The 2020 EZONE 98 (305g), remains as one of the game’s most user-friendly modern player’s racquets. Endorsed by Nick Kyrgios, the EZONE 98 not only packs impressive spin and precision, it also has better touch and feel than many of its competitors. The beam has greater stability and the hitting area is 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.
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 Vibration Dampening Mesh in the handle for fewer vibrations and a cleaner feel at impact. 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. Great all around racquet for intermediate and advanced players.