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

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  1. Pocky

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    The replacement grip that came with the 95d keeps coming off where i place my non dominant hand on the backhand.

    Is this normal with you
     
  2. Meaghan

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    Good set up, Im using a poly hybrid, BHB7 1.25/MosquitoBite 1.16 @56lbs, it probably has similar playability......

    Most of us have got rid of the thin YY grip and changed it for leather & og.
     
  3. Dech

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    Most of us have got rid of the thin YY grip and changed it for leather & og.[/QUOTE]

    Any good recommendation on leather grip? I tried the Head Tour Leather, and probably because the original YY grip is so thin, the leather made the grip felt like an entire size bigger. Trying to find something that would be as thin as the original YY grip.
     
  4. syke

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    YY leather grip... Or anything around 1.2-1.4mm in thickness.
     
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  5. syke

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    Yep, like i said straight from package.
     
  6. Power Player

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    Babo skinfeel should retain the same weight and balance.
     
  7. diegoeste

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    Do you know the thickness and weight of the Yonex grip? I would like to keep the same specs for this raquet coze its perfect for me. thanks


    On the other hand, I dont like K. Evolution (it is like the K PROLINE 2). So I will change to my main string for all my raquets: SPPP 1.23 at 54.5lbs in a full set up.
     
  8. syke

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    scroll up...
     
  9. Power Player

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    My injured shoulder hates my modded pdr at 2 pts hl and 345 grams, and I needed a stick fast for league play so here I am. Demoed it tonight and really liked it. Only issue is I had bab excel in there at 60 and it is very average at best.

    I plan to go gut poly with this racquet. Anyone doing this currently?
     
  10. Power Player

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    To add, I think the arm pain mentioned by a few in here comes from having to swing too hard. Not speaking for everyone, as I know UA has been dealing serious arm pain.

    But I hit tonight again with the crappy Excel French Open string and it is low powered just enough to where I have to hit out a little more than I prefer.

    A mishit like that in this racquet is rather jarring to the elbow. I see why Tomic's 98 is strung so low. I personally am excited to try gut/poly in the mid 50s on here as I think it will solve this problem.

    Excel is also stiff for a multi, so that makes it even worse.
     
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  11. Chopin

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    I see people are talking Yonex and grip size here.

    A few questions:

    1) Where can one buy the Yonex replacement grips? I don't see them available at any of the big online tennis retailers.

    2) How thick are stock Yonex grips? 1.6mm?

    3) Does Yonex itself make a leather grip? Again, where can I find this?

    Thanks for the help,
    Chopin
     
  12. Power Player

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    The replacement grips for this stick are paper. Buy a prince resi pro instead. They are the same thickness, which I believe is 1.4.
     
  13. edwincen

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    Yes, they are making a leather grip but hard to find.
    You can try to googling it.
    They have a thin grip, i still cant find the exactly same replacement in weight as their stock one.
     
  14. Meaghan

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    Those of us who are using leather and og and compensating with weight in the hoop, where and how much lead are you using?

    I find that the 95d swings heavier than the specs indicate and I dont find I need as much added weight as I normally have. I have about 8g from 10-2 and have just taken 3g off and its swinging much faster (which is not always a good thing). Im also considering trialling 9&3 lead set up, on previous occasions I have not totally got on with this but it may work due to what feels like the already heavy upper hoop (maybe cos there is much more graphite up there than normal oval sticks??).
     
  15. alidisperanza

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    Finally got the full specs on my 2 frames. Both have 1 Yonex SuperGrap Overgrip and the Yonex damp.

    Strung with Iontec Black @46#
    329sw
    69 stiffness
    31SBS
    346g
    32cm balance

    Strung with Mamba Premium/ Iontec Black 52/48#
    325 SW
    68 stiffness
    348g
    42 SBS
    32cm balance
     
  16. Power Player

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    Your sticks are so close..thats awesome. Did you mod them at all? The demo I have is at 341 grams with an overgrip.

    The SWs sound right. My PDRs modded swing over 335, but the difference in the vcore was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be.

    Please tell me about the gut poly setup at this tension. I hit gut poly with the PDR and it settled in at 51#s..so I love a nice relaxed swing and a little loop in my shot that I get from the GP setup. I hit with a lot of topspin.

    Also, how is the feel? I had some jarring on off center hits with a poor string setup in a higher tension.
     
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  17. syke

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    just got them from the mailbox.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. edwincen

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    Where did you find it?
     
  19. syke

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    Done! The one on the right has some color fade from the OG.

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  20. syke

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    I couldn't find them anywhere... Had to order them from Japan, seems like that's the only place that has them.
     
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    The One-Handed Backhand Rules !
    The Down-The-Line shots are awesome.
    I can really see why Stan is the perfect ambassador for this stick, even tough his paintjob is different. Stan is the man !
     
  22. Dave M

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    Has anybody got one that weighs close to what tw claims? Mine is nearly 350g, which is a little heavier than i was hoping for.
    TIA
     
  23. Meaghan

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    Is that with the thin yy grip?

    Mine off cc came in on the money, although swingweight felt higher than suggested.

    Where did you get it, looks like a return job for you. I always ask as close to stock spec as possible.
     
  24. Dave M

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    it has a prince resipro grip on it, i do have a yonex one, maybe that'll make a difference.It came from a yonex sponsored coach who works just up the road here.
     
  25. syke

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    That explains... The stock grip is thinner than a sheet of paper.
     
  26. Meaghan

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    Yeah dave how heavy is the prince grip cos stock yy grip is about 10-12g
     
  27. Power Player

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    Interesting. Even though the stock yy grip is not great I may stay with it because I use an og and really like the exact weight and handle feel now.

    By the way I really like the gut poly at low tension. I will be hitting with it again today so that could change with a tension drop, but the control and spin is fantastic. The feel is very buttery now. Much better than with an old mult that was in my demo.

    Multi sucks to me . Such a horrible imitation of gut because it gets hard and stiff after a few weeks of being strung up. That is my experience at least.
     
  28. retlod

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    Just finished demoing a 95D and thought I'd share my experiences. First time out was with MSV Hex 1.18 at 55 lbs. For the second session, I dropped the tension to 52 lbs to give me some more pop. My demo weighed in at a whopping 355g yet was still fairly easy on my arm. It seems that my demo is an outlier on the heavy side. It had a synthetic grip, one OG, and a worm dampener. I looked under the grip expecting to find some lead, but there wasn't any. If I got a lighter one of these frames I think I might like it more.

    Serving was difficult to adjust to (I'm used to AeroPros that are easy to whip through the strike zone), but once I got the timing down, I didn't fare too terribly. Flattening serves out produced flat-out bombs that were nearly unreturnable. I continued to have some trouble adding enough spin for more controlled serves and kickers. I had to tell myself to let the racquet do the work. As time went by, I got more and more tired and the racquet got heavier and heavier. Overall efforts were respectable, but not as good as what I'm used to. It's worth noting that it was not the frames fault--it was mine. I need beefier arms...or 10 fewer years on my odometer!

    Groundstrokes were smooth and predictable. As I expected, when I had time to set up properly and put some oomph into the shot, I was rewarded with a solid, buttery shot. Spin was easy to produce, which surprised me given the 95D is smaller and more dense than what I'm accustomed to. Groundstrokes were heavy and penetrated the court well. These strokes were also very comfortable. Though I was not getting the spin I'm used to, my groundies were just as effective, as they got to the baseline faster. When I was hitting on the run, this frame didn't do me any favors. I could not be aggressive at all and had to rely on chips and defensive lobs. Again, not the frame's fault--only mine for not being man enough to wield it. I feel like a multi (or hybrid) might liven up the string bed and give me some more free power. That or another tension drop to around 48 lbs.

    Volleys were crisp, precise and extremely solid. This is where the plowthrough of this frame really came through for me. There was no pushing it around whatsoever. I was happy to let the frame do the work, and it got the job done with ease. If I got to the net and had a chance to volley, the point was pretty much over. You don't get feel like this with a Bab.

    Comfort was excellent. No pain in the elbow (not that TE is my problem, but the EZONE Xi 98 hurt it) or the shoulder that's recovering from RC tendonitis. I was surprised that a stick this heavy didn't hurt my shoulder, but it didn't. The PJ is absolutely wonderful. That red is sooooo rich. I just loved it. Blood Red Mosquito Bite would look sick in it. Overall, this is a great frame. If you've got the arm and game to play with a 350g racquet, I can't see how they would get much better than this one. So comfortable, so solid, and yet surprisingly powerful and spinny for a player's stick.
     
  29. Fed Kennedy

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    Pretty much sums it up for me. love this thing. Your thoughts vs juice pro?
     
  30. Power Player

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    Yes definitely compare those 2 sticks..also your demo is 10 grams heavier than mine. I bet they replaced the stock grip.

    At 355 I would find the stick to be rather heavy as well, but at 345 it is ideal. It should weigh 337 strung if you get one..my dampener and tourna make it 345.
     
  31. retlod

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    I actually liked the JP more. It wasn't quite as comfortable and was very slightly less solid, but it was definitely more powerful and more spinny. Control was about equal. I think I had an easier time with the JP because it was lighter.
     
  32. Power Player

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    The JP is lighter? It seems like it would be heavier..this is rather interesting.

    Of course your demo was rather heavy. That is too bad because I think 345 is the perfect max weight.
     
  33. retlod

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    My JPs come in at 345g. You're right--a lighter demo would have made for a better comparo. Those 10g make a big difference. BTW, congrats on your newly achieved GOAT status!
     
  34. Power Player

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    Thank you sir.

    What feel do you prefer in the JP vs 95? Comfort..etc..I may have to try a demo, it just seems like it may be a hair heavier (Swingweight is a lot higher) than what I like. Or does the 95D swing the same?
     
  35. retlod

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    No--the JP definitely swings heavier. I got more free power and better spin out of the JP. The balls that it produced were like rifle shots--low and fast with just enough spin to bring them down. Its TW-listed SW is 336. The APDGT+s that I'm used to come in at 339, so I had very little adjustment as far as SW was concerned.
     
  36. Torres

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    That may be stroke/player/string specific. The JP has quite an unusual 'dual characteristic' stringbed in my view. If you look at the 6x6 squares in the centre of the stringbed, they have a very dense pattern which will suit and provide control to flat hitting particularly with any stroke that has a more horizontal swing path through the ball.

    But that stringing pattern opens out very rapidly outside of that central 6x6 area which I suspect is what provides the spin, as you roll the stringbed against the ball away from the denser center to the more open mains. Changing to a more vertical racquet path on contact and the trajectory of the ball becomes more APDC like but the ball is heavier and deeper.

    I have no difficulty in being 6ft behind the baseline and hitting the baseline on the other side of the court, with the ball bouncing up high towards my opponents head. Balls like that just make it so much more difficult for your opponent to attack off. Equally you can flatten out the ball by changing the swing path. Those characteristics of the stringbed are intriguing.

    The string pattern in the Yonex seems to be more gradually spaced, so I suspect it will be more traditional in the way that it plays.

    Look how close the drill pattern of those 5 center mains are:
    http://img.tennis-warehouse.com/reviews/BLX-juice-pro-1.jpg

    More gradual spacing on the 95d:
    http://i51.tinypic.com/rbflds.jpg
     
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  37. borgpro

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    which string steup will make the 95D as much low powered as possible, without using poly (arm problems)? Head RIP control at 57 for example? Other suggestions? I would like to try the racket, but I can not test, and my only concern is the high power level from what I can read...
     
  38. Power Player

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    RIP control will probably play great. I am going to try that myself as well. currently using gut/poly
     
  39. retlod

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    Ditto. It was like the best of both worlds--the drive and control of an 18x20 and the spin and power of a 16x19.
     
  40. LuxLou

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    Did you pay 35 shipped each?


    I'm trying a 95 demo right now and I'm digging it. My sw forehand is still adjusting to the low swing weight, but it has brought confidence to every other aspect of my game. Knitpicking: It has yonex multi in it so it does seem a bit powerful. Poly should tame it down right? And the buttcap needs some buildup. What's the best way to build the buttcap? Or is it personal pref? Leather pieces, og pieces.. That picture of the 97tours look like masking tape...
     
  41. syke

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    $28 including shipping for each leather grip.

    I used this
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    and this
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    to build up the butt cap.
     
  42. syke

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    Yes they are indeed the 95 with the Tour 97 PJ... Just count the number of holes on the grommets.
     
  43. Fed Kennedy

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    Good call syke.
     
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    I got this yesterday from the bay and will try it tomorrow hopefully if weather is good enough.
    I usually play wth aeropros also and I like to hit with a lot of top spin so it will be interesting to see how this goes.
    Will not bother to restring it yet, will try the strings it came with it and then restring if need be.
    There is a lot of positive talk about this racket, just hope it lives up to it.
    Only downer is I got a grip 2 but would rather play with a 3. Don't think that will have a big affect on my game though..

    Will post tomorrow with results.
     
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    Mine arrived last night. 319g unstrung. 8ptsHL, 333g strung with 16g Intellitour. 12ptsHL, 352g with buttcap build up, a white wilson wilson pro hybrid grip change, OG and rubber band damp.

    Will hit with it tonight. Also, sprayed the string bed with silicone after stringing.

    Got a nice clear coat crack on the throat, pretty large indeed. Will see if it spreads after hitting.

    Demo'd and played with a bunch on Yonnies the past month and the 95d was the perfect compromise.

    The 98 and 100sq.in. frames were either too stiff or too dead. 2hdr's were shining but the forehand was problematic.

    The 95d really, really encompasses the forehand side and while the 2hdr's aren't as accepting as they are with the 98/100 sq.in. Yonnies, they are on par with other manufacturer's 98/100 sq.in. offerings.

    I didn't find it as powerful as a 6.1 95, for instance, but that's a good thing. Still packs a punch.
     
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    pissed it down with rain today couldn't play
    Will have to wait till weekend or next week..

    I got a good price I think the bay about £55 used, I was wondering if they are any fakes, this looks legit but then I don't have much clue if there are fake yonexs flying about..

    Does weight 340 strung
    handle heavy.
    Thanks
     
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    Just hit with my copies I bought from Tim. Note:Coming from Prince Diablo Mids.
    Wow! Powerful stuff at 55 lbs I can see stringing this a little higher than normal.
    My serve was hoping off the court in a way it hasn't done for awhile. Thank you Yonex!
    Impressed with ground stroke power, but had some flyers early on in warm up. During the match I thought I gained control a little better. This may take a while to adjust.

    Much different feel than the Diablo as you would expect..........it was solid but didn't have that old school thud. I prefer that thud, but I still liked the
    95D. Comfort was good and it had very good, but not excellent stability.

    The grip (size 3) felt a little small especially with the small flair, but I added some tape and an overgrip and it felt much better.

    I puchased the 95D hoping to get more power and have a little more left in the tank at the end of matches. I knew some stability trade off might occur. I think this is exactly what I got.
     
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    Just won a couple off the bay, looking forward to hitting with them.
     
  49. Kam2010

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    I can tell just by swinging this racket and how the weight is balanced that it will swing quick through the air
    Serv will be powerfull, topspin it will be very good but only downer I think may be the volleys as it doesn't seem to have that sort of touch about it
    More power type of frame it seems,

    Still not played with it yet, hoping to play today or tomorrow!!
     
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    I was watching them I think. £114 ish winning bid? If so, big bargain.
     

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