View Full Version : prince shark ???

07-09-2004, 07:57 PM
does anyone have a picture of the racket... i was on princeshark.com and they only had partial pictures....does anyone know the specs of it ?...it says is coming out in september...any info being provided will be much help

07-09-2004, 11:08 PM
I imagine it would play like the TT Hornet.

Bryan Aldridge
07-10-2004, 10:22 AM
Well I've held one, haven't hit with it though, it's light, and blue colored, somewhat of a head heavy, widebody. Sharapova should be playing with a shark paintjob at the US Open.

Bryan Aldridge
07-10-2004, 10:24 AM
Sorry for another post, but I should be able to get you more details (specifications) when I go back to work on monday. Our prince rep brought one by to show.

07-10-2004, 08:56 PM
Is it a More frame? Thanks in advance.

07-11-2004, 06:06 PM
The Turbo Beast is obviously the Scream repainted. Hopefully the Shark is the Tungsten Hornet repainted. I'm having a hard time finding decent Hornets these days and would love a new source.

Bryan Aldridge
07-12-2004, 09:05 PM
okay, heres the deal on the shark:

Midplus specs:

100 sq inches
10.6 oz (unstrung)
balance: 13.0 in; even
length: 27"
firm flex
beam: 26 mm head ; 22 mm throat
16 x 19 string pattern, 925 power level

Oversize specs:

110 sq in.
9.7 oz (unstrung)
balance: 13.2 in even
length: 27.5"
firm flex
beam: 28 mm head; 24 throat
16 x 19 string pattern, 1000 powerlevel

07-13-2004, 04:27 AM
The MP is definitely not the Tungsten Hornet repainted. Spec wise it read like a cross between the Hornet and the Scream. Same power level as the Hornet, but slightly heavier, 2mm thicker at the tip and .5 inch shorter. FYI, you can see the graphics by going to the Prince web site and looking under the "Graduated Length" racquets.

Does it have the Sweetspot Suspension?

Looks like the Beast and Shark are updated variations of the Scream design.

Bryan Aldridge
07-13-2004, 04:18 PM
from what i hear, the beast is supossed to be the scream with a new paint job. The shark doesn't have the sweet spot suspension.

David Pavlich
07-13-2004, 06:18 PM
Specs make it sound like another PD clone.


Shane Reynolds
07-14-2004, 06:38 PM
Yes, but a quality PD clone from an American company. I wish I understood, though, why their racquet line will go straight from a 19mm racquet to a 26mm racquet. I really hate to go past 24mm but if the racquet is good, I will certainly give it a shot. It's a handsome racquet. I think "Turbo" is a really stupid name for a racquet line and "Turbo Shark" is an ever poorer choice of name for a racquet. We'll see what happens. Good to see Prince getting up off the mat and start trying to reclaim some market share.

Shane Reynolds
07-14-2004, 07:06 PM
I just checked www.princeshark.com and it has been updated. The specs quoted above are not exactly right - it appears there are two tapers to the beam.

Gaines Hillix
07-14-2004, 07:53 PM
Wilson was making light, stiff, dual taper beam frames 5 years ago. What's so new here?

07-14-2004, 10:34 PM
Wilson was making light, stiff, dual taper beam frames 5 years ago. What's so new here?

Didn't Wilson start making light, stiff, dual taper beams over 10 years ago?