Discussion in 'Racquets' started by tyko, Dec 14, 2012.
Anyone know when the new racquets will be released?
Last I heard, summer (July).
Prince EXO3 Graphite100T
Prince EXO3 Graphite105T
Prince EXO3 SHARK98T
Prince EXO3 SHARK TEAM98T
Prince EXO3 BLACK100T
Prince EXO3 BLACK104T
(weight is unstrung)
According to above mentioned site, these models are launched on Feb.
But I don't know these models are sold in U.S.A.
Thank GOD they went away with the large holes. The Shark 98 looks really similar to the Prestige and the Black looks like the 2012 Pure Drive
Did you miss the speed ports on the crosses?
wow huge color change..
so ignite = shark?
Spec wise the new Sharks look like they'd play a lot like the Rebel 98 and Rebel Team, whereas the new Black100T seems like a modernized replica of the O3 Hybrid Shark100.
I recall the new pure grommet style racquets don't come out until June or something.
the ports really need to go.
Those are all for the Asian market it appears.
Definitely Asisn market racquets, they always design them a bit more over the top compared to the rest of the world.
Agreed. That site didn't have any of the new open pattern racquets that we know are coming in the next US racquet release.
Plural? You mean there's more 16x16 frames coming? I thought it's only 1 model EXO3 Tour ESP...
I think the Shark and Black look good, although I'm not sure on the Graphite PJ.
I'm assuming they'll do more than one. Seems silly not to.
New release is September according to my sales rep.
The specs are listed in this thread:
Specs look pretty good!
Antonia Lottner is one of the pros. I am sorry, I forgot the name of the other one. I had a bad signal on my cell phone when I was asking the Product Manager questions about the EXO Tour 100 ESP
He did mention the doublebridge which is clearly seen in these photos.
Here is Lottner vs Kalinina in the German Juniors Open 2012 playing with the EXO Tour 100 ESP
No worries. I don't care so much about the pros using it anyways. I was hoping they would keep the stiffness the same. The way I break strings now in a flexy 16 x 18 is bad. A stiffer 16 x 16 might make it too damaging on strings for me to use full time.
played with prince exo3 type-j graphite 100s, feels a lot more stable than the u.s. version of exo3 100s graphite. Japan exo3 type-j series actually seemed to have put more thought into the spec and design that compensates for some of the u.s. model shortcomings
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