Volkl PB10 Mid vs. Prince EXO3 Tour

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  1. VeryVolkl

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    In my mind this seems a ridiculous comparison (and perhaps it is), but spec wise, the racquets are quite similar other than head size and weight.

    Nonetheless, I'm demong the PB10 mid and love it. I like the weight and plow through, and I find it easy to maneuver. On the downside, the demo came with poly strung relatively low and I was having a bit of trouble controlling the ball - mind you, I wasn't hitting the back fence, but the ball seemed to fly a bit and I was surprised given how low power the racquet is. Also, my shots didn't seem to have the heft that I was expecting given the open string pattern and weight of the racquet (vs. other racquets I've tried).

    I love soft racquets and the EXO3 Tour has been on my list to demo for a while, but I'm not a fan of the bigger head size (I wish they still made a 95" version). I think the lighter weight (with the same swingweight) and bigger sweet spot will be beneficial in the long run.

    Has anyone else put the PB10 and EXO3 Tour through their paces and care to offer their feedback? Is the PB10 string sensitive like others?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. SJSA

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    Both rackets are totally different even though they have similar spec. You know what I'm saying if you demo a Tour. Try a new Organix 10 Mid. It just came out last month. It has lighter weight, bigger sweet spot, and 93" head size.
     
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  3. mikeler

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    I'm an Exo Tour user and you absolutely must demo the frame before buying because it feels totally different than most other rackets on the market. It is a love it or hate it type stick.
     
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  4. Hi I'm Ray

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    Funny, I demoed the EXO Tour 18x20 and the PB10 Mid on the same order. I had my normal frames weighted up to a higher than normal swingweight and was swinging the demos extra fast - fit very well with these two frames.
    The Exo hit with a ton of spin, ball dives down into the court and kicks up pretty high. Problem was it was hard to hit a low penetrating shot, didn't have much luck hitting fast first serves with it either, both seem to be commonly said about this stick by others as well.
    PB10 Mid was the opposite, hits a low penetrating ball with a lot of spin, pretty good on serve as well. Felt more control and shot variety with this stick, liked it better on volleys too. I ended up buying the PB10 Mid after the demo.

    I actually like the Tour quite a bit, I felt that it did everything that my APDGT's did (except on serve) but with better control, feel, with more spin, and better volleys. I demoed it a second time a year later, however I wasn't swinging as fast as I did before and without that extra fast swing it just didn't shine.
     
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  5. mikeler

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    I liked the 16x18 pattern much better but yeah it is harder to flatten out ground strokes with this frame than others I've used in the past.
     
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  6. VeryVolkl

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    Thanks for the help.
     
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    I picked up an X10 mid demo and will give it a go. I read Hominator's thoughts on the x10 elsewhere and I might be one of those who falls into the category of preparing the old Volkl feel, but it sounds like there are a lot of positives otherwise.
     
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