VCORE PRO HD vs VCORE 95

Solek

Rookie
Hi,

...just curious... How does the VCORE PRO HD compare to the VCORE 95? I have been using the 95 for the past 6 months and have been really enjoying it . I have it with 2g of lead at 10, 12, and 2 (6g total) with leather grip and overgrip. I'm using Weiss cannon redghost 17g string strung around 48lbs.... I hit a OH backhand SW forehand.... mostly baseline game but I'll come in when i can/if i have to....
I think the VCORE 95 is the perfect platform racquet for me but was wondering if this new VCORE PRO HD is worth a look at all (I was coming from a Redondo 93 then to the Vcore pro 310 then the 330 then the Duel G 330).... Or should I just get back to business with the 95?

Thanks,
 

dr. godmode

Professional
Hi,

...just curious... How does the VCORE PRO HD compare to the VCORE 95? I have been using the 95 for the past 6 months and have been really enjoying it . I have it with 2g of lead at 10, 12, and 2 (6g total) with leather grip and overgrip. I'm using Weiss cannon redghost 17g string strung around 48lbs.... I hit a OH backhand SW forehand.... mostly baseline game but I'll come in when i can/if i have to....
I think the VCORE 95 is the perfect platform racquet for me but was wondering if this new VCORE PRO HD is worth a look at all (I was coming from a Redondo 93 then to the Vcore pro 310 then the 330 then the Duel G 330).... Or should I just get back to business with the 95?

Thanks,
I play with the 95 as well. If you have a pretty whippy forehand you will probably like the 95 more. The HD is sweet on BH slices and more old school "stable wrist" forehands. It really felt like the weight was depolarized.
 

Solek

Rookie
I play with the 95 as well. If you have a pretty whippy forehand you will probably like the 95 more. The HD is sweet on BH slices and more old school "stable wrist" forehands. It really felt like the weight was depolarized.
I'm not sure what you mean by stable wrist forehand... like a flat eastern forehand ? i hit with fair amount of spin... why didnt you make the switch to the HD? how do you have your 95 setup ?
 

dr. godmode

Professional
I'm not sure what you mean by stable wrist forehand... like a flat eastern forehand ? i hit with fair amount of spin... why didnt you make the switch to the HD? how do you have your 95 setup ?
Like Easter forehand hand or a semi western with more old school technique. My fh is pretty western and snappy so the weight distribution and soft flex in the head of the HD doesn't work for me. I wouldn't say it's about spin generation, it's more about how violently you lag your wrist.

I have 6 grams under the bumper and a leather grip. I prefer a pretty polarized set up.
 

azrael201

Rookie
I had short demo with both and I play a leather, lead 3-9 orange Vcore 330. I still prefer the new Vcore Pros but I am undecided between going to HD or not. Definitely a more penetrating shot. I guess it depends on what you are looking for in your game? I don't know if HD would give you more control since you already have a 95.
 

Solek

Rookie
I think I’ll probably just stick with the 95 and maybe check out the new VCORE 95's or any other 95 Yonex comes out with if/when they come out ... I’m just curious if I could get a tad more power and maintain the same control ... but I'm probably just focus on fitness and technique as the VCORE 95 seems already powerful, accurate and comfy.
 
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leojramirez

Rookie
I would say get rid of the leather grip for something lighter that will make the racket more head heavy as it already is very head light stock. That'll sort you for power. Oh and a gut/poly hybrid.
 

nikosrf

Rookie
I have HD for a month now with RPM @52lbs. I never hit with 95 but I hit with 95SV(same string setup) if that helps. 95SV has littlest more control, nicer feel. HD has much more power and plow through, nicer in volleys. Add 10gr total on the SV but got too unconfy..trying to figure it out and also will try to lower tension on both rackets
 

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
Vcore 95 is more maneuverable with less power and a higher launch angle. I kept the 95 and ditched the HD, it was too sluggish and not enough spin.
 

cortado

Rookie
Think about the twist-weight of the two racquets. TW racquet comparison tool says the 95 has a twist-weight of 13, while HD is 14.1.
Even with the weight you added, 95 should still have lower twist-weight than HD in stock form. 95 will be more manoeuvrable, easier to get a loopy, whippy, topspin stroke.
HD might be more 'stable' but it will probably hit a flatter shot and feel slightly more sluggish.
 

cortado

Rookie
That it may, but twist-weight doesn't feel like 'heaviness' to me. I have a 90inch head (low twist-weight) that is 10g heavier than a 97inch with higher twist-weight. The 97 feels lighter but is subtly less manoeuvrable and harder to get a looping shot.
 

Rickenbacker4003

Hall of Fame
Hit with both and the HD has a nice hefty feel compared to the 95. It definitely favors the big swing. It has such a great old school feel to it. The flex, the dense string pattern and the plow through. It’s like a time machine to the 90’s. Highly recommend it. The 95 Red was so light in comparison it felt like wielding my daughter’s racket. However, the spin was quite impressive and not as harsh as I expected from a spin friendly frame. Different strokes for different folks. I couldn’t get past the lightness of the 95, the HD reminded me of the ProStaff 6.1 Classic of the early 90’s. I used to love that racket. Also, the Volkl C10 Pro feels a lot like this too. So it’s the HD for me.
 
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So your weighted up 95 will have similar plow through, but it will have more power on the groundstrokes and with that weight you added it will be close on serve. The HD should be strung with full gut in my opinion, then it comes alive as an super control racket with great pop on serve if you're big (I'm 6'4" lefty with a booming serve). The HD is more of a serve and volley. The one drawback of the 95 when I played with it in stock form was on serve, but I have a feeling your tinkering helped that. The 95 has more pop on volleys and groundies. The HD with gut is almost impossible for me to hit an out ball with. Oh, I am a 1 handed BH also. The HD shines in doubles and drop volleys, touch shots, and slices. Both are great though, I just think the way you described your game you might actually like the SV 98 as a comparison stick better than the HD.
 
No, I've got VS Gut in mine too, no jarring, I've also played with Solinco hyper G and confidential full poly without jarring. I'm not sure, maybe it's just your particular stick, although I would be surprised coming from Yonex.
 

nikosrf

Rookie
No, I've got VS Gut in mine too, no jarring, I've also played with Solinco hyper G and confidential full poly without jarring. I'm not sure, maybe it's just your particular stick, although I would be surprised coming from Yonex.
I guess I used the wrong word. I meant vibrations.
I felt the same with the VCORE Pro 310 but worst. I think is comming from the low stiffness and the VCORE Pro's design. Especially when hitting in the upper hoop.
Doesn't feel so solid.
 
I guess I used the wrong word. I meant vibrations.
I felt the same with the VCORE Pro 310 but worst. I think is comming from the low stiffness and the VCORE Pro's design. Especially when hitting in the upper hoop.
Doesn't feel so solid.
Aha, now I understand, yes you need to hit the sweetspot, maybe looking at the tenniswarehouse diagram that shows the power zones can help you visualize it, but yes, most sticks if you hit in the upper hoop will either be dead like wood or can vibrate a little.
 

nikosrf

Rookie
Aha, now I understand, yes you need to hit the sweetspot, maybe looking at the tenniswarehouse diagram that shows the power zones can help you visualize it, but yes, most sticks if you hit in the upper hoop will either be dead like wood or can vibrate a little.
ye, I know, but I thought HD would have more mass at the upper hoop, something like prestige or even the 95SV has. Feels like the low stiffness comes from the hoop and more frame the upper side of it. that bothers me and I think lose a lot of the feel.
I ll try to add a little bit of weight there to see if it changes.
 

pico

Semi-Pro
I have been playing the Vcore 95 for close to 2 months now. It is currently my racquet of choice and I am loving it. I never played the HD...and so I cant compare. What I can say is that the Vcore 95 with my customisation has helped my game. Yes, it did lack power in stock. I have abt 2.5g of lead at 12 and 2g of lead at 3 and 2g at 9. I put on a Wilson leather grip and wrapped abt 8g of lead at the handle. My overgrip is 5g. This transforms the racquet into some good weight and swingweight. My shots are heavy and the stability is great. Very good frame! I currently string with Big Hitter Silver 7 Tour 1.25mm at 56lbs. I am hitting the best serves I have ever hit.
 
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