Yoshihito Nishioka racket

racquetreligion

Hall of Fame
Some here make it sound like they only follow tennis due to propaganda
Try to see whats outside that, it helps the game and prevents the ATP
from ruining the chances of lower ranked players moving up.
 
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moon shot

Hall of Fame
Yep, the F hasn't been out long, around April 2015, google translate may or may not be saying the SV will merge both Si and F so there will be two Vcore lines.
 

Eichiro

Rookie
So I found out from the man himself that it's grip size 2 and from google it looks like he's using at least the vcore xi 98 head guard
 

smalahove

Hall of Fame
Well that throat is a definite change up from the older posts.
Looks like you might be right.

My point was just that it's dishonest for Yonex to write that he is using the VCore 98 (verbatum), whilst posting a picture of him playing with a frame that clearly isn't.
 

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
Looks like you might be right.

My point was just that it's dishonest for Yonex to write that he is using the VCore 98 (verbatum), whilst posting a picture of him playing with a frame that clearly isn't.
Well we (the forum folks) are freaks. The fact that people like us got Babolat and HEAD to change their language from "using" to "endorsing" is simply amazing.

False advertising? sure, but I think it is less of a problem than we make it out to be. You cant have Yonex with their list of pros using 25 old versions of rackets... it makes for bad marketing and most people wouldn't know what to do with that information. They just want the "nudge" to buy the racket that they think looks good in a pros hands.
 

Eichiro

Rookie
Personally I'm just hoping someone manages to get their hands on Nishioka's racquet specs and post them haha
 

Crashbaby

Rookie
I prefer the glossy paint, so I’m just upset you can’t get the new Vcore in gloss like his!
 
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jackcrawford

Professional
Pros don't play racquets "stock". They may play with a retail frame, but they don't play it in stock form.
"For example, Jeremy Chardy (top 46) plays with the T-Fight 305, without modification or customization from the factory specs. "https://www.tecnifibre.com/tecnimag/tennis-racket/t-fight-xtc-fight-touch-style
This is after the Babolat lawsuit, when all the companies changed their website wording to endorses from plays with. I see no reason Tecnifibre would risk a lawsuit to say this if it weren't true.
 

cyanide43

Rookie
Pretty amazing they would word it that way.

But that information is objectively false. Check out this recent picture of Chardy with visible lead at 3 and 9 and likely some under the bumper. He is reported to have a 332 swingweight.

 

smalahove

Hall of Fame
I think it depends on how you interpret the last part of the sentence: "Jeremy Chardy (top 46) plays with the T-Fight 305, without modification or customization from the factory specs".

You could argue that adding lead strips is neither modifying of customizing the racket (itself). Those would include custom layups, custom drilling (string patterns), custom handles, custom bumper guards aso. Adding silicone would probably also fall into one of those categories as well. But lead strips and string savers f.inst. could be viewed as strings and dampeners.
 
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