Yonex AI 100 Lite for Junior Girl

AC8

New User
Was wondering if any of you or parents have a junior girl who is playing with this racket ... and if you noticed any particular characteristics about this racket that are different from what you might expect or other more commonly played rackets ... I'm primarily interested in girls who are competitive in the age 10 to 14 range ...

Thanks for any feedback!
 
Hi AC8,welcome to the boards. I fit your description. My daughter has been playing with the AI100 Lite. She's 11 and plays on a junior circuit. The frame may not pack the same power as some of the other offerings in the same category (i.e. Wilson Burn, Pure Drive Lite) but it's still close and provides ample pace. Where it shines is on maneuverability, spin and comfort. It is such a comfortable racquet even with balls hit outside the sweetspot. I've had her try other frames with all the new offerings right now and she still prefers her Yonex over everything else. The only other racquet that came close in terms of comfort (with a bit more power) was the Volk Super G 6 but it wasn't as maneuvrable as the AI due to the even balance. Hope this helps.
 

nysaga2222

New User
I'm a 35yo 5'5 120lbs male 5.0 playing with this racquet for last 2 years. Came from using Head Instinct 11oz. This racquet like the other poster said is extremely maneuvable. It's solid on returns too which is surprising for 275 gram. Love this racquet. Now I'm looking to get DR100 285 just to get a heavier ball but hoping it won't hurt maneuvability too much.
 

AC8

New User
Thanks for the response. It's good to know that your daughter like's it also. It's hard to tell with my daughter sometimes, and I don't see that many other players using it. Just out of curiosity, what string do you put in it for her?



Hi AC8,welcome to the boards. I fit your description. My daughter has been playing with the AI100 Lite. She's 11 and plays on a junior circuit. The frame may not pack the same power as some of the other offerings in the same category (i.e. Wilson Burn, Pure Drive Lite) but it's still close and provides ample pace. Where it shines is on maneuverability, spin and comfort. It is such a comfortable racquet even with balls hit outside the sweetspot. I've had her try other frames with all the new offerings right now and she still prefers her Yonex over everything else. The only other racquet that came close in terms of comfort (with a bit more power) was the Volk Super G 6 but it wasn't as maneuvrable as the AI due to the even balance. Hope this helps.
 

AC8

New User
Thanks for responding also. Good to know that such a good player is using this racket as well!


I'm a 35yo 5'5 120lbs male 5.0 playing with this racquet for last 2 years. Came from using Head Instinct 11oz. This racquet like the other poster said is extremely maneuvable. It's solid on returns too which is surprising for 275 gram. Love this racquet. Now I'm looking to get DR100 285 just to get a heavier ball but hoping it won't hurt maneuvability too much.
 
Thanks for the response. It's good to know that your daughter like's it also. It's hard to tell with my daughter sometimes, and I don't see that many other players using it. Just out of curiosity, what string do you put in it for her?
I string her racquets with either Tecnifibre NRG2 17G at 53lbs or IsoSpeed Professional at 53lbs as well. It'S a good comfortable set up and it helps enhance the power of the frame.
 
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