Wilson Clash 98 vs Yonex Ezone 98

The Wilson Clash 98 and Yonex Ezone 98 are two of the most popular 98in head-size tennis rackets on the market today!

The Wilson Clash 98 is currently in its 2nd version while the Yonex Ezone 98 is currently in its 7th generation.

This article will look at the racket specs of both rackets to see what kind of tennis players and styles these rackets would suit best.

Wilson Clash 98 vs Yonex Ezone 98

Racket Endorsements

The Yonex Ezone 98 is endorsed by tennis pros including 2022 Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios as well as four-time grand slam singles title winner Naomi Osaka, who has her own bespoke design.

The Wilson Clash 98 isn’t currently endorsed by any tennis professional as it is a tennis racket that is squarely aimed at recreational players.

Comparison of the Wilson Clash 98 and Yonex Ezone 2022

For this comparison, we will be using the Wilson Clash 98 V2 and the Yonex Ezone 98 2022 (7th gen) versions of the tennis rackets.

Racket Specs Comparison – Wilson Clash 98 vs Yonex Ezone 98

In terms of racket specs, both tennis rackets share a lot of similarities including a 98in head size, a racket length of 27in, and a head light balance.

In terms of differences, the Clash 98 is slightly heavier than the Ezone 98 with the Clash 98 being 3g heavier in terms of strung weight and 9g heavier in terms of swing weight.

The Clash 98 (8pts HL) is also more head light than the Ezone 98 (6 pts HL) and has a lower stiffness rating (60) when compared with the Ezone 98 (65).

The beam width of the Clash 98 is 24mm while due to its square-shaped isometric design, the beam width of the Ezone 98 is 23.5mm / 24.5mm / 19.5mm.

The Wilson Clash 98 (16×20) also has a slightly different string pattern to the Yonex Ezone 98 (16×19) with the extra cross string on the Clash 98 providing added control.

Wilson Clash 98VSYonex Ezone 98
V2Version:2022 (7th gen)
Wilson Clash 98 V2Racket:Yonex Ezone 98
98inHead Size:98in
27inLength:27in
326g (11.5oz)Strung Weight:323g (11.4oz)
8 pts HLBalance:6 pts HL
327gSwingweight:318g
60Stiffness:65
24mmBeam Width:23.5mm / 24.5mm / 19.5mm
Black, Grey, and RedRacket Colours:Blue and Black
16 Mains * 20 CrossesString Pattern:16 Mains * 19 Crosses
Wilson Pro PerformanceGrip Type:Yonex Synthetic Grip

Racket Recommendations

If you are still undecided about which of these two tennis rackets will best suit you, I have listed some recommendations below based on different skill levels and playing styles.

Beginners

In my opinion, neither of these two tennis rackets are great options for beginner tennis players as I think they are too heavy and unforgiving for a beginner to play with.

However, if you really want to get one of these tennis rackets then I would recommend the Ezone 98 as it is slightly lighter than the Clash 98 and it also is easier to generate power with this racket.

Intermediate Players

I would give the Ezone 98 the edge in terms of which of these two tennis rackets are better for intermediate players as I think its lower swing weight and greater power potential make it the better option.

Advanced Players

If you are an advanced tennis player who has developed a full swing then you will probably prefer the Clash 98 as the additional control you get with the Clash 98 will make it much more enjoyable to play with.

One Handed Backhand Players

As a one handed backhand player myself, I can safely say the Clash 98 is the better option as it has a good balance of control, spin, and power.

In fact, I like it so much, the Wilson Clash 98 is my main tennis racket at the moment.