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The Yonex EZONE DR 98 LITE is an update to the EZONE AI 98 LITE 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 98 LITE is optimal for the intermediate to advanced player with a faster swing looking for a lightweight control oriented stick. Extra forgiveness from the 98 square inch head without diminishing the feel thanks to a thin 23/24/19mm tapered beam. Great comfort and control with every shot thanks to the Nanometric DR technology. Maintains the feel of a larger sweetspot than its 98 square inch headsize would suggest, feeling solid yet forgiving. Lightweight offering in the EZONE DR series at 10.7 ounces strung.
I am a 4.0 player and consider myself to be a mid level player, but I am definitely able to play with some more advanced players. When looking for a racquet I need a comfortable frame that is not too heavy, but one not too light that would give me arm problems. I usually go for 100 inch head size, but I didn’t notice too much of a difference with the 98. This was the perfect weight for me at 10.7 oz. I was able to take control from the baseline and really accelerate on my ground strokes. Increased depth on my shots was the number one benefit from this frame. I was also able to get about 8-10mph faster on my serves with better accuracy! I will definitely be purchasing this frame in the near future. It is perfect for someone who wants tons of power on a lighter frame.
4 StarsControllable Frame
Lauren from NC wrote (May 18, 2016):
I needed a comfortable controllable frame, but could not handle over 11oz. This racquet provides wonderful touch and is more controllable than other light racquets (PD Lite). For a light frame it is pretty stable as well. Was worried the 98 might be a problem, use to 100, but I can't tell a difference!