The VCORE Pro is no more. The Yonex Percept is here. If you’re curious about a modern control racquet, read this Yonex Percept 100 Review.
Yonex Percept 100 Review
The Yonex Percept 100 is a control racquet but more forgiving and powerful than the smaller head sizes in the Yonex Percept family. Of all the Percept racquets we tested, the Percept 100 was the most exciting. It offers good power, feel, and a nice balance of pop and control.
Compared to the Yonex VCORE Pro 100 predecessor, this racquet plays a bit firmer, with better stability and slightly less flex. I feel like the layup is improved and you get a bit more power and stability than the previous version. The other guys I tested it with agreed and for all of us, the Percept 100 was the winner.
Let’s have a look at the average specs of the Percept 100.
|Head Size: 100 in / 645.16 cm|
|Length: 27in / 68.58cm|
|Strung Weight:11.1oz / 315g|
|Balance: 13in / 33.02cm / 4 pts HL|
|Beam Width: 23mm / 23mm / 23mm|
|Composition: 2G-Namd/HM Graphite|
|Power Level: Low-Medium|
|Stroke Style: Medium-Full|
|Swing Speed: Medium-Fast|
|Grip Type: Yonex Synthetic|
How does it play?
The Percept 100 balances a modern racquet with the control and feel of a more control-oriented stick. It’s a very balanced racquet and an excellent competitor to racquets like the Wilson Blade 100 V8 or HEAD Speed MP. I feel like it plays a bit more controlled than the Speed and works better for me on flatter shots, while it’s quite similar to the Blade 100 in power level. Maybe the Percept 100 is a bit more stable in stock form.
So you do get a good level of spin and decent power. It’s nothing extreme or excessive in either aspect, so if you want that, you have the VCORE or EZONE lines from Yonex. However, the balanced nature of this racquet makes it very appealing to a large audience. As Nikki said in our video review, it’s hard to fault this racquet. It might not be love at first hit for everyone, as some players might not enjoy the slightly muted feel, but it’s a great racquet for many levels and styles of tennis players.
Two thumbs up from Tennisnerd for the Yonex Percept 100.