New Yonex Vcore (for 2020 or 2021 ?)

David Le

Hall of Fame
The blue/red on these new Vcores are definitely growing on me over time, but the SV98 glossy finish is probably my favorite PJ of all time, and the lite version is a fantastic platform frame. Bummer that Yonex seems to have abandoned the glossy PJ altogether. I'm debating on just picking up a couple more SV98 lites on the auction site over the new Vcore while they're still out there at a discounted price, and I've also been eyeing the Cool Black PJ in Japan while they last as well.
The PJ for the SV98 was my favorite in terms of the glossy finish. The Tour F was a great one too! I honestly like the Cool Black PJ from JPN, very nice touch with the silver at the top. Just for some fun info, my 285g SV98 specs are: 331g/11.6oz (for now) strung w/ OG, dampener, silicone in the buttcap (6g), and lead underneath the grip (5g) and at 12 o’clock (8g for now) I don’t know balance or SW just yet.
Another one just for fun, compared to my specs for my ‘16 Babolat PA: 347g/12.2oz strung w/ OG, dampener, and lead at 12 o’clock (12g) and buttcap (5g), 346SW, and 7 pts HL.
 
I just got the new Vcore 98 and 100 and the design is.... different! The blue really makes them look like a christmas ornament, as a good friend to me so nicely put it. Very very very strange choice and i dont really understand the idea behind that blueish part of the frame. It´s a very bold move by yonex to make it like this on the Vcore, but they actually had a similar designelement already on their Ezone Ai frames:

I really like the look of that one.
 

McLovin

Legend
-you dont think a thicker frame would make these sticks more stable??
-IMO these (old vcore line) were too light on their own!
I’m not following you. How does thicker beam make a frame more stable? It’s the weight, and where it is placed that affects the stability.

Now, I do agree it needs customization. I use the current ‘+’ and have changed to a thicker base grip and added about 5g of lead in the throat. I’m at 332g strung w/ overwrap.
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
I’m not following you. How does thicker beam make a frame more stable? It’s the weight, and where it is placed that affects the stability.
.............
-im hoping that thicker-frame/beam = means more material = more weight !!??!!
-but yes, i guess you could be right also, a thicker-frame does not always mean heavier frame
 

Kurt0707

Rookie
I love the VC95 due many factors, including feel, beam and look. A slightly thicker beam maybe a bit more stable but the blue on the frame I didnt understand.. would be curious about feel and RA, knowing Yonnex, I am guessing they will make it a bit stiffer, similar to 95D or SV...
 
I love the VC95 due many factors, including feel, beam and look. A slightly thicker beam maybe a bit more stable but the blue on the frame I didnt understand.. would be curious about feel and RA, knowing Yonnex, I am guessing they will make it a bit stiffer, similar to 95D or SV...
This is my main guess as well. I'll be curious to see RA.
 

Sardines

Hall of Fame
Yes the one thing I don't like about Yonex, they mess with the iterations a little too much. The Vcore has gone from stiff striker, to muted and less predictable in 3 models. I'll still try to hit with it, but the VC98 is not the SV98! I do find it strange they say in the marketing that they reduced the hoop thickness by 3%, yet it's 0.5mm thicker?
 
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jarko111

Hall of Fame
It’s not ugly but it’s definitely an odd choice.
I mean one could just easily take the current red and paint it themselves if one needs to always have the latest cosmetic. At least from a distance. A little teal here a very little amount of teal there.
But if I knew nothing of the history of the line. How dominant the red has been in almost every version I’d probably look at that and think it looked alright.
If I really wanted to wow people I’d had made this pj the limited version and the all gray the new version. Just reversed the releases. But it’s whatever. The racquet will sell. It’s a great PA alternative
 
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leojramirez

Rookie
Not too sold on the beam width of the 98, will probably just stick to the galaxy 98...
Plays great with tour bite soft and is at a level of comfort my wrist can handle...
The 95 on the other hand, if it is a bit more powerful than the previous version while keeping the same feeling it could well be interesting.
 
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Deleted member 768000

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BTW, the SV s also had a bit of teal in their design. Just a very tiny bit, but it was there. I don’t care about the paintjob by the way, I’m staying with my SV95 anyway, but I think it is interesting that a racquet can attract so much discussion just because of some little splashes of teal... lol.
 

iceman_dl6

Semi-Pro
BTW, the SV s also had a bit of teal in their design. Just a very tiny bit, but it was there. I don’t care about the paintjob by the way, I’m staying with my SV95 anyway, but I think it is interesting that a racquet can attract so much discussion just because of some little splashes of teal... lol.
I still love the SV paintjob! It’s glossy, is predominantly black with some red (but not too much)
 

MzGken

New User
If this 95 version is a closer one to the 95D, I'll take that~Probabaly better if there would be another cosmetic selection later
 

iceman_dl6

Semi-Pro
Not too sold on the beam width of the 98, will probably just stick to the galaxy 98...
Plays great with tour bite soft and is at a level of comfort my wrist can handle...
The 95 on the other hand, if it is a bit more powerful than the previous version while keeping the same feeling it could well be interesting.
I just hope that the new 98 will feel more solid! Against heavy hitters, in stock form it feels flimsier than an SV95 or even a VC95.
 

TennisManiac

Hall of Fame
The shape of the head on these 2021 versions look odd to me. It seems like Yonex is slowly moving away from the classic isometric head shape that made them so famous and loved by many. Soon Yonex is just going to be another ordinary racket manufacturer with really bad paint jobs. Sad
 

McLovin

Legend
Wish I tried the SV98. I wanna try the VCore 98 in the 16x20. Only the 95 is 16x20 still :(
The SV98 was extremely stiff. And this is coming from someone who has used stiff frames in the past (Pure Control Swirly, Hyper ProStaff 6.1, etc). And I am also a fan of 16x20.

But the SV98 was unusable IMO. Some do like it, but it’s a small group.
 
Most important thing is to see the racket live, pictures and ads are so photoshopped and filtered these days. If the racket feels good, nobody cares about the outlook.
This.

Not that the Blade v7 paintjob looked bad in pictures, but when I recieved mine I noted just how much better it looked in person. Hell, even the shape or mould tend to look off in digital photos.
 

Sardines

Hall of Fame
It would be nice if they came out with a tour 315g version this time. Also a little more flex.
You can buy the weight you want, at $300+. The Japan only Yonex custom fit service has can build you one that's 310g +/- 2g at 310mm, which is a perfect basic frame to customize. It's like Angell lite, but with the Yonex QC! I will be hitting with the VC98/100 2021 this week. Will see how much it has changed from the previous 2 versions.

 

McLovin

Legend
-picture seems to suggest orange!!?,
-the picture i got implied RED!?
-the name of the color is mango-something,, so who really knows for sure, until you hold in hand!!
lol. So...I went to take a screenshot of the image in that link, which I was going to upload to Flickr. I brought the screenshot up, but moved it to my 2nd monitor. And lo & behold...its red!

So apparently one of my monitors needs a color correction. Ignore my 'orange' comment...it was me...
 
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