite 12oz. It's a nice combination. I have longer, slower strokes while a friend of mine has tremendous racquet head speed. I think the frame adapts either way. If the both of us hit with a prestige, the ball quality is distinctly different-- with the 95d, different but both effective.

    3. I didn't think it needed any. I'm enjoying it in stock form.


    I think this was a great analysis-- I'd agree with most of it.

    2-- you're right on the money. I posted specs of mine somewhere above.
     
  48. edwincen

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    try TF Duramix, i use it at 56lbs.
     
  49. diegoeste

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    I got the 95d strung with K. Evolution 1.25 (low 50lbs). I checked about 6 raquets at my local shop and all of them with weigh 320 grms. Amazing.
    Now the easy part... to play like Nalbandian and Wawrinka lol
     
  50. dimak

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    Found good string setup for 95d:

    MSV Focus Hex 1.23 @55/ MSV Co-Focus 1.18 @54
     

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