This a Prince Rebel with Cross Bar or another racquet?

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  1. StumpyDaMooseGod

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    Sorry if this has been discussed before. I was looking at old pictures and noticed this.

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    This black Prince frame has a cross bar with 16x18 which meets that specs of the new Graphite coming out.

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    This orange Prince frame has a cross bar with 18x20. Meets the specs of the Rebel coming out except that the picture shows a cross bar while the Rebel pictures don't. Either the designed for the rebel was changed or this is another racquet? Both the black and orange have the Speedports by the way. Also, a couple months ago people on the boards were saying that there will be a Speedport Diablo coming out. Is this true or just a rumor?

    Credits for photos: Atatu http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=187132 and karlatucsd http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=2165224&postcount=4
     
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  2. GS

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    Isn't the orange thing supposed to be the new Speedport Graphite that comes out in a few months?
     
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  3. leonidas1982

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    I think the graphite comes in green.
     
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    Yes, the new EX03 Graphite for sale in Japan now is mostly green, but was the orange 'Speedport Graphite' the prototype for it? Just like the all-black Prince Experimental was the prototype for the silver+green NXG.
    Or will Prince's new USA releases have different names and paintjobs?
    Tom Martinez, where are you?!
     
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    I think the black was the prototype for the EX03 Graphite since they both have 16x18 patterns. The orange one has an 18x20 which is possible for the EX03 but with the exception of how the orange has a cross bar and the Rebel doesn't.
     
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    I'm just glad I'm happy with all my NXG MidPlus sticks, 27.25" long, etc. I won't be tempted to blow big bucks on whatever Prince comes out with next. (Their new 93" Graphite with a 16X18 string pattern is a great upgrade over the POG Mid, though.)
     
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  7. themitchmann

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    The orange experimental was probably just that...experimental. I'm sure they were just trying out the various string patterns to see what players liked best. 18x20 in a 93sq in head is very dense.
     
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    Dude give me some photo creds at least...seriously, the last two pics were pics I took of Kaes Van't Hoff last year...I think it was an early version of the EXO graphite that Prince has coming out, it may have different specs.
     
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    Sorry about that. I updated with credits now. :oops:
     
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  11. atatu

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    I was totally kidding, sorry.
     
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  12. ps60

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    the black one in the OP looks very much like a Diablo MP (16x18) except for the X-bar. the throat area is the same. The orange one has a throat similar to my Blue TT Rebel (18x20) also except for the X bar. The Speedport is meaningless because it's so narrow, it'll feel nothing different than usual grommet design (i guess)

    For the Diablo MP, which lacks some torsional stability, i think a x-bar upgrade will do the job and form a perfect customization base.
     
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    DELPONY
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  14. BradThomas2121

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    honestly i dont think that prince is good. the specs stay the same but the color changes on all of prince frames
     
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