View Full Version : looking at new stick to replace my prince

06-05-2005, 08:41 PM
I'm currently browsing for a new stick to replace my prince db control 800 mp. I use an extreme western forehand grip, a one handed backhand and play a well rounded all court game. Any tips?

Baseline Basher
06-05-2005, 10:38 PM
Wilson ProStaff Tour 95. BEST RACQUET EVER!!!11!!2!

Gaines Hillix
06-06-2005, 04:27 AM
Demo a Prince O3 Tour MP and a Head LM Prestige MP.

06-06-2005, 11:48 AM
Do you have any company preferences? If you want to stay with Prince, I found the Diablo MP to be quite proficient at generating spin; it just needs a bit of lead in at 10 and 2, I think.

06-06-2005, 04:05 PM
Yeah, I have enjoyed playing with Prince's racquets and I was definitely considering the Diablo and O3 Tour. Any comment on the Aero Pro that Nadal uses? Heard some good things recently

06-06-2005, 04:11 PM
kind of stiff for my liking... the aeropro. good racquet, tweener... very powerful for someone who previously uses a db control imo.

diablo is great, along with NXG graphite... thats an EXCELLENT racquet, cheaper now too. u have to demo it, its great! looks sweet too.

06-06-2005, 04:34 PM
which would u personally recommend, and how do u play?

RafaN RichardG
06-06-2005, 05:09 PM
i would reccomend a babolat pure control.

06-06-2005, 06:01 PM
Try the O3 Tour. From a certain psychological perspective, it could be good since Prince has actually convinced a number of their touring pros to switch to it. It's kind of hard to paint holes, don't you think? ;)

If you want to go hardcore, there's always the POG.

06-06-2005, 07:27 PM
any thoughts on the Diablo?

06-06-2005, 07:42 PM
I tried the Aeropro Drive, but found it had too much power against a big hitter. Blocked shots flew long. Maybe some dead strings at high tension would have helped, but that would make it less arm-friendly. The Diablo hits well and has much more feel and control. A very comfortable racquet. I loved the Diablo MP. Awesome for volleys. I just need more reach on my backhand and serve, so I went with the POG LB, which is very similar, but 3/4 inch longer.

06-06-2005, 08:11 PM
When you guys are making these recommendations, i hope u're taking into account my first message about my forehand, backhand, playstyle etc. Based on that, which racket/s would u recommend, final verdict?

06-06-2005, 08:29 PM
Perhaps you could let us know what it is you're looking for, in particular, with a new racquet. Is there something you didn't like about the Db or something you really liked and wanted to duplicate?

06-07-2005, 12:18 AM
Try the Prince Original Graphite Classic MID.

06-07-2005, 11:38 AM
Yeah, that's why I did pick the Diablo MP for you; it's suitable for a western forehand, but maybe seeing as how you have a one-handed backhand you should go with the Mid. The POG Mid is obviously another good choice, basically the Diablo with less strings and a more raw feel - excellent for spin, but I heard it is horrible at net.