The Yonex Ezone 98 and Yonex Vcore 95 are two of Yonex’s top selling tennis rackets over the last couple of years.
This article will look at the differences between these two rackets so you can get a better idea as to which may suit your game better.
For this racket comparison, I will be comparing the 2022 Version of the Ezone 98 (or”E98″) and the 2021 version of the Vcore 95 (or “V95”).
|323g (11.4oz)||Strung Weight:||326g (11.5oz)|
|6 pts HL||Strung Balance:||7 pts HL|
|23.5mm / 24.5mm / 19.5mm||Beam Width:||21.5mm / 22mm / 21mm|
|Low to Medium||Power Level:||Low|
|Blue and Black||Colors:||Blue and Red|
|16 x 19||String Pattern:||16 x 20|
|Synthetic Grip||Grip Type:||Synthetic Grip|
Head Size and Racket Length
As you can probably work out from their names, the E98 has a 98in head size and the V95 has a 95in head size.
98in rackets is fast replacing the 95in rackets as the most popular choice for players with a one handed backhand with fewer and fewer rackets being released with a 95in head size.
Both of these rackets have the exact same racket length (27 inches).
Strung Weight, Swing Weight, and Balance
The V95 (326g) has a slightly heavier strung weight than the E98 (323g) but the difference isn’t huge.
However, the V95 (7 pts HL) is slightly more head light than the E98 (6 pts HL), so the V95 (316g) actually has a lower swing weight when compared with the E98 (318g).
Both the V95 and the E98 have very similar stiffness ratings at 64 for the V95 and 65 for the E98 so both of these rackets are very similar in terms of arm friendliness.
The V95 has a thinner beam width than the E98 so you can expect to get more free power from the E98 and more control from the V95.
With its larger head size and thicker beam width, you definitely get more power from the E98 but just remember that will come at the cost of less control.
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.
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 players.
If you are an intermediate player then I would recommend the E98 over the V95 as it gives you more power and has a bigger sweet spot.
If you are an advanced player who likes to hit with a single-handed backhand then the V95 may be a good option for you as it offers tons of control and is a lovely racket to hit a one-handed backhand with.
If you are still unsure which of these rackets will suit your game better then I would recommend you go for the E98 as this will be the better option for the vast majority of recreational players.
Where can you buy these tennis rackets?
The E98 and V95 are available to buy at most good online tennis shops like Tennis-Point (Midwest Sports), Do It Tennis, and Tennis Warehouse.