New Yonex Vcore (for 2020 or 2021 ?)

1HBHfanatic

Legend
Normally testers, shops and distribs should receive the new Vcore (don't know if there will be a proto) in december and they should be released in store in January 2021.
-im hoping the feel changed!!
-i would like to see this line of racquets "feel" more solid!!
-i had to add "too much" lead-tape to the vcore 95 to make it hittable
-on its own, the outgoing model is hollow feeling, no put away power
-the 98" and the 100" models felt better, partly due to the increase power ,(from the bigger head,) but they still fold like cheap lawn chairs when up against heavier hitters

-im hoping the new models of this line have added weight and stability to this 2021 versions
-the color is growing on me!, a-bit disappointing, but its not soo bad
-candy red, flat-burgundy, optic/shiny-blue
 

Crashbaby

Semi-Pro
I just hope and pray it’s got gloss paint! And that it’s a touch less muted too please :)
A leather gripped 95 tour version would be awesome, and get Wilson pro labs to paint it. My Blade Pro’s paint is seemingly bullet prove so far, ☺
 

StanAO14

Rookie
At least a 320gr 95 please. A 310 makes no sense versus de 98 305 and vcore pro. Well this has been mentioned every new release since the 95D. On these boards the 97HD 320 seems to be much more appreciated than the 97 310 as well..
 

onkystomper

Hall of Fame
Normally testers, shops and distribs should receive the new Vcore (don't know if there will be a proto) in december and they should be released in store in January 2021.
We have been told to expect it Dec 14th to allow time for anyone who will change enough use before AO
 

Starsailor84

New User
At least a 320gr 95 please. A 310 makes no sense versus de 98 305 and vcore pro. Well this has been mentioned every new release since the 95D. On these boards the 97HD 320 seems to be much more appreciated than the 97 310 as well..
I doubt it's more appreciated. 310 is a best seller as well, 320 is not, and 330 is at least not a commercial success, if not a disaster. When you make it 320, leaves very little room for customization, especially if the racket comes even a bit over spec.
 
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Deleted member 768000

Guest
I doubt it's more appreciated. 310 is a best seller as well, 320 is not, and 330 is at least not a commercial success, if not a disaster. When you make it 320, leaves very little room for customization, especially if the racket comes even a bit over spec.
I like 315...
 

Villain

Professional
I doubt it's more appreciated. 310 is a best seller as well, 320 is not, and 330 is at least not a commercial success, if not a disaster. When you make it 320, leaves very little room for customization, especially if the racket comes even a bit over spec.
Where are you getting this information because that’s not true for Tennis Warehouse?
 

cortado

Semi-Pro
I doubt it's more appreciated. 310 is a best seller as well, 320 is not, and 330 is at least not a commercial success, if not a disaster. When you make it 320, leaves very little room for customization, especially if the racket comes even a bit over spec.
320g, 315 balance, mid-320s swing weight would be perfect, no need for customisation.
 

Starsailor84

New User
320g, 315 balance, mid-320s swing weight would be perfect, no need for customisation.
Maybe for you and for some others it's perfect. It's basically what Vcore 95 D is, correct me if I am wrong. I am thinking from manufacturer's perspective, who wants to maximize his sales. Some people might find it a bit too hard to swing (for example, Vcore 95 d is a bit too sluggish for my backhand, but I like everything else), and I would prefer it to be some 5 g. lighter. If I want a <=95 sq. in., but I can't manage my backhand effectively, they are losing a customer. On the other hand, if you find 320 g. to be perfect, you would still buy 315 g. and add some weight, or no? 95 sq.in. is not like Vcore 97, when you have 3 options, because it could not be commercially viable with 95. It's not difficult to add, but it's very difficult to substract
 

WNB93

Rookie
I am also curious about the upcoming Vcore line. I would guess the Vcore 100 plays very similar to the Ezone 100 but the frame is slightly thinner (1mm) in the hitting zone. Not sure if that makes any difference.......Interesting that the Vcore 100 got way inferior review than the Ezone 100......mainly comfort level was supposedly inferior.
I have tried the Babolat Pure Aero a few times and was not a fan of the very open string pattern. Launches the ball a bit too easily unless hit with great topspin all the time. Not sure if the Vcore 100 is kind of like that......?
Not sure if anyone replied but I played with the 2021 Vcore and compared it with Ezone 100 and Pure Aero and the Vcore has more spin than Ezone and less then PA. Less power than both. More control than Ezone, way more than PA. Overall, it is the best frame I played with so far. I prefer it over the VCORE SV and clash too.

Also, black paint with no markings on a racket and a white overgrip...i’ll take 10 of them
 
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WNB93

Rookie
Who's anyone? Surely you don't mean the pro's. It's common knowledge that the pro's do not use stock frames from any manufacturer.
They use modified stock frames from Yonex. Maybe not the current model but they are retail frames, made to spec.
The new vcores are being tested to see if wanna switch before the new season.
 

Babolix

Rookie
Not sure if anyone replied but I played with the 2021 Vcore and compared it with Ezone 100 and Pure Aero and the Vcore has more spin than Ezone and less then PA. Less power than both. More control than Ezone, way more than PA. Overall, it is the best frame I played with so far. I prefer it over the VCORE SV and clash too.

Also, black paint with no markings on a racket and a white overgrip...i’ll take 10 of them
Great ! They arrive !!!
 
Not sure if anyone replied but I played with the 2021 Vcore and compared it with Ezone 100 and Pure Aero and the Vcore has more spin than Ezone and less then PA. Less power than both. More control than Ezone, way more than PA. Overall, it is the best frame I played with so far. I prefer it over the VCORE SV and clash too.

Also, black paint with no markings on a racket and a white overgrip...i’ll take 10 of them
Great! How is the feel and comfort compared to Ezone 100 and Pure Aero? And which racket is it comparable to in terms of power?
 

WNB93

Rookie
Great! How is the feel and comfort compared to Ezone 100 and Pure Aero? And which racket is it comparable to in terms of power?

Better feel than the Pure Aero maybe the same or slightly less than the Ezone? I haven't spent much time on volleys with it.
In terms of power, probably Pure Strike. But I have not spent a lot of time on a Pure Strike but that's the closest it feels to, but more comfortable.
I think I forgot to mention that this was the Vcore 100.

Edit: Another thing I forgot to mention that this one was made to spec aka factory balanced and weighted. So it was not the normal 300g stock stick.
 
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Better feel than the Pure Aero maybe the same or slightly less than the Ezone? I haven't spent much time on volleys with it.
In terms of power, probably Pure Strike. But I have not spent a lot of time on a Pure Strike but that's the closest it feels to, but more comfortable.
I think I forgot to mention that this was the Vcore 100.

Edit: Another thing I forgot to mention that this one was made to spec aka factory balanced and weighted. So it was not the normal 300g stock stick.
Thanks. If you have the opportunity to playtest it again, it would be interesting to read a more detailed review :).
Also, forgot to ask: how does it compare to the previous VCore 100 in terms of power, control, spin, feel ?
I didn't really like previous VCore 100. Power was OK, but I didn't like the feeling (kind of disconnected), it was unstable and not really comfortable.
Control was so-so for me, due to instability and the disconnected feel. I preferred EZone 100, but not as much as most TT-contributors (feeling was also kind of disconnected and I was missing spin).
Important to add: I am a long time Pure Drive player, looking for good spin, a better feel and more comfort. My racket can provide a bit less power, but not much less.
 

WNB93

Rookie
Thanks. If you have the opportunity to playtest it again, it would be interesting to read a more detailed review :).
Also, forgot to ask: how does it compare to the previous VCore 100 in terms of power, control, spin, feel ?
I didn't really like previous VCore 100. Power was OK, but I didn't like the feeling (kind of disconnected), it was unstable and not really comfortable.
Control was so-so for me, due to instability and the disconnected feel. I preferred EZone 100, but not as much as most TT-contributors (feeling was also kind of disconnected and I was missing spin).
Important to add: I am a long time Pure Drive player, looking for good spin, a better feel and more comfort. My racket can provide a bit less power, but not much less.
By previous you mean the one currently being sold? I have never tried that actually.
I compared it to the Vcore SV 100 with same specs, which was the one before this one. It was widely liked. That one has less power, less spin a bit more control maybe and is more flexible.
I'll talk to the one who actually received it after their practice in a bit so maybe they let me know more since I'm not nearly at the "receiving a pro stock to test before the new season" level.
 

Ares2323

Rookie
-yonex are being ,"very tight" about the pics
-the new 2021 vcores look alot like the current "red ones"!, whit some metallic blue spots on opposing corners (3 & 7)
-im waiting to get to test them
-im hoping for a more solid racquet, and not lite/hollow feeling toys that the outgoing model had! (n)
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Do you have make a picture ?
 

WNB93

Rookie
-yonex are being ,"very tight" about the pics
-the new 2021 vcores look alot like the current "red ones"!, whit some metallic blue spots on opposing corners (3 & 7)
-im waiting to get to test them
-im hoping for a more solid racquet, and not lite/hollow feeling toys that the outgoing model had! (n)
Yeah I will not be posting pics, sorry.
The one I tested was just black masking paint. As far as I know the paint job has not been decided yet. Where did you get the info about the blue spots?
The one I played with felt really solid. But it was modified to spec so maybe that had something to do with it.
I think they went for something similar to the Ezone...back to the previous models feel.

Btw, is there a planned release date yet? I don't wanna push them too much for info.
 

jriddy35

New User
Wondering if the MDX40 or the mesh that is in the EZ and VCP will be added helping the soften the feel on contact a bit?
 

David Le

Hall of Fame
Wondering if the MDX40 or the mesh that is in the EZ and VCP will be added helping the soften the feel on contact a bit?
The VDM is one of the main changes to the racquet itself. A Yonex rep told me that it’s going to be at least 85% the same as the current one.
 
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Deleted member 768000

Guest
I don’t think that the HD97 is a plush racquet considering the RA of 58.. to me the SV95 at 65 ist more arm friendly
 

GreenClay

Rookie
Not sure if anyone replied but I played with the 2021 Vcore and compared it with Ezone 100 and Pure Aero and the Vcore has more spin than Ezone and less then PA. Less power than both. More control than Ezone, way more than PA. Overall, it is the best frame I played with so far. I prefer it over the VCORE SV and clash too.

Also, black paint with no markings on a racket and a white overgrip...i’ll take 10 of them
Is it 16x20 again?
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
Yeah I will not be posting pics, sorry.
The one I tested was just black masking paint. As far as I know the paint job has not been decided yet. Where did you get the info about the blue spots?
The one I played with felt really solid. But it was modified to spec so maybe that had something to do with it.
I think they went for something similar to the Ezone...back to the previous models feel.

Btw, is there a planned release date yet? I don't wanna push them too much for info.
-i got to see it from the y.rep. visit
-the paintjob is not WOW, but it is growing on me
-no play test for me yet!, maybe next month, from what i hear (release date)
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
Somehow I feel like Giron and Berrettini would say otherwise...I'm also looking forward to hearing about the new 95.
-giron maybe?!!,, but he is a yonex.pro.player and no telling what he actually has on his hands!!,
-more chances than not, he is playing with something completely different than the retail version i have

-berretini playes with a head.extreme.pro??!! (you sure you have the right thread on this)??
 
-giron maybe?!!,, but he is a yonex.pro.player and no telling what he actually has on his hands!!,
-more chances than not, he is playing with something completely different than the retail version i have

-berretini playes with a head.extreme.pro??!! (you sure you have the right thread on this)??
I was referring to their recent match, in which Giron beat Berrettini. Figured if the racquet couldn't handle heavy hitting, it probably would have showed then. I also thought that the TW video confirmed that the 95 is the racquet Giron uses, but I could be wrong. Either way, didn't mean to derail the thread! Looking forward to hearing about playtests.
 
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"Experience the overwhelming spin performance of the new product released in January 2021!"

Sounds like it will be more spin oriented. More evidence of it being 16x19.
 
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Deleted member 763366

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-the new 2021 vcores look alot like the current "red ones"!, whit some metallic blue spots on opposing corners (3 & 7)
Oh, so no galaxy model right off* the bat..?:( I guess I will have to wait next year to get it.

Wasn’t it always 16x19?
Used to be 16x20, went to 16x19 last model
 
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I’ve never played a 16x20 until I got the SV95 and it’s now my favorite pattern. Great blend of control and spin.
 
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