Discussion in 'Racquets' started by dbartholow, Aug 5, 2011.
Does anyone know if Prince has some sort of Graphite update in the works?
Not that I've heard, but that doesn't mean it won't happen.
Is there anything comparable out there? I've been playing with the NXG Graphite Mid (which I really dig) for years and have no context for what's on par right now.
Reviews of the most recent version seem rather mixed, so hoping for some improvement, whatever that may entail.
The EXO3 Graphites were not as popular as most thought they would be. I liked both the 93 and the 100, but not as much at the Rebel. The Graphite 100 is a solid stick for a 3.5 player and up. Obviously, the 93 has a much smaller market.
go on prince's website and select the japan location. you will see the new graphites there.
^^^Those are the Type J frames...not available in the states, but available in the Asian market for some time now.
I like the pj on them.
The exo3 graphites were not head light enough. If they were I think they would have been much more popular. I demoed it and hated it the first time I hit with it. Then I added a ton of lead under the crossbar inside the throat and it was much much better. I was coming from old school POG OS's and the leaded up demo was much more similar than the stock exo3 graphite 100.
Yes, the balance of the 100 was hard for some to swallow. I leaded some frames for students and added most of the lead under the grip with a little at 3/9. That seemed to be a good set up with that frame.
I can vouch for that since i played with it for a few months. The balance made it hard to hit/whip on higher bouncing balls. You really had no choice but to take it early (which it does very well at anyway) or move back and take a big swing but give up court positioning. The main shot i struggled with on that was a one handed backhand. Just a bit hard getting it around and over the ball to go cross court. Slices were sublime though. You had to be pretty athletic and strong to handle it.
I'm interested in seeing if there are any new Graphites in the works.
I had an Exo3 Graphite 100 for a while, but I couldn't get used to the strange balance. Tried various lead setups, but could never get it to work.
Some of my players that were using the graphite 100 have switched to the new Exo3 Tours and have been happy with them (16x18).
All of those holes must have stripped the character out of what, to me, seems to be Prince's sole legacy frame.
Is Murray's Head "YOUTEK" Radical Pro similar in some way? Design wise, the frame really reminds me of the Graphite II, and TW is always recommending it.
The new PJ for the Graphite isn't that bad. Really digging the white, as long as it doesn't fade like the Warrior.
The biggest issue I had is that the 93 is a 16x18 as opposed to a 14x18, got rid of one of the unique features of the POG.
The 100 has an odd balance, which is just unfortunate.
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