After demoing 8 racquets, this ezone xi98 won! It feels like 75% babolat aero pro drive and 25% yonex rdis200. Great spin & power but with more control than other pure drive types. Perfect racquet for big hitters that want spin and flexy feel.
Felt unstable at first, using poly and 52 tension. Almost shelved it. Then switched to multifilament at 59 and it is completely different. Super stable on hard service returns, baseline, and volleys from all angles. Replaced my rdis200 racquets with two of these. Love the open string pattern at 16x19.
I have tested Yonex racquets in the past and I never had the feel for it. I have been playing with Wilson Pro Staff 90/95 Six-N-One model. The racquet gives you good power and control. However, after I have tested Yonex Ezone Xi 98, this racquet gives you a nice feel and comfort all around (server, ground stroke, short game and net game). I just purchased 3 of them.....!!! You should give this racquet a try and make sure the demo has the right string tension for you...
You guys just know what yall are doing! I mean this is such a greattttttttt racket!