ERSA Pro Stringer Issue 5 - 2018 prostringer5-18 web - Page 8 NEW PRODUCTS THE NEW YONEX VCORE SERIES THE HIGHEST SPIN-PRODUCING RACQUET IN YONEX HISTORY Yonex will launch the New VCORE in early September. The game of tennis is evolving rapidly, and today’s play- ers need to be able to hit penetrating, high-trajectory spin balls in order to turn defense into offense. To further build on the success of Denis Shapovalov and Caroline Garcia’s VCORE SV racquet, Yonex developed new tech- nology and key upgrades for the VCORE with the “Aero Trench,” “LINER TECH,” and an improved and even more spin-friendly, aerodynamic frame. By researching top athletes’ play, Yonex developed a unique swing analysis system to identify ways in which to maximize spin potential. Employed in key areas of the racquet, enhanced Aero Fins and the new Aero Trench combine to produce a fast, aerodynamic racquet, allowing for easy access to incredible spin. Further adding to the new VCORE’s spin potential, exclusive Liner Tech grommets elongate the outer mains to promote string movement and snapback, allowing players to apply even more spin to the ball. Yonex also incorporated Namd* graphite into the throat of the new VCORE, providing more torque and flex for added spin potential. Denis Shapovalov, the ATP 2017 “Star of Tomorrow” and youngest player in the Top 25**, will debut the new VCORE at the Washington Open. World. No.6** Caroline Garcia and two-time U.S. Men’s Clay Court champion Steve Johnson will also begin competing with the new VCORE racquet this summer. *Namd is a technology developed by Nitta Corporation to “uniformly disperse carbon nanotubes into carbon fiber composites.” **Per rankings as of June 24, 2018. Accelerating Head Speed New Aero Trench Technology and Upgraded Aero Fins To achieve faster head speeds for increased spin potential, the new Aero Trench reduces drag by uniquely hiding the grommets located at the top of the racquet frame. Aerodynamic fins that were featured in the VCORE SV have also been upgraded and positioned towards the bottom of the VCORE’s frame. The new Aero Fins are strategically carved out sections that allow for improved maneuverability. cont. p.10 8 ERSA PRO STRINGER // ISSUE 4-2018