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  1. adso1973

    adso1973 Semi-Pro

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    Well, I've played with this frame twice, didn't have time to hit a lot with it and just got into matches using it, trying to resist the temption of switching to my RDIS100mp when couldn't dial in with all my shots.

    First impressions:
    CONS:
    - Wasn't as confortable as expected.. may be I expected too much.. may be the strings (some cheap Zons) but had to go for some ice after both matches. Probably will switch to Revolution/ vanquish or Tour Bite/ vanquish and see if that helps
    - My opponent said my grounstrokes werent as heavy as they used to
    - Many balls getting back
    - Many balls sailed long or stayed short

    PROS:
    - Easy directional control
    - Felt confident to play touch shots (offensive lobs, drop shots, etc)
    - Great for defensive game
    - My opponent said that hitted some bombs on serves, he also told me that many balls landed near the baseline (in and out) but when bounced were very hard to hit (fast topspin)

    Overall liked the frame, probably will add some lead and change the strings but before doing that I would like to have some time hitting with a coach to adjust my shots.
     
  2. neil1b

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    I'm in too

    If Jesus himself used a racquet, it would be this
     
  3. TheOneHander

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    PP, all...

    Where are you at with this frame? I'm right at the three month mark, which is when I was beginning to abandon my Aero Storms, but not with the Tours. I haven't been demoing lately so much as I have been hitting with other racquets just for giggles and there's nothing that has the combination of spin, comfort, and feel that the Tour does. However, a Rebel Team that I customized for a friend is pretty nice, so I may drop some cash on picking one up pretty soon ;)

    New members added! neil, you're in FF's spot.
     
  4. Power Player

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    I just strung mine up with cyberflash at 52#s. I realized this racquet needs a crisp setup, so I will see how it goes.

    Got a Wilson BLX 95 that I am playtesting as well. Not sure how that will go, but I don't see the EXO going anywhere. At the end of the day. It boils down to winning matches and also staying healthy in the joints.

    I also leaded my EXO up to 12.1 (6 inches of lead at 3 and 9 and 2 grams at 12)
     
  5. el sergento

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    I went 55/52 #'s with CF and found it too springy. Curious to hear what you think at 54#'s. I really feel that higher tensions work better in the EXO's.
     
  6. Power Player

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    You could be right. My logic is that I will be going back and forth between the BLX and EXO and the BLX hits a lot bigger.

    So to keep my swing consistent, I went a little lower. I was putting more beef on my swing with the EXO and then switching to the BLX and over swinging at first.

    I prefer higher tensions in the EXO though as well.
     
  7. jk175d

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    I switched to EXO3 Tour from APDC last May. There were a couple of times in the 1st month where in a tight match I would go back to comfort zone of APDC, but now the EXO3 is the comfort zone. I've had no desire to demo any other sticks. I keep getting more and more out of this one.
     
  8. Faithfulfather

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    I am a 3.5 player that usually plays all around on the court. I mostly play doubles as I am overweight right now and 37 years old. I love the comfort of the tour compared to the black. Yes, after playing I do have to ice my elbow, knees ( cause I'm fat), and my shoulder due to 3 rotator cuff surgeries. The black I am playing with has the string holes so the control is there but with more power. PLII 17 mains @ 52/ OGSM 17 crosses at 54. People just tell me that my shots are bigger and tougher to get to with the black. My volleys are way better. I am now trying out the exo 3 tour team. We will see how that goes.
     
  9. Ross K

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    Following hit this morning with new string job - PP's recommendation of Bab NvY hybrided with a poly (I opted for Beast), I just wanted to say I thought the feel/power combo was EXCELLENT... just so crisp and lush, and groundies seemed to have a bit more 'legs' on them... very, very nice indeed.
     
  10. Ross K

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    ^^^ Continued...

    But... I still am not sure this rac is for me. I'm wondering if, in my hands anyway, it's too much of a defensive frame. And am also wondering if I just don't gel so well with the low flex. I seem to need the power... such a superb frame though, I'm going to keep looking at it, and may choose to lead up more in the head.
     
  11. TheOneHander

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    Well guys, I've been having some interesting experiences with my Tours lately.

    The last two days, I played two tournament matches. Both guys hit deep, heavy balls and were very consistent. I hit fluffy, loopy balls and try not to miss but I do tend to get overwhelmed by pace at times.

    In an act of self-desperation, I began S&V'ing with my new setup (BHBR @44lbs). Much to my surprise, I won more points than I lost in both matches at net. The Tour really let me move my serve around with lots of variety, which allowed me to create an easy putaway. And let me tell you, volleys are absolutely wonderful with this frame. The flex combined with the lightning-quick maneuverability made reaction and touch volleys a breeze.

    Could this be the return to the playing style of my younger years? Oh yes, yes it could...;)

    (as an aside, I'm really digging the new tension. Pocketing and spin are much enhanced, and serves come in with some nasty bite!)
     
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  12. Power Player

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    Ross, glad you like it. It's good to have an arm friendly setup you can go to.

    Cyberflash definitley plays well in this stick..feels awesome and hits pretty heavy. 52#s is a good tension for it.
     
  13. BigM

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    Hey Ross,

    I have been following your comments on this racket and was wondering a couple of things as this frame has been a game changer for me. What kind swing style do you play? Do you hit with Topspin or are you more of a flat hitter? I ask these questions as I have moved from more powerful frames to the tour 100 and it has opened up so many more options. The main feedback I have been receiving is how much harder and cleaner I have been hitting the ball. This was intriguing to me as I found an initial dramatic loss of power. With my good friend who is a national level coach I tweaked my setup firstly by lowering tension and I upped my swing-weight which helped improve the power potential however the penny dropped for me when my coach asked me at what percentage level I was swinging at and I replied with about 75%. He said lets go for 90% so I just started hitting out. From that moment I just started ripping the ball without fear and somehow the ball stayed in the court. The more I swung hard the more I started to gain confidence. I'm at the point now where my game has jumped to a new level. I attribute a significant amount of this improvement down to the Exo tour 100. I have gained more accuracy and rackethead speed with this frame I have been getting a HEAP more spin. I love this frame sooooo much. It's comfort and flex I think are the key ingredients that make this a winner for me. I urge everyone to persist if you like any of the qualities this frame has to offer as it will reward the user for being brave.

    Anyone else have any thoughts?

    BigM
     
  14. NYCtennis1

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    1hander if you want to take me off the list you can, as I have been demoing the new Rebel's this week and have fell in love with them (very fond of the 95 right now.) I feel that in the end the Rebel's are just the right stick for me going forward right now, I wish I could keep an Exo Tour around just for the hell of it but I don't have the money. If anyone wants some 16 x 18 they should be up in the FS/FT section soon. Happy hitting all your ExoHeads, I'll defiantly check back in from time to time to see how everyone's doing.
     
  15. Ross K

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    BigM,

    To answer your query, basically, I'm definitely not a flat hitter and go for heavy topspin. I like to dictate points from the backcourt and power back - using power and spin - my opponent, and move them around. I'm also not one for long rallies really and prefer the points short-ish.

    What's your present mods exactly/string set up etc? I'm usually @ 52 ibs with TB, but have just checked out - and really liked - Beast/Bab Nvy @ 52/57. I frequently find modding problematic and it's the same here with the Exo. Lead set up: 2g @ 12 and 2g @ butt. I'm wondering now if I should lose the lead in butt, plus also wondering if I should put more lead around the hoop. I take your point about really letting lose and going for it.

    It took me a little while to dial it in - by which I mean consistent depth and consistency on g/strokes - but now I'm a happy man re the penetration and reliability off both wings (and I'd like to highlight the bh side as it took a bit of time but now, as others have spoken of previously, my 2hbh is just pretty effortless.) So, the qsn that arises is why is so why much still coming back?!:) For me, I suppose it boils down to finding the frame to be more a grinder's racket, like a defensively orientated b-liner, as opposed to a more attack orientated b-liner racket. I totally concur about the comfort and general qualities. It's a superb frame imo and the only question for me is does it truly suit my game and where I'm presently at - or can I get to be effective with given time?

    Anyhow, as I say, I'll probably tweak the mods a bit and start ripping away, as you suggest. :wink:
     
  16. mhj202

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    I have a very similar game and have been having similar issues.

    Recently added 4g of lead at 3 and 9 to a Lux Alu Power/NXT Tour (53/56) set-up and I definitely felt that I was getting closer to the "right" combination. Still didn't seem to be getting the same heaviness/action on the groundies as I get with the APDGT but definitely a better defensive racket.

    What I'm also concerned about is that I was actually feeling a bit of elbow pain after about an hour or so even though I use the same Alu Power/NXT Tour hybrid on the APDGT without as much issue.

    Am going to try the 4g at 3 and 9 (and maybe a little lead at 12) on a full-bed of NXT Tour (58 lbs) to see if that will give me the combination comfort and performance I wanted.
     
  17. wiibssz

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    I made it to the quarterfinals of the last tournament of the year! It was in the HE6 (dutch rating), that's like 4,5 in the USA I guess. I still really like the racket. I have +/- 2 grams @12 and the basic strings you can when you order a prince racket, don't know wich string it is... (not bad string, but not good enough to keep playing with)

    Forehands are good! Still have to get a bit used to the flex. I made some dumb mistakes in my last match, like my opponent didn't hit a volley clean, it was an high ball that didn't even made the service line, so I could pass him easy, but the ball went half a meter out....

    Backhand need a bit more time to get used to, down the line is still a bit hard for me. Good thing is that I can finish the ball better with my backhand while using the Tour in stead of the APDC.

    Volley improved! Just like my serve! I increased my second serve and I make less double faults.

    Feel is still great, don't know how people have to get used to the feel? But feel is there, love it to play drop shots and they're still there!

    and last but not least, comfort, wow! Still very nice. I haven't felt anything in my arm, shoulder, wrist. I love playing with this stick!

    Tennis has become even more fun with this racket! I have it for 3 or 4 weeks now and no regret at all!

    Oh! before I forget, a question for all the club members! what are good strings to use in this racket? Poly's, Hybrids or Multifilaments? and wich strings to use? I'm thinking about Luxilon Power(no experience with it) and as hybrid I've used Cyclone mains, Head Rip Control crosses(great! but 4 week durability and it costs me 25 euro)

    The brands they sell at the local store are: Technifibre, Wilson, Head, Babolat, Prince, some Volkl and some others. What will be a good setup?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  18. ksmn

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    There has been a lot of posts in this thread lately discussing a lack of put away power.

    I switched from the APDGT to the EXO Tour 100 16X18 over the summer. I have been having great results with the frame, but somehow reading all of the posts about the power shortage had me second guessing myself.

    I played a few sets last night against a friend that uses the APDGT. We are both on the same 4.5 team. I asked to use one of his racquets and then played two sets each with each a APDGT and the EXO. The sensation of hitting with each of the frames is certainly different. The Bab having that sort of violent feel and a much bigger sound. My swing path seemed to generate a deeper rally ball off the EXO. Serve was equal. Volleys were far superior for me off the EXO. THe one instance were the Bab performed better was trying to make something out of nothing. In situations were you are really scrambling and defensive, you can just kind off close your eyes and let it fly with the APDGT. Good things might happen. In that same situation you need to be able to stay defensive and grind it out more with the EXO.

    Interestingly, when I asked my opponent about the difference in the ball coming his way off each of the frames, he thought that the EXO ball was a more difficult ball to deal with.

    IMO. The APDGT did not offer meaningfully more free power in real match situations. It sure sounded more powerful, but it did not translate to more winners on the other side of the net. Maybe I had some fond memories of those few time a match where I used to just slap at it with the APDGT and luckily find a winner, but last night clearly fixed any doubts I had.

    In the league I play in, there are very few matches won by simply stepping in and letting it fly. If your not in the right situation to hit a winner, it will likely come back. The EXO has plenty of gas to get the job done in these matches.

    Just my 1.5 cents. YMMV
     
  19. Power Player

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    I think Ross makes great points. I notice the EXO hits a very nice heavy ball that is tough to deal with, but easier to chase down. Definitely not a bad thing. I like to get the point over with and setup a winner. So for me are there better sticks with more power? Yes, but not that many. Also, will they take care of my arm as much? Doubtful.

    There is no doubt you can serve and hit big with this stick, but as Big M said, you need to go 90% instead of 75%. The ball is going to stay in and keep you in the point.

    It boils down to Wins and Losses. I do not consider this an attacking stick, but I do think it is great for opening up the court enough to where you can hit a clean winner. It just requires a little more patience and a few more strokes to get there.
     
  20. el sergento

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    With the EXO, I'll win the point on a volley a smash or a mistake. Rarely do I get a clean winner, unless it's a putaway.

    I also found myself having to hit harder to get in a winning situation. I play on clay quite a bit, against some nasty clay dogs that chase everything down. The EXO just didn't do that well against good scramblers. I'm not that good at the net where I can consistently pull off tough volleys. I like coming in when I know I'll get a sitter.

    Still, I'm keeping my EXO's because I never even felt a hair of pain on my shoulder after long sessions. Also, as my opponents get older (just like me), I'm less likely to have to deal with tireless jackrabbits that chase everything down, in that case, the EXO will provide more than enough ooomph.
     
  21. mhj202

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    KSMN-

    Can I ask what kind of game you play from the baseline? Generally flatter balls or more spins (top, slice, etc.)?

    Thanks.
     
  22. ksmn

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    My natural swing is a flatter ball; eastern(ish) forehand, two handed backhand. The EXO seems to add more spin (both top and slice) to my shots with my typical stroke. I would say that for my level (USTA 4.5) I am a moderate pace hitter.

    I likely fall right into the sweet spot for this frame as I am a bit of a grinder, even as one of the older guys in my league. Maybe I'm one of those tireless jackrabbits as an earlier poster described them.

    In my experience, there are very few players that are going to hit enough clean winners to win a match.

    I know I can't.
     
  23. Ross K

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    Fascinating stuff ksmn, cheers.
     
  24. mhj202

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    Yeah, I completely agree that there are few players that are going to hit enough clean winners to win a match (especially at 4.5 and below) but it's not clean winners that are the problem for me (I don't hit a ton of those even on a good day)-- it's that my strength is usually a heavy topspin forehand (semi-western) and a hard-slicing backhand that keeps my opponents off-balance a bit and allows me to move them around and force errors or easy volleys. I don't seem to be getting the heaviness/kick off the forehand or the action on the slice so though I'm able to move my opponents around with the EXO3 Tour, I am definitely not keeping them as off-balance and therefore not getting as many errors or easy points.

    I suspected that you were more of a flatter hitter with eastern(ish) forehand-- I could see how with an eastern forehand, it would add some spin but since you typically don't rely on the heavy kicking forehand, it wouldn't have as much of a difference.
     
  25. TheOneHander

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    ksmn, that was a fantastic post. It was very interesting to read your thoughts.

    mhj202, what strings are you using?

    NYCtennis1-I'll remove you as soon as we get a new member, have fun with your new sticks!
     
  26. mhj202

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    I've got one with Lux Alu Power/NXT Tour hybrid at 53/56, one with NXT Tour 17g at 58 lbs and one with PSGD 16g at 58 lbs.

    I will say that I played with the Lux/NXT Tour hybrid last time and as long as I swung at 90% (as someone said earlier), I seemed to get decent results-- but anything less and the balls just didn't have the kick.

    I think I may try dropping the tensions by 3 lbs or so to see if that helps.

    Also, having lead at 3 and 9 definitely helped. I'm going to add a little at 12 as well to see how that plays.
     
  27. TheOneHander

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    I'd definitey recommend trying out full poly if you haven't already. It isn't as plush as full multi, but even with my bad elbows it is more than comfortable in the frame.

    While we're on the topic, my favorite lead setup is between 1g at 3&9 each and 1g at 12 and 1g under the grip. They both made the racquet super stable, but I prefer the whippiness of the racquet stock.
     
  28. ksmn

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    There is one other thing about the EXO that should be pointed out. The EXO is a fantastic doubles racquet.

    I just finished a league doubles match so it got me thinking. This is one of the few racquets that I enjoy equally for singles and doubles. Dubs can make up as much as 50% of my match play so this is a big deal. I find it great for all four at the net quick volley exchanges, easy to hit dipping returns, and of course just like in singles a great defensive stick for when you need to scramble to retrieve an overhead.

    All in all the EXO is the most well rounded racquet that I have played in memory.
     
  29. neil1b

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    Throne handler

    Thanks for adding me to the list. Loving the racquet, have two 18x20 with one more on the way thanks to faithful father. String I'm using now is beast 17 at 54#. I'm gonna have to try the bhbr soon.

    Does anyone know the variances on weight. I have one that feels less head light but I know it's authentic. Feels different from the demo I tried.
     
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    I'm amazed anyone plays with it at stock weight. Don't get me wrong -- I love this flexible stick! Yet I found it to get moved around a bit when hitting balls and more so when off-center would twist a bit.

    So I added a bunch of lead at 3 and 9 and counterbalanced that with weight on the butt cap. The difference in play is pretty astonishing. Now the plow through the ball is much more pronounced. Now my racquet is winning the collision with the ball. (no more being pushed back).

    The stock stick would not have enough "oomph" but now it does a great job even when hitting topspin backhands off returns. Everything is just more comfortable now.
     
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    I say this will all respect...

    but Jesus is actually known as the "Prince of peace"...
     
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    This is good to hear. I like singles, but play better doubles...sounds like its a well balanced racket for my needs.

    I have heard so many opinions on strings on this racket that it has utterly confused me. I need to string my two rackets soon. So i will specifically ask instead:
    What are your opinions/experience of using any of the three following strings and which would you go for with the tour specifically? The following strings should be in stock where i string...

    1) Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour (my regular strings)
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    2) Babolate Pro Hurricane - regular (my backup string)
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    3) Ashaway Crossfire (most durable string ive ever played with)
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_RDHIfo3Wq.../s1600/Ashaway+Crossfire+18+Kevlar+String.jpg

    other) Prince Beast (i have never tried these strings)
    http://www.tennis-experts.com/media...s/Prince-2011/ss_size3/Prince-Beast-XP-17.jpg

    I'm looking at stringing 55 as opposed to my regular 58-60
    When my strings are close-ish to breaking point, i use wilson string savers which work brilliantly and has saved me lots of money.
     
  33. Power Player

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    mxmx, Pro hurricane could work real well in the EXO since it is pretty stiff and crisp. I'd start with your main string and tension and see how it goes. You should be fine.
     
  34. ZeroSkid

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    Yes finally i have an exo3 tour 100 16x18 version, add me to the club!

    Can anyone advise me on what string i should use and tension, I have B5E, MSV HEX, Barbwire, and blackcode
     
  35. TheOneHander

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    I enjoyed full Focus Hex at 44lbs. Great spin, comfort, and a smooth soft feel.
     
  36. ChicagoJack

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    Hi All,

    1. I agree with Corbind. Tennis is a collision sport, you need to let the ball know exactly who is in charge! I think this frame is just pleading to be leaded up.

    2. Having said that, I had an amazing first demo with a stock 18 x 20 strung with Solinco Barb Wire. My first few groundies were very loopy, and landed way short, inside the service box. I adjusted to that, aimed for two feet beyond the baseline, and started letting em rip at passing shot speed. The results were simply astonishing to me. Balls I was certain were going to land 3 feet out just suddenly took a nose dive almost straight down into the court, at the very end of the flight path. I've been watching the flight path of tennis balls coming off my strings for over 30 years. I've played with everything from kevlar to gut and I've never seen anything like what I saw in that quick demo.

    3. It seems to me that players who are really digging this frame are those who have some sort of similar "light bulb" moment. That moment you realize "Wow.. I can let em rip and the ball stays in." When you swing faster, with a new sense of confidence, very good things can happen on a tennis court. I have done the speed/spin ratio calculation in my head, I'm thinking about new angles, new trajectories, and kind of dig the possibilities.

    4. Thanks to Mr. Postman, tonight I have an 18 x 20, have it all leaded up with 10g@3&9, and 30g in the handle. So that's 368g (13oz) total, 12pts HL, and a SW of ~341. It still has the green prince beast strings that TW puts in. I'll be testing Solinco Tour Bite, and Solinco Barb Wire in my current frames I've been using for years. I want to get a feel for how much of this amazing spin is attributed the the string, the racquet, and my accelerated stroke. The winner of that string duel will go into my new EXO3. If that goes well, I'll be buying a 16 x18 for comparison. Will report back if anybody is interested.

    Thanks!

    -Jack
     
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  37. Ross K

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    Just curious... anyone know Donald Young's mods set up on his Exo? Cheers
     
  38. mxmx

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    Thanks for your feedback dude...i will probably stick with this string then.

    as for the darn ugliness of raw lead tape, i will maybe look further into golf lead instead. I am looking at adding some lead at 3 & 9 and some wrapped in the end of the handle underneath the grip...still need to detirmine the best weight setup. My other racket i will keep stock and compare.

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  39. Power Player

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    So far I have seen nothing about it. Kind of wild. We just know he uses TB.
     
  40. UWBTennis

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    How does golf tape compare to racquet lead tape? Is it the same or any different?
     
  41. Justin-JP

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    I had a first bash with the EXO3 16x18 today. Overall, I was pretty impressed; it has great feel, power and spin and surprisingly good at volleying, which I did not expect given the flex.

    Bit light in stock form (and felt bit unstable), so before hitting the court I added a total of 6 grams of lead to the upper hoop (4g at 3-9 and 2 at 12). Coupled with a full SPPP poly set up, it played very nicely. No probs with serving or power as some have mentioned - in fact, I found it almost over powered and flat serving was pretty fast - not quite K/BLX95 speeds, but not too far off. SW feels higher the BLX90 I normally use.

    My only really grumble would be it's still a bit light; with the above lead mods + Tourna + dampener, it's coming in at 12.1oz. Possibly a leather grip might do the trick and add a little more stability. Nice stick overall though and looking forward to round 2 in a few days.
     
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    anyone give me their thoughts on ports vs grommets and feel/play of this racquet between the two?

    thanks in advance
     
  43. Ross K

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    May actually be trying this exact mods set up tomorrow.

    QSN to all: what do ppl feel re counterbalancing with lead on handle?
     
  44. Anton

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    minor difference - a little more vibration/feel with the holes.
     
  45. Power Player

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    The port holes are more comfortable and open the sweet spot up more.
     
  46. TheOneHander

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    I felt that counterbalancing kept the effects of the lead placement in the head without losing a large amount of the whippiness stock. If I were to try another lead setup, I'd definitely counterbalance again.
     
  47. mxmx

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    I have no clue
    All i know is, lead is lead and weight will be weight.
    ...but based on what ive seen via pics, it generally looks better on aesthetics. Some has paint over them as opposed to being exposed directly to the lead. It also seems that golf lead tends to be thicker and one thus may not need to layer strips of lead with normal tape.

    I think golfers are probably a bit more serious regarding aesthetics to their sticks and probably use lead more than tennis users do....hence the wider range of options available.
    I see no reason for tennis users to use the same lead, as long as its weighed correctly and placed well.

    I have not tried my rackets yet. They are still in their packaging with prices on...taunting me. Gives me something to look forward to and will only enhance the excitement of the holidays. I am also sitting with a possible broken toe for 2 weeks now...i hope it heals in time. So in the meantime i am researching what i can. Probably stringing my rackets the day after tomorrow and will see what kind of lead will be available in store. If i'm not happy, i will go to the golf shops instead.
     
  48. Ross K

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    Just had a, er, bout of racketaholic experimentation (details later in the diary thread), but I had maybe my best time of it yet once I finally pulled out the Exo. I feel as if I'm now getting more attuned to the racket, and how it swings. Basically, I found the other 2 frames I had a look at to be not to my liking so much weight/balance-wise, and, well, I was really getting in the groove with the Exo 100. Playing the angles. Finding some laser ROS's. And generally just stroking it around and blasting away from the b-line and enjoying the very poppy, crispy lush feel. Top-most though was how I'm suddenly really into the weight/balance/way of swinging... a very encouraging session.:)
     
  49. mxmx

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    If possible, i need help on lead regarding what ive posted here
    You can either respond there, or here, thanks...

    would be much appreciated...
     
  50. Power Player

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    I know you are concerned with aesthetics, but you can just try the stick stock for a while and then figure out for yourself what you need. I would not just slap lead on a racquet until you have played with it for a little bit and figure out what you are missing.
     

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