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