The Yonex Ezone 100 2022 is here and it's packed with power. If you want a racquet that is easy to generate depth with, look no further.
I strung my Yonex Ezone 100 2022 with a hybrid of Yonex Poly Tour Pro 1.25 (new shade of blue launched together with the racquet) and Toroline Caviar 1.20. Why? Well, I like the look of the Swedish flag. Nah, I'm joking. The problem is that my stringing machine stopped working in the middle of stringing the crosses and the string broke. When I got it working again (temporarily), I managed to finish the crosses with another string because I had no more sets of Poly Tour Pro.
There is nothing out of the ordinary here for a power racquet. My strung specs were: 317.1g (11.1 oz), 32.4 cm balance (5 pts HL), 310 SW. So a little lower than the measured Tennis Warehouse specs below.
|Head Size: 100 in / 645.16 cm|
|Length: 27in / 68.58cm|
|Strung Weight:11.2oz / 318g|
|Balance: 13in / 33.02cm / 4 pts HL|
|Beam Width: 23.8mm / 26.5mm / 22.5mm|
|Composition: 2G-NAMD SPEED/HM Graphite|
|Power Level: Low-Medium|
|Stroke Style: Medium-Full|
|Swing Speed: Medium-Fast|
|Grip Type: Yonex Synthetic|
As you can see the beam is thick and the stiffness rating is relatively high (not too bad for this type of racquet though as many are in the 70s strung), which means a lot of power on tap.
Swing weight is low, which makes it easy to swing and maneuever, but the racquet maintains stability at the net and when picking up low balls.
How does it play?
Easy power, pretty good spin potential, large sweet spot. All to be expected. I found the control and the comfort to be better with this Ezone 100 than the 2020 version. They have made the beam slightly thicker here but reduced the stiffness. I immediately noticed more confidence, both while using the latest Ezone 98 and this racquet.
Yes, the feeling is slightly muted, possibly due to the VDM, but you still get a sense of where the ball is going. This is where the added control comes in. Not sure how they did this, but it works well. This is definite improvement over the 2020 version (as was the 98 sq inch).
If you want control and feel, this is not a racquet for you, but anyone who wants easy power (lower-level intermediate up to advanced) should check out this new Yonex Ezone 100 2022.
It's not typically a racquet that I gravitate towards, but for a player looking for power, it's one of the best ones out there.
Hi there, how does it compare to Babolat Pure Drive 2021?
How would you compare the new Ezone 100 to others tweeners? Dunlop FX 500, Babolat Pure Drive, Head Instinct MP, Diadem 100 FS, Wilson Ultra 100 ?
Thanks for all of your content on youtube and this website. Can i ask if you can do a video to explain what RA racket stiffness means and how it is measured. Perhaps compare Head (we know you love the brand!) of a Gravity to a Boom.
how does this compare to ezone 98 2022?
Just more of everything – more power, spin potential, but lack of control.
Which is more stable for a two handed backhand who struggles with stability around the 3 and 9 o’clock area (racket twist as a result of hard hitters)? The 2020 version with a stiffness rating of 69? Or the the 2022 version (67)
I prefer the 2022
Are the size of the string pattern is the same on the 2020 and 2022? On the 2020, my son has, they are wider than those on the AI I have.
I think the AI has a little more cortrol, but the 2020 ist more easy to use with more controllable power. And I need a new one.
Hey, thanks! It plays tighter to me, but I don’t have them side by side to compare at the moment. I like the control from 2022!
Good review. I use 98..
For an intermediate player which one you recommend? this racket or head gravity tour?
It depends completely on what you like and who you are as a player. I have a consultation and a course on offer at tennisnerd.net/help if you need assistance.
I love this frame, just need more racket head speed adding lead tape, where is the best position for that in this frame? 3/9 or 12 ?
2g at 12 is my customization
Would you recommend this or the Yonex Ezone 110 that came out later in the year?
Completely depends on the player
What strings would you recommend for this racquet? and what gauge and tension would u recommend it at? I’m looking for more spin and control.
Yonex Poly Tour Rev 1.25 at 53 lbs is a nice option