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 infoIgaE98
Brand:TecnifibreYonex
Model Number(s):N/A07EZ98
Version:20222022
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 (or “E98“), 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 x19 string pattern.

Racket Specs:Tempo 298 IgaEzone 98% Difference
Composition:Dynacore/Graphite2G-NAMD SPEED/HM Graphite
Head Size (sq cm)6326320%
Head Size (sq in)98980%
Length (cm)68.5868.580%
Length (in)27270%
String Pattern16 x 1916 x 19
HL or HH1HLHL
Strung Balance (cm)32.9932.491.5%
Strung Balance (pts)4650%
Strung Weight (grams)3123233.5%
Strung Weight (ounces)1111.43.6%
Swing Weight3193180.31%
Unstrung Weight (grams)2983052.4%
Unstrung Weight (ounces)10.5110.82.76%
Frame Stiffness71658.45%
Beam Width (mm)23 / 23 / 2323.5 / 24.5 / 19.52-15%

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:IgaE98
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

Below are my recommendations in terms of which racket is better in terms of Power, Control, Spin, and Arm Friendliness.

H2HIgaE98
PowerWinner Grey
ControlWinner
SpinWinner Grey
Arm FriendlinessWinner

Player Recommendations

Below are our recommendations for recreational players at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Player LevelIgaE98
BeginnerNoNo
IntermediateYesYes
AdvancedYesYes

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.