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.
Below is some general information on these rackets including their brand, model numbers, version, and colors.
|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 (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 Iga||Ezone 98||% Difference|
|Composition:||Dynacore/Graphite||2G-NAMD SPEED/HM Graphite||–|
|Head Size (sq cm)||632||632||0%|
|Head Size (sq in)||98||98||0%|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 19||–|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL||–|
|Strung Balance (cm)||32.99||32.49||1.5%|
|Strung Balance (pts)||4||6||50%|
|Strung Weight (grams)||312||323||3.5%|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||11||11.4||3.6%|
|Unstrung Weight (grams)||298||305||2.4%|
|Unstrung Weight (ounces)||10.51||10.8||2.76%|
|Beam Width (mm)||23 / 23 / 23||23.5 / 24.5 / 19.5||2-15%|
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.
|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
Below are my recommendations in terms of which racket is better in terms of Power, Control, Spin, and Arm Friendliness.
Below are our recommendations for recreational players at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.