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 Babolat Pure Aero is one of the most well know tennis 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 Yonex 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 Babolat Pure Aero and Yonex Vcore 100, I looked at the racket specs of both rackets and summarised the differences below.

Racket Specs

Racket SpecsBabolat Pure AeroYonex Vcore 100
Version:20212021
Picture:Babolat Pure AeroYonex Vcore 100
Head Size:100in100in
Length:27in27in
Strung Weight:318g (11.2oz)320g (11.3oz)
Balance:4pts HL4pts HL
Swingweight:324g324g
Stiffness:67 RA66 RA
Beam Width:23mm / 26mm / 23mm24mm / 25mm / 22mm
Composition:GraphiteHM Graphite
Racket Colours:Yellow and BlackTango Red
String Pattern:16 Mains * 19 Crosses16 Mains * 19 Crosses
String Tension Range:22-27kg / 50-59lbs22-27kg / 50-59lbs

After completing this comparison I was surprised by just how similar these two tennis rackets were in terms of specs, as both rackets have the same head size, racket length, swing weight, balance, and String Pattern.

They have very similar strung weights with the Pure Aero having a strung weight that is just 2g lighter than the Vcore 100.

They also have very similar stiffness ratings at 67 for the Pure Aero and 66 for the Vcore 100.

The biggest difference between these two rackets is their beam widths with the Vcore 100 having a thinner beam when compared with the Pure Aero.

Babolat Pure Aero vs Yonex Vcore 100 FAQ

Is the Yonex Vcore 100 Good for Beginners?

I wouldn’t recommend the Yonex Vcore 100 to beginners as I think the racket is too heavy for most beginners and is better suited to intermediate or advanced tennis players.

Is the Yonex Vcore 100 Good for One Handed Backhand Players?

You definitely can make the Yonex Vcore 100 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.

Is the Yonex Vcore 100 a Stiff Tennis Racket?

Yes, the Yonex Vcore 100 is a relatively stiff racket with a stiffness rating of 66.

What Tennis Pros use the Babolat Pure Aero and Yonex Vcore 100?

The Babolat Pure Aero 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 Yonex Vcore 100 is endorsed by Eugenie Bouchard, Caroline Garcia, and Angelique Kerber.

Is the Vcore 100 Head Light or Head Heavy?

Both the Pure Aero and Vcore 100 are 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 Yonex Vcore 100 as I felt like you got a little bit more control with this racket.