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You sound like me in most every way! I liked the DR98 with PTP 120 at 45 lbs, so your setup is similar. I'll be getting the 98, though. the 16x20 string on the 95 doesn't interest me at all. I'm glad this iteration is more buttery, as you described it. I played with the VCORE Tour 89 for a bit and loved that. Haven't liked any other VCOREs since. I'm taking a leap of faith on buying this new one without demoing - something I tend to do out of excitement rather than rational thinking.Sure thing - strung it up w the new Poly Tour Strike (Black) 17 gauge @49lbs. No lead however I think I may add a very small amount at 3 and 9 just to stabilize my swing a bit as it comes through the swing zone so quickly and I can get a bit ahead of myself from time to time but that is my own swing issue every now and again. I have been hitting my DR98 w Cyclone 17 gauge @45lbs. The Vcore 95 is much more comfortable than I thought it would be and I feel very comfortable swinging out on both wings. I can hit a great first serve flat bombs and kickers are also effective with the great head speed. OHs fall into the same bucket with the easy swing speed. Volleys are smooth with good pop as long as you are properly set up - unlike the thicker beam baseline frames that require you to simply hold the racquet out to hit an effective volley.
Overall the big selling feature for me is the control and amount of spin I am able to apply on my groundies. The racquet just rips through the zone and the combo of just the right stiffness and feedback are really nice on impact sending the ball with good depth and predictability. I feel like I have the ball on a string in terms of moving it around the court more so than my DR98 and more pop and spin as well with my game. I am a 4.5 and hit my FH with a semi western to fill western grip and my BH is a flatter two handed. I am more of an aggressive baseliner but like getting to the net as well even if it is not always the ideal moment to do so (-; Hope this helps and look fwd to seeing some other impressions of the Vcore 95 soon.