Racket Dilema: Yonex Ezone 100 or Head Speed Pro

Castiel

Rookie
Hey all,
I've been playing Tennis for many years, never professionaly but I would say my level is somewhere around 4.5-5 according to NTRP guidelines.
My Racket of choice for the last 4 years has been the OG Wilson Clash 100 (V1).
This Racket has really improved my game, providing easy access to Power along with comfort, but I do find it lacking in control.
I reached a level where I'm confident I can take the next step towards a more control oriented Racket.

Upon doing some research, I narrowed it down to two rackets:
Yonex Ezone 100 (2022) and the Head Speed Pro (2022).
Both highly rated rackets, it seems that the Head Speed Pro is especially loved in Tennis Warehouse where it got widespread acclaim, but upon when checking different websites / youtube I haven't found many praises for this Racket.
The Ezone 100 however received positive feedback both from Tennis Warehouse and other platforms as well.

I'm an all-court player, who tends more towards the aggresive style.
I have a one-handed backend.
In terms of power, I do still want a Racket that would provide enough assistance in this department, both of which Ezone 100 and Head Speed Pro should be able to provide me.

I don't have the option to demo any of these rackets, so its going to be a total blind buy.. therefore, I'm asking you, the community to please help me decide between the two.
Has anyone here played with both of them and can give me his prespective?

Also if anyone has one of them and can just share his experience ,that would be great too!
*** By the way I was also considering the Ezone 98 (2022), would love to hear feedback about it as well.
Thanks!
 
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KC!

Hall of Fame
Both racquets are great feeling & playing racquets. The Speed Pro a little more controlled maybe, but the Ezone I would say eaier to play with. Check out this video, both are mentioned. He has a good one handed backhand.
 

Moveforwardalways

Hall of Fame
This is an odd question and an odd racquet decision for a 4.5-5.0 player. But since you asked, I have hit with both but would not use either. These are very different racquets. I am not a fan of the Head speed pro. Yes, TW gave it rave reviews, but that’s the only place that I have seen it praised so highly. It’s an ok racquet, just not as good as the play testers thought, IMO. It is more of a players frame and you need to have a well developed game to benefit from it. Since you are a 5.0, you may have that kind of game. So it just depends. The Ezone 100 is basically a softer Pure Drive. That should tell you all you need to know.

My recommendation for a 4.5-5.0 player would be a Yonex Vcore 95, Babolat Pure Strike Tour, or Technifibre ISO. But as an experienced high level player, I’m sure you know the specs you are looking for.
 

Robbymack

New User
First tip is stop reading racquet reviews. They don’t really tell you much since every player is better

There isn’t really a bad choice here. If you’ve used a head in the past and liked it you’ll probably get along fine with that frame. Same goes for yonex. I will say the yonex 100 v 98 you get slightly more access to free power with the 100 and a slightly bigger sweet spot. I find the 98 a bit more plush on contact and slightly lower powered. Granted we’re really splitting hairs at that point.
 

Castiel

Rookie
Both racquets are great feeling & playing racquets. The Speed Pro a little more controlled maybe, but the Ezone I would say eaier to play with. Check out this video, both are mentioned. He has a good one handed backhand.
Thanks! Looks like he really dug the Ezone 100
 

Castiel

Rookie
This is an odd question and an odd racquet decision for a 4.5-5.0 player. But since you asked, I have hit with both but would not use either. These are very different racquets. I am not a fan of the Head speed pro. Yes, TW gave it rave reviews, but that’s the only place that I have seen it praised so highly. It’s an ok racquet, just not as good as the play testers thought, IMO. It is more of a players frame and you need to have a well developed game to benefit from it. Since you are a 5.0, you may have that kind of game. So it just depends. The Ezone 100 is basically a softer Pure Drive. That should tell you all you need to know.

My recommendation for a 4.5-5.0 player would be a Yonex Vcore 95, Babolat Pure Strike Tour, or Technifibre ISO. But as an experienced high level player, I’m sure you know the specs you are looking for.
Thanks :)
Coming from a 100 sq inch Racket I do love the extra support I'm getting, both in terms of bigger sweet spot and easier access to power and therefore I'm leaning more towards rackets of this type.
As I said, I loved my Clash but looking to add a bit more control which I've read that both the Ezone 100 and Head Speed Pro provides, but I suppose I'm leaning more toward the Ezone
 

Castiel

Rookie
First tip is stop reading racquet reviews. They don’t really tell you much since every player is better

There isn’t really a bad choice here. If you’ve used a head in the past and liked it you’ll probably get along fine with that frame. Same goes for yonex. I will say the yonex 100 v 98 you get slightly more access to free power with the 100 and a slightly bigger sweet spot. I find the 98 a bit more plush on contact and slightly lower powered. Granted we’re really splitting hairs at that point.
Awesome, I'm leaning towards the 100 due to easier access to power and it seems it will help me in these tights moments during a match where I need that extra margin
 

Wheelz

Hall of Fame
I can see the nerd liking the Ezone 100. It doesn’t have a huge open pattern or big launch angle. It could be an easier transition for him to that type of stick.
OP, why not compte with speed mp instead of pro.
I played with both pro and EZone 100. Pro was still nice. Nice for directional control. Not as stable as ezone 100.
 

Wheelz

Hall of Fame
Thanks :)
Coming from a 100 sq inch Racket I do love the extra support I'm getting, both in terms of bigger sweet spot and easier access to power and therefore I'm leaning more towards rackets of this type.
As I said, I loved my Clash but looking to add a bit more control which I've read that both the Ezone 100 and Head Speed Pro provides, but I suppose I'm leaning more toward the Ezone
I agree. It feels the higher the level the easier the stick is nice. I’ve been getting my Ezone 100 2020 out this week after 6 months of Prestige. I was good off the bat with it. Played it even stock and I was surprised. It felt since it’s lighter that it was more consistent, less powerful than my prestige. It was awesome in long rallies. Great on serve.
 
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Trip

Hall of Fame
@Castiel - Before looking at other frames, how about strings? The Clash v1 is fairly vague in feel and the string bed is more bendy/wavy on impact than most frames, so using the most crisp, stiff, thickest-gauge string bed you can handle, at the lowest tension you can still control, is all but a must IMHO. I don't know if your arm can handle a full-bed of poly, or at least a hybrid of crisp poly mains and crisp syn-gut crosses, either setup in 16 or 15L gauge, but I would try something like that if you haven't already.

Presuming you've done some of the above and still want to move on, a bit of a forewarning about making a switch. The Clash 100 v1 specs make it more or less a unicorn, in terms of how it combines low-ish weight with a soft flex, thick beam, very head-light balance and low swing weight. All of those simply don't exist to the same degree in any other frame, at least not without customization, so if you've really grown to build your mechanics around such a setup, just know you're going to be in for at least a somewhat-noticeably different experience (or more so) by moving away to a more conventional stick. That said, you can of course retrain your biomechanics to compensate, but just know it may take some time.

On that note, at least for the sake of process-of-elimination if nothing else, why not at least give the Clash 100 v2 a try? Wilson stiffened the flex a bit, which has helped make the string bed a bit less wavy/random on impact, and that alone may give you the control you want/need. Beyond that, looking at your proposed choices of the EZ100 and '22 Speed Pro, both are a fair ways away, the EZ being noticeably more stiff, head-heavy and thuddy on impact (with less dwell time), and the Speed Pro being noticeablly heavier, more cumbersome to swing, lower-powered and having a lower launch angle. I'm not sure how change-tolerant you are, but a closer match to where you're coming from would probably be a '22 Speed MP, Yonex VCore Pro 100 or Prince ATS Tour 100, either the 290g with handle weight added, or 310g played stock (or even the 100P, for more control but a bit less power).

As for moving down to a 98 and trying something like the EZ98, again, it's going to be noticeably more head-heavy, thuddy on impact and close-patterned than you're used to, but who knows, it could be worth a shot. I recently helped a buddy move from a Clash 100 Pro v1 to something with better control and more counterpunching oomph, and he chose the EZ98 after sampling several frames, but even after playing with it a few times a week for about 3 months now, he's still working on adjusting to it. So that much a change is possible, but as I said above, it will likely take some time to fully rebuild parts of your swing around the different physical characteristics.

Let me know what you think of the above advice and we can help guide you further from there.
 
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esgee48

G.O.A.T.
@Trip beat me to it. Test your version 1 Clash with different strings and tensions before moving on. It is a very different frame from anything else mentioned.
 

Castiel

Rookie
I can see the nerd liking the Ezone 100. It doesn’t have a huge open pattern or big launch angle. It could be an easier transition for him to that type of stick.
OP, why not compte with speed mp instead of pro.
I played with both pro and EZone 100. Pro was still nice. Nice for directional control. Not as stable as ezone 100.
Thanks! I will read a bit more about the speed mp 2022, might be a better fit for me
 

Castiel

Rookie
@Castiel - Before looking at other frames, how about strings? The Clash v1 is fairly vague in feel and the string bed is more bendy/wavy on impact than most frames, so using the most crisp, stiff, thickest-gauge string bed you can handle, at the lowest tension you can still control, is all but a must IMHO. I don't know if your arm can handle a full-bed of poly, or at least a hybrid of crisp poly mains and crisp syn-gut crosses, either setup in 16 or 15L gauge, but I would try something like that if you haven't already.

Presuming you've done some of the above and still want to move on, a bit of a forewarning about making a switch. The Clash 100 v1 specs make it more or less a unicorn, in terms of how it combines low-ish weight with a soft flex, thick beam, very head-light balance and low swing weight. All of those simply don't exist to the same degree in any other frame, at least not without customization, so if you've really grown to build your mechanics around such a setup, just know you're going to be in for at least a somewhat-noticeably different experience (or more so) by moving away to a more conventional stick. That said, you can of course retrain your biomechanics to compensate, but just know it may take some time.

On that note, at least for the sake of process-of-elimination if nothing else, why not at least give the Clash 100 v2 a try? Wilson stiffened the flex a bit, which has helped make the string bed a bit less wavy/random on impact, and that alone may give you the control you want/need. Beyond that, looking at your proposed choices of the EZ100 and '22 Speed Pro, both are a fair ways away, the EZ being noticeably more stiff, head-heavy and thuddy on impact (with less dwell time), and the Speed Pro being noticeablly heavier, more cumbersome to swing, lower-powered and having a lower launch angle. I'm not sure how change-tolerant you are, but a closer match to where you're coming from would probably be a '22 Speed MP, Yonex VCore Pro 100 or Prince ATS Tour 100, either the 290g with handle weight added, or 310g played stock (or even the 100P, for more control but a bit less power).

As for moving down to a 98 and trying something like the EZ98, again, it's going to be noticeably more head-heavy, thuddy on impact and close-patterned than you're used to, but who knows, it could be worth a shot. I recently helped a buddy move from a Clash 100 Pro v1 to something with better control and more counterpunching oomph, and he chose the EZ98 after sampling several frames, but even after playing with it a few times a week for about 3 months now, he's still working on adjusting to it. So that much a change is possible, but as I said above, it will likely take some time to fully rebuild parts of your swing around the different physical characteristics.

Let me know what you think of the above advice and we can help guide you further from there.
Thanks a lot for the detailed reply.
I've been playing with Luxilon Alu Power 1.25 at around 54lbs tension, I've been wondering if that is the recommended tension for the Clash V1.
I'm sure that restringing it again would give me back some of the lost control, but I thought that it would be a good chance for me to start a journey with a new racket.
Then again, you are absolutley right that the Clash V1 is somekind of a unicorn, really soft flex, easy to play with and very arm friendly.
Perhaps I should read more about the V2,Its just that according to Reviews, the V1 is more well liked but I guess I'll have to find a way to test it somehow.
 

born_hard

Rookie
You can also try to change your mindset if you have the balls, patience and money.
Try some other rackets which are in some aspects at the other end of the spectrum, like a Pure Strike VS, thats a control racket with small sweet spot but its headlight and plush, with low RA. Its a scalpel for experienced players but you force yourself to set up the stroke with better footwork and hit the ball in the sweetspot. So in some aspects you move away to a racket which is more control oriented, but still has some characistics of your clash, headlight and plush. You still can customize with lead for more power.
So you force yourself to get along with a demanding racket which is a good training. lets say after a while your patience is over and switch back to your 100inch size clash like rackets, you had at least experienced what a control racket is about and had a good training to hit the balls clean.
 

Dragy

Legend
If you want to explore more controlled options coming from your Clash 100, go with Ezone 98 or Extreme Tour. Ezone 100 may be a good option if you want to keep generally same idea of what you have in your racquet, but alter the feel... and colour.

Against your opposition, what do you struggle with? How you loose points? How your struggle to win points, in what situation? How you want to play, where you need more from your racquet? Answer these questions before you go... or just committ for a journey, and try the spectrum of most popular racquets:
Blade 98
Ezone 100 and 98
VCore 95
Pro Staff 97
Extreme Tour
Pure Aero and Pure Aero 98
Pure Strike Tour
Dunlop FX 500 new
Radical MP

The biggest question would be if you want to go up in weight and swingweight. Because if not, stick with 300g 98-100 sq.in. options, not too soft
Even biggest question is how your arm will handle switching from Clash to anything barely stiffer. I'd stay below 65 RA strung right away, as you may love the Pure Aero for example, but couple of months in your arm may (or may not) be a wreck, which is worst outcome possible.
 

Lorenn

Hall of Fame
Yonex Ezone 100 (2022) and the Head Speed Pro (2022).
Both highly rated rackets, it seems that the Head Speed Pro is especially loved in Tennis Warehouse where it got widespread acclaim, but upon when checking different websites / youtube I haven't found many praises for this Racket.
The Ezone 100 however received positive feedback both from Tennis Warehouse and other platforms as well.

TW players, in general, are slightly more advanced then the typical player. So the forum leans towards "player oriented racquets."

The Speed Pro(in general) is a advanced frame. It requires more of the typical player so the average reviews are less glowing. The new Speed Pro is a nice neutral racquet. It swings amazingly well, handles heavy balls, easy to switch between defense and offense, and allows a player to explore their game. Feels like a scalpel. Everything is there, but the player must be good enough to unleash it. The Speed MP 360+ is not a bad option at a lower price point, but the 2022 Speed Pro is overall a slightly better racquet and might be my choice between the two. (Currently my main racquet is the 2019 Gravity Pro, secondary racquet Speed MP 360+)

Ezone is easier to swing and has extra pop.(typical string arrangement). See it as one step up from your current racquet. It offers extra power and easier access to spin. It is a little stiff for my liking, but yonex quality is a plus. I prefer the 98 ...as it suits my typical preferences. Basically easier to swing and less stiff than the 100.

Head Speed Pro is not a bad choice, but it will be a challenge. It will require focusing on technique. The Speed Pro might temporarily slow down your progress, but it should pay dividends later. Ezone will require you to adapt as well, but it shouldn't be difficult.
 

Lorenn

Hall of Fame
@Trip beat me to it. Test your version 1 Clash with different strings and tensions before moving on. It is a very different frame from anything else mentioned.

It would be interesting to see how well the new Wilson Shift 315 plays for X Clash players. My concern is mainly that the extra swing weight might be problematic. It and a good Blade based racquet are potential options. I find the Shift 315 fun to play with...
 

Castiel

Rookie
If you want to explore more controlled options coming from your Clash 100, go with Ezone 98 or Extreme Tour. Ezone 100 may be a good option if you want to keep generally same idea of what you have in your racquet, but alter the feel... and colour.

Against your opposition, what do you struggle with? How you loose points? How your struggle to win points, in what situation? How you want to play, where you need more from your racquet? Answer these questions before you go... or just committ for a journey, and try the spectrum of most popular racquets:
Blade 98
Ezone 100 and 98
VCore 95
Pro Staff 97
Extreme Tour
Pure Aero and Pure Aero 98
Pure Strike Tour
Dunlop FX 500 new
Radical MP

The biggest question would be if you want to go up in weight and swingweight. Because if not, stick with 300g 98-100 sq.in. options, not too soft
Even biggest question is how your arm will handle switching from Clash to anything barely stiffer. I'd stay below 65 RA strung right away, as you may love the Pure Aero for example, but couple of months in your arm may (or may not) be a wreck, which is worst outcome possible.

Thank you! I'm struggling sometimes dictating during a rally and finishing off short balls / keeping balls from sailing out when generating power.
It's a little tricky because on the hand I want a Racket that would still give me access to power whilst adding a bit more control, which I thought the EZONE 100 would be perfect for.
However, I'm not a person who's that afraid of changes, and I'm very keen on developing my game.
I feel like I have a very stable hand-eye coordination and consistently able to even hit half-volleys from the baseline without looking at the ball, so I trust that I would do fine with a smaller SQ head as well, even though it will be a little challenging at first.
Also, I would like to have a steadier support at the net, to be able to put away a volley even if the opposing player has hit a strong shot.

I think that perhaps I should reconsider things and opt for the EZONE 98, which is less stiff and a bit more headlight, allowing easier swing.
Or as mentioned by @Lorenn, to still give a shot to the Head Speed Pro
 

Castiel

Rookie
TW players, in general, are slightly more advanced then the typical player. So the forum leans towards "player oriented racquets."

The Speed Pro(in general) is a advanced frame. It requires more of the typical player so the average reviews are less glowing. The new Speed Pro is a nice neutral racquet. It swings amazingly well, handles heavy balls, easy to switch between defense and offense, and allows a player to explore their game. Feels like a scalpel. Everything is there, but the player must be good enough to unleash it. The Speed MP 360+ is not a bad option at a lower price point, but the 2022 Speed Pro is overall a slightly better racquet and might be my choice between the two. (Currently my main racquet is the 2019 Gravity Pro, secondary racquet Speed MP 360+)

Ezone is easier to swing and has extra pop.(typical string arrangement). See it as one step up from your current racquet. It offers extra power and easier access to spin. It is a little stiff for my liking, but yonex quality is a plus. I prefer the 98 ...as it suits my typical preferences. Basically easier to swing and less stiff than the 100.

Head Speed Pro is not a bad choice, but it will be a challenge. It will require focusing on technique. The Speed Pro might temporarily slow down your progress, but it should pay dividends later. Ezone will require you to adapt as well, but it shouldn't be difficult.
Thank you! You info here enlightened me, I do feel like if I choose a more advanced Rackets, it will pay dividends in the future in terms of developing my game.
I guess now my dilema is between the EZONE 98 and the Head Speed Pro, I know they are quite different, but still I have to try to compare them.
 

jimmy8

Legend
Ezone 100 - less control than Clash 100 v1, opposite of what you want. Extremely stiff, not as stiff as the Babolat Pure Drive, but almost. I thought you like the comfort.

Head Speed Pro - I'm not sure you would like an 18x20 string pattern, to me it plays like a board even at very low tension. If you have to pick from only these 2, I would go with this one.

If you can buy from outside your 2, then I would say buy a Wilson Pro Staff Six.One 100 v13 - 100 sqin, more control than Clash, decent power for racket with more control than Clash, not too stiff. I have one for sale that's in good condition in 1/4 grip for $150, free shipping, let me know.
 

Castiel

Rookie
Ezone 100 - less control than Clash 100 v1, opposite of what you want. Extremely stiff, not as stiff as the Babolat Pure Drive, but almost. I thought you like the comfort.

Head Speed Pro - I'm not sure you would like an 18x20 string pattern, to me it plays like a board even at very low tension. If you have to pick from only these 2, I would go with this one.

If you can buy from outside your 2, then I would say buy a Wilson Pro Staff Six.One 100 v13 - 100 sqin, more control than Clash, decent power for racket with more control than Clash, not too stiff. I have one for sale that's in good condition in 1/4 grip for $150, free shipping, let me know.
Thanks for the extra info, It does seem like the EZONE is stiffer, regarding the Head Speed Pro, I've never played with a 18x20 frame before, wonder what it'd be like to try it
 

jimmy8

Legend
Thanks for the extra info, It does seem like the EZONE is stiffer, regarding the Head Speed Pro, I've never played with a 18x20 frame before, wonder what it'd be like to try it
Ezone 98 sounds like it would fit you pretty good. And you can have confidence in a larger sweet spot than other 98's because of the rectangular, isometric shape.
 

Dragy

Legend
Thank you! You info here enlightened me, I do feel like if I choose a more advanced Rackets, it will pay dividends in the future in terms of developing my game.
I guess now my dilema is between the EZONE 98 and the Head Speed Pro, I know they are quite different, but still I have to try to compare them.
Those two are relatively close in terms of the idea behind. The main difference, apart from feel, will be string pattern => launch angle. Speed pro sends balls quite low, even I having played with 18x20 for several years feel it. Ezone will give you easier shape to feel great from the baseline. So although Speed Pro is worth exploring, it might be more drastic change.

I have several years of experience with Ezone DR98, and now check if I can make Speed Pro my racquet of choice compared to more hefty Gravity Pro.
 

Castiel

Rookie
Those two are relatively close in terms of the idea behind. The main difference, apart from feel, will be string pattern => launch angle. Speed pro sends balls quite low, even I having played with 18x20 for several years feel it. Ezone will give you easier shape to feel great from the baseline. So although Speed Pro is worth exploring, it might be more drastic change.

I have several years of experience with Ezone DR98, and now check if I can make Speed Pro my racquet of choice compared to more hefty Gravity Pro.
Thanks, I suppose I'm leaning a little bit more towards the Ezone 98 due to the easier gameplay from the baseline, but still considering the Speed Pro as it could greatly improve my game and force me to take full strokes and work on my footwork.
 

berkyboy

Rookie
Thanks, I suppose I'm leaning a little bit more towards the Ezone 98 due to the easier gameplay from the baseline, but still considering the Speed Pro as it could greatly improve my game and force me to take full strokes and work on my footwork.
Speed pro has more open string pattern and has same power as EZ98...I felt same spin potential n power...the with of the speed is narrower causing me to frame some shots...if I was better player then I would have chosen speed pro
 

Wheelz

Hall of Fame
Ezone 100 is comfortable. Not the plushest feel but never had arm problems. It dampens the shock pretty good. Don’t be afraid to stick to 100 thicker beam sticks despite your level and even your clash.
 

Hit 'em clean

Semi-Pro
Speed Pro is quite a ways a away from a Wilson Clash 100... EZone 98 would be a much closer comparison and transition. Also if you hit with a OBH then the Speed Pro might not be the best option. One handers aren't always as comfortable with the Speed Pro, current version is more maneuverable (less swing weight) than the last generation so it doesn't seem to be as big of an issue. Ezone has more easy power than the Speed Pro, but the Speed Pro hits a much heavier ball. If you want control with power on tap then the Speed Pro is a great racquet and I love it. For me it's the best control racquet on the market that offers just enough easy power... not a lot but enough. I actually moved from the Ezone 98 to the Speed Pro... for me the low swingweight of the E98 was my only issue. If you're okay with the heavier weight, etc of the Speed and want controlled power, it's a great racquet. If you want something more in line with your Clash specs, but with a little more control... E98.
 

Moveforwardalways

Hall of Fame
This is really tough if you can’t demo. If you cannot afford to purchase and then sell it after market if you don’t like it, then you are basically just guessing. Every racquet review is just a person’s opinion, and even that may vary day to day or with different strings and tensions. If you can’t demo, it is best to decide what specs you like from past racquets (stiffness, static weight, swing weight, head size, etc) and just buy one that is a close match.
 

Castiel

Rookie
Sheesh I'm starting to lean more into the Head Speed Pro, I know its miles away from the Clash 100, and also different from the EZONE but it seems to be such a good balance of everything according to reviews, and might help develop my game even further.
But yes its really difficult, I wish I could just demo both the ezone 98 and head speed pro and then decide..
 

RayT

New User
Let me complicate your decision even more with my experience. I had also been using the Clash 100 v1 for many years and loved it as I started off as a beginner a few years ago (taking weekly lessons from an instructor). But as my skill improved, I found the Clash 100 was was quite bad in term of control and a lot of balls would trampoline long when I was trying to hit targets during my training and in matches (using tight poly strings didn't help). I switched to a Clash 98, which I used for a year but in the end I gave up on it as I found it a bit too heavy and sluggish for my abilities (even though I had much better control than the Clash 100).

Last year, as I was shopping for a new racquet for my teenage son (high level junior player), we demo'ed a few pro racquets and he settled on the Speed Pro. I tried it in a few matches (singles and doubles) and I found the precision was better than my Clash 98, but was lower powered for my swing speed (in both serves and groundstrokes). For volleys at the net, especially in doubles, it did quite well (if I had time to react), as it felt Prestige like to me. Unfortunately the Speed Pro did aggravate my tennis elbow with prolonged play, so I could no longer use it (strung with RPM blast or Volkl Cyclone at 52 lbs). I also find that it's a very demanding racquet, requiring very good technique to maximize it's potential. My son still struggles with it at times, especially if he gets a bit lazy or plays too loose.

I ended up buying a Boom MP for myself (without demoing it), as I wanted a racquet that was plush in comfort (for my tennis elbow) but still having easy power and decent precision. I paired it with Lynx Touch strings and found it very comfy, but still had the poly like feel and spin. A lot of others complained that in stock form, it is a bit light and somewhat unstable especially vs big hitters, so adding weight to it iss an option. I proceeded to add 4 gms to the racquet with lead tape at 10 and 2 oclock, and another lead strip in the butt of the racquet (total 4gm added, to a strung weight of 324 gm). Tonight I tried it out playing doubles against some big hitters and it felt very stable with still lots of power and control (my serves seem to be faster, more pop).

I have also read a lot of the Yonez Ezone 100 as an all around great racquet (but I haven't had a chance to play with it).

I used to think that getting a 98 sq inch sized racquet head was better for intermediate/advanced, players, but I found that the slightly bigger 100 sized head was more forgiving for those off-center shots.

One other racquet you could consider (coming from the Clash 100) is the Prince Phantom 100x 305gm. I really wanted to try it, but never found any demo's available and no new ones were available in Canada to buy.

My wife uses a Gravity MP, also very comfy like the Clash, but more control and still decent power. I find it a bit head heavy though, compared to the Boom MP.
 
I played with 2022 Speed Pro and recently switched to EZONE 100.

Speed Pro is a superb frame but EZONE 100 is special. If you are player playing post-2000s style tennis, EZONE will only enhance your game in every department.

It is incredibly stable, easy spin, easy depth, easy flat and spin serves. Great at the net.

Super comfortable.

I cannot fault this racquet in any area, while excelling in controllable power and spin.

It is not as precise as my Prestige Tour, but I am not the kind of player that wins at Prestige Tour style of precision. I control my shots with spin and EZONE 100 gives me all that.

Speed Pro is very nice but I think a bit over-rated by Chris from TW, because of his playstyle.
 
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