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splink779
06-01-2005, 07:58 PM
I love racquets with huge sweetspots but I don't like going over 100sq in. The best I've found so far is the LM Radical but then again I have not tried many racquets (PD+, 300g, 200g, POG LB) . I want to try the 03 because I heard the sweetspot was huge. Everyone list what you think has the largest sweetspot that is under 100sq in.

POGO
06-01-2005, 08:21 PM
Oh yes, the O3 tour is the most comfortable players racket I ever played. You really need to demo it. Prince really got a winner with the O3s. I predict the O3 will be Prince's PD IMHO.

akj27
06-01-2005, 08:22 PM
are they really that good? everyone keeps talking about those 03s, but ive never liked prince racquets, i dunno why

POGO
06-01-2005, 08:24 PM
are they really that good? everyone keeps talking about those 03s, but ive never liked prince racquets, i dunno why
Like I said, you really need to demo it.

tennissavy
06-01-2005, 08:26 PM
The wilson 6.4 powerholes has the biggest sweetspot. The prince triple threat hornet has the second largest sweetspot.

POGO
06-01-2005, 08:31 PM
The wilson 6.4 powerholes has the biggest sweetspot. The prince triple threat hornet has the second largest sweetspot.
I never played the Wilson 6.4, but I do have a Hornet MP and the sweet spot of the O3 tour is a whole lot bigger than the Hornet MP. I can even say it has a bigger cupping of the ball than my Yonex RD-7. The O3 tour is my next racket.

Redflea
06-01-2005, 09:43 PM
O3 was good, not great for me...worth a demo if you like Prince racquets but have been put off by recent releases, as it had better feel IMHO than the Diablo or NXT.

For large sweet spots...my son thought the Volkl Catapult 8 V-Engine (100 sq in) had the largest sweet spot of any of the racquets he demoed recently... he said soemthing like "The sweet spot is the whole head!"

On the down-side, he struggled controlling its power, and ended up w/another racquet, but he really was impressed by the V8.

splink779
06-01-2005, 10:43 PM
Well, I've read many reviews and from what you guys say here the 03 sounds like it would be great for me (huge sweet spot, moderate/high power, thin beam, maneuverable). Only thing is, I fairly recently switched from a PD+ to a LM Rad, and I told myself I would stop buying racquets. Maybe I'll change my mind if I ever get a chance to try it.

BLiND
06-02-2005, 02:11 AM
Personally I think you can't get bigger than an 18x20 frame strung at a low tension... creates a massive sweetspot but still has the control.

tennissavy
06-02-2005, 12:36 PM
I never played the Wilson 6.4, but I do have a Hornet MP and the sweet spot of the O3 tour is a whole lot bigger than the Hornet MP. I can even say it has a bigger cupping of the ball than my Yonex RD-7. The O3 tour is my next racket.
Wow, I think I should give the O3 Tour a try. I wonder where pros put the lead tape since the holes in that frame are so big.

Gaines Hillix
06-02-2005, 12:46 PM
Wow, I think I should give the O3 Tour a try. I wonder where pros put the lead tape since the holes in that frame are so big.

They use 1/4" lead tape and they weave it around the holes if they have too, but the best place to put it on these according to some expert advice I got from USRSA is at 2/10, so you don't have to worry about the O holes.

Ronaldo
06-02-2005, 01:05 PM
Always found the Babolat PC to have a huge sweetspot