James Ward Racket

muttu34

Rookie
Hi guys ,

I watched Ward play and noticed that he's using a Prince racket. I'm almost certain that it's the Textreme Tour 95.
Any thoughts if anyone noticed please?
 

muttu34

Rookie
I really like it and was thinking of getting it until I read somewhere that it's got a v. small sweet spot and other things that put me off.

I just love the paint job on it, and the TW review made it sound like a reallllly good racket especially for me coming from a Yonex Vcore Tour G 310 leaded up to 340.
 

tribesmen

Professional
It is indeed a good racquet and the sweet spot is not so small as somebody could image on the basis of TW review. Only power drops quite much if you miss-hit, but surprisingly it stays arm friendly.
 

sma1001

Hall of Fame
I've played the Tour G 310 and the TT 95 Tour - you should have none of the issues you fear. Try it, it could just be the one for you.
 

Peedub

New User
Came from Tour G 310 to the Textreme Tour 95 and it's definitely a keeper. Balance and feel are better making it faster and easier to keep the ball in the sweet spot which I haven't found to be small at all. Fantastic stick - I just bought a 3rd one and sold all my other racquets.
 

topspn

Legend
I really like it and was thinking of getting it until I read somewhere that it's got a v. small sweet spot and other things that put me off.

I just love the paint job on it, and the TW review made it sound like a reallllly good racket especially for me coming from a Yonex Vcore Tour G 310 leaded up to 340.[/QUOTE
The textreme tour 95 is my daily racquet. I string it up with YTEX square-x or sig hextreme @48 and I have no issues at all. I also added a little bit of lead at 12 and i love the control, feel, quickness. It is a 95 so whoever is complaining from a small sweet spot probably should not be playing with that racquet head size
 
I tested the extreme against the tour 95. The tour 95 felt so much better, especially on serves. Much more stable with allot more plow through. I am surprised James would switch to the extreme as it plays so much lighter. He must be getting paid well to make the switch and have it custom weighted quite a bit.
 

muttu34

Rookie
I tested the extreme against the tour 95. The tour 95 felt so much better, especially on serves. Much more stable with allot more plow through. I am surprised James would switch to the extreme as it plays so much lighter. He must be getting paid well to make the switch and have it custom weighted quite a bit.
The 310 or 330 version?
 

FedLIKEnot

Professional
I tested the extreme against the tour 95. The tour 95 felt so much better, especially on serves. Much more stable with allot more plow through. I am surprised James would switch to the extreme as it plays so much lighter. He must be getting paid well to make the switch and have it custom weighted quite a bit.
The only difference in the racquets is ports verses the new grommet system I'm sure. He is a pro and one of the few pros Prince has I'm sure his sticks are the same in just about every way minus that.
 

jonestim

Hall of Fame
Ward's is 18x20 instead of the 16x19 retail Textreme. It also does appear to be a different mold than just the Rebel/Tour 95 without the ports. The throat is flat like the Textreme instead of having slight indents where it meets the hoop.

See photos in another thread
 
Or perhaps he just went from an un-stenciled yonez to a stenciled one...I simply had a quick look mid-match and at the end.
 
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