Yonex Vcore Pro 97

HolyMountain

New User
So the 62/57lb (gut/poly) went flat really fast. Very boardy. Decided maybe I'll just find a good poly and restring every 2 weeks. I do like polys, they just crap out too fast. Strung one up (330g) with Luxilon ALU Power at 52lbs. Never played with it, but do like 4g. What I noticed was it was super buttery, maybe a little to much pop. I could focus on making a smooth technically correct stroke and the strings would create depth and pace, balls would look they were going long and then just dip down inside the baseline. This was amazing .... UNTIL.... we started playing a match. Then I started sailing them. Switched over to the boardy gut/poly hybrid and started being able to smack the fuzz off of them. The reality is however, I think if I just upped the 52lb LUXILON a hair and focused on my stroke mechanics, I would end up with a heavier ball and be better of as far as my strokes. My serves were insane by the way. Feel like I am inching closer to my perfect racquet/string combo. I have a buddy who often jokes "Remember, its not the arrow its the Indian ;)"
 

Hmgraphite1

Hall of Fame
So the 62/57lb (gut/poly) went flat really fast. Very boardy. Decided maybe I'll just find a good poly and restring every 2 weeks. I do like polys, they just crap out too fast. Strung one up (330g) with Luxilon ALU Power at 52lbs. Never played with it, but do like 4g. What I noticed was it was super buttery, maybe a little to much pop. I could focus on making a smooth technically correct stroke and the strings would create depth and pace, balls would look they were going long and then just dip down inside the baseline. This was amazing .... UNTIL.... we started playing a match. Then I started sailing them. Switched over to the boardy gut/poly hybrid and started being able to smack the fuzz off of them. The reality is however, I think if I just upped the 52lb LUXILON a hair and focused on my stroke mechanics, I would end up with a heavier ball and be better of as far as my strokes. My serves were insane by the way. Feel like I am inching closer to my perfect racquet/string combo. I have a buddy who often jokes "Remember, its not the arrow its the Indian ;)"
With what i'm noticing, your gut/poly 62/57 is like a full poly bed at about 56-57. Haven't noticed a gut bed getting boardy, but I've strung mine at 59/53 max in a 95" 18x20
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
Just played the VCore Pro 97 (310) on Saturday and Sunday. Holy crap! What an amazing racket. How the heck does a 16x19 stick offer so much control still. This stick does everything so well.
 
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blai212

Semi-Pro
switched over to a Vcore pro 100 (300g) after the RF97 killed my arm from playing too much...jus couldn’t gel with the VCP97 after trying both the 330g and 310g models...played good with the VCP 100 model for a while til I talked to a 5.0 club pro that switched over to the ezone/DR 98/100 and all I can say was wow...perfect combination of spin/power/comfort...yonex designed these racquets to accelerate through the air faster thus resulting in more whippiness for nice flick shots (think nick.kyrgios) I would recommend them a try with yonex poly tour pro 17g for spin/power/comfort friendly strings + racquet at low 50s tension MAX as well as crosses strung slightly lower tension and just embrace the magic...i think the extended version has similar plow through as the RF97 but not as heavy or harsh and whenever i want to change to standard length i just choke up on the grip to adjust accordingly. Ezone is heaven.


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Notirouswithag

Professional
Been a month with my vcore pro 97 with 18g round prototype poly and holy crap i love the stick.

Im starting to want more weight and are going to expirament with lead tape. I like the weight, just need to place lead for extra plow through and make the head a little more stable
 
First time poster here, so maybe you want to take my info with a grain of salt.

Anyhow, when I took my duel g to get strung the other day, the shop owner told me the new vcore pro will be coming out in September, and in addition to the current lineup (330g, 310g and 285g), there will be a 320g 18x20 HD version as well. He knows this because the distributor is asking the local shops to put in their orders already. But he has no picture or any other information.

I frequent this shop a lot so I know the know the owner and trust him on this, but has anybody else hear anything similar?
 

Yoneyama

Professional
First time poster here, so maybe you want to take my info with a grain of salt.

Anyhow, when I took my duel g to get strung the other day, the shop owner told me the new vcore pro will be coming out in September, and in addition to the current lineup (330g, 310g and 285g), there will be a 320g 18x20 HD version as well. He knows this because the distributor is asking the local shops to put in their orders already. But he has no picture or any other information.

I frequent this shop a lot so I know the know the owner and trust him on this, but has anybody else hear anything similar?
Seems a bit farfetched. Yonex usually do not release a new model so soon, its usually in 24-ish month blocks. I think the cosmetic will remain the same, and there will just be the HD version added to the lineup. Other Yonex models are switching over to a similar 'namd' cosmetic as well. The new Regna comes out soon and looks very similar to the Vcore Pro.
 

PederWonder

New User
New here. I recently tried a bunch of Yonex frames including all the Vcores, 97, 98, 100, the Kyrgios stick, anything I could get my hands on.
Generally liked the control and muted vibration of these frames, but as soon as I went back to my regular frame I thought what the hell am I doing. It is so much better in almost every area. Primarily much bigger sweet spot, more power, better feel.

I play with the 2017 Head Speed MP 16x19. White, orange and black paint job. Not pretty.
I added leather grip, 2" of silicone in bottom of handle and 3" strips of led tape at 3 and 9. Total weight is 350 grams and 10 pts head light.
Strung with Solinco Tour Bite 18 at 52 lbs.

I also have a Bab Pure Strike 98 16x19 modded similarly. It has more racquet head speed and is softer. But for match play I use the Heads as they are better on defense and have more pop on offense.
The strings make a huge difference, so it's not fair to Yonex that the gap was so big. I am sure if I strung them with my own string they wouldn't suck as badly.
 

musicsoul

Rookie
For a while my bag contained: vcore 95 (main stick), DR 98 and a vcore pro 97 310. All strung hybrid with alu power and wilson syn gut. The 97 was the last one added and I started playing with it more and more. It feels very addictive. It has more power than the 95, a little less control but more spin. It is stiffer so I have to see how my arm holds up after a competition day. I hope this will be the end of my search for a bigger head with some power and still enough control (coming from the prestige mid).
 

Iron Ranger

New User
Looking for a good cross to use in a hybrid with the 97 330 model and vs touch 16 gut in the main. Please reply with tensions of each you liked as well. Thanks
 

musicsoul

Rookie
Anyone here that also has the feeling the vcore pro 97 is a longer frame? I love the frame but I sometimes have the feeling I take the ball too close to my body with this frame, never had that with other frames.
 

kabrac

Semi-Pro
Anyone here that also has the feeling the vcore pro 97 is a longer frame? I love the frame but I sometimes have the feeling I take the ball too close to my body with this frame, never had that with other frames.
I always feel that way with Yonex frames
 

musicsoul

Rookie
Some do, some don't I guess. I especially notice on the VCore Tour line.
I just put the 97 and the dr98 on top of each other. The photo is not straight from above, but I see why I feel its longer. The hoop itself is clearly longer, the dr98 is wider.
 

Crashbaby

Rookie
That photo appears to illustrate that the dr98 has a sweet spot located higher up. So it’s actually the Dr98 that would feel longer in use, as the sweet spot is further away from your hand. The only way that would not be case is if the Vcore has way more weight located higher up to drag the sweet spot up. Which I don’t think it does, as the balance is similar and the dr98 has much more swing weight.
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
Posted on this frame in the Holic thread but I got a 310 and from reading a lot of posts here, naturally assumed that I should put a little lead on it at 2 and 10. Ended up peeling it off after 40 minutes and the frame plays magnificent for me. I like to generate my own power but I like to get a little help too, and the YY is perfect for that. Its a very satisfying way to play tennis. I have fairly long strokes, but they are modern. Not like Tiafoe modern, i still hit through the ball a little before I pull up, but I am pleasantly surprised at how heavy I can hit with this frame. I am coming from a Phantom 93 which is a 350 gram frame. Pretty crazy how this frame plays so solid and hits so big at such a low SW. I dont notice much instability either so far.
 

ProRadTour

Semi-Pro
@Power Player Great to hear you're on board the VCore Pro train. IHMO it's an underappreciated players frame, does everything really well while being stable and vibration free. Have been using the 330 as my main frame since it came out.
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
@Power Player Great to hear you're on board the VCore Pro train. IHMO it's an underappreciated players frame, does everything really well while being stable and vibration free. Have been using the 330 as my main frame since it came out.
Nice, I used the 330 version of the Tour G, and loved that frame. This time I was looking to drop weight and to get my racquet speed up a little. I honestly did not expect to be able to play a players frame with such nice ball feel at such a low weight, but here we are. It’s a lot easier to get full swings out on heavier shots that catch me off balance. Normally in that situation I block/slice back but now I can just keep swinging. Pretty great. Ill play some more with it in a little bit and see if anything changes.
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
Pretty interesting to see people earlier in here say the 310 is unstable. I dont notice that at all and have faced some pretty good hitter so far. Additionally the twistweight on the frame is 13.48 which is very stable. It’s more stable than the prior version based on that number. I’m a pretty strong guy and can generate my own power so maybe that’s why I like this frame strung low at stock weight. I think the solid feel and the higher twistweight helps as well.
 

HolyMountain

New User
Still haven't settle on a string over here, but will say, this racquet is the ONE - at least for me. Think I might by 6 of em just to have a stash. Currently running Luxilon ALU at 56lbs, still a bit to springy for me. I think I might like just really really really dead low low low powered strings. Any thoughts on what that might be?
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
Still haven't settle on a string over here, but will say, this racquet is the ONE - at least for me. Think I might by 6 of em just to have a stash. Currently running Luxilon ALU at 56lbs, still a bit to springy for me. I think I might like just really really really dead low low low powered strings. Any thoughts on what that might be?
I’m using Kirschbaum Max Power rough 1.25. It’s perfect in this frame. The name max power makes no real sense since this frame is very low powered. It’s also somewhat similar to ALU as it generates a lot of spin and is a control string.

That said, if ALU @56 pounds is springy, I am not sure what to tell you there, as I find ALU to be a control string with enormous spin. I can control the ball with ease at over 10#s less using the max power, so that may be a good sign for you.
 

Tour_G

Semi-Pro
Hey guys, the Tour G 310 was my main racquet for a while, I liked all about it except its heavy throat. I know the Duel G and the current V Pro solve this issue, but despite that, I'm interested in two things: control and launch angle. How is it in the current model?
If new models are coming, and even in a more closed pattern, maybe I should wait.
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
Hey guys, the Tour G 310 was my main racquet for a while, I liked all about it except its heavy throat. I know the Duel G and the current V Pro solve this issue, but despite that, I'm interested in two things: control and launch angle. How is it in the current model?
If new models are coming, and even in a more closed pattern, maybe I should wait.
Control is awesome. Launch angle is fine. I switched from a modded Ultra Tour. Uber control and 18/20 pattern. The vcp 97 310 is equal or better in every way. This frame is just ridiculously good. Goat frame for me.
 

JoaoN

Rookie
Hey guys, the Tour G 310 was my main racquet for a while, I liked all about it except its heavy throat. I know the Duel G and the current V Pro solve this issue, but despite that, I'm interested in two things: control and launch angle. How is it in the current model?
If new models are coming, and even in a more closed pattern, maybe I should wait.
Control is excellent, it does not feel like an 16x19 pattern at all. The same goes for launch angle, it is not as low as in the ultra tour, but i find it really good and again, is not like any other 16x19.

I read somewhere in this forum about a limited edition with 18x20 pattern but i do not know if it's true. About new models, the Vcore Pro 97 was released last year, so i doubt any uptades will be made soon.
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
Hey guys, the Tour G 310 was my main racquet for a while, I liked all about it except its heavy throat. I know the Duel G and the current V Pro solve this issue, but despite that, I'm interested in two things: control and launch angle. How is it in the current model?
If new models are coming, and even in a more closed pattern, maybe I should wait.
Launch angle is about the same as Tour G. A little easier to generate net clearance, but it plays about the same. Slices are still really low and nasty and the driving ball off you get from a 16x20 is still there. The throat thing is gone. Control is a standout feature for me, and I string at 45#s.

I have no idea when new models are coming, but I suspect it will be a while, and this frame is awesome. I played the Tour G330, and I find this to be a very very satisfying replacement for that model at a lower weight.
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
Control is excellent, it does not feel like an 16x19 pattern at all. The same goes for launch angle, it is not as low as in the ultra tour, but i find it really good and again, is not like any other 16x19...
Having spent 2 years with the Ultra Tour as my main stick, I agree!
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
To add, I didn’t think the lower SW and weight would suit my game, but it plays so solid at that weight that power has not been an issue so far. I should be logging another couple hours with it tonight so I can keep adding impressions.

Also, if you look at the vibration charts, the 330 has a higher number than the 310. That simply means that the 310 has a bit of a softer feel to it as well, which I personally appreciate.
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
Wow, now I'm seriously considering buying one!
Also in case you’re wondering what level I play at which is important when you read reviews, I don’t play usta but all of my friends, many who have played usta, tell me I’m between a good 4.0 - weaker 4.5.
 

Tour_G

Semi-Pro
Demo it and see what you think. I wasn’t expecting to like it given the string pattern and the rest of the specs. The way it played the first time out just blew my mind.
The demo program here is not so good, is like, oh, you think you like that racquet? Cool, buy it!
Didn't like it? No problem, sell it!
Now, seriously, I think I'll put my V Core 98 at sell to try the Pro.
 

Tour_G

Semi-Pro
To add, I didn’t think the lower SW and weight would suit my game, but it plays so solid at that weight that power has not been an issue so far. I should be logging another couple hours with it tonight so I can keep adding impressions.

Also, if you look at the vibration charts, the 330 has a higher number than the 310. That simply means that the 310 has a bit of a softer feel to it as well, which I personally appreciate.
The main reason this racquet popped in my head was I remembered myself playing so good with the Tour G at the point that even my coach said me that that was the racquet for me. I think it was one of the best for my drive, I could generate a lot of HRS without sacrificing control. Simply amazing. Plus, the racquet has plenty of room to add leather grip and lead if needed. Tempting...
 

Tour_G

Semi-Pro
Also in case you’re wondering what level I play at which is important when you read reviews, I don’t play usta but all of my friends, many who have played usta, tell me I’m between a good 4.0 - weaker 4.5.
I'm fine with that, I think we have the same level.
 

JoaoN

Rookie
The demo program here is not so good, is like, oh, you think you like that racquet? Cool, buy it!
Didn't like it? No problem, sell it!
Now, seriously, I think I'll put my V Core 98 at sell to try the Pro.
I suffer with the same problem in my country, no demo program at all. What i do is buy an used, cheap racquet to demo and then buy new ones if a like it.
 
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