Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Boredsurfer, Aug 23, 2013.
im not seeing a normal warrior with a standard string pattern, is there gonna be one
Is there a picture available yet?
And, wen will it be available for us?
Very interested based on the specs and hopefully classic playing characteristics as well!
October 15 is the date I was given
Awesome pics. High resolution, beautiful depth of field, fine work. Puts the gear pics thread to disgrace! What kinda camera?
Those 97 and 98sq" frames labeled as 'Midsize'? Damn, that's stretching it. I always thought 600sq cm was the breadth for midsize.
Swingweight specs on frame are always unstrung which is only fair. If you wanted to weigh yourself, you do it in the bathroom scales with your clothes off right?
Length on Graphite LB is 28 Inches ? is that a error ? I haven't seen 28 inch racket in a long time in a 100 sq inch frame
Not an error.
Sony A99 mostly with 50mm macro lens, thanks btw.
what is point of 28 inch in a intermediate to advanced player frame like that one. players 4.0 and above are not using anything longer than 27.5 inches these days. Do they expect to sell a lot of these in USA ?
and that swingweight is unstrung. so we should add about 20 points to the SW after it is strung ?
Ferrer uses a 28" in believe.
They are simply looking to bring back a popular model.
Didn't ask about foam filling, but the guy did say that the new Longbody is made exactly the same as the one TW had sold a few years back. So if anyone knows if the old one had foam or not...
That response looks promising. Does anyone know beam widths on these? I'm guessing they'll stick with 23mm?
Well that just ruined it for me, will cross that one off the list
Not a Steam copy........
The 16 x 16 Tour was in the hands of a junior girl @ the ITF Grass Courts in 2012, in Phila Pa
I too am surprised by the 300 SW on the POG LB.
Short playtest of the new Warrior 100:
Too bad there isn't a Exo3 Tour coming in Longbody!
Stringer at my club was recently sent 3 Prince rackets, going to try get some pictures and possibly play test them this weekend! From what I heard they are the new Isner/Ferrer/BryanBros model.
SW of 300 unstrung corresponds with a SW of approximately 330 strung..
So it is not that low at all
The new response 97 looks sick!
Are there release dates yet?
Is it still Oct. 15th?
Any ideia about the stiffness rating for the Graphites?
Just another picture of the Prince Tour 16x16 ESP. Weights in at 321g with tourna overgrip, rubberband dampner and MSV focus hex 1,27 strings.I have played with it for almost 2 weeks. Fantastic racquet. You get extreme spin and more power compared to the Prince ozone tour. Suprisingly the control is also better. Only negative so far is that I have to restring more often. Also, the exo-ports at 12 o'clock is almost outside the bumperguard, so the paint chips off very easy.[/IMG]
Dangit, how much longer do we have to wait for the ESP!
Do you know when the Prince Junior racquets will come out? Will there be a 25 and 26 inch graphite as well as ESP's? Thanks
I have no knowledge of the junior line, unfortunately.
I bumped into a Prince rep at our local courts and got to have a hit with the new Prince Graphite 100 (standard length). It was really good, with a great retro look and leather grip. Lots of spin and felt more solid than the exo3 tour. The rep said the Rebels are on the way out, which I hope isn't true as I'm still very keen on my Rebel 95s.
Prince has to seriously change their branding and logo and funny paint jobs, a lot of people i know swear by their sticks though ... i can never buy one, not my image
All the marketeers know this fact that the moment you give any player a change of racquet ... He/she will immediately feel good - throw in some nice strings on 52-53lbs range , anyones gonna love it
Everybody viewing your picture on a tablet or smartphone (or any other device with a small screen) will hate you for not resizing the picture...
But thanks for posting your info.
I was told the Rebel 95 is no longer going to be available to the public.
what was the pop like on the Graphite 100?
I dunno - to me, it's among the very best in the business... Right up there with Head and Wilson. Paint jobs are most often decent as well, only thing would be pj quality.
Ugh, why did they not release these around the time of the US Open?
I think that would have been the smarter marketing plan.
Not your image? Seriously? It's a tennis racket. 99% of the people you play against won't even notice your racket, and the 1% that do, won't care. And even if people did judge you based on the "image" of your racket brand, why would you care? I love the fact that the dude at the local courts beats the snot out of everyone using a Head granny stick. Obviously not a dude who cares about image, but obviously has the more important things down.
What's the deal with extra length racquets. What advantages can you get from it.?
I always played with regular racquets.., never even contemplated anything else
That new Response looks so nice I may have to demo it!!
Extra reach and more power on the serve are nice. You sacrifice maneuverability though and it is less arm friendly.
There are plenty of people who prefer the extra-long racquets, usually those who tried one back in the day when most manufacturers offered these racquets under the name of longbody, stretch, long, xl, superlong, etc.
Even now, many pro stock racquets come in extra length.
I'm not sure they have enough inventory ready at that point. The release kept getting pushed later and later in the year, so I'm assuming it has something to do with delays due to changing factories.
some good looking stuff. Looking forward to this year, theres a lot of interesting new sticks from babolat and prince to demo.
Ok, thanks for the intel.
Just posted on TW facebook. Not too much longer...
^^ lots of leather do like.
The Graphites have leather. I believe the Response has leather colored synthetic : Prince ResiPro Leather color
I am quite curious about the Rebel with the PRO and leather colored grip. Haven't seen that one.
yellow pj does look sharp on that. box beam it looks like too. I feel like i finally settled on a racquet and theres like eight I want to seriously try this year haha
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