Now available in a limited edition to celebrate the multi-US Open Champion Naomi Osaka, the EZONE 98 from Yonex is engineered for intermediate to advanced players looking to dominate with controllable power and comfort.
Now the 6th generation of the EZONE series, this edition again improves on its predecessors. Yonex is always innovating and tweaking designs to bring the best quality racquets to the market.
This update incorporates the vibration dampening mesh we saw in the Vcore Pro update, reducing vibration through the handle of the racquet and generating a smoother feel during ball impact. A small change to the grommet system called Liner Tech has adjusted the sweetspot for a denser string configuration increasing touch and control while widening the outer grommets for reduced vibration. The last new technology is M40X, an elasticated graphite built into the throat for better frame stability while maintaining the low flex of the racquet that contributes to its growing popularity.
If you’ve been watching the tour you may have seen an increase in players using Yonex and it’s mainly because of this racquet. Kyrgios and Osaka are the main advocates of this advanced frame, the smaller sweetspot and increased weight generate fantastic touch and precision from all corners of the court. At 305 grams it’s not as heavy as other ‘players’ racquets on the market but that is part of why we love it, the maneuverability and quickness on serve returns, volleys, or fast reaction shots really make this racquet shine. For competitive players that like to power through every shot and chase that perfect sweet spot feeling, the Ezone 98 is a must try!
- Head Size: 98 sq. inches / 632 sq. cm
- Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
- Weight: 10.8 oz / 305 g unstrung
- Balance: 9pts Head Light / 315mm unstrung
- Swing Weight: 316
- Beam width: 23mm / 24mm / 19mm
- Flex: 64
- Tension Range: 45-60 lbs / 20-27 kg
- String Pattern: 16/19
- Year Introduced: 2020
ISO (Isometric Square Head Shape):
Developed over 30 years ago, the ISOMETRIC design increases the sweet spot by 7%. Compared to a conventional round frame, a square-shaped ISOMETRIC racquet generates a larger sweet spot by optimizing the intersection of the main and cross strings. ISOMETRIC technology delivers greater control without sacrificing power.
Vibration Dampening Mesh (VDM):
A stretchy mesh material is wrapped around the graphite within the grip to filter unwanted vibrations for added touch and precision.
New Aero-Shaped Frame:
By varying the outer angle of the aero-shaped frame, the middle and upper hoop are plush, while the lower hoop is stable for a plush, comfortable feel.
Shockless Grommets are integrated at the side and bottom of the frame to minimize muscle fatigue and provide a soft feel at impact to protect the wrist, forearm, and elbow by absorbing shock.
Oval Pressed Shaft (OPS):
Shaft corners are rounded for an ideal flex at impact to increase dwell time for optimal spin and directional control for increased spin and control.
A strong, elastic graphite is added in the throat to improve frame stability and flex for power in a more flexible frame. TORAYCA is a next generation carbon fiber developed by Toray Industries, Inc.
Straight hole grommets elongate the strings to optimize power and comfort on off-center shots for improved power and comfort.
Super Cushion Grip:
The cushioning performance of the grip helps minimize vibrations to protect the wrist, forearm, and elbow against shock-induced injuries.
Photos used contain images of strings for illustration purposes. Adult tennis racquets are unstrung unless otherwise noted or stringing services have been selected above. Brand logo stencils are not applied by default with stringing services. If you request brand logo stencils, please note that a stencil is painted onto the strings within a brand's stencil and may wear off over time - this is how stencils are applied on tour. Depending on the string you select, the stencil paint application fullness, colour and visibility may vary.
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Product specs such as weight may vary slightly from racquet to racquet to what is advertised due to the manufacturing process.
Adult Racquets Sizing Information
To determine your grip size without using a racquet, measure from the tip of your ring finger to the major fold crease in your palm. Write down the distance to the nearest 8th of an inch. This is your standard grip size.
If you fall somewhere between the measurements, it is recommended to choose the smaller grip size as you can always build the grip size up using an overgrip (for a slight increase) or a grip build-up sleeve (for a half or full size increase). The grip measurements above factor in the pre-installed factory grip.
For more information, please read our article: How To Select Your Grip Size
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