Prince EXO3 Rebel 95 and Graphite 93

tenniskid93

Rookie
Hey! I was wanting to know how the Prince EXO3 Rebel 95 plays in comparison to the KSix-One 95 16x18, since the specs are similar. Is the EXO3 Graphite 93 ridiculously controlled, or does it still have a good amount of pop? Thanks!
 
Biggest difference between the Rebel and KSix-One 95 is the stiffness factor. Rebel is more flexible - both in the specs and in feel when hitting. Definitely felt like I could pull the racquet head through more quickly with the Rebel vs. the Wilson due to the ports. To me, the Rebel is more comfortable but still has great feel/spin capability.
 
For me, because of the increased flexibility - ball stayed on the racquet face longer with the Rebel and, as a result, felt like it had better control to me. Stiffer racquet is going to have more power inherently (edge to Wilson there) but feel like I have great pop with the Rebel.
 

themitchmann

Hall of Fame
The Graphite 93 does have pretty good control, but there is definitely some pop there. It was a little more stiff than the Rebel 95. I made my choice in terms of feel...I felt the Rebel was a little better in this department.
 

tenniskid93

Rookie
So, the Graphite 93 isn't ridiculously controlled. I kinda expected the Graphite 93 to not be extremely controlled because it's made by Prince. Somehow, Prince always adds more power to their racquets. What racquets did you all use before switching to the Rebel or Graphite?
 
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Deleted member 19728

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^^^ the two are not all that similar, the exo93 has excellent control and stability,plus the spin is really nice. K95 is way stiffer and has far more pop than the prince. I think the better comparison is to the k90, it has similar control to the k90, but is a little more spin friendly and has more power on demand. Volleys are nice, but not quite as stable ad the k90. I really dislike the k95, and find the prince and the k90 to be superior to it.
 

tenniskid93

Rookie
Which racquet do you think is better overall the Rebel 95 or the Graphite 93? Which one has better spin potential? Which one would better suit a power baseliner? Thanks!
 
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Deleted member 19728

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Did you all try the EXO3 Graphite 93 with string holes or string ports? Is there a big difference?
I don't think the string holes are out yet for the exo93 yet, I tried it with the ports. I think it is a nice racquet with the ports, but it really lacks feel. The spin is really nice and pace is decent for its beam, but I think I would string it under 55 if I were actually going to use it.
 

tenniskid93

Rookie
So, I should probably try the Rebel 95 out. The Rebel 95 is less powerful than my KSix-One 95. Right? Are there any other advantages of the Rebel 95?
 
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Deleted member 19728

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I think 85% of the racquets on the market are less powerful than a k95 LOL. If I get a chance to try the rebel, I will--even though I don't like the closed string pattern, I do dig the specs.
 

Wondertoy

Professional
I demoed both and switched to the 93. The Rebel is lighter and has a bit more power. The 93 swings through the air better, feels better, more solid and more control. Baseliners would probably like the Rebel, all court players would like the 93. I switched from the Ozone Tour.
 
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^^^^. I think the 93 plays much better at lower tensions, I would not go above 55lbs.
 

themitchmann

Hall of Fame
I demoed both and switched to the 93. The Rebel is lighter and has a bit more power. The 93 swings through the air better, feels better, more solid and more control. Baseliners would probably like the Rebel, all court players would like the 93. I switched from the Ozone Tour.
The Rebel is heavier in terms of static weight. Also, it feels great at the net. I'm very much an all-court player, and I prefer the Rebel. I felt the 93 does swing through the air faster, though.
 
Rebel is lighter?

I demoed both and switched to the 93. The Rebel is lighter and has a bit more power. The 93 swings through the air better, feels better, more solid and more control. Baseliners would probably like the Rebel, all court players would like the 93. I switched from the Ozone Tour.


Deleted - basically was just a 'ditto' to themitchman's comment.
 
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ashwincr

New User
Deleted - basically was just a 'ditto' to themitchman's comment.
one more ditto here. The rebel 95 had more weight which translated to more control and was very maneuverable at the net. The graphite 93 was good, but didn't offer the same scalpel like control the rebel did.
 

1hbhBUX

Semi-Pro
Visually, the Rebel headsize looks to be smaller than a 95. For those of you who've played with it, what do you think?
 

iplaybetter

Hall of Fame
Rebel and graphite mid are totally different, such that you should know which one you would prefer based on style of racket. And the address you question on the mid, its got plenty of pop but not straight power; what i mean is that when you get it moving and hit the sweetspot it is a big shot
 

hyogen

Hall of Fame
the rebel 95 is an awesome stick. I could easily see myself switching to it without having to change my strokes from twin tube radical MP's. (if i could afford it)

love the comfort, accuracy, and maneuverability
 
the rebel 95 is an awesome stick. I could easily see myself switching to it without having to change my strokes from twin tube radical MP's. (if i could afford it)

love the comfort, accuracy, and maneuverability
I have a customer that just brought one in for stringing. He uses a gut/poly hybrid and was raving about the control of the frame. I wasn't thrilled with the paintjob though.
 

mxmx

Hall of Fame
Is anyone still using these rebel 95, what do you string them tension and what strings?
I use it as a third racket. Great racket and wish my body could cope with its weight. It is very very low powered unless you hit the perfect small sweetspot. This racket has a lot of control but my wrist does not like its weight.

I suggest low tension and strings that has power and spin.
 

ryushen21

Hall of Fame
Selling 3 if anyone is interested?
I looked at your post this morning only to see that they weren't my grip size :cry:

As that the Rebel 95 itself, overall it's a great frame like many have said. Stable, relatively easy to use, nice touch, great control etc. The one issue that I had with the frame when I used it was the lack of feedback. It has that nice plush, buttery feel to it but I didn't get much feedback when making contact with the ball. Every hit felt pretty similar whether I was nailing the sweet spot or not.
 
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