Yonex Ezone 100 vs Babolat Pure Aero

The Yonex Ezone 100 and Babolat Pure Aero are both popular rackets that will suit a wide range of intermediate to advanced tennis players.

In this article, I will look at the specs of both rackets to see how they compare to each other.

Yonex Ezone 100 vs Babolat Pure Aero

Ezone 100 vs Pure Aero Comparison

For the below comparison, I have used the 2022 version of the Ezone 100 and the 2023 version of the Pure Aero (or “PA”).

Racket Specs

Main Differences: The Ezone 100 has a slightly lower swing weight (317 vs 322), a higher frame stiffness rating (67 vs 65), and a thicker beam width (23.8mm / 26.5mm / 22.5mm vs 23mm / 26mm / 23mm).

Similarities: Both rackets have the same head size (100in), racket length (27in), strung Weight (11.2oz), unstrung weight (10.6oz), balance point (4 pts HL), and string pattern (16 x 20).

Specs:Ezone 100Pure Aero
Year Released:20222023
Design:Yonex Ezone 100Babolat Pure Aero 2023
Head Size:100in100in
Strung Weight:318g (11.2oz)318g (11.2oz)
Unstrung Weight:300g (10.6oz)300g (10.6oz)
Swing weight:317322
Balance:4 pts HL*4 pts HL*
TW Stiffness Rating:6765
Power:Low to MediumLow to Medium
Player Level:Intermediate to AdvancedIntermediate to Advanced
Beam Width:23.8mm / 26.5mm / 22.5mm23mm / 26mm / 23mm
Colors:Blue and BlackYellow and Black
String Pattern:16 x 1916 x 19
Main Skips:7T,9T,8H8T,8H
Grip Type:Yonex Synthetic GripBabolat Syntec Pro Grip
String Tension:45-60lbs50-59lbs

*HL=Head Light

Pros and Cons

The Ezone 100 is very maneuverable and gives you good power but is a relatively stiff frame so may not suit you if you have had arm or elbow issues in the past.

The PA has a nice design and offers players good spin, and maneuverability but the main con is that some beginner to intermediate players may find the racket too low powered.

Head to Head

The Ezone 100 is best for power, with the PA winning in terms of control, spin, and arm friendliness.

However, the difference between the two rackets isn’t huge as they both have very similar specs.

H2HEzone 100PA
PowerWinner Grey
SpinWinner Grey
Arm FriendlinessWinner

Player Recommendations

These rackets are best used by intermediate to advanced players as I think they are too heavy and unforgiving for most beginners to play with.

If you are a beginner, then you will be better off going with the Yonex Ezone 100L, the Babolat Pure Drive Lite, or the PA Lite.

Player LevelEzone 100PA

Pro Player Endorsements

Babolat’s Pure Aero tennis rackets are endorsed by several top players on the ATP and WTA tours including Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, and Leylah Fernandez.

Yonex’s Ezone 100 is currently endorsed by Belinda Bencic, Casper Ruud, and Sorana Cirstea.

Where can you buy these rackets?

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