Yonex updates the VCORE series with some extra speed and spin while managing to keep the surgical precision and great ball feedback of the previous generation. Named the VCORE 95, this racquet should appeal to strong intermediates and advanced players who want the unmistakable control and "connected feel" that comes with a compact head and thin beam.
With this update, Yonex reduces wind drag by expanding the location of the Aero Fin grooves to include the lower portion of the head. This technology is complemented by an Aero Trench grommet system that submerges the grommets to further reduce wind resistance. The upside of these technologies is easier acceleration, which will help you load the ball with more pace and spin.
The VCORE 95 also gets updated with a material called Namd, which is uniquely flexible graphite designed to increase shaft torque and spin. Full swings are rewarded with impressive accuracy, and there is enough mass in the frame to get the ball moving through the court. Seasoned topspin players will find more than enough stroke speed and bite to bend and shape the ball's trajectory with spin.
With the 2018 VCORE 95, Yonex has produced a very impressive update. Players looking for a precise weapon with great feel should give this one a serious look.