Favorite Triple Threat Racquet?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Benjamin, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. Benjamin

    Benjamin Rookie

    Feb 18, 2004
    I have tried numerous (as in almost ALL of them) Prince Triple Threat racquets and have disliked (hated is a little too strong) every one of them except the Prince Triple Threat Warrior.

    Every one I've tried have seemed to have a "hollow" feel to them except the Warrior.

    While I was playing with the TT Warrior Mid+ I REALLY loved it. Unfortunately after about a month and a half of play, it cracked in the throat when I was playing doubles (anyone else have this problem?). I should have called it a fluke and ordered another one but I decided to order the "new and improved" model - DB800....BIG MISTAKE. A lot more stiff (just ask my elbow) and not near as sweet of feel to it. If I were a serve and volleyer I would probably have several of the TT Warriors in my bag right now. I am not a volleyer (see my other posts) but this racquet just seemed to urge me into the net more than any other racquet I've had. Every time I play doubles I miss that racquet!

    Ummmmmmm, only $74.95?!? Do I hear one calling my name :D

    Anyway, what's your favorite Triple Threat racquet?

  2. Tenny

    Tenny Professional

    Feb 19, 2004
    I have a warrior

    Hi all

    I knew the warrior has an almost cult fan base and got a great review (Prince got a winner here! etc). Based on these I bought an OS but we didn't click. Spin, comfort but I cannot explain why we didn't work together. Anyway mine is up for sale if anyone is interested. Like new with prince TOP spin 15L. OS 4 3/8. Maybe I should try more.

    It seems playing TT is a love or hate kind of thing.
  3. kreative

    kreative Professional

    Feb 18, 2004
    Warrior and Diablo Mid, would own the Warrior, but it's proness to cracking at the throat has kept me away.
  4. andfor

    andfor Legend

    Mar 16, 2004
    Mid-Plus Prince Graphite NGX. Strung with Let'r'Rip at the high end. Never played with any other triple threat. I just switched from the Hyper PS 6.1.
  5. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo Talk Tennis Guru

    Feb 18, 2004
    TT Graphite OS, all others too light and stiff. Warrior a bit stiff in the head, never tried various string tensions.
  6. Koz

    Koz Rookie

    Feb 20, 2004
    I'm only gonna comment on the "real" triple threat racquets...the one that were around when they actually incorporated the tripple threat technology (read: no stickers...). I belive I tried all of the older ones at one point or another, except for the Rebel. I really liked the Bandit, I thought it was a great all around racquet.
  7. rich180

    rich180 Guest

    Prince TT

    I have always been an oversize (racquet) person and a devoted Prince follower. went to the Mid Plus Graphite -- now discontinued -- and love it. good feel, good all around performance (or maybe I just got better??)
  8. BWat2

    BWat2 Guest

    Favorite Triple Threat Racquet

    Can only speak for Bandit & Warrior. Thought the Bandit OS played well but too light + head heavy = tennis elbow for this guy. Have played with Warrior MP and OS and favor the MP model. I play alot of doubles and this is a great stick for volleying and spin. Was tempted to try a friend's TT Graphite but other posts were negative on this racquet. Plus it was discontinued. What does that say? Guess I'm getting a little fed up with Prince and their relentless pursuit of reinventing the tennis racket. Have started to dabble with the Head i.Radical OS and seem to like it so far. Can't make up my mind!
  9. netman

    netman Hall of Fame

    Feb 19, 2004
    Tried the Vendetta MP, Bandit MP and Warrior MP. Each had some positive characteristics, but none where good all around. Of the three, Vendetta MP was my favorite, a great serving racquet and good control from baseline, but clumsy at net. Bandit was just too light and tinny, even with 1 oz of added weight. Warrior was too powerful for my game, could never get the precision control required for S&V. In the end the Triple Threat line just didn't live up to the hype. Hit with th Diablo MP last week and it is a nice racquet and could turn out to be a real keeper. From the comments posted so far, so could the NXG. Maybe Prince finally got the formula right.

  10. David Pavlich

    David Pavlich Professional

    Feb 11, 2004
    TT Ring....yea, right. The stringer's delight!

  11. ktowntennis

    ktowntennis New User

    Feb 18, 2004
    I played with both the Vendetta and Warrior MP. I really enjoyed both frames but for different reasons. The Vendetta I really liked for the control from the baseline. The Warrior I enjoyed because of it's feel and playability from the net. The problem with the Warrior is that at times it is a little to powerful from the baseline. I hit with the Control DB, not even close to the Warrior!! I have also tried the Diablo Mid but I find it just a little to demanding.
  12. longbody

    longbody Rookie

    Feb 20, 2004
    Dallas, TX
    Have only played with the TT Graphite MP. Although some people don't like it, I think it is a good, solid baseliner's racquet, especially with a few easy mods. I put 3 gms of lead tape around the butt cap and added a leather grip, and the result was a sturdy 11.9 oz. racquet that is 8 pts head light. I also play sometimes with a Chang Graphite OS (11.2 oz.). So far the TT Graphite MP feels more compact and solid but is less quick and a bit tougher on the arm. You have to be able to handle the pretty hefty swingweight though -- if you like a lighter swinging racquet it's not for you, & at the very least it will teach you the lesson (and rewards) of early preparation!
  13. AAAA

    AAAA Hall of Fame

    Feb 20, 2004
    I've demoed a green thing called a graphite II or something like that, the less said about it the better, and the Precision Response Ti. The Response Ti is a brilliant racquet especially for serves and volleys. TW reviewed it and it was every bit as good as the glowing review it received. The matt red finish looked gorgeous. The racquet also had the 'real' TT system and I must admit it was extremely stable and powerful in the upper hoop. Purists would say the racquet was too powerful but I loved it. The racquet was so agreeable on slice you just knew you would hit great low heavy slice before you even played the stroke. Probably a tad stiff for those who like flexible racquets.
  14. GasquetGOAT

    GasquetGOAT Hall of Fame

    Dec 6, 2007
    Anyone has feedback on Prince Graphite Longbody Racquet?
  15. Squall Leonheart

    Squall Leonheart Rookie

    Dec 23, 2005
    I've only used the triple threat bandit and scream. Both were very light, low powered, and evenly balanced. They're mainly for beginners, I believe, to teach new players to have a full swing, and not just small, choppy strokes. A friend of mine used the triple threat scream once, and he said his wilson hyper hammer generated a lot more power.
  16. bluetrain4

    bluetrain4 Legend

    Feb 2, 2007
    Diablo mid by a landslide. But, does this qualify? It has the TT technology (or so it says), but isn't named the TT Diablo (which would have been cool).
  17. Ross K

    Ross K Legend

    Dec 20, 2006
    The first few frames I ever had was a Prince TT Blast, followed by the Prince DB Control OS. With the benefit of experience, I can now fully appreciate quite how inferior these rods actually were/are. However, although I've never used one, by all accounts the Warrior sounds far more promising.
  18. LanEvo

    LanEvo Hall of Fame

    Aug 6, 2007
    whats ur email? im interested
  19. A.Davidson

    A.Davidson Semi-Pro

    Mar 6, 2007
    Hey, same here! Well...I'm a chapter back in the Warrior Book, but I'm on my way!

    I just got done ordering two after hearing GREAT reviews everywhere I looked.

    I was a little nervous with the price tag seemingly slashed, but it looks like a great deal after all!
  20. BMG

    BMG Rookie

    Sep 7, 2007
    Loved the Triple Threat Rebel. I believe it was a 95" head, nice 11 ounce static weight and a good 320ish swingweight. Thin beam too.
  21. PBODY99

    PBODY99 Hall of Fame

    Aug 17, 2005
    O_3 Blue. Less we forget, it does incorporate the Triple Threat layup.
  22. Maestro Nalbandian

    Maestro Nalbandian Professional

    Nov 15, 2007
    Prince Graphite Longbody 100sq in head and 28inch length. Monster top spin!
  23. jmverdugo

    jmverdugo Hall of Fame

    Nov 22, 2006
    Houston, TX
    TT Graphite OS.
  24. skraggle

    skraggle Professional

    Jul 11, 2005
    Lan, that posting is from March 2004, so I doubt he still has the racquet. You must be building a pretty impressive collection!
  25. thel

    thel New User

    Jul 10, 2004
    I've hit extensively with the Bandit MP, Vendetta MP and the Rebel. I liked the Rebel the best but I like the more solid feeld I enjoy with my nPro's.

    The Vendetta had great power on serve and on forehands, but the lightness of the frame got pushed around against big hitters.

    The Bandit felt more solid than the Vendetta despite being even lighter...probably due to the head-heavy balance and the wider beam. I had a problem hitting forehands long with the Bandit though. I also didn't get the control I enjoyed with the thinner beamed TT frames.
  26. joeb

    joeb New User

    Jan 19, 2007
    TT Graphite OS, sad it's not available now.
  27. mdjenders

    mdjenders Professional

    Sep 25, 2006
    UMM, no triple threat in this one!

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