Yonex VCORE Tour HG 330 (Wawrinka) Racquets Customer feedback

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Comments: Ordered my second one while it is still available! A big blessing that the grip size I want is the only one left! It arrived yesterday and I cannot be any happier! I fervently hope that Yonex does not move away from this spec -- a heavy head, heavy feeling type of racquet -- it is a rare one. I don't know how the Duel G feels like in hand. I guess they made it more head light and much stiffer now. Personally I like racquets in the flex range lower than 65. The only way I would change away to another Yonex racquet is if they made a racquet with similar specs (weight and balance) and a head size which is 100 and 27.5 inches long (I customized mine added a balsa wood .25inch I felt that is the max that it could be solid and stable; any longer the butt cap would fly off). Then and only then would I switch to that. I recently played with my old RD-Ti 70 which have similar specs -- 27.5 inches, still solid and stable, but the Tour G is just amazing! I just really appreciate the racquet!
From: AJI, 11/16

Comments: I usually don't review racquets this quickly or at all but coming from the Ezone XI 98 and DR98, I have to say this racquet is pretty awesome. I've played with it about 10 hours in two weeks with a full bed of Solinco Revolution poly at 55 lbs, this racquet hits like a dream. I typically am serving heavy kick but I'm able to hit flat aces now where as with tweener racquets I found myself over swinging and hitting more towards the top of the string bed, this 330 vcore I add a little extra behind it, flatten it out and I hit bombs. I do not have as much top spin as the Xi or Pure Aero Tour but I'm driving the ball more and keeping it in, keeping it lower but I have more control on depth, my other top spin shots came in and dipped around the service line but it seemed like I was setting up a baseline opponent to allow them to wait for the ball to come into their strike zone, with the vcore the ball is heavier it dips later from a lower starting trajectory opposed to 3-4 feet above the net cutting down and landing shorter allowing more time. I fell in love with the Pure Aero Tour and the amount of spin/power but the Yonex Vcore is a legit frame and make the Aero Tour feel like a hallow like a toy almost in my opinion (still a great frame but obviously different). My returns and volleys have been much better, also touch shots and angles I'm more confident and connected to my shots. The only lack of confidence compared to all other mentioned racquets is my one handed backhand, although I rarely miss on the 1hbh side I have not dialed in getting enough top spin to go for winners with my bh like I do with the other racquets I'm not getting as much head speed and top yet, but I'm sure it will come. All other areas improved for me even at 97 square inches I'm not framing the ball very often. I'm excited to try Dual Vcore sometime soon, but as for now this racquet is my new game day racquet.
From: Maurice, 10/16

Comments: I have to disagree with TW on their review on this one. This racquet excels at the return of serve. It allows you to return big serves with ease when compared to a tweener like the pure aero. Also, I am serving bigger than ever with this racquet. When I get the racquet going, none of my normal competition can return the serve. The other thing this racquet excels at is taking the ball early. You can take time away from the opponent by doing this and take control of points. An attacking players dream frame.
From: Anonymous, 9/16

Comments: Update to my previous comment -- it was the Ultimum RD-Ti 70 not 80 and what is wierd about this racquet design is as you increase the tension the raquet becomes more alive. Again this might be a personal feel but same as the Ultimum RD-Ti 70. When I strung it at 55-57 lbs, the racquet felt stiff and dead but when I made changed the tension to 60 lbs, the racquet became more lively. Probably the string. Now I currently am using just Prince nylon 15L. 10 years ago while I was using the RD-Ti 70, my string was a hybrid of 16L synthetic and polyester at 63 lbs. Just sharing an experience maybe someone might have the same situation about the raquet feeling dead and stiff, however about the weight it is heavy and thats one of my favorite aspect of this racquet (one probable suggestion is to remove the replacement grip and put on an overgrip instead then use the thinnest gauge, but then again a lot can go wrong).
From: AJI, 9/16

Comments: I purchased the Yonex VCORE Tour G 330 and used it for a full week. I am 54 years old and an average 3.5 player. I had this racquet strung with a soft poly at 54 lbs. I found the racquet to be both stiff and heavy, and the sweet spot very small. The racquet has plenty of plow through ability, but it comes at the cost of carrying around a heavy bat. I made the decision to return the racquet, and I lost the money I spent to have it strung. Long term, I just couldn't see myself playing this this stiff and heavy racquet.
From: Bill, 8/16

Comments: What made me switch to this racquet is that the head shape is almost identical to the Ultimum RD Ti-80 the 27.5 inch red racquet which I performed so well with, the problem was that it was exposed to too much heat and somehow deformed the frame. Somehow I already knew how it would perform for I am familiar with its head shape -- I knew where the dead spots were and what not as well as how to customize it. The moment I played with it, It was more than I expected -- solid, stable and comfort stood out the most. I could not be happier. I hope Yonex makes an extended version of their future model racquets that have a small head size like a 98 square inch, 27.5 or inches or a racquet that is 100 square inches and 28 inches long. I really miss those kind of racquets that Yonex used to make. This racquet is just superb -- I like a head heavy feeling, I even removed the replacement grip and added 9 grams of tungsten at 12 o'clock, but that's just me.
From: Anonymous, 8/16

Comments: I have used and changed to various racquets over the past few years. My racquet quest started with brands like Babolat, Wilson, Volkl, and Prince. My most recent racquet before my switch to Vcore Tour G 330 was the final edition of Wilson ProStaff 90. I wanted something that had more forgiving response than my Wilson stick. The specs and customer/TW reviews of this racquet was similar to what I was looking for. When I held this racquet for the first time, I felt I found the racquet that I wanted. However, it took me months before I got used to it as it was very string sensitive. I tried various named brand strings but the best combination that I found was Yonex Poly Tour Spin (blue) at 48 lbs and any multifilament at 46 lbs. Just wanted to post the tension hoping it might help someone out. But again that fits me, so try it out! With this string set up in this racquet, it is a must try for intermediate to advanced players wanting a stable, heavy racquet!
From: Alex, 6/16

Comments: I really loved playing with this racquet. At first I was a bit hesitant as the racquet didn't feel great in my hand. The grip doesn't offer much of a flair at the butt cap which I prefer; however, after the first hit, I could tell this racquet was a beast. I most enjoyed this racquet with serves and slice. Everything felt very controlled, especially groundstrokes as they had ample power with plenty of spin and control. The heftiness offered great plow through with very little vibration. Lastly, I did not find any issues with maneuverability. I typically use a heavier racquet and thought this one lived up to the true players frame that it is. I've recently played with the RF 97 Autograph as well and think they are both tremendous sticks.
From: Jeremy, 3/16

Comments: The Vcore Tour 330 is probably the best racquet on the market although I also love the RF97, Babolat Pure Strike Tour and Pro Kennex Redondo C98. This frame is super solid, has huge plow through, excellent spin, precise directional control and is forgiving too. I even think the grip shape is nearly perfect although I prefer a bit more flare at the buttcap. Nothing not to like about this frame to be honest. If you are used to light racquets it will feel heavy at first but you will get used to it after a few hits and then you'll wonder how you ever used a lightweight stick.
From: Chris, 1/16

Comments: This is a very nice racquet for me. The extra weight seems to me to be beneficial. The lighter racquets tend to fly a little resulting in a lack of control where as this seems to dictate the shot better for me.
From: Fred, 10/15

Comments: I tested the Yonex VCORE Tour G 330 for a full week. And I found my racquet! I am 31 years old and more of an average player, I always had a good looking and winning forehand with topspin and a lot of power, but a miserable two handed backhand, no net game and a medium flat serve. In the past, when I was 20, I played with the Prestige MP, then the Yonex RDX300 and RDX500 MP. I didn't played between 21-29 years old, then when I started, I used a Pure Drive again. I often play matches with friends and some fun tournaments. With maximum control now, I hit flat solid safe crosscourt shots with depth, something I always felt uncomfortable doing. And I feel the racquet has so much more for me -- it was just what I needed but never had. My game immediately developed in one week and completely changed for the better. Now it is all about being offensive and hitting shots to create pressure and winners, and all about pushing my opponent around. I always play with a inner smile now. Killer frame, killer topspin, maximum control in depth and angles, rock solid and 100% predictable. I can hit as hard as i can and it is solid over the net and in the court just where i want it to be. This stick is all about fun. It changed my mind set up. What a nice feeling -- I love it!
From: Orlando, 8/15

Comments: I don't do many reviews, but I felt I had to with this racquet. Hands down my favorite racquet I've hit with to date. I'm currently a D1 college player trying to crack the starting lineup in the competitive PAC12 conference, and I feel this racquet will get me there. The sweet spot is massive, and the weight takes the shock out of any string you play with. Highly recommend this racquet. Strung with Wilson NXT mains, Luxilon ALU Rough crosses.
From: Alex, 6/15

Comments: I switched to the TG330 about a month ago and I am extremely happy with the choice. I demo'd it based on almost identical spec's to my NCode 6.1 16x18. Amazingly it was a seamless transition. The TG330 does everything the NCode 6.1 does only a little better. Equal in power, better feel on touch shots, and as advertised, much more comfortable and solid. I play with a full bed of Blast at 51 lbs but I am testing it at 53 lbs and may ultimately wind up there or slightly higher. Slightly more control and spin and power still available. Just have to take bigger cuts. No upgrade by Wilson of the 6.1 has ever been satisfactory and I always came back to the NCode. The TG330 is exactly what i was looking for. Also, I used TW's racquet matching service -- easily worth $10 to match my two racquets.
From: Tom, 4/15

Comments: Definitely a must try racquet! I'm a 5.5 aggressive baseliner playing with a two handed backhand. I played several years with PS 85 and Prestige Classic 600 and Pro Tour 630. With age coming into play, I needed something more forgiving and easy to play with. Prestige Pro, PS95, Prince Rebel 95 were among several sticks I tried with some success, but nothing that felt me confortable with. Yonex surprised me with a very nice combination of control, forgiveness, power and arm friendly properties. It is important to say that it's a very string sensitive racquet. Took me a while until finding the best tension/string combination. Bought 4 and now I can relax on my search for a replacement to my old sticks.
From: Daniel, 4/15

Comments: I played the PB10 (with some lead in the hoop) for years and loved it, but wanted something with a bit more forgiveness. The TG330 has the most similar feel that I found to the PB10 of any racquet that gave me the power, control and mass I was looking for, but does swing slower and feels heavier than the PB10. For me it was a toss up between the TG330 and the Wilson RF97 Autograph. I went with the Wilson, but would have been happy with the TG330 as well. I suggest you demo it, and the TG310. I think you will like them a lot.
From: Rob, 3/15

Comments: I would be curious if anyone switched over from a Volkl Power Bridge 10 Mid and how this frame feels in comparison. How did the transition feel?
From: Reemus, 3/15

Comments: I'm a 5.5 level player. I played NCAA Division I tennis then went on to coach nationally and internationally ranked players. I hit a big ball with an attacking game. For seven years I have played with the Wilson N- Code 90 inch Federer stick. It's the same weight as the Yonex VCORE Tour G 330. Big difference is the weight distribution. This Yonex has all the weight in the head. I hit horribly with it. I was late on every single shot. Could not get the racquet head in the strike zone early enough. Caused me to shank every shot. Then I tried the Yonex VCORE Tour G 310. Wow, I loved that racquet much better. I strongly recommend the 310.
From: Juan Carlos, 11/14

Comments: Amazing stick. I have been searching for over a year for the right racquet. Loved the Pro Staff 90 and didn't get on with the new Fed RF97 because it's too powerful and has a much thicker beam and is really nothing like the 90. I also used the Pure Drive Roddick for a few years and wanted to find something in between -- something with a big sweetspot but a medium sized head, not 100, and also something with a thin beam so I can feel the ball but also something that feels crisp and not too soft. This stick nails it. It's slightly less head light than the Fed sticks but I like that, I think it gives me more control. I get tons of everything with this stick -- feel, pace and precision. Never tried Yonex before but this is the holy grail.
From: Louie, 10/14

Comments: Downside: That is a lot to swing, if you have single handed backhand, you will find it really hard to hit the ball at the right contact point. Kick serve lands a bit long till you find the rhythm. Upsides: flat serves are rockets, slice serves curve out big time. Forehands can be hit flat or with monster top spin. Backhand slices can stay low. Conclusion: a solid racquet for you if you are a good mover and can take the ball in front of you body with full swing.
From: Ali, 10/14

Comments: Update to my first posting from early September, as I have now acclimated myself to the racquet's characteristics and my favorable opinion is strengthened. Keeping my body relaxed and my mind alert the racquet does an amazing job. The characteristics of this racquet to me are stability and consistency. Flat strokes are easily executed, spin production is good but not as high as a Prince tour 16x18 that I played with yet this racquet will deliver a decisive blow easier and more consistently. With the ability to change from topspin to flat balls, both delivered in the heavy atmosphere, you can keep your opponent guessing which is an excellent psychological strategy. Serves are now much more powerful, again keeping your body relaxed is the key. Volley's are solid and I now take no notice of the racquets weight. I tried to play with gut but have found that a dead poly works the best. I string with Volkl Cyclone 17 at 50. I'm a middle-of-the-road 4.5 player. This is an awesome racquet!
From: Tyko, 9/14

Comments: I have hit with many frames in the past, but I think this one takes the cake. Great access to both power and spin, and my kick serve is a monster now. To be fair, however, it is a slightly bulkier racquet, and if you are unable to maneuver it, you will get demolished by an offensive player. Once the racquet gets moving, though, expect a solid and spin-laden shot.
From: Sam, 9/14

Comments: Very nice, well made racquet that seems to handle everything quite well from groundstrokes to scooping balls with a flick of the wrist serving and volley are effortless with a beautiful stable response and feel no twisting outside the sweet spot which is very large. A nice, comfortable, stable, beautiful feel for a racquet in a similar manner as gut is for strings. Please don't expect that this is an easy racquet to use, but work has its rewards and this racquet can give you many.
From: Gustave, 9/14

Comments: Just got done hitting with this frame for the first time. I have been playing with Prince Rebel 2009 frame which is similar in weight and balance. I didn't find this frame "clubby" and was able to maneuver this racquet adequately. Yes it is a heavy frame which will have its pros and cons and you pay a price for being sloppy in swing execution. As with any racquet keep your eye on the ball and follow through -- it is slightly tougher to execute your strokes with a heavier racquet. The reward is a heavy ball. I really enjoyed the feel of this racquet and I truly felt all shots could be executed with this and executed well. Scooping the ball was surprisingly easy and could be redirected back with ease. Early preparation with a relaxed swing is amazingly effective yet I find it difficult to remember. I always catch myself tightening up. C'est la vie -- perhaps in a few years I will remember there is an easier way. I am a middle of the road 4.5 player. Racquet was strung with Volkl Cyclone at 50 lbs.
From: Tyko, 9/14

Comments: This racquet is a beast. tons of feel with that plow through sensation. It swings easy for its weight so don't let the video review fool you. I feel it's easier to swing than the 6.1 95. This racquet can stand up to heavy balls with ease and you will always feel connected to the shot you are hitting. For the serious player, this is a must try. Definitely happy I switched to this wonderful frame. I tried all the big names and this stick just feels like it's quality. Unlike a Babolat, which to me feels quite cheap.
From: Alex, 7/14

Comments: I have been playing with this racquet for over a month now. Love a lot of things about it. Switched from Wilson PS 85, hard to surpass the legend in all departments, but this one is pretty close. I was getting a bit frustrated during matches while playing solid player with PS 85, it was hard for me to use "bailout" shots on the run with PS 85. But I love this racquet for those, to keep me in points. Love to use the slice with this one. Its not perfect but overall I like it a lot. I had to use it for sometime to get used it though. Still debating if I should get another one or not. PS 85 is still in my bag.
From: SD, 6/14

Comments: I have to say that this racquet is under-rated. It's not sluggish at all and at 5'10, 167lbs, 32 years old, I'm no hulk. The G330 is like if they crossed a Wilson PS 6.0 85 and Babolat Pure Drive together. It's buttery, whippy, and very solid on touch like the PS 6.0 85. It can generate spin and yet be maneuverable like the Pure Drive. I've tried the Yonex Ai98 and Ai100 -- to me both of these racquets lack solid-ness that the G330 delivers. The Ai98 hits more flat balls and the Ai100 had too much power, felt tinny, and to me, seemed to lack identity. It wants to try very hard to be an AeroPro Drive. If you are a person who can generate your own power than the G330 is full of this potential. On serves, the G330 hits flat bombs. It is easy to hit kick and slice serves. My serves improved with this racquet, tremendously. This is a racquet that makes you feel confident. Replacing the stock overgrip with a TW leather grip adds more to the feel, and it also brings down the swing weight if it's too head heavy for you. I have mine strung with Volkl Cylcone 17 at 55 lbs -- which to me is just right. You have to demo this stick - - it's really sadly under-rated.
From: Chuonfood, 6/14

Comments: My VCore Tour G 330 arrive today after a weekend of anticipation. It is strung with Babolat VS in the mains and hurricane in the crosses at 60 lbs. I replaced the grip to leather and a wilson pro overgrip. My initial reaction as compared to my current RDS 002 tour was that it looked and felt like a more solid racquet. The frame design and added cross string make the string bed look a bit tighter as well. Also, the matte finish and overall look seem more appealing. Unfortunately all of my teammates weren't around to hit so I had to take to the courts and see who was out there. I ended up hitting with a few older guys that were just blocking my shots back. I noticed that the racquet felt like it had much more mass than my RDS 002 Tour even though on a scale they both weigh 12.8oz with everything on them. The string bed felt really tight with little embedding and I really noticed the flex of the upper hoop. It felt far more stable on off center hits. Also, I was generating serious topspin without much effort. I expected to be hitting through the ball a bit more but it could be because the stringbed hasn't loosened up yet. On serves I felt that it will take some getting used to the flex as compared to the 002.It felt harder to generate racquet speed on the serves than what I'm used to. I noticed that the racquet is built to drive the slice shots. Slice forehands and backhands were effortless and had great depth and spin. My one handed backhand also felt comfortable with lots of topspin. Overall it will take an adjustment period to fully get the benefits from this frame. The topspin was the biggest surprise for me during the play test. I know that it has the mass to hit the ball flatter but I wasn't able to tune into the flatter shots yet. I am not one to switch around often and am only trying this frame because the 002 tour isn't in production anymore. I do feel that this is a frame that I can grow with as a tennis player without needing anything else. Also, I am open to suggestions for strings.
From: Trevor, 4/14

Comments: Knowing that Yonex's base grips are thin, I ordered a size down. I put a TW leather grip 1.3 mm and Yonex Super Grab grip on it. I strung it up with Gosen's AK Pro 17 CX at 55 lbs. Total: 352 grams. Coming from a Yonex VCore Tour 89 (VCT89) and before that a Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200 Tour (200T), I didn't think the weight would be an issue. And it wasn't. The VCore Tour G 330 swings lighter than previous racquets mentioned. Based on day 1: upsides: controllable power, very good spin and slice, very stable, more manoeuvrable than expected, nice matt finish. Downsides: none, so far. When compared to the VCT89: more plow through, little more flex, much more topspin, less jarring on mishits/more comfortable.
From: Jevon, 4/14

Comments: I have been using a weighted up Pro Staff 90 and tried this VCORE and absolutely loved this racquet! I did add a little weight simply because it is what I'm used to but even without, this racquet is amazing! I hit a lot of spin but I've never hit spin like this before. It feels stable and secure without being dead. More power than my Pro Staff but not so much that it cannot be controlled. I never thought I would switch away from the 90 but I am making the switch for sure.
From: Connor, 4/14

Comments: Effortless transition from a Wilson 90 and Volk PB 93. It combines some of the best qualities of a 90/93/98 square inch frame into one racquet for me.
From: Piet, 4/14

Comments: Extremely easy to play aggressive with it. It feels lighter than 330 grams but is very stable from everywhere on the court especially net. Spin and depth are pretty easy and the feel is very comfortable (even the stiffest of polys will feel fine). Great racquet.
From: Jack, 3/14

Comments: Very soft racquet but rock solid at the net. Topspin and slice are effortless. A bit less power, but with the right tension and strings, you can perfect it. It is worth the switch for those who want to move on from their 90 and 95 square inch racquets.
From: Jaquan, 3/14

Comments: Just got off the court after trying a demo. I usually play with the VCore Tour 97 330g with a full bed of RPM Blast, Volkl Cyclone, or MSV Focus Hex, so I thought using a demo strung with Wilson NXT would require some adjustment. It did not. Right off the bat the racquet was very familiar in my hand. Like advertised, hits felt softer and more comfortable with the Tour G. This was emphasized also with the multifilament string job. The racquet also felt lighter, with less mass, and therefore the plow through sensation was less prominent. Nevertheless, the racquet still felt solid hitting against pace, and the increased flexibility made off center hits less jarring, and achieving depth and spin was easy. Backhand slices, like with the VCore Tour 97 were absolutely filthy with this stick. I felt I had to work a touch harder to achieve my usual pace on flat serves, but slice and kick serves seemed to have more bite. The VCore Tour G was also solid at the net. The headlight feel made it easy to move at the net, with enough mass to stick volleys with pace and depth. This racquet, is as advertised. If you love your VCore Tour 97 330g, it should be an easy, seamless transition to the VCore Tour G. I'm looking forward to playing with this with my usual string set up and proper grip size. I felt like the grip runs a full size big, so order one size down.
From: Jimmy, 3/14

Comments: Tested this at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian wells and I must say it is a very soft on the arm- racquet. It has tons of spin and power but with control. Very nice. The 97 square inch face is very forgiving, and backhand slices can kill!
From: Jaq, 3/14

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