Yonex Ai 98: tell me more about her

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by maxpotapov, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. I'm not good

    I'm not good New User

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    Im getting it in the mail today. Will post a review after some hitting weather permitting.
     
  2. Sambuccashake

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    I sold one of them but still have an ai98 "lite".
    Are they very different when leaded up or are they feeling like the standard version?
     
  3. zoobears

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    yes different

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  4. I'm not good

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    Got rained out after about 20 minutes so I don't have too much feedback.

    Initial Impressions: Looks pretty dang good to my eye but then again I am a fan of green. I can see how some people might be turned off by it. The typical Yonex frame shape doesn't seem so pronounced to me, very different than my blade but not in a bad way.

    As some have said here before, the feel is definitely muted. But that is not an insult, as it is a muted solid feel at strike. Compared to my blade 93 this racquet is definitely: Lighter, lower powered, more spin oriented, MUCH more forgiving. With this racquet, it gives you the confidence to ramp up the swing speed without worrying about a mis-hit, which allows you to hit with even more spin and pace. I was getting a ton of pace on my first serve but dumped a lot of 2nds into the net as I was not used to the increased spin.

    Don't have any complaints thus far, hope to get out tomorrow with the sun and hit some more.
     
  5. tmc5005

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    Love this racquet it has been on my top 10 most arm friendly list for a long time but the new DR 98 is even better. IT is more flexible, more headlite and has all the anti damping technology of the Ai 98 plus the added nanometric DR material making it play even more flexible.
     
  6. n8dawg6

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    ill get a dr98 when they go on sale and the "Zx98" is the next big thing with ├╝ber dynamic repulsion
     
  7. zoobears

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    na

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