Intermediate players looking for raw speed and easy targeting should love this update to the VCORE 100L. At under 11 ounce strung, this racquet swings much easier than the standard VCORE 100, but it still delivers the same great feel and spin-friendly precision. With its lighter weight, the VCORE 100L makes it easier for improving players to control the racquet's speed and angle through contact, resulting in greater command over the ball. In addition to widening the upper portion of the racquet's head, this 2021 update features Flex Force technology, which deploys a uniquely flexible graphite called NAMD-2 to increase racquet torque and spin. Yonex has also redesigned the grommet system with String Sync, which utilizes funnel shaped inserts to help the strings snap back powerfully during impact (think spin). Additional technologies include a Vibration Dampening Mesh in the handle for added comfort, along with several aerodynamic features that reduce wind drag for easier acceleration. In addition to its spin potential, this stick feels crisp, lively and very accurate on groundstrokes. Although not quite as stable as the heavier VCORE models, this racquet's ultra fast feel comes in handy when scrambling on defense or hitting shots on the run. The speed is also an asset on service returns and volleys where this racquet comes around with lightning speed to deliver the kind of predictable response that builds confidence. All in all, this update to the VCORE 100L checks all the right boxes. Improving players looking for a user-friendly performance racquet should love this one.
|Head Size:100 in / 645.16 cm|
|Length:27in / 68.58cm|
|Strung Weight:10.5oz / 298g|
|Balance:13.26in / 33.68cm / 2 pts HL|
|Beam Width:24mm / 25mm / 22mm|
|Grip Type:Yonex Synthetic|
|String Tension:45-60 pounds|