Yonex EZONE 2020 AO

dje31

Professional
In the early part, they reference the RQ-180, but even with on-the-fly translation, couldn't glean much from that. Context, anyone?
 

ron schaap

Professional
I would say that the majority of us here like watching the fukky videos even without having a clue as to what they're saying.

Most of the guys they get to hit the Yonex racquets are really good players. Their reactions are always very entertaining also.
i think fukky means the same as English word with an "c" in it. You dont need to understand the rest of the Japanese. lol lol lol
 

yoyoyonex

New User
I'm Japanese so I understand full of fukky videos. He just says new ezone is softer than current model especially around hoop and still has powerful frame. I guess it's because of Namd around hoop and the character is near to DR rather than current ezone.
 

XFactorer

Hall of Fame
I'm Japanese so I understand full of fukky videos. He just says new ezone is softer than current model especially around hoop and still has powerful frame. I guess it's because of Namd around hoop and the character is near to DR rather than current ezone.
OH? Namd was previously used in VCORE racquets only... Thanks for the summary/translation, too!
 

yoyoyonex

New User
You are welcome and actually Namd is used in VCORE PRO's throat, VCORE's lower hoop and new REGNA's whole body. then I expect new Ezone will have Namd somewhere in hoop... but it's not sure. Also VDM shoud be in grip like new VCORE PRO.
 

dje31

Professional
You are welcome and actually Namd is used in VCORE PRO's throat, VCORE's lower hoop and new REGNA's whole body. then I expect new Ezone will have Namd somewhere in hoop... but it's not sure. Also VDM shoud be in grip like new VCORE PRO.
VDM sounds like a good, simple addition. I haven't directly experienced it, but seems like a solid, simple fix for vibration issues...though "muted" seems to be becoming a dirty word around here.

Just curious: what was the context of the RQ-180 reference in the video? Around the 2:11 mark.
 
You are welcome and actually Namd is used in VCORE PRO's throat, VCORE's lower hoop and new REGNA's whole body. then I expect new Ezone will have Namd somewhere in hoop... but it's not sure. Also VDM shoud be in grip like new VCORE PRO.
That is great news to hear VDM will be added. I didn’t think that was the case based on the Tennisnerd review stating the handle was hollow. Can anyone else comment on this?
 

dje31

Professional
That is great news to hear VDM will be added. I didn’t think that was the case based on the Tennisnerd review stating the handle was hollow. Can anyone else comment on this?
Pretty sure VDM just wraps around the outside the handle, under the grip, like a shrink wrap sleeve would, not inside the handle.
 

yoyoyonex

New User
VDM sounds like a good, simple addition. I haven't directly experienced it, but seems like a solid, simple fix for vibration issues...though "muted" seems to be becoming a dirty word around here.

Just curious: what was the context of the RQ-180 reference in the video? Around the 2:11 mark.
He, TSUJINO Ryuzo, said like this. I like this
EZONE because it's like RQ180. In my pro career I used RQ180 because it had not only power but also great spin which was produced by unique ' grasp ' feeling. New EZONE is powerful and soft, so that reminds me the ' grasp ' feeling.
 

PMF

New User
My local pro shop had the two prototypes for people to try (in store only), and I got to hit with the 98 on a ball machine for a few minutes. It felt very solid, but I need more time. I can see how this might become a future ownership demo, as I've been demo'ing the DR 98 for about 3 years now. :) Also, consistent with what others have said, I was told the new Ezones will be available for purchase on January 16th.
 
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Babolix

Rookie
So, I don't understand the need to "com" about the new one so early... It just stops for weeks/months the selling of the current one, for people waiting the new one...
 

Automatix

Hall of Fame
Babolix, the specs, final paintjobs etc. are known. We don't post them because it is forbidden and you can get banned for it.
 

vanworth

Rookie
Tennisnerd did a review and wasn't impressed with them, he seems happy to switch at an alarming rate too so that's a tad disappointing!
 

onkystomper

Hall of Fame
Well.. Not that it matters but I am def changing out my dr98s for them. I skipped the ezone line that's outgoing although I did try them. I also know a decent percentage of Dr pros will switch and as for the 100 nearly every wta girl I have spoken to (at least 6) is making the switch..
 
Interesting, could you elaborate on that? You think the comfort/other specs look good enough on paper? We are in an identical situation. Skipped the current ezone and now we are having trouble hunting down blue DRs for my son (4 1/8 grip) and are on the fence about switching.
 

Maverick13

New User
It’s really sad to see the colors are primarily blue based. Being primarily black with colored ascents gave the racquet such a nice pop. Will still buy nonetheless, hopefully there is a special edition that is blacked out.
 

fox

New User
Tennisnerd did a review and wasn't impressed with them, he seems happy to switch at an alarming rate too so that's a tad disappointing!
He doesn't like Yonex racquets in general (VCore 98, VCore Pro etc.) plus he is not into tweeners so why should he like them?

I would trust TW reviewers 100x more especially there were Troy and Brittany in the vid. They use previous versions so they are best indicators.
 

XFactorer

Hall of Fame
Does anyone know more about the new material, M40x in the racquet? I see it's used in their badminton racquets. Per the badminton descriptions:

TORAYCA® M40X*, ... a stable yet highly repulsive head shape.

Perhaps that takes place of the Hyper-MG? I'm not sure anyone truly liked that in the upper hoop of the current EZONEs.
 

dr. godmode

Professional
Does anyone know more about the new material, M40x in the racquet? I see it's used in their badminton racquets. Per the badminton descriptions:

TORAYCA® M40X*, ... a stable yet highly repulsive head shape.

Perhaps that takes place of the Hyper-MG? I'm not sure anyone truly liked that in the upper hoop of the current EZONEs.
So it's supposed to be strong yet flexible for power and comfort.

Also, saw the PJ, it's very DR inspired with about the same color ratios as the outgoing Ezone.
 

Soznie

New User
Honestly if it's more responsive than the DR I would even be more willing to try it. DR was kinda dead to my arms and I am not a big fan of how it feels in my hands.

And I also prefer if the head shape is more square-ish like the Yonex of the bygone days. Or the current Ezone.
 

XFactorer

Hall of Fame
Honestly if it's more responsive than the DR I would even be more willing to try it. DR was kinda dead to my arms and I am not a big fan of how it feels in my hands.

And I also prefer if the head shape is more square-ish like the Yonex of the bygone days. Or the current Ezone.
Geometries are the same as the current generation, as far as I can tell from pics. Stats look to be the same, too. But the new M40x material will change the feel.
 

Jster

Professional
If true, that's good news. I tagged @downs_chris because he had spoken w/ the rep in our area, and was told there would be no + versions (people here have a tendency to ask "what's your source?"...and rightly so.)
I just want to be low profile, even though i got speed x, gravity, vcore pro 2019 spot on.
 

DeucedRafa

New User
I used this racquet yesterday and really loved it.
My takeaways compared to current ezone 98...
Very forgiving comparatively, no jarring in upper hoop.
Sweet spot seems larger.
Easier access to spin.
Retains accuracy.
Serve was decent, but wasn't able to hit top pace.
Apart from the serve I think this racquet is an improvement in every way.
I currently use ezone 98, poly tour pro 1.25 strung at 58.
 
I used this racquet yesterday and really loved it.
My takeaways compared to current ezone 98...
Very forgiving comparatively, no jarring in upper hoop.
Sweet spot seems larger.
Easier access to spin.
Retains accuracy.
Serve was decent, but wasn't able to hit top pace.
Apart from the serve I think this racquet is an improvement in every way.
I currently use ezone 98, poly tour pro 1.25 strung at 58.
Well that is all good to hear!
Do most of the ezone 98 users out there currently add weight to the hoop? Just curious.
 

dje31

Professional
Does anyone know if there is an acronym following the new EZONE's name? Or have they stopped that practice?
No factual data to backup my supposition, but they've dropped that naming convention with the VCore lineup, so there's VCore and VCore Pro. Wonder if, over time there'll be an EZone Pro in addition to the plain EZone?
 
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