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
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.
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.
Recessed grommets to reduce wind drag and create greater racquet head speed.
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.
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