Planning to come back, which means I need new racquets

Tour_G

Semi-Pro
Hey guys, after a break of tennis and having re-thought some things, I guess it's time come back to this beautiful sport.
And that means I need new racquets....
My Vcore 98 and my TI Radical MP are on sale, and I only have a PT630 and a 95 D on my bag, both of them too demanding to re-start. I'm planning to buy two same racquets and play with them for a while and focusing on my game.
I mainly narrowed the search to 4 frames:
Yonex V Core Pro 97 310
Wilson Blade V7 18x20
And less likely:
Tecnifibre XTC 305
Dunlop CX 200 Tour 18x20

My guess is that the most versatile frame of the four is the V Core, because if I want, I can turn it easily on a Blade (or XTC) with some lead at 12, but not the opposite.
Historically, I always like the more HL frames (like Tour G) but once I tried a BLX Blade and, despite I felt the balance a bit weird, it was pretty good.

What do you think guys?
 

time_fly

Hall of Fame
All of those are still relatively demanding frames, probably more than the VCore 98 you are selling. I like the VCore Pro lineup. I would even consider the 100 if you are looking for something easy to play but not overpowered. The 97 310g seriously needs lead and the 100 could use some too. The 330 is fine stock. I haven't tried the new VCore Pro 97 HD 320g, but since you like 18x20 maybe you should look at it? The Blade is very nice but the swing weight is much higher than any of the other frames. I would be tempted to start with something a little quicker and add weight as you feel the need for it.
 

Tour_G

Semi-Pro
All of those are still relatively demanding frames, probably more than the VCore 98 you are selling. I like the VCore Pro lineup. I would even consider the 100 if you are looking for something easy to play but not overpowered. The 97 310g seriously needs lead and the 100 could use some too. The 330 is fine stock. I haven't tried the new VCore Pro 97 HD 320g, but since you like 18x20 maybe you should look at it? The Blade is very nice but the swing weight is much higher than any of the other frames. I would be tempted to start with something a little quicker and add weight as you feel the need for it.
Kind of my thoughts, specially your last sentence.
I'm selling the 98 cause I don't like it's feeling and I also think that it's stringbed is a bit erratic. I prefer more control oriented racquets. Hence why I thought about the V Core Pro and Blade.
I don't think they will be too demanding except for the SW of the Blade, and that's why I was wonder if it's possible to turn a V Core Pro into a Blade (kind of what Tiafoe did) in case I would want to.
 

Jster

Professional
Hey guys, after a break of tennis and having re-thought some things, I guess it's time come back to this beautiful sport.
And that means I need new racquets....
My Vcore 98 and my TI Radical MP are on sale, and I only have a PT630 and a 95 D on my bag, both of them too demanding to re-start. I'm planning to buy two same racquets and play with them for a while and focusing on my game.
I mainly narrowed the search to 4 frames:
Yonex V Core Pro 97 310
Wilson Blade V7 18x20
And less likely:
Tecnifibre XTC 305
Dunlop CX 200 Tour 18x20

My guess is that the most versatile frame of the four is the V Core, because if I want, I can turn it easily on a Blade (or XTC) with some lead at 12, but not the opposite.
Historically, I always like the more HL frames (like Tour G) but once I tried a BLX Blade and, despite I felt the balance a bit weird, it was pretty good.

What do you think guys?
Hi my friend ( I treat you as one), we discussed about vcore pro 97 HD, I think it might still works for you. Hahaha
 
VCore Pro 310, no question for me. In stock form it plays super whippy and is a great overall platform frame. I have mine leaded up to 354g and it plays fantastic. No weaknesses at all. Great access to spin, great control, great feel, super stable, not too powerful. Absolutely love it. Really enjoyed the new blade 18x20, but the feel flex/clash tech bothered my arm strangely enough.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
yes, because the rest of us are all in such good shape.... :)
I spend 1 hour tennis, 15 hours in the gym in a typical week. The gym is a general catchall for running outside, on the track, on the treadmill, doing freeweights, pushups and planks in my office and yoga poses while waiting in lines. I think that you get back to tennis form faster with better fitness than with a new racquet.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
I spend 1 hour tennis, 15 hours in the gym in a typical week. The gym is a general catchall for running outside, on the track, on the treadmill, doing freeweights, pushups and planks in my office and yoga poses while waiting in lines. I think that you get back to tennis form faster with better fitness than with a new racquet.
What a coincidence, I spend 1 hour tennis, 2 hours drinking beer typically.

And I don't drink.
Dean Martin said:
I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're gonna feel all day.
What Mr. Martin said. :)
 
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