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Have you ever wanted to play with a Yonex Pro racquet but really want a 18 x 20 string pattern? Well your want’s have come true! The new Yonex VCore Pro 97 HD is that racquet and it is here!
The great new green and gold cosmetic creates a “menacing” tool for your game. This is a “thin” beam racquet measuring 20.0mm through out the length which results in a flexible racquet. That flex combined with the “mesh” material in the grip area should make this a comfortable hit with just enough feed-back to be helpful.
The 18 x 20 string pattern, thus the “HD” designation, makes this a control oriented racquet allowing for massive strokes for increased ball rotation. The “HD” should contribute to extended string durability but if this raacquet suits your playing style string durability is not top on list of considerations!
Yonex says “For advanced players looking to play aggressively with added precision, feel, and stability”.
Other VCore Pro 97 racquets wil be here soon but in the meantime take a look at the specifications of the VCore Pro 97 HD.
|Racquet Model||Yonex VCore Pro 97 HD|
|Reference Tension||55 lbs - 24.9 kg|
|String||Ashaway MonoGut ZX Pro|
|Machine Used||True Tension Professional|
|Racquet Flex, RDC||57 - After stringing|
|Racquet Flex, FlexFour||50|
|Racquet - In Plane Stiffness||353.8 lbs/Inch|
|Head Area, cm2||625.8|
|Head Area, Sq. Inch||97.0|
|Number of Main Strings||18|
|Number of Cross Strings||20|
|Main String Grid||7.25|
|Cross String Grid||10.18
|Density (% of head filled with string)||.783|
|Average Cross String Space||.509|
|Average Main String Space||.403|
|Dynamic Tension, Kp, ERT||37|
|Dynamic Tension, Lbs/in||206.94|
|First Moment, Nm||.831|
|Swing Weight, Kg/cm2||324|
|Swing Weight, Ounces||11.43|
|Swing Weight Calculated||348.4|
|Head Points||6.46 (negative = head heavy)|
|Head Weight, %||47.0%|
|Center of Percussion||21.0|
|Dwell Time, ms||8.50|
|Efective Stiffness - lbs||28.2|
We hope you will enjoy this video that was aired recently on The Tennis Channel!
We have been working with Brittany and her Mother, Cathy for several years and they have been the most wonderfuly enlighting years!
What Brittany allowed us to do was try to configure the racquet, grip and string setup that would provide the best tactile feedback and consistency. Brittany is currently using a Yonex SV100 and Ashaway MonoGut ZX string.
If you don’t already know Brittany the following video will get you accquainted.
You thought gravity was old! Well, think again! Take a look at the Gravity Pro specs here! There is a new a appreciation for “gravity”. Feel it for yourself!
The new Head Speed 10th Anniversary Edition is here and whether you are a collector or serious player, or both, you need to see this model!
The all black, with some gold splashes, racquet is here in the MP and S versions, and both the same specs as the non anniversary edition which, by the way, has put a Head racquet in the top five best sellers in the US!
Typical of all Head Special Editions and Anniversary Models this racquet comes pre-strung with another set of string attached for those that don’t like the current string setup. A good move, in my opnion.
These racquets are here now so stop by and take a look at this beaitiful Anniversary Edition.
If you read our recent post about “How to Demo a Racquet,” you may be incentivized to do it!
So while you are at it try one of our performance racquets setup with MonoGut ZX or ZX Pro (thinner) to get the maximum performance from the racquet.
Ashaway MonoGut ZX and ZX Pro have been one of our most popular strings for well over five (5) years!
Top players have been using it, but now the word is spreading that is not just for “the good player” but for everyone! We are very sensitive to injuries and injury prevention, so that is why we recommend MonoGut ZX to almost all players. The durability and feel of this string are unique, and, MonoGut ZX and ZX Pro is a monofilament but is PEEK and no polyester.
As with any string, some will not want to change, but if you are looking for a new racquet, why not demo a racquet setup with MonoGut ZX or ZX Pro?
Ashaway MonoGut ZX and ZX Pro come in Black and Natural and 16 (1.27mm) and 17 (1.24mm) gauge.