Prince rackets

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by SoCal10s, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. SoCal10s

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    Are there any Prince rackets out now made for a tournament player? something that is similar to a K-Blade tour.. or something the top 5 ATP would be comfortable using?
     
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  2. Applesauceman

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    Prince Tour Diablo Mid
     
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  3. Mdubb23

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    Or POG 93.
     
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  4. pmerk34

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    EX03 rebel.
     
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  5. NickC

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    EXO Graphite Mid.
     
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  6. 10isplayer

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    exo3 ignite
     
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  7. 10isplayer

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    BTW is JW getting a sponsorship offer from prince?
     
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  8. bryanj2u

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    basicaly any mid size racquets in the EXO3 line. but not the team versions. gotta get the heavy ones. and the Diablo works too.
     
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  9. papatenis

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    pain in the butt to string

    the newer prince racquets are a hassle to string!
     
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  10. BreakPoint

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    But how many racquets in the EXO3 line are Mids?

    BTW, I don't consider anything over 90 sq. in. to be a Mid.
     
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  11. Applesauceman

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    Even when the racquet company calls it a mid?
     
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  12. The_Question

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    Not really...if you work on them enough, you'll know the tricks...
     
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  13. DunlopDood

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    Prince used to make great sticks, until one of the geniuses over there decided to put giant holes in the side of their frames.
     
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  14. The_Question

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    Marketing, just like Dunlop market Aerogel, which how much was used in a racquet...probably not much at all consider the cost of Aerogel...
     
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  15. JonnyJolly11

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    the rebels pretty similar actually.
     
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  16. Zach_Attack

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    o3 speedports and exo3s are junk! stick with a classic like the pog 93 or diablo mid! :)
     
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  17. Meaghan

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    Rubbish!!! the new graphite 93 and 100 are excellent rackets and the rebel is similar to the older frames and has a unique feel, one of the best rackets around.
     
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  18. SoCal10s

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    yeah but why does it need to have big holes? the 93 has a nice feel and it could be a players racket but those big holes are like wearing clown shoes to play a tennis match.. the 93 has 16X18 which makes it better than the old 14x16 graphite 93 but stringing that BS stuff ain't no fun... there's even a hole going thru the throat of the frame ... the rebel 95 feels too trampoline like unless you really lead that thing up..

    If Prince fills in those stupid holes maybe serious tennis players will take their rackets a bit more seriously ...
     
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  19. PBODY99

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    I find it interesting that so many people on this board dismiss the ports as junk. Most guys can't outhit a professional woman in the top 100, many of them use this junk. Their is a pair of rather large and fairly good doubles players who manage to remain around the top of the doubles ranking using the Black Speedport.
    If you have enough hitting time in your game, you might not want to change. For those of you with less than 10,000 hour< read the book Outliers for my choice of that number, it might be too hard to go to something that increases swing speed.
     
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  20. Teyko

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    Also, Prince has a significant amount of juniors using the Exo3 frames...I love it...the way the racquet feels is amazing.

    I can't really play at the level previously because of my shoulder, but this is an amazing frame...
     
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  21. pmerk34

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    Pay no attention to the "unless it's a 15 to 25 year old frame it sucks" cult around here. They are wannabe pro's. As far as I know not too many real touring pro's post on these boards.

    If he really wanted tpo know why the holes exist in the prince frames he can go to their website.
     
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  22. TheRringer

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    couldnt agree more meaghan - there are still haters out there who are just scared of any real, unique change in a racket - same type of person who probably hated on the move from wood to aluminum or aluminum to graphite! ha! then years later go, oh yeah, i was always for it! its leaders (visionaries)vs. followers! Exo Rebel=trampoline? um, yeah, right.
     
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  23. *Gooch*

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    And that genius is now a millionaire :)
     
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  24. *Gooch*

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    I agree completely. Sure the technology might be disliked but in my opinion its one of the best technology's introduced by a company. Also, funnily enough, the technology works unlike most other racket companys.
     
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  25. drakulie

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    Gooch, could you email me?? wanted to ask you a question. drakulie@aol.com

    thanks in advance.
     
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  26. Mdubb23

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    Drak, assumming you're going to ask about his Star 4, I know where you can get one in great condition for $2200--I posted it on your VS Tools thread.
     
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  27. drakulie

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    Mdubb23, thanks for looking out for me. Much appreciated.

    I wanted to ask, gooch, some questions about servicing the machine, as well as other techical questions about the machine.
     
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  28. Zach_Attack

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    I used to play with the o3 sp pro white mp it felt way to dead for me. I also tried my friends rebel and it also had this dead feeling. I recently switched to the diablo mid and IMHO it is amazing!!!
     
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  29. Zach_Attack

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    I'm not dissing the ports i just didn't notice a difference between the swingspeed of a racquet with and without ports... plus like i said, ports make the string bed feel dead.
     
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  30. bluetrain4

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    I like some of the Speedport/Oport frames, but I always wonder why Prince can't make both the port frames and traditional frames.

    Speedsport holes are not going to be a novel idea forever (like OS heads).
     
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