Yonex EZONE (2018)

n8dawg6

Legend
Which one? The EZONE 98 or 100?
i preordered the 98. have messed w the 100s in the previous two gens and still just cant dig a straight up tweener. love the power on serve, but i need the control and consistency to win. always gravitate back to various grades of light(er) players frames.

(also the 100 has a white grip which is lame)
 

Emkay

New User
i preordered the 98. have messed w the 100s in the previous two gens and still just cant dig a straight up tweener. love the power on serve, but i need the control and consistency to win. always gravitate back to various grades of light(er) players frames.

(also the 100 has a white grip which is lame)
Put a black leather one on it.
 

srvnvly

Hall of Fame
i preordered the 98. have messed w the 100s in the previous two gens and still just cant dig a straight up tweener. love the power on serve, but i need the control and consistency to win. always gravitate back to various grades of light(er) players frames.

(also the 100 has a white grip which is lame)
But, it's not blue?!? :cool:
 

Subaruvich

Semi-Pro
@Subaruvich Do you know what the strings were strung at in your EZONE 98?
The name on the string is PTGD 125, it came in a transparent package together with demo Ezone frames, no name no label on the package. I asked the rep what was that string, he only said the "D" stands for "drive". Thats all he new.
I strung my other Ezone today with nat gut/poly hybrid and I have to say, PTGD 125 feels more comfortable.
 

XFactorer

Hall of Fame
The name on the string is PTGD 125, it came in a transparent package together with demo Ezone frames, no name no label on the package. I asked the rep what was that string, he only said the "D" stands for "drive". Thats all he new.
I strung my other Ezone today with nat gut/poly hybrid and I have to say, PTGD 125 feels more comfortable.
Drive! Hmmm... sounds interesting. How does it compare to the PolyTour Pro? Softer?
 

skeeter

Professional
The name on the string is PTGD 125, it came in a transparent package together with demo Ezone frames, no name no label on the package. I asked the rep what was that string, he only said the "D" stands for "drive". Thats all he new.
I strung my other Ezone today with nat gut/poly hybrid and I have to say, PTGD 125 feels more comfortable.
You've been testing out the Wilson Ultra as well. Any comparisons with this new Ezone?
 

Subaruvich

Semi-Pro
You've been testing out the Wilson Ultra as well. Any comparisons with this new Ezone?
Two different racquets. Two great racquets . Only tested in stock form. I like more the feel of UT. UT is also more stable. Ezone is quicker around the court and has more spin.
 

TennisManiac

Professional
Yes, if not even more. No issues in this department.
One more question if you don't mind. I know the DR's need a liitle weight added to the hoop to add stability and power potential. In your opinion does the new Ezone 98 need any added weight in the hoop ?
 

Subaruvich

Semi-Pro
One more question if you don't mind. I know the DR's need a liitle weight added to the hoop to add stability and power potential. In your opinion does the new Ezone 98 need any added weight in the hoop ?
Actually I added 3g at 3&9(without tail weighting) and that felt too much, took the lead off. Maybe 1g is enough, will try next time. It was pretty stable at net play without lead, but I have yet to face heavy hitters and test the racquet on returns.
Those who like higher SW will have to add lead at 12 anyway as the stock SW on two racquets I measured was 314 and 311 strung.
 

galapagos

Semi-Pro
Lower TW, lower SW yet more head heavy and lighter. Crap alert for me. Looks like they took Dr 98 and took some mass out, relocated it at the poles then. The only con I found in yonex dr is stability and plow but it was easily fixable with lead not much needed. Based on the specs from TWU they made the bad thing even worse.

Im gonna stick to DR unless Andy jumps from the air with his green yonex destroying some white walkers :)
 

XFactorer

Hall of Fame
Lower TW, lower SW yet more head heavy and lighter. Crap alert for me. Looks like they took Dr 98 and took some mass out, relocated it at the poles then. The only con I found in yonex dr is stability and plow but it was easily fixable with lead not much needed. Based on the specs from TWU they made the bad thing even worse.

Im gonna stick to DR unless Andy jumps from the air with his green yonex destroying some white walkers :)
Perhaps material sciences have helped develop a lighter, stabler material? Numbers tell half the story. I still look forward to trying it out.
 

Phantasm

Semi-Pro
Can anyone compare the new Ezone to earlier Ezones? the head shape looks very close to Ai/Xi. Is it flatter/more square that noticable to the Xi level or is it just a bit more isometric like Ai or more square like Xi. I actually liked the Xi head shape.
 

XFactorer

Hall of Fame
I just want to know.. Is it going to hurt my shoulders like the Dr 100 did?
If it's stiffer and doesn't bring innovations in comfort, then most likely Yes. But no one will know unless they try it for himself/herself.
 

galapagos

Semi-Pro
Perhaps material sciences have helped develop a lighter, stabler material? Numbers tell half the story. I still look forward to trying it out.
Sure this might be just a number. I like green pj thats for sure hehe. Frame is a bit stiffer so this can lead to more forgiveness which some perceive as more stability. My favourite paintjobs so far were green blade from 2015. Kblade (black gold) , Gsp white black, Xî whitish again. This ezone is cool but i feel that it could be better ;)
 

galapagos

Semi-Pro
Great call out! And with the right strings for the user, it could be just fine. @galapagos What did you use in the DR98 when you had it or demoed it?
Demo version (lime one) had ptp 1.25. Dont know the tension. Felt very plush but too much power. When I bought the blue one I had ultra cable 1.23 at about 21-22 kg. Much more control, similar spin , more stiffness. I will most likely try to jump on blue dr 98 again. This time I will try hyper g as this is my favourite string atm. (was a perfect match in my blade). Then maybe poly tour spin blue one if something is gonna be wrong with the hyper g. Different racquets like different strings.
 

galapagos

Semi-Pro
Great call out! And with the right strings for the user, it could be just fine. @galapagos What did you use in the DR98 when you had it or demoed it?
Also tried tecnifibre pro red code 1.25 and pro hurricane tour( dont remember the gauge) at around 23 kg. I think pro red code was slightly better. Still think hyper g should be a better match but never played with it on dr :)
 
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