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Yonex VCORE SV 95 Review and Comparison

by TN

I had the fortune to get my hands on a Yonex VCORE 95 SV and wanted to compare it with other VCORE 95 generations. Here's my VCORE SV 95 Review and Comparison.

The Yonex VCORE SV 95 was released in 2017 and the poster boy for the model is Denis Shapovalov. I have already made a post about Denis Shapovalov's racquet, but included some info in the video below. The video deals with Yonex VCORE 95D, Yonex VCORE SV 95, Yonex VCORE 95 2018 and Yonex VCORE 95 2021.

This was the first time I played with the SV-version of the VCORE 95 and I was positively surprised. It had the right balance of stiff and crisp and not going over into the territory of “harsh”, which is the important part. I felt more connected to the VCORE SV 95 than the 2018 and 2021 version. The 2018 version is a racquet I like very much, but the SV 95 gave me more confidence to swing out.

Comparing Yonex VCORE 95

All the Yonex VCORE 95 racquets are fast through the air, with relatively low swing weights (they were all around 315 SW strung in stock form). Strings used: Solinco Hyper-G Soft 1.20. The VCORE SV 95 has a brassier, crisper and more direct feel. The VCORE 95 2018 is more flexible, comfortable but can also be perceived as “mushy”. The new VCORE 95 2021 is powerful, fast but very muted.

They're all good racquets, it just depends on what feel you prefer. As you might have seen in my earlier posts/videos, your taste in racquets is highly personal.

You can watch the video below and make up your mind on which Yonex VCORE 95 suits you the best. It's an excellent series of racquets made for the attacking player who needs precision, but wants a bit more power and spin than what you usually get from a 95 sq inch racquet. The VCORE 95 plays more like a 97-98, in part thanks to the Isometric head shape, which makes the sweet spot larger, but not necessarily “sweeter”. Meaning, that if you're a player that wants to know exactly what's going on in the string bed and where you contact the ball, it might not be for you.

Which Yonex VCORE 95 is your favorite and why?

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Luciano Libardi March 14, 2021 - 00:19

I’m trying to get out of my Head Prestige MP YouTek IG. I think the VCORE 95 is a good option

Jirawat March 14, 2021 - 09:14

I like lively feel of sv95 over later version. But have to lead up to get more swing wt to 330 and to eliminate its weak point for back hand slice. It ‘s still fast swing to my taste.

Jesus Chacon April 20, 2021 - 20:14

i recently changed my Head Speed MP YouTek for the VCORE 95(Red 2018), and my first impression was the VCORE was lacking some power and some stability, but after adding 6 grs of lead (2gr at 3,6,9) and a leather grip, “WOW” what a weapon, very stable, amazing control and plow, with the right amount of power. I’m loving that powerfull forehand and the spin I’m able to generate with the backhand.

Mika April 28, 2021 - 14:53

Hello jonas:) just broke my beloved vcore sv95 and struggling too find a replacement considering between the cx200tour or prestige mp/pro wish one is closest?thank u!

TN April 29, 2021 - 08:23

Hi Mika, did you try the new VCORE 95? That’s the first one to consider. Otherwise, the Prestige Pro is an excellent frame in a similar vein to the SV 95. You can probably find more SV 95s used though…

Mika May 4, 2021 - 12:38

Thank u jonas for ur reply! Unfortunately the new one felt to powerful and without feel but I’m gonna give a try to the prestige
Best regards:)

Pipo July 13, 2021 - 12:58

Hi Jonas. I play with SV95 (put 4 grams on 3 and 9 total and some weight into the handle). If I play 2 or 3 days in a row, my arm feel tired sometimes so I am thinking about new vcore 95. You mentioned in one of your YT video that new vcore 95 is more ready to go to play in stock. So does it have more pop than SV95 and more free power than SV95 if i play in stock? Or on the and it is similar. I like precision of SV95 in compare with ezone 98.
Tnx a lot. Regards 🙂


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