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The Yonex VCORE Tour 97 offers another excellent player-oriented spec in the heritage of the Yonex RDiS 100 and RDS001. New Micro Core material for improved feel incorporated into the 22mm wide beam at the tip. New VCORE has deeper cross section grooves which increases racquet stiffness and reduces frame twist on off center hits. X Fullerene adds additional stiffness and repulsion power for the quickest response and best face stability ever achieved in a Yonex racquet.
The VCORE Tour 97 is optimal for the more advanced player looking for an excellent control and spin oriented frame in a more forgiving 97 square inch head size. Crisp response from the X Fullerene matrix in the frame itself, and added forgiveness on shots hit near the frame tip. Excellent feel, thin 19/20/22mm frame and open 16x20 pattern for excellent access to spin.
Absolutely great frame. Heavy of course, so quite demanding, but really comfortable and tons of power if you swing hard and hit cleanly. Super stable--does not get pushed around. Serving--unbelievably great, groundstrokes--great, volleys--really good, though this is where it feels the least maneuverable to me. Just note that it's not easy to swing and it takes a while to get used to the weight if you're not already playing with frames this heavy. So worth a demo, and I'd probably expect an adjustment period.
Justin J from OH wrote (August 21, 2012):
Great all around performing frame. Like most Yonex frames, spin is super easy to produce. I found that it has just enough mass to be super stable, yet headlight enough to be quick at the net. I also like the large sweetspot, especially on returns. Definitely worth a demo.