In terms of playability, the Yonex VCORE sits somewhere between the user-friendliness and ready power of the brand’s EZONE, and the enhanced feel and precision of its VCORE Pro. More specifically, Yonex designs and positions the racquets to be its spin franchise. And while it certainly delivers on that intent, it’s no slouch in pretty much every category. Whether you want to overpower, outwork or outsmart your opponents, there’s a VCORE for the assignment.
Yonex has just announced that early next year the seventh generation of the racquet is set to hit store shelves. The specs of the models in terms of head sizes, weight and balance have not been altered. Several of the technologies from the outgoing iteration have also been carried over to this generation, including the trademark Isometric head shape, Liner Tech, Aero Fins and Vibration Dampening Mesh. Joining them are four principal enhancements:
- Silicone oil-infused grommets at 6 and 12 o’clock on the racquet face promote less friction between the string and grommet for a more rapid snapback at contact.
- A thinner beam at the tip of the frame allows the racquet to cut through the air faster for greater swing speed.
- A slight widening of the racquet head at 2 and 10 o’clock increases the ball contact area to produce a higher launch angle.
- A new throat design bolsters stability for enhanced control and lessens power loss through a more efficient transfer of energy into the shot.