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Comments: I needed to add half an ounce at 6 o'clock to get more stability and plow through. With that weight set
up, strung with Tecnifibre Black Code 17 in the mains at 50 lbs and Gosen AK Control 16 at 56 lbs in the crosses, I find it to offer
power, spin, comfort and forgiveness. Control also improves because I don't mistime my swing as much. Topspin production is
very good and the slices are much better than I expected for such a light racquet. Finesse shots (drop shots and lobs) are also
good because of the higher swingweight that enabled me to execute the strokes better. Volleys improved a lot with the extra
weight I put. I found it a bit unstable in stock form. Serves also improved with the customizations. There was more power without
compromising spin and placement. In stock form, I got good spin and placement but only average power. Overall, I find this to be
a very good racquet and it should appeal to juniors and smaller-framed players like me.
From: Leo, 10/14
Comments: Yonex EZONE Xi Lite is the ultimate racquet for intermediate to advanced players.
It's a very smart choice for women who play regularly. My first serves are strong and
baseline strokes more solid overall. I didn't demo the racquet but I did check out
the stick at a shop to test the handle comfort and racquet balance. I'm really pleased
with my purchase and results. It's an upgrade from my Head Titanium which I've
used for 3 years. I'm sure my new racquet will last just as long if not longer!
From: Votto, 9/12
String type and tension: Babolat Hurricane Tour mains @ 58 lbs / Babolat Xcel crosses @ 60 lbs
Comments: I have fallen in love with this racquet. I am a college tennis player and have played with the
same discontinued Babolat AeroPro for years. My sister in high school ordered some demo racquets, so I thought I'd
give them a go for myself last night. Never in my life have I felt as comfortable with a racquet as this one. The racquet
is an extension of my brain - the maneuverability is unsurpassable. I love hitting with LOTS of spin without sacrificing
pace. Serving was more difficult for me, transitioning from my Babolat. Serves have always been my forte, so I believe I
only need to time to adjust. Can't wait to order some Yonex demo racquets for myself! (Wanting to try the Yonex
EZONE Xi 100, not the Lite for myself) Also, I have had problems with repetitive stress fractures and strains over the
years in my wrists and forearms - this racquet was so light and comfortable, I can envision myself playing for hours on
end without limitations. Highly recommend getting a demo just to try out this very unique racquet for yourself!
From: JoLynne, 5/12
Comments: I absolutely love this racquet! I've demoed/ordered it four times in a
row while comparing it to other racquets (to name a few, Babolat AeroPro Drive GT, Wilson BLX Blade 98, Babolat Pure
Drive Lite, Wilson Juice 100 and Steam 100, etc) and after every demo week, I came to the conclusion that this was the
racquet for me. I'm a dominant baseline player with little finesse for slicing and net plays. However, my boyfriend has
said that my baseline shots have never been as heavy or as precise as they have been while using this racquet. My serve
has gotten a lot of pop on it and I've even shocked him with how much better I've gotten at the net. I've been playing
tennis for 7 years and I've never been able to slice and/or
slice well, but this racquet has changed it all! The racquet weight is very comfortable and it's not stiff at all. The frame
size gives me more control without sacrificing power (something that I lost completely with the Babolat AeroPro Drive
GT--not to mention that I thought my shoulder was going to pop out of place). Its cosmetically an attractive looking
racquet. And to be just as honest as the first reviewer, I initially only demoed this racquet for the sake of taking
advantage of the maximum amount of racquets to be demoed at a time. I never knew that this would be the racquet I'd
end up with and I'm proud to be the only Yonex owner I know!
From: Anon, 4/12
Comments: This racquet is amazing, my husband bought it for me. To be honest, at the beginning I
wanted a Yonex
just by the way it looks, but now once I tried it, loved it. This racquet have everything, perfect balance, not so light not
good sweet spot. It helped me improve my game all around, looks very pretty also. I recommend this racquet to
From: Marylinda, 3/12