Yonex Ezone 98 vs Babolat Pure Aero 98

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.

Yonex Ezone 98 vs Babolat Pure Aero 98

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 98Pure Aero 98
Year Released:20222023
Design:Yonex Ezone 98 Tour 2022Babolat Pure Aero 98
Colors:BlueBlack and Yellow
Composition:HM Graphite/2G-NAMD SPEEDGraphite
Head Size (sq cm)632.26cm632.26cm
Head Size (sq in)98in98in
Length (cm)68.58cm68.58cm
Length (in)27in27in
String Pattern16 x 1916 x 20
Strung Balance (cm)32.49cm32.49cm
Strung Balance (pts)6 pts HL6 pts HL
Strung Weight (grams)323g323g
Strung Weight (ounces)11.4oz11.4oz
Swing Weight318327
Unstrung Weight (grams)305g305g
Unstrung Weight (ounces)10.8oz10.8oz
Frame Stiffness6565
Beam Width (mm)23.5mm / 24.5mm / 19.5mm21mm / 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.

H2HEzone 98PA 98
PowerWinner Grey
SpinWinner Grey
Arm FriendlinessWinner

Player Recommendations

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 LevelEzone 98PA 98
Advanced PlayersYesYes

Pro Player Endorsements

The Pure Aero 98 is endorsed by some of the top male players on tour, including Carlos Alcaraz, Holger Rune, and Felix Auger-Aliassime.

The Ezone 98 is another popular racket with tennis pros like Nick Kyrgios, Ben Shelton, and Jessica Pegula endorsing it.

Where can you buy these rackets?

The rackets are for sale in most good online tennis shops like Tennis Warehouse, Racquet Guys, and Tennis-Point.