Yonex Vcore 98 vs 100

The Vcore 98 and Vcore 100 are two of Yonex’s most spin friendly tennis rackets and in this article, I will look at their specs to see how they compare to each other.

Yonex Vcore 98 vs 100

Vcore 98 vs 100

Rackets Specs Comparison

Main Differences: The Vcore 98 has a smaller head size (98in vs 100in), a slightly higher strung weight (11.4oz vs 11.3oz), a lower swing weight (318 vs 322), a more Head Light (or “HL”) balance (6 pts HL vs 4 pts HL), a lower frame stiffness rating (62 vs 65), and a thinner beam width (23mm / 23mm / 21mm vs 25.3mm / 25.3mm / 22mm).

Similarities: Both rackets have the same racket length (27in), and string pattern (16 x 19).

Year Released:20232023
Design:Yonex Vcore 2023Yonex Vcore 2023
Head Size:98in100in
Strung Weight:323g (11.4oz)320g (11.3oz)
Unstrung Weight:305g (10.8oz)300g (10.6oz)
Swing weight:318322
Balance:6 pts HL4 pts HL
TW Stiffness Rating:6265
Power:Low to MediumMedium
Player Level:Intermediate-AdvancedIntermediate-Advanced
Beam Width:23mm / 23mm / 21mm25.3mm / 25.3mm / 22mm
Colors:Tango RedTango Red
String Pattern:16 x 1916 x 19
Main Skips:7T,9T,8H7T,9T,8H
Grip Type:Yonex SyntheticYonex Synthetic
String Tension:45-60lbs45-60lbs

Head to Head

The Vcore 100 is the better option in terms of power and spin, with the Vcore 98 being the better option if you want more control and a lower frame stiffness rating.

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Player Recommendations

Both rackets are best used by intermediate to advanced tennis players, with 100 probably being the better option for intermediate players and the 98 the better option for advanced players.

I wouldn’t recommend these rackets to beginners, as I think there are a lot of better options out there.

Player Level98100

Pro Player Endorsements

The Vcore 98 is endorsed by the American Tommy Paul, while the Vcore 100 is endorsed by Caroline Garcia, Elena Rybakina, and Donna Vekic.

Where can you buy these tennis rackets?

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