Yonex makes another leap forward to their racquets by giving updates to its EZONE line with the ISOMETRIC and O.P.S (Oval Pressed Shaft) technology. These welcomed additions give line its new title; the EZONE Ai.
The Yonex EZONE Ai 100 Tennis Racquet updates the EZONE Xi 98, which happens to be Ana Ivanovics weapon of choice, by expanding the sweetspot and allowing for more forgiving off-center strokes. The frame itself of the Ai 98 is quite speedy and aerodynamic. This is awesome news for those players who want more to get a bit more spin from their shots. The frame is smaller than its brother, the Ai 100, which will mean that players might need to focus more on center shots to get maximun results.
Topspin players will enjoy how the racquet allows for them to hit a heavy ball with added depth and the weight of the racquet and headsize shows the phenomenal precision the Ai 98 is capable of. Even with all these new changes, the core essence of the EZONE line has not been forgotten.
Comfort is still a shining feature here with the Dual Shut System placing shock-absorbing material in the throat and reducing the amount of shock a player feels compared to traditional racquets. Players who love to be aggressive will love just how much precision and pop they will get out of this racquet but its main selling point is how forgiving that new sweetspot really is.
|Head Size||98 sq. in. / 632 sq. cm.|
|Power Level||Low - Medium|
|Racquet Length||27.00 in. / 68.58 cm.|
|String Pattern||16 M / 19 X|
|String Tension||50 - 60 Pounds|
|Unstrung Balance||5 Points Head Light|
|Unstrung Weight||10.9 oz. / 309 gr.|
|Racquet Type||All Around|
Great all around racket. Stiffer than its predecessor with a bit better control and less power.