Yonex Vcore SV 95 Review

#51
I am surprised by the comments: it is not a racquet that is string sensitive but the strings themselves
No issue with Volkl cyclone
 
#52
Same problem as with the Blade 98s. Freshly strung it feels very good but their playing propperties change very very fast because of the great string movement.
 
#53
I agree that it’s definitely a very string sensitive frame. It’s also a string eater, I don’t get much durability drone any string. I usually use gut/poly but this frame responds best to full poly. For the first 5-6 hours a fresh set of poly works really well with a lot of spin, the spin with a fresh bed of poly is excellent. After this though the ball tends to launch on me and I don’t feel confident going for winners.

I haven’t yet switched to this frame, I just trust my K6.1 18x20s a bit more when going for my shots. I haven’t given up on the SV95 yet though, serves are great with it and I get easy depth on my backhand.
Are you still using this frame? Im thinking of trying this out, how does it compare to a Wilson pro staff 97 and Yonex 95D?
 
#57
how does it compare to a Wilson pro staff 97 and Yonex 95D?
SV95 is a lot less forgiving than either the PS97 or PS97CV customised to same specs in terms of static weight and balance. Wilson racquets seem to have as much spin potential if not a little more esp. with higher RHS. Wilson racquets have more plow through and can produce heavier balls more easily. Wilson racquets are more stable on Return of Serve and Volleying.

The PS97CV has a more muted feel. It is a softer flexier frame than the PS97. However, the SV95 is even softer and flexier. IMO, the SV95 has more "touch" for players that prefer that.

I mentioned on another thread that to me the SV95 feels "flimsy" in comparison to any of the PS97 models. That solicited a bit of upset from fans of Yonex racquets but it is just my personal opinon.
 
#58
SV95 is a lot less forgiving than either the PS97 or PS97CV customised to same specs in terms of static weight and balance. Wilson racquets seem to have as much spin potential if not a little more esp. with higher RHS. Wilson racquets have more plow through and can produce heavier balls more easily. Wilson racquets are more stable on Return of Serve and Volleying.

The PS97CV has a more muted feel. It is a softer flexier frame than the PS97. However, the SV95 is even softer and flexier. IMO, the SV95 has more "touch" for players that prefer that.

I mentioned on another thread that to me the SV95 feels "flimsy" in comparison to any of the PS97 models. That solicited a bit of upset from fans of Yonex racquets but it is just my personal opinon.
Thanks for the feedback, how about power/control between Pro staff 97 and SV 95? I find the PS 97 a bit too powerful.
 
#59
Thanks for the feedback, how about power/control between Pro staff 97 and SV 95? I find the PS 97 a bit too powerful.
My Pleasure :)

I customise the racquets up to static weights in the mid 350 range and 9 to 11 points Head Light Balance (strung with 16g Poly) Swing weights are typically in the low to mid 320s ranges - not that I pay that much attention to swing weights, but we do measure them just for interests sake.

At those specs, I think both racquets provide plenty of power potential. (I think the PS97CV is a less powerful stick than the PS97). However, I just think that the PS models being more stable can deliver heavier balls more consistently from shot to shot with less effort. The PS models provide a more forgiving package so off centre shots still have a lot of zing!. IMO, the SV95 is great when you hit the ball in the right spot on the string bed. But a little bit off, and the power and control drop off too much for me.

The SV95 does offer great control potential IF you hit the ball in the right spot. The PS models require a little more effort to get the control but is still right up there in that department. And off centre hits can still be controlled to a good degree because the racquets are more forgiving. I think this is most noticeable on Serves and when stretched to hit groundies.

Both racquets work well with full beds of 16 gauge Poly strings especially with medium to stiff strings. Higher tensions and stiffer strings can temper the power of the PS models. As the SV95 seems to be quite soft and flexy, stiffer strings at higher tensions work better for us than anything else.

In comparing these racquets though, you really have to think about what kind of player you are and what kind of game you have. The PS97 seems to fit my game a bit better. The SV95 is a great racquet and a lot of fun to hit with. But the PS97 just makes playing my type of game easier for me.

BTW, if you think the PS97 is too powerful, consider the PS97CV or the Blade models.

I hope that helps.
 
#62
I am surprised by the comments: it is not a racquet that is string sensitive but the strings themselves
No issue with Volkl cyclone
I brought my SV 95 to the shop to get it strung with Luxilon Savage black at 60 lbs. I heard it is the closest string to Cyclone since where I live, they don’t have it.
 
#63
Came back from my hitting session. Wow, the Savage Black’s deader response along with its softness really helped! I’m now really close to a switch to the SV 95!

For some reason, 4G on this frame was lively and the racquet felt tinny. However, 4G works great with the RF97 for some reason!
 
#64
Hi i want one but my father don't want to buy me that racquet i want if is possible a photo of a comparison with racquet of 97-98 head size and a comparison with a Babolat racquet PD , pa , PS .
 
#65
Hi i want one but my father don't want to buy me that racquet i want if is possible a photo of a comparison with racquet of 97-98 head size and a comparison with a Babolat racquet PD , pa , PS .
Why do you want one? Why doesn't your father want you to buy one?

What is your playing style? What racquet are you currently using?

In my opinion, photos comparing head size will be of little practical use. You have to see the racquet, pick it up in your hands and compare it with other racquets.
 
#66
Hi i want one but my father don't want to buy me that racquet i want if is possible a photo of a comparison with racquet of 97-98 head size and a comparison with a Babolat racquet PD , pa , PS .
Well if you are young I wouldn't recommend the pure aero or pure drive due to their stiffness ratings... These ones are wrist killers at the retail level. The pro stock of babolats from what we can tell when they come up on certain sites are much lower RA. Seems the pro stock APDs were mid 60's if not lower...

I agree it is worth comparing to other racquets especially if you are young. I would recommend Yonex or Prince over Babolat and Wilson due to stiffness/poor quality control. Dont worry too much about circuit frame hype, many are just sponsored or get deals for cheaper gear. Better to get enjoyment from the sport and something that will limit the damage to your body rather than accelerating it.

Look at DR98, SV95, TT95/P93P, Phantom 100 series, Beast 98 and others depending on your play style.

Grab some demos, just tell your dad that Djoko (95), Federer (most of his career with a 90), Del Potro (95), Murray (95), Wawrinka (95) and a lot of top pros are still using 97 or below head sizes. So 3 of the big 4 used smaller size frames to great effect. Of the next gen players although there seems to be a lot of 100", Shapovalov probably has the most potential and is using a SV 95 now - left handed with 1hbh that drives is difficult to play against.

A lot of great younger players have been using Yonex lately and hardly any pros use current wilson retail - many using Head clones like the H19 and H22 or older pro staff stock in paint jobs. Same in Babolat - very few real pure aeros.

Head is a trainwreck and tecnifibre have nice offerings but limited market exposure, might be worth trying TF out though their 98 comfort frames have lower power.

As for head size difference technically speaking 100 is only a small percentage increase over a 95 and the smaller head shouldn't be too much issue unless you play solely on clay.
 
#67
Hi i want one but my father don't want to buy me that racquet i want if is possible a photo of a comparison with racquet of 97-98 head size and a comparison with a Babolat racquet PD , pa , PS .
Below you can see the SV 95 vs. a DR 98 & a PS97s (as you can see the difference is very small)



stephenclown already gave you good reasons why the yonex might be a good choice. However, you should really demo it. I for myself really liked it unlike two of my team mates who didn't really like the feeling of the frame.
 
#68
[QUOTE = "Karma Tennis, post: 12222739, member: 741421"] ¿Por qué quieres uno? ¿Por qué tu padre no quiere que compres uno?

¿Cuál es tu estilo de juego? ¿Qué raqueta estás usando actualmente?

En mi opinión, las fotos que comparan el tamaño de la cabeza serán de poco uso práctico. Tienes que ver la raqueta, levantarla en tus manos y compararla con otras raquetas. [/ QUOTE]

Hi i want one because i use a modified aero pro drive lite and my father don't want to buy me that racquet because Say that you need yo be perfect for use this racquet but my coach have a k6.1 18x20 and he can give me the racquet for demo and i like too much that racquet is very solid and the diferences is not too big compared to the apd like a 99-98 vs 100 so that impulse me to buy the racquet. I'm a 15 years old player that likes to attack in baseline but not much in the net, my 2hbh is better than my forehand that is very flatter but has little bit of topspin. My service is good but in volleys i think that the racquet is like a gelatine so i want more solid feel like k 6.1 and in PS 97 i don't like to serve because is like a 2km racquet because the part that connect the grip with the racquet is very big so i want a sv 95 and a comparison with k 6.1 and if you can trade me or sell a sv racquet or vcore pro or dr can be really good.
 
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#70
I'm a 15 years old player that likes to attack in baseline but not much in the net, my 2hbh is better than my forehand that is very flatter but has little bit of topspin. My service is good but in volleys i think that the racquet is like a gelatine so i want more solid feel like k 6.1 and in PS 97 i don't like to serve because is like a 2km racquet because the part that connect the grip with the racquet is very big so i want a sv 95 and a comparison with k 6.1 and if you can trade me or sell a sv racquet or vcore pro or dr can be really good.
If you have a flat FH and 2HBH, I think you would be better off looking at an SV98 or an SV100. The SV95 is very unforgiving on off centre hits. A player has to be very precise and very clean hitting to get the best out of an SV95. The stock SV95 is extremely underpowered regardless of what you might have read in reviews. It certainly needs extra weight in the handle and in the hoop. Otherwise it will not compete well against big hitters unless one has incredible footwork and timing. Even then, in stock form it just does not produce heavy balls.

My SV95s had 20g of weight in the handle and about 10g of weight in the hoop. This brought the racquet into the mid 360s range. In the end I gave up and settled on PS97. All the best attributes of the SV95 and the 2013 APD in the one racquet.

I'm not saying you shouldn't try the SV95. But in this instance you are probably better to listen to your father. Stick with something that has a larger head size. As I mentioned, consider the SV98 or SV100 or pick up some used 2013 APDs. Otherwise, perhaps look at racquets in the Head Extreme range or maybe Technifibre.

Good Luck in you journey. And have fun :)
 
#71
Came back from my hitting session. Wow, the Savage Black’s deader response along with its softness really helped! I’m now really close to a switch to the SV 95!

For some reason, 4G on this frame was lively and the racquet felt tinny. However, 4G works great with the RF97 for some reason!
A quick update!

Unfortunately, I won’t be using the SV95 anymore. Even with a dead string like Savage at high tension, it still loses tension too quickly for my taste! It goes to rocket launcher mode too quickly!

I have a Prince Phantom Pro 100P incoming! I can’t wait to hit with it! With its low launch angle and lower power (i heard) with good spin friendliness and box beam, I hope I will like it!
 
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