Yonex VCORE 98 LG 285g

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Description

The lighter-weight version of the VCORE 98, the LG 285g will offers intermediate players a nice balance of power and control in a comfortable and spin-friendly package.

Lighter, faster and more maneuverable than the 305 gram version, the VCORE 98 LG still offers impressive levels of control and stability thanks to the 3D Vector Shaft that reduces racquet twisting at impact. Resulting in not only more stability, but also more precision and thanks to the added stiffness from the 3D Vector Shaft more power as well.

A lot of this racquet's quickness comes from its relatively light 10.1 ounce weight; however, there are a few new Yonex technologies that enhance aerodynamics and help in the generation of increased racquet speed as well as spin potential. The addition of more Aero Fins, now at the lower portion of the head as well as the upper portion of the head reduces air resistance as does Aero Trench technology that recesses the grommets along the top of the racquet's head. Thanks to these new technologies, Yonex claims this latest VCORE series of racquets to be the highest spin producing racquets in the company's history. The switch to a more open 16x19 string only ups the spin potential even more!

Also new to this racquet is Yonex's Namd technology. Integrating the extremely flexible Namd material into strategic areas of the racquet's layup allows the graphite carbon to create more snapback; producing more powerful shots, better feel, and more spin potential. Though this racquet has a similar flex rating (65 RA) to it's predecessor the VCORE SV 98 it does feel noticeably softer and more forgiving thanks to the Namd technology. Another new technology that enhances this racquets feel is Liner Tech. By dramatically reducing the angle at which the string enters the grommets on select main strings acts to extend these strings and produces a larger more forgiving sweetspot as well as more ball pocketing at impact.

Yonex's patented Isometric head shape increases the sweet spot on the 98 square inch head by 7% for greater control without sacrificing power.

Players looking for a lightweight racquet with a nice blend of power and control with surprising amounts of stability should definitely take the VCORE 98 LG 285 out for a hit!

  • Head Size: 98 sq. inches / 630 sq. cm
  • Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
  • Weight: 10.1 oz / 285 g unstrung
  • Balance: 4 pts head light / 325 mm unstrung
  • Swing Weight: 313 strung
  • Beam width: 22mm / 22mm / 21mm
  • Flex: 65 RA
  • Tension Range: 45-60 lbs / 20-27kg
  • String Pattern: 16/19
  • Year Introduced: 2018
  • Isometric:
    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. 2018 VCORE racquets also have Aero Fin at the lower portion of the head.
  • Namd:
    A flexible carbon material that works in a graphite matrix to produce optimal frame snapback at impact. Producing better feel, more power and greater spin potential.
  • Aero Trench:
    Recessed grommets to reduce wind drag and create greater racquet head speed.
  • Liner Tech:
    By dramatically reducing the string entry angles in select grommets, the outer main strings are elongated to produce a wider sweet spot, providing greater snapback. With added string movement, players can grab the ball to apply extra spin.
  • 98"sq
  • 16/19
  • 10.1oz
  • 285g

Photos used contain images of strings for illustration purposes. Adult tennis racquets are unstrung unless otherwise noted or stringing services have been selected above. Brand logo stencils are not applied by default with stringing services.

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Fit Guide
Adult Racquets Sizing Information
Grip Size Length
L0 (4") 4"
L1 (4 1/8") 4 and 1/8"
L2 (4 1/4") 4 and 2/8"
L3 (4 3/8") 4 and 3/8"
L4 (4 1/2") 4 and 4/8"
L5 (4 5/8") 4 and 5/8"

To determine your grip size without using a racquet, measure from the tip of your ring finger to the major fold crease in your palm. Write down the distance to the nearest 8th of an inch. This is your standard grip size.

Grip size palm measurements for tennis racquets

If you fall somewhere between the measurements, it is recommended to choose the smaller grip size as you can always build the grip size up using an overgrip or a grip build-up sleeve.

For more information, please read our article: How To Select Your Grip Size

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Description

The lighter-weight version of the VCORE 98, the LG 285g will offers intermediate players a nice balance of power and control in a comfortable and spin-friendly package.

Lighter, faster and more maneuverable than the 305 gram version, the VCORE 98 LG still offers impressive levels of control and stability thanks to the 3D Vector Shaft that reduces racquet twisting at impact. Resulting in not only more stability, but also more precision and thanks to the added stiffness from the 3D Vector Shaft more power as well.

A lot of this racquet's quickness comes from its relatively light 10.1 ounce weight; however, there are a few new Yonex technologies that enhance aerodynamics and help in the generation of increased racquet speed as well as spin potential. The addition of more Aero Fins, now at the lower portion of the head as well as the upper portion of the head reduces air resistance as does Aero Trench technology that recesses the grommets along the top of the racquet's head. Thanks to these new technologies, Yonex claims this latest VCORE series of racquets to be the highest spin producing racquets in the company's history. The switch to a more open 16x19 string only ups the spin potential even more!

Also new to this racquet is Yonex's Namd technology. Integrating the extremely flexible Namd material into strategic areas of the racquet's layup allows the graphite carbon to create more snapback; producing more powerful shots, better feel, and more spin potential. Though this racquet has a similar flex rating (65 RA) to it's predecessor the VCORE SV 98 it does feel noticeably softer and more forgiving thanks to the Namd technology. Another new technology that enhances this racquets feel is Liner Tech. By dramatically reducing the angle at which the string enters the grommets on select main strings acts to extend these strings and produces a larger more forgiving sweetspot as well as more ball pocketing at impact.

Yonex's patented Isometric head shape increases the sweet spot on the 98 square inch head by 7% for greater control without sacrificing power.

Players looking for a lightweight racquet with a nice blend of power and control with surprising amounts of stability should definitely take the VCORE 98 LG 285 out for a hit!

  • Head Size: 98 sq. inches / 630 sq. cm
  • Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
  • Weight: 10.1 oz / 285 g unstrung
  • Balance: 4 pts head light / 325 mm unstrung
  • Swing Weight: 313 strung
  • Beam width: 22mm / 22mm / 21mm
  • Flex: 65 RA
  • Tension Range: 45-60 lbs / 20-27kg
  • String Pattern: 16/19
  • Year Introduced: 2018
  • Isometric:
    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. 2018 VCORE racquets also have Aero Fin at the lower portion of the head.
  • Namd:
    A flexible carbon material that works in a graphite matrix to produce optimal frame snapback at impact. Producing better feel, more power and greater spin potential.
  • Aero Trench:
    Recessed grommets to reduce wind drag and create greater racquet head speed.
  • Liner Tech:
    By dramatically reducing the string entry angles in select grommets, the outer main strings are elongated to produce a wider sweet spot, providing greater snapback. With added string movement, players can grab the ball to apply extra spin.
  • 98"sq
  • 16/19
  • 10.1oz
  • 285g

Photos used contain images of strings for illustration purposes. Adult tennis racquets are unstrung unless otherwise noted or stringing services have been selected above. Brand logo stencils are not applied by default with stringing services.

Specifications
Technology
Reviews
Fit Guide
Adult Racquets Sizing Information
Grip Size Length
L0 (4") 4"
L1 (4 1/8") 4 and 1/8"
L2 (4 1/4") 4 and 2/8"
L3 (4 3/8") 4 and 3/8"
L4 (4 1/2") 4 and 4/8"
L5 (4 5/8") 4 and 5/8"

To determine your grip size without using a racquet, measure from the tip of your ring finger to the major fold crease in your palm. Write down the distance to the nearest 8th of an inch. This is your standard grip size.

Grip size palm measurements for tennis racquets

If you fall somewhere between the measurements, it is recommended to choose the smaller grip size as you can always build the grip size up using an overgrip or a grip build-up sleeve.

For more information, please read our article: How To Select Your Grip Size

Shipping & Returns

Shipping This item has a dimensional weight of 1.0 kg per unit of quantity. Also known as volumetric weight, this is an estimated weight that is calculated from the length, width, height and actual weight of a package. It also takes into consideration oversize/fuel surcharges. It is not representative of the actual weight of a package. We use this estimated weight as the basis to our shipping rate calculations.
View more shipping information


Racquets Returns Each item has a certain set of prerequisites that must all be met in order to return said item.
The plastic wrap on the racquet handle has not been removed.
The racquet has not been strung.
More conditions may apply: view our full return policy