I had a chance to playtest the Prince Tour 98 ESP and the Rebel 98 today and want to share my impression of them briefly. I have never used any prince racquets before and thus I am not familiar at all with the typical Prince feel that people are talking about (mushy, muted, disconnected...). Today I only hit some ground strokes with my hitting partner but he is a heavy hitter so it was enough to get the first impression of these two frames. Btw, these two frames were strung with multi (I think, Prince Premium Control?) First of all, the Tour 98 ESP is just a lot easier to swing because of its headlight balance. My regular racquet is the Pure Storm Tour, which is heavier than these two frames, so the swingweight of the Rebel 98 is not a problem for me. But compared to the Tour 98 ESP, the Rebel 98 felt a lot head-heavier and even a little sluggish. Also, compared to the Tour 98 ESP, the Rebel 98 felt almost a dense patterned frame to me, though it is actually a 16X20 one. I did not have to impose topspin on my shots with the Tour 98 ESP and my natural flattish stroke produced more than enough spin. By contrast, I had to brush up the ball with the Rebel 98, though it also seems to have good spin potential. The Tour 98 ESP has much bigger sweetspot than the Rebel 98 and its headsize looks a little wider than the Rebel 98. Concerning stability, I think the Rebel 98 might be a little better due to its mass of the head, but the Tour 98 ESP was not pushed by heavy balls, and here I disagree with the TW reviewers who said it is pushed and twisted in their hands against a heavy hitter. Today I only did groundstrokes and plan to play a real game tomorrow, so I will update my impression of these two frames concerning other elements. Both the Tour 98 ESP and the Rebel 98 were very impressive to me as the first user of the Prince racquets, and especially the Tour 98 ESP is a very attractive one to me. P.S. I also playtested the Tour 100T ESP, but compared to the Tour 98 ESP, it is just too light and the headsize looks almost an oversize racquet to me, so I just played ten minutes or so and was not much impressed.