This is the update to the popular VCORE Si 98 and the result is a more user friendly and slightly more forgiving player’s racquet.
Yonex has updated this racquet with a load of new spin friendly technologies to boost the racquets spin potential. SV is a new frame design that increases dwell time and torque. By including Nanometric XT, a flexible carbon material, in the upper portion of the racquet's head, Yonex claims that they have increased ball pocketing by 4%. The new aerodynamic shape of the racquet's shoulders (just above the racquets throat) is designed to increase torque and in-turn increase spin. This racquet also includes Yonex's New Aero Fin technology that features fins on both the inside and outside of the racquets upper hoop. These fins allow the racquet to swing through the air quicker, increasing racquet head speed and thus increasing power and spin potential.
Coming in at 10.8oz (306g) unstrung, the VCORE SV 98 is the perfect weight for a modern players racquet. Light enough to make it quick swinging and maneuverable, while still providing enough weight to make it stable when returning powerfully struck shots. The Isometric head shape and relatively low flex rating (67 RA) also make for a comfortable ride.
The VCORE SV 98 is a great update and is sure to be a hit with high intermediate and advanced players looking for a user friendly players racquet for the modern game.
- Head Size: 98 sq. inches / 630 sq. cm
- Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
- Weight: 10.8 oz / 305 g unstrung
- Balance: 10 pts head light / 310 mm unstrung
- Swingweight: 329 strung
- Beam width: 22mm / 22mm / 21mm
- Flex: 67 RA
- Tension Range: 45 - 60 lbs / 20-27 kg
- String Pattern: 16 / 20
Created by YONEX in 1980, the ISOMETRIC head shape is a unique and evolutionary breakthrough technology in racquet design. In conventional racquets, the sweet spot is located where main strings and cross strings meet. The YONEX ISOMETRIC head shape allows us to increase the number of main and cross strings that meet in the centre of the racquet to produce a sweet spot which gives a 7% more effective hitting area for you to make match winning shots.
3D Vector Shaft:
The throat grooves of the 3D Vector Shaft improve racquet stiffness, generating supreme face stability and giving players more efficient power.
New Aero Fin:
The VCORE SV boasts a 16% decrease in air resistance and a 2.9% increase in swing speed thanks to its New Aero Fin Technology. The new technology features fins along the inner-area of the frame top and on the outer area of the frame at the 2 and 10 O’clock positions. This makes the VCORE SV exceptionally aerodynamic, especially on areas of the racquet which typically have the most air resistance. The end result is improved spin, higher trajectory and faster ball speed.
The VCORE SV’s innovative SV Frame design allows players to get a firm grip on the ball and launch it effectively. The inside of the upper portion of the frame has been equipped with our new NANOMETRIC XT carbon. Boasting greatly increased flex over typical carbon, NANOMETRIC XT improves ball pocketing, gripping the ball for 4% longer than conventional racquets. Meanwhile, the aero shape of the racquet frame shoulder provides extra torque, improving repulsion by 2%