Yonex Ezone 98 2020
Endorsed by Nick Kyrgios and Naomi Osaka, two of the most talented tennis players of our time, Yonex Ezone 98 2020, is one of the most user-friendly player racquets. This racquet together with Ezone 100 2020 has been voted the racquet of the year by many tennis bloggers and enthusiasts and for a good reason.
For 2020 Yonex has redesigned the beam for greater stability and made the hitting area slightly wider for an even more forgiving response. New technologies include a Liner Tech system, which reduces string on frame friction for extra comfort and power. This technology also features denser string spacing in the centre for control, with wider string spacing on the edges for less shock on off-centre hits. To improve frame stability and optimize the flex at impact, Yonex adds a uniquely strong and elastic graphite, called M40X, to the throat. This racquet also features a Vibration Dampening Mesh in the handle for fewer vibrations and a cleaner feel at impact.
How it feels:
On groundstrokes the EZONE 98 feels fast, spin-friendly and accurate. Compared to the previous generation, it is decidedly more responsive and plush in the upper hoop. At net the EZONE 98 plays great on reaction volleys, and it also has excellent placement and touch for those who like moving their opponents around. Aggressive servers will find the needed precision to swing for power, and there is more than enough spin-potential to hit effective kickers and slices.
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