I have played different generations of Ezone and was eventually stick to the DR version for years. After trying this 2022 7th version of Ezone, I decided it is time to upgrade my gear. Finally a soft, powerful and control-oriented Ezone is here! It’s very easy to hit my shots long and deep, plus the power. Most of tennis friends noticed right away the better depth and heaviness of my ground strokes from this new Ezone. Most important of all, even with full bed co-poly (Yonex Polytour 17G in 42lb) it doesn’t bother my arms at all. The thicker racquet throat design really stabilized the impact (similar to Ezone XI) and gives the hitting a cushion feeling. I really enjoy this newer version of Ezone. Also, I have to admit the paintjob is just very classy and pretty (appearance counts indeed). The whole racquet just gives me visually a calm and powerful impression. Highly recommend to demo this racquet.