Below is some general information on these rackets including their brand, model numbers, version, and colors.
|General info||Ezone 98||Pro Staff 97|
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 98||Pro Staff 97||% Difference|
|Composition:||2G-NAMD SPEED/HM Graphite||Graphite braided with aramid||–|
|Head Size (sq cm)||632||625||1%|
|Head Size (sq in)||98||97||1%|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 19||–|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL||–|
|Strung Balance (cm)||32.49||32||2%|
|Strung Balance (pts)||6||7||17%|
|Strung Weight (grams)||323||332||3%|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||11.4||11.7||3%|
|Unstrung Weight (grams)||305||315||3%|
|Unstrung Weight (ounces)||10.80||11.11||3%|
|Beam Width (mm)||23.5 / 24.5 / 19.5||21.5 / 21.5 / 21.5||9-16%|
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 98||PS 97|
|Pros:||Good mix of power, spin, and control||Offers 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 frame||A 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.
|H2H||Ezone 98||PS 97|
Below are our recommendations for recreational players at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
|Player Level||Ezone 98||PS 97|
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.