View Full Version : Question for TW's playtesters

04-28-2012, 03:45 PM
Hello guys, could you compare these two racquets? Both received high marks overall. I'm a former NBlade current Head Liquidmetal user, looking for a comfortable arm friendly (mild case of tennis elbow) replacement. My NRTP is 4.0, pretty much a baseliner counterpuncher who likes to use angles to get a short reply, and finish off the point. Thanks.

Prince Exo Tour 100 18x20
Prince Rebel 98

PS: I've been demoing the Exo Tour 16x18, but find it a bit unpredictable (stung with NXT mid tension).

TW Staff
04-30-2012, 10:12 AM
The Tour 100 18x20 has way less power compared to the Rebel 98. The ball really jumps off the stringbed of the Rebel and it offers really easy access to pace and depth. The Tour 100 18x20 feels much more lower powered and takes a healthier cut at the ball to get it going. It also feels much softer with a noticeably soft tip which is pretty low powered.

For feel and control, the Tour 100 wins out for me. For access to power and spin, the Rebel 98 is far better.

Hope that helps.
Chris, TW

04-30-2012, 02:20 PM
It does Chris, thanks a lot!

05-13-2012, 10:37 AM
Chris, did you feel a significant difference in control between the Exo 100 18x20 and the 18x16 string pattern?