New Yonex Exone Pics

Crashbaby

Rookie
Coco even did a Yonex advert saying why she chose the new ezone98, but at the US open she is using a paint job. The bumper on Coco's new racquet is a DR98 bumper. It has a deep groove running right across the top. The new racquets bumper is completely different. I'm not impressed with the deception.....unless the old bumper fits? Paint jobs should be outlawed. Coco playing well should not be drumming up sales of the new racquet, it's not right. It should only be assisting the DR98 to sell out of remaining stocks. Rant over....
 

Toyo

Rookie
Coco even did a Yonex advert saying why she chose the new ezone98, but at the US open she is using a paint job. The bumper on Coco's new racquet is a DR98 bumper. It has a deep groove running right across the top. The new racquets bumper is completely different. I'm not impressed with the deception.....unless the old bumper fits? Paint jobs should be outlawed. Coco playing well should not be drumming up sales of the new racquet, it's not right. It should only be assisting the DR98 to sell out of remaining stocks. Rant over....
Apparently all the Pros use paintjobbed rackets, but it's sad that a quality company like Yonex has to stoop that level of deception to compete with all the other major brands. I would have expected more from them as their top notch quality is what they should be known for and not using fake endorsements from the Pros.

I stopped listening to all the fake technology garbage that the marketers are cramming down our throats as it's gotten to the point where it's almost insulting our intelligence. I found a great racket in my AI 100 and I'll keep using them as I don't need to fix what's not broken.
 

Toyo

Rookie
If a racket did so well, why the company has to ruin it.
It's not that they "ruined" it but all the brands will tinker with the specs every 2 years or so, adding new so called "technology", changing the swing weight, head light balance, paint job etc. They'll do or say whatever it takes into fooling the consumer that newer is better. It's like that with all consumer products and not just tennis rackets.
 

JOSHL

Hall of Fame
Apparently all the Pros use paintjobbed rackets, but it's sad that a quality company like Yonex has to stoop that level of deception to compete with all the other major brands. I would have expected more from them as their top notch quality is what they should be known for and not using fake endorsements from the Pros.

I stopped listening to all the fake technology garbage that the marketers are cramming down our throats as it's gotten to the point where it's almost insulting our intelligence. I found a great racket in my AI 100 and I'll keep using them as I don't need to fix what's not broken.
I wouldn't necessarily blame the racquet manufacturers entirely for this. They need to sell product to stay in business so if a pro gets comfortable with a certain racquet and never changes it's not the racquet makers fault for letting them put a paint job on it.
 

every7

Hall of Fame
Coco even did a Yonex advert saying why she chose the new ezone98, but at the US open she is using a paint job. The bumper on Coco's new racquet is a DR98 bumper. It has a deep groove running right across the top. The new racquets bumper is completely different. I'm not impressed with the deception.....unless the old bumper fits? Paint jobs should be outlawed. Coco playing well should not be drumming up sales of the new racquet, it's not right. It should only be assisting the DR98 to sell out of remaining stocks. Rant over....
Agree
 

Toyo

Rookie
I wouldn't necessarily blame the racquet manufacturers entirely for this. They need to sell product to stay in business so if a pro gets comfortable with a certain racquet and never changes it's not the racquet makers fault for letting them put a paint job on it.
Yes, I agree - the company's main goal is to sell, sell, sell and I don't have a problem with that. However, like the above poster mentioned, I do have a problem with anyone using deceptive practices by painting over an older model racket and leading consumers into thinking that they switched over to the new racket because they liked it better.
 

Bartelby

Talk Tennis Guru
So is the new one durable in terms of construction - frame, paint, bumpers, etc. - or is it too early to tell?
 

whorng

Rookie
I agree the deceptive marketing practices sucks, but that is reality.
It is odd to see videos and articles saying the pros use this new cool racquet, but instead it is a paint job.
Unfortunately it is common practice in tennis and in marketing sense.
I do not see Yonex growing their business by not having their pros endorsing new products.
Pro endorsement allows them to market products and they have to release new versions to keep up that consumer appetite.
One example is this thread. New Ezone coming out = more chatter on Talk Tennis. More chatter = increase in popularity.

To some they may have dropped the ball with the new Ezone series, but to others the performance advantages outweighs the slight upper stiffness.
I still want to demo it, but it is new and stock is low so it may be a while.
 

Syfo-Dias

Professional
Coco even did a Yonex advert saying why she chose the new ezone98, but at the US open she is using a paint job. The bumper on Coco's new racquet is a DR98 bumper. It has a deep groove running right across the top. The new racquets bumper is completely different. I'm not impressed with the deception.....unless the old bumper fits? Paint jobs should be outlawed. Coco playing well should not be drumming up sales of the new racquet, it's not right. It should only be assisting the DR98 to sell out of remaining stocks. Rant over....
Oh, my sweet summer child...
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Coco even did a Yonex advert saying why she chose the new ezone98, but at the US open she is using a paint job. The bumper on Coco's new racquet is a DR98 bumper. It has a deep groove running right across the top. The new racquets bumper is completely different. I'm not impressed with the deception.....unless the old bumper fits? Paint jobs should be outlawed. Coco playing well should not be drumming up sales of the new racquet, it's not right. It should only be assisting the DR98 to sell out of remaining stocks. Rant over....
I understand how you feel... if you look closely I think you may find that she isn't even using the DR98... I think it's the Xi98... The reason I say this is because, during the US Open, I think I saw the butt cap that is on my Vcore 95D (and all those older models than the Ai)... of course I could have seen that wrong or she could just like that butt cap better...
 
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Anton

Legend
I wouldn't necessarily blame the racquet manufacturers entirely for this. They need to sell product to stay in business so if a pro gets comfortable with a certain racquet and never changes it's not the racquet makers fault for letting them put a paint job on it.
Umm yea, there financial advantages to DECEPTION AND LYING.

It's wrong, period.
 
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