TOKYO — Yonex Co., Ltd. is proud to announce the launch of the 6th-generation VCORE racquet on Jan. 15, 2021. With a focus on spin and speed, the VCORE features a toolbox of spin waiting to be unlocked – heavy spin, attacking spin, topspin, backspin, side spin.
A new frame design shifts the widest part of the racquet towards the upper hoop for more string movement where players make contact the most. The frame thickness in the upper hoop is also reduced by 3% for increased racquet head speed.
2G-Namd Flex Force2, a transformation from the previous graphite used, is incorporated in the upper throat to lower frame, allowing the racquet to quickly flex and snapback for maximum spin potential.
Unique to Yonex, String Sync Grommets at the 12 and 6 o’clock positions move in sync with the main strings to increase string snapback speed, producing a ball that bites.
Now incorporated into all four of Yonex’s main racquet series, Vibration Dampening Mesh (VDM) is wrapped around the graphite within the grip to filter out unwanted vibrations.
New designs and materials are crafted to produce a vicious racquet flex, heavy ball bite, and faster racquet head speed, resulting in 5.3% more spin and a 3% steeper drop angle1.
Three-time Grand Slam Champion Angelique Kerber (GER) and Denis Shapovalov (CAN) will debut the VCORE in early-January to begin their 2021 season.
The Yonex Stringing Team recommends pairing the new VCORE with these Yonex strings:
- - Intermediate to advanced players: POLYTOUR REV, POLYTOUR STRIKE, POLYTOUR PRO
- - Beginner and recreational players: REXIS, DYNAWIRE
1Compared to the previous VCORE. Tested by Yonex.
2Namd is technology developed by Nitta Co., Ltd. to uniformly disperse carbon nanotubes in carbon fiber composites.
New Frame Design
Easy spin and maneuverability
The widest part of the frame is shift toward the upper hoop for more string movement, while the frame thickness in the upper hoop is reduced by 3% for increased racquet head speed.
2G-Namd Flex Force
Aggressive, attacking spin
Incorporated in the upper throat to the lower frame, new Flex Force graphite allows for the racquet to quickly flex and snapback for maximum spin potential.
String Sync Grommets
Ball bite and spin
A thin grommet nozzle is inserted into a larger frame hole allowing the string to move together with the grommet for faster snapback.
Vibration Dampening Mesh (VDM)
For added touch and precision
A stretchy mesh material is wrapped around the graphite within the grip to filter unwanted vibrations.
A faster frame for more spin
Aero Trench and Aero Fin Technology reduce air resistance for easy maneuverability and added spin.
More spin on off-centered shots
Straight-hole grommets elongate the main strings by making the entry angle for the string more vertical, resulting in a horizontal sweet spot expansion and increased string movement.