Favorite 100sq in Yonex frame?

isukatennis

Rookie
I have DR98's and VCP97 310...looking to add a couple of 100's... What is your fave Yonex 100 and why? (classic/discontinued frames included)
 

naturallight

Semi-Pro
@teekaywhy and @bobombom, tell me more about the VCP100! It's on my demo list (but bummer TW doesn't have it in a poly).

In particular,
* stiffness of 66 -- how comfortable is it?
* relatively thin beam -- how much stability?
* vs peers -- is it similar to Speed 360?

I tested the VCP97 recently and thought it was pretty amazing...but maybe just a little too demanding for me (need bigger headsize).

Currently play with Ezone Xi 98

thanks!
 

bobombom

Rookie
I wrote a review thread on it a few weeks ago that disappeared into obscurity. If you search for Vcore Pro 100, it should pop up.


@teekaywhy and @bobombom, tell me more about the VCP100! It's on my demo list (but bummer TW doesn't have it in a poly).

In particular,
* stiffness of 66 -- how comfortable is it?
* relatively thin beam -- how much stability?
* vs peers -- is it similar to Speed 360?

I tested the VCP97 recently and thought it was pretty amazing...but maybe just a little too demanding for me (need bigger headsize).

Currently play with Ezone Xi 98

thanks!
 

dr. godmode

Semi-Pro
Agree on VC Pro 100. I think it retains the characteristics of its flagship brother better than any of YX 100. Basically gives a little more power, spin and forgiveness with similar feel, rather than the VC100 or Ezone 100 which add way more power and stiffness. Its kinda like what the Pure Storm Team was to the pure Storm imo. Unless you are trying for fill a burning hole in your pocket I don't really think its worth buying a Yonex 100. They all still feel like after thoughts designed simply to fill the major 300g 100sqin market.
 

teekaywhy

Professional
@teekaywhy and @bobombom, tell me more about the VCP100! It's on my demo list (but bummer TW doesn't have it in a poly).

In particular,
* stiffness of 66 -- how comfortable is it?
* relatively thin beam -- how much stability?
* vs peers -- is it similar to Speed 360?

I tested the VCP97 recently and thought it was pretty amazing...but maybe just a little too demanding for me (need bigger headsize).

Currently play with Ezone Xi 98

thanks!
I've never hit the Speed so can't offer any comparison.
However, I have hit the VCP97 (in both weight variations) and prefer the VCP100.
The beam thickness is fine. Plenty of stability for a Yonex which is to say it can always use a little more mass at 3/9 since they're less wide than your average frame.
Stiffness is fine. I equate the feel to a fist in a velvet glove. Firm but plenty comfortable. My elbow isn't all that sensitive to stiffness however.

With the VCP 100, you'll find great spin and a good amont of pop. It's got great feedback and you never get the sense of not knowing where the head of the racquet is.
 

isukatennis

Rookie
I've never hit the Speed so can't offer any comparison.
However, I have hit the VCP97 (in both weight variations) and prefer the VCP100.
The beam thickness is fine. Plenty of stability for a Yonex which is to say it can always use a little more mass at 3/9 since they're less wide than your average frame.
Stiffness is fine. I equate the feel to a fist in a velvet glove. Firm but plenty comfortable. My elbow isn't all that sensitive to stiffness however.

With the VCP 100, you'll find great spin and a good amont of pop. It's got great feedback and you never get the sense of not knowing where the head of the racquet is.
Just got mine and put Multifeel at 55lbs...not liking that so far...going to try a fb poly at 51 maybe... what are you liking in your frame?
 

isukatennis

Rookie
Well I got a new VCP100 about a week ago and have played with it a couple of times...buuuuut you know, sometimes, you can just tell when one is not for you...it just wasn't there for me unfortunately. I'm used to DR98's and VCP97 310...and I think my 98 is as forgiving as I want, without sacrificing HL.... But, now I know what I like, even if it means a few more mishits :) posting the 100 to the FS/FT section now, lol
 
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