With the 2023 version of the VCORE 100L, Yonex puts the power and spin-friendly precision of the standard VCORE 100 into a lighter, more user-friendly package. At under 11 ounces strung and boasting a sub-315 swingweight, the 100L makes it easy for rising intermediate players to load the ball with pace and spin. For 2023 Yonex reengineers the frame’s geometry. In addition to redesigning the shaft and making the beam’s face thinner, Yonex has widened the surface area of the racquet’s upper hoop, resulting in a more stable, powerful and spin-friendly hitting experience. Other new features include SIF Grommets, which deploys a silicone oil infusion to reduce the friction between the string and grommet. The upshot is greater string movement for increased snapback and easier access to spin. Yonex has also lowered the RA, giving this stick even better feedback than previous versions. As with the previous generation, this racquet has 2-NAMD FlexForce Graphite in the upper shaft and lower hoop, enabling the racquet to deflect and snapback effectively through impact. Ultimately, with some impressive updates to the frame shape and feel, the VCORE 100L continues to be an obvious choice for intermediate players who want the whole package.