Has anyone tried the 2020 Ezone yet?

ptennisb

Rookie
I am still playing with the DR. Nothing even remotely close to being as good has popped up yet. Is the 2020 Ezone similar to the DR 98, or is it more of an iteration of the 2018 Ezone.
Thanks!
 

ptennisb

Rookie
Just played and tried the new Ezone an hour ago. Looks like i'm gonna either have to switch lines or wait till the next update. Thanks anyways!
P.S. I'm probably going to try some tecnifibre frames as well as some from the vcore line.
 

nochuola

Rookie
My question is: everyone wants them to go back to DR, and Yonex is also trying to work towards that. Why then, doesn't Yonex just make the DR and call it whatever they want. Apple essentially releases the same product year after year with a different number and people still buy them. If Yonex knows exactly what they're customers want, why not just make that?
 

gutfeeling

Professional
My question is: everyone wants them to go back to DR, and Yonex is also trying to work towards that. Why then, doesn't Yonex just make the DR and call it whatever they want. Apple essentially releases the same product year after year with a different number and people still buy them. If Yonex knows exactly what they're customers want, why not just make that?
The sad reality is manufacturers make light stiff racquets because they are easier to use and sell. The market segment that wants relatively heavy, flexible racquets like the DR 98 is relatively small.
 

mscream

Semi-Pro
I’m a long time DR98 user (since they came out) and have played with the 2020 98. For me, it’s too puny in stock form and plays too firm. My hopes are now on the tour version, hopefully Yonex learned the lesson and went back to the DR recipe.
 

Alexh22

Semi-Pro
So is DR 98 LG the same racquet as a regular DR except the weight? I lead up one to 340g and it is a more comfortable and solid racquet than the 2020 ez98 I demoed. I am going to skip the 2020 ezones for good. Yonex killed the 95D and now they refuse to make anything close to a DR 98. Two local shops I went to has reported nearly no sale on the 2020 model.
 

gutfeeling

Professional
I don’t think the 2020 is that bad. It’s firm so it plays more like a tweener. It also needs a little weight in the head and softer strings/lower tension. It handles heavy hitting really well for a 305 gram stick with a swing weight under 320.
 

Crashbaby

Rookie
Plays great at 340g with a leather grip and 2 additional grams at 10 and 2. Comparing this racquet to the DR98 which is heavier and has more swingweight is not comparing apples to apples. Get the swing weight up on the 2020 to DR specs and see what you think.
Being reluctant to tinker with specs will greatly reduce your chances (and greatly increase $ being spent) in trying to find the one!
Im still torn between the 2020 and the older XI98 and my ...... :)
 

blai212

Professional
2020 ezone 98 supposed to be quite similar to DR line. Plays good stock but even better if you tinker around with the weight to your specs. I extended mine 1/4 inch and i get delpo type leverage on shots. My only gripe is that the thicker beam/wider head is not as maneuverable as my VCP100 that are also extended 1/4 inch. Both racquets play great... vcp much better control but much less power/comfort. Never gelled with the vcp97 cuz sweetspot felt too small for me. I’m a lifer w yonex...such great quality control and feel on their racquets. I truly believe isometric technology works.


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Primus

New User
Long time DR user before, now switched to new yonex 98 2020. I like it, its a bit firmer than DR and has a larger sweetspot. And guys say im hitting much harder now...
Awsome racquet. Have 3 already
 

gutfeeling

Professional
So is DR 98 LG the same racquet as a regular DR except the weight? I lead up one to 340g and it is a more comfortable and solid racquet than the 2020 ez98 I demoed. I am going to skip the 2020 ezones for good. Yonex killed the 95D and now they refuse to make anything close to a DR 98. Two local shops I went to has reported nearly no sale on the 2020 model.
The 285 gram models with 20 grams added will not play the same as the 305 models. Even if you match the balance the weight distribution in the head is different. Close but not the same.
 

Yamin

Rookie
They're coming out with an ezone 98 tour that's supposed to be closer to the DRs.
I'm not familiar with the DR and already see the Tour listed on Yonex' website... What makes a DR so sought after? Comfort?

I've hit with the ezone 98 + and it's my favorite of the new current offerings. I haven't played in like 8 years and had a few surgeries, but my last racket was a speed pro 98 youtek.

Between the Gravity pro, pure aero plus, Blade, and 98+... only the blade and the 98+ checked all the boxes and figured I should take advantage of the + length since I'm short and the racket plays similar to my old speed pro.

Only thing stopping me from buying 2 right now is the price.
 
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A_Instead

Hall of Fame
if you like a extended frame that pounds the ball with mad spin ..then the 100+ is the ticket.. more feel and control than any babolat offer...
I normally use a 4 1/4.. but got a 4 3/8 this time...
I am on the fence between the plus in a 4 1/4, the standard and the ultra 100 v3...
I play great with all 3...
TW review is spot on...
 

Bobble

Semi-Pro
if you like a extended frame that pounds the ball with mad spin ..then the 100+ is the ticket.. more feel and control than any babolat offer...
I normally use a 4 1/4.. but got a 4 3/8 this time...
I am on the fence between the plus in a 4 1/4, the standard and the ultra 100 v3...
I play great with all 3...
TW review is spot on...
great news. I feel like I’ve been looking for a + Babolat that didn’t kill my arm the last decade, sounds worth a try.
 
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