Yonex Ezone 98 vs Wilson Pro Staff 97

This article will look at the racket specs of the Wilson Pro Staff 97 and Yonex Ezone 98 to see how these two tennis rackets compare to each other.

Yonex Ezone 98 vs Wilson Pro Staff 97

General Info

Below is some general information on these rackets including their brand, model numbers, version, and colors.

General infoEzone 98Pro Staff 97
Brand:YonexWilson
Model Number(s):07EZ98WR043811U(0-5)
Version:2022V13
Color(s):Sky BlueBlack

Racket Specs

Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the Ezone 98 and Pro Staff 97, which you can use to get a better idea as to which may be a better suit for your game.

Main Differences: The Ezone 98 has a bigger head size (98in vs 97in), has a less head light balance (6 pts HL vs 7 pts HL), a lighter strung weight (323g vs 332g), a lighter swing weight (318 vs 321), a slightly lower frame stiffness rating (65 vs 66), and an overall thicker beam width (23.5mm / 24.5mm / 19.5mm vs 21.5mm).

Racket Specs:Ezone 98Pro Staff 97% Difference
Composition:2G-NAMD SPEED/HM GraphiteGraphite braided with aramid
Head Size (sq cm)6326251%
Head Size (sq in)98971%
Length (cm)68.5868.580%
Length (in)27270%
String Pattern16 x 1916 x 19
HL or HH1HLHL
Strung Balance (cm)32.49322%
Strung Balance (pts)6717%
Strung Weight (grams)3233323%
Strung Weight (ounces)11.411.73%
Swing Weight3183211%
Unstrung Weight (grams)3053153%
Unstrung Weight (ounces)10.8011.113%
Frame Stiffness65662%
Beam Width (mm)23.5 / 24.5 / 19.521.5 / 21.5 / 21.59-16%

1 Head Light or Head Heavy

Pros and Cons

Below are what I think are the main pros and cons of these two tennis rackets.

Racket:Ezone 98PS 97
Pros:Good mix of power, spin, and controlOffers tons of control, has decent maneuverability, and is a great racket to use on slices, volleys, and drop shots.
Cons:Not a particularly arm-friendly frameA low-powered frame that is best suited to advanced tennis players

Head to Head

Below are my recommendations in terms of which racket is better in terms of Power, Control, Spin, and Arm Friendliness.

H2HEzone 98PS 97
PowerWinner Grey
ControlWinner
SpinWinner Grey
Arm FriendlinessWinner

Player Recommendations

Below are our recommendations for recreational players at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Player LevelEzone 98PS 97
BeginnerNoNo
IntermediateYesNo
AdvancedYesYes

Pro Player Endorsements

The Ezone 98 is currently endorsed by Nick Kyrgios, Naomi Osaka, Jessica Pegula, and Steve Johnson.

The Pro Staff 97 is currently endorsed by Grigor Dimitrov, Ons Jabeur, Petra Kvitova, Reilly Opelka, and Roberto Bautista Agut.

Where can you buy these rackets?

The rackets are for sale in most good online tennis shops and through the Wilson and Yonex websites.