For intermediate to advanced players looking for a lighter, maneuverable racquet designed for spin and speed.
Updated with a more responsive hitting zone and softer feel, the VCORE 98L gives intermediate players an impressive combination of speed, spin and feel. By combining a 98 square inch head with a sub 300g weight, Yonex has created an extremely fast and accurate weapon.
As with the previous generation, this racket was built to enable improving players to achieve the stroke speed required for effective pace and spin. For 2023 Yonex reengineers the frame's geometry. In addition to redesigning the shaft and making the beam's face thinner, Yonex has widened the surface area of the racket's upper hoop, resulting in a more stable, powerful and spin-friendly hitting experience. Other new features include SIF Grommets, which deploys a silicone oil infusion to reduce the friction between the string and grommet. The upshot is greater string movement for increased snapback and easier access to spin.
Yonex has also lowered the RA, giving this stick even better feedback than previous versions. As with the previous generation, this racket has 2-NAMD FlexForce Graphite in the upper shaft and lower hoop, enabling the racket to deflect and snapback effectively through impact. Ultimately, with its combination of speed, spin and precision, the 98L continues to be a seductive option for improving intermediate players. The softer feel and higher sweetspot makes this one awfully hard to resist.
Head Size: 98 in / 632 cm
Length: 27in / 68,5cm
Strung Weight: 301g / 10,6oz
Unstrung Weight: 285g/10,1oz
Balance: 33,48cm / 3 pts HL
Unstrung Balance: 32,5cm/6 pts HL
Beam Width: 23mm / 23mm / 21mm
Composition: 2G-Namd FlexForce/H,M, Graphite
Racket Colours: Red
Grip Type: Yonex Synthetic
String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Tension: 20-27kg / 45-60lb