Babolat Pure Drive vs Yonex VCORE 100

In this article, I will look at the racket specs of the Yonex Vcore 100 and Babolat Pure Drive (or “PD”) to see how these two rackets compare to each other.

Babolat Pure Drive vs Yonex VCORE 100

General Info

Below is some general information on these rackets including their brand, version, composition, and colors.

General infoPDVcore 100
Composition:Graphite2G-Namd FlexForce/H.M. Graphite
Color(s):BlueRed, Blue, and Black

Racket Specs

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:PDVcore 100
Head Size (sq cm)645cm645cm
Head Size (sq in)100in100in
Length (cm)68.58cm68.58cm
Length (in)27in27in
String Pattern16 x 1916 x 19
Strung Balance (cm)33.02cm33.02cm
Strung Balance (pts)4 pts HL4 pts HL
Strung Weight (grams)318g320g
Strung Weight (ounces)11.2oz11.3oz
Swing Weight320322
Unstrung Weight (grams)300g300g
Unstrung Weight (ounces)10.58oz10.58oz
Frame Stiffness7165
Beam Width (mm)23mm / 26mm / 23mm25.3mm / 25.3mm / 22mm

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.

Racket:PDVcore 100
Pros:Good mix of power, control, and spin, a generous sweet spot, and easy power on servesSpin-friendly frame with good power
Cons:Relatively high stiffness ratingLess 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.

H2HPDVcore 100
PowerWinner Grey
SpinWinner Grey
Arm FriendlinessWinner

Player Recommendations

Below are our recommendations for recreational players at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Player LevelPDVcore 100

Pro Player Endorsements

The Vcore 100 Is currently endorsed by Caroline Garcia, Elena Rybakina, and Donna Vekic, while the Pure Drive is endorsed by Karolina Pliskova, Fabio Fognini, Sofia Kenin, and Garbine Muguruza.

Where can you buy these rackets?

The rackets are for sale in most good online tennis shops and through the Yonex and Babolat websites.