Yonex Ezone 98 vs Vcore 95

The Yonex Ezone 98 and Yonex Vcore 95 are two of Yonex’s top selling tennis rackets over the last couple of years.

The Yonex Ezone 98 tennis racket is endorsed by top tennis pros like Nick Kyrgios and Jessica Pegula, while the Yonex Vcore 95 is endorsed by the Canadian tennis player Denis Shapovalov.

This article will look at the differences between these two rackets so you can get a better idea as to which racket may suit you better!

Yonex Ezone 98 vs Vcore 95

Racket Comparison

For this racket comparison, we will be comparing the 2022 Version of the Yonex Ezone 98 and the 2021 version of the Yonex Vcore 95.

Racket Specs – Yonex Ezone 98 vs Vcore 95

Yonex Ezone 98VSYonex Vcore 95
2022Version:2021
Yonex Ezone 98Racket:Yonex Vcore 95
98inHead Size:95in
27inRacket Length:27in
323g (11.4oz)Strung Weight:326g (11.5oz)
6 pts HLStrung Balance:7 pts HL
318gSwing Weight:316g
65Stiffness Rating:64
23.5mm / 24.5mm / 19.5mmBeam Width:21.5mm / 22mm / 21mm
Low to MediumPower Level:Low
Blue and BlackRacket Colours:Blue and Red
16 x 19String Pattern:16 x 20
Yonex Synthetic GripGrip Type:Yonex Synthetic Grip

Head Size and Racket Length

As you can probably work out from their names, the Ezone 98 has a 98in head size and the Vcore 95 has a 95in head size.

The 98in head size is fast replacing the 95in head size as the most popular choice for players with a one handed backhand with fewer and fewer tennis rackets being released with a 95in head size.

Both of these tennis rackets have the exact same racket length (27 inches).

Strung Weight, Swing Weight, and Balance

The Vcore 95 (326g) has a slightly heavier strung weight than the Ezone 98 (323g) but the difference isn’t huge.

However, the Vcore 95 (7 pts HL) is slightly more head light than the Ezone 98 (6 pts HL), so the Vcore 95 (316g) actually has a lower swing weight when compared with the Ezone 98 (318g).

Stiffness Rating

Both the Vcore 95 and the Ezone 98 have very similar stiffness ratings at 64 for the Vcore 95 and 65 for the Ezone 98 so both of these tennis rackets are very similar in terms of arm friendliness.

Beam Width

The Vcore 95 has a thinner beam width than the Ezone 98 so you can expect to get more free power from the Ezone 98 and more control from the Vcore 95.

Power Level

With its larger head size and thicker beam width, you definitely get more power from the Ezone 98 but just remember that will come at the cost of less control.

String Pattern

The Ezone 98 has a 16×19 string pattern while the Vcore 95 has a 16×20 string pattern so you will get more control with the extra string on the Vcore 95.

Racket Recommendations

If you are a beginner, I would not recommend that you buy either of these two rackets as both are very heavy with relatively small sweet spots so you will struggle to hit consistently well using these tennis rackets.

You will probably be better off going with a tennis racket like the Wilson Clash 108 which is better suited to beginner tennis players.

If you are an intermediate tennis player then I would recommend the Ezone 98 over the Vcore 95 as it gives you more power and has a bigger sweet spot.

If you are an advanced tennis player who likes to hit with a single-handed backhand then the Vcore 95 may be a good option for you as it offers tons of control and is a lovely tennis racket to hit a one-handed backhand with.

If you are still unsure which of these tennis rackets will suit your game better then I would recommend you go for the Yonex Ezone 98 as this will be the better option for the vast majority of recreational tennis players.

Where can you buy these tennis rackets?

The Yonex Ezone 98 and Vcore 95 are available to buy at most good online tennis shops like Tennis-Point (Midwest Sports), Do It Tennis, and Tennis Warehouse.