The loud, brash Aussie is one of the few players that plays with a racquet straight off the shelf, this means that he is playing with the same racquet that you can purchase during his ATP tour matches on a daily basis.
We think that is a pretty high level of endorsement, considering most racquets are marketed by major players, but very few actually play with that version without significant modifications.
The Yonex Blue EZONE DR was originally developed for next generation space aviation by Toray Industries, Inc., the EZONE DR features NANOMETRIC DR*— a revolutionary premium-grade carbon graphite material.
Equipped in the top area of the frame head, this ultra-resilient carbon gives the racquet boosted flex strength for more repulsion and impact strength, resulting in dynamic power.
This explosive power combined with EZONE series’ characteristic large sweet spot allows players to harness awesome power, even on off-center shots.
“It stands out,” commented Nick, praising the new design. “I like to be different and stand out on the court.” Nick used the EZONE DR to win his very first ATP World Tour title at the Open 13 Provence tournament, following it up with another title at the BB&T Atlanta Open.
This racquet is able to provide you with a low swing weight that should enable you to ramp up the racquet head speed and deliver some serious spin.
It will also allow you to produce a surprising amount of power on your shots for such a light racquet, as long as you are able to provide the velocity during your swing.
This can be witnessed by Kyrgios’s use of the racquet himself, and the low swing weight should give your arm and shoulder a bit of a break at the same time compared to some of the heavier racquets out there on the market.
If you are a big swinger that likes to take some heavy cuts at the ball this could be a great match for you, both literally and figuratively. This is definitely a solid choice for players that like to play on offense and have the ability to generate high swing speeds during their strokes.
Being that it is a fairly light racquet you will not be impressed if you are more of a defensive player and tend to block shots back to your opponents or take partial cuts at the ball, go looking elsewhere for a racquet with a bit more density and weight to it.
Personally, our team loved this racquet and its maneuverability in high pace rallies, we think it’s definitely a players racquet that we would choose based on its ability to give us control and power at high swing speeds. At the very least it is worth a test run at your local tennis shop to see how it fits into your personal game.