Introducing the VCORE PRO 97D! Like the previous version (VCORE PRO 97HD), this racquet’s 18x20 string pattern and 97 square inch head give it the control and feel that advanced player’s crave. For 2021, Yonex tweaks the shaft geometry to help the racquet bend more effectively during impact. They’ve also added a slightly thicker beam for extra pop while keeping the buttery feedback that defined the previous model. Under the hood, Yonex adds 2G-NAMD (Flex Force) to the graphite layup. This is designed to help the frame snapback more effectively during impact. Other material updates include Flex Fuse which utilizes a soft polymer in the layup for added comfort. Yonex's signature technology remains the ISOMETRIC head shape, which creates a larger sweetspot and more forgiving feel. As with the previous generation, this update includes VDM (Vibration Dampening Mesh), a handle technology used to reduce harsh impact vibrations. On the courts, this stick feels surgical from the baseline, and the touch at net is outstanding. There’s also enough mass to comfortably redirect higher levels of pace, making this ideal against big hitters. Ultimately, the 97D is an obvious option for the experienced player who wants a stable racquet with impressive levels of control and feel.