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  • Location: Melbourne, Australia Date: January 2018

Innovation is everything in racket design. With most frames being roughly the same size and shape, it’s not easy to keep coming up with new ways to improve on and refine longstanding technologies. That’s why we have so much respect for YONEX. Racket after racket, they introduce something new. And, more often than not, it gives a genuine advantage to the player. That’s certainly the case with the next-generation EZONE, so it was only right that YONEX put on a special event ahead of the Australian Open to unveil the new “Bright Blue” edition.

It allows me to hit the ball harder than any other racket I’ve tried. That’s major – you need a lot of power to win big matches.

Led by Nick Kyrgios, YONEX athletes old and new took to the stage at The Glasshouse, Melbourne, to explain what’s so great about the latest EZONE, and what it’s like to be sponsored by one of the most innovative brands in tennis. The racket itself was, of course, given pride of place, and, while we were impressed with its bold new look, it’s how it feels in the hand that really deserves to be talked about.

First unleashed in August 2017, the new EZONE boasts three major improvements over previous YONEX rackets. The most significant is a modification to the brand’s ISOMETRIC frame design, which now expands the racket’s sweetspot even further towards the four corners of the stringbed, resulting in more powerful, but more forgiving, overall performance. Next, HYPER-MG (Hyper Modulus Graphite) increases flexural strength right at the top of the frame to give a boost to your serve, enhancing snapback speed and adding a few extra miles per hour to the most important shot in the game. Finally, Micro Offset Layout grommets straighten the alignment of mains and crosses, both reducing unwanted vibrations and providing more power on every hit.

Just like Nick Kyrgios, the EZONE is impossible to ignore, and it’s more than worthy of your attention. Catch up on our coverage of the event below, and check out the latest rackets in the range!

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