Yonex VCORE 98 (305g) 2018



Yonex updates the VCORE SV 98 with even more speed and spin!

Named the VCORE 98 (305), this racket is perfect for intermediate and advanced players who want a spin-friendly racket with great feel. With its relatively  thin beam and 632cm² head, the VCORE 98 offers impressive accuracy on full swings.

For 2018, the VCORE 98 gets a more open and spin-friendly string pattern (from 16x20 to 16x19). To cut wind drag, Yonex has expanded the location of its Aero Fin grooves to include not just the upper hoop but also the lower portion of the head.

This technology is complimented by an Aero Trench grommet system which submerges the grommets to further reduce wind resistance. The upshot of these technologies is easier acceleration, which will help you load the ball with pace and spin. The VCORE 98 also gets updated with a material called Namd, which is a uniquely flexible graphite designed to increase frame torque, ball pocketing and spin. From the baseline this stick feels comfortably crisp on contact. It also feels  a tad more stable than the VCORE 100.

Full swings find their mark with ease, and there is more than enough spin to bring the ball down hard.

The VCORE 98 feels fast and solid at net, with plenty of touch for dropping the ball short.

Aggressive servers will find enough spin and precision to swing for power. The combination of speed and accuracy will give you plenty of confidence when returning serve. 

With this update to the VCORE 98, Yonex keeps a good thing going. This racket remains an obvious choice for intermediate and advanced players who value speed, spin, precision and feel.

 

Specifications

Head Size:98 sq. in. / 632 sq. cm.
Length:27in / 68.5cm
Strung Weight:323g / 11.4oz
Unstrung Weight:305g/10.8 oz
Balance:32.49cm / 6 pts HL
Unstrung Balance:31,5cm/9 pts HL
Swingweight:322
Stiffness:65
Beam Width:22mm / 22mm / 21mm /
Composition:H.M. Graphite, Naometric XT, Namd
Racket Colours:Red
Grip Type:Yonex Synthetic
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,8H
String Tension:20-27kg / 45-60lb


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