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leoresende2007 01-06-2012 11:14 AM

Is Tomic Using Retail Yonex Vcore 98d? And Wawrinka?
 
Is Tomic Really Using Yonex Vcore 98d? And What About Wawrinka?

Overeemforehand-YYR-23 01-06-2012 03:22 PM

They are, check out the pictures and look for the string pattern and throat, it is the VCore, anybody who demoed would recognize them.

Wawrinka has a leather grip underneath the over-grip and I saw some lead on his first picture using didn't notice the lead at 3&9 anymore.

I think Tomic also has leather grip, but I didn't see any lead as of now, maybe somebody else saw something else. Tomic is cracking the ball.

Head_Team_Elite 01-06-2012 03:45 PM

they are definitely yonex frames, if you look at the shape that much is apparent. whether they are using the stock frames, i doubt. probably a modified version old a yonex mold.

Spring Pools 01-06-2012 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Overeemforehand-YYR-23 (Post 6213269)
They are, check out the pictures and look for the string pattern and throat, it is the VCore, anybody who demoed would recognize them.

Wawrinka has a leather grip underneath the over-grip and I saw some lead on his first picture using didn't notice the lead at 3&9 anymore.

I think Tomic also has leather grip, but I didn't see any lead as of now, maybe somebody else saw something else. Tomic is cracking the ball.

You wouldn't see any lead because Yonex puts the lead in when they are making the racquets for players.

vsbabolat 01-06-2012 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Head_Team_Elite (Post 6213311)
they are definitely yonex frames, if you look at the shape that much is apparent. whether they are using the stock frames, i doubt. probably a modified version old a yonex mold.

No, it's the real VCore Mold. I have hit with the VCore 98D. Very nice racquet.

Overeemforehand-YYR-23 01-06-2012 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Spring Pools (Post 6213335)
You wouldn't see any lead because Yonex puts the lead in when they are making the racquets for players.

They don't put lead when they're making the racquets to weigh more, they actually use different materials than lead, such as high modulus graphite, Kevlar or anything they know that can add the desirable weight where their players want, that is only when Yonex players have reached their preferred set up and no longer needs any customization.

Some players don't use any lead some do, but the racquet is the same for those who use the model, in this case Wawrinka, Juan Monaco, Go Soeda and Tomic use the same racquet but of course all of them have their preferences so it would be natural for all of them to use the same racquet with different weights, balance and so forth.

To prove you that some Yonex players use lead and Yonex not always does what you think here are some links. Bear with me, I don't know how to post pictures straight here.

From Monacos Facebook, this picture shows the lead @ 3&9 I had seen it on TV.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater

Maria Kirilenko's racquet with lead tape RQiS 2 Tour:

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=kiril...:429,r:20,s:42

Zheng Jie's racquet- Lead @ 10 & 2, from Yonex facebook's page. I also saw this on TV.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=3&theater

Overeemforehand-YYR-23 01-06-2012 05:09 PM

It may also be the fact that the players don't need any lead added and not that we don't see it.

They do use the same racquets available for sale, unless a special customization like Joachim Johansson's 18x20, special for him. He also had the 16X18.

I know most of these guys that use Yonex 98 sq in, they use 28in long as well, I think most here know that.

All the women for sure use retail and modify their raquets as they please.

dgoran 01-06-2012 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by vsbabolat (Post 6213344)
No, it's the real VCore Mold. I have hit with the VCore 98D. Very nice racquet.

Have you tested 95d as well? If so what do you think about 95 vs 98

I am testing 95 and it is very very good racket.

dgoran 01-06-2012 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Overeemforehand-YYR-23 (Post 6213269)
some lead on his first picture using didn't notice the lead at 3&9 anymore.

I think Tomic also has leather grip, but I didn't see any lead as of now, maybe somebody else saw something else. Tomic is cracking the ball.

Tomic uses Gamma hi Tec

landrybrad 01-09-2012 08:09 AM

Yonex Vcore - do they make one for men?

zcarzach 01-09-2012 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by dgoran (Post 6213822)
Have you tested 95d as well? If so what do you think about 95 vs 98

I am testing 95 and it is very very good racket.

I hit with both the 95 and the 98. I enjoyed both, but I had a tougher time finding my serve with the 95. My volleys were quite a bit better with the 95, however. The 98 has some really useable pop with a fair bit of spin. Both had very nice feel. I'm planning to buy the 98 in the middle of this month, simply because of the serve issue.

Uvijek Argen 01-09-2012 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by landrybrad (Post 6217792)
Yonex Vcore - do they make one for men?

Ho ho oooohh!! You said "do the make it for men" cause people said Yonex is for girls...ho ho ooohhh!! Thats funny....


vsbabolat 01-09-2012 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by dgoran (Post 6213822)
Have you tested 95d as well? If so what do you think about 95 vs 98

I am testing 95 and it is very very good racket.

No, I haven't. I have only hit with the 98D and 100S. I was very impressed with both frames.

Timbo's hopeless slice 01-09-2012 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by zcarzach (Post 6217804)
I hit with both the 95 and the 98. I enjoyed both, but I had a tougher time finding my serve with the 95. My volleys were quite a bit better with the 95, however. The 98 has some really useable pop with a fair bit of spin. Both had very nice feel. I'm planning to buy the 98 in the middle of this month, simply because of the serve issue.

I found the 98 a little bit stiff, but I am in love with the 95, so there you go...

I guess I am coming from a bio 200, so the serve isn't too different to swing, but goes faster!

cork_screw 01-09-2012 02:38 PM

I think they both are using Yonex Vcore 98d's. No paintjob.

But I feel most people ask that question because they want to start playing with what pros play with because once you get the equipment out of the picture all you have to focus on is your hard work and talents. So people decide to switch to it because they think they can become those players. All I can say is people who want pro stock items, people have played with the st. vincent, but I don't see anyone s/v'ing like sampras. People have the pro stock pt57's, but I don't see them hitting like Simon or Soderling. So, maybe we should just focus more on what you hit well with than what people are using. Pardon the digression, but people do take who is hitting with what too seriously here. If Murray sent you his personal racquets, I doubt you could hit your strokes like him. So focus on yourself, rather than the equipment.

You Can't Be Serious 01-09-2012 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by landrybrad (Post 6217792)
Yonex Vcore - do they make one for men?

Only Good Looking Men !

Timbo's hopeless slice 01-09-2012 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by You Can't Be Serious (Post 6218844)
Only Good Looking Men !

ah damn, I better tell the rep to forget it, then!

aimr75 01-09-2012 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by cork_screw (Post 6218747)
I think they both are using Yonex Vcore 98d's. No paintjob.

But I feel most people ask that question because they want to start playing with what pros play with because once you get the equipment out of the picture all you have to focus on is your hard work and talents. So people decide to switch to it because they think they can become those players. All I can say is people who want pro stock items, people have played with the st. vincent, but I don't see anyone s/v'ing like sampras. People have the pro stock pt57's, but I don't see them hitting like Simon or Soderling. So, maybe we should just focus more on what you hit well with than what people are using. Pardon the digression, but people do take who is hitting with what too seriously here. If Murray sent you his personal racquets, I doubt you could hit your strokes like him. So focus on yourself, rather than the equipment.

I have pt57a's but my strokes are nothing like Simon, Soderling or Murray. I do however happen to like how they play and feel. This is a tennis forum after all, so i dont see any harm in wanting to know what the pro's are using.

dgoran 01-09-2012 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Timbo's hopeless slice (Post 6218647)
I found the 98 a little bit stiff, but I am in love with the 95, so there you go...

I guess I am coming from a bio 200, so the serve isn't too different to swing, but goes faster!

Damn it I am in love with 95d as well. I wanted to demo 98d from my favorite local pro shop and they only had 100 and 95.

My idea was to demo 98d matched to 95 specs to truly compare but since you stated that 98 was noticeably stiffer to you my plan would not work since I would feel that difference as well...

So looks like I am done making excused to NOT buy 95d LOL

dgoran 01-09-2012 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by vsbabolat (Post 6217846)
No, I haven't. I have only hit with the 98D and 100S. I was very impressed with both frames.

Thanks anyhow I know that 95 is AWESOME so try it if you get bored might pull you away from your 600 ;)


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