The Yonex Vcore 98 and Yonex Ezone 98 are both good options for advanced players who are looking for a tennis racket with good power and spin, with the Vcore 98 being slightly more spin-friendly and the Ezone 98 having slightly more power.
In this article, I will look at the racket specs of the Vcore 98 and the Ezone 98 to see how these two frames compare to each other.
Yonex Vcore 98 vs Ezone 98 – Racket Specs Comparison
In the comparison below I have used the 2023 version of the Yonex Vcore 98 and the 2022 version of the Yonex Ezone 98.
Main Differences: The Ezone 98 has a lower strung weight (318g vs 323g), a higher stiffness rating (65 vs 62), and a thicker beam width (23.5mm/24.5mm/19.5mm vs 23.0mm/23.0mm/21.0mm).
Similarities: Both rackets have the same head size (98in), racket length (27in), swing weight (318), head light balance (6 pts HL), and string pattern (16 x 19).
|Racket Specs:||Vcore 98||Ezone 98|
|Balance:||6 pts HL||6 pts HL|
|TW Stiffness Rating:||62||65|
|Power:||Low to Medium||Low to Medium|
|Racket Colours:||Red and Blue||Blue and Black|
|String Pattern:||16 x 19||16 x 19|
|Grip Type:||Yonex Synthetic Grip||Yonex Synthetic Grip|
|Price:||Check on Amazon||Check on Amazon|
Head Size and Racket Length
Both rackets have a 98in mid plus head size and a standard racket length of 27 inches.
The stung weight of the Vcore 98 (323g) is 5 grams heavier than the strung weight of the Ezone 98 (318g), so the Vcore 98 will feel slightly heavier in your hand.
Both frames would be considered to be relatively heavy rackets to play with, especially for beginners.
Both rackets have an unstrung weight of 305g.
Both rackets have a swing weight of 318, so they will feel relatively heavy to swing (especially for beginner to intermediate players).
Both rackets have a 6 pts HL balance, which will suit players who have a full swing and good technique.
The Vcore 98 (62) has a slightly lower frame stiffness rating when compared with the Ezone 98 (65) but the difference isn’t huge.
Both frames have a medium to high stiffness rating so they would not be considered particularly arm friendly.
They are both low to medium powered frames so you are going to need to be able to generate your own power, using good technique, and a full swing.
Out of the two rackets, the Ezone 98 is definitely the most powerful.
Recommended Player Level
They are best suited to advanced tennis players and aren’t suitable for a beginner to play with.
The Vcore 98 (23.0mm / 23.0mm / 21.0mm) has a thinner beam width when compared with the Ezone 98 (23.5mm / 24.5mm / 19.5mm) which means you will get more help with power generation from the Ezone 98.
Both rackets have a 16 x 19 open string pattern which will help you add more spin to your shots.
Both rackets have a synthetic grip, which comes as standard on most Yonex tennis rackets.