Yonex is a different breed when it comes to racquets, some claim it is the isometric shape that is so common on Yonex’s racquets while others mention a noticeable lack of power.
The Yonex EZONE DR 98 Racquet is the successor to a very well liked Yonex racquet, the Ai 98.
Let’s take it for a test drive out on the court and see how it performs.
The Yonex EZONE DR 98 Racquet takes some getting used to. Most of our testers are used to much heftier racquets while the DR 98 is a light racquet.
When we first started playing there was a bit of a sense of disappointment.
The ball doesn’t really explode away from this racquet the way it does from heavier racquets.
However as we kept playing our opinion about the DR 98 began to change rapidly.
We noticed what was going on when both the players were given a Yonex EZONE DR 98 Racquet.
It became really hard to win a point. When we are testing the racquets we don’t play very competitively.
We try to place the shots so the other person can hit them back and test the racquet properly as well.
Soon most of the testers were adamant that this was one of the best racquets they had played with and you may feel the same way.
There’s an initial rough patch you have to get through but once you are in tune with the racquet you will be able to play shots better than usual.
The forgiving and large string area made it easy to hit the shot that you wanted.
The lighter weight also worked wonders.
Even the slightest twist of the wrist as you play the shot gets translated perfectly to the shot and the ball goes exactly where you placed it.
High Control Factor
There was a study once on some of the best athletes and why they were able to perform so well.
The researchers studied the neurological activity in the brains of the players when they played and made a startling discovery.
For the best players, there was almost no difference in brain activity when they used their arm for something and when they used the equipment used in their sport.
Basically, the players that perform the best are so in tune with their equipment that they operate it like it was a natural extension of their body.
The Yonex EZONE DR 98 Racquet is so fun to play with because its high amount of control and low weight allow you to wield it naturally.
That makes it one of the best racquets available for players who want more control.