Babolat Pure Aero vs Yonex Vcore 100

The Babolat Pure Aero and Yonex Vcore 100 are solid all-round tennis rackets that will suit a wide range of players from intermediate to advanced levels.

The Pure Aero is one of the most well know rackets on the market as it is endorsed by the King of Clay Rafael Nadal as well as other top pros such as Felix Auger-Aliassime and Leylah Fernandez.

The Vcore 100 is currently endorsed by Eugenie Bouchard, Caroline Garcia, and three-time grand slam title winner Angelique Kerber.

Babolat Pure Aero vs Yonex Vcore 100

Babolat Pure Aero vs Yonex Vcore 100

To see what were the main differences between the Yonex Vcore 100 (or “V100”) and Babolat Pure Aero (or “PA”), I looked at the racket specs of both frames and summarised the differences below.

Racket Specs

SpecsPure AeroVcore 100
Version:20232021
Design:Babolat Pure Aero 2023Yonex Vcore 100
Head Size:100in100in
Length:27in27in
Strung Weight:318g (11.2oz)320g (11.3oz)
Balance:4pts HL4pts HL
Swingweight:322g324g
Frame Stiffness:6566
Beam Width:23mm / 26mm / 23mm24mm / 25mm / 22mm
Composition:GraphiteHM Graphite
Colors:White, Yellow, and BlackTango Red
String Pattern:16 Mains * 19 Crosses16 Mains * 19 Crosses

After completing this comparison I was surprised by just how similar these two rackets were in terms of specs, as both rackets have the exact same head size (100in), length (27in), balance (4pts HL), and String Pattern (16×19).

They also have very similar strung and swing weights with the PA having a strung and swing weight that is just 2 grams lighter than the V100.

They also have very similar stiffness ratings at 65 for the PA and 66 for the V100.

The biggest difference between these two tennis rackets is their beam widths with the V100 having a 24mm / 25mm / 22mm beam width while the PA has a 23mm / 26mm / 23mm beam width, which means you will get a little more help in terms of power from the V100 when compared with the PA.

FAQ

Are they good for beginners?

I wouldn’t recommend the V100 or PA to beginners as I think they are too heavy for most beginners and are better suited to intermediate or advanced players.

Are they good for one handed backhand Players?

You definitely can make the V100 and PA work with a one handed backhand but I think there are more friendly one handed backhand tennis rackets out there e.g. Wilson Blade 98 or Clash 98.

Which Tennis Racket is more Arm Friendly?

Neither of these tennis rackets would be considered to be arm friendly.

Are they stiff tennis rackets?

Yes, they are both relatively stiff rackets with a stiffness rating of 66 and 65.

What Tennis Pros endorse them?

The PA is endorsed by the following tennis pros on the ATP and WTA Tours: Rafael Nadal, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Jennifer Brady, Danielle Collins, Leylah Fernandez, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, and Elise Mertens, while the V100 is endorsed by Eugenie Bouchard, Caroline Garcia, and Angelique Kerber.

Are they Head Light or Head Heavy?

They are both Head Light Rackets with a balance of 4pts HL when strung.

Which is the better all round racket?

Although both rackets are very similar, I would just give the edge to the V100 as I felt like you got a little bit more control with this racket.