...vvvVVV ** VCORE Tour 89 Club ** VVVvvv...

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  1. DrumWizOHBD

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    Just curious, Greg G, What string setup you using? I love the 89 Tour for everything, except when Im getting tired and start shanking or returning agains a big server. Following your posts, I actually played a Vcore tour 97 310g, w/ lead, for those times i felt i was starting to miss the sweetspot. But, the feel was too different and ended up selling it, the ball just didn't have the same dwell time, therefore not as much feel.
    I'm thinking of demoing the Tour G 330 or 310.
     
  2. GBplayer

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    Why not try a 93F with lead ?
     
  3. Greg G

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    The string I have on is tour bite 17 (strung over a year ago but hardly used) at 46/44. I'll have it restrung with TB soft at 42/40 and have another go at it. The VCT 97 310 was pretty good too, I still have em and will probably have another go one of these days.
     
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    I thought about it, but I prefer to spend no more than $100-ish/stick. So, I don't like to try racquets I know I won't buy, because I might like them too much! At first I wasn't even looking at the 89 Tour to replace my original Donnay Pro one, but I jumped on a deal for two in 9/10 condition for like 90 bucks! And there was a lot to love about them. I played most of my USTA season with 'em. I had a Volkl organix 10 mid for a few months, and the extra 4 inches in the 93 sq in head did make a pretty big difference with returns of serve. So, I probably would like the new mids from Yonex. I'm also hitting the ti-80 and the ezone xi 98 every so often. They both feel quite different from the 89, but they are more forgiving. Does Yonex make a bad racquet? Everyone I've tried, I really like d the large consistent sweetspot
     
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    I like TB Soft a lot, but find Moto Soft very similar, but softer and more consistent through the life of the string. TB Soft had more "bite" when fresh but loses that super grab within like an hour for me.
     
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    Kevlar 1.2 / sgut 1.24 ... 15kg/17kg jet method
     
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    count me in !
     
  8. DrumWizOHBD

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    Cool! What's your setup?
     
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    current setup is kirschbaum proline II 17l @ 52# all around. Feels great on all my strokes, love the crispy feedback this frame provides. :)
     
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    My first ever Yonex frame is on its way to me. Long term admirer of the 89 Tour due to reviews and a big midsize racquets lover. Very curious about how it will compare to other frames from my collection, most notably Angell TC95 and Angell TC90.

    P.S.: my post no.1000 is in this thread...
     
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  11. GBplayer

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    Enjoy !
     
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  12. DJ-

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    That feeling when you find new old stock racquets in your racquetholic man-cave that you forget about or knew nothing about!
    Ahh decisions.... might string one of these bad boys up and sell the other one or sell both lol...

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    I leaded mine with 9g at 3/9. Amazing match play frame.
     
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  14. DrumWizOHBD

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    Definitely String one up!!! I love a Soft Co-poly around 50 lb or a Poly/Multi Hybrid a couple lb tighter. I tried lead in various places, but found that either a Leather grip or some extra weight in the handle bumped up the "weight" of my shots just enough while making the racquet more maneuverable. The biggest adjustment for me in switching to this racquet, was getting used to the higher sweetspot. It feels like the Sweetspot is a little further from the hand than other Yonex Frames (similar to the E-Zone xi 98 though). One of my favorite serving racquets of all time. Hits amazing slice backhands as well. Plays pretty nice with a thinner Multi as well around mid tension, if you like that feel......I am currently playing with some more forgiving racquets for matches these days, though :-/ But, I will never sell my VCORE 89's!
     
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    Yeah I was thinking of a poly job at first, although of late my sticks have been forgiving, I will string one up in the mid to high 40's, I have some sets of headhawk, maxpower, rslyon, and hyper g, i'll see which one works... I had , if you remember your old xi98, that weight / balance was good. This one is 324 unstrung, so I din't think i'll be adding more weight to it. I will probably sell the other one.....
     
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    OH yeah!, DO you still hit with the Ezone? It was fantastically balanced. Did you keep the Heat Shrink Sleeve on it? The 89 plays well with just about anything in it, honestly. When I first got it, it had ALU Power at 60 lbs! And I still was able to play with it, but the shock was too much, and it was too low powered. Lately been playing with some Princes....always seem to come back to my trusty Yonex sticks when a match counts.
     
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    I had it for a while, removed the heat shrink sleeve with a box cutter and installed a head finest calfskin leather grip and it played sweet with that setup. I enjoyed it and then someone made an offer I couldn't refuse :) I had it strung with spin G in the mains and yptp in the crosses at lowish tensions and it was brilliant. I have since been using a leaded up ai98, and as you say in matches when it counts I use them. I will be investing in an Angell tc97 soon to see if it can match my pro tour 280's... I will be selling the vcore89 and most likely keep the other...
     

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