Prince Textreme 95 Discussion

hurworld

Hall of Fame
A question about this racquet. From tennis website, it says the Stiffness is 60, but from TW univisiry, it says Stiffness is 63. Got confused.
Strung vs unstrung, I think. When a racquet is strung stiffness decreases by 2-3 pts, not sure why.
 

darklore009

Hall of Fame
could be possible the manufacturing process that can influence how stiff the racket can really be. Not all rackets made in the same factory will have the same stiffness as specified.
 

maximus

Semi-Pro
Played with the TT95 and it felt great. I love the plow through. However, I need to spend more time with the racket to get used to the weight.

I also noticed that the 4 3/8 grip feels very small. Will probably add another overgrip.
Had a 2 hour rally today. This racquet is a blessing in disguise. I can feel my strokes and footwork improving.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
almost minor update to the racket. I like it they went with small changes to the PJ
I can't understand Japanese, however, was this iteration supposed to have Twaron in it as well? If so, the feel and performance may be quite different to the previous version... we'll have to wait for a TW review... hint, hint... wink, wink @TW Staff ;):)
 

darklore009

Hall of Fame
Yes, from their video it does include the technology the beast has. The grommet that is colored has 2 different materials that increases damping on the racket. The racket frame has slight changes to the mold shape compared to the old TT95
 

mhkeuns

Hall of Fame
I’d like to know as well. Tried the new 100P, and it was actually a lot better than the previous version, ime. It felt way more connected and offered the same power and control, i thought it was definitely an upgrade.
 

Nextman916

Professional
Its a step backwards compared to the original 2015 version. I've played with the 2015 version for a couple years now and it plays much more solid stock that the new TT95 - especially plow through wise, but the biggest difference is the feel. The new version just feels like mush in the stringed. I get there's a trend lately to mute down the stiffer frames on the market, although it seems the execution at most times comes with an expense in playability. I'm not sure why Prince chose to do this on a frame with an already low flex and great feel.

The biggest surprise is that the new stick actually seems to play even lower powered than the previous version, I've read TW's review and thought at least if they're gonna suck out the feel then at least add some pop to the thing! Unfortunately this wasn't the case. I was consistently getting better feedback and power from my old TT95. This frame takes a big L from the previous model...it's always hard giving feedback on racquets because when manufacturers try to fix something, it usually alters something else.

I even felt this way back when Head decided to add Innegra to the Youtek line when everyone sang high praises for the IG being the same but more comfy. I just felt more mush, more brass, and disconnection. I had tried the YTPP back then and recalled liking it, although never making the switch, then when the glory of the IGYTPP was being sung, I blind bought it thinking it would play the same but better, again not the case.

Moral of the racquet story is, appreciate what you have when you've got it. Nothing is perfect, some frames get pretty damn close, and when they do - accept the compromises and stick with it! BUT if the marriage truly isn't working anymore - searching for a replacement may reap better results than trying to change the frame, because those changes, whatever they may be, will always come attached to other drawbacks.
 
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jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
Thanks for your informative post! :) The TW reviews seemed to imply that the new model was somewhat beefed up; I have the old model and was probably going to pick up a new model eventually, but will certainly try to demo first.
 

mhkeuns

Hall of Fame
Hmmm. I thought the IG Prestige Mid and MP felt so much better than the Yutek version that they didn’t even compare, ime. The feel thing is so subjective that I guess I’d have to demo myself. I do still have the first gen TT95 to make the comparison. Maybe the new TT 95 isn’t getting the praise that the first gen got because it was just updated, not upgraded.
 

navan-man

New User
It is indeed funny how I have a completely different perception about the TT95 of 2019 :)
I've been playing the original TT95 from 2015 on, weeks ago got the 2019 version. For testing purposes I strung both with same string (Gamma Moto) and tension. IMO the 2019 version has more power than 2015 version, also feels more stiff. Not uncomfortably stiff, but you can feel it (I could... :) )
Still controllable, though. Cannot say which one I like "better", both have their pros and cons, therefore I will stick with both and swich whenever I like :)
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
It is indeed funny how I have a completely different perception about the TT95 of 2019 :)
I've been playing the original TT95 from 2015 on, weeks ago got the 2019 version. For testing purposes I strung both with same string (Gamma Moto) and tension. IMO the 2019 version has more power than 2015 version, also feels more stiff. Not uncomfortably stiff, but you can feel it (I could... :) )
Still controllable, though. Cannot say which one I like "better", both have their pros and cons, therefore I will stick with both and swich whenever I like :)
I like your pragmatism... the new version might play better with a different string if you like the increase in power component and want to reduce the stiff feeling. It might be all that's needed for the magic to be unlocked.
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
It is indeed funny how I have a completely different perception about the TT95 of 2019 :)
I've been playing the original TT95 from 2015 on, weeks ago got the 2019 version. For testing purposes I strung both with same string (Gamma Moto) and tension. IMO the 2019 version has more power than 2015 version, also feels more stiff. Not uncomfortably stiff, but you can feel it (I could... :) )
Still controllable, though. Cannot say which one I like "better", both have their pros and cons, therefore I will stick with both and swich whenever I like :)
Seems like you concur with the TW reviewers, i.e. the 2019 version is somewhat stiffer and more powerful.
 

navan-man

New User
I like your pragmatism... the new version might play better with a different string if you like the increase in power component and want to reduce the stiff feeling. It might be all that's needed for the magic to be unlocked.
What string would that be? I am always open to test around with different strings, but have been an "afficionado" of the Gamma Moto for years, always went back to it, no matter what

@dnguyen: you should try one of the Phantoms then; Compared the Phantom pro 100p with TT95 last year: thin beam, relatively similar open stringbed (at least in center) and headsize is not much different; only major difference is the round headshape with the Phantom, you either like it or not
 

dnguyen

Hall of Fame
What string would that be? I am always open to test around with different strings, but have been an "afficionado" of the Gamma Moto for years, always went back to it, no matter what

@dnguyen: you should try one of the Phantoms then; Compared the Phantom pro 100p with TT95 last year: thin beam, relatively similar open stringbed (at least in center) and headsize is not much different; only major difference is the round headshape with the Phantom, you either like it or not
I’m old school, and I very much prefer a feel coming from midsize racquets such as SVPS85x Vaccum Pro 90, Prestige 89.5, etc

Never liked oversized racquets.
 

AnDaLe

Rookie
Any more feedback from people demoing the 2019 version?

I love my TT95 2015, but a little more power was something I've always wanted in the 2015 frame. Spec wise, the 2019 seems like my dream racket, but saw some contradicting posts regarding the power recently and just looking for more feedback. Thanks!
 
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Deleted member 54265

Guest
Any more feedback from people demoing the 2019 version?

I love my TT95 2015, but a little more power was something I've always wanted in the 2015 frame. Spec wise, the 2019 seems like my dream racket, but saw some contradicting posts regarding the power recently and just looking for more feedback. Thanks!
The TT95 2015 is such a great frame, I also wanted a little more power and also read contradicting things about the 2019. After some research I took the jump to Angell TC95 (same spec as the TT95) and this frame have a controllable Prince Power Level above 900. Love the TC95 but also purchased the TC100 and love that too. Still the TT95 is a sweet feeling frame, but the Angell TC95 power is addictive, and feeling is absolutely great too.

Cheers, Toby
 

Estirpe Divina

New User
I bought this frame on a whim when it was on sale and I’m liking it a good amount so far. Just need to figure out if I like it enough to order a second before they get fully discontinued haha!
Still plenty in stock.I also tested the recent version but I like the extra flex of the 2015 model.
 
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AnDaLe

Rookie
Still plenty in stock.I also tested the recent version but I like the extra flex of the 2015 model.
So you ended up with the 2015? Was the increased stiffness/noticeable in the 2019 for you? If so, may be exact what I'm after.

I tried the TT 100 310 and while it's a nice racket, it swings almost too fast in compairson to the TT95 and has reduced plowthrough and stability at net. It has the power I'm looking for, but not sure if I'm willing to sacrifice plow and stability. It's crazy how much the 10g made a difference for me in this case. The TT95 just felt a lot more solid than the 310 overall.
 

Estirpe Divina

New User
So you ended up with the 2015? Was the increased stiffness/noticeable in the 2019 for you? If so, may be exact what I'm after.

I tried the TT 100 310 and while it's a nice racket, it swings almost too fast in compairson to the TT95 and has reduced plowthrough and stability at net. It has the power I'm looking for, but not sure if I'm willing to sacrifice plow and stability. It's crazy how much the 10g made a difference for me in this case. The TT95 just felt a lot more solid than the 310 overall.
Surely you meant increased flex.Because tt 95(2019) is 4 points stiffer than 2015 model.Anyway yeah it was noticiable since my last frame of choice the current prestige mp was 65 RA.

I say go with either tt 95 if you don't mind the different flex between iterations.
 
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