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The Yonex EZONE DR 100 is an update to the EZONE AI 100 of the EZONE series. Experience a wider sweet spot with the revolutionized enhanced power of the EZONE Dynamic Repulsion frame. The evolutionary new frame minimizes wind resistance to produce an ultra-fast swing. Features "Nanometric DR" technology which is a new frame construction embedded within the upper frame giving the frame snapback increased for higher repulsion power. This technology is also designed to improve the bonding strength between carbon fibers at the center and bottom of the frame, reducing the weight shift from the bottom to the top of the frame. The Yonex EZONE DR continues to feature "Isometric" technology with an improved shockless grommet system, expanding the sweet spot and reducing the frame vibration. The Isometric head shape maximizes the head size allowing ultimate swing speed and consistent power for off centered hits. This frame also features "Quake Shut Gel" embedded inside the grip, which removes any discomfort from the frame.
The EZONE DR 100 is optimal for the intermediate to advanced player with a faster swing looking for a lightweight control oriented stick. Extra forgiveness and added pop from the 100 square inch head thanks to a wider 23/26/22mm tapered beam. Great comfort and control with every shot thanks to the Nanometric DR technology. Maintains the feel of a larger sweetspot than its 100 square inch headsize would suggest, feeling solid yet forgiving with added pop.
I was looking for a 2nd Ai100 but had no luck finding one. So, I tried the DR100. Nice upgrade. It is a little stiffer, but nothing too difficult to get used to. Went with a different string setup on this one (Ai100=Volkl Cyclone 16g @ 52 lbs vs DR100=Solinco Hyper-G16L @ 50 lbs). Very stable on volleys and against big hitters & could really swing out with serves and groundstrokes. If you used the Ai100 and are looking for a nice complement to that racquet this one will fit the bill.
5 Starsplayer's frame
Brandon from ME wrote (August 01, 2016):
This is everything you would expect in a players racquet. As one would guess, it almost immediately reminded me of plenty other racquets: Pure Drive, Burn 100, Juice 100. All of these racquets give you both power and control as well as spin. This racquet certainly didn’t disappoint in that department. I will say this update feels a lot better and seems to be more comfortable than the others mentioned. It appeared to be more stable and maneuverable than those racquets as well. You might have to do a little more work with this racquet when it comes to the swing, where as the others have a more effortless power. Overall I thought this was an excellent racquet that I would recommend to any mid level to advanced player.
4 StarsNice update
Dave L from CA wrote (November 02, 2015):
I have tried just about every player's line in Yonex from the Ai to the current DR and vcore. This line is a true legitimate update that improves feel and comfort. My usual frame is the aeropro drive gt and I find improved comfort although with less plow through and drop off power with off center hits. It is still much more maneuverable compared to the Babolat pure aero and with much better precise feel but less power and spin. It all depends on your playing style and whether or not you thrive on a medium swing style