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 frames compare to each another.
Yonex Vcore 98 vs Ezone 98
In the comparison below I have used the 2023 version of the Yonex Vcore 98 (or “YV98”) and the 2022 version of the Yonex Ezone 98 (or “YE98”).
|Racket Specs:||Yonex Vcore 98||Yonex 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|
Both the YV98 and YE98 rackets have a 98in Mid plus head size.
The YV98 and YE98 have a standard racket length of 27 inches.
The stung weight of the YV98 (323g) is 5g heavier than the strung weight of the YE98 (318g), so the Vcore 98 will feel slightly heavier in your hand.
Both the YV98 and the YE98 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 318g, so they will feel relatively heavy to swing (especially for beginner to intermediate players).
Both rackets have a 6pts HL balance, which will suit players who have a full swing and good technique.
The YV98 (62) has a slightly lower stiffness rating when compared with the YE98 (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.
The YV98 and YE98 are both low to medium powered frames 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.
Recommended Player Level
Both the YV98 and YE98 are best suited to advanced tennis players and aren’t suitable for a beginner to play with.
The YV98 (23.0/23.0/21.0) has a thinner beam width when compared with the YE98 (23.5/24.5/19.5) 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 standard Yonex Synthetic Grip.
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