Why Ezone 100 for Casper Ruud?

DLAWIII

New User
I was surprised when I learned that Casper Ruud uses the Ezone 100. I guess I always assumed it was the 98. Has he always used a 100 square inch racquet since
 

dkmura

Semi-Pro
Ruud is not a big guy, and as such, probably needs a racquet that helps him generate pace and spin. He's got great foot speed and powerful technique, so the EZ100 fits the bill pretty well. Yonex has backed him since he made his way onto the tour and has surely had him trying a variety of frames/strings until Ruud found just the right combination.
 

aus89

Rookie
Ruud is not a big guy, and as such, probably needs a racquet that helps him generate pace and spin. He's got great foot speed and powerful technique, so the EZ100 fits the bill pretty well. Yonex has backed him since he made his way onto the tour and has surely had him trying a variety of frames/strings until Ruud found just the right combination.
believe its a longbody DR 100 (probably 28 inches not 27.5)
 

dkmura

Semi-Pro
I wonder how much Ruud is handicapped at net by using the longbody EZ100? Not that he comes to net much, but with grass and hard courts upcoming, he'll need maneuverability over putaway power up there.
 
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dkmura

Semi-Pro
I'd say just about as much as Roddick was w/ his PD+ or Isner is w/ his Prince LB, which is to say 'not at all'...
Good point. These guys are so talented, they just overcome changes in equipment or grip changes with ease. Although the mere sight of Roddick or Isner crowding the net must be more intimidating than when Casper gets up there.
 

AceyMan

Professional
Tangent observation, here:

While quite a few WTA pros use 100 in² frames, I still was surprised to find out that Kontaveit uses the Pure Strike 100.

She's such a hard hitter & clean striker I would expected the 98 to be her stick, but, nope, it's the 100. (And last I read in the forums she uses Isospeed Black Fire.)

/Acey
 
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Wheelz

Professional
Ezone 100 has a surprising lower launch angle for a 100 16x19. Every time I try it I get a bit surprised. Similar launch to my speed pro 18x20. Ezone had decent control and spin/pop on tap for his forehand although 99.9% is dependant on his technique. Good clay weapon
 

Aldukuhi

New User
Ezone 100 has a surprising lower launch angle for a 100 16x19. Every time I try it I get a bit surprised. Similar launch to my speed pro 18x20. Ezone had decent control and spin/pop on tap for his forehand although 99.9% is dependant on his technique. Good clay weapon
Hi man. Your is 2022 version?
I have the SP 2022 & waiting my ezone 100 arrived.
 

Wheelz

Professional
Hi man. Your is 2022 version?
I have the SP 2022 & waiting my ezone 100 arrived.
2018. I just ordered a 2020. I’m still debating if I should instead pickup the 2022. My 18 is 330sw stock. That’s a lot more then the 22
 

Gemini

Hall of Fame
Ruud is a former Babolat Aeropro Plus user (27.5" length) when he was a junior. He then moved over to the Yonex DR100 plus (27.5" length). As far as most know, he's still using the DR100 plus under various paint jobs.
 
Good point. These guys are so talented, they just overcome changes in equipment or grip changes with ease. Although the mere sight of Roddick or Isner crowding the net must be more intimidating than when Casper gets up there.
Isner yes but not sure about Roddick. His net approaches are not that solid.
 

jarko111

Hall of Fame
That guys forehand is like Thor's hammer. And he can hang in any backhand to backhand rally. At least at this years USO.

Whatever his setup is... don't change a thing.
 
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