Tecnifibre Tempo 298 Iga vs Yonex Ezone 98

This article will look at the racket specs of the Yonex Ezone 98 and Tecnifibre Tempo 298 Iga to see how these two tennis rackets compare to each other.

Tecnifibre Tempo 298 Iga vs Yonex Ezone 98

General Info

Below is some general information on these rackets including their brand, model numbers, version, and colors.

General infoIgaEzone 98
Model Number(s):N/A07EZ98
Color(s):White and TealSky Blue

Racket Specs

Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the Tempo 298 Iga (or “Iga“) and Ezone 98, which you can use to get a better idea as to which may be a better suit for your game.

Main Differences: The Ezone 98 has a more head light balance (6pts HL vs 4pts HL), a heavier strung weight (11.4oz vs 11.1oz), a slightly lower swing weight (318 vs 319), a lower stiffness rating (65 vs 71), and a thicker overall beam width (23.5mm / 24.5mm / 19.5mm vs 23mm).

Similarities: Both rackets have a 98-inch head size, 27in racket length, and a 16 x 19 string pattern.

Racket Specs:Tempo 298 IgaEzone 98
Composition:Dynacore/Graphite2G-NAMD SPEED/HM Graphite
Head Size (sq cm)632cm632cm
Head Size (sq in)98in98in
Length (cm)68.58cm68.58cm
Length (in)27in27in
String Pattern16 x 1916 x 19
Strung Balance (cm)32.99cm32.49cm
Strung Balance (pts)4 pts HL6 pts HL
Strung Weight (grams)312g323g
Strung Weight (ounces)11oz11.4oz
Swing Weight319318
Unstrung Weight (grams)298g305g
Unstrung Weight (ounces)10.51oz10.8oz
Frame Stiffness7165
Beam Width (mm)23mm23.5mm / 24.5mm / 19.5mm

1 Head Light or Head Heavy

Pros and Cons

Below are what I think are the main pros and cons of these two tennis rackets.

Racket:IgaEzone 98
ProsA lightweight frame, that is easy to swing, has a good racket head speed, and a large sweet spotGood mix of power, spin, and control
ConsLow-powered for beginner to intermediate players, high-level players may find the racket too light and lacks controlNot a particularly arm-friendly frame

Head to Head

In my opinion, the Ezone 98 is the better option in terms of Power, Control, Spin, and Arm Friendliness.

H2HIgaEzone 98
PowerWinner Grey
SpinWinner Grey
Arm FriendlinessWinner

Player Recommendations

Both rackets are best used by intermediate to advanced tennis players as beginners will be better off going with a racket that has a lower swing weight and a bigger head size e.g. Yonex Ezone 100 or Tecnifibre T-Fight 295 Isoflex.

Player LevelIgaEzone 98

Pro Player Endorsements

The Tempo 298 Iga is currently endorsed by Iga Swiatek and Elise Mertens, while the Ezone 98 is currently endorsed by Nick Kyrgios, Naomi Osaka, Jessica Pegula, and Steve Johnson.

Where can you buy these rackets?

The rackets are for sale in most good online tennis shops and on the Tecnifibe and Yonex websites.