Category Archives: Good News!
While we are not supposed to publish any specifications or images, we can certainly let you know that some new things are coming from Head.
Frequently we are asked, “when is a new Prestige coming”? Now we can answer that by telling you it will be in January 2020. Of course, you will be able to try them before then, but January is the ship date.
We have seen and worked on the racquets, and I can tell you the graphics package is incredible, in my opinion!
In addition to the new Prestige in January, a new Speed is coming in March 2020.
We will post more information as we can so stay tuned!
Racquet Quest, LLC is really happy to announce an addition to our Grip Shape and Customization capabilities! After several years of design and experimentation we have 3D printed grip pallets! Our grip pallets are printed locally so your racquet stays at the World Headquarters!
Due to the racquet manufacturing variations it is not feasible to print a “bunch” of size 3 pallets, for example, so we design and print a grip pallet for your racquet exclusively!
So, if you want your racquet to have a “rounder” grip shape, or a “flatter” grip shape it is possible! In fact if a grip of an unusual shape is required, and the racquet shaft is compatible, that can be produced!
Extending a racquet is now more efficient due to the length of the printed components.
If a full blown extension is not part of the plan right now a “finishing plug” with the desired length is designed and printed to fit your exact shaft dimensions.
Please contact us if you have questions about the process, and what dynamic changes will occur, and what additional customization might be desired.
Due to the “customization” that may be required on the racquet the manufacturers warranty, if any, will, most likely, be “voided!”
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.