Racquet recommendation

flat_spin

New User
I've been playing with the Yonex vcore pro (290g) for about two years now and looking to switch to a more solid / stable racquet.

I'm considering the babolat pure aero and Wilson pro staff rf97. But I'm open any suggestions.

Some info about me,
Play style - aggressive baseline, decent serve and volleys.

I tend to put as much as topspin as possible on my forehead. Relatively flatter one handed backhand (Eastern grip on both)

Height 175cm,Age 20 (M), weight 65kg (If these would influence the choice)
 

hurworld

Hall of Fame
I've been playing with the Yonex vcore pro (290g) for about two years now and looking to switch to a more solid / stable racquet.

I'm considering the babolat pure aero and Wilson pro staff rf97. But I'm open any suggestions.

Some info about me,
Play style - aggressive baseline, decent serve and volleys.

I tend to put as much as topspin as possible on my forehead. Relatively flatter one handed backhand (Eastern grip on both)

Height 175cm,Age 20 (M), weight 65kg (If these would influence the choice)
How about the heavier versions of your current racquet (310g and 330g) version? They should be on good discount now since the new version is coming out very soon.

Alternatively, can try adding weight (leather grip + lead tape) to your racquet.

Otherwise, Pure Aero 2019, Yonex VCore 98, Head Graphene 360 Extreme MP are all known to be very good for spin-oriented baseline play style.
 

Lozannois

Rookie
Nothing more stable and solid feel than the Blade 304gr in my opinion and you can add a leather grip if you want to minimize the Weight on the headlight

Or my second tought is the Gravity Tour ! Very good racket and a little bit more manoeuvrable than the Blade ;)
 

flat_spin

New User
How about the heavier versions of your current racquet (310g and 330g) version? They should be on good discount now since the new version is coming out very soon.

Alternatively, can try adding weight (leather grip + lead tape) to your racquet.

Otherwise, Pure Aero 2019, Yonex VCore 98, Head Graphene 360 Extreme MP are all known to be very good for spin-oriented baseline play style.
Thanks! My current vcore pro was quite forgiving on slight mishits here and there. Any idea on how forgiving the Pure aero 2019 is?
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
I've been playing with the Yonex vcore pro (290g) for about two years now and looking to switch to a more solid / stable racquet.

I'm considering the babolat pure aero and Wilson pro staff rf97. But I'm open any suggestions.

Some info about me,
Play style - aggressive baseline, decent serve and volleys.

I tend to put as much as topspin as possible on my forehead. Relatively flatter one handed backhand (Eastern grip on both)

Height 175cm,Age 20 (M), weight 65kg (If these would influence the choice)
I'm not sure whether you're classifying yourself as an all-court player, but that's more or less what I do and I absolutely crave having "enough" racquet in my hand to command the ball with my one-handed backhand and my volleys. While the RF 97 is a very potent frame for pure serve and volley work, I prefer a softer alternative for the extra control that I can get when hitting from the baseline. I've tried the RF 97 a couple times and that racquet overwhelmed the ball a bit too much for me.

I'm a bit of a Volkl nerd and I'll encourage you to check out their different "10-series" frames. I have a few different models and my most recent additions are a pair of V-Sense 10 325g's. The Volkls or any other frames you try can always be tweaked with a little lead tape, too. I've tuned a couple of my Volkls into a slightly more stable layout that I've preferred using lead tape and I've also tailored a better fit with one or two other frames in recent history, too.

A different Yonex could be your easiest switch - you should at least get a familiar grip shape if you stay with them. TW is still selling the VCore Pro 97 310g and 330g.
 

js0930

New User
I’d look at the Beast 98. Very solid/stable racquet with tons of spin. I’ve never liked the feel of Pure Aeros, a bit too “hollow” feeling for me though I haven’t played the 2019 version yet. Pure Strike is a nice option as well in your specs, though I found it to be not so arm friendly playing with full poly. Either the Beast or the strike can switch from baseline to serve and volley very easily.
 

flat_spin

New User
I’d look at the Beast 98. Very solid/stable racquet with tons of spin. I’ve never liked the feel of Pure Aeros, a bit too “hollow” feeling for me though I haven’t played the 2019 version yet. Pure Strike is a nice option as well in your specs, though I found it to be not so arm friendly playing with full poly. Either the Beast or the strike can switch from baseline to serve and volley very easily.
I didn't know about the beast. Will definitely check that out. As for the drive, it might be true but the blue aesthetics is too off putting for me. They look "girly" (no offence to any women). So that's why I didn't count them in and the place where I live, good paint jobs are hard to get.
 

flat_spin

New User
I'm not sure whether you're classifying yourself as an all-court player, but that's more or less what I do and I absolutely crave having "enough" racquet in my hand to command the ball with my one-handed backhand and my volleys. While the RF 97 is a very potent frame for pure serve and volley work, I prefer a softer alternative for the extra control that I can get when hitting from the baseline. I've tried the RF 97 a couple times and that racquet overwhelmed the ball a bit too much for me.

I'm a bit of a Volkl nerd and I'll encourage you to check out their different "10-series" frames. I have a few different models and my most recent additions are a pair of V-Sense 10 325g's. The Volkls or any other frames you try can always be tweaked with a little lead tape, too. I've tuned a couple of my Volkls into a slightly more stable layout that I've preferred using lead tape and I've also tailored a better fit with one or two other frames in recent history, too.

A different Yonex could be your easiest switch - you should at least get a familiar grip shape if you stay with them. TW is still selling the VCore Pro 97 310g and 330g.
Ah thanks for the suggestion. I've never played with the RF97. I'm not exactly an all court player. I just try sharp angles the first chance I get and usually serve and volley against weaker players or players that are not good passers. That being said, I've never heard of the volkl will surely check them out and yep, keeping Vcore pro 330 as an option too. After all that is theoretically the easiest switch
 

js0930

New User
I didn't know about the beast. Will definitely check that out. As for the drive, it might be true but the blue aesthetics is too off putting for me. They look "girly" (no offence to any women). So that's why I didn't count them in and the place where I live, good paint jobs are hard to get.
Not too argue, but I recommended the Strike, not the Drive. The Strike is white and orange.
 
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