A question to Chris and/or Siobhan re: Donnay Pro One OS Ext

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  1. carolyn73

    carolyn73 New User

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    Chris and Siobhan,

    I notice that specs on the Donnay Pro One OS Ext are in the same kind of ballpark as a few racquets I've used previously namely the Prince 03 Tour OS, Prince TT Bandit OS and the Prince 03 Speedport Blue. Can you compare the Donnay OS Ext to any of those frames ? Im just wondering if because I liked those similar frames that I mightn't have the same control issues that you had with the Donnay.

    Also, have either of you, or any of the other tw team, tried the Donnay XP Duel 102 ? If you have, I'd be interested to hear what you thought of it and how it compared to the Pro One OS Ext.

    Thanks so much.
     
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  2. TW Staff

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    I reviewed the O3 Tour back in the day and remember its dampened feel quite well. Here is a link to that review for reference:
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/REVIEWS/PO3T/PO3TReview.html

    Compared to the Donnay, it doesn't quite offer the same pop. Spin is similar between the two. The Prince is supremely comfortable and the Donnay has more feel. I have also hit the Bandit OS, but it has been too long for me to give you any meaningful feedback. However, all 3 offer decent power and lots of spin thanks to their added length, open string patterns and oversize headsizes.

    The XP Dual has more control, it has that same Donnay feel (really connects you tot he ball) and would be a better fit for me. It is not as forgiving and doesn't pack the power of the three larger racquets above, but the improved control is the clincher for me. You can also add power to it by stringing low (say 48-50lbs) with a good multi like Tecnifibre NRG2.

    Hope that helps,
    Chris, TW
     
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  3. ollinger

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    ^^ agree with all of the above, found the Dual 102 became a very powerful but controllable stick adding 3 grams at 9:00, 12:00 and 3:00, total 9 grams.
     
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    @carolyn73,

    What he said :)

    Siobhan, TW
     
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