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JackB1
08-26-2009, 05:55 AM
Was wondering how many of us are out there?

This is a great racquet with hard to find specs (good weight, head light, low flex, good power). The only other with similar specs I found was the Bab Pure Storm and that was a touch heavier feeling. The Ozone Tour just feels perfect to me in every way.....weight, balance, power, comfort. I couldn't ask for more. The smaller beam scared me at first, but now it's not even an issue at all. Great serve and volley racquet, but can also generate powerful groundstrokes with lots of spin.

I have a question for fellow owners.......this came with 2 grommet inserts. One is plastic and the one installed was rubber. Do these make any difference? Are the rubber one's better for less vibrations? If I have the rubber on, should I still use a dampener or is that overkill?

CMon Ozone Owners! Lets hear from you!

P.O.T.O.C. Member #1

Meaghan
08-26-2009, 06:05 AM
What about us pro tour uses?? are we in??
The plastic grommet is a string hole insert and reduces the vibration further. I have these all over my Rebel and its a lovely soft feel i prefer.

dadozen
08-26-2009, 06:16 AM
Dang, you were still searching for a new racquet a couple of days ago...

Have you searched the forum? I'm pretty sure that there's already a club for this great racquet.

Cheers, and good luck

JackB1
08-26-2009, 06:17 AM
What about us pro tour uses?? are we in??
The plastic grommet is a string hole insert and reduces the vibration further. I have these all over my Rebel and its a lovely soft feel i prefer.

Sure....Pro owners are welcome!

JackB1
08-26-2009, 06:19 AM
Have you searched the forum? I'm pretty sure that there's already a club for this great racquet.



I searched and couldn't find another one.

JackB1
08-26-2009, 06:20 AM
What about us pro tour uses?? are we in??
The plastic grommet is a string hole insert and reduces the vibration further. I have these all over my Rebel and its a lovely soft feel i prefer.

The plastic reduces vibes more than rubber? That doesn't make sense, but I will take your word for it since I haven't tried both. Unfortunately, mine came strung with the rubber and the plastic one was in a bag, so I have to wait until I restring to try it out.

Meaghan
08-26-2009, 07:06 AM
The plastic reduces vibes more than rubber? That doesn't make sense, but I will take your word for it since I haven't tried both. Unfortunately, mine came strung with the rubber and the plastic one was in a bag, so I have to wait until I restring to try it out.

I dont think its the rubber v plastic but the string hole inserts v the port hole inserts. Its too vulnerable to splitting if they use rubber on the string hole inserts.

JackB1
08-26-2009, 07:17 AM
I dont think its the rubber v plastic but the string hole inserts v the port hole inserts. Its too vulnerable to splitting if they use rubber on the string hole inserts.

So the plastic one holds the strings in place in the grommets, where the rubber insert lets them move around in the little O-port, like the side open ports? Makes sense.

Is there a big difference in the overall feel of the racquet with the plastic piece vs the rubber?

Meaghan
08-26-2009, 07:22 AM
I can only judge from different rackets, the ozone pro tour (port inserts) and the rebel (string inserts) and Id say that the string inserts IMO have better feel as they seem to float the strings instead of tight against the racket body. Some have called it mushy, but I really like this dampened feel. Saying that my OPT is really sensitive too!

dParis
08-26-2009, 07:25 AM
The plastic reduces vibes more than rubber? That doesn't make sense, but I will take your word for it since I haven't tried both. Unfortunately, mine came strung with the rubber and the plastic one was in a bag, so I have to wait until I restring to try it out.
I agree. That doesn't sound right. I tried the Tour with the rubber insert but if I were to play this racquet often, I would probably opt for the plastic insert. I've read virtually unanimous preference for the plastic insert. It makes the response a little crisper than the rubber insert and as muted and mushy as the Ozone's stringbed feels, I can imagine the plastic improving the feel. I can't imagine switching to the plastic would result with me feeling the racquet has become too harsh.

Meaghan
08-26-2009, 07:25 AM
Actually...are there string hole inserts (complete grommet strip) for the OPT, it may sway me from my Rebel....??

JackB1
08-26-2009, 07:41 AM
I agree. That doesn't sound right. I tried the Tour with the rubber insert but if I were to play this racquet often, I would probably opt for the plastic insert. I've read virtually unanimous preference for the plastic insert. It makes the response a little crisper than the rubber insert and as muted and mushy as the Ozone's stringbed feels, I can imagine the plastic improving the feel. I can't imagine switching to the plastic would result with me feeling the racquet has become too harsh.

I actually bought the Ozone for it's low stiffness (60) to help my tennis elbow and I thought the rubber insert would be better in that regard.
I dont find the racquet "muted and mushy" at all. I think of it more as a "plush" feel :) It doesn't make the racquet any less capable of "touch" shots.
I think it's more of a mental thing than anything.

dParis
08-26-2009, 02:51 PM
I actually bought the Ozone for it's low stiffness (60) to help my tennis elbow and I thought the rubber insert would be better in that regard.
I dont find the racquet "muted and mushy" at all. I think of it more as a "plush" feel :) It doesn't make the racquet any less capable of "touch" shots.
I think it's more of a mental thing than anything.
Yes, mental and personal taste too. All racquets give feedback. Some rackets speak loud and clear while others tend to mumble a bit. Given time I think I could adjust to any racquet's feedback but I hit with the Ozone T w/rubber insert for about a week and I wasn't feeling connected to it. Now, just what use is feedback to an intermediate player such as myself? I don't think about it too much as feel is, rightly or wrongly, of greater priority to me comfort and tactile wise. On the other hand - and I just might be blowing smoke up my butt - I feel feedback helps me prepare for the next shot I'm about to hit. Feedback tells me, "You need to hit through more next time" or "Your hitting your serves a little too high/low on the strings; make an adjustment" etc. I wasn't getting any of that feedback from the Ozone T. When compared with other racquets I was hitting, the Ozone's feel/feedback deficiency was too much to overlook. The racquet was gripped with a mushy Wilson kgrip(?) that I didn't like at all and I'm sure that didn't help things.

I do think the plastic insert would be a step in the right direction - for me, if I were to use the racquet again. I agree with much of your praise for the Ozone. Given the design of the racquet, don't think the plastic insert would remove the plush feel.

JackB1
08-26-2009, 04:06 PM
I just saw the little package that the plastic insert comes in and it says "for more vibration dampening use the rubber one, but for more feedback, use the plastic insert," or something close to that.

Since I am currently battling a little TE, I will leave it "as is" with the rubber. Maybe down the road a little, I will switch it over to the plastic one and see how that feels.

JackB1
08-26-2009, 04:10 PM
Yes, mental and personal taste too. All racquets give feedback. Some rackets speak loud and clear while others tend to mumble a bit. Given time I think I could adjust to any racquet's feedback but I hit with the Ozone T w/rubber insert for about a week and I wasn't feeling connected to it. Now, just what use is feedback to an intermediate player such as myself?......

So you are seeking "feedback" as to where on the racquet you hit the ball?
It's too bad you couldn't try it with the plastic piece instead. There are some comments in the TW reviews that said it made things much crisper feeling. That mushy grip you had on probably didn't help either. Personally, I have no problem with the Ozone's "feel" right now, but I haven't been playing long enough to know what to "feel for".

dParis
08-26-2009, 07:33 PM
So you are seeking "feedback" as to where on the racquet you hit the ball?
Personally, I have no problem with the Ozone's "feel" right now, but I haven't been playing long enough to know what to "feel for".
Something like that. At this point, feedback is somewhat abstract. Where on the racquet I hit the ball is definitely part of it. A big part of it. But feedback may also remind me that I need to meet the ball further out in front of me, for example. The feel of the ball on the same point of the string bed may differ if I let the ball get behind me a bit. Like I said, I don't think about it too much when I play. It's just sort of there, on the fence between my conscious and subconscious. As I amass a larger book of tennis knowledge and experience, I'll be better able to take advantage of a racquet's feedback.

Given the Ozone's composition, I think that even with the plastic insert, the racquet is one of the arm-friendliest in its class. I wouldn't anticipate any elbow problems with either the rubber insert or the plastic one.

Ljubicic for number1
08-27-2009, 12:05 AM
Hey JackB1,

I think you and Meaghan may have your wires crossed, I know you are talking about the hard and soft throat pieces that comes with the Ozone tours and o3 whites and Meaghan seems to be talking about the speedport tuning systems which come with the speedports and are available for the EXO3 rebels, graphites and ignites.

These are two different things altogether. The throat piece you are talking about is for vibration dampening, works similar to a normal vibration dampener that you insert in the stringbed.
And the string hole and port hole inserts that Meaghan is talking about is a tuning system. String hole inserts = more traditional feel with smaller sweet spot. Port hole inserts = larger sweet spot, more power, more dampening.

Meaghan
08-27-2009, 02:36 AM
Thanks Ljub
good job you know what ur talking about ha!
Dampening and feel etc are difficult to relate from one person to another.

JackB1
08-27-2009, 06:13 AM
I think you and Meaghan may have your wires crossed, I know you are talking about the hard and soft throat pieces that comes with the Ozone tours and o3 whites and Meaghan seems to be talking about the speedport tuning systems which come with the speedports and are available for the EXO3 rebels, graphites and ignites.

These are two different things altogether. The throat piece you are talking about is for vibration dampening, works similar to a normal vibration dampener that you insert in the stringbed.
And the string hole and port hole inserts that Meaghan is talking about is a tuning system. String hole inserts = more traditional feel with smaller sweet spot. Port hole inserts = larger sweet spot, more power, more dampening.

Thanks for clearing that up. You are correct. I am talking about the piece at the top of the throat and she may be referring to the O-Ports vs. the traditional stationary grommets.

So if I have the rubber piece instead of the plastic one, then I don't need any additional dampeners on the racquet? Thanks.

p.s. anyone out there try and compare the rubber insert vs the plastic one?

Meaghan
08-27-2009, 08:05 AM
Thanks for clearing that up. You are correct. I am talking about the piece at the top of the throat and she may be referring to the O-Ports vs. the traditional stationary grommets.

So if I have the rubber piece instead of the plastic one, then I don't need any additional dampeners on the racquet? Thanks.

p.s. anyone out there try and compare the rubber insert vs the plastic one?

I was referring to the throat grommet and ljub is right i was referring to the way it feels will the ports and string inserts, whether plastic or rubber.
Oh and she is a he Meaghan is my surname. Dont see many women out there lugging round a 360g Rebel do we now?

Ljubicic for number1
08-27-2009, 02:56 PM
Thanks for clearing that up. You are correct. I am talking about the piece at the top of the throat and she may be referring to the O-Ports vs. the traditional stationary grommets.

So if I have the rubber piece instead of the plastic one, then I don't need any additional dampeners on the racquet? Thanks.

p.s. anyone out there try and compare the rubber insert vs the plastic one?

I haven't compared the two different grommets on the ozone but have tried both several times on the o3 white and I settled on the soft rubber one despite the TW play testers giving the hard plastic one the big thumbs up in their test.

I found I had much better touch on drop shots and volleys with the rubber one which was totally at odds with what everybody else feels. Felt like the ball stays on the stringbed a fraction longer giving me more directional control.

cadfael_tex
08-27-2009, 04:47 PM
Question for you Ozone Tour folks - is there an Exo series replacement for it?

Meaghan
08-28-2009, 01:38 AM
Question for you Ozone Tour folks - is there an Exo series replacement for it?

No...........there is a discussion on these boards about the Ozone line being discontinued, but i cant see it as there is no obvious replacement. 03-speedports, classics-EX03, ozone-?

Ljubicic for number1
08-28-2009, 02:14 AM
No...........there is a discussion on these boards about the Ozone line being discontinued, but i cant see it as there is no obvious replacement. 03-speedports, classics-EX03, ozone-?

Hey Meaghan, Can you give a bit of brief comparison between the Reb and the Ozone Pro Tour. I have just purchased a couple of secondhand pro tours and would like to know what to expect. How does the spin compare? Serve compare? power level?

Thanks John.

Meaghan
08-28-2009, 02:53 AM
Hey Meaghan, Can you give a bit of brief comparison between the Reb and the Ozone Pro Tour. I have just purchased a couple of secondhand pro tours and would like to know what to expect. How does the spin compare? Serve compare? power level?

Thanks John.

Yeah no probs....
Its a difficult one, Im more consistent with the OPT than the Rebel i suppose, ralleying etc. They both feel good in the hand, similar (Rebel feels a little lighter due to HL balance. I add an extra grip so the OPT is about 10pts HL and Rebel 12pts).
Serves....rebel for me, but there is not much in it and I also think the rebel is about the best serving stick out there. My 2nd serve I couldnt tell the difference, both kicked similarly.
Groundstrokes...this is where its hard, I can rally all day with the OPT where is with the rebel i tend to go for a winner cos i can, this is not saying that i cant with the OPT its just i get a bit more topspin thus giving my opponent time to make the ball, and in some perverse way the OPT makes you rally where as the Rebel makes you want to scream a backhand down the line. I mean look at the difference between Monfils and Ferrero/Davydenko. I think that says it all about the 2 rackets!
I have a 1HB and the rebel feels real good with that but the OPT is not far behind.
Volleying and touch shots workes similarly but there is deffo a mushy feel thing with the rebel that i really like, thats why its interesting the talk of the string inserts, I really do think they make a massive difference and Im looking to see if they sell them for the OPT (full grommet, not just throat) as I think this could make the difference.
Again I found playing against better players the Rebel feels more solid esp service returns but again theres not much in it.
I also have a RDis 100 MP and a Head Pyramid tour and after a lot of racket testing ( ive bought and sold maybe 30 or 40 diff rackets) these 4 stand out for me (4.5 all court game).
At the moment my troubles with the throat grommet splitting on my Rebel is doing my head in so Ive relied on the other 3 for the past 2 months.
Also my OPT is fully stung with PHT and the spin is rediculous.
Also looks are important and IMO rebel wins outright.
Rebel on a good day remains top but only just, the Pyramid tour is hard to get hold of and is discontinued so in my opinion the remaining three rackets are just about the best out there. The one other that come close was the Fischer M Comp 95.

Ljubicic for number1
08-28-2009, 03:23 AM
Thanks for the great insight Meaghan, Looking forward to testing the OPT in a week or so when it arrives.

I love the Rebel except the 2nd serve is getting me in trouble, its just a sitter for a good returner. Hopefully I can get some added spin with the Ozone.

Meaghan
08-28-2009, 03:45 AM
Thanks for the great insight Meaghan, Looking forward to testing the OPT in a week or so when it arrives.

I love the Rebel except the 2nd serve is getting me in trouble, its just a sitter for a good returner. Hopefully I can get some added spin with the Ozone.

I think thats just your ability and technique Ljub and no racket is ever gonna change that, I get loads of spin off the Rebel but cant tell much difference between the 2 sticks on 2nd serve, in fact IMO the Rebel still edges it but I look forward to see what you think when you get the chance to play.
If you like the Rebel then you cant go wrong with the OPT.
its funny i think of Davydenko and Ferrero, they look like they can hit all day but they dont seem to put the ball away. This is deffo the Prince version of the APD except much better stick, its really thin 18mm beam is great and doesnt lack power.
By looking at your posts with the Ex men i can see you moving over to the OPT and if i can get the inserts i may do to????

Meaghan
08-28-2009, 03:53 AM
Oh one more thing...there is a noticable trajectory difference with the OPT, I havent noticed it as much with other 100" headsizes, obviously this aids rallying and accounts for that put away ball. Saying that, I had a match a couple of days ago and my topspin forehand was bouncing over peoples heads- literally!
Very easy stick to use. It may well help your 2nd serve thinking of it.....when are they arriving and how much did you pay. I bought mine new from TWE. Are you an Aussie??

Ljubicic for number1
08-28-2009, 04:12 AM
I dont have this 2nd serve problem with my other racquets though, I serve fine with exo3 Graphite, o3 white, fxp prestige etc.

The high trajectory sounds good to me.

Picked them up here in the for sale section for $65 a piece.

Meaghan
08-28-2009, 04:16 AM
I dont have this 2nd serve problem with my other racquets though, I serve fine with exo3 Graphite, o3 white, fxp prestige etc.

The high trajectory sounds good to me.

Picked them up here in the for sale section for $65 a piece.

Ahh i see, yeah then this could be the one, good bargain too....let us know when they arrive and you get a chance to have a hit, look foreward to seeing what you think.
Ive got full PHT in mine so that does help with the spin......

Ljubicic for number1
08-28-2009, 04:24 AM
Ahh i see, yeah then this could be the one, good bargain too....let us know when they arrive and you get a chance to have a hit, look foreward to seeing what you think.
Ive got full PHT in mine so that does help with the spin......

Will let you know how they go.

I also just received my port hole inserts for the Reb's and will test thm tomorrow if we dont get the predicted rain.

Yes a Aussie.

Meaghan
08-28-2009, 04:42 AM
Will let you know how they go.

I also just received my port hole inserts for the Reb's and will test thm tomorrow if we dont get the predicted rain.

Yes a Aussie.

That'll be interesting ive only used port inserts on the OPT and Pro white and string inserts on the Rebel. Do you know if we can get the string inserts for the OPT?

Where about in AUS do you live? is it warm? its cold and wet in UK!
Dokic is lovely!

Ljubicic for number1
08-28-2009, 04:51 AM
That'll be interesting ive only used port inserts on the OPT and Pro white and string inserts on the Rebel. Do you know if we can get the string inserts for the OPT?

Where about in AUS do you live? is it warm? its cold and wet in UK!
Dokic is lovely!


No you cant get inserts for the round hole o3s only the speedport/exo rectangular holes.

I live on the south coast of NSW, about 300 kilometers south of Sydney. Its preety much warm year round here during the day, during the winter the nights get down to around zero on a cold night but the days are still warm.

Yes Jelena is lovely:)

Ljubicic for number1
08-28-2009, 04:54 AM
By the way what did you think of the pro white? I still love the original white, its such a versatile racquet that can transcend many different player levels from beginner to very capable.

Meaghan
08-28-2009, 05:02 AM
By the way what did you think of the pro white? I still love the original white, its such a versatile racquet that can transcend many different player levels from beginner to very capable.

I tell all the kids at the club to get the white, IMO the best all round racket available for beginners to advanced players.

The 03 is a little HH, my friend had one and leaded it up and it was so spinny, more than anyone ive ever seen.
The speedport version is great and i played with the pro version for a bit, just couldnt get the pace on the serve. I think people are blinded by the chick stick status it has and want to be real men and play with k88 k90 or Head mids and play consistently worse than hey would if they picked up the White.
Thats why the OPT works so well they are very similar, just that thinner beam does make a difference.

Off to buy wine and beer for tonights party, feel rough from last nights party....getting to old for all this, Im 38 i need sleep! Is it early morning there?
Wish i lived somewhere warm

Ljubicic for number1
08-28-2009, 05:19 AM
I tell all the kids at the club to get the white, IMO the best all round racket available for beginners to advanced players.

The 03 is a little HH, my friend had one and leaded it up and it was so spinny, more than anyone ive ever seen.
The speedport version is great and i played with the pro version for a bit, just couldnt get the pace on the serve. I think people are blinded by the chick stick status it has and want to be real men and play with k88 k90 or Head mids and play consistently worse than hey would if they picked up the White.
Thats why the OPT works so well they are very similar, just that thinner beam does make a difference.

Off to buy wine and beer for tonights party, feel rough from last nights party....getting to old for all this, Im 38 i need sleep! Is it early morning there?
Wish i lived somewhere warm

I actually add 5gms to the tip of the white to make even more head heavy. Has massive spin with full blue gear.

38 hey, same age here. Its 11.19pm

Meaghan
08-28-2009, 05:29 AM
how did you find the massive leap to 12pts HL of the rebel. I really struggle with anything lower than about 6pts HL.

Ive only been playing for 2 years and only watched Wimbledon before and never womens tennis, so earlier this year was the first time a gazed upon the wonder that is jelena dokic at the AO, she is a great player but there is definitely something about her that makes me go all funny inside haha!

Anyway back to the OPT, Im thinking of adding just a touch of lead to the OPT at12/9/5, it already feels pretty stable and i would normally raise the sweetspot with lead at 10/2 but it seems im hitting this bang in the middle.

Ljubicic for number1
08-28-2009, 06:04 AM
how did you find the massive leap to 12pts HL of the rebel. I really struggle with anything lower than about 6pts HL.

Ive only been playing for 2 years and only watched Wimbledon before and never womens tennis, so earlier this year was the first time a gazed upon the wonder that is jelena dokic at the AO, she is a great player but there is definitely something about her that makes me go all funny inside haha!

Anyway back to the OPT, Im thinking of adding just a touch of lead to the OPT at12/9/5, it already feels pretty stable and i would normally raise the sweetspot with lead at 10/2 but it seems im hitting this bang in the middle.


I am a racquet junkie so have played with lots of head light stuff too. Played the N95 16x18 for about 18 months and really enjoyed that frame, so I can adjust in a few minutes to different balances.

Jelena was damn fine when a bit younger http://sites.evc.net/sport/Jelena%20Dokic/big/Jelena_Dokic_13.jpg

http://bahamaderek.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/dokic-13-2000-issue-of-girlfiend1.jpg

JackB1
08-28-2009, 07:00 AM
FYI.....

I just put some Orange Gamma Overwraps on my Ozone's and they look great!

JackB1
08-28-2009, 07:16 AM
If I were to add weight to one of my Ozone's to make it match the other, I would add it in the throat area to keep balance unchanged, correct? Also, where would I add it on this racquet? There doesn't appear to be any room in the throat due to the O ports. Should I add little strips the the left and right of those 3 large O Ports in the throat?

Ljubicic for number1
08-28-2009, 07:31 AM
If I were to add weight to one of my Ozone's to make it match the other, I would add it in the throat area to keep balance unchanged, correct? Also, where would I add it on this racquet? There doesn't appear to be any room in the throat due to the O ports. Should I add little strips the the left and right of those 3 large O Ports in the throat?


First thing you have to do is check the balance point and see where the lead is needed to match your heavier one. Its more likely you will need to change the balance point not keep it the same.

JackB1
08-28-2009, 07:53 AM
First thing you have to do is check the balance point and see where the lead is needed to match your heavier one. Its more likely you will need to change the balance point not keep it the same.

Can I do that just on a dowel and mark the points on both where they balance and see if it's the same?

Ljubicic for number1
08-28-2009, 08:10 AM
Can I do that just on a dowel and mark the points on both where they balance and see if it's the same?



Yes I use a thin steel ruler on its side so its easy to get a accurate measurement. A piece of dowel is ok too but the ruler makes it easier to measure.

Meaghan
08-28-2009, 09:00 AM
Hi JackB1
I find when you add lead in the throat the racket acts sluggish. I think its better to add a little in the hoop and a little in the handle.

iscottius
08-28-2009, 01:27 PM
does this racquet really have a lot of power? does it serve big? con you compare it to head microgel extreme pro?

Ljubicic for number1
08-28-2009, 06:59 PM
does this racquet really have a lot of power? does it serve big? con you compare it to head microgel extreme pro?

Whilst I haven't hit with it yet, the high tension that everybody seems to be stringing the PRO at indicates it is pretty powerful. TW give it a 75 power rating in the test and spoke of it having good power on serve.

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/video/Review012.html

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Reviews/POZPT/POZPTReview.html

Meaghan
08-29-2009, 03:43 AM
does this racquet really have a lot of power? does it serve big? con you compare it to head microgel extreme pro?

There are similarities but i find the OPT just feels better in the hand and goes thro the air really well, maybe the port holes and thiner beam are factors.
As for power, it does come with a punch, i think i serve better with the OPT than EP. I have mine strung at 55, I dont think it makes it too powerful, just so much spin so you can have a big swing at it. I string the OPT with full poly too to access more spin and make it slightly less powerful.

Ljubicic for number1
08-29-2009, 06:25 AM
There are similarities but i find the OPT just feels better in the hand and goes thro the air really well, maybe the port holes and thiner beam are factors.
As for power, it does come with a punch, i think i serve better with the OPT than EP. I have mine strung at 55, I dont think it makes it too powerful, just so much spin so you can have a big swing at it. I string the OPT with full poly too to access more spin and make it slightly less powerful.


I am really hoping it doesn't play to much like the extreme pro, I hated that stick.

Meaghan
08-29-2009, 07:03 AM
I am really hoping it doesn't play to much like the extreme pro, I hated that stick.

Yeah me too. Its a popular racket at the club but i hated it, couldnt serve and the head felt so round and big.

ive just had another session with the OPT and im getting quite excited, my baseline rallying is really comfortable, landing consistently deep and my topspin ball bounce is getting up so high.

Ljub i think this is deffo gonna sort out your 2nd serve.

JackB1
08-29-2009, 09:44 AM
Anyone here ever compare the Head Microgel Radical Pro to the Ozone Tour? They seem to have similar specs. The Radical Pro got rave reviews here on TW, but doesn't seem to have been a big seller? Anyone here played both?

Ljubicic for number1
08-29-2009, 03:46 PM
Anyone here ever compare the Head Microgel Radical Pro to the Ozone Tour? They seem to have similar specs. The Radical Pro got rave reviews here on TW, but doesn't seem to have been a big seller? Anyone here played both?


Geez I hated that thing too, I did enjoy the FXP Rad Tour but it gave me shoulder trouble. Hoping the OPT plays more like the o3 tour than these head racquets people have been mentioning.

cadfael_tex
08-31-2009, 05:57 PM
How does the Ozone Tour compare to the original O3 Tour? I had one of those when they first came out. I liked it better than the other racquets I demoed but gave up and went back to Slaz X1's. Just got another one of the Bay to give it another try.

JackB1
09-18-2009, 08:05 AM
I added 8 g's to my Ozone but it still feels too light. Anyone else leaded up their Ozone Tour's and how/what/where did you do it?

ac3111
09-18-2009, 08:21 AM
Anyone tried the Ozone Pro Tour TEAM version? It is 18x20 310g unstrung...
I am about to get the Dunlop 4D 300 Tour or K Blade 98 and I wanted your view on the Pro Tour Team version.

Meaghan
09-19-2009, 10:46 AM
I added 8 g's to my Ozone but it still feels too light. Anyone else leaded up their Ozone Tour's and how/what/where did you do it?

be brave Jack 13g in the handle and 7g at 12" string with full PHT.

350g - 7 pts HL - SW 347

JackB1
09-19-2009, 11:46 AM
be brave Jack 13g in the handle and 7g at 12" string with full PHT.

350g - 7 pts HL - SW 347

I changed to a heavier grip and added 4g's at 12 and on the handle and it now weighs 351g's - 7 pts HL and Im not sure of the SW. I'll check it on the machine next time I go to my local PGA Tour Superstore. Eager to see how it plays now.

What's "full PHT"?

Meaghan
09-19-2009, 11:53 AM
I changed to a heavier grip and added 4g's at 12 and on the handle and it now weighs 351g's - 7 pts HL and Im not sure of the SW. I'll check it on the machine next time I go to my local PGA Tour Superstore. Eager to see how it plays now.

What's "full PHT"?

try this for SW
http://www.usrsa.com/store/learningcenter/lc_combinedswtbal.html

PHT is pro hurrican tour it plays really well with this racket.

JackB1
09-19-2009, 02:11 PM
thanks Meaghan... I'll give that a try.

Hey, question for you. How would you compare the Rebel to the Ozone? Obviously the Rebel is a bit smaller (100 vs 95), but is the Rebel a lot harder to use than the Ozone? How do power and sweetspot compare? MY Ozone's weighted specs should be pretty similar to a stock Rebel. I love it's low stiffness number and would like to demo one. I tried one briefly and it felt heavy at the time.

JackB1
09-19-2009, 06:00 PM
try this for SW
http://www.usrsa.com/store/learningcenter/lc_combinedswtbal.html

PHT is pro hurrican tour it plays really well with this racket.

Are there any online tools that let you measure your racquet;s swingweight?

The one above asks you to input swingweight.

Meaghan
09-20-2009, 07:20 AM
DIY SW
http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/learning_center/howto_swingweight.php

Yeah the Rebel is a great stick and I can play amazing and so poorly with it depending on which side of the bed i get out of!.
Ive tested a few rackets and for my 1HBH and serve the Rebel tops the list, slice is amazing too. But I have to be on my game to play well.
The Ozone PT is more consistent. I get more topspin so I have had to add weight to 12" to make it more penetrating. Im still struggling with my serve, its my main weapon i suppose and I get so many free points with the rebel. When i say struggling, its relative, Im lacking a little consistency with it and my slice out wide is more difficult for some reason??
Where my OPT performs its best is evrywhere else, my confidence has grown with the depth of my shots, consistently a foot from the baseline. My volleying (weakest part of my game) remains dodgy but its a little better.
I like the relationship with the players that use both rackets. Look at the difference between Ferrero/Davydenko and Monfils and you'll have some idea of how the racket plays.
Rebel is big, big winners, big serves, big unforced errors ala Monfils.
OPT is consistency, rallying, less UE.

Meaghan
09-20-2009, 07:30 AM
Are there any online tools that let you measure your racquet;s swingweight?

The one above asks you to input swingweight.

You also have TW SW with the Ozone at 321
just imput that into the box with balance and static weight then imput the weight of lead you have added and its location and it gives you your new SW.

JackB1
09-20-2009, 08:27 AM
DIY SW
http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/learning_center/howto_swingweight.php

Yeah the Rebel is a great stick and I can play amazing and so poorly with it depending on which side of the bed i get out of!.


I was more interested in which stick is easier to use for me? What is your level? I am currently a 3.5 USTA rank, on the improve. I am worried that the Rebel might be too heavy for me or be too demanding on proper contact. I like a racquet to be heavy enought to not feel "whippy" and feel some "plowthru" with it...but not so heavy that it feels sluggish towards the end of matches. This "perfect" swingweight for me is somewhere around 325, give or take 10. Swingweight is not so easy to figure out, because when demoing for a few minutes, a racqet's weight may feel perfect, but use that same racquet for 3 long sets and it may feel like a anvil.

My "perfect" racquet is a tough set of specs....I need a racquet that is flexible, with a low stiffness rating, fairly heavy (11-11.5 strung) and around a 100" head size and with sufficient power for my level. I have a medium to long swing and can swing pretty long and hard when set up correctly. The problem I find is that most sticks designed for 3.0-4.0 level players tend to be 10-11 oz with a ton of power. I thought the Pure Storm Tour was gonna be the one, but it feels "sluggish" to me after a set or 2 and I cant seem to generate a lot of pace serving with it. I am going to go back to the Ozone for a bit and see if it works for me. I also have the MG Radical Pro which has a nice combo of weight & power, but I am worried about it being too stiff for my touchy TE.

Meaghan
09-20-2009, 09:09 AM
Id stick with the ozone its a good all round racket. The Rebel is more demanding and it can get a bit sluggish later on esp at the net. Its flex is great but the OPT is 5pts stiffer but doesnt feel it.

My level is 4.5 and improving all the time. Ive just started beating 5 and 5.5 level players this past couple of weeks with my OPT.

-Richard

JackB1
09-20-2009, 09:23 AM
Id stick with the ozone its a good all round racket. The Rebel is more demanding and it can get a bit sluggish later on esp at the net. Its flex is great but the OPT is 5pts stiffer but doesnt feel it.

My level is 4.5 and improving all the time. Ive just started beating 5 and 5.5 level players this past couple of weeks with my OPT.

-Richard

That's what I suspected. I will stick with the Ozone Tour for a bit and see if I can dial in the perfect weight. Another stick that looks appealing to me if the Head Microgel Radical Team. It's got a 60 stiffness rating, good pop and headsize, but I would need to lead it up about a full oz. and increase the HL balance.

Meaghan
09-20-2009, 09:47 AM
That's what I suspected. I will stick with the Ozone Tour for a bit and see if I can dial in the perfect weight. Another stick that looks appealing to me if the Head Microgel Radical Team. It's got a 60 stiffness rating, good pop and headsize, but I would need to lead it up about a full oz. and increase the HL balance.

I did this with the LM radical with 35g top of the handle and 10g in the hoop.

It played very well, really stable and cheap.

JackB1
09-20-2009, 01:52 PM
I did this with the LM radical with 35g top of the handle and 10g in the hoop.

It played very well, really stable and cheap.

Where in the hoop? 12 or 3 & 9?

LafayetteHitter
09-21-2009, 09:06 PM
Ok, I have done a little looking on TW and cannot seem to find the area where they sell the rubber/plastic kit? Do both come with the grommet set?

Meaghan
09-22-2009, 05:58 AM
Where in the hoop? 12 or 3 & 9?

12/10/2..... 10g all together evenly spread

shogun90
10-07-2009, 10:42 AM
I just picked up 2 on this board with the code TK141P-100 TK4C 27.5 on the inside throat. Can't wait to hit them. 1 is strung with Recoil and the other is unstrung. I'm coming from the Head Microgel Extreme Pro. Having a sensitive elbow, can I still get away with using a soft poly in this frame since I have read that this frame is very easy on the arm. I was thinking maybe Ashaway Dynamite 17 too.

LafayetteHitter
10-07-2009, 10:51 AM
I have found this racquet is very comfy with a polyester setup. I have been using it along with the DNX 9 in an extended demo and the Ozone Tour is very plush.

ipitythefool
10-07-2009, 12:12 PM
be brave Jack 13g in the handle and 7g at 12" string with full PHT.

350g - 7 pts HL - SW 347

Hi Meaghan,
Have been following your posts on the OPT, this racquet I also bought one, based on specs sounded like a perfect control-oriented (18x20) modern top spin game (100sq in) racquet at the time I got it. It really instantanously felt better with its thin beam and maneuverability (once you get it moving) compared to my APDC.

However, I am not happy, since I can't get enough power from the stick.

I want to take your opinions on what you think of it as far as the PHT strings on it goes...My racquet originally came with Prince Recoil string, basically the strings didn't move, which is great for a synthetic gut, however there was NO power! And no spin. But a great !pop! sound to it, that's it.

Second time around, decided to try Top Spin CF X Sweet Forten 17 at 55lbs. Again, I am having an issue with power. Or in other words, there was decent power, but no rpm/spin to the ball, no matter how much I increased the bat speed. And these strings just didn't click with me.

So, does PHT (which I tried once and had addictive feel, imo) could bring some power and spin to OPT?

Also, as I read you put 7 grams at 12 o'clock & 13 grams in the handle. Can you please be more specific as to details? Such as, how long (in inches) do the lead strips are extending to the sides, if 12 o'clock is the center? And did you place the lead tape strips on top of the o-ports?

And as for 13 grams in the handle, where exactly did you place the lead in the handle? At buttcap, or towards upper-end of the grip?

I am just trying to give another shot to my OPT, I know should be an excellent stick, both with control and top spin.

Thanks for your helps in advance!!!

shogun90
10-11-2009, 06:44 PM
Finally got to hit with the Ozone Tour. This was strung with Recoil and had a pronounced ping so I used a rubber grommet dampener. Plenty of deep heavy groundstrokes. It produces way more spin than the Microgel Extreme Pro. Good bite on the slice backhand. Volleys were easy to handle. Didn't get a chance to dial in my server. I loved the feel of the thin throat. Can't wait to hit with it again.

JackB1
10-11-2009, 07:16 PM
Finally got to hit with the Ozone Tour. This was strung with Recoil and had a pronounced ping so I used a rubber grommet dampener. Plenty of deep heavy groundstrokes. It produces way more spin than the Microgel Extreme Pro. Good bite on the slice backhand. Volleys were easy to handle. Didn't get a chance to dial in my server. I loved the feel of the thin throat. Can't wait to hit with it again.

I'm not a fan of "recoil". try some Prince Premier LT 17 next time and you'll thank me.

Welcome to the club!

Scotty D
10-28-2009, 12:33 PM
JackB1- Based on what you have said about what you are looking for, I would recommend the Pro Kennex 5G.

Put me in the club. I have two OPTs strung full 17 Pacific gut at 57 and two 03 Tours (95 head size) strung at 56 with 17 gauge Livewire XP.

eman resu
11-27-2009, 02:12 AM
Yeah, I'm in! :)
Great racquet, brought my touch shots back! I loved my PS 6.1 classic, but this surley made my life easier on volleys and slices.

kevo82
12-09-2009, 12:52 PM
could somebody who played with Prince Ozone Tour and Head Microgel Prestige, tell me your opinion (experience) about these 2 racquets?

I recently played with Prestige Microgel 18x20 and I really loved it...with Prince Ozone Tour 16x18 I played last year a little and I don't remember much

The Head is very nice...with a lot of power, huge power actually (must have been the strings), but not that stiff how I expected, and very good for the volley...from the baseline it is OK but you can easily throw a ball to long.
I was expecting so little power from this 20x18 stick, but is exactly the opposite. What i didn't felt, was the top spin...and the second service...

Which one of this racquets would fit better to my shots? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_Q4TxgBeLQ

CzechM8
01-05-2010, 02:04 PM
Rather than starting a new thread, I thought I'd revive this one.

I wonder what your current/favourite string setup is with this stick (other than those mentioned in this thread). Let me share some setups I've tried.

Some background: 35 years old, 6'2", 185 lbs., former national-ranked junior table tennis player and later a recreational squash player, so there's perhaps a bit more elbow and wrist action in my shots than there should. Ever since I started playing tennis seriously about two years ago I've been working with a coach. Reliable eastern to semi-western grip forehand with a lot of topspin, DHBH, good and versatile BH slice, lousy volleyer but I'm working on it :) ... I mainly rely on variety, spin and placement rather than power. I switched to the Ozone Tour MP from the O3 Tour Lite (a 280g even-balance tweener that I'd gradually leaded up to about 300g and 4 pts HL) about two months ago and have been trying different strings since then.

So far I've tried four string setups - three full-poly and one poly/synthetic:

Gosen Polylon 17 at 25/24kg (dynamic tension of 35): Holds tension surprisingly well. A little dull at first but after the string broke in (or once I got used to it), the response was predictable, touch and power were decent. The stick strung with this one has been the reference stick when testing the other strings and the go-to stick when I didn't like the other setup. It took about 6 weeks and 18-20 hours of play for the string to die, but even when "dead" it was still more playable than its "Comfort" counterpart after just a couple of hours.

Klip Power Play (1.28mm) at 25/24kg (DT 35): This string was excellent when fresh and I loved it for about 6-8 hours. After 10 hours I had a problem keeping the ball in the court. A lot of controllable power, good spin, a crisp string when new(ish). I had some problems with my BH slice with this though. Plus one thing struck me: the string was noticeably heavier than any of the other ones and I could feel the balance point shift more towards the head compared to any of the other setups.

Gosen Polylon 17 Comfort at 26/25kg (DT 35): Geeez... Lively, pleasant and really comfortable at first but after as little as 3-4 hours I started having serious problems controlling the ball. The string started moving a lot, there was no touch to speak of and I just ended up hitting the ball without any feel, just hoping the spin would keep it in the court. When I could no longer serve reliably I gave up and will have this frame restrung.

Klip K-Boom 16 (mains)/Gosen Sheep Micro 16 at 25/24kg (crosses) (DT 36): Just started testing this setup today and only got to play with it for about an hour. Even though the freshly strung racquet felt a little boardier than the other setups, it offered the best control and touch so far. I guess the "boardiness" will change as the string breaks in and as I get more used to it. I could, however, feel the inside of my elbow a little after only an hour. I'm not sure, though, if it was actually the string, because I was a little lazy and slow today and may have just armed the ball at times to compensate for sloppy footwork :)

kevo82
01-12-2010, 09:25 AM
I played 2day with my new Ozone tours...big mistake!!!

I didn't knew what "mushy" feeling means...now I know

I regret that I didn't choosed Head Microgel Prestige that I tested before

Hopefully, after I'll put luxilon big banger it will be a different stick...

and the biggest mistake is that I unsealed both of my raquets...In a few days you might see my Princes on sale :)

I bought 2 for 250euros...how much would you offer now 4 them? :))

kevo82
01-23-2010, 10:26 AM
I played with my Ozone Tours WITHOUT the rubber grommet and the damper, and I felt like I played with different sticks :)

Compared to my old Prince Triple Threat MP, it has more power but less control...I can't say that I am used to the new sticks, but definitely I don't hate them anymore.

They put a lot of spin in the balls but they lack on volleys and especially on smash (strange, because on the serves they are so good, especially on the 2nd)

I still regret tho, that I didn't made the switch to Head Prestige Microgel Pro, but not very much, because they are discontinued right now, and Head Youtek Prestige Pro seems to be a lot better.

I regret that I didn't waited, and now I would have bought Youtek Prestige Pro.

I'll wait for the review, because I still don't know how the Youtek Prestige Pro plays compared to the MP

I never tested a 16x19 from Head Prestige. I tried only the MGPMP that was sooo good, so much power and feel, but no spin.

If the Pro feels the same, but produces spin also, that it's what I need

saqdeez
01-26-2010, 11:01 AM
Hey kevo did u just take out the rubber grommet and string it like that? I have the rubber one in there but there you have to replace it with a harder one? SO can I just take out the rubber one and string it up???

kevo82
01-26-2010, 12:02 PM
Hey kevo did u just take out the rubber grommet and string it like that? I have the rubber one in there but there you have to replace it with a harder one? SO can I just take out the rubber one and string it up???

NO...you have to put a plastic one instead. Don't string it without the plastic one. I understood that if you send an e-mail to Prince, they'll send one for free...

anyway, the Ozone Tour was a joke with the rubber grommets. With the plastic ones it's a completely new racquet. I string with full Luxilon big banger and it's really great.

I got the new Youtek Prestige Pro also. I'll play these days to see if they are better for my game than the Ozones. anyway, they look incredible

kevo82
01-30-2010, 01:26 AM
Anybody knows if/how Juan Carlos Ferrero has customized Ozones Tour?

I mean he put lead tape? If yes, then how (because in the pictures I can't see lead tape).

He changed the orange leather grip?

He put weight in the handle?

I doubt that anybody would know, because he doesn't has very much fans now. But he still is my favorite player.

Maybe the person who cached the racquet that Juan Carlos trowed after the final in Casablanca, could tell me about his Ozone Tour :)

ManuGinobili
02-22-2010, 12:49 AM
kevo any feed back on how the Speed is compared to the Prince?

kevo82
02-22-2010, 02:01 AM
kevo any feed back on how the Speed is compared to the Prince?

No, sorry but I didn't tried the Speed. Only Youtek Prestige Pro, that I bought. And before, I also tested a microgel MP

Youtek Prestige Pro it's the only Head racquet that I really like

biggsy
02-22-2010, 04:14 AM
anyone tried the Prince Speedport Pro? any good? which came first the Speedport or the ozone?

SOY78
02-22-2010, 10:31 AM
I believe it was 03, then Ozone and then the Speedport

tenniscool
03-29-2010, 07:46 AM
Just added 6 inch strips at 3 and 9 to my OPT! I need to hit with it badlyyyy~
anyone else lead up their opt's?

Woodersen
03-29-2010, 06:47 PM
I just purchased an Ozone Tour and is having it strung with a full bed of X-One Biphase 17. I've never played with this racquet before, so not sure what set up usually works best with it. You guys have any suggestions?

Also, been reading the thread and i would love to add some weight to the racquet as well. Where do you guys add the lead? Seems like there's not a lot of room at 3, 9 or 12.

retlod
04-18-2010, 05:26 AM
My main hitting partner has had an Ozone Tour for the past year. He's stuck with it while I've experimented to the Nth degree with Babolats and HEADs. I finally asked him if I could hit with his Ozone last week and was thinking, "I'm probably not going to like this." MAN, was I wrong! I LOVED it! I ordered one on a whim from TW, which came prestrung with BBO. Again, I thought, "This string job is gonna have to go," but hit with it to try it out. Pure heaven!

I've gone from an old HPS 6.1 to the PDGT and APDGT lines to the Head Speed MP, the Prestige Pro, and even a Rad Pro, but none of them come close to the way this stick feels. One person above called it mushy. Would others agree? I don't care what you call it; I love it. Pace is easy to generate with moderate input from me, and the control is crazy. Honestly, on serves, I usually just aim for the box and try to get the serve in. I usually don't go for lines. With this new Ozone, I'm able to go down the T and out wide on either serve from both sides whenever I want. It's crazy awesome.

Now the problem: I have a feeling that this is a dying frame. I tried to order another one, but TW is out except for 5/8. More are due in a couple of weeks and I hope in can pick up another. Thanks to everyone for all the feedback above.

robertj
06-11-2010, 07:47 PM
I'm afraid the Ozone Tour is gone, or on the way out, and I don't see Prince replacing it with anything even close. They have left a huge gap where the Speedport Tour and Ozone Tour used to be. I'll be extremely disappointed with the company if they don't come out with a new stick in the 850-900 power range and an unstrung weight around 11 oz. very soon. They've got nothing near that now.

The Rebel and Ignite are quite heavy, big swingweights, little power unless you have the time to take a big swing. The Rebel and Ignite Team versions are pretty light, and the balance is swung toward the head to compensate. The Black and White are getting toward a wide beam power racquet, not at all like the Tours.

I've stuck with Prince for over 10 years, but they're finally about to lose me if they don't wake up and fill this obvious gap in their line.

robertj
06-11-2010, 07:48 PM
Has anyone heard anything new in regard to the Ozone Tour or a possible pending replacement?

ChipNCharge
06-22-2010, 01:56 PM
Looks like TW got in another shipment of Ozone Tours (L4 and L5 grips only, though).

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-POZT.html

nadalfan1992
06-23-2010, 07:16 AM
Can I become a member I bought this stick two years ago.But because of TE with my current sticks.I decieded to try my current string setup in this stick once I get some money.I like this stick because of easy spin and serving I can serve bombs with it.Is there any really soft co-polys and multis hybirds you guys have tried?I bought it from some where and it had cheap syn-gut in it so I am going to try some hybirds.So please give me some suggestions in the low to medium price range.The reason why I didnt stay with the ozone tour is because of not wanting to stick with a stick but I have tried it out again and it fits my game.So I want to try some strings in it and hopefully stay with it.

TripleB
07-15-2010, 07:55 PM
TO ALL OF YOU OZONE TOUR OWNERS:

Do you find that the Ozone Tour grips run a bit small?

I typically use a 4 1/2" plus and overgrip on all my racquets (including the Prince Original Graphite, newer model) and the Ozone Tour 4 1/2" with the same overgrip feels smaller to me...wondering if anyone else feels the same way.

Thanks.

TripleB

TripleB
07-16-2010, 08:01 PM
Nevermind that last post...just ordered 3 Prince Ozone Tour racquets...glad to be a part of the club!!!

TripleB

kiwiconman
08-17-2010, 01:52 PM
Hi all,

I am currently using a Pure Drive GT which I have had ever since I started taking lessons about 2 years ago.

I have recently decided to switch to a less stiff racquet with a more head light balance and have always been intrigued by the Prince Ozone Tour ever since Davydenko's "magic racquet" claims a few years ago.

There aren't really any demos of this racquet available anywhere and I was wondering if some of you owners could shed some light on whether or not this racquet would be a good fit for me.

Any advice/input is greatly appreciated!

shogun90
09-15-2010, 05:27 AM
I've played with my Ozone Tour MP's for the past year, but I've started using the EXO3 Graphite 100 and found that this might be the racquet for me. Even though the specs are very close, I'm finding that I am hitting a much heavier ball with the Graphite. Maybe it's the balance but I think I may have found my Excalibur. The Rebel was surprisingly spinny for a 18X20 but I felt pain in the bicep tendon after hitting with it, even though there was no shock to my arm, probably just the weight.

airdupont
09-15-2010, 10:10 AM
is this as good as everyone says. I'm a baseliner who hits with lots of spin....

shogun90
09-15-2010, 10:26 AM
It's pretty good, it's balance is almost even so as a baseliner I would think it's fine. It's a good balance between plow through and spin. I'm going to be switching to the Resi Pro grip though, not much cushioning with the Prince leather grip. I think it would be a good idea for demo.

airdupont
09-15-2010, 10:42 AM
It's pretty good, it's balance is almost even so as a baseliner I would think it's fine. It's a good balance between plow through and spin. I'm going to be switching to the Resi Pro grip though, not much cushioning with the Prince leather grip. I think it would be a good idea for demo.

too bad there isn't a 27,5 inch available for everyone...

edman9898
11-28-2010, 05:50 PM
Count me in this wonderful club!!!!!

big bang
11-28-2010, 10:32 PM
Of all the racquets I played this year (around 15-18), ozone tour impressed me the most. I ended up buying 4, changed the grip to babolat leather and added some lead to counterbalance. This frame is so much better with leather grip on, the original is just too soft for my liking. I really enjoy playing the ozone tour, it does everything great and its very easy to use, big sweet spot, good control and just the right power level!. cant wait to try the new Exo tour!!!.

ace18
11-29-2010, 05:25 PM
I want to join, and, have a question for other Ozone Tour owners..

Hey All

I just picked up a 2nd Ozone Tour MP and one is curiously more heavy then the one I've had for a few months. I haven't had the opportunity to weigh them yet, will do that over the next few days. I know that racquet quality isn't always the best so differences in weight isn't uncommon, but one swings much heavier then the other. Out of curiousity, I took the grips off both frames. One grip has the standard tan colored handle, the other had the paint job continue down the handle and then have black spray paint down the handle, see pics. The racquet with the standard tan colored handle does not have a trap door, the one with black spray paint does. The specs show the same, however, the lettering on one of the racquets is much smaller then the other, "Engineered by Prince, Made In China....etc,"

Any impressions, thoughts between the two? Again, if I could digitally weigh these right now, I would know for certain a weight difference, if there is any, but was curious about the difference in the handle.

Thanks for your time and opinions.

http://yfrog.com/jvprinceozonetourj

edman9898
11-29-2010, 05:31 PM
^^^ Has one been altered or is it possibly a fake?

ace18
11-30-2010, 03:58 AM
^^^ Has one been altered or is it possibly a fake?

Can't be certain, but I'm thinking that one of these is a fake, just not sure which one. I'm taking them to my tennis shop tonight for weighing and feedback. I'm really hoping that the 1st one I bought isn't a fake since I really like it. Think it might be impossible to match a fake, :)

blackfrido
06-17-2011, 07:01 PM
nobody posted here in a long time but I just bought three of these so I'm joining the club.
How is your string set up guys? could you please share it?
thanks

smirker
06-17-2011, 10:44 PM
Nice racquet, bit more of a club than a scalpel but surprising touch around the net. I have a little lead at 3/9 which does help with stability and vacilate between leather and the original grip (which I think I prefer on this racquet)

In the UK I have not been able to source the hard nylon grommet for the Ozone Tour which most people seem to prefer but TW have now sorted that issue for me and are sending me one along with 3 leather grips.:)

deco0028
06-18-2011, 11:43 AM
Nice racquet, bit more of a club than a scalpel but surprising touch around the net. I have a little lead at 3/9 which does help with stability and vacilate between leather and the original grip (which I think I prefer on this racquet)

In the UK I have not been able to source the hard nylon grommet for the Ozone Tour which most people seem to prefer but TW have now sorted that issue for me and are sending me one along with 3 leather grips.:)

Hi
How do you think this racquet would be for a 12 year old all-courter? Weight in particular. He can play with Wilson K Pro Tour, 7-8 pts HL,total weight(leaded ) up to 337grams. Complains about slightly small sweetspot though.

eman resu
06-18-2011, 12:05 PM
Hi
How do you think this racquet would be for a 12 year old all-courter? Weight in particular. He can play with Wilson K Pro Tour, 7-8 pts HL,total weight(leaded ) up to 337grams. Complains about slightly small sweetspot though.

well... it is lighter.

smirker
06-26-2011, 12:13 AM
Hi
How do you think this racquet would be for a 12 year old all-courter? Weight in particular. He can play with Wilson K Pro Tour, 7-8 pts HL,total weight(leaded ) up to 337grams. Complains about slightly small sweetspot though.

Well it (Ozone Tour)certainly has a bigger sweet spot. As for suitability for a 12 year old my guess would be that it's a bit heavy. When you say he can play with a K Pro Tour how do you define that? being able to swing it and playing well with it are two different things.

deco0028
06-26-2011, 11:40 AM
Well it (Ozone Tour)certainly has a bigger sweet spot. As for suitability for a 12 year old my guess would be that it's a bit heavy. When you say he can play with a K Pro Tour how do you define that? being able to swing it and playing well with it are two different things.

Hi
He can play well with it, but the sweetspot is small, and mishits are more common than with the O3 white. Cheers

pheonix6579
10-10-2011, 03:43 PM
Sign me up for this wonderful club for an even more wonderful frame.

gloumar
10-11-2011, 06:01 AM
nobody posted here in a long time but I just bought three of these so I'm joining the club.
How is your string set up guys? could you please share it?
thanks
I like a ful control-oriented poly setup in a big jauge (16) @50lbs. Gives me good dwell-time and good mix of control and power. I can push
the ball back with constitency and hit much harder and find the short angles by adding the right spin.
Very nice for pace an kick when serving too.

I use MSV copoly 1.27 :
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/MSV_Co-Focus_17L_118_String/descpageACGLORY-MSVCF17.html

Loses a bit more tension than expected with this frame but I keep it because the feeling is great and the mix of comfort, control and power is very good. Sounds great too. I talk about and promote it because it's just my string of choice ! ;)

eman resu
10-11-2011, 09:29 AM
I like a ful control-oriented poly setup in a big jauge (16) @50lbs. Gives me good dwell-time and good mix of control and power. I can push
the ball back with constitency and hit much harder and find the short angles by adding the right spin.
Very nice for pace an kick when serving too.

I use MSV copoly 1.27 :
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/MSV_Co-Focus_17L_118_String/descpageACGLORY-MSVCF17.html

Loses a bit more tension than expected with this frame but I keep it because the feeling is great and the mix of comfort, control and power is very good. Sounds great too. I talk about and promote it because it's just my string of choice ! ;)

My current string is Kirschbaum Competition 1,25 at 58 lbs. It's been there for a couple of months now and it just gets better, so next time I guess I'll try going lower... 46, 42, something like that.

babar
10-14-2011, 11:51 AM
So, I broke down and bought an Ozone Tour instead of the EXO3 Tour. I am hoping that it plays like the EXO3 Tour, just a little more powerful.

Also, has anyone noticed if the grip shape on the Ozone Tour is more rectangular than the normal Prince grip shape?

Any thoughts?

gonzalocatalino
10-01-2012, 04:43 PM
im switching to the Ozone Tour right now.
Ive been playing with prestiges mps for the last 2 years, but im not getting younger and the yt prestige mp was giving me some trouble. After demoing lots of "tweeners" and lighter players racquets, i found in the Ozone Tour a great combo of power, control and spin. After getting used to the different feel (due to the O ports and soft layup), this frame works great, easy to play, impressive sweetspot and spin generation and nice "controlable" power...

Ive just added a leather grip and some tape under the grip (to enlargue a bit the gripsize) and still trying string combos...

Great racquet overall...