Yonex Ezone 98 (305g) Tennis Racket
One of the more versatile performance racquets on the market gets updated for 2020.The Yonex Ezone 98 series is endorsed by Naomi Osaka and Nick Kyrgios and this version gets a slew of enhancements to help players of all levels.
The sixth generation Ezone has a new strong, yet elastic material in the throat called M40X.The graphite material improves the racquet’s flex while maintaining the tour level stability which is a hallmark of the Ezone franchise. Yonex improved the comfort of the Ezone 98 by adding Vibration Dampening Mesh (VDM) in the handle. The material filters out unwanted vibrations without overly muting the response. The sweet spot of the Ezone is massive do to Yonex’ Isometric head shape. With this version, the head is slightly wider at the 3 and 9 o’clock positions to create the largest sweet spot in the history of the Ezone.By subtly varying the outer angle of the aero-shaped frame, the middle and upper portion of the racquet head remain plush, while the lower hoop is stable.Yonex carries over their Liner Tech string technology from the previous version by using straight hole grommets to elongate the strings. The result is more power and comfort, even when missing the sweet spot.According to Yonex, the updated Ezone 98 will absorb 7.9% more shock and increase ball speed by 2.5% compared to the previous model.The Ezone 98 is 10.8 ounces unstrung and has a spin-friendly 16×19 string pattern. With a 4 points head light strung balance, the Ezone 98 is a frame designed for a racquet-head-speed demon, and should be an easy choice for those seeking a solid blend of precision and power.
Head Size:98 in² / 632.26 cm²
Length:27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight:11.3oz / 320g
Balance:12.75in / 32.39cm / 6 pts HL
Beam Width:23mm / 24mm / 19mm
Grip Type:Yonex Synthetic
String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
String Tension:45-60 pounds