The VCORE Pro 97L is a flexible and relatively compact frame suitable for strong juniors and intermediate to advanced adult players looking for a lighter weight racquet to provide great precision and feel without the weight of the heavier versions.
The headsize of this racquet is slightly smaller than an average racquet, providing a tighter sweet spot for increased precision and control for those that can consistently hit it. The weight is relatively average so it has a balanced mix of stability/power and manoeuvrability/control for an easier swinging experience than the heavier editions. The balance of this racquet is head light which will provide great manoeuvrability for quick net play and faster swinging for increased spin potential. The open string pattern will provide easier access to spin with increased power potential.
Yonex has increased the flexiblity of the frame compared to the previous generation, resulting in longer dwell-time (the time the ball is in contact with the strings) for increased control and spin potential and an overall more comfortable feel for experienced players. Among other technologies designed to improve flex and feel, Yonex has also added Flex Force technology which influences faster snap-back of the frame during ball impact which brings you a more responsive experience for increased spin potential and ball acceleration off the string bed. This updated configuration will allow you to generate livelier shots for a dynamic, impactful and aggressive game. Yonex's Isometric head shape is still present which increases the relative size of the sweetspot for a more forgiving feel.
This racquet is somewhat unique because is a bit lighter but has a precision-oriented construction typically saved for the heavier frames. Strong juniors, intermediate and advanced players looking for a racquet to emphasize control without working too hard to generate racquet head speed for power and spin might have their top choice here.
- Head Size: 97 sq. inches / 625 sq. cm
- Length: 27 inches / 69.58 cm
- Weight: 10.2 oz / 290 g unstrung
- Balance: 6 pts head light / 325 mm unstrung
- Swing Weight: 283
- Beam width: 21mm / 21mm / 21mm
- Flex: 62 RA
- Tension Range: 45-60 lbs / 20-27kg
- String Pattern: 16/19
- Year Introduced: 2021
- Style #: 03VP97L
2G-NAMD FLEX FORCE: Flex Force graphite allows the racquet to quickly flex and snap back for greater spin and faster ball acceleration off the string bed. For increased ball pocketing.
FLEXCON SYSTEM: A tapered and elongated box-frame shaft is composed of Flex Force and Flex Fuse graphite for precise control of the ball.
FLEX FUSE: A shock-absorbing polymer is integrated within the graphite’s resin for increased racquet flex and a softer, plusher feeling.
ISOMETRIC: ISOMETRIC technology continues to help the world’s greatest players achieve global success. Developed over 30 years ago, the ISOMETRIC design increases the sweet spot by 7%*. Compared to a conventional round frame, a square-shaped ISOMETRIC racquet generates a larger sweet spot by optimizing the intersection of the main and cross strings. ISOMETRIC delivers greater control without sacrificing power. ISOMETRIC is a Trademark of Yonex CO., LTD. *Tested by Yonex
VIBRATION DAMPENING MESH: VDM is a stretchy mesh material that adheres well to graphite to reduce arm fatigue. Integrated within the grip, VDM minimizes vibrations by 30% resulting in improved feel and precise ball control.
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Adult Racquets Sizing Information
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.
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 (for a slight increase) or a grip build-up sleeve (for a half or full size increase). The grip measurements above factor in the pre-installed factory grip.
For more information, please read our article: How To Select Your Grip Size
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