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cadfael_tex
09-11-2009, 06:47 PM
What is the difference between the new EXO racquets, the Ozone racquets and the O3 racquets that Prince has gone through over the last few years. I have an O3 Tour and know the O3 ports are the large open string holes but what are the other things? Do they work as advertised?

El Diablo
09-11-2009, 07:29 PM
03 and Ozone are essentially the same thing. Exo strikes me as Prince's end run around woofer patents, as the grommets are partly suspended in gaps in the frame mold, very different from 03, Ozone and Speedport. I think they are as "spinny" as anything out there, though the most dramatic thing about them to me is the comfort -- even the very stiff frames are very comfortable.

Meaghan
09-12-2009, 12:21 AM
03 and Ozone are essentially the same thing. Exo strikes me as Prince's end run around woofer patents, as the grommets are partly suspended in gaps in the frame mold, very different from 03, Ozone and Speedport. I think they are as "spinny" as anything out there, though the most dramatic thing about them to me is the comfort -- even the very stiff frames are very comfortable.

I agree. Also the ozone are thinner beamed compared to the wider bodied 03 and speedports.
The speedports are the new 03, nothing much between them. The Ozone series stands alone and IMO feels nothing like the speedports but more like the EXO3 rackets.
The EXO3 series also have smaller, squarer port holes and the possibility to have string hole or port hole grommets.
All IMO have better spin than anything out there. The touch/feel esp Ozone and EXO3 is exceptional and comfort as said above is as good as anything out there.
There is definately something about this technology.

Ljubicic for number1
09-12-2009, 12:50 AM
The biggest difference in terms of performance is feel. The Exo's just have a beautiful quality feel. The best word to describe it is Lush. Contact just oozes quality.

JediMindTrick
09-12-2009, 07:43 AM
I agree. Also the ozone are thinner beamed compared to the wider bodied 03 and speedports.
The speedports are the new 03, nothing much between them. The Ozone series stands alone and IMO feels nothing like the speedports but more like the EXO3 rackets.
The EXO3 series also have smaller, squarer port holes and the possibility to have string hole or port hole grommets.
All IMO have better spin than anything out there. The touch/feel esp Ozone and EXO3 is exceptional and comfort as said above is as good as anything out there.
There is definately something about this technology.

How can the ozones be thinner that the O3s if they use the same molds?

chess9
09-12-2009, 10:11 AM
The EXO is reminscent of the POG, the mid that is. The graphite gives a lot of ball feel. Also, the paint jobs are sweet. I have two of them, and love them. I have yet to see the string hole set up, however.

-Robert

Tipsy
09-12-2009, 12:42 PM
The biggest difference in terms of performance is feel. The Exo's just have a beautiful quality feel. The best word to describe it is Lush. Contact just oozes quality.

Completely agree

Meaghan
09-14-2009, 02:24 AM
How can the ozones be thinner that the O3s if they use the same molds?

They dont use the same molds, the Ozone series of 18mm beam (20mm in the 9&3 area) are the thinnest beams in their line.
03 and speedports tend to be a few mm+ widerbodied.

JediMindTrick
09-14-2009, 05:25 AM
They dont use the same molds, the Ozone series of 18mm beam (20mm in the 9&3 area) are the thinnest beams in their line.
03 and speedports tend to be a few mm+ widerbodied.

O3 Tour is 18-20-18, just like the Ozone Tour. Speedports are a different issue. I think the O3 and the Ozone racquets use the same molds, just different paintjobs.