Prince O3 Black

iradical18

Professional
Just got a couple of demo sticks in today and the handle on the 03 Black seems really long. Has it affected play for anybody? It's probably just me never having played with a stick like this before, I'll be taking it for a test drive later today.
 

iradical18

Professional
I just got back from playing with it for 3 hours. I'm really impressed, I didn't expect it. I got it with the string hole inserts and that stick is about as crisp as freshly cooked bacon. I'll be enjoying this weather we're getting in Northern California and playing with it everyday. I hate to change racquets so quickly but we'll see how it goes after the honeymoon phase.
 

cknobman

Legend
Last night taking lessons my Pro asked me if he could hit with my speedport black.

Ever since Ive been taking lessons with him(a year now) he has trashed talked Prince and said that those ports just arent right. Hes a wilson fan and has been using a nPro Open.

When I gave him my racqet and he started hitting with it and fell in love. He was crushing the ball, and I mean just ripping some laser beams with it! He kept hitting with it for over 15 minutes and I finally had to ask him to give it back. He kept going on about how awesome it felt and how fast he could swing it.

Now he wants to trash his nPro Open and get a speedport black even though he is a wilson fan.

LOL.
 

themitchmann

Hall of Fame
I really can't stand when people trash a racket company without trying any of their rackets. Yes, some of the technology out there is simply hype, but some of it isn't. I've always played with Prince and am now on their National Team...they've treated me great! And I really like a lot of the rackets. The Speedport Black was a great surprise, and I've put it in a lot of my students' hands. I currently play with the Speedport Tour, and I absolutely love it. Even when trying the new Speedport White, which is way lighter than I prefer, I was impressed with both its control and spin production.

A lot of companies make good/great rackets...I just ask that you try a stick before ragging on it.

I'm glad you like your Speedport Black...Prince will be releasing the String Port and String Hole inserts in various colors sometime in March. I guess Bob Bryan was using them already in Davis Cup play.
 

iradical18

Professional
I'm glad I like it too. I was playing like a beast and I can't wait to play again today. Thanks for all the input folks.
 

cknobman

Legend
I'm glad you like your Speedport Black...Prince will be releasing the String Port and String Hole inserts in various colors sometime in March. I guess Bob Bryan was using them already in Davis Cup play.

Thanks, Im glad to hear someone knows when the color inserts will be available.
 

themitchmann

Hall of Fame
Thanks, Im glad to hear someone knows when the color inserts will be available.
According to the newsletter I received, they'll be out in mid-March. I must admit, though, that sometimes stuff like that can get pushed back a little. I have a lot of students playing with the SP Black that are stoked for the colors, so they can personalize and also tell their rackets apart from one another.
 
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