YONEX EZONE 'Aqua Night Black' TENNIS RACQUET: New Design Inspired by the Night Sea
Ben Shelton (USA), Jessica Pegula (USA) and Linda Noskova (CZE) are among the Team Yonex stars who will use the striking new design of the EZONE series, which is known for its easy power and plush feel. The black base in the ‘Aqua Night Black’ design represents the sea, the color-shifting texture from green to purple provides a refined and sophisticated look, while the splattered paintwork evokes crashing waves at night.
For intermediate to advanced players looking to dominate with controllable power and comfort. The new Yonex Ezone 98 features Yonex's signature ISOMETRIC™ technology. 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.
The tennis racket also comes with Liner Tech for improved power and comfort. Straight hole grommets elongate the strings to optimize power and comfort on off-center shots.
First introduced in 1969 with the T-7000 - Yonex's 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.
First used in Yonex's snowboards to reduce vibrations at impact, Vibration Dampening Mesh (VDM) is now used in four of Yonex's racket 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.
The Ezone 98 also comes with high modulus graphite fibers that are bound with a carbon nanotube (CNT) structure, reducing energy loss, which enables to transfer the energy into quick snapback aka 2G-Namd Speed. Namd is technology developed by Nitta Co., Ltd. to uniformly disperse carbon nanotubes in carbon fiber composites, giving the tennis player improved feel and ball speed.
This tennis racquet's plush feel comes from its aero shape design - an inverted frame design with a thinner frame face that results in a softer racquet. The Ezone 98 has a thicker shaft structure with a convex design that reduces unwanted racket torque on off-centred shots for added power.Rackets Specifications
- Head Size: 98 sq in /
- Weight: 305 g / 10.8 oz
- Length: 27 in
- Beam Width: 23.5 mm / 24.5 mm / 19.5 mm
- Balance: 315 mm
- Composition: HM GRAPHITE / 2G-Namd™ SPEED / VDM
Colour: Aqua Night Black
String Pattern: 16 mains x 19 crosses
- Recommended Tension: 45 - 60 lbs
- Made in Japan