In 2017, Yonex released the EZONE DR 98+ (310g), an outstanding extended-length racquet that was an immediate hit with players. That racquet managed to deliver the power and plow through that comes with extra length while largely sidestepping the sluggish handling that sometimes hinders the breed. Fast forward to the spring of 2018, and Yonex has attempted to improve on a modern classic with the new EZONE 98+ (305g). According to our team of playtesters, this update comes pretty darn close to capturing the magic of its predecessor. Our playtesters found impressive stability and pop without any deal-breaking sacrifices in maneuverability or control. This update also proved particularly dangerous on groundies and serves, where the extra power and spin made this racquet a real weapon. That said, the 2018 EZONE 98+ is not perfect. It plays a tad stiffer than its predecessor, resulting in a slightly lower score in the feel category. It may also be too cumbersome and small-headed for beginners. However, for intermediate and advanced players looking to tap into the undeniable benefits of an extended-length racquet, the EZONE 98+ is a great choice.
Power up your game with the new EZONE. A further enhanced ISOMETRIC sweet spot extends deep into the upper section of the racquet resulting in the largest sweet spot in the EZONE series. New HYPER-MG technology dramatically enhances snapback speed for explosive power even on difficult off-center shots and our newly designed MICRO OFFSET LAYOUT and QUAKE SHUT GEL AIR minimizes vibration and provides unmatched comfort.