2021 Yonex VCore 95

TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
I know there are 2018 VCore 95 and 2021 VCore threads in existence. However I wanted to start a new a separate thread exclusively for this exceptional racquet. Please feel free to share your experiences, string setups and general knowledge with the new VCore 95.

My experience demoing the VCore 95.
Day 1 I hit with my ball machine. It played very well. I had absolutely zero expectations of hitting the ball clean. I though I would frame and shank every shot because of the smaller head size. I felt very connected to the 95. It was very spin friendly as advertised. The 95 is a solid point and shoot type of racquet. I like a the weight on it too, so the 95 suits my style. I feel that in a match with strong 4.0 or 4.5 players the 95 won’t get pushed around because of the static weight.

Day 2 of my Yonex VCore 95 demo. I attended a 2 hour tennis high level juniors clinic.My first time hitting with/against other players. Let me say the VCore 95 plays like a 98, but even better. You don’t even notice that the headsize is smaller. Maybe because of the Yonex isometric design. The 95 did EVERYTHING well and right. I had amazing ground strokes and volleys were again effortless. Serving OMG! Serving was easy and powerful. I served bombs with this racquet!!! It played so well that I forgot I was demoing, I just played tennis. At the end of the clinic my buddy texted me and said “Tag you were playing like a monster today”! I said it’s the new racquet.


Day 3
I played a practice match against my 5.0 hitting partner and it held up great. I have singles match tomorrow night, if I can get the same performance, that’ll be the deciding factor.

Day 4
I played and won my league match, 6-2 and 5-1 from time. Biggest take away from the match my opponent said I was definitely a 4.5 not a 4.0.

Day 5 I returned the demos and ordered 2 VCore 95’s
Day 6 I returned an brand new unused Ezone Tour to TW to exchange it for a new 95.

I think the 95 would be an excellent choice for a high level doubles player. If anyone is the least bit curious about the new the VCore it’s worth a demo and don’t be intimidated by the smaller headsize.

I strung the 95 with Gamma Synthetic Gut 16 in the mains 55lbs and Yonex Poly Tour Pro Blue 16L in the crosses 52lbs. I ordered some new reels Yonex Poly Tour Rev in 17 and Yonex Poly Tour Air in 16. Very excited to see how they play in the 95. I’ve carried four racquets before and I find that my sweet spot is three racquet in the bag. I have my own stringing machine so restringing is never an issue.
 

TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
How does it play compared to the 2018 95?
I honestly don't know, this is my first time hitting with a 95. I did demo the 2018 VCore 98 though, I thought it was way too stiff and extremely unforgiving on off-center hits. The 2021 VCore 98 played much better and wasn't nearly as stiff and seem to have a larger sweetspot. I enjoyed the 2021 VCore 98 and really expected (coming from the Ezone Tour) that it would be my next racquet. However when I played with the new 95, I completely ignored the new VCore 98. Doesn't mean it was bad, just my game seemed to be elevated by this stick.
 

ferocious4hand

Semi-Pro
I went from an EZT to V95 as well. the EZT was a great racket but gave me some arm issues. The V95 is a great racket, solid from all over the court. Power and spin a plenty, stable and easier to maneuver compared to EZT.
EZT's string bed is a bit more forgiving (98 and all) but V95 is not harsh by any means even mishits. Love the V95, add some weight for more plow through and spin action. can't go wrong with this stick.
 

ichaseballs

Semi-Pro
I think the 95 would be an excellent choice for a high level doubles player. If anyone is the least bit curious about the new the VCore it’s worth a demo and don’t be intimidated by the smaller headsize.
I got the 98 assuming doubles is easier with bigger head size. is this bad logic?
i am really enjoying the 98, never thought of even trying the 95 tbh... until i saw your post :unsure:
 

TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
I got the 98 assuming doubles is easier with bigger head size. is this bad logic?
i am really enjoying the 98, never thought of even trying the 95 tbh... until i saw your post :unsure:
If you're playing well with the 98 I would stick with it, however don't be intimidated by the smaller head size of the 95. Funny story, I played an indoor match and the guy next to me also had a new VCore 98, I told him I had the 95 and he should give it a try one day. He said "Oh I'm not good enough to play with the 95". The 95 does NOT play like a smaller head size frame. I am just as proficient with it as I was with my EZT which was a 98. I can swing the VCore faster and with much more accuracy.
 

elsk

New User
My Vcore95 2021 arrived today and I took it out for a hit against the wall and it was a very good first hit. I did not get on with the previous version when I demoed it due to the low stifness rating, I prefer stiff rackets such as the RF97 and Pure Strike. This season I have been playing with an AI98 and DR98 actually been hitting better with the softer AI. Initial feeling is that the racket is quite powerful in stock form and very comfortable due to the VDM, I feel like against a good opponent I will require more power so may experiment with some lead tape. Serves were particularly pleasing, really nice accuracy but again I may need more power for a match situation.

I have a match tomorrow so will report back then, currentrly rocking Head Lynx Tour at 52 in stock form.
 

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
My Vcore95 2021 arrived today and I took it out for a hit against the wall and it was a very good first hit. I did not get on with the previous version when I demoed it due to the low stifness rating, I prefer stiff rackets such as the RF97 and Pure Strike. This season I have been playing with an AI98 and DR98 actually been hitting better with the softer AI. Initial feeling is that the racket is quite powerful in stock form and very comfortable due to the VDM, I feel like against a good opponent I will require more power so may experiment with some lead tape. Serves were particularly pleasing, really nice accuracy but again I may need more power for a match situation.

I have a match tomorrow so will report back then, currentrly rocking Head Lynx Tour at 52 in stock form.
String it at mid 40's, that will fix your power problem without making the maneuverability suffer with lead tape
 

m1k

New User
Been playing with my Vcore 95 2021 for 3 weeks now. Coming from a PS97 no CV version, I definitely noticed less control but instead gain much more pace and spin, the control is still decent! Feedback from players i've played against in practice or matches is that I have much better pace and depth but I still have good placement of my shots.

No issue with the sweetspot, feels larger than my PS97.

Tried it with a Wilson leather grip and counterweight at 12, it got too sluggish, switched back to original replacement grip and put 5g total lead at 3 and 9 suited me better.
 
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TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
How does it compare to the 2021 VCore 98? I was able to demo the 98.
(I cut and pasted this from my demo experience)
Had an Ezone Tour and because of some golfers elbow I decided to demo the VCore 95/98.

My first day out with both sticks, I hit with my ball machine. They both played well. I felt more connected to the 95 than the 98. Both are spin friendly as advertised. The biggest differences between the two is the control. The 95 is a point and shoot type of racquet. I like a heavier racquet also, so the 95 suited my style. I feel that in a match with strong 4.0 or 4.5 players the 98 might get pushed around because of the pace and lack of weight. Day 2 of my Yonex VCore 95 demo. It’s selfish to say I didn’t even pick up the VCore 98. I attended a 2 hour tennis clinic and never put the VCore 95 down. On this outing, I hit with/against other players. Let me say the VCore 95 plays like a 98, but even better. You don’t even notice that the headsize is smaller. Maybe because of the Yonex isometric design. The 95 did EVERYTHING well and right. I had amazing ground strokes and volleys were again effortless. Serving OMG! Serving was easy and powerful. I served bombs with this racquet!!! It played so well that I forgot I was demoing, I just played tennis. I love my Ezone Tours, but this VCore 95 has me seriously thinking about adding it into my arsenal. Or even replacing my EZT altogether. (Ended up selling the Tour and buying the VCORE 95) I also think the 95 would be an excellent choice for a high level doubles player. If anyone is the least bit curious about the new Yonex VCores I would say demo them.

I strung both the 95 and 98 with Gamma Synthetic Gut 16 in the mains 55lbs and Yonex Poly Tour Pro Blue 16L in the crosses 52lbs
 

PMF

Rookie
After about 14 hours of court time, my opinion has not changed. This is a very good racket! Right now, I am using NXT Power 17 at 50#. Very interested in trying those new Rexis strings. I also have a pack of VS Touch 17g and YPTP 16L in my bag. Would love to try a gut main/poly cross hybrid.
 

Chuonfood

Semi-Pro
I hit with the Vcore 95 today. It was strung with Babolat Nat Gut 16 50# mains and Solinco Confidential 16 50# crosses, overgrip Yonex, Tourna Pete Sampras ring dampener.

Right away I could feel the weight - felt to have good balance. The racquet was able to handle heavy balls, was stable on contact. Found it easy to flatten out balls. Spin was there if I really wanted it. It's true the 95 size plays bigger, more like a conventional 98.

Where this racquet surprised me was in serves. I could not fault using this racquet. I could easily generate spin on serves also. My backhand slices were also more consistent and was easily able to dial them in.

The bad: my balls were sailing long. It had so much power that I needed to generate spin more often to have them land in. Maybe it was just bad technique. Or maybe it was the strings? I may have to try full poly bed next.

Question: which string would you try on this racquet?
-Weisscannon ultra cable 17
-Dunlop black widow 17
-Solinco hyper g 16
-Lux 4g 16
 

TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
The bad: my balls were sailing long. It had so much power that I needed to generate spin more often to have them land in. Maybe it was just bad technique. Or maybe it was the strings? I may have to try full poly bed next.
Question: which string would you try on this racquet?
-Weisscannon ultra cable 17
-Dunlop black widow 17
-Solinco hyper g 16
-Lux 4g 16
I had that issue with balls sailing on me too. I strung a full bed of Poly Tour Rev at 52lbs. My normal poly set up is 55lbs, I've just come to conclusion that lower tensions and poly don't work for my game. The string bed has too much power and is like a trampoline. I even raised my syn gut/poly hybrid to 57/54.

I hate to choose the one I have more experience with, but I think Hyper G would play very well in a VCore 95. My next string setups for my VCores will be a full bed of Poly Tour Pro, Poly Tour Air and Poly Tour Rev all at 55lbs. I'll even give Hyper G 16L a go after I try these out.
 
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Crashbaby

Semi-Pro
I hit with the Vcore 95 today. It was strung with Babolat Nat Gut 16 50# mains and Solinco Confidential 16 50# crosses, overgrip Yonex, Tourna Pete Sampras ring dampener.

Right away I could feel the weight - felt to have good balance. The racquet was able to handle heavy balls, was stable on contact. Found it easy to flatten out balls. Spin was there if I really wanted it. It's true the 95 size plays bigger, more like a conventional 98.

Where this racquet surprised me was in serves. I could not fault using this racquet. I could easily generate spin on serves also. My backhand slices were also more consistent and was easily able to dial them in.

The bad: my balls were sailing long. It had so much power that I needed to generate spin more often to have them land in. Maybe it was just bad technique. Or maybe it was the strings? I may have to try full poly bed next.

Question: which string would you try on this racquet?
-Weisscannon ultra cable 17
-Dunlop black widow 17
-Solinco hyper g 16
-Lux 4g 16
How fresh was the string job? If not fresh, it may have been a factor. Also Gut/poly takes some adjustment, full poly is easier to keep balls in play. Gut/poly is more lively and needs more attention to technique. If the strings are fresh, I’d just give myself more time to adjust. I have gut/poly in mine with zero issues strung at 53/50.
If you prefer full poly, I’d try poly tour strike or head lynx tour at around 50 lbs.
 

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
I hit with the Vcore 95 today. It was strung with Babolat Nat Gut 16 50# mains and Solinco Confidential 16 50# crosses, overgrip Yonex, Tourna Pete Sampras ring dampener.

Right away I could feel the weight - felt to have good balance. The racquet was able to handle heavy balls, was stable on contact. Found it easy to flatten out balls. Spin was there if I really wanted it. It's true the 95 size plays bigger, more like a conventional 98.

Where this racquet surprised me was in serves. I could not fault using this racquet. I could easily generate spin on serves also. My backhand slices were also more consistent and was easily able to dial them in.

The bad: my balls were sailing long. It had so much power that I needed to generate spin more often to have them land in. Maybe it was just bad technique. Or maybe it was the strings? I may have to try full poly bed next.

Question: which string would you try on this racquet?
-Weisscannon ultra cable 17
-Dunlop black widow 17
-Solinco hyper g 16
-Lux 4g 16
I play hyper G 18 in my VC95 at 45 lbs.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
Been on and off with the 2021 but I like it. I'm rotating the Solinco 98 and 100 as well...kinda just experimenting.

I've played it with Dynawire, Blackout/Synthetic, and now PTP/Rexis. I want to try a full bed of PTP as well as a shaped poly. As mentioned by others, it doesn't feel like a 95 and more like a 98. I was getting nice spin even with Dynawire (great synthetic and suggest it if you like SG). Currently playing with it stock but am thinking of leather and a little lead on the hoop.

I picked up another one and the specs were surprisingly off. I've worked with a few Yonex racquets and the specs were usually very close. The SW was a big discrepancy but I can work with it and hope to match it up.

1st 307g
286 SW
310 balance

2nd 306g w plastic so prob 305g with out
274 SW
307 balance
 

Boubi

Semi-Pro
I hit with the Vcore 95 today. It was strung with Babolat Nat Gut 16 50# mains and Solinco Confidential 16 50# crosses, overgrip Yonex, Tourna Pete Sampras ring dampener.

Right away I could feel the weight - felt to have good balance. The racquet was able to handle heavy balls, was stable on contact. Found it easy to flatten out balls. Spin was there if I really wanted it. It's true the 95 size plays bigger, more like a conventional 98.

Where this racquet surprised me was in serves. I could not fault using this racquet. I could easily generate spin on serves also. My backhand slices were also more consistent and was easily able to dial them in.

The bad: my balls were sailing long. It had so much power that I needed to generate spin more often to have them land in. Maybe it was just bad technique. Or maybe it was the strings? I may have to try full poly bed next.

Question: which string would you try on this racquet?
-Weisscannon ultra cable 17
-Dunlop black widow 17
-Solinco hyper g 16
-Lux 4g 16
Try lux 4G
 

smalahove

Hall of Fame
I've been using the Extreme Tour for a while, and whilst I like it, it didn't compliment my game as well as I would like. Most of my 4.5 opponents are crafty around the court, which favors a more solid frame on slice and volleys f.inst. - again for my game. If I was in my 20s, with great athletic movement and high RHS, well, then any racket would work tbh :-D

I didn't love the new VCore 95 after the first hit, as I did with the previous version. And if that was still readily available at a discounted price, I might have bought that one. But I got a great price on the new one (Europe, locally) so that's what I went with.

The new VCore 95 is a very nice frame. It's more muted than the previous version, but it doesn't need any customization ime. It's rock solid on volleys, and it has more feel that say the ET or any type of PS 16x19 frame. Imo, the previous version had 6.1 95 DNA. This frame even more so (compared to the other branch of 95 DNA, the Prestige).

That being said, the QC on the two frames I got unstrung were a little bit off: 308.8g and. 308.7g unstrung with plastic wrapping on the handle.

The one I have strung, is strung with PT Spin in the mains (44 lbs) and PT Pro in the crosses (40 lbs), and that feels great.

Edit: weighed one w/o plastic, and that came to 306.3g. Btw i checked the calibration on the scale using a 100g calibration weight and it was spot on. Even though these are not spot on 310g, they look and feel like you would expect of Yonex QC <3
 
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rsco

New User
I love this racquet! I have been playing with it for four months and could not be happier. I have been on a way-too-many racquets journey over the last year and a half. I wanted to demo the 2018 version, but the store only had the 2021 so I tried it. It checked all the boxes, but I was very surprised since I’m only a 3.5 on the regular and moving towards 4.0. Didn’t think a 95 was going to work, but I have less miss hits and the comfort level is just great. I bought another (didn’t want it to be lonely) two months ago and have been trying hybrid string setups.

#1 (at the moment) TF NRG2 black 17 @54 and Babalot Syngut 16 @52. I keep this setup in one racquet until it breaks and then I’m experimenting with Multi/Poly hybrid in the other. So far nothing has come close to the comfort and ball pocketing of the NRG2/BabSyn. I already hit with a lot of spin so haven’t noticed much spin difference in the Multi/Poly‘s yet.
 

robertg06

Semi-Pro
Amazing frame. Agree it's fine stock, which is surprising given its relatively low weight. Enjoying Poly Tour Strike @ 48lbs, might even go lower next time. Will definitely be picking up 2-3 of these to experiment with strings. Will be my main stick for a long time to come.
 

RF_PRO_STAFF

Semi-Pro
Amazing frame. Agree it's fine stock, which is surprising given its relatively low weight. Enjoying Poly Tour Strike @ 48lbs, might even go lower next time. Will definitely be picking up 2-3 of these to experiment with strings. Will be my main stick for a long time to come.
How stiff does PTS feel for you? I'd like to try it in my '18 VC95 but I'm hesitant about the stiffness, regarding my shoulder.
 
How stiff does PTS feel for you? I'd like to try it in my '18 VC95 but I'm hesitant about the stiffness, regarding my shoulder.
You weren't asking me, but I loved it on my '21 VC95 strung at 46 lbs. Comfort was great, decent power, and it has maintained tension pretty well for me. Only thing is I sometimes wish I could get a bit more bite since I play mostly clay courts. I'm thinking about trying the 1.20 to see if the thinner gauge helps (currently on 1.25).

PS: I actually switched to VC95 from Babolat PS 3rd Gen because I started to get some shoulder pain.
 

RF_PRO_STAFF

Semi-Pro
You weren't asking me, but I loved it on my '21 VC95 strung at 46 lbs. Comfort was great, decent power, and it has maintained tension pretty well for me. Only thing is I sometimes wish I could get a bit more bite since I play mostly clay courts. I'm thinking about trying the 1.20 to see if the thinner gauge helps (currently on 1.25).

PS: I actually switched to VC95 from Babolat PS 3rd Gen because I started to get some shoulder pain.
Thanks for commenting. I'll probably just try it and be mindful of not continuously playing with it if it turns out to be too stiff for my shoulder. I only have access to 1.25 PTS but I'll just go very low tension. Maybe I could even hybrid it with another poly; soft/round.
 
Thanks for commenting. I'll probably just try it and be mindful of not continuously playing with it if it turns out to be too stiff for my shoulder. I only have access to 1.25 PTS but I'll just go very low tension. Maybe I could even hybrid it with another poly; soft/round.
I think it should work out at mid 40s, but string choice is very personal. I want to try Solinco Confidential next for comparison. I would really like to just find a good one and stick with it for a couple of years. What string are you currently using?
 

robertg06

Semi-Pro
How stiff does PTS feel for you? I'd like to try it in my '18 VC95 but I'm hesitant about the stiffness, regarding my shoulder.
I've previously had shoulder / elbow / wrist issues from stiff polys in stiff frames (e.g. Pure Strike), but had no such feeling with PTS in this VC95 even hitting flat serves at full power which tends to be where the issues start. Not sure what it is about the Yonexes but I find that they never feel as stiff as they should be by their specs (even with stiff strings). Definitely worth a try in (as far as I know, haven't hit with one) the more plush 2018.

Also agree with Hit_The_Fence about tension and bite. Definitely keen to try 1.2.

Oh and on stiff strings, I've got a second VC95 coming with RPM Blast at 48lbs. Another string that's caused me issues before. Will let you know how it goes, but I'm fairly confident it's going to play similarly well in this stick.
 

RF_PRO_STAFF

Semi-Pro
I think it should work out at mid 40s, but string choice is very personal. I want to try Solinco Confidential next for comparison. I would really like to just find a good one and stick with it for a couple of years. What string are you currently using?
I use all kinds of setups and strings but in the VC95 I started with Poly Tour Pro 1.25 black for a few months. Switched to 1.20 red Cyclone Tour which were my strings for these sticks until now. However, I'm looking to make the switch to a round poly, preferably in or close to 1.20mm. I've been trying Hawk Touch 1.20 for the last few weeks and I love everything about it. Except one thing: a tiny bit too stiff on flat first serves and on off center hit groundstrokes. Shoulder wasn't doing too well anyway the last few weeks so maybe not completely fair, but I just don't want to take the risk.

Getting one VC95 strung with PTP 1.20 yellow this weekend. Love that string in my VCP HD. The color combo will look horrible in the VC95 but who cares.
Another one is getting strung with ALU Power Feel 1.20 mains and Ghostwire 1.22 crosses, just for fun, won't be a serious option for me. I don't want to fall in the rabbit hole of poly/poly hybrids for my go-to setup, I'm already in too many other rabbit holes.
 

Sahbatage

New User
I use all kinds of setups and strings but in the VC95 I started with Poly Tour Pro 1.25 black for a few months. Switched to 1.20 red Cyclone Tour which were my strings for these sticks until now. However, I'm looking to make the switch to a round poly, preferably in or close to 1.20mm. I've been trying Hawk Touch 1.20 for the last few weeks and I love everything about it. Except one thing: a tiny bit too stiff on flat first serves and on off center hit groundstrokes. Shoulder wasn't doing too well anyway the last few weeks so maybe not completely fair, but I just don't want to take the risk.

Getting one VC95 strung with PTP 1.20 yellow this weekend. Love that string in my VCP HD. The color combo will look horrible in the VC95 but who cares.
Another one is getting strung with ALU Power Feel 1.20 mains and Ghostwire 1.22 crosses, just for fun, won't be a serious option for me. I don't want to fall in the rabbit hole of poly/poly hybrids for my go-to setup, I'm already in too many other rabbit holes.
I use yellow PTP 1.20 in my VCHD as well. Tried blue PTP 1.20 in my Vcore 95 and hated it. The blue is noticeably more slick than the yellow so maybe that was why. Didn't gel well with me. Have been using red VCT 1.20 like you as well but will try a new random recommendation as soon as TW gets my strings to my door. Red RPM Rough 1.25 in the mains and PTFire 1.20 in the crosses. Will report in on that setup once I get some time on court.

Anyone have any experience using nat gut/poly in this frame?
 
I use yellow PTP 1.20 in my VCHD as well. Tried blue PTP 1.20 in my Vcore 95 and hated it. The blue is noticeably more slick than the yellow so maybe that was why. Didn't gel well with me. Have been using red VCT 1.20 like you as well but will try a new random recommendation as soon as TW gets my strings to my door. Red RPM Rough 1.25 in the mains and PTFire 1.20 in the crosses. Will report in on that setup once I get some time on court.

Anyone have any experience using nat gut/poly in this frame?
I play gut/poly in the 2018 generation and like it a lot. I think the 2021 would probably be nice with it, too. I often use PTFire as a cross with gut — be interested to hear how it does with RPM rough.
 

RF_PRO_STAFF

Semi-Pro
I use yellow PTP 1.20 in my VCHD as well. Tried blue PTP 1.20 in my Vcore 95 and hated it. The blue is noticeably more slick than the yellow so maybe that was why. Didn't gel well with me. Have been using red VCT 1.20 like you as well but will try a new random recommendation as soon as TW gets my strings to my door. Red RPM Rough 1.25 in the mains and PTFire 1.20 in the crosses. Will report in on that setup once I get some time on court.

Anyone have any experience using nat gut/poly in this frame?
I agree, blue PTP is much slicker. I only used it as crosses in UT and UP, so they worked great for that. But I wouldn't use them full bed myself either.
Cool to see we have similar string taste. Good luck trying the new setup.

I'm also going to try gut/poly in the VC95, as well as in the VCPHD. Need to wait till October though, when indoor carpet season starts. I'm playing on red clay until then so using it now would be a bit wasteful.
 

Margomael

Rookie
I am a long-time user of Wilson blades. I just bought a VC95 (2021 model) with Cyclone. I tested it for 20 min before the rain came.
So far I like the racket. Loved it for my 1 handed backhand. I felt more effortless power than the blade 16x19. Accuracy also seems incredible.
I need to test it a lot longer and see how I serve with it before I decide to make the switch.
Although the racket is a 95, compared to my blades 98 it seems the same sise.
It looked to me that it made a "ping" sound when hitting slightly off-center? Anyone else has noticed it? Thanks
 

Tennisfever

New User
Switched from Vcore Duel G 330 to Vcore 95, 2018 version, a few weeks ago. Liked the Vcore 95 so much I got 4 of them. Serve and topspin backhand improved. Forehand and backhand slice required some adjustments.

But the thing is, added a Yonex leather grip, overgrip, dampener, 2 grams of lead at 12 o’clock, and 4 grams in total at 3 & 9 o’clock and the static weight ballooned up to 358 grams. Anybody else with a similar setup knows what the swing-weight would be now?
 
Switched from Vcore Duel G 330 to Vcore 95, 2018 version, a few weeks ago. Liked the Vcore 95 so much I got 4 of them. Serve and topspin backhand improved. Forehand and backhand slice required some adjustments.

But the thing is, added a Yonex leather grip, overgrip, dampener, 2 grams of lead at 12 o’clock, and 4 grams in total at 3 & 9 o’clock and the static weight ballooned up to 358 grams. Anybody else with a similar setup knows what the swing-weight would be now?
Probably in the 330-335 range somewhere. My 2018 VC95s all came in around 318-320 SW before lead, strung with 16g poly.
 

Tennisfever

New User
Probably in the 330-335 range somewhere. My 2018 VC95s all came in around 318-320 SW before lead, strung with 16g poly.
How much lead did you add and where? Leather grip?

Played with the Vcore Duel G 330 for 3 years and wanted to try something lighter/more maneuverable. But after customization of the Vcore 95’s they ended up the same weight as the Duel G’s, go figure .
 
How much lead did you add and where? Leather grip?

Played with the Vcore Duel G 330 for 3 years and wanted to try something lighter/more maneuverable. But after customization of the Vcore 95’s they ended up the same weight as the Duel G’s, go figure .
I currently have about 5g (total) at 3 and 9. I've experimented with a couple grams at the tip. A while back I had 4g total at 3/9 and measured the swingweight before and after application — that lead placement raised swingweight by about 8 points. I think 2g at the tip would add 5-7 more.

I do have a leather grip, but it's super light and thin (Kimony Techni) because I wanted to get static weight down and make the grip thinner. I also built up the flare slightly, and I'm experimenting with a few grams of blutack in the butt, but not sure I'll keep it. Strung with overgrip, my sticks wind up around 340-343g.
 

Tennisfever

New User
I currently have about 5g (total) at 3 and 9. I've experimented with a couple grams at the tip. A while back I had 4g total at 3/9 and measured the swingweight before and after application — that lead placement raised swingweight by about 8 points. I think 2g at the tip would add 5-7 more.

I do have a leather grip, but it's super light and thin (Kimony Techni) because I wanted to get static weight down and make the grip thinner. I also built up the flare slightly, and I'm experimenting with a few grams of blutack in the butt, but not sure I'll keep it. Strung with overgrip, my sticks wind up around 340-343g.
Looks like we have a very similar setup, the only big difference seems to be the leather grip. The two grams at 12 o’clock doesn’t make a big difference in terms of static weight. Still difficult to believe that my static weight is almost 20 grams higher than yours, mine are around 356-360 with overgrip and dampener.
 

Wheelz

Professional
Anyone enjoying those at around stock weight ? Unless they come with low swing weight (sub 320)...
 

JW89

New User
Been really loving my demo so I ordered a matched trio, eagerly waiting to hear what the unstrung SW's are!

Will now have matched sets of VCPHD's and VC95's, will continue to play with both, but lean more towards the 95 for singles and the VCPHD for doubles!
 

smalahove

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Anyone enjoying those at around stock weight ? Unless they come with low swing weight (sub 320)...
I only know 2 out of my three 2021s came in a few g under 310g, not sure about the third. Haven't measured the SW either, but they don't need any lead for my game at least. I find mine play best with a tad less weight in the hoop, so I opt for 1.10-1.20 instead of 1.25-1.30, usually MSV Focus Hex Soft (reg/25/38) in the low 40s. Very nice pocketing and feel. No arm issues. Solid control and reasonable pace. I don't notice any smaller sweet zone, but compared to the Extreme Tours I used to have, I sometimes cough up a shorter ball or get a lower trajectory when I'm tired or get a little tentative in a rally. The upside is that this frame smokes the ET on control, volleys, slice and serve for my game.
 

Margomael

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I played last evening a good session with this Vcore 95 in stock form with just an overgrip.
Backhands are a dream. Forehands are very good but at the end of the session I was missing a bit long if I didn't commit to the shot.
Very precise and plenty of spin.
I didn't serve a lot with it but good accuracy.
A bit early to say but I may switch to it.
 
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