With the EZONE DR 98+, Yonex gives intermediate and advanced ball strikers an extended length racquet with controllable power, easy spin and great feel. Thanks to its extended 27.5″ length, you’ll be able to address the ball with extra momentum (see bigger pace and spin). This racquet is made with Nanometric DR, a resilient carbon designed to help the frame transfer greater energy to the ball. It also comes with an Isometric head shape, which makes the hitting area feel roomier than a conventional 98 square inch frame. Yonex fans will recognize the Oval Pressed Shaft, a feature that helps the racquet flex more at impact. From the baseline the EZONE DR 98+ not only drives the ball effectively through the court, but it delivers a wonderfully controlled and flexible feel. Full swings find their mark with mindless ease, and spin comes easy. Although this stick is not as light and whippy as the standard length version, the DR 98+ feels surprinsgly fast for an extended length racquet with a 335 swingweight. At net the DR 98+ holds up well against heavy pace, and it only takes a short punch to keep the ball deep. While the extended length makes it a tad harder to defend against body shots, you’ll be able to hit some blistering overheads with this racquet. The extended length also comes in handy on serve where you’ll find easier net clearance and big power. Players looking for an extended length racquet with great feel and easy targeting should add this to their demo list.