Below is some general information on these rackets including their brand, version, composition, and colors.
|General info||PD||Vcore 100|
|Composition:||Graphite||2G-Namd FlexForce/H.M. Graphite|
|Color(s):||Blue||Red, Blue, and Black|
Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the Pure Drive and Vcore 100 tennis rackets.
Main Differences: The Vcore 100 has a slightly heavier strung weight (320g vs 318g), a slightly heavier swing weight (322g vs 320g), a lower stiffness rating (65 vs 71), and a thicker beam width (25.3mm / 25.3mm / 22mm vs 23mm / 26mm / 23mm)
Similarities: Both rackets have the same head size (645 sq cm), racket length (68.58cm), string pattern (16 x 19), and balance (33.02cm HL).
|Racket Specs:||PD||Vcore 100||% Difference|
|Head Size (sq cm)||645||645||0.00%|
|Head Size (sq in)||100||100||0.00%|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 19||–|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL||–|
|Strung Balance (cm)||33.02||33.02||0.00%|
|Strung Balance (pts)||4||4||0.00%|
|Strung Weight (grams)||318||320||0.63%|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||11.2||11.3||0.89%|
|Unstrung Weight (grams)||300||300||0.00%|
|Unstrung Weight (ounces)||10.58||10.58||0.00%|
|Beam Width (mm)||23 / 26 / 23||25.3 / 25.3 / 22||3-10%|
1 Head Light or Head Heavy
Pros and Cons
Below are what I think are the main pros and cons of these two tennis rackets.
|Pros:||Good mix of power, control, and spin, a generous sweet spot, and easy power on serves||Spin-friendly frame with good power|
|Cons:||Relatively high stiffness rating||Less control than other Yonex rackets like the Ezone 98|
Head to Head
Below are my recommendations in terms of which racket is better in terms of Power, Control, Spin, and Arm Friendliness.
Below are our recommendations for recreational players at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
|Player Level||PD||Vcore 100|