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    Yonex VCore Pro 97 HD review...

    I really have enjoyed a syngut/poly hybrid, as well as full poly at low tension (40lb). I think I might stick with the latter because of the quality/ease of the spin, combined with the excellent feel. It's also quite powerful. Still hitting more unreturned serves and groundstrokes than ever...
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    How worrying is the rise of NextGen against Djokovic?

    Happy to see the next gen stepping up - no matter what happens in 2020, the big 3 can't keep going much longer. If these guys can build some confidence, I think the curtains will be closing soon.
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    It's now on the Yonex Website! VCORE Pro EMERALD

    Tried a full bed of cheap poly (Isospeed Basline Spin - 16) strung pretty low (40lb) and that feels pretty good. I'll see how it lasts in terms of playability. So far, I like it.
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    It's now on the Yonex Website! VCORE Pro EMERALD

    I cannot deny that I hit the ball harder, with more accuracy, and consistency with this racquet than I ever have. I do think that part of it is that I'm coming off a plateau and actually improving as a player, so it's not all racquet, but I really love the feel on contact, and I can swing...
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    It's now on the Yonex Website! VCORE Pro EMERALD

    Regarding the flex, I would say HD feels pretty flex-y. It's no noodle, but I can feel it the flex when hitting the ball, not as much as with something really soft like the Head Elektra (sub 50 RA), which is a bit like a slingshot, but definitely more flex than my Ultra Tours.
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    It's now on the Yonex Website! VCORE Pro EMERALD

    That's a pretty darn good review - in alignment with my experience so far.
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    It's now on the Yonex Website! VCORE Pro EMERALD

    4 weeks in and I'm still loving the HD. This is all anecdotal, but I feel like I'm serving bigger, with more spin and accuracy. My kick serve occasionally even kicks a bit sometimes. Might just be improvement overall, but the racquet ain't hurting me. Same goes for all shots really. I'm...
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    Do you enjoy the Laver Cup?

    I am a fan, but I think they should do it every two years vs. every year. On the other hand, they want to maximize Fed/Nadal participation. I also think the "Europe" vs. "World" thing is not that great. I'd prefer to see them come up with a different team strategy. Europe dominates the top...
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    It's now on the Yonex Website! VCORE Pro EMERALD

    Everyone is different, but for me it was the exact opposite. I love the Ultra Tour, and had played with it exclusively for almost a year, but to me, the HD works better for my game at the moment. Part of it is the feel on contact, which I like a lot more, and another is that it just seems...
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    It's now on the Yonex Website! VCORE Pro EMERALD

    Yeah, I'll have to see how it lasts. I do hit a pretty flat ball most of the time. Ultimately, I'm still searching for my ideal string setup, so I don't have clear "go-to" option that I always use, and I like to experiment (part of the problem). I think I will also try a full bed of syngut at...
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    It's now on the Yonex Website! VCORE Pro EMERALD

    I had a full bed of multi in mine, and it's great. I just switched that out to a hybrid with syngut in the mains and cheap poly in the crosses (50 on mains, 46 on crosses), and I think I like that better. More accuracy and a bit more spin. As for power, I have not had any power struggles with...
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    Yonex butt cap restock?

    I second that - I would live to get a couple more of those in L4.
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    It's now on the Yonex Website! VCORE Pro EMERALD

    I got crushed last night by a 4.5 guy that I play with (I'm a 4.0). He's just better than me, and no racquet will change that. But, we do have a lot of great rallies and games, and sometimes I make it interesting. This racquet can really wallop the ball. I'm not known for hitting lots of...
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    It's now on the Yonex Website! VCORE Pro EMERALD

    It would be nice if this thread could go back to talking about the racquet in question instead of flexing about how big we can hit the ball...
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