Yonex VCore 98 vs VCore 100

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
So for the last 3 years, I've been playing the VCore 98 and loving it. I recently demoed the VCore 100. The specs of the two frames are close, really close. The 100 though is 319 grams strung with over grip versus 327 for the 98 strung with over grip. The balance point on the 100 is pushed 3 points toward the head of the frame as well. What that translates to is the 100 being a great racket to serve with and it has additional spin. Both are enough to notice.

I strung the 100 with my setup and hit yesterday. I was really impressed at how much better I could serve with it as I aced my hitting partner 4 times in a row down the middle in the ad court with the first 4 serves I hit on that side. Off the ground it just exudes confidence in the player. Spin is effortless and there is a modest (and welcomed) bump in power. The 98 is a hair better at net, but I feel like with some reps the 100 will be just as good. The help with my serve and groundstrokes while retaining the familiar feel of the VCore line is enough to convince me to pull the trigger.

One (of my many) faults is being a bit to compulsive. I bought 2 extended Yonex EZone 98's without really demoing them (they weren't available and I thought it had to be close to the VCore). Along those lines, I really should have demoed the VC 100. But I called myself doing the research and reading the TW playtests. The bottom line is you can do all the number crunching and reading you want, but there just isn't any substitute for demoing a frame. Morale of the story: DEMO DEMO DEMO. Where possible, get the demo strung with your string and tension combo.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
@franks - Hi....I'm using Gosen OGSM 1.15 in the mains at 56 pounds and Luxilon TiMO 1.10 in the crosses at 52 pounds. Once my stock of TiMO expires, I'm going to move on possibly an all-poly set up, haven't decided.
 

danbrenner

Hall of Fame
@franks - Hi....I'm using Gosen OGSM 1.15 in the mains at 56 pounds and Luxilon TiMO 1.10 in the crosses at 52 pounds. Once my stock of TiMO expires, I'm going to move on possibly an all-poly set up, haven't decided.
I can’t speak for the @8. But I’ve been demoing the 100 with poly tour pro. For a few weeks now. I haven’t been able to put it down. And I plan on buying one immediately. It’s the best frame I have hit with in a long time.
So how does the ezone 100 compare to this one?
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
I can’t speak for the @8. But I’ve been demoing the 100 with poly tour pro. For a few weeks now. I haven’t been able to put it down. And I plan on buying one immediately. It’s the best frame I have hit with in a long time.
So how does the ezone 100 compare to this one?
First, I got the demo from a buddy of mine here locally. He let me string it like my other frames. When I brought it back, he asked the I string it with PTP. So I did. I hit with the demo and PTP this morning and it....has real potential. I was very impressed. I played the match with my setup, but my buddy gave me some Yonex Poly Tour Air to try. I'll update tomorrow.

I didn't have the EZone 100, I had a couple of 98 extended frames. They were very nice, but not for me. I much prefer the VCore line it appears.

The VC 100 feels great with PTP at 52. The Poly Tour Air I put in my frame at 52/48. We'll see on the morrow. (He also gave me some new Babolat string. That'll be later in the week.)
 

danbrenner

Hall of Fame
First, I got the demo from a buddy of mine here locally. He let me string it like my other frames. When I brought it back, he asked the I string it with PTP. So I did. I hit with the demo and PTP this morning and it....has real potential. I was very impressed. I played the match with my setup, but my buddy gave me some Yonex Poly Tour Air to try. I'll update tomorrow.

I didn't have the EZone 100, I had a couple of 98 extended frames. They were very nice, but not for me. I much prefer the VCore line it appears.

The VC 100 feels great with PTP at 52. The Poly Tour Air I put in my frame at 52/48. We'll see on the morrow. (He also gave me some new Babolat string. That'll be later in the week.)
Good stuff. So it sounds like you are really liking the 100 more than the 98?
 

franks

Rookie
@franks - Hi....I'm using Gosen OGSM 1.15 in the mains at 56 pounds and Luxilon TiMO 1.10 in the crosses at 52 pounds. Once my stock of TiMO expires, I'm going to move on possibly an all-poly set up, haven't decided.
Thanks again.

Let us know what you decide on. Your thoughts are always very valuable to us.
 

socallefty

Legend
Demos are useful if you can get fresh strings and even better if you can pick the strings and tension. Otherwise, it is a bit of a crapshoot if you don’t know how long the strings have been in the racquet and what tension they are at - particularly with poly strings which die fast and lose tension fast.
 

esm

Hall of Fame
strung up the bad boy last night with blue syn gut mains (54lb) and red co-poly crossed (47lb)... with OG it is 320g and 32.6cm. gotta love the Yonex QC.
thought the colour combo looks alright for now.
am going to keep stock for now and trying to find a slot to have a hit this weekend, weather permitting.
(i setup the 2nd 360+ Extreme MP to match the VCore100 - they both have the same string setup/weight/balance - the only difference is the VCore100 is 2lb higher because it is brand new)
 

Crocodile

Legend
Definitely demo but engage yourself in match play as well. When you play matches under pressure situations that’s when you realise what one really needs in a racquet.
I find a lot of people gravitate towards more powerful frames when they are just having hit only to find out when they play a match that they now crave precision and control.
 

vandre

Hall of Fame
word. i demoed the vcore 98 and 100 and i felt like i hit better with the 100 even though i liked the specs of the 98 better.
 

danbrenner

Hall of Fame
I have been completely smitten with this vcore 100 from the first hit. It’s a special frame. And the poly tour pro strings are special as well. I prefer the 130. Because the pattern is fairly open. So it pairs well with the 16. Why a special combo
 

ericykchan

New User
I own both ezone 100 and VCore 100 (both latest version). VCore just suites my spin game so much better, it plays softer and the slice second serve just more reliable because of the easy spin generation.
 

danbrenner

Hall of Fame
I own both ezone 100 and VCore 100 (both latest version). VCore just suites my spin game so much better, it plays softer and the slice second serve just more reliable because of the easy spin generation.
yeah i agree. the vcore 100 really is just a special frame.. soft ,, plenty of feel, nice open but not too open spacing for clip and rip spin sensation. stable. nice swingweight. good power level. no need to go down to the 98 because the control and feel of the 100 is truly on point. i cant say enough about this frame. imo the most underrated stick out there. and poly tour pro pairs extremely well in this thing.
 

yessir

Rookie
Definitely demo but engage yourself in match play as well. When you play matches under pressure situations that’s when you realise what one really needs in a racquet.
I find a lot of people gravitate towards more powerful frames when they are just having hit only to find out when they play a match that they now crave precision and control.
Can i like this more?
 
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