Originally Posted by Midguytenis
If you are complaining of dead hoop im guessing you never played with Wilson or Head where the last 4 inches to the upper hoop is dead, i had to live with wilsons for a long time despite of that problem because it played better than the others although i didnt try many.
I can say the Vcore 89 has no dead spot and is pretty powerful and all string bed is useful unlike any other racket i used, the 97t ia just the perfect MP as well, no dead spots neither superb racket ill be using on clay, vcore xi 98 was very nice but too light and too powerful to my taste.
I've played with Head and Wilson, and the dead hoop issue was tolerable on both for me. On the Yonex RD Ti-70 mid, it was just like a wooden racket in terms of the loss in pace if I hit the 12 o' clock position.
I've never used the 330g 97t before. The 310g version felt more demanding than the 89t, which was strange.