Difference between EZONE 100 (2020) and VCORE 100 ?

gazz1

Semi-Pro
What’s the difference between the new EZONE 100 and the VCORE 100?

They appear to have very similar specs.
 

gazz1

Semi-Pro
Any idea of comfort, control, spin, power.

Based on the pure drive / aero analogy I’m guessing:

Power - similar
Spin - VCORE
Control - Ezone - slightly tighter string pattern?
Comfort - VCORE (although I’ve hear the Ezone is probably better?)

Any thoughts on the above?
 

TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
I demoed them both and found them both to be very nice racquets. All things considered, they’re both almost equal. The VCore was just a little too stiff for my taste.
 

Babolix

Rookie
The thing : Vcore 100 is thinner and more manouvrable so seems to be easier but...

Vcore is stiff and brings a lot of vibrations. It's too spinny so hard to have clean winners without bombing.
Ezone has a clean sound, no vibes and VDM does the job, the spin is there without being too much so winners are more efficient and slice are soooooo good.

Both are good on serve.

For me, Ezone brings more points.
 

ArliHawk

Hall of Fame
Any idea of comfort, control, spin, power.

Based on the pure drive / aero analogy I’m guessing:

Power - similar
Spin - VCORE
Control - Ezone - slightly tighter string pattern?
Comfort - VCORE (although I’ve hear the Ezone is probably better?)

Any thoughts on the above?
I’ve played both and had a little arm trouble with the vcore 100. Moved over to the Ezone 100 and have not had any issues. The vcore feels a little more raw while he Ezone feels a little more plush, even though they have the same stiffness rating. Think it might be the vdm in the ezone. The vcore has more spin, but the Ezone has plenty of it. volleys feel more stable with the Ezone.
 

A_Instead

Hall of Fame
Having tried all three...I liked the VCore Pro 100 the best..most control and feel preference..not quite the spin and power of the other two...but fixed that with a textured string at 40lbs..
 

Babolix

Rookie
Have tried the 3, feel is the best with the Vcore pro yes, but no string will bring the amount of spin you naturaly have with a Vcore as its launch angle is really higher.
Ezone is middle of the road, so I would go for it if you're afraid of too much in a sense or another.
 

ArliHawk

Hall of Fame
Ezone 100 is a great stick. Better than the previous Ezone 100. Like the Vcore 100 but it can feel a little brassy at times.
 

Doublebounce

Professional
Looking for a little further insight/advice on these two....interested in migrating from my Pure Aero 2016 to one of these frames.

I’m looking for a bit more control and denser string spacing in a 16x19 tweener. I like the overall performance of the Pure Aero, but can be too powerful when the strings loosen up and getting tired of breaking strings often due to the open spacing. I guess my main points for each racquet are:

Ezone 100: is the feel too muted compared to my current racquet? I dislike muted racquets, especially the graphene touch and countervail tech, and am accustomed to a clean,crisp feeling at contact with Babolats. I liked the crispness of the previous generation but read these have gone back to being muted.
Vcore100: Is the string spacing too open? How is it compared to the Pure Aero? I’ve heard this racquet is crisp and is very similar to PA but gives a little more directional control (what I’m looking for), but have seen pics and worried the string spacing is too open.

I recently hit with the Beast 100 and loved it but saw it was discontinued. Also tried the new Pure Aero but same string spacing and it felt like a board. Head Speed 360+ MP felt like a toy and had a loopy launch angle. Set on one of the two Yonex racquets above though so trying to give more insight into racquets I’ve liked and disliked recently.
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
Any idea of comfort, control, spin, power.

Based on the pure drive / aero analogy I’m guessing:

Power - similar
Spin - VCORE
Control - Ezone - slightly tighter string pattern?
Comfort - VCORE (although I’ve hear the Ezone is probably better?)

Any thoughts on the above?
I have the Ezone 100 and owned the new Vcore 98. In the past the Vcore xi98 was my main racquet so I bought the new one expecting similar feel and play. It was not the case.

Power - I‘d give the nod to the Vcore 100. The Vcore 98 has a lot of power but it’s launch and tough to control.
Spin - Vcore, but Ezone has a ton of spin as well and it’s more “focused” if I had to define the difference.
Control - Ezone by a large margin
Comfort - Ezone again by a substantial margin for me.

Sorry its the 98, but I think it should be close enough in comparing the 2.
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
Looking for a little further insight/advice on these two....interested in migrating from my Pure Aero 2016 to one of these frames.

I’m looking for a bit more control and denser string spacing in a 16x19 tweener. I like the overall performance of the Pure Aero, but can be too powerful when the strings loosen up and getting tired of breaking strings often due to the open spacing. I guess my main points for each racquet are:

Ezone 100: is the feel too muted compared to my current racquet? I dislike muted racquets, especially the graphene touch and countervail tech, and am accustomed to a clean,crisp feeling at contact with Babolats. I liked the crispness of the previous generation but read these have gone back to being muted.
Vcore100: Is the string spacing too open? How is it compared to the Pure Aero? I’ve heard this racquet is crisp and is very similar to PA but gives a little more directional control (what I’m looking for), but have seen pics and worried the string spacing is too open.

I recently hit with the Beast 100 and loved it but saw it was discontinued. Also tried the new Pure Aero but same string spacing and it felt like a board. Head Speed 360+ MP felt like a toy and had a loopy launch angle. Set on one of the two Yonex racquets above though so trying to give more insight into racquets I’ve liked and disliked recently.
The Ezone is imo not too muted. I am coming from the Pure Strike v3, Blade v7 and Pure drive 2. I would consider those all to be muted frames compared to the Ezone 100.

I like a crisp feel, but I suspect that will depend on what strings you use. I get that feel in the Ezone using Silver 7 Tour right now. I will try a few more strings in it, but if you like crisp, but comfortable I can recommend this setup.
 

Doublebounce

Professional
The Ezone is imo not too muted. I am coming from the Pure Strike v3, Blade v7 and Pure drive 2. I would consider those all to be muted frames compared to the Ezone 100.

I like a crisp feel, but I suspect that will depend on what strings you use. I get that feel in the Ezone using Silver 7 Tour right now. I will try a few more strings in it, but if you like crisp, but comfortable I can recommend this setup.
Thanks for the help. Typically use Cyclone or Hyper G for reference but would be open to trying a “crisper” copoly if it would make the racquet feel less muted.
 

Doublebounce

Professional
you will like s7t in this frame. Im fairly confident. Its not an expensive string to try.
Thanks for the recommendation. I like that it’s in the same price range as Cyclone, my go-to. How would you compare the spin potential/stiffness? I typically try not to go over a 200 stiffness rating based on the TW Lab. I know ratings aren’t always indicative of how a string feels but S7t 16g is at 238 compared to Cyclone at 197.

Based on what you said about the racquets, I’m leaning towards the Ezone 100 as the Vcore 100 sounds like it may have a lot of the same downsides I’m experiencing with the PA (wide string spacing and can tend to launch). Really missing the combo of control and spin from my old APDs and thinking the Ezone may be the most comparable due to the tighter 16x19...
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
Thanks for the recommendation. I like that it’s in the same price range as Cyclone, my go-to. How would you compare the spin potential/stiffness? I typically try not to go over a 200 stiffness rating based on the TW Lab. I know ratings aren’t always indicative of how a string feels but S7t 16g is at 238 compared to Cyclone at 197.

Based on what you said about the racquets, I’m leaning towards the Ezone 100 as the Vcore 100 sounds like it may have a lot of the same downsides I’m experiencing with the PA (wide string spacing and can tend to launch). Really missing the combo of control and spin from my old APDs and thinking the Ezone may be the most comparable due to the tighter 16x19...
I never look at the TW stiffness ratings because they dont seem to correlate to real life for me. S7T is crisp and stiffer, but not uncomfortable for me at all in the 100. It accents the frame very well. I have had no arm pain from it.

The Ezone has exceptional control for being so powerful and does indeed play similar to the older APDs. I would not say it is the exact same, but it's got a lot of similar characteristics. I am not a fan of really wide string spacing either and that's another reason I did not like the Vcores.

Ezone 100 with S7T at 54/52 is my setup so far. I think you should really like it.
 

pyrokid

Hall of Fame
If I see a 2020 ezone 100 in 3/8 pop up I think I'm gonna jump on it and give it a shot. Any idea how much better the qc is than Babolat overall?

It's getting pretty rough trying to match all these APDs.
 

fox

Semi-Pro
If I see a 2020 ezone 100 in 3/8 pop up I think I'm gonna jump on it and give it a shot. Any idea how much better the qc is than Babolat overall?

It's getting pretty rough trying to match all these APDs.
Yes, I haven’t seen more than 2g difference, much better than Bab. Also paint is miles better.
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
If I see a 2020 ezone 100 in 3/8 pop up I think I'm gonna jump on it and give it a shot. Any idea how much better the qc is than Babolat overall?

It's getting pretty rough trying to match all these APDs.
Substantially better qc. You can almost buy mindlessly without spec concern.
 

pyrokid

Hall of Fame
Substantially better qc. You can almost buy mindlessly without spec concern.
That's what I've been doing as-is, only to wind up kicking myself as I realize it's literally impossible to match a lot of these without going over 340g!!

That alone might be a a selling point.
 

Wheelz

Semi-Pro
Thanks for the recommendation. I like that it’s in the same price range as Cyclone, my go-to. How would you compare the spin potential/stiffness? I typically try not to go over a 200 stiffness rating based on the TW Lab. I know ratings aren’t always indicative of how a string feels but S7t 16g is at 238 compared to Cyclone at 197.

Based on what you said about the racquets, I’m leaning towards the Ezone 100 as the Vcore 100 sounds like it may have a lot of the same downsides I’m experiencing with the PA (wide string spacing and can tend to launch). Really missing the combo of control and spin from my old APDs and thinking the Ezone may be the most comparable due to the tighter 16x19...
I think I read on an other test site something between 195-200 for the 17g version. But like others mentioned it does have a nice feel. I still wouldn't string it too high.
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
That's what I've been doing as-is, only to wind up kicking myself as I realize it's literally impossible to match a lot of these without going over 340g!!

That alone might be a a selling point.
Yonex quality is amazing. I think if you go into this expecting a little less power than the pd, and a very fast through the air tweener that probably doesnt need lead, you will love it. You can play any style of tennis with it.

i prefer the feel of it to babolat, but thats a personal thing. It has wilson dna in its feel like yonex can have in some of its frames.
 

skeeter

Professional
Some good thoughts here as I've been interested in trying both these out as well, but interested in the Vcore Pro 100 vs the Vcore 100; and then the VC Pro against the Ezone. Specs on these two racquets are almost identical and are pretty much in my wheel-house, with the only main differences spec-wise being a little thicker beam in the Ezone, and 8 mains in the throat on the VC Pro. Strong 4.0 all courter here looking for controllable pop, arm comfort and stability. Anyone else done a head-to-head battle between the VC Pro 100 and newest Ezone 100?
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Some good thoughts here as I've been interested in trying both these out as well, but interested in the Vcore Pro 100 vs the Vcore 100; and then the VC Pro against the Ezone. Specs on these two racquets are almost identical and are pretty much in my wheel-house, with the only main differences spec-wise being a little thicker beam in the Ezone, and 8 mains in the throat on the VC Pro. Strong 4.0 all courter here looking for controllable pop, arm comfort and stability. Anyone else done a head-to-head battle between the VC Pro 100 and newest Ezone 100?
I've hit all 3 of these 100s and the biggest difference between them is how the upper hoop flexes. The red vcore has this rock-hard upper hoop that just felt bad, lacking feel. The vcore pro is complete opposite: floppy upper hoop leading to a big power loss on certain shots.

Happily, the ezone gets it right. Even, consistent response and flex. Very confident on all shots.
 
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