***** Prince EXO3 Rebel Club *****

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  1. harryz

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    Has anyone hit with the Tour 95, Textreme 95 and Rebel 95 2009? Curious about similarities and-differences.

    Harry
     
  2. ptr

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    Textreme 95 has no holes (Thanks God!) :)
     
  3. Arthuro

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    I have hit with every update except the Textreme version. Our demos are coming later this month.
     
  4. langdon0555

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    So what version is your favorite...the one you play with most?

     
  5. Arthuro

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    Out of every one...the best variation is the original Exo3 Rebel 95. It is the most solid feeling and twists less in my opinion.
     
  6. Arthuro

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    Found one more

    I just got a new 4 1/2 Exo3 Rebel in the mail...

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  7. langdon0555

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    Where are you finding all these new Exo3's? lol Are you in the states or somewhere else...

     
  8. jersey34tennis

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    ive got a stash of the 2012 rebels. 2 4 1/2 ive tried and a bunch of 4 3/8ths nos but until i find the right tension i'm not undressing them. anyone have experience playing with these sticks below 45 lbs with poly. thats my next string attempt.
     
  9. Arthuro

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    I am in the states but ordered most from overseas
     
  10. LapsedNoob

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    There are some sites that still sell the prestrung Exo3 Rebel 105s for less than $100. I am sorely tempted to try one despite swearing I'd never buy a Prince with holes. I've read that this is a very low-powered 105 along the lones of the MG Radicals and POG.
     
  11. Arthuro

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    If you are playing with the 2012 then you have the ports. Really any string (17 or 18 g) works with ports. I play with PPA 17 and have no problem. I also use Polystar energy when I want a soft poly that beefs up the racquet. It does everything you need it to in my view.
     
  12. DE19702

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    The best string for the rebel is synthetic gut strung ay 50 pounds. Poly is too low powered and the racquet is low powered.
     
  13. Arthuro

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    I string around 55/56. Its had plenty of power for me.
     
  14. themitchmann

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    Me too. 55lbs with poly/Premier Control 17 hybrid.
     
  15. Arthuro

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    I have never had problems with power, especially with the port system. My favorite hybrid though is Prince Premier LT 17g and Luxilon 18g for the crosses.
     
  16. langdon0555

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    How does the Tour 95 (yellow/black) compare to all other variations of the Rebel?

     
  17. Arthuro

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    The tour 95 is a great frame. I think the Rebel variations feel a little more heavy. The mold seems to be overall lighter with the tour 95 frames.

    I like the original Rebel 95 frames because of their weight balance distribution. It allows me to customize with less lead added on top of a leather grip.

    My next best choice would be the yellow/black Rebel 95 from 2012. Great solid frames. Great feel, just 5 grams lighter.

    The tour 95 is easily customized, I play with them still. I have two in great condition with Fairway's on them.
     
  18. themitchmann

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    According to my contacts at Prince, the EXO3 Tour 95 is the same frane as the 2012 Rebel 95 with new paint.
     
  19. langdon0555

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    But what about the Tour 95
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    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Prince_Tour_95_Racquets/descpageRCPRINCE-PT95.html
     
  20. Arthuro

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    My reps said the same thing. When I measured it, the weight was slightly different.

    Just IMO the Tour 95 feels more hollow.
     
  21. LapsedNoob

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    Same mold slightly different layup maybe?
     
  22. themitchmann

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    Same layup. Just different paint. Differences could have just been manufacturing variance.
     
  23. Arthuro

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    Feels cheaper than the rest
     
  24. langdon0555

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    Do either of the EXO3's and or the tour 95 have any foam in the frame...especially in the handle?
     
  25. Arthuro

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    No...not that I am aware of...and I have taken them apart completely.
     
  26. harryz

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    Sign me up

    The first (green) exo3 rebel is my favorite frame. I've had a bunch in the past, off and on, and now have six and counting. For me, the 2012 is too soft. I haven't tried the Tour 95 and would welcome the chance. Textreme 95 is very good but not as buttery and "right" feeling to me. Just a tad boardy and maybe even hollow feeling. Kind of like a Pure Control Tour. A solid B+ stick in my book and I can see why some are loving it...

    Had a fling with 16x18 Tour 100s recently after giving up on my Microgel Prestige MPs. Great frame for teaching. By comparison, my MGs felt dead with no plow regardless of set up. Never felt totally connected to the Tour 100 and don't much care for the flex in the shaft, despite the easy pop and spin. The Rebel? Perfect... for me. Sign me up. Time to sell my three last Heads, stock up even more (!) and end the hunt

    Harry Z
     
  27. Arthuro

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    Welcome Harry Z,

    Post pics. I am with you. I love the original Exo3 Rebel 95 2011. Textreme is great technology, but that feel you get on the monfils edition...
     
  28. Arthuro

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    I just found two more NEW Prince Exo3 Rebel 95....the Monfils variation in 4 1/2 grip size. They are on their way to me...I am very excited. This brings my collection to 12 new Exo3 Rebels...Very excited by this.

    I have two Prince Tour 95 that can use a new home...
     
  29. harryz

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    Sweet!

    I have four and two due to arrive on Thursday. A perfect birthday present:) Like you, I plan to stock up with a dozen or more. No other frame for me, especially given the direction that racquets are taking these days.

    Pics soon.

    Harry
     
  30. Fed Kennedy

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    Are all grommets interchangeable for all editions of the rebel? Can i put string hole inserts into the current tour 95?
     
  31. Arthuro

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    Yes they are...
     
  32. Arthuro

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    I couldn't agree with you more Harry. The market for tennis racquets have become so neoliberalized, where marketing and erroneous belief trumps the playability and actual performance of frames.

    I don't think there will be another classic like the Exo3 Rebel 95 (2009-2011). You have to think this frame carried Prince sales for three years. Its like someone saying you need to change the Redondo...doesn't make sense to me and it had a major endorsement from Monfils who actually played with the frame and had fantastic results.
     
  33. Arthuro

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    Harry Z,

    What size grip do you play with?
     
  34. Arthuro

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    Two new Prince Exo3 Rebel 95

    Two more babies for my collection....[​IMG]
     
  35. Arthuro

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    The Collection

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  36. Fed Kennedy

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    What is the unstrung swingweight printed on the inside of the frame for the 2009 monfils rebel?
     
  37. Arthuro

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    300 kg/cm2
     
  38. Arthuro

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    Been a fan for a while..

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  39. harryz

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    Mine are all 3/8. Five of the six have hole grommets. One needs a new grip. I adore them, but am finding them too heavy for more than 90 minutes of playing. I am having shoulder pain, which I've never had. I teach some and my technique is good with long smooth strokes on both sides and serve etc.. No hitches. Just a bit out of shape.

    So I ordered two IG Radical MPs as platform frames to try. Nice soft frame that can be customized easily to 11.5oz rather than 12.2 with highish SW...

    Harry
     
  40. Arthuro

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    Hey Harry,

    What happened to the pics. As you play more with it you will be able to handle the weight. Mine are leaded up a little more and I have played four hour matches with no problem.
     
  41. Oldclassictennis

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    I have never hit with the rebel 95, but own 3 of the newer Tour 95. I demoed these along with the Textreme tour. I found the Tour 95s far superior in feel, control, plow through etc. to the Textreme tours.
     
  42. Arthuro

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    Yeah, I do as well...I think the "Exo3 Tours" just feel better...but many people like the stiffer feel of the Textreme models.
     

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