Types and Play Styles of Racquets : Vcore, Ezone, Dunlop FX, ...

riddick

Rookie
Each brand tries to sell something similar to the Babolat offerings :

Pure Drive - Yonex Ezone 100, Dunlop FX500, Wilson Ultra 100, ...

Pure Aero - Yonex Vcore 100, Dunlop SX300, Head Extreme MP, ...

Pure Aero VS - Yonex Vcore 98, Dunlop SX300 Tour (98"), Head Extreme Tour, ...



Still don't know why they put Vcore 95 in the Vcore line. A complete different racquet from the rest of the Vcores :-D
 

riddick

Rookie
everyone already knows this?
A lot of experienced players knew it but some do not.

Some are still asking around whether to get an Ezone 100 or Ezone 98 (even more differences in the past : DR100 a stiff big sweet spot tweener vs DR98 flexy control-oriented); get an Extreme Tour or Extreme MP; get a Speed Pro or a Speed MP; get a Vcore 95 or Vcore 98/100.
 
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bobeeto

Hall of Fame
A lot of experienced players knew it but some do not.

Some are still asking around whether to get an Ezone 100 or Ezone 98; get an Extreme Tour or Extreme MP; get a Speed Pro or a Speed MP; get a Vcore 95 or Vcore 98/100.
Because they’re all different frames that perform different… what are you trying to accomplish here captain
 

time_fly

Hall of Fame
The 98" VS frames were relative late-comers to the Babolat lineup and IMO are more like Babolat trying to make up for gaps in their lineup versus the other brands. Maybe the Pure Strike line is a better choice as the Babolat 98" offering, although even those were developed well after the Pure Drive and Aero. Babolat also doesn't really compete in the feel and control areas where you would find the Prestige, Gravity, arguably the Radical, Pro Staff, Blade, Dunlop CX, and VCore Pro. But certainly due to the Aero and Pure Drive, every brand feels compelled to have their yellow spin frame and blue power frame.
 

riddick

Rookie
The 98" VS frames were relative late-comers to the Babolat lineup and IMO are more like Babolat trying to make up for gaps in their lineup versus the other brands. Maybe the Pure Strike line is a better choice as the Babolat 98" offering, although even those were developed well after the Pure Drive and Aero. Babolat also doesn't really compete in the feel and control areas where you would find the Prestige, Gravity, arguably the Radical, Pro Staff, Blade, Dunlop CX, and VCore Pro. But certainly due to the Aero and Pure Drive, every brand feels compelled to have their yellow spin frame and blue power frame.
Agree (y)
 

boneth85

New User
The pure drive and it’s off spring the aero pro drive are pretty much the grandfather of all modern 100 square inch 16x19 rackets… and I agree every company has tried to copy those 2.

but I’d argue the blade 98 and ezone 98 are what made the 98 player frames popular… and the pure strike And VS lines are chasing their success.
 
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