Does isometric headshape on yonex do anything for you

sargeinaz

Hall of Fame
I don’t know if I feel like the sweet spot is bigger (maybe it is), but I always feel a Yonex is more spin friendly than an oval racket in a similar head size.
 

travlerajm

G.O.A.T.
I’ve noticed that the isometric shape effectively makes the racquet behave 1/4” longer. That is, the sweet spot is about 1/4” further from the hand when compared to oval frames of equal length and equal head size. This is because the flattened tip cuts off about 1/4” of the top of the oval, and also 1/4” from the bottom of hoop, moving the center of hoop 1/4” further from hand.

This length effect needs to be taken into account when comparing frames to get apples-to-apples comps for feel and performance.
 
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34n

Semi-Pro
I played 2 years with 97 sq in. Vcore tour G.
Sweetspot was notably smaller than Wilson ps 90 and my old Estusa power beam which is smaller than 90.
Spin factor in Yonex was less than in both 90 sq in frames.
Sweetspot in Tour G also was shifted towards handle. Overall not an easiest frame to play with. Not sure I want to try another Yonex after that frame.
 

Ash Tennis

Professional
I played 2 years with 97 sq in. Vcore tour G.
Sweetspot was notably smaller than Wilson ps 90 and my old Estusa power beam which is smaller than 90.
Spin factor in Yonex was less than in both 90 sq in frames.
Sweetspot in Tour G also was shifted towards handle. Overall not an easiest frame to play with. Not sure I want to try another Yonex after that frame.
Ok
 
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