Yonex Ezone 98 (305g) Black/Blue Tennis Racquet 4 3/8″ (L3)
Endorsed by Nick Kyrgios, this version of the EZONE 98 comes in a cool blue cosmetic. Other than that cosmetic difference, it is identical to the original lime green version. Like past generations of the EZONE 98, this racquet swings easy for a player’s racquet, and it has an outstanding combination of spin and precision. According to Yonex, this model comes with an updated Isometric head shape (which is supposed to provide a slightly larger sweetspot than past generations). Yonex has also retooled the grommet system with its Micro Offset Layout technology, which enables the strings to soak up greater vibration at impact (think more comfort). Additional updates include the use of a hyper modulus graphite (Hyper-MG) in the upper hoop. The upshot, according to Yonex, is less frame bending at impact, resulting in greater energy transfer to the ball. As a result, this racquet feels a tad firmer (especially in the upper hoop) but it is also more powerful than its predecessor.
On groundies, the EZONE 98 feels fast, crisp and surgical. Big swings find their mark without much fuss, and there’s more than enough spin potential to execute extreme angles and robust trajectories
- Head Size: 98 sq. in. / 632 sq. cm.
- Length: 27 in./ 68.58cm
- Strung Weight: 11.4 oz. / 323.18 g.
- Unstrung Weight: 10.8 oz. / 305 g.
- Strung Balance: 6 Pts. Head Light
- Swingweight: 316
- Stiffness: 63
- Beam Width: 23 mm / 24 mm / 19 mm
- Composition: H.M. Graphite, Hyper MG, Nanometric DR, Quake Shut Gel Air
- String Pattern: 16 Mains x 19 Crosses
- Recommended String Tension: 45 – 60 lbs.
- Grip: Yonex Synthetic
- Includes racket bag
- No string Racket