Welcome to my review of the Yonex Vcore Pro 97, today I will be reviewing the 310 gram racquet. From the start I felt really comfortable with this frame considering I play with simular racquets normally. I came from the Dunlop CX 200 Tour which is pretty close in terms of specs and playability. This frame is endorsed by former world no.3 Stan “The Man” Wawrinka and I would guess it’s where most of it’s fame is coming from. The Vcore Pro line is targeted to “Pro” players and that’s why it’s named Pro, this meaning more advanced players that can generate power by themselves. If it sounds interesting this far then you might want to hear more about this fabulous frame, here comes the specs.
- Head size: 97 sq.in or 626 cm2
- Length: 27 inches or 68.5 cm
- Weight unstrung: 310 g or 10.9 oz
- Weight strung: 326 g or 11.5 oz
- Balance: 310 mm
- Swingweight: 318
- String Pattern: 16/19
- Beam Width: 20/20/20mm
- Stiffness: 64
- Power level: Low
So because this frame is so close to my own I found it very hard to detect negatives about it and very easy to find positive information so I will start with the positive things. Very controlled frame, if you just look at the specs you can tell right away this is not something for the ordinary club player or beginner. Thin beam that isn’t giving any power for free, you’ll need to work hard for it and therefore have great footwork and long powerful strokes in order to get the ball back with some ”pop”. I found it very easy to redirect the ball and I found sneaky angles to attack from everywhere. The best thing about this racquet is that it delivered a more ”heavy” ball, not a fast ball, heavy. You could feel that it had some mass behind it making it ”heavy” to return.
Okay, the negatives. Only for advanced players but that’s pretty clear to me. But if you don’t know it you’ll have a hard time playing with it. That’s the only downside for me because I simply felt right at home with this racquet and the strings used in it I had never even tried before (Hyper-G). I felt like I could do everything I wanted to, hit deep slices, dropvolleys, hard serves, kick serves.
Well, I guess you don’t want to hear my forever talking about how great this racquet is. You’ll need to try it for yourself in order to decide but I would recommend it for someone that uses these kind of racquets and is seeking for some comfort aswell.
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