Yonex Vcore Tour 89 and 97 specs

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  1. scx

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    I've just found the specs of the above mentioned racquets:

    Yonex Vcore Tour 97
    - Composition: Elastic Ti/High Modulus Graphite.
    - Beam: 20 mm.
    - Head Size: 97 sq. in. .
    - Length: 68,50 cm.
    - String Pattern: 16 - 19.
    - String Tension: 26 - 24 Kp.
    - Weight (unstrung): 310 g.

    Yonex Vcore Tour 89
    same composition, beam, length, string pattern and tension
    different
    - Head Size: 89 sq. in. .
    - Weight (unstrung): 325 g.

    My guess is that the 97 version is probably an update of RD TI 80 Lite.

    Tour 89 Pic:
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    Tour 97 Pic:
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    Now, I "only" have to find Tour 97 for a test, to compare with the Vcore 98
    and RD TI 80 Lite that I already own.
     
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  2. nikosrf

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    What about stiffness?
     
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  3. scotus

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    I like the paint job of regular VCores much better.
     
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  4. djnemo

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    Any idea on balance? Not much difference between the 97 and VCore 98 unless Balance is different....
     
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  5. sargeinaz

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    These are nice. I like the paintjob way more than the regular v cores. I may need to demo these cause the 95D is great.
     
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  6. Fed Kennedy

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    Looks good, love the red. 310 grams for a tour frame seems kinda light...tempting though....
     
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  7. rdis10093

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    the 89 seems light to compared to the wilson, dunlop, and head mid frames.

    I bet the 89 feels really flexy.
     
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  8. zumzool

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    not a tour weight at all.

    the paint job reminds me of the rqis1 tour. not a fan of it...

    the biggest difference from the vcore 95 is the string pattern....16 x 19 on this 97 tour version.
     
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  9. Bartelby

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    03 tour and radical pro are 310 = minimum tour weight
     
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  10. Chyeaah

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    Why is there Ti in there? Ti is titanium right?
     
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  11. lefty001

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    I guess these are going to replace the URD Ti 80s.
    I am guessing the flex is going to be low 60s.
     
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  12. Fed Kennedy

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    So the basic idea is that these are flexier?
     
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  13. lefty001

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    I would say more low powered and control oriented.
    Lower powered than the 95D
     
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  14. Automatix

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    Still the OP states that the composition is HMG and Elastic Ti aka Gummetal instead of the Ultimate Ti used in available today RD Ti 80.

    Elastic Ti was used in the RDS models.
    And was used by Toyota.
     
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  15. Jack Romeo

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    ultimum ti not ultimate ti. this is an older version of elastic ti. recall that the rd ti 80 is actually an older model than the rdx/rds/rdis series. but it was popular throughout the 2000's because of srichaphan and pierce. they had actually phased this model out already when they introduced the other series of rackets but they brought it back after a while.
     
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  16. Automatix

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    And the bizarre headsize of the 89 Tour is more in line with the RD Ti 70 ( 88 ).
     
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  17. pavo26

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    Any idea when they are scheduled to be released?
     
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  18. zumzool

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    when I'm thinking tour weight... i'm thinking it should be one of the heaviest racquets in the line up...

    the 95D is 10 grams heavier unstrung than the 97 tour....

    with the similar specs of the 95D, it seems that the 97 tour should be heavier.
     
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  19. sargeinaz

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    I agree, the 97 should be like 320-325g at least.
     
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  20. rdis10093

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    guess fed no longer plays with the smallest headsize.
     
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  21. I currently use the RQiS 1 Tour and the VCore 97 Tour seems like quite a nice replacement, even though I was looking to move up to a 100sq" headsize.
    The paintjob is quite nice, I think it will look better in HD pictures. I wonder why they didn't continue with the RQiS line? I know Ivanovic changed to the EZone's but other players using the RQiS went to VCore's, so I wouldn't say EZone was a direct replacement for the RQiS line, especially spec wise.
     
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  22. Bartelby

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    Not as small as the prestige mid.


     
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  23. Jack Romeo

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    which version? the ig version is 93.
     
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  24. bruintennis

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    Great info. I heard about these racquets in early January, but only knew the head sizes. Will be interesting to know the flex.
     
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  25. eleventeenth street

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    all prestige mids are 89.5 sq. in or thereabouts
     
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  26. sargeinaz

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    I agree. Looking forward to seeing the flex on them both. This summer i'll demo the 97 and 95 side by side and see which v-core i prefer. The 95 is simply an awesome frame and I love the extra pop it has. I'm thinking the 97 will have lower power, but well see.
     
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  27. Fed Kennedy

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    I am really intrigued by both offerings as well. Would have liked to see the 97 at 325 grams as well...the 95 such a sublime blend of power and control with the 16x20. I have a leather on mine, its like ps85 for dummies.
    I am a sucker for red racquets as well lol.
     
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  28. sargeinaz

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    Thats a good way to put it. I have a ps85 and the yonex has that firm, but comfortable feel. They are kind of similar. And exactly, I hit flat and I could just drill flat drive groundies repeatedly with it and still hit that nice prostaff like slice that just drives flat. Not to mention the slice serves are awesome with it. And ya I agree, yonexes and red just go together. These new tour paintjobs are killer.
     
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  30. Jack Romeo

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    why the considerable discrepancy between actual and published head sizes? doesn't make sense.
     
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  31. Normally the information for these rackets can be found on the YONEX JAPAN website, but there doesn't seem to be a news article on the two rackets in question.

    However, I did come across an article on some new VCore's, the SPEED and 100P. I have no idea whether they'll be available in the USA/EUROPE.

    Here's a picture:

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    adult image hosting
     
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  32. eleventeenth street

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    i don't know. marketing possibly? with the trend towards larger head sizes, maybe it's easier for Head to sell frames when they're advertised as 93s. but older iterations of the prestige had 89.5 sq in printed on them and they've never changed the head size. that's why you can interchange the cap grommets on all versions of the prestige mid.
     
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  33. rdis10093

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    will these for sure come to US?
     
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  34. scx

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    still no details on stiffness, balance or SW.

    I'll try to find out during the next week, when can we expect the racquets in stores.
     
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  35. California

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    I agree as well... 325 would be nice, with a strung swingweight around 335.
     
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  36. zumzool

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    is there any new info on this? i'm itching to get back into a yonex.... but nothing in the current lineup really suits my game.
     
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  37. eleventeenth street

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  38. XFactorer

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    Specs from the German website:

    97 sq in
    16 x 20 string pattern
    27 in length
    310mm balance point (~7 pts headlight)
    310 grams unstrung (~11.5 oz strung)
     
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  39. dekko1

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    I had a hit with the 89 a few days ago.
    So, I play with Vcore 95, but have played most of my tennis life with small head (pro staff original).
    The 89 already feels like a classic racquet. Great maneuverability, great flex, good balance, quite crisp and great spin for a small head.
    Sweet spot felt quite big, and I did not have to adjust much of my strokes to play with it; I was hitting great from the 1st shot.

    With all that, I still prefer my 95d, bigger sweet spot, more spin, more power. But for those who are looking for a classic feel, something more old school, and is having trouble finding these days, this can surely be a great option!!
     
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  40. zumzool

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    I am truly at a loss.... what purpose does this racquet have? It's 10 grams lighter and 2 sq inches bigger than the 95d and called a "tour" and has the same string pattern? so what makes it noticeably different from the 95d? I was really hoping for a 16 x 19 complement to the 100s.
     
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  41. Fed Kennedy

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    What is the string pattern on the 89?
     
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  42. sargeinaz

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    I thought both the 89 and 97 were 16x19
     
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  43. Fed Kennedy

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    In the pic the 97 is 16x20
     
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    when is the ETA?
     
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  45. Fed Kennedy

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    Love the new pj too. Wish it wasnt white on one side but you cant have it all...the 95 is looking better and better, but i will demo the 89.
     
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  46. rdis10093

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    vcore 95 has to much power, but I hope the 89 is good. I can't wait to demo it.
     
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  48. Fed Kennedy

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    330 grams. Whoo hoo!
     
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  49. eleventeenth street

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    huh. so there are going to be both light and heavy versions of the tour 97? sweeeet
     
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