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JBlockFan 09-27-2007 12:12 AM

James Blake's Prince O3 Tour 18x20 Prototype!
 
I purchased this stick from e Bay. Check it out and tell me what you think. Its a Prince O3 Tour 18x20 prototype made specifically for James Blake.








nickb 09-27-2007 12:55 AM

Cool....could you please tell us the weight, balance and grip size etc? Looks like hes using gut mains and ALU crosses instead of the regular full ALU...

Nick

cujays 09-27-2007 04:35 AM

did he ever use it??

Fedace 09-27-2007 05:04 AM

Is this racket just as good as what he is using now ? aerogel 200 james blake ??

seacard 09-27-2007 05:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fedace (Post 1777271)
Is this racket just as good as what he is using now ? aerogel 200 james blake ??

No, he would go down 4 rankings if he used this racquet. His rating would go up 22 points if he switched to Yonex.

BiGGieStuFF 09-27-2007 06:19 AM

It looks kind of like the hybrid tour except it has o-ports at 12 and 6 o'clock. Have you hit with it yet? What strings are those? Looks like Luxilon

MikeCrowChip 09-27-2007 06:52 AM

...it could just be a o3 hybrid pj'ed with some air brushes.

nickb 09-27-2007 07:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeCrowChip (Post 1777429)
...it could just be a o3 hybrid pj'ed with some air brushes.

Try looking at the pics again...

Its not a hybrid tour becuase it has O ports at 6 and 12...its not o3 tour because of the string pattern and the number of O ports...

JBlockFan 09-27-2007 07:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nickb (Post 1777132)
Cool....could you please tell us the weight, balance and grip size etc? Looks like hes using gut mains and ALU crosses instead of the regular full ALU...

Nick

It is strung with Babolat VS Touch gut mains and Luxilon Big Banger Alu in the crosses. The gripsize is a Prince 4 3/8, but when I did my inspection under the grip it had double-sided tape making feel a little bigger. I don't know the exact weight and balance. There is 6 strips of lead tape at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions plus 2 strips of lead underneath the grip. There is no headguard just black tape perfectly cut to resemble a headguard and there is 4 little strips of lead under the tape.

Chauvalito 09-27-2007 07:46 AM

You can buy this racket brand new from a racket modification company on the east coast.

I dont want to say the name because the mods might get mad.

Chauvalito 09-27-2007 07:47 AM

Wait, that might be the 03 hybrid tour in an 18x20...

JBlockFan 09-27-2007 07:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cujays (Post 1777241)
did he ever use it??

Yes, the guy I bought it from said James Blake playtested this stick in Florida.

JBlockFan 09-27-2007 07:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JBlockFan (Post 1777544)
It is strung with Babolat VS Touch gut mains and Luxilon Big Banger Alu in the crosses. The gripsize is a Prince 4 3/8, but when I did my inspection under the grip it had double-sided tape making feel a little bigger. I don't know the exact weight and balance. There is 6 strips of lead tape at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions plus 2 strips of lead underneath the grip. There is no headguard just black tape perfectly cut to resemble a headguard and there is 4 little strips of lead under the tape.

actually there is 6 strips of lead at each side of the 3 and 9 o'clock positions.

BiGGieStuFF 09-27-2007 08:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chauvalito (Post 1777549)
Wait, that might be the 03 hybrid tour in an 18x20...

The O3 Hybrid Tour might have been based off this racket but it isn't exact because even the hybrid tour 18x20 doesn't have O ports at 6 and 12 o'clock

JBlockFan 09-27-2007 08:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BiGGieStuFF (Post 1777368)
It looks kind of like the hybrid tour except it has o-ports at 12 and 6 o'clock. Have you hit with it yet? What strings are those? Looks like Luxilon

Babolat VS Touch 16g gut mains, Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power 16L in crosses.

JacKKyKung 09-27-2007 08:12 AM

Does it real Blake's prince? I used to see some pics of his sticks with the word "Experiment".

ericsson 09-27-2007 08:44 AM

Looks like a nice find man! can you tell us the weight?

saram 09-27-2007 06:58 PM

I have to ask...how much was it????

Fedace 09-27-2007 10:07 PM

I think James would play his best with Yonex RQIS tour-1 frame.

sharp*shooter 09-28-2007 07:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fedace (Post 1779118)
I think James would play his best with Yonex RQIS tour-1 frame.

he uses it to scratch his butt with


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