Yonex Osaka Ezone 98 (Gold/Purple)
TOKYO – Following an award-winning EZONE racquet series that launched in January 2020 – which included Tennis Magazine’s (USA) Most Universal Appeal and Tennis MAGAZIN’s (GER) Test Sieger (Winner) – Yonex Co., Ltd. is proud to announce the launch of the 7th-generation EZONE racquet.
True to the EZONE family, the 7th-generation is crafted for power and comfort and features a rich, navy-blue base with a premium gradient fading into mint and sky blue.
The latest generation is meticulously crafted with innovative 2G-Namd*2 Speed graphite, which is integrated in the throat of the racquet for increased ball speed and improved feel.
Building upon the EZONE family’s easy access to power with a comfortable and plush feeling, the research and development team further improved the feel with an upgraded Aero Shape Frame Design and Liner Tech, resulting in 16%*1 more flexibility. To ensure racquet stability is not sacrificed, a thicker beam width and new shaft design adds power and reduces unwanted racquet torque on off-centered shots.
Yonex’s signature Vibration Dampening Mesh (VDM), shockless grommets, and 2G-Namd Speed help eliminate unwanted vibrations by 5.9%*1 for a softer feeling at impact.
The most powerful racquet series in Yonex Tennis history is “the easy one,” – a user-friendly racquet for players of all levels. From 4-time Grand Slam Champion Naomi Osaka (JPN) and World No. 8 Casper Ruud (NOR) to someone playing tennis for the first time, there is a model in the EZONE series for everyone.
Osaka, Ruud, Olympic Gold Medalist Belinda Bencic, and others will debut the EZONE in early-January to begin their 2022 season. Osaka will also pair her new EZONE with POLYTOUR STRIKE in Blue, a brand-new colorway for the precision-oriented polyester string, which will also launch worldwide on January 15, 2022.
- For beginners to intermediate players looking for an oversized, extended length frame with power and comfort.
Head Size: 98 sq.in
Strung Weight: 11.4oz/323g
Grip Size: 1-5
Width Range: 23.5 mm - 24.5 mm - 19.5 mm
Balance Point: 315mm
Material: HM GRAPHITE / 2G-Namd™ SPEED / VDM
Rec. String: Polytour Pro / Ploytour Strike / Rexis Speed
Stringing Pattern: 16main x 19cross
Rec. Tension: 40-60 lbs.
- Made in Japan
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.
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.
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.
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.
FOR IMPROVED S TABILITY AND POWER
A thicker shaft structure with a convex design reduces unwanted racquet torque on off-centered shots for added power.