The Yonex Vcore 98 and Yonex Ezone 98 are two 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 tennis rackets compare to each another.
Comparison of the Yonex Vcore 98 and the Ezone 98 Tennis Rackets
In the comparison below I have used the 2021 version of the Yonex Vcore 98 and the 2022 version of the Yonex Ezone 98.
Racket Specs – Yonex Vcore 98 vs Ezone 98
|Racket Specs:||Yonex Vcore 98||Yonex Ezone 98|
|Balance:||6 pts HL||6 pts HL|
|TW Stiffness Rating:||66||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|
Both the Yonex Vcore 98 and Yonex Ezone 98 tennis rackets have a 98in Mid plus head size.
The Vcore 98 and Ezone 98 have a standard racket length of 27 inches.
The stung weight of the Vcore 98 (323g) is 5g heavier than the strung weight of the Ezone 98 (318g), so the Vcore 98 will feel slightly heavier in your hand.
Both the Yonex Vcore 98 and the Yonex Ezone 98 would be considered to be relatively heavy tennis rackets to play with, especially for beginners.
Both tennis rackets have an unstrung weight of 305g.
The Yonex Vcore 98 has a swing weight of 322g, which is 4g heavier than the Yonex Ezone 98 (318g), so the Ezone 98 will be slightly easier to swing.
Both tennis rackets have a 6pts HL balance, which will suit players who have a full swing and good technique.
The Vcore 98 (66) has a slightly higher stiffness rating when compared with the Ezone 98 (65) but the difference is very small.
Both tennis rackets have a medium to high stiffness rating so they would not be considered particularly arm friendly.
The Vcore 98 and Ezone 98 are both low to medium powered tennis rackets so you are going to need to be able to generate your own power on your shots from good technique and a full swing.
Out of the two rackets, the Ezone 98 is definitely the more powerful of the rackets.
Recommended Player Level
Both the Yonex Ezone 98 and Yonex Vcore 98 are best suited to advanced tennis players and aren’t suitable for a beginner to play with.
The Vcore 98 (22.5/23.0/21.0) has a thinner beam width when compared with the Ezone 98 (23.5/24.5/19.5) which means you will get more help with power generation from the Ezone 98.
Both tennis rackets have a 16 x 19 open string pattern which will help you add more spin to your shots.
Both tennis rackets have a standard Yonex Synthetic Grip.
Online Racket Reviews
Yonex Ezone 98 (2022) Review By Tennis Warehouse:
Yonex Vcore 98 (2021) Review By Tennis Warehouse: