Originally Posted by Vcore89
Played with RDS001 mid and now has switched to Vcore Tour 89. Loved it, better control, more power (although still low powered) and a better flex. It is kind of an improve of version of RDX 500 mid + RDS001 mid combined. Thus, I think switching from RDS001 MP to Vcore Tour 97 would be seamless. But of course, I have totally skipped the Vcore 95 D and Vcore 98 D, so I can't say anything about that.
I agree, the Tour 89 is the real deal. I used to play with the RDS001 and found it acceptable, but a bit stiff and dead feeling. The Tour 89 is an upgrade in every facet of the frame. The higher swingweight improves the power a bit and the control is also improved with the tighter pattern. The flex for the 89 is strange -- it's firm but transmits a lot of feel. The upper hoop also seems more responsive. Both serve great, but the Tour 89 seems to swing a bit faster.
All in all, if the 95 is anything like the 89, then the VCORE series is a winner. I haven't played with Yonex in 3 years, but man this new frame is awesome.