The Yonex Ezone 98 and the Babolat Pure Aero 98 were two of the top selling rackets in 2023, due in no small part to the endorsement of these rackets by Nick Kyrgios (Yonex) and Carlos Alcaraz (Babolat).
This article will look at the specs of both rackets to see how they compare to each other.
Racket Specs Comparison – Ezone 98 vs Pure Aero 98
Below is a comparison of the technical specifications* of the Yonex Ezone 98 (2022 version) and Babolat Pure Aero 98 (2023 version), which you can use to get a better idea as to which may be a better suit for your game.
Summary of Differences: The Ezone 98 has a lower swing weight (318 vs 327), a more open string pattern (16 x 19 vs 16 x 20), and a thinner beam width (23.5mm / 24.5mm / 19.5mm vs 21mm / 23mm / 22mm).
Similarities: Both rackets have the same head size (98in), racket length (27in), balance (6 pts HL), strung weight (11.4oz), and frame stiffness (65).
|Technical Specs:||Ezone 98||Pure Aero 98|
|Colors:||Blue||Black and Yellow|
|Composition:||HM Graphite/2G-NAMD SPEED||Graphite|
|Head Size (sq cm)||632.26cm||632.26cm|
|Head Size (sq in)||98in||98in|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 20|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL|
|Strung Balance (cm)||32.49cm||32.49cm|
|Strung Balance (pts)||6 pts HL||6 pts HL|
|Strung Weight (grams)||323g||323g|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||11.4oz||11.4oz|
|Unstrung Weight (grams)||305g||305g|
|Unstrung Weight (ounces)||10.8oz||10.8oz|
|Beam Width (mm)||23.5mm / 24.5mm / 19.5mm||21mm / 23mm / 22mm|
1 Head Light or Head Heavy
*Please be aware that the technical specs outlined above are based on averages and if you buy one of these rackets they may have slightly different specs due to quality control issues at the manufacturers.
Head to Head
The Ezone 98 wins in terms of power and spin, whereas the Pure Aero 98 wins in terms of control and arm friendliness.
In terms of comfort, neither racket is especially arm friendly but I would say the Ezone 98 is slightly less comfortable to play with.
|H2H||Ezone 98||PA 98|
Both rackets are best used by advanced tennis players as they are relatively heavy tennis rackets that require good technique to get the most out of them.
If you are a beginner or intermediate player and you still want to get one of these rackets, then the Ezone 98 is the slightly better choice as it is easier to generate power with it.
|Player Level||Ezone 98||PA 98|