Weighting Yonex Ezone 98 Tour at the Throat


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Hey everybody, I am looking to add some weight to my Yonex Ezone 98 Tour racquets to get them up to 340 grams (12 ounces). They are currently around 332 grams so I figure adding 8 grams of lead tape will do the trick. I do not want to change the balance, I like the 4 pts HL feel on my backhand side and I play as more of an aggressive baseliner (I don't charge the net unless I have a short ball) so that works for me. I am looking to only increase static weight and swingweight, I can handle the stock specs (4 pts HL, 332 grams strung, and 330 swingweight) and want to see if I can handle more. I thought about adding weight to handle and counterbalancing on head but from what I read, adding to the throat is an easier option.

Please let me know what you think and if there are other effects I did not see that would be worth considering.

FYI I string the racquet with Solinco Confidential at 50 lbs. I am a 24 year old male that is not like a super strong guy but can handle heavier racquets.

Steve Huff

I have added weight to the throat of rackets before and never found it very beneficial. Not sure what your goal in terms of how you want it to play differently, but a little under the grip and at 3 & 9 would seem to make more sense.