New Yonex Vcore (for 2020 or 2021 ?)

FuzzyYellowBalls

Professional
Can you compare it to the VCP97HD by any chance?
I usually play with the HD and natural gut. I am leaning toward switching to the 95 with poly. I have a 1 handed backhand. The HD is slightly more powerful on serve, slightly better at controlled flat shots and better at extreme touch volleys and lobs. The 95 is more maneuverable, you can see the spin difference if you add topspin, literally see it in the air, slice lefty serve has more junk on it, defensive shots and quick changes/returns are slightly easier and less footwork is demanded to get a shot back. The two sticks are so so so similar though, I didn't win or lose points because of one or the other, just slight 5% changes to these different categories.

I finally demoed the VCore 95 last night(I play with a 98). At first it felt great to me, very plush and solid through contact.

Then i started hitting with a high level college player and struggled hitting his fast shots back. I switched back to the 98 and it was much easier to keep up with him. 95 still seems a great racket but at least for my game under pressure I need the slightly larger frame to compensate. I will try it out some more today and rest of the week, but feel like I made the right choice with the 98inch frame.

On a separate note, I have strung the 98 with Champions Choice at 55/50 and it feels absolutely fantastic!
I'm very curious about this, but I have to defer to your judgement if you are hitting with a current college level player (div 1). The highest level I hit against are high 4.5s, but after owning a 95 and demoing the 98, the weight and stability for me of the 95 is noticeable against "heavy" hitters and the block back return of heavy serves is easier and more solid with the 95. Maybe it has something to do with my 1 handed backhand. But, still, the 98 is what I would all a spinny power stick and the 95 a distant cousin, just like the previous Vcore generation, I can use Vcore Pro 330 and HD easily swapping to the 95 of the Vcore, but not the 98.

The issue wasn't so much as the stability of the racket but me missing the sweet spot on hard to reach balls due to my opponents pace, adding to that the surface of my clubs indoor courts is the fastest i've played on. I still have the racket and will try and hit with it again tonight and next week.
That's a tough one, do you play non-yonex often? If you overlay the 98, onto the 95, onto the HD 97, the head size difference is about a fingernail, you can barely see it. Anyway, I believe you, I just always found it interesting all these Yonex sticks are so close in size, the 95 shocks some people, just thinking they can't use a 95 when it is really the same in sweet spot size, just a little bit more agile.

Any OHBH'ers playing with the vc98? And if so, what are your thoughts on backhand side.

I played with the vc98 today, that was 320sw. I really think these VC Sw is coming on average midn310s hence people lack power and stability. I did not have any of those issues . Remotely....

Forehands were really good.. very whippy racket that hits the crap out of the ball. Very easy spin and pop.. feel is very muted but not a problem for me. You almost do not feel much. It's not muted like blade v7 18m but it's a little different...Anyways.. it's a really aggressive racket where I enjoyed my hit quite a bit . However, it was only an hour hit and I mostly hit forehands as it was more drilling with my coach . I got few backhands.. but couldn't really dial the backhands.. it's way too early to judge anything on it but I am wondering if other folks who are using this racket that hit 1H'er are grooving with it or not....
I think you'll find the Vcore Pro 97 HD and the Vcore 95 the best 1 handed backhand sticks from Yonex. Perhaps the most noticeable difference is the HD requires foot prep and rewards flat strokes, the 95 you can kind of get away with arming it more and if you do topspin, it boosts that a little. The 98 is slightly more power but the control trade off for me was larger than the power gain.
 

KesselRun

New User
Thinking of giving the vcore 95 a go - just interested how soft this is on the arm (as having some slight arm pain from my blade pro) and what it’s like for someone who does like to flatten out sometimes and hits through the ball? Does it sail long for hitting through the ball? As I realise the vcore 98s are more heavy spin strokes focused.
 

PMF

Rookie
I have an eastern forehand and OHBH, and recently bought the new 95 for a long term demo. I totally agree the OHBH is a very good experience. Still need more time with it though. I’m playing it stock. Definitely a lower SW than my DR or Blade, but I really don’t mind.
 

FuzzyYellowBalls

Professional
You can flatten out the 95 pretty easily, very control oriented, it's a different category of racket than the 98 in my opinion, might as well be the Vcore "Pro" 95. The 95 should be stable enough in stock form, the lack of serve power on the 2018 or was it 2019 version was solved with this 2021, I don't think it needs modification.
 

Crashbaby

Rookie
Thinking of giving the vcore 95 a go - just interested how soft this is on the arm (as having some slight arm pain from my blade pro) and what it’s like for someone who does like to flatten out sometimes and hits through the ball? Does it sail long for hitting through the ball? As I realise the vcore 98s are more heavy spin strokes focused.
I have these two in the bag at present. Mishits are way more tolerable on the 95 for me. And flick type defending shots can be pain inducing with the BP due to swing weight being way higher. The 95 is perfect for flat hitting, better than the BP in that regard. In my 16 main BP version anyway. The 95 is also a much less demanding stick, much easier to obtain regular clean contact with for me. That alone should make it more arm friendly for most, as non clean contacts will take a toll.
 

AA7

Professional
I have an eastern forehand and OHBH, and recently bought the new 95 for a long term demo. I totally agree the OHBH is a very good experience. Still need more time with it though. I’m playing it stock. Definitely a lower SW than my DR or Blade, but I really don’t mind.
Thanks. I am sure 95 is an easier OHBH experience.. but I am not terribly interested in 95 bc I am very happy with my v7 18m and 95 will likely be close in function... Maybe a bit easier spin with 95.. I picked up vc98 to possibly take a slightly different direction.. so I am wondering to hear from 98 users that particularly had a problem with OHBH or not . Like I said, I only hit few backhands so way too early to conclude anything but wanted to see what others thought.. I'll put more time with it over the weekend and report back. Forehands were a beast tho...
 
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David Le

Hall of Fame
Any info on whether or not Yonex will offer the Galaxy Black on the new VCore...and if so when?
That was a limited colorway made for Angie Kerber that she endorsed. Unfortunately, no info at this time in regards to the PJ.
 

AA7

Professional
What’s the 98 like at 50/48lbs?

I remember it having very little power at 53/51
I asked 51lbs on a new racket and it sit around like 2 weeks so my guess is 48-49lbs.. depends on what racket you are coming from...
I play with v7 18m mostly and this has easier power than v7. It actually has a ton of power. U might want to check your SW. I think this low power/high power mixed reviews are due to that. Mine is 323 sw strung. Also what are you hitting with now?

Power, stability and spin are check check and check in spades. I can easily tell by serves and returns... It's a solid racket. I am thinking about switching. Feel is super muted but it does not bother me. I really like Blade pro but that is a bit of demanding racket.. vc98 is a really good middle ground in making tennis easier and also requiring a decent technique to get most out of it as well. Control is also very good.. especially with depth due to high spin generation ability. I can pick up low balls very easily with flicking. I am trying to downgrade my SW a bit and i think this one does a great job. If you are a strictly flat hitter it may not be ideal choice but no issues flattening the ball when I need to either.. what helps in control here is ease of handling the racket and helping with consistency/timing for me.

I think they have a done good job with this one.
 

Ryebread

Semi-Pro
I asked 51lbs on a new racket and it sit around like 2 weeks so my guess is 48-49lbs.. depends on what racket you are coming from...
I play with v7 18m mostly and this has easier power than v7. It actually has a ton of power. U might want to check your SW. I think this low power/high power mixed reviews are due to that. Mine is 323 sw strung. Also what are you hitting with now?

Power, stability and spin are check check and check in spades. I can easily tell by serves and returns... It's a solid racket. I am thinking about switching. Feel is super muted but it does not bother me. I really like Blade pro but that is a bit of demanding racket.. vc98 is a really good middle ground in making tennis easier and also requiring a decent technique to get most out of it as well. Control is also very good.. especially with depth due to high spin generation ability. I can pick up low balls very easily with flicking. I am trying to downgrade my SW a bit and i think this one does a great job. If you are a strictly flat hitter it may not be ideal choice but no issues flattening the ball when I need to either.. what helps in control here is ease of handling the racket and helping with consistency/timing for me.

I think they have a done good job with this one.
I played with it for about two weeks but it was about three months ago. The V7 16 x 19 is my primary stick. You could be right about the spec.
 

AA7

Professional
I played with it for about two weeks but it was about three months ago. The V7 16 x 19 is my primary stick. You could be right about the spec.
Yeah. I mean this definitely has more pop than v7 16m.. no question in my mind. Must be the sw
 

daman sidhu

New User
That's a tough one, do you play non-yonex often? If you overlay the 98, onto the 95, onto the HD 97, the head size difference is about a fingernail, you can barely see it. Anyway, I believe you, I just always found it interesting all these Yonex sticks are so close in size, the 95 shocks some people, just thinking they can't use a 95 when it is really the same in sweet spot size, just a little bit more agile.
I switched from a Ezone Tour to the VCore, but before that I've played with Head Gravity Pro, Prostaffs and the Babolats. I agree the difference is minimal in size but I do like the feeling of a slightly more forgiving frame from the 98, heck maybe it's just in my head.
I have hit some more with the 95 last week against my club pro(strong 5.0) and again kept going back to the 98. It's very easy to generate spin and put a deep ball back with these VCores. Plus my tennis elbow is almost gone that I got from the EZT, so happy with the VC98 choice.
 

FuzzyYellowBalls

Professional
I switched from a Ezone Tour to the VCore, but before that I've played with Head Gravity Pro, Prostaffs and the Babolats. I agree the difference is minimal in size but I do like the feeling of a slightly more forgiving frame from the 98, heck maybe it's just in my head.
I have hit some more with the 95 last week against my club pro(strong 5.0) and again kept going back to the 98. It's very easy to generate spin and put a deep ball back with these VCores. Plus my tennis elbow is almost gone that I got from the EZT, so happy with the VC98 choice.
Glad your TE is gone, I suffered with that for more than a year, just didn't want to stop playing. The Wilson K88 with full poly did it to my arm.
 

Znak

Professional
Let me know hit it goes, Im doing the same.
I still don't know how I feel about the frame. I ended up starting small with 3g at 3&9. I notice, like almost all yonex frames I've tried, I absolutely love it on the serve. I found the high backhand slice really performed nicely, but groundstrokes just feel flimsy esp against heavier hitters... I had to slap more at the ball or take a huge cut — which isn't really my gamestyle as I have flatter strokes. At times I have a really tough time sensing where the ball is on the stringbed and do notice the smaller sweet spot. When I picked up my blade or DR to compare their inherent power is just much more within my spec. We'll see I'll fudge around with it more not giving up just yet. Leather grip maybe a bit more weight and a multi/poly hybrid.
 

Khoiifish

New User
I still don't know how I feel about the frame. I ended up starting small with 3g at 3&9. I notice, like almost all yonex frames I've tried, I absolutely love it on the serve. I found the high backhand slice really performed nicely, but groundstrokes just feel flimsy esp against heavier hitters... I had to slap more at the ball or take a huge cut — which isn't really my gamestyle as I have flatter strokes. At times I have a really tough time sensing where the ball is on the stringbed and do notice the smaller sweet spot. When I picked up my blade or DR to compare their inherent power is just much more within my spec. We'll see I'll fudge around with it more not giving up just yet. Leather grip maybe a bit more weight and a multi/poly hybrid.
This timing is too good. I gave the Vcore 98 two more hitting sessions with 2 g at 3 & 9. It was definitely better but I still couldn't gel with it properly. I really wanted to like it but I couldn't.

Serves felt great with the more head-light balance in comparison to my currently used stick, blade v7 16x19, along with the manoeuvrability on touch and finish volleys. But that's where it ended for me. I'm young and stereotypically grind it from the baseline and it just feels nowhere near as solid as my blade. I would argue that the head mass / swingweight coming through the blade gave me more inherent power than the Vcore. I found much better plowthrough, stability and therefore forgiveness with my blade on heavy groundstrokes and serves. I felt like I had to take big cuts with the Vcore whereas short bunts were easily placed deep with the blade. I know people might disagree but this is really how I felt about it. My mate who I play sets with weekly, comments when I switch back to the blade "why are you even bothering with the Vcore you just immediately play way better with the blade?"

Maybe I'm just used to the more head-heavy setup, as I felt super comfortable with the Pure Strike 16 x19 3rd Gen immediately. Rackets I end up playing as my main stick usually feel great on the first go and the honeymoon period starts. However, the Vcore failed to replicate this feeling, prompting me to move on. Honourable mentions that have given me this feeling include the Speed Pro, TF40 305, Vcore Pro 310 and Vcore Pro HD.
 

LIONZ

New User
Down to 2 APDs and have been looking into new frames (I’m not a fan of the Pure Aeros). I’m a few sessions into the VCore 98 and so far I like the frame. I feel like a can hit a heavy ball and can flatten it out as needed. The racquet is quick through the air and has a nice feel at impact. My APDs are modified so the balance is similar to the VCore without mods. Don’t like to change gear and want to play with the frame a lot more before drawing a conclusion, but it feels like the VCore 98 might be a good option for APD enthusiasts struggling to find their next frame. Btw, I’m a former D1 player in my 50s (still hanging on at 5.0)...so I’m not a elite player, but I am demanding wrt to my gear. Racquet preferences are very subjective, but I think the VCore 98 is a good frame.
 
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TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
Try the Vcore 95, Lionz, so good, little more control than the 98, you're 5.0 so you can bring your own power I imagine.
I agree, if you like the 98 you would absolutely love the 95. I initially thought I would frame everything with the 95, it was the complete opposite. So much spin, power and control. In the right hands, the 95 does incredible things on the court.
 
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FuzzyYellowBalls

Professional
Here's a good unbiased review.... goes over the plusses and minuses of the 95 and I agree with most of them 100%. I switched from the Vcore Pro HD to the Vcore 95 for that small boost in serve (I get plenty bite from slice serves, as opposed to the reviewer) and I find it just as stable with more maneuverability.
 

LIONZ

New User
Try the Vcore 95, Lionz, so good, little more control than the 98, you're 5.0 so you can bring your own power I imagine.
Haha...I hit with reasonable power, but I’m getting old. More worried about tracking heavy serves from the young guys with live arms. Was a bit worried about going down from 100 to 98, but so far, so good. Sounds like the 95 is a really nice frame.
 

ichaseballs

Semi-Pro
my two vcore 98s read 315 SW strung
anyone else able to check theirs?

racquet makers do not list SW as a spec. TW has it pretty high at 323, but was this only 1 racquet? I've seen another retailer say 318
 

KesselRun

New User
I hadn't seen much on these swingweight variances with yonex in the past - is this new that they have such a range on their racquet swing weights or something that has always existed?
 

ichaseballs

Semi-Pro
my ezone tour read 330 SW and that is what TW lists :unsure:
i am guessing the vcore98 is likely under 320 sw for most
regardless very stable at even 315 sw
 
I hadn't seen much on these swingweight variances with yonex in the past - is this new that they have such a range on their racquet swing weights or something that has always existed?
I don't know for sure, but I'm not sure there's actually much variance. The 2021 VC95's I got were both 283 unstrung, which is consistent with the 313-315 strung values that a lot of folks have been seeing. Another major retailer that measures swingweight lists the 2021 version at 310 strung, which is probably closer to accurate. I think either TW's listed values are overestimates, or the batch they measured from was an anomaly.

For whatever it's worth, I have four frames of the previous-gen 2018 VC95, purchased from different stores and years. They're all within 1g of weight, 2 mm of balance, and 3 points of swingweight. I consider that pretty immaculate QC.
 

ichaseballs

Semi-Pro
my two vcore 98 specs are pretty similar. they were bought at different times. I don't think it's Yonex QC
can TW staff pls re-check the vcore SW?
 

ichaseballs

Semi-Pro
i think its worth TW rechecking new inventory to see.
especially because a lot of people use TW as a source for data/info (then repeat it online)
 

Ryebread

Semi-Pro
I'm hitting with the Vcore 98 this week, the current version (v6).

For me, it's in between a control stick that doesn't have much power (like a blade v7 16x19) - and - a powerful/spin monster (like an Aero or Extreme MP 16x19).

I've had this since launch but haven't touched it in several months.
But now that I have a stringing machine, I'm just anxious to string!
So I put in Tour Bite 19/1.10 at 54/51, which I feel is about 52/49 on a big boy machine.

Feels solid at impact.

Comfort seems to be OK. Not soft like a blade or gravity, obviously. Not super stiff, either... but it is medium crisp.

Very easy to put shape on the ball. Or, when you want to, you can flatten it out just fine!

304 / 31.40 unstrung
318 / 32.65 with 19g strings
323 / 32.40 with OG
324 / 32.45 rubberband dampener

^this comes out to be the PERFECT spec for me, very headlight and a solid but maneuverable weight.
I will check the SW tomorrow at my local shop.
I can probably afford to go with an 18L or even 18G if I find the need to go with a thicker string.
But I have no issue with 19G, to be honest. Softer on the arm, so that's a win win.

I've heard it is not as stable as a Blade, but I would have to disagree with that. Good stability vs. a 4.5 ball. Perhaps QC/SW issue for those who complain? Which makes sense.

I think there are some times when I use the top of the hoop a little more than the average person, so a yonex could help me be more consistent.

I don't see any reason to go with the 95, for me, b/c I'm enjoying the power I get from the 98 - and I can't imagine having any less power. But I did demo the 95 at launch and it is a wonderful offering. I just enjoy the extra pop from the 98, it's not too much - to be honest. I find it to be in the upper portion of the lower side of the power spectrum - if that makes sense lol.
And for me it's all about spec and then playing around with tension, to dial in the right amt of control vs power.
 
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AA7

Professional
I've heard it is not as stable as a Blade
so weird.. how everyone experiences differently. I wonder what your specs are on the blade...

blade 16m to me never felt as solid as the 18m... stability was my only real pet peeve with that racket. maybe I had quite a bit under spec one. I play with v7 18m mostly when I am not holicing... Vc98 twistweight is actually higher than blade 16m.. and the same twistweight as v7 18m... so I do not think it will have any issues with stability.. it's like 14.4 tw, which is pretty respectable...

I am taking vc98 for a run tonight for the 3rd time.. see how it goes..
 

Ryebread

Semi-Pro
so weird.. how everyone experiences differently. I wonder what your specs are on the blade...

blade 16m to me never felt as solid as the 18m... stability was my only real pet peeve with that racket. maybe I had quite a bit under spec one. I play with v7 18m mostly when I am not holicing... Vc98 twistweight is actually higher than blade 16m.. and the same twistweight as v7 18m... so I do not think it will have any issues with stability.. it's like 14.4 tw, which is pretty respectable...

I am taking vc98 for a run tonight for the 3rd time.. see how it goes..

here you go:

my main v7 blade 16x19:
324 swing weight, with 18G, no other mods at all. day one at the shop, checked with a $7,000 babolat, not the iphone app.
325 static weight / 32.8CM = 19G cyclone, thick OG, a few cotton balls in the handle to move that balance under 33 a smidge ;)

I will check my SW of the yonex asap. not tonight tho.

I agree, the hoop in the Blade 16m, is not incredibly stable, no way. something to do with it's flex, I imagine.
My gravity tour seems more stable, even my extreme MP may be more stable!
So far, the vcore98 feels a smidge more stable than my Blade.
But I haven't put it through it's paces yet. 90 min yesterday and 60 min today.

Cheers

p.s. I like how the vcore98 is right in my wheel-house from the jump, with regard to balance/weight.
obv a subjective thing
 

AA7

Professional
How did it go? More of the same?
ahhh... good question sir...
well.... kind of. I kind of cheated...

I did hit with the vc98 the first half an hour. Then I switched to Blade and did not really look back for the next 2 hours. I just don't know if it can replace my blades.. I just have so much more confidence with blades since it allows me to place the ball where I want.. I also have the plow. My blades are a little underspec... like 329ish SW... so not really all that harder to wield either. I can get a ton of RHS with blades so I am able to get very good amount of spin, control...Blade's feel is definitely superior to vc98. It also makes you appreciate how important is hitting your spots/placement of the ball vs just hitting the ball with power. I used to play with HG 17g but this Lynx Tour 17g champagne unlocked another level for me with v7. Feels really good. Anyways this is not a blade thread back to vc98.

The reason I did not really spend more time with vc98 is also I increasingly feel like I do not have the right string in there.. I have HGS 1.20... which is "meeh" with it.. I am going to pop lynx tour in there and report back. vc98 decisively has a bigger sweet spot.. and a much much aggressive spin when you connect. It's a sort of ball that unless you are a solid player, you would have a really hard time handling it on the other side of the net... a heavy ball with full of action on it. So the massive potential is there, I can tell.. Hence I will spend a bit more time with it hence my journey on jumping on vc98 to unlock the world of free power and spin and not necessarily in search of a complete stick. v7 sets a high bar for me there... The only other stick that came very very close was BP 16m. That's one awesome racket. It's not very forgiving though... If you go after the ball and do not time it right.. say bye bye to the ball... but if you are good on your timing.. your opponent will say bye bye to getting the ball back to you.. hah...
 

Crashbaby

Rookie
ahhh... good question sir...
well.... kind of. I kind of cheated...

I did hit with the vc98 the first half an hour. Then I switched to Blade and did not really look back for the next 2 hours. I just don't know if it can replace my blades.. I just have so much more confidence with blades since it allows me to place the ball where I want.. I also have the plow. My blades are a little underspec... like 329ish SW... so not really all that harder to wield either. I can get a ton of RHS with blades so I am able to get very good amount of spin, control...Blade's feel is definitely superior to vc98. It also makes you appreciate how important is hitting your spots/placement of the ball vs just hitting the ball with power. I used to play with HG 17g but this Lynx Tour 17g champagne unlocked another level for me with v7. Feels really good. Anyways this is not a blade thread back to vc98.

The reason I did not really spend more time with vc98 is also I increasingly feel like I do not have the right string in there.. I have HGS 1.20... which is "meeh" with it.. I am going to pop lynx tour in there and report back. vc98 decisively has a bigger sweet spot.. and a much much aggressive spin when you connect. It's a sort of ball that unless you are a solid player, you would have a really hard time handling it on the other side of the net... a heavy ball with full of action on it. So the massive potential is there, I can tell.. Hence I will spend a bit more time with it hence my journey on jumping on vc98 to unlock the world of free power and spin and not necessarily in search of a complete stick. v7 sets a high bar for me there... The only other stick that came very very close was BP 16m. That's one awesome racket. It's not very forgiving though... If you go after the ball and do not time it right.. say bye bye to the ball... but if you are good on your timing.. your opponent will say bye bye to getting the ball back to you.. hah...
Lynx tour feels good in my 2018 Vcore 95, I think you’ll like the Vcore much more and have a much better comparison once you have the same string in both sticks. You are so on point with your comments on the BP 16m. Big highs and also lows while using that beast.
 

0clouds0

New User
I just bought a Vcore 98 about 3 weeks ago. The racket weight 11.5 oz strung with overgrip. I've had arm and shoulder issue before and haven't really played with poly (my last racket was a prince graphite2 with prince syngut 16). I strung it with Technifibre X1biphase 16 g on main and Yonnex poly tour pro on the cross (at 52 lb). Pretty easy on the arm. I love the balance better feel, control and power. Will try Techinfiber Triax 16g next. The racket is really forgiving, it only feels a bit weird if you hit too high in the string bed.
 

ichaseballs

Semi-Pro
I just bought a Vcore 98 about 3 weeks ago. The racket weight 11.5 oz strung with overgrip. I've had arm and shoulder issue before and haven't really played with poly (my last racket was a prince graphite2 with prince syngut 16). I strung it with Technifibre X1biphase 16 g on main and Yonnex poly tour pro on the cross (at 52 lb). Pretty easy on the arm. I love the balance better feel, control and power. Will try Techinfiber Triax 16g next. The racket is really forgiving, it only feels a bit weird if you hit too high in the string bed.
maybe because my vcore 98s are 315 sw they absorb a bit more energy. which allows me to swing a bit faster without worrying about hitting out.
VS mains @ 48 , crosses PTP and PTF @ 44 lbs have felt great.
i never had to string it higher than this on any of my yonex, including the dr98, ezone98, and tour.
 

Wheelz

Semi-Pro
Check without the plastic wrapping !

@TagUrIt you never know what could be swing weight and balance. I’ve seen some yonex differ as much as other brands but I do like my yonex. They put metal plates in the foam handle of different weight and size to reach their target weight and hopefully balance. Saw the same with Wilson Ultra Tour and probably most brands do that (not the clash it’s a carbon pallet !). In any case it’s nice to get one near the spec of the other ones ! I was happy actually when I got an over weight (325sw) ezone !
 

smalahove

Hall of Fame
Check without the plastic wrapping !

@TagUrIt you never know what could be swing weight and balance. I’ve seen some yonex differ as much as other brands but I do like my yonex. They put metal plates in the foam handle of different weight and size to reach their target weight and hopefully balance. Saw the same with Wilson Ultra Tour and probably most brands do that (not the clash it’s a carbon pallet !). In any case it’s nice to get one near the spec of the other ones ! I was happy actually when I got an over weight (325sw) ezone !
from my post in the VCore 95 thread:

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
 

Wheelz

Semi-Pro
Just strung a Vcore 100(2018) right on spec ! Strung two vcore98 that had same swing weight but différence weight and balance. Easy to match.
 

KesselRun

New User
I have these two in the bag at present. Mishits are way more tolerable on the 95 for me. And flick type defending shots can be pain inducing with the BP due to swing weight being way higher. The 95 is perfect for flat hitting, better than the BP in that regard. In my 16 main BP version anyway. The 95 is also a much less demanding stick, much easier to obtain regular clean contact with for me. That alone should make it more arm friendly for most, as non clean contacts will take a toll.
So finally got a demo of the 2021 vcore 95 - only an hour hit so far, it has the yonex rev strings (not sure at what tension), but they are well overdue for a restring.

Things I noticed so far, with the BP as my main racquet, moving to this felt like the lightest and most manoeuvrable racquet - it was very different to get use to. It was almost too manoeuvrable, shanked a few coming through too quickly, especially on the double hand backhand where I’m use to a lot more mass on that side. The forehand felt really nice with this racquet, and so much easier to run around balls as well as I can swing so fast with it. Power felt easily accessible, almost a little too much, but a good mix of power and control - it did make me wonder if I’d like the 2018 that bit more if it’s slighly more controlled. Really good for whipping low balls on either wing, and can get spin easily and create great angles.

The other most noticeable item - serves. I don’t know if it was mental after watching isner v Rublev yesterday, but I was hitting absolute bombs. It just swings so easy, following through felt effortless. My friend couldn’t believe the difference vs my serving with the Blade pro - it’s like I was a different opponent to him.

It would take a lot of work to get use to a racquet like this after the blade pro, really moving from a heavy hitting hammer (which is amazing but isn’t at all an extension of the arm style racquet ), I think I’d tinker with adding a bit of mass just to the head of the vcore mainly for the double hand backhand, but not so much that it’s changing the style of the racquet - but that was different and fun hour being able to move so freely with a racquet.

Look forward to my next hit in a couple days time where I’ll get a bit more time with it.
 
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