Yonex updates the VCORE 98 with a slightly different mold and a host of spin-friendly technologies. Named the VCORE SV 98, this light and speedy player’s racquet is ideal for intermediate and advanced ball strikers. New to this version is the SV Frame design, which combines a flexible carbon material in the upper hoop (Nanometric XT) with a more aerodynamic beam shape in the lower region of the racquet. Taken together, these features are designed to increase both dwell time and rotational torque (see easier spin). For the SV racquet line Yonex introduces its New Aero Fin system, which features air resistant grooves on the inner and outer part of the upper hoop to enable higher stroke speeds (see easier pace and spin). On groundstrokes this stick is weighted to move fast while still providing a decent level of stability. Factor in the Isometric head shape and the result is a roomier, more generous feel than is typically found with a conventional 98 square inch head. Players who like to attack the ball and force the action will have the needed control for driving the ball powerfully through the court. The relatively open 16×20 string pattern and speedy feel deliver easy access to spin/ The head light balance is also ideal for those who like to move forward and react quickly at net. Like the previous generation of VCORE Si racquets, the SV line delivers the same fast handling and crisp precision. Players looking for a speedy player’s racquet with great spin potential and controllable power should give the SV 98 a test drive.