Anyone been to the Prince NYC Store yet?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Boredsurfer, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. themitchmann

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    Me too! We're supposed to get to hit with the new models at the Stringers Symposium this weekend! I'll report back with my findings.
     
  2. getagrip

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    Just to clarify, my first stick was a prince, good one too. I have painted 2 of my wilson and babolat sticks to a black matte finish with no branding, just to get the Brand thing out - and focus on the game. With a hundred specs - Cortex/Amplifeel/Youtek/graphene/woofer/BLX/Boimettrix etc etc can warp the expectation of anyone. Bottomline has always been a good knack of understanding the game. Now, what I'm saying is - If Price is into the game of selling racquets - why now get a new logo/brand tag/attractive colors.

    Yea, good sticks, few good players endorsing them, serious players would not bother who else is using their brand of stick, if Prince wants to position to the ones who are bothered, then why not go full guns blazing and do it right ..
     
  3. Alex78

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    I'm not really sure I can follow you - imho, the Prince brand name and its logo are top notch. They basically scream out quality to me.
    The fact they don't have too many pros endorsing their stuff has nothing to do with this but only with money. Maybe they can get some of the up-and-coming juniors to stick with them (apparently, a lot of promising juniors using Prince rackets). But after they lost the likes of Sharapova, Zvonareva, Jankovic, Monfils, etc., there are not too many pro players left right now. So if you say that Prince should put themselves in a position where they can attract more customers, it appears they just need to sign top players, and not mess with a brand name and logo that's been around for quite some time, has a rich tradition and a history of inventing tech that really works etc.
     
  4. getagrip

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    Hmmm Price is good quality - Hope this changes and it sells more ... you have tried babolats and Head and Wilsons? I have littlle idea how Prince compares to these today.. Not much mention in pro circuit
     
  5. Spintop

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    The things that jumped out were the feel and the spin, but power was fine. I also hit briefly with a black and yellow frame (near the front of the TW picture posted by loosegroove), which was 305g unstrung, but didn't like it as much. I was quite sold on the Graphite 100 until I went back to my Rebel 95 and remembered I liked it even more! I think the new Graphite 100 is a really good move by Prince though - I could enjoy playing with it.
     
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    Anyone that get the specs of new premier 105? Or better the specs of all new models!
     
  7. Top Jimmy

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    The original purple Prince Response 90 was a terrific racket, not the air pocket one.
     
  8. jonestim

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    It also appears there is a Tour Pro 100 and a Warrior Pro 100. Tour Pro 100 is half in the photo - bottom right. They both come with a leather colored Resi-Pro grip. A photo on Prince's Facebook page shows the Tour 100 without EXO3 ports in the throat. Since EXO3 isn't in the name of it I speculate that it may not have them in the side either but I can't see in the photo TW posted. In the TW photo it looks like the Rebel Pro doesn't have EXO3 ports. If not, the Warrior Pro probably wouldn't either. Very interesting.
     
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  10. Sinner

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    Great update...

    Graphite 100... hurry up!!!
     
  11. mikeler

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    Love the specs on Tour 100.

    Such a low swingweight ... I can do tons of modifications!

    Hope I can find something from TW's stock that has a flex of 58 or below.
     
  13. mikeler

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    We might be OK with the open string pattern providing additional comfort lost by the flex.
     
  14. jonestim

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    Other things I notice:

    It seems that Prince has decided that Midsize starts at 98 and below. See the Tour 98 ESP and Response 97. Both say "Midsize" at the top of the head. They will probably get some flack for this, and I will probably agree with the flack.

    A pic on another competitor's facebook shows the Graphite 100 with a leather colored synthetic instead of true leather.
     
  15. scotus

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    We can only hope for the best.

    I am going to demo the Prince Tour ESP and PK QTour 295 for sure.
     
  16. scotus

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    Give Prince 10 more years, and 105 will be considered a Mid.
     
  17. themitchmann

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    Hi guys. I'm currently at the IART Stringers Symposium at Saddlebrook. I've been able to take some pics of some 2013-2014 models (Wilson too). Here is a link to my fb business page where you can see them.

    https://www.facebook.com/casetennisCT/photos_stream?ref=ts

    I've also been able to hit with some of the frames. So far, so good!
     
  18. Bdarb

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    I cant believe thats actually the new wilson prostaff. So disappointing.
     
  19. v-verb

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    Thanks themitchmann!!

    Excellent pics! The Pro Staff 95S with 16 x 15 will be a must have for me. The PJs are not great in pictures but I'll see how they look in person

    Thanks again for sharing your pics!
     
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    Thanks for the link Case, enjoyed browsing through those pics.. so you a big Prince fan I see..I am eager to try now. Do Prince sticks play very different from the other lot?
     
  21. Sinner

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    Thanks so much, Case!

    And I guess this is our "official" "new Prince thread"...

    Specs transcribed from pics as posted in the other Prince thread...

    Graphite 107
    Length - 27
    Unstrung Weight - 327g
    Unstrung Balance - 31.0cm
    Pattern - 16x19
    Swing weight - 302g

    Graphite 100LB
    Length - 28
    Unstrung Weight - 310g
    Unstrung Balance - 31.5cm(?)
    Pattern - 16x18
    Swing weight - 305g

    Graphite 100
    Length - 27
    Unstrung Weight - 315g
    Unstrung Balance - 31.0cm
    Pattern - 16x18
    Swing weight - 290g

    Response 97
    Length - 27
    Unstrung Weight - 320g
    Unstrung Balance - 31.0cm
    Pattern - 16x20
    Swing weight - 285g

    Tour 98 ESP
    Length - 27
    Unstrung Weight - 310g
    Unstrung Balance - 30.5cm
    Pattern - 16x16
    Swing weight - 285g

    Warrior 100L
    Length - 27
    Unstrung Weight - 255g
    Unstrung Balance - 36cm
    Pattern - 14x16
    Swing weight - 285g

    Warrior 100
    Length - 27
    Unstrung Weight - 290g
    Unstrung Balance - 32.5cm
    Pattern - 14x16
    Swing weight - 285g

    Tour 100T ESP
    Length - 27
    Unstrung Weight - 300g
    Unstrung Balance - 31.5cm
    Pattern - 16x16
    Swing weight - 285g

    Tour 100T
    Length - 27
    Unstrung Weight - 290g
    Unstrung Balance - 33cm
    Pattern - 16x18
    Swing weight - 290g
     
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  22. Bdarb

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    I hope going along with the retro theme, that they bring back some sort of prince bag in that green color they had for years. Those always looked really sharp to me.
     
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    when will they be for sale, or presale, on TW?
     
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    I just bought 2 TT warrior OS from TW since they're back on the site. But still interested to try out the new POGs. I used to use the POGOS but it is a little too heavy for me to swing around nowadays and I like the extra length for my 2 hand FH/BH, hence the switch to the Warrior OS.

    I'd assume the LB and the POGOS are probably the same mold as the originals? I might still try out the LB since I have like 4 POGOS's sitting at my house.
     
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    Do you know why tennis warehouse testers are not testing nor reporting the prince exo3 tour mp ESP 16x16?
     
  29. TW Staff

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    Bhairava,

    Are you referring to the Prince Tour 98 ESP or the Tour 100T ESP? We are currently playtesting the Prince Tour 98 ESP (in fact we just shot the video portion today). While we are not playtesting the 100T ESP, our playtesters have hit with it numerous times and can answer any questions if needed.

    Brittany, TW
     
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    Brittany can you confirm that the POG long body is the EXACT same frame as the one TW carried about 7 years ago?

    Thanks!
     
  31. counterpuncher

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    Brittany, love to know your thoughts on the 98T ESP and how compares to Rebel 98 or even your Yonex 100S in terms of serves, power and spin. Thanks.
     
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    Hey Brittany. Would love to know how the 100T compares to the current EXO3 Tour 16x18. Seems to be a logical point of reference, not to mention is also my current racquet choice.
     
  33. Bhairava

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    Well, I'm not referring to tour 98 ESP nor tour 100T ESP. I'm referring to this one:
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=470349
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    full name: prince exo3 tour mp ESP. it is a tour 100 but with ports. It seems has been tested in the summer on various locations, than released in Asia, than disappeared. :confused:
     
  34. g4driver

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    Disappointed TW is actually playtesting the 100T ESP. Bummed - I wanted to see you hitting smacking those backhands and crushing those short balls with this frame.

    What are the thoughts from the play testers?

    I plan to had a leather grip and lead to get the static weight up to at least 335 grams. 300 grams unstrung is a great starting point ;)

    Thank you much for answering our questions and making these posts. Your thoughts and time are much appreciated.
     

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