Yonex Vcore Xi 98 pics

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Peter Szucs, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. BigM

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    Hey Jack,

    The only visual difference that I can spot is a new cosmetic , however they play much smoother with less vibration. The 100s is looking to be a real Pure Drive replacement for some of my clients.

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  2. all-court-loser

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    Hey BigM,

    how do like the new cosmetics of the vcore xi's?
    Are they more redish than the old vcores like the vcore tours?

    How is the flex in the throat? More flexy or still the same?
     
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  3. grh

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    You're lucky you're getting the 300g version of the VCore Xi. I don't understand why we in Vancouver here are only getting the 280g version. I was really bent on getting the VCore Xi 100 and have actually ordered 2 from our store here only to learn later that there are actually two versions. Now I'm considering the VCore Xi 98 now. I tried the VCore 98D last night and I felt fine with it. Spin generation was easier on it than on my EZone Xi 100 as it was heftier and more headlight. It's definitely not as soft or forgiving as the EZone but the mishits weren't enough to bother my arm at all. It was still more comfortable than my APD. I mean you could be wielding the most flexible and forgiving racket but if you keep on shanking it your arm will still not like it. Really appreciate your feedback on the VCore Xi 98.
     
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  4. SPRacket

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    anyone know when these racquets are gonna be stocked on tennis warehouse and available for demo?
     
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  5. Murray_fan1

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    When are these sticks expected to show up in Vancouver ? Tad's?
     
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  6. XFactorer

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    Probably Jan 1st.
     
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  7. Bartelby

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    They are already out down under.
     
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  8. JackB1

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    sounds promising. I loved the Vcore 98, but the Xi98...not so much.

    so how did you get your hands on them so soon?
     
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  10. wrainsberger

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    Are there many differences in hitting with the Vcore 100s and the newer Vcore xi 100 (300g)? I've been considering this racquet for quite some time. When I demoed it, it felt great. Didn't exhibit the harshness of the Pure Drive and had little to no vibration strung with a multi.

    Your thoughts?
     
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  11. all-court-loser

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  12. Federerkblade

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    no specs yet and expensive
     
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  13. Gasolina

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    ^^^^^^
    I thought I saw the specs of the 98 somewhere and the weight and balance are similar to the regular 98D
     
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  14. Litespeeds

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    I have a V-Core 98D Xi that My son is demoing right now and the specs are 305 grams/10.8 oz. Material HM Graphite + Micro Core + X-Fullerene. Balance point 315 mm so everything looks identical to the 98D except the addition of Micro Core. Exact same headsize and shape. Paint job has metallic white and more red metallic. Looks nicer in my opinion.

    My son currently uses a V-Core 95D so he is going to a lighter racquet that is more evenly balanced. He said his slice improved. Serves are about the same. Groundstrokes seems to have more topspin. Volleys are slightly better. Service returns maybe a little less stable but not by much. Seems like he really likes it. Sorry I can't compare to the current V-Core 98D.
     
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  17. JackB1

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    The Vcore xi 98 is available already?
     
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  18. eleventeenth street

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    haven't heard anything specific. brittany said december/january in another thread
     
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  19. BruceG

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    I got to have a demo hit with the new Vore Xi 98 and 100 a few weeks back at a tennis shop in Melbourne while I was on a business trip.

    It felt, to me, a bit more solid than the VCore and moreso than the Xi. Didn't feel as quick through the air as the VCore but had more of a solid response on groundstrokes. Volleys were solid, spin was heavy, comfort was good, power was more than sufficient and control was very good. My preference is for the 98sq but the 100 was still a very good frame; just not my favourite of the two.
     
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