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MUZZA1973
02-23-2012, 01:37 AM
Hi Guys/Girls,

Just after a little input before i find the time (one of these days) to demo.

Thoughts on the following 3 frames best suited for a tall guy (6'4") Intermediate player,Biggish serve,fairly flat hitter whom plays mainly doubles these days.

Looking for both comfort and power...

Yonex E-Zone Xi 98
Prince EXO3 Tour 100 18x20
Prince EXO3 Rebel 98

All advice really appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

RacketFever
02-23-2012, 02:15 AM
Exo3 Tour 100

Chyeaah
02-23-2012, 02:26 AM
I laugh at how much people like the Exo3 Tour 100.

I would go with a Radical/Prestige or the dunlop 200.

The Exo3 Tour will hurt your serve since it doesnt have enough power.

Hi I'm Ray
02-23-2012, 03:08 AM
Have only tried the Exo Tour 18x20 out of your list - Lots of power, tons of spin, comfortable, felt very quick/manuverable.

Ramon
02-23-2012, 03:23 AM
I recently demoed a few comfortable racquets including the EXO3 Tour 100 16x18:

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=413091

I also tried my friend's EXO3 Tour 100 18x20 for a few minutes. I actually liked the 18x20 version better because it was easier to control. It might have also had something to do with his 18x20 racquet being strung with full poly while my 16x20 demo was strung with synthetic gut.

rp42195
02-23-2012, 04:13 AM
Hi Guys/Girls,

Just after a little input before i find the time (one of these days) to demo.

Thoughts on the following 3 frames best suited for a tall guy (6'4") Intermediate player,Biggish serve,fairly flat hitter whom plays mainly doubles these days.

Looking for both comfort and power...

Yonex E-Zone Xi 98
Prince EXO3 Tour 100 18x20
Prince EXO3 Rebel 98

All advice really appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

Nice, it is exactly the question I would ask!

Dave M
02-23-2012, 04:15 AM
I laugh at how much people like the Exo3 Tour 100.

I would go with a Radical/Prestige or the dunlop 200.

The Exo3 Tour will hurt your serve since it doesnt have enough power.

How can you possibly know that? Why are you laughing at people who find they can play with a frame?The 3 frames you have just offered up are quite different to each other and none of which are on the OP's list...
To the original question,
Strung low even a poly can have power if you've got technique, I think the rebel is supposed to have a bit more to it than the tour, it's stiffer with a smaller head which may make it more to your liking for doubles.However the tour really suprised me with it's serve and volley skills, i demo'd the 100 tour, yonex rdis 200 and a couple of others for a while last year and actually felt quite at home at the net using it. I am still finding the odd hicup on my one handed backhand but i think thats's mostly psycholgical as i have the same issues with the PD!

Ramon
02-23-2012, 04:29 AM
I laugh at how much people like the Exo3 Tour 100.

I would go with a Radical/Prestige or the dunlop 200.

The Exo3 Tour will hurt your serve since it doesnt have enough power.

My former racquet was the Babolat APDGT, which most people agree is about as powerful as a serious player's racquet gets. When I picked up my friend's EXO3 Tour 100 18x20 with full poly, I actually liked the Tour 100 better on the serve. The extra comfort lets me whip my arm freely so I can get more racquet head speed into the ball. The racquet is so spin-friendly I have to aim higher to get the ball over the net with a topspin serve, but when I do I love the extra kick.

I didn't get the Tour 100 because it would have required too much of an adjustment for my game. For other people, it's a great racquet and possibly the most comfortable racquet available for a serious player.

MUZZA1973
02-23-2012, 06:01 PM
Looks like the EXO3 Tour 100 is in the lead...Like to know a little more on the Yonex and the EXO3 Rebel 98.If anyone has hit with either.
Thanks for all the input thus far!

Deuces Wild
02-23-2012, 08:23 PM
Have you considered the Biomimetic 200 Plus? It's aces.

klementine
02-23-2012, 09:13 PM
You left us very little info about your game... previous/current frames... what you like or don't like about them.

The racquet you want is whichever racquet you're most consistent with. Jumping levels and winning has nothing to do with how powerful your serve is.. or how much spin you can put on the ball. These can be achieved regardless of the frame.

Consistency, pick a racquet that will help you stay in rallies and that won't get in the way of improvement.

klementine
02-23-2012, 09:20 PM
I laugh at how much people like the Exo3 Tour 100.

I would go with a Radical/Prestige or the dunlop 200.

The Exo3 Tour will hurt your serve since it doesnt have enough power.


This is a funny thing to say... considering that one of the few forum members who plays futures/satellites actually plays with the exo3Tour..... but hey.. what does he know?

MUZZA1973
02-25-2012, 02:12 PM
klemintine,No time for sarcasim etc..Not in the mood!

Move on!