Prince O3 Tour 100 (290g)

3loudboys

Semi-Pro
:D(y)
I will pretty soon and I can't wait!!! But I'm interested about people who already did it!!??
I used to play the Tour 18x20 and loved that from the base - was harder to miss. Currently using the 100P which is great but the ports are very tempting.


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lefty10spro

Semi-Pro
And they all used the O3 version?
Yes - the players all used o3 ports but older versions of course. Granollers and Jaziri are back to their old beauties, but since no stencil > no $. Not sure if Prince is supplying them or they had rackets stored away? Run all day, spin all day, win all day! Tennis has never been about how HARD, it is about how MANY!
 

liftordie

Hall of Fame
Yes - the players all used o3 ports but older versions of course. Granollers and Jaziri are back to their old beauties, but since no stencil > no $. Not sure if Prince is supplying them or they had rackets stored away? Run all day, spin all day, win all day! Tennis has never been about how HARD, it is about how MANY!
That's why I'm so excited to try that new O3 Tour 100 (290g)!!!!!!!! :p
 

liftordie

Hall of Fame
This is the Tour 100 18x20



And this is the Exo3 Tour 100 18x20 - the model previous to that above - just to clarify.



Both ported, plush and baseliners dream sticks.

I would like to try the new O3 100 with Twaron as a comparison.

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I will try it this weekend... Can't wait!!! :D
 

n8dawg6

Legend
looks like the ported version has a slightly thinner beam too ... i guess we dont get these in the US. query, why not go with the 310 model?
 

3loudboys

Semi-Pro
looks like the ported version has a slightly thinner beam too ... i guess we dont get these in the US. query, why not go with the 310 model?
The 290 looks tempting as it can be customised, but would certainly be happy road testing the 310 as well. The thin beam is very attractive, my only quibble with the older tours was that they didn’t give you much on serve so hoping the Textreme has added a little pop - beam tapers to 22.


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liftordie

Hall of Fame
310 is too heavy for me. I prefer also to customize, if needed...
For serve, I prefer a good kick than a heavy flat one... :sneaky:
I'm a baseline spin red clay player!!! :happydevil:
I'm pretty sure this 290 version will fit my game PERFECTLY. :giggle:
 

hurworld

Hall of Fame
310 is too heavy for me. I prefer also to customize, if needed...
For serve, I prefer a good kick than a heavy flat one... :sneaky:
I'm a baseline spin red clay player!!! :happydevil:
I'm pretty sure this 290 version will fit my game PERFECTLY. :giggle:
While the static weight might sound heavy, I feel the O-port racquets actually swing faster than non-ported ones due to the port holes. I still have an O3 White and O3 Tour Mid that I bring out to play once in a while.
 

liftordie

Hall of Fame
While the static weight might sound heavy, I feel the O-port racquets actually swing faster than non-ported ones due to the port holes. I still have an O3 White and O3 Tour Mid that I bring out to play once in a while.
Yeah so imagine how FAST the 290 can swing!!! ;)
 

ludde

Rookie
Larger sweetspot, much better comfort, more power and spin.
Sounds like magic, what are the cons? control?

...and my stringer in a local allround sport shop will hate me and need this boomerang tool???;)

Choose I the same string tension as with non ported frames?

thx for info!
 

3loudboys

Semi-Pro
Sounds like magic, what are the cons? control?

...and my stringer in a local allround sport shop will hate me and need this boomerang tool???;)

Choose I the same string tension as with non ported frames?

thx for info!
Some players have said that the Feel is overly dampened and there is a loss of connection to the ball. For me Feel is a very personal experience so no right or wrong, just a preference. Try it out and compare.




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un6a

Semi-Pro
I'm really interested in Prince O3 Tour 100 (310g).
Currently playing with Prince Warrior 100, but i would certainly prefer thinner beam and more HL balance of O3 Tour 100.
I would like to see some reviews of this model because i can not demo it in my region.
 

tata

Hall of Fame
I'm really interested in Prince O3 Tour 100 (310g).
Currently playing with Prince Warrior 100, but i would certainly prefer thinner beam and more HL balance of O3 Tour 100.
I would like to see some reviews of this model because i can not demo it in my region.
Not to mention an extra cross to help keep the launch in check just a tad.
 

t_pac

Rookie
I used to string my o-port Phantom using the 50/50 method, no issues.

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liftordie

Hall of Fame
Never used that tool but figure there would be a more direct tension pull without it. (Would want to minimize deflection/friction)
Will talk about this with my stringer. Seems to be better to string with this tool to get accurate tension right after stringing...
 

ludde

Rookie
Will talk about this with my stringer. Seems to be better to string with this tool to get accurate tension right after stringing...
My stringer talked about a special pull setting which he can use on his machine for ported frames.
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Right. A table lock does the trick as well.

So I thought OP would have hit this thing by now!
 
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liftordie

Hall of Fame
Correct. Big Dave always played the 16x18. I believe Coria and Ferrero also used the open pattern. Davydenko was the 18x20 guy along with Granollers I believe.
Did you tried the old Tour 100 O3 16x18 at 290g unstrung?
I'm really curious to have comparison with that new Tour 100 O3 16x19 (290g)...
What the new model could improve?
 

ludde

Rookie
Later this day, first try with the ported Prince Tour(290g) with raw specs. Only added a heavier overgrip to 320g strung. If I like the racquet, I will fill the four chambers with silicon nearly to the 310g specs.


 

aussie

Professional
Just played 5 sets of doubles today with a Prince Tour 100 16x18. Tend to alternate between that sick and the Tour 100 18x20. They are sick sticks those two and I can alternate between them both

The 18x20 is an excellent control racquet, hard to miss the ball, very comfortable, volleys excellent, large sweet spot but first serves lacking in pace. The 16x18 hits a heavier ball with more spin, very comfortable, volleys not as controlled but I find serves excellent with good pace and shape.

They are both superb racquets to play with and I just give the edge to the 16x18 because it hits a heavier ball with more spin.

If the new Tour 100 EXO3 is anything like the Tour 100 16x18 and 18x20 it will be an excellent stick. BTW just use a Sharpie when stringing the crosses on the ported sticks, works a treat.
 
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