The 7th generation of EZONE racquets from Yonex are here with improved power and feel! The EZONE 98 Tour is a softer-feeling players racquet suitable for advanced players looking to dominate with controllable power and comfort.
The headsize at 98 square inches is smaller than average. With a tighter sweet spot for improved (but more challenging) pocketability, this racquet favours precision. Although the power is still available it will make you work harder for it which is an overall benefit for those who can handle it. The open string pattern has a lively feel with easier access to spin. The weight being the heaviest of the EZONE series at 11.1 ounces (unstrung) brings great stability, plow-through and stopping power for increased power potential, big return of serves and the ability to load up on spin for those who can swing it. Its head-light balance (unstrung) increases your ability to move the frame quickly, an important factor in generating power as well as being conducive to fast movements at the net for game-changing volleys or being able to swing fast for greater spin generation. The beam thickness enhances and optimizes the stability of the frame for greater energy transfer and power across the string-bed, something more common in racquets of the modern era being developed for spin and power.
On the technology side, for the 7th generation of EZONEs, Yonex has implemented 2G-Namd material technology for improved energy transfer through the frame for a higher degree of "snapback" which brings easier access to its power. Yonex has also slightly increased the beam width to improve on stability and feel.
This version of the EZONE 98 Tour is great option for those looking for a player's frame with a forgiving feel. The control achieved with this frame is exceptional and paired with the improved plush feel and Yonex's quality of design should mean this will be a popular frame and easy recommendation to advanced players!
- Head Size: 98 sq. inches / 632 sq. cm
- Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
- Weight: 11.1 oz / 315 g unstrung
- Balance: 8 pts head light / 320mm unstrung
- Swing Weight: 331 strung
- Beam width: 23.5mm / 24.5mm / 19.5mm
- Flex: 64
- Tension Range: 45-60 lbs / 20-27 kg
- String Pattern: 16/19
- Style #: 07EZ98TR
Isometric - 7% larger Sweet Spot: 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.
Liner Tech- For Improved Power and Comfort: Straight hole grommets elongate the strings to optimize power and comfort on off-center shots.
O.P.S (Oval Pressed Shaft): First introduced in 1969 with the T-7000 - our first aluminum tennis racquet - the Oval Pressed Shaft (OPS) is still incorporated into our most popular racquet series today. The Oval Pressed Shaft is designed to give players more spin, control, and feel. The shaft flexes at impact, increasing dwell time and minimizing vibrations.
Vibration Dampening Mesh (VDM): First used in our snowboards to reduce vibrations at impact, Vibration Dampening Mesh (VDM) is now used in four of our racquet series. VDM is a stretchy mesh material that is wrapped around the graphite within the grip to filter unwanted vibrations and improve touch and precision.
2G-Namd Speed - Improved Feel And Ball Speed: A high modulus graphite fibers are bound with a carbon nanotube (CNT) structure, reducing energy loss, which enables to transfer the energy into quick snapback.
Aero Shape Design - For A Plush Feel: An inverted frame design with a thinner frame face results in a softer racquet.
Shaft Design - For Improved Stability and Power: A thicker shaft structure with a convex design reduces unwanted racquet torque on off-centered shots for added power.
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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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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