Originally Posted by brownbearfalling
Saying that prince should go back to traditional grommets is like saying Yonex should make round racquets.
The "ports" set them apart from every other brand. This gives the consumer options and is good for the sport of tennis. It is good that they are challenging the design of traditional tennis racquets. They are innovating with each generation of the ports. Prince is doing a lot more work to redesign there ports which you can clearly see rather than just making up fancy names and changing paint jobs like other brands are doing. Maybe someday this will pay off and they will create a design that is more preferred than the traditional style racquet. Yes it is true that traditional racquets are preferred a lot more than the port racquets but for them to revert back to "older" technology isn't the answer. Take a look at the specs: a prince rebel with tradition string holes would be identical to a Dunlop 200.
Why should they be like every other brand out there that have traditional grommets?
I know this is not new news, but it is evidence of just how well Prince is "innovating"
Not everything different in a racquet is good for the game or good for the consumer.