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The Yonex VCORE Tour F 97 updates the VCORE Tour 97 now offering an excellent player-oriented spec. Yonex introduces a new 16 x 21 string pattern for improved power and even better control. This racquet features Black Micro Core which is a carbon graphite for increased face stability and even better vibration dampening. The new VCORE Tour F has deeper cross section grooves which increases racquet stiffness and reduces frame twist on off center hits. 3D Vector Shaft for improved racquet stiffness, generating supreme face stability which gives players more efficient power.
The VCORE Tour F 97 is equipped with all new aero fin technology which features fins inside the top of the frame giving players the best swing. The air resistance on the top of the frame is decreased giving players ample amounts of swing speed. BT Hybrid stringing system producing new grommet holes that maximize string movement to generate large amounts of spin. This racquet is the ideal frame for players looking for a combination of crushing power on the serve to go with pin-point control on groundstrokes.
This racquet definitely had both pros and cons to it when I tried it out. The good thing about this racquet was the sweet spot and the feel of the racquet upon contact. It seemed to have more power than my current racquet, but not quite as much control. I didn’t really like the vibrating feeling of the racquet, either. However, I didn’t try putting a dampener on the demo, which might have helped with that. This racquet seems to be very stable and maneuverable with a decent amount of spin as well. It felt comfortable with a great amount of acceleration, which is helpful for the ground strokes. I will say that despise the cons, this racquet seemed to compliment the aggressive nature of my game.
4 StarsClassic players frame
Rick L. from CO wrote (July 15, 2016):
I hit a ton of topspin when I demoed with this racquet. Really fast through the air, the ultimate all-court racquet. It’s nice up at net as well as the baseline. 16x21 string pattern gave me an extra bit of pop. Excellent feel on all hits — nice stability given the specifications on the racquet.
5 StarsDare to be different
Hunter R. from OH wrote (February 02, 2016):
for those with an aggressive and controlled swing,on point direct ball placement and power in the sweet spot. Not much help if off center hits but who misses?
4 StarsGreat control frame
Andrew from CA wrote (September 15, 2015):
great control...more weight in the handle than any other racquet I demoed. The 16x21 string pattern lends itself more to a flatter shot. Definitely a racquet where you have to generate your own power.