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The Yonex VCORE Duel G 97 Lite is a lighter and faster version than that of the Duel G 97. Weighing in at 11.5 ounces strung, this lighter version is ideal for the tournament styled player that wants a little faster racquet. The Duel G 97 Lite introduces a new material in this frame called Tough G Fiber, which allows for extra racquet flexibility resulting in a more comfortable racquet.
The Duel G 97 Lite also features Black Micro Core which is a carbon graphite for increased face stability and even better vibration dampening. The new VCORE Duel G also has a Yonex's new Lock Booster System which is designed to keep your strings tighter in the upper region of the racquet, minimizing string movement allowing for additional power and spin. 3D Vector Shaft also featured with the Duel G, improving racquet stiffness, generating supreme face stability which gives players more efficient power.
The VCORE Duel G 97 Lite is equipped with Isometric technology which is helps to absorb shock and frame vibrations allowing for a heavier more powerful ball. This racquet is the ideal frame for tournament players seeking a lighter version than that of the Duel G 97, but also looking for pin-point control and great frame stability on groundstrokes.
I demo’ed both the Duel G 97 and this version, which is slightly lighter. I think after playing with both of them I would be more geared towards purchasing the lighter version of the frame. The lighter weight of this racquet was a little easier on my arm and helped me to swing through my shots with ease. Since I typically play from the baseline, I noticed an increase in power and depth when using this racquet. This racquet showed an immense amount of maneuverability and control even when approaching the net. Overall this racquet really helped me advance my level of play in all areas of the court. I strung mine up with Cyclone at mid tension.
4 StarsLiked the lightweight version
Jamie S. from MD wrote (July 15, 2016):
Took this out for a demo with the heavier Duel G 97. I preferred the lighter version over the regular Duel G 97. The lightweight option allowed to really swing the racquet with easy, therefore I was able to take advantage of all of the great features this racquet has to offer. Excellent control to go with ample power. I was able to really hit some booming shots from the baseline. When attacking the net the racquet was pretty stable. My serves took a little time to adjust. Serious frame — but the weight makes it manageable.
5 StarsSpin Baby!
Adam from TN wrote (May 23, 2016):
Don't be fooled by the name. I guess it's lighter than the regular, but this thing is plenty stable and controllable. Tried this and the Babolat Pure Aero. This is a much more stable and controllable frame. I'm a 4.5 player and have no trouble getting power with this, but much more control than the Pure Aero. The 16-20 string pattern and some Black Code S snaps the ball around just fine.