Help me wity my O3 Tour....

Rafa Nadal

Semi-Pro
Hey,
last week ive testet the O3 Tour and loved it, so ive ordered one. Today i have played the first time with my own O3, so the original string from Prince was on it.
So im real, it was terrible. Cant hit my forehand full, because than the ball was on the moon. si i have a few questions:

1. can it be, that the original string which comes on the o3 tour, is very horrible?

2. i would like to add some lead, because the racquet is very unstable on groundies, and ma forehands are flying to the moon.
so do you have some advices where and how much lead i should test?

3. please post pictures of corais O3 qith close ups to the lead.

Thanks!!!
 

qwerty66

Semi-Pro
i think it's the strings
unless those strings are prince syn.
but i think your just not use to it yet....
give it couple weeks.....
try different set ups
 

Duzza

Legend
because a lot of players dislike it because of its lack of feel. They say it is like a block when you hit with it. I didn't find this. I found it really good at the time with lots of spin potential. Don't just listen to posters on this forum
 

Rafa Nadal

Semi-Pro
@Final_Match_point
The O3 Tour is a damnd good racquet, my holy grail, but only with high tension and lead tape, ot works for me...
Has anyone some Coria racquet close ups`?
 
Rafa Nadal said:
Hey,
last week ive testet the O3 Tour and loved it, so ive ordered one. Today i have played the first time with my own O3, so the original string from Prince was on it.
So im real, it was terrible. Cant hit my forehand full, because than the ball was on the moon. si i have a few questions:

1. can it be, that the original string which comes on the o3 tour, is very horrible?

2. i would like to add some lead, because the racquet is very unstable on groundies, and ma forehands are flying to the moon.
so do you have some advices where and how much lead i should test?

3. please post pictures of corais O3 qith close ups to the lead.

Thanks!!!
We don't even know the tension you are at, I would string the crosses 5-10lbs higher.

You can add lead to the tip and right above where you will be griping the racket. If you put too much lead at the tip it will make it too slow and too powerful.
 

BabolatFan

Semi-Pro
So what happened with aeropro dr? When you say ur hitting homeruns with your o3 now, are u hitting 'em over the fence or a few feet past baseline? You can't hit it full? R u saying your follow thru and pronation are not complete and fluid? It's hard to say without seeing how you play. Maybe your tension is too low for your style and rac specs? If you feel your rac head is wobbly at contact, maybe you apply lead tape to 3 o clock and 9 o clock. Go from there. Good luck...
 

Rafa Nadal

Semi-Pro
Yes the Tension is very low, because its the string that comes from prince on the O3 Tour, and my coach says this string is garbage :D
Ok i will add some lead at 3 and 9 o´clock i think i will add 20grams or so.
 

ace of spades

Semi-Pro
my friend put on leather and added about 1/2 oz in the throat and about 9 grams at 3&9. this seems like about a full ounce and a half of added weight. It worked pretty good for him though.
 

Return_Ace

Hall of Fame
agree that it's a good racket, but i also agree that the racket has about as much "feel" as swinging with expandable foam in between the strings :///
 
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