Yonex kicks off the new year with the sixth generation VCORE 98 Tennis Racket. Yonex built Vibration Dampening Mesh (VDM) into the handle to help filter out unwanted vibrations and improve touch and precision. The brand added a new technology called 2G-NAMD FLEX FORCE from the upper throat to the lower frame. The graphite material allows the racket to flex and snap back quickly to increase spin potential. The sweet spot of the VCORE 98 plays bigger thanks to the Isometric head shape and new String Sync Grommets, which promote greater string movement for faster snapback. The VCORE 98 features a slightly wider face at the 10 and 2 o’clock positions of the head to raise the sweet spot slightly for improved stability. At the top of the racquet head, the beam has been thinned out to improve maneuverability on fast swings. Aero Trench and Aero Fin technologies carry over from the previous generation to reduce air resistance and improve racquet head acceleration. The 16×19 pattern offers a solid blend of spin potential and power, and at only 305g unstrung the VCORE 98 is easy to accelerate through contact. The VCORE 98 is a well rounded frame for intermediate to advanced all courters with long and fast swings.