Prince Tour 100 (16x18)

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  1. lukewiese15

    lukewiese15 New User

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    Right now I am playing a babolat aero pro drive gt and looking to sell it, but how good is the prince tour 100, is it similar to babolat at all? Thanks!
     
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  2. danotje

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    If you mean the Exo3 tour that Ferrer uses, it is incredibly different than an APD. First time I hit with it, I thought it felt like an old aluminum racquet--very flexible and not a lot of plow through (stock demo). I picked it up again the next day and just swung out with it. That's when it became magical. The spin was awesome, feel was phenomenal. The only problem I saw is having to stay on the gas the whole time. Not hard when just rallying with a friend, but much more difficult in a match situation. End of the day, I really want one, but I'm not sure I'd switch to it.
     
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  3. Brocolt

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    Complete diffrent racket. I was using a pure drive then a Blade 98 and recently the exo tour is the only racket I can play with due to the softness of the racket. It is a marshmellow compared to my previous rackets. I have a little pain in the wrist that I can play with when using the exo tour. If I try to play with my other rackets I can't tolerate the pain.
     
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  4. tmc5005

    tmc5005 Rookie

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    There is a very huge difference in terms of arm impact the babolat aeropro drive is one of the worst racquets for your arm while the Prince Exo3 is one of the best
     
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  5. SJSA

    SJSA Semi-Pro

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    You are just comparing arm-friendly (Tour) and arm-unfriendly (APDGT) racket.:neutral:
     
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  6. lukewiese15

    lukewiese15 New User

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    I have shoulder problems to start with...would this be a bad choice or good choice to help with that
     
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  7. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    Exo3 Tour is good on my shoulder.
     
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  8. SJSA

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    It is a good choice for you.
    You also should consider using multi or natural guts strings for your shoulder.
    You might consider other arm-friendly rackets from Donnay, ProKennex, and Volkl.
     
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  9. CaptinStiff

    CaptinStiff New User

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    The tour is a sweet stick IF you have developed strokes and take full swing with good racquet head acceleration. I love serving with it as well, always surprised by how much power I can get from it when I put my full body into it.

    It has a flexy feel to it which is great on your arm and forgiving, but some people don't like the feel. Coming from an Aero Pro it will probably feel night and day different.
     
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