Yonex Ezone DR CLUB!!!!~~~!!!

Jadom

New User
I have used Head HydroSorb Comfort (2.10 mm thickness) and Prince ResiSoft (2.20 mm thickness) to build up my grip size 4 racquets to play more like my preferred grip size 5 racquets. You will be going from a very thin Babolat Skin Feel base grip to a more cushioned thicker replacement grip, so you may have to get used to the new feel. But I can still find the bevels easily with those thicker replacement grips. I do highly recommend using the thicker replacement grip versus building up with a heat shrink sleeve because for me the increased weight of the sleeve altered the weight and balance of the racquet too much when I tried it. The heat shrink sleeves are heavy.
 

Nick777

Semi-Pro
Two steps to fix this. 1) lower tension (>4 pds) will give higher launch angle and more power and spin 2) add weight in trap door, at least 5-10 grams will make racquet more headlight and lifting low balls will b much easier. Will also reduce the extra power from step 1. NB! If it feels like you cant find the sweetspot after mod. just add 1- 2 grams at 12 o clock.
Its not about the strings, mostly you need to get used to dr98 playability
 

dax_q

Rookie
I have used Head HydroSorb Comfort (2.10 mm thickness) and Prince ResiSoft (2.20 mm thickness) to build up my grip size 4 racquets to play more like my preferred grip size 5 racquets. You will be going from a very thin Babolat Skin Feel base grip to a more cushioned thicker replacement grip, so you may have to get used to the new feel. But I can still find the bevels easily with those thicker replacement grips. I do highly recommend using the thicker replacement grip versus building up with a heat shrink sleeve because for me the increased weight of the sleeve altered the weight and balance of the racquet too much when I tried it. The heat shrink sleeves are heavy.
Thanks. That is why I was thinking the gamma hi tech. Thicker than the skin feel but also firm. I have 4 other DRs matched so I'm not sure if this will work. Might have an almost brand new DR grip size 2 up for sale soon....
 

ryushen21

Hall of Fame
A pleasant coincidence that this thread just showed up for me. I just had my first session with the DR100 yesterday and was quite impressed. It definitely has a different feel and response compared to the current EZone 100 but it's a familiar racquet to handle.

I currently have mine set up with no mods, Wilson Feather Thin grip, Tourna OG, and Hyper G @47/45.
 

NastyWinners

Professional
Thanks. That is why I was thinking the gamma hi tech. Thicker than the skin feel but also firm. I have 4 other DRs matched so I'm not sure if this will work. Might have an almost brand new DR grip size 2 up for sale soon....
Blue....by chance? lol
 

Jalee

Rookie
I play with an Ezone DR grip size 3 with a Babolat Skin Feel base grip pulled tight. I just got another one from a friend and it's grip size 2. I know this won't be exact but what is a good base grip to get a similar grip size and feel? Gamma Hi tech?
Use a 1/2 size heat shrink sleeve and then use your normal grip set up. If you don't have a shrink sleeve you can use athletic tape in vertical strips to build up the pallet. I usually cut sleeves down to about 75% up the grip so I don't have as much added weight and my racquet hand is more important grip wise than my 2nd hand on backhands.
 

AZJ1973

Rookie
I just ordered two Clash 100’s.

I had a great time with my four DR98’s but I just need to go even more arm friendly. Time to sell.
 

Bucko

New User
I've just started playing with the lime DR - loving it! Anyone that's in Australia that wants to sell a DR for a reasonable price, let me know
 

AGEE

New User
Thanks. That is why I was thinking the gamma hi tech. Thicker than the skin feel but also firm. I have 4 other DRs matched so I'm not sure if this will work. Might have an almost brand new DR grip size 2 up for sale soon....
Hello DAX, Please PM in case of you are selling the L2 group sized dr98.

Thanks!
 

joah310

Professional
Just got a pair of the dr 98s. I strung one up and tested it out briefly, and I was just stunned. It was all around, just a stunning racket. I was using the xi 98 for a bit before, and though both have a distinctive feel that Im assuming all ezones have, the dr is just so plush and amazing. I think I might use it stock, but Ill probably add another overgrip because my usual grip size is a 3, and the drs that I have are 2.
 

PD1978

Rookie
Just got a pair of the dr 98s. I strung one up and tested it out briefly, and I was just stunned. It was all around, just a stunning racket. I was using the xi 98 for a bit before, and though both have a distinctive feel that Im assuming all ezones have, the dr is just so plush and amazing. I think I might use it stock, but Ill probably add another overgrip because my usual grip size is a 3, and the drs that I have are 2.
Its my preferred stick as well. I bought 4 last year, got lucky and found a brand new one.
The other three were L3s, I play with a L4 so I just added a shrink wrap.
 

mscream

Professional
Just got a pair of the dr 98s. I strung one up and tested it out briefly, and I was just stunned. It was all around, just a stunning racket. I was using the xi 98 for a bit before, and though both have a distinctive feel that Im assuming all ezones have, the dr is just so plush and amazing. I think I might use it stock, but Ill probably add another overgrip because my usual grip size is a 3, and the drs that I have are 2.
makes you wonder why Yonex couldn’t stick to that magic wand formula and other manufacturers didn’t try to copy it. Still playing with the ones I bought in 2015.

you should try adding 2-3 g at 12 that really turns into a killer baseline racquet.
 

joah310

Professional
makes you wonder why Yonex couldn’t stick to that magic wand formula and other manufacturers didn’t try to copy it. Still playing with the ones I bought in 2015.

you should try adding 2-3 g at 12 that really turns into a killer baseline racquet.
Yeah I was thinking of adding some weight. As it would probably help my serve as well. I also tried a ai 98 lite, I was expecting a lack of stability, but it felt extremely similar to the Dr 98. I would definitely get more if I had a way to get them as cheap as I was able to, but in the US it seems that these are quite pricey. Also gonna be looking out for the Dr 98+
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
Its my preferred stick as well. I bought 4 last year, got lucky and found a brand new one.
The other three were L3s, I play with a L4 so I just added a shrink wrap.
the gripsize of DR seems to be generous because Yonex uses thin basisgrips. so you must have big hands like trump if you know what i mean..
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
I just ordered two Clash 100’s.

I had a great time with my four DR98’s but I just need to go even more arm friendly. Time to sell.
if you need more flex than only wet noodles wil do.. and then you never know when and where you hit a ball because you wont feel anything anymore
 

PD1978

Rookie
the gripsize of DR seems to be generous because Yonex uses thin basisgrips. so you must have big hands like trump if you know what i mean..
Big boned. LoL.

Sticks have a heat shrink, then Babolot skin feel as grip( trying to keep it thin), Yonex overgrip. Probably changes the balance a bit too but since I’ve done this to 3 of them that I use it’s ok. It’s a constant across all of them.
 

celito

Semi-Pro
Just got a pair of the dr 98s. I strung one up and tested it out briefly, and I was just stunned. It was all around, just a stunning racket. I was using the xi 98 for a bit before, and though both have a distinctive feel that Im assuming all ezones have, the dr is just so plush and amazing. I think I might use it stock, but Ill probably add another overgrip because my usual grip size is a 3, and the drs that I have are 2.
What did you string it with ? I am about to experiment with a DR 98 I bought.
 

joah310

Professional
What did you string it with ? I am about to experiment with a DR 98 I bought.
Isospeed baseline long life at 52#. Honestly a thinner string would be nice, but man baseline feels so soft. I'll probably get some other string and try stuff out
 

PD1978

Rookie
What did you string it with ? I am about to experiment with a DR 98 I bought.
So I have history of arm issue, tore my biceps tendon and some other things. I string my mains pretty much exclusively with natural gut, usually VS at 16 gauge. Crosses I have used YPTP, Head Lynx Tour, Hyper G, Lux Element, and some others. I have enjoyed the YPTP and Head Lynx Tour the most with the gut in the mains.
Not harsh on the arm, plenty of power and decent spin.
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
So I have history of arm issue, tore my biceps tendon and some other things. I string my mains pretty much exclusively with natural gut, usually VS at 16 gauge. Crosses I have used YPTP, Head Lynx Tour, Hyper G, Lux Element, and some others. I have enjoyed the YPTP and Head Lynx Tour the most with the gut in the mains.
Not harsh on the arm, plenty of power and decent spin.
these injuries can not be blamed on your equipment. Do you als karate or kickboxing maybe?
 

PD1978

Rookie
these injuries can not be blamed on your equipment. Do you als karate or kickboxing maybe?
The root of these injuries are not from tennis, just like any other activity they exaggerate and aggravate them. Just need to take precautions with my equipment and form.

DR allows me to play 3 times a week with hybrid strings....plenty of power and control.
I got about 10 other racquets but the DR and the VCP HD are by far my favorites.

injuries stem from years of high level contact sports and weight lifting. Wish someone told me when I was younger to be more cautious and listen to my body. I digress......

Back to the DR!!!!! Wicked stick. If you can find good use ones, buy them!!!
 
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