Below is some general information on these rackets including their brand, model numbers, version, and colors.
|General info||Iga||Ezone 98|
|Color(s):||White and Teal||Sky Blue|
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 Iga||Ezone 98|
|Composition:||Dynacore/Graphite||2G-NAMD SPEED/HM Graphite|
|Head Size (sq cm)||632cm||632cm|
|Head Size (sq in)||98in||98in|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 19|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL|
|Strung Balance (cm)||32.99cm||32.49cm|
|Strung Balance (pts)||4 pts HL||6 pts HL|
|Strung Weight (grams)||312g||323g|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||11oz||11.4oz|
|Unstrung Weight (grams)||298g||305g|
|Unstrung Weight (ounces)||10.51oz||10.8oz|
|Beam Width (mm)||23mm||23.5mm / 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.
|Pros||A lightweight frame, that is easy to swing, has a good racket head speed, and a large sweet spot||Good mix of power, spin, and control|
|Cons||Low-powered for beginner to intermediate players, high-level players may find the racket too light and lacks control||Not 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.
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 Level||Iga||Ezone 98|