Ivanovic with blacked out Yonex in Cincy

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  1. crosscourt

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    Is there any news on this? For those of us who think that a 95" Yonex is capable of being just about perfect this is a very interesting development. Particularly after the disappointment of the RQiS Tour or whatever it was called.

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  2. XFactorer

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    Read in geeky voice: It's actually called the Yonex RQiS 1 Tour XL. But the XL doesn't mean it's extra long, 'cause it's a standard 27 inch racquet. The XL is for extra light because it just weights a little less than the Yonex RQiS 1 Tour that Ivanovic won the 2008 French Open with. Geez!

    Normal voice: I hope Yonex is coming out with a new RQ series racquet! I loved my RQiS 1 Tours a lot. But not as much as my RDX 500s.
     
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  3. XFactorer

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    Yep... I'm on the line with Yonex right now.

    eZone racquets. Launch at the US Open. On sale on site at during the US Open. Should be available to others 2 weeks after the tourney.

    Hello new racquet for USTA Nationals in October!!!
     
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  4. crosscourt

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    Is there any information about head size?

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  5. XFactorer

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    Nope. I probed. Believe me... if it were a 95'', flexy racquet, I'm there! I'm kinda over the RDiS 200. :-D
     
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  6. XFactorer

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  7. cliente

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    Got some more scoop on the eZone racquets.. I was told it would be released in September in Tokyo. But I'm not sure.. the USO release should get them more exposure, right?

    3 models: eZone, eZone Lite and eZone 107. Could get a pic of the eZone Lite:

    eZone Lite (100inch2, 275g)

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    Not sure which one Ivanovic will be using.. I guess the eZone.
     
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  8. tennisisfun

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    ezone. ehhhhhhh.... I was expecting sooooo much more! look how wide/thick it is!
     
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  9. cliente

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    eZone (100inch2, 300g):

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    ezone 107 (107inch2, 280g):

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  10. ronalditop

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    Fugly racquets.
     
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  11. esm

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    true, but if that fugly racquet PJ wins slams for a player, then it is a magic stick......
     
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  12. mec46205

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    I've loved Yonex frames for almost 20 years now, and it will be interesting to see how these hit, particularly considering where they fit on the diagram above. They maybe seem a little light for Ivanovic's game? In any event, Yonex really needs to step up its marketing. They have no ecommerce so it's practically impossible to find anything beyond their basic clothing not already offered on TW and the other major web sites. And if the link to the Facebook above is an official Yonex page, it's riddled with errors and doesn't give off the best impression. They make too good of a product for this sort of an image.
     
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  13. Swan Song

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    I think Ivanovic's will be the EZone Tour. I am not sure of the name, but based on how the current EZone racquets are named and how the heavy-spec, smaller-headsize frames are named "Tour" of some sort, I believe that will be the name for the next RQiS 1 Tour replacement.
     
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  14. Swan Song

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    Consider the fact that Yonex did not paint the racquets using feminine colours like what they always did with their 100 in2. racquets.
     
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  15. XFactorer

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    I like the paint jobs.

    I'm pretty sure the launch is at the US Open; but Yonex Tennis on Facebook already has pics up of the racquets at the current tourneys. I hope there's a tour version; 100 just seems a bit big for me.

    From the Yonex graph, it is going in the right direction with the softness!
     
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  16. ronalditop

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    I actually like the paint job a lot. What I don't like is how thick the beam and the throat are, it makes the handle look so thin.
     
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  17. lefty001

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    From reading the Japanese description, sounds like it's going to be leaning more towards a tweener rather than a players frame.

    meh...
     
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  18. XFactorer

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    Oooh, can you translate, please?
     
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  19. Swan Song

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    Yes. They are supposed to replace the RQiS 1 Tour XL variants. I would not expect a player's frame until 2012.
     
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  20. XFactorer

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    EZONE Lite, EZONE, EZONE 26 (junior racquet)
     
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  21. ispaht

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    Those look sweet.
     
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