Yonex Ezone 100 vs Babolat Pure Drive

The Yonex Ezone 100 and the Babolat Pure Drive are two rackets that offer a good mix of power, control, and spin for intermediate to advanced tennis players.

The Yonex Ezone 100 is endorsed by tennis pros Belinda Bencic, Sorana Cirstea, and Casper Ruud, while the Babolat Pure Drive is endorsed by Fabio Fognini, Karolina Pliskova, and Garbine Muguruza.

Both of these tennis rackets have very similar racket specs, so this article will look at what differentiates these two rackets so you can get a better idea as to which racket will suit you better.

Yonex Ezone 100 vs Babolat Pure Drive

Differences Between the Yonex Ezone 100 and the Babolat Pure Drive

For this racket comparison, I used the 2022 Version of the Yonex Ezone 100 and the 2021 Version of the Babolat Pure Drive.

Racket Specs – Yonex Ezone 100 vs Babolat Pure Drive

Racket SpecsYonex Ezone 100Babolat Pure Drive
Racket Version:20222021
Tennis Racket:Yonex Ezone 100Babolat Pure Drive
Head Size:100in100in
Racket Length:27in27in
Strung Weight:318g (11.2 oz)318g (11.2 oz)
Swing Weight:317g320g
Balance:4 Pts HL4 pts HL
Stiffness:6771
Power:Low to MediumLow to Medium
Beam Width:23.8mm / 26.5mm / 22.5mm23mm / 26mm / 23mm
Composition:GraphiteGraphite
Racket Colors:Blue and BlackBlue and Black
String Pattern:16×1916×19
Grip Type:Yonex Synthetic GripBabolat Syntec Pro Grip

Both the Ezone 100 and the Pure Drive have the same racket head size (100in), Racket Length (27in), Strung Weight 318g (11.2 oz), Balance (4 Pts HL), and String Pattern (16×19).

In terms of differences, the Pure Drive has a slightly heavier swing weight at 320g but the Ezone 100 is only 3g lighter so you are not going to feel a huge difference.

The Pure Drive is also the stiffer of the two rackets so the Ezone 100 is likely to be more arm-friendly of the two rackets.

In terms of their beam width, the Ezone 100 has a slightly thicker beam so it will be easier to generate power with the Yonex Ezone 100 when compared with the Babolat Pure Drive.

Recommendations

In my opinion, both of these tennis rackets are not suited for beginners as they are too heavy and don’t provide a ton of power.

Beginners would be better off going for a tennis racket with a bigger head size and a lighter weight like the Yonex Ezone 105 or the Babolat Pure Drive 107.

However, if you are more of an intermediate to advanced player then the Ezone 100 and Pure Drive can be good options for you.

As both tennis rackets have very similar specs, so you are;t going to feel a huge difference playing with either of these two rackets but I would give a slight edge to the Ezone 100 as it gives you a little more help in terms of power and is less stiff racket than the Pure Drive.

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed our article comparing the Yonex Ezone 100 vs Babolat Pure Drive.

If you did then you may also enjoy our articles comparing the Wilson Clash 100 vs Head Speed MP and the Wilson Blade 98 vs Head Gravity Pro.