Beginner Racquet Purchase - A little help (Prince/Head users)

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Jim A, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Jim A

    Jim A Professional

    Dec 29, 2008
    About a month ago, my wife mentions wanting to take a tennis class and has really taken to it. In fact the past 2 Friday's, I've been on the court and ball machine. I think she'll be able to play some 6.0 Mixed by early spring and we'll go from there...

    I know what I'm looking for in a racquet and have stayed with my Speedport Tour so far, but helping someone else is new.

    At the point where we are going to get her a racquet of her own. We had borrowed an Airflow Crossbow 7 from a friend and I thought the 115sq in, etc would be good, but its too light and too big

    She's demoed some from Wilson/Babolat and didn't like the feel of either the other day. I think we are going to be looking for 102-110 9.9-10.3 oz strung etc and pretty much narrowed it down to some Prince/Head racquets.

    She liked the Exo3 Blue but I'm looking at the 03 since its about 1/2 the price, if not less - any info from people who have made the change between the 2 or 03 to Exo3 (I checked a prior thread), and possibly the Hybrid 104 as well - haven't seen much feedback on that one..looks like it has been cleared out in most spots already

    Also looking at either the Head Instinct S (Good review TW!) and the YouTek Five Star -

    Thanks for the help
  2. whomad15

    whomad15 Semi-Pro

    Aug 31, 2010
    The racquets are very similar. The blue and red would both be good choices.
    Can't comment on head since I don't use them.
  3. PandaKing

    PandaKing New User

    Jul 30, 2011
    Personally, I have the Exo3 blue. Used it only once, no feel at all. Compared to my Volkl or my Head flexppoint.
  4. Larrysümmers

    Larrysümmers Hall of Fame

    Jun 29, 2009
    1313 Mockingbird Lane.
    its not a TW racket, but at ***** i got a head ti tornado, and it was really good, i used it when i first learned to play
  5. Jim A

    Jim A Professional

    Dec 29, 2008
    just ordered the O3 blue from TW

    went down to the PGA Superstore today and tried the Exo3 Blue/Red Dunlop Biomimetic 600 Lite, Instinct (was hoping they had the S or You Tek Five Star) and some others...she kept going back to the Blue. Nice to have a full court to hit demos with...she hit best with it too

    some differences between the 03 and Exo 3 but I think the $100 will be best spent on drills/lessons/ball machine then a slightly different port hole and she seemed ok with 27.5" options..

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