Ezone 98 Vs head Boom Pro

Pet_82

New User
Hi Everybody,
I've played with boom pro with good satisfaction, but 310 gr in a tight match I struggle to handle.
I was thinking about the Ezone 98.
But I read that the Ezone 98 is a very difficult racquet.
Compared to the boom pro do you think the Ezone 98 is more difficult to handle?
Many thanks!
 

ulunxtns

Semi-Pro
Ezone 98 is not a difficult racquet, I would say it's about the same as Boom pro regarding the easy use. If 310g Boom Pro is hard to handle for you, I don't think 305g Ezone 98 will be too much easier. 5g is not a big difference. I would suggest you look into Boom MP, it's pretty easy to use.
 

TwinCinema

Professional
There’s a reason they call “EZone” the “e-z one.” It’s not difficult - the Boom Pro, however, is a great racket but I did find it a touch too demanding for me. It’s got excellent control though, and a perfectly medium amount of power and great stability.
 

eStarfish

New User
I played for a season with a boom pro’s. I also pick up an EZ 98 from time to time (wife has a couple). to me me these racket to play very differently. My BP’s had an average swing weight of 322 vs the EZ’s at 308.
BP’s feel way more stable and generate more power because of the mass is. Give the EZ a try, you might like. In my opinion the Vcore (either 98 or 100) would be an easier transition from the BP. I’m currently using the 98.
I had Blade v7’s and they were even more demanding than the Boom Pro’s
 

TwinCinema

Professional
Many thanks!
What abt Ezone 98 vs Wilson Blade 98?
I currently play with a Blade so I love it, but you have to generate your own power. You can put the ball anywhere in the court you want, it just doesn’t do so with much pace unless you absolutely blast it.

I think you’ll find EZone easier to handle and way easier to get power out of.

But if you’re just looking for a lighter version of the Boom Pro, you might want to look at the Boom MP or the Extreme Tour.
 

harryeet

New User
I played for a season with a boom pro’s. I also pick up an EZ 98 from time to time (wife has a couple). to me me these racket to play very differently. My BP’s had an average swing weight of 322 vs the EZ’s at 308.
BP’s feel way more stable and generate more power because of the mass is. Give the EZ a try, you might like. In my opinion the Vcore (either 98 or 100) would be an easier transition from the BP. I’m currently using the 98.
I had Blade v7’s and they were even more demanding than the Boom Pro’s
Wow, ur EZ98 swingweight is a lot underspecs
 

TennisHound

Legend
Hi Everybody,
I've played with boom pro with good satisfaction, but 310 gr in a tight match I struggle to handle.
I was thinking about the Ezone 98.
But I read that the Ezone 98 is a very difficult racquet.
Compared to the boom pro do you think the Ezone 98 is more difficult to handle?
Many thanks!
So the Boom Pro is too heavy? EZone 98 is fine, certainly head a s shoulders better than the Boom Pro.
 

J-Wildcard

Semi-Pro
I only briefly tried a Head ezone 98 and found ot pretty harsh on the arm but that was with a full bed of poly. Does the Boom Pro match up with the Ezone then regarding its hitting capabilities. I have recently tried the new Auxetic 2.0 Boom Pro and like the hit it gave. It felt pretty different from the rest of the Head range so i am tempted to pick one up. Though it would be the older 2022 version. I hear the stringbed can be unpredictable though on some reviews, i guess with the yonex style head its slightly different to the other Heads.
I didn't like the hit off the new Speed Pro and the prestige line i have used and know very well. I am attracted to the power on this frame and it just feels really nice to swing and handle. I did like the hit from the gravity pro but it handles badly for me when adjusting late and improvising on some shots.
 

rizoto

New User
i am asking myself the same question. Boom pro 2024 vs Ezone 98

I owned the ezone 98 2 years ago. it is good racket, a bit more harsh than my current blade 98s but a bit more controll oriented. nothing to worry about with lower tension or hybrid setup, i think
I am looking for something more stable than 98s, a small of power and goo stability (which the 98s does not have), i was thinking the boom pro could be the right choice for a OHBH player

which racket is more powerfull ezone 98 or boom pro?
 
If both are on spec (Ez 98 2022 vs. BP 2024) the boom pro has more power, but for me the boom felt better on the OHBH due to the HL balance and the extra tip weight, maybe also because of the slighty higher sweetspot. Stability is also better, mainly due to the higher static weight i think (i didn't customize the ezone to boom pro specs). Boom is also better an the defensive side for me, especially on the Backhand. On the forehand i find it less precise than the ezone and i often struggle to control the power when i really go for the shot. Ezone takes the crown in terms of spin, although you can add decent spin to your ball with the BP as well.
 

gundamz

New User
Found this thread interesting as that's what I am facing right now. Kind of the question again (which I asked and confirmed myself years ago but always itchy to think about it after few years): static weight vs swing weight.

I think I am about a 4.0 player. Please casual tennis every week and some recreational competition.

I played Ezone 98 for 2 years, it's a great racket. Best part of it is fast swing weight. Therefore balls could be hit fast but due to 305 frame, when facing heavy ball players, do feel not as comfortable to return as heavier racquests.

I bought the Radical Pro just a month ago, great racket, very comfortable when you are redirecting the ball, volley etc, however after 1 or 2 hours, my shoulder and arm do feel tired/jelly. Though the racket feel highly stable and comfortable when playing volley and against heavy groundstrokes but my swing speed is much lower and could feel my groudstrokes are not as fast as Ezone 98.

At this time, I had already already sold both my Ezone as I thought I could handle the Radical Pro but not really the case. I then sold my Radical Pro as well and bought the Boom Pro.

The Boom Pro is easier to swing, it's also a good racket, comfortable in every shots. However, I still find it a bit too heavy for me. I now reconfirm myself best range is 300 to 305g which I can swing really fast and balls are much faster.

I am now waiting for my Radical MP, I likely will stay it I expect. And I will probably get the Ezone 100 (instead of my 98 previously).

My conclusion is (though may be a BS haha) get the heaviest racket that you can swing fast (unless you have a long swing stroke) and as mentioned, the comfortable range for me to swing fast is 300 to 305g, so the instability factor of 300/305 rackets is the trade-off (cannot avoid).

Thx.
 

mauricem

Semi-Pro
I would think the Extreme Tour a good alternative to Boom Pro, plays very similar, slightly lighter and softer, touch less power and both will need some tuning to be at their best. IMO definitely closer in feel than EZ98.

I demoed all 3 and it was a toss up between the BP and ET, only went with the ET as it was on sale at the time and the BP was +$100 but I'm sure I would have been happy with the Boom. The EZ98 felt much harsher in comparison but maybe dead poly strings in a demo had something to do with that
 

Crocodile

G.O.A.T.
The other idea might be to get the Boom MP and customise it. I used to like the older Yonex DR plus and when Yonex bought out the E Zone they kind of felt less of a racquet. They have since bought out 2 newer iterations which have improved.
I think it will come down to swing weight, stiffness and feel as to what your prefer.
 

rizoto

New User
I bought the Radical Pro just a month ago, great racket, very comfortable when you are redirecting the ball, volley etc, however after 1 or 2 hours, my shoulder and arm do feel tired/jelly. Though the racket feel highly stable and comfortable when playing volley and against heavy groundstrokes but my swing speed is much lower and could feel my groudstrokes are not as fast as Ezone 98.
ezone 100 is much stiffer and more powerfull. Why not testing a technifibre tfight - 98in & 300grs ....
 

rizoto

New User
well i just tried my boom pro. ( i have owned the last ezone 98 v7? and v5)
In term of comfort, it is way ahead. but it lacks depth. your really need to give it all.

great racket to serve!
 
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