Yonex Vcore Pro 97

Anyone played with this and a PS one7 that could share some feedback on how they compare? I’m assuming the VCORE pro is lower powered but more comfortable?


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I did not enjoy the PS one7 - head heavy and swing weight was too high for my liking. Didn't get the same comfort as I did from my Vpro 97. Frame was also super stiff imo.
 
Anyone played with this and a PS one7 that could share some feedback on how they compare? I’m assuming the VCORE pro is lower powered but more comfortable?


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Both are good sticks in my book but the VCP97 is the most good for me. :giggle:

The vcp97 is definitely more comfortable. Has better feel. Both are similarly powered. The vcp97 just feels like an extension of the arm from all areas of the court.
 
Also the buttcap flare on the vcores is really good compared to other yy frames i have. I have no issues with it, wonder if they made a change there.

When you wrap the leather grip make the second wrap almost directly over the first with just a bit of a slope. Then the third wrap should be normal with just a little overlap like you’d usually do. It feels perfect like this. Just make sure to pull the leather pretty tight each wrap. I had about 8 inches of spare leather once i cut the grip at the top.

I also wrap my overgrips the same way. Other benefit for me is the leather absorbs sweat so much better than the synthetic.
 
Had a nice hit with Mscream, who has the 330 version and dr98s. It was super humid on the beach and we went pretty hard, so it was a really nice workout on clay against heavy shots. My initial thoughts are that I really like the frame with a little lead at 2 and 10. The spin does not drop off and I don’t have to swing as fast, but I still get a lot of racquet head speed. I dont need more than 3 grams.

So now while I wait for more grommets to show up, Ill mess with weight on the other one. 2 grams at 2 and 10 or at 12, just to fine tune it, see what I like, and that should do it.

Basically, my suspicions were right. I really like this frame at 320 grams. It feels awesome and still keeps the whippiness that makes the frame easy to swing. The lower SW in stock form still hits a big ball and doesn’t get pushed around by big shots, but it’s more about me - I just swing it a little too fast since I am so used to higher SWs.
 
Not sure about the Babolats, but Yonex has less butt cap flare. Use some old grip to increase the flare.
Summer time = more sweat which means less grip and you compensate by gripping the handle more. Try changing over grips aggressively.
As you mentioned more confidence might lead to playing harder. Concentrate on relaxing more on your shots, easier said than done.
If you can, drop the tension. It can be a drop only on the crosses if that is enough.
Keep the HyperG mains, but try a softer poly cross.
More wrist/arm stretches + exercises.
That’s been my experience, too. In “coming back” I found my PS85 challenging, so demoed some sticks and clicked with / bought a pair of light RA70 Dunlops — and no problems. Gradually leaded them up from 10 oz to 12+ oz as I “got the rust off,” and still fine comfort-wise. Unfortunately, the shots started sailing, and I lost control on every stroke but the volleys.

Figured I should go with a better stock stick, switched to DG97/330, which felt amazing — power, control,.. off the charts. Like a more user friendly PS85 (ok, maybe a bit less spin...)

But then I started getting forearm soreness / GE symptoms. Stringing with NG at 50-53 lbs didn’t help.

I blame the increased volume and intensity mostly, but I know I am also very sensitive to grip shape — e.g., couldn’t play with Volkl for more than 5 mins, same with Head. Best is Wilson grip shape for me. The YY lack of flare is very noticeable, so now I’ve built them up almost like Gasquet. Gonna stay off the courts for another few weeks, and then try again...
 
Anyone that has experience with Luxilon Element Rough in this frame? The 310 is my main stick and I'm letting it string now with Element Rough at 23kg. My normal setup is Alu power & Wilson syn gut at 24kg. I wanted to try a poly so I start with a softer one, very curious how it's going to play.
 
Had a nice hit with Mscream, who has the 330 version and dr98s. It was super humid on the beach and we went pretty hard, so it was a really nice workout on clay against heavy shots. My initial thoughts are that I really like the frame with a little lead at 2 and 10. The spin does not drop off and I don’t have to swing as fast, but I still get a lot of racquet head speed. I dont need more than 3 grams.

So now while I wait for more grommets to show up, Ill mess with weight on the other one. 2 grams at 2 and 10 or at 12, just to fine tune it, see what I like, and that should do it.

Basically, my suspicions were right. I really like this frame at 320 grams. It feels awesome and still keeps the whippiness that makes the frame easy to swing. The lower SW in stock form still hits a big ball and doesn’t get pushed around by big shots, but it’s more about me - I just swing it a little too fast since I am so used to higher SWs.
What's the total static weight now with all your modifications (leather grip, lead, OG)? By the way, tried some lead at 10 and 2 (on my 310 version) and really noticed a difference (positive) in stability and plow-through. Only used about 1.5 grams and still felt a pretty substantial difference. Liken it.
 
What's the total static weight now with all your modifications (leather grip, lead, OG)? By the way, tried some lead at 10 and 2 (on my 310 version) and really noticed a difference (positive) in stability and plow-through. Only used about 1.5 grams and still felt a pretty substantial difference. Liken it.
Are you guys putting it where the center of the tape lines up right on top of the 5th cross from the top?
 
What's the total static weight now with all your modifications (leather grip, lead, OG)? By the way, tried some lead at 10 and 2 (on my 310 version) and really noticed a difference (positive) in stability and plow-through. Only used about 1.5 grams and still felt a pretty substantial difference. Liken it.
344 with 3 grams total at 2 and 10. This is with a leather grip too. I use the Sampras dampener and a supergrap and not the yonex dampener.
 
Do you have some news/infos about the new yonex Vcore pro 97 that arrive in september ? What will be the specs and differences with the actual one ?
(Maybe the TW team have some news to give us ?)
 
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