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

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  1. chchan

    chchan New User

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    Been playing yonex since i first picked up the game..when i got to be quite good at it i played the R22 which brought my level up a notch..then R 25..and over the years the RD and RQ series..and then vcores..tried the ezones but inevitably it was the vcores that did it for me..specifically the 95d..tried the tour 97 too but.. Had a bit of luck..came across a batch of new 95ds so it seems this will be it for a long long time to come! Imo best ever from yonex!
     
  2. Alan_Hill

    Alan_Hill Rookie

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    Anyone still hitting these 95Ds?
    I just bought few of these.
    Very stable but I think lacking of plow through.



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  3. pitsquared

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    You have to add a little weight to the hoop. I had about 5 or 6 g at 10 and 2 o'clock. After that they're perfect
     
  4. Alan_Hill

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    I just added 4g at 2 and 10.
    Will see how it performs tonight.
    What is your string set up? I think it has very sensitive stringbed.


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  5. pitsquared

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    Actually I thought the frame worked well with almost every string combo after I added weight to the hoop. My favorite was Bab tonic longevity/wc mosquito bite or red ghost 55/55 lbs
     
  6. Alan_Hill

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    Yea I found the sweetspot.
    I think 95D sweetspot is pretty low. After adding 4g at 2&10 it became much better.
    How about full bed of PTP 1.25? Still arm comfortable ?
     
  7. mikeeeee

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    Played great with mine on Saturday. I have no lead, just a TW leather grip. Comes in at about 12.5oz strung with 16g RPM blast 52/50. Love it for ground strokes, but slicing takes a bit of adjusting for me. It's my heaviest frame, I'm thinking of putting a lighter leather grip on it because I get pretty tired after about 1.5 hours. Probably won't make much difference though because I think they usually only get as low as 23g (the TW grip is 29g).

    I really like playing with it, I can swing with all my might and hit the lines. I feel like the Stanimal! I wish they didn't discontinue them. I might have to buy a second one because they're only going to get harder to find new.
     
  8. n8dawg6

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    I've got a couple ... good frames, but im not sure if theyre magically better than the Tour G 97. although 320 is a little better weight than 330 for most ppl, IMO. i dont think it lacks for plow thru at all, it's just not as forgiving a frame as the Ai98.
     
  9. mikeeeee

    mikeeeee Semi-Pro

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    I would agree that it has plenty of plow through. My girlfriend hits really hard (and uses a 110" Hornet to boot) and it defends the best against her out of all my frames. I demo'd the Tour G 97 310 and have one that hasn't been strung yet but I like the 95D better. I think the only thing it might have on it is a larger hitting area but it's pretty minimal at 2" difference. Oh and, I love the tour G paintjob!

    I find the 95D to be a more rock solid Tour F 97
     
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    definitely agree there. the F97 is more whippy, but underpowered.

    re: 97 vs 95 ... im not convinced that the G97, F97, Ai98, etc. arent all 95s. ive got them to compare and they all look the same to me.
     
  11. mikeeeee

    mikeeeee Semi-Pro

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    Hmmm... I have a DR98 (presumably the same mold as the AI but not sure) and holding it and the 95D next to each other I can see a difference. It may be because the head shape on the 95D is closer to the older flat top isometric shape. They are very close though. If anything I would say the 95D is larger than 95" because it looks smaller next to my Prince TT95
     
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  12. Alan_Hill

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    Do you like the FTS 95 more than 95D ?
     
  13. n8dawg6

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    yeah, i have Ai98 but not the Dr98. the head shapes between these 95/97/98 yonexii are slightly different but overall they seem very close to me in terms of stringbed real estate. one main difference i notice is that the Ai98 is more forgiving on off-center hits than the tour G models or the 95d. i can really whip it thru groundserves and serves. the tour models have a more direct feel though, which i prefer.
     
  14. n8dawg6

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    also just ordered two more of the orange G models over the weekend (which i didnt need) bc they were approx $100 a pop ...
     
  15. yonexRx32

    yonexRx32 Semi-Pro

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    .larger because it looks smaller..:confused:...Head ...hurts....
     
  16. Doc Hollidae

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    Large is the new small.
     
  17. mikeeeee

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    haha I meant to say bigger. Couldn't ninja edit it before I got caught
     
  18. n8dawg6

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    not what she said

    definitely not what she said

    thats what she said
     
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  19. GuilhermeG

    GuilhermeG New User

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    Look for kimony leather grips. Thinnest and lightest leather grips on the market.
     
  20. pitsquared

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    Good question. Right now I'd have to say yes. They perform very similarly. Controllable power, easy to swing, easy access to spin, stiff but plush. I started to get some shoulder pain with the burn so I pondered going back to the 95D but I've solved that issue for now with gut/poly and lead on the hoop. What I like about the burn is that it feels more solid and it's easier to find used for cheap haha. So I won't say that it out performs the 95D. It's more about feel and accessibility
     
  21. Alan_Hill

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    Hi, I found the ball leaves the racquet pretty quick. So full polyester at low tension (23kg) reacts very well.
    Tornado 23kg/ Firestorm 22kg
     
  22. mikeeeee

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    I have full bed cyclone 17 and it's not performing as well as in other frames. I'll try something softer next.
     

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