Sorry Nick but Prince with the big holes to help with racquet head speed is baloney unless you try to hit the ball with the side of the frame! Prince knows the Ozones and Speedports are a gimmick and don't help. Why do you think everyone uses the "inserts". Now it's just a regular racquet with big holes in it. Maybe they should buy Head's idea and make the holes on the side and call it a SpeedFlexPoint.:shock:Looks similar to the mold of the Diablo MP. Maybe Prince has something new up their sleeves?
And here are the pics. Sorry, I don't know how to embed photos They're also from thirdrailHi everyone,
A couple of months back I ordered a brandnew exo3 Graphite 100 from a pawn shop in New Jersey over the internet! Even though I saw pictures of the unstrung racquet, I was quite surprised when it got here. Instead of your standard Graphite 100, this was a modified Graphite 100 with a string pattern of 18x20. It also has Davydenko's name on it.
It really was brandnew, never been played with, never been strung.
I put on the new Prince exo3 Glory 17 strings and was blown away by the amount of spin I could generate. Loved it from the baseline and the net, service speed was ok but not great. After about five hours of play I started to have shoulder problems when serving. I finally figured out that these new Glory strings really do not last very long and cut them out. I then had it strung with Big Banger Alu Rough. Wow! The same awesome amount of spin but even more power in every aspect of my game. There are only two things that keep me from continuing to play with this great stick:
1. Since this racquet is some sort of prototype, I won't be able to find another one just like it;
2. It lacks a little bit of stability on my backhand side (single handed backhand).
That's why I switched to the (standard) Rebel 95. The added weight feels great, especially on my backhand, much more stability. I must say I'm really impressed with this stick. I have yet to play it with the string hole grommets, but I will do so when I put new strings on.
Before trying these exo3 racquets, I played the Babolat PDR+. Completely different racquets, but I have never served with anything like the Babolat PDR+. But except for the pure service speed I can generate with the PDR+, I prefer the Rebel 95 in all other aspects of my game.
Thanks for this great thread btw.
You would've thought that he would have at least tried out the frame. Maybe because he's not under contract anymore.Interesting frame...I wonder why he didn't try it out in a small tourny?
Not to be rude, but he actually ended his contract with Airness. There's a thread in this section somewhere. There's some spectulation that he's headed for Lotto, which makes sense because Lotto just lost Ferrer to Joma (a Spanish clothing and shoe company).It is a French company called Airess<sp>.
He signed back with Airness for 2010Not to be rude, but he actually ended his contract with Airness. There's a thread in this section somewhere. There's some spectulation that he's headed for Lotto, which makes sense because Lotto just lost Ferrer to Joma (a Spanish clothing and shoe company).
According to Davy himself, he has a rather unusual arrangement with Prince. He has stated that he is sponsored by them for the Grand Slam tournaments only, and that for the rest of the calendar year, he plays without a contract. In a recent comment, he attributed this to their spending all their money on Sharapova.In his match last night against Verdasco, Davy had his trusty Ozone Pro Tour and it was stenciled which means Prince probably ponied up the bucks for 2010. Good move by Prince - Davy is amazing!