Prince Textreme Tour 100 (310) Thread

10sGearHead

New User
Hey Guys, can anybody who has owned this racquet for a while comment on whether it's a "string eater?" I hit with the TT100P and really liked it, but was netting some backhands due to a lower launch angle then my current racquet. Thinking of trying the open pattern, but I hit with a lot of spin and can go through strings fairly quickly. Worried with 16 x 18 and 100 sq inches I'd be stringing it all the time, but I've noticed string pattern isn't everything when it comes to breaking strings. I typically play hybrids or soft polys.
 

bigdaddy

Rookie
Hey Guys, can anybody who has owned this racquet for a while comment on whether it's a "string eater?" I hit with the TT100P and really liked it, but was netting some backhands due to a lower launch angle then my current racquet. Thinking of trying the open pattern, but I hit with a lot of spin and can go through strings fairly quickly. Worried with 16 x 18 and 100 sq inches I'd be stringing it all the time, but I've noticed string pattern isn't everything when it comes to breaking strings. I typically play hybrids or soft polys.
Not a string eater for me. I have a hybrid with hyper g and prince Duraflex Syn Gut. No problem at all.
 

loosegroove

Hall of Fame
Hey Guys, can anybody who has owned this racquet for a while comment on whether it's a "string eater?" I hit with the TT100P and really liked it, but was netting some backhands due to a lower launch angle then my current racquet. Thinking of trying the open pattern, but I hit with a lot of spin and can go through strings fairly quickly. Worried with 16 x 18 and 100 sq inches I'd be stringing it all the time, but I've noticed string pattern isn't everything when it comes to breaking strings. I typically play hybrids or soft polys.
Yeah, it's kind of a string eater. But it also plays well with 16g string, so that helps matters.
 

Nick777

Semi-Pro
Tw Europe has the ported version for sale but not the standard yet, interesting the RA and power level is the same and the Sw less by 2 points, also the ported is 16/19 compare to the standard version which is 16/18,iam waiting for the playtest to compare and decide which one to buy
 

Nick777

Semi-Pro
Ordered mine and cant wait to test it, what tension are you guys prefer compare to other sticks? Is is string sensitive?
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Ordered mine and cant wait to test it, what tension are you guys prefer compare to other sticks? Is is string sensitive?
I wouldn't be afraid to start pretty high with tension compared to other sticks.

Normally like gut/poly, but will likely do a poly main next stringing.

Fwiw, I do find it to be a string eater!
 

Nick777

Semi-Pro
I wouldn't be afraid to start pretty high with tension compared to other sticks.

Normally like gut/poly, but will likely do a poly main next stringing.

Fwiw, I do find it to be a string eater!
I start with 50lbs poly/multi and see how it goes
I am expecting to be a string eater but i will forgive her if it plays well!
 

t_pac

Rookie
Mine's got full bed velocity at 54/54, will report back after first hit tomorrow!

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mrtrinh

Professional
Just picked up a pair but a little disappointed with the qc. Racket 1 came in at 305 and Racket 2 came in at 307 unstrung
 

Nick777

Semi-Pro
Mine's got full bed velocity at 54/54, will report back after first hit tomorrow!

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I like velocity but not at very high tension because its low power and crisp for a multi, at my dr98 52p is the limit
 

t_pac

Rookie
The string pattern feels a fair bit more open than the DR98 though, 54/54 felt pretty good in my Angell K7s, although they were also a lot flexier I guess.

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alexwawrinka

New User
i ordered the new TT100 O3 tour (310) which is not just the TT100 tour (310) with O port , it s a different raquet , power 850 vs 825 for standard version and the thickness is not the same , 20/22/18 and 16 x19 string pattern for the O3 and 22/23/20 thickness and 16 x 18 pattern for the standard one.
 

lima

Rookie
i ordered the new TT100 O3 tour (310) which is not just the TT100 tour (310) with O port , it s a different raquet , power 850 vs 825 for standard version and the thickness is not the same , 20/22/18 and 16 x19 string pattern for the O3 and 22/23/20 thickness and 16 x 18 pattern for the standard one.
Please report when you test the racquet
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
i ordered the new TT100 O3 tour (310) which is not just the TT100 tour (310) with O port , it s a different raquet , power 850 vs 825 for standard version and the thickness is not the same , 20/22/18 and 16 x19 string pattern for the O3 and 22/23/20 thickness and 16 x 18 pattern for the standard one.
8 in the mains for that O3 as well! :jealous:
 

Nick777

Semi-Pro
i ordered the new TT100 O3 tour (310) which is not just the TT100 tour (310) with O port , it s a different raquet , power 850 vs 825 for standard version and the thickness is not the same , 20/22/18 and 16 x19 string pattern for the O3 and 22/23/20 thickness and 16 x 18 pattern for the standard one.
Very curious about this one, was thinking to buy it but chose the standard version because of theoretically is better in stability and control
 

gazz1

Rookie
Played a bit more with my TT100 tour 310 and it really is a great racket.

I'm not sure how they have managed to incorporate elements that are usually diametrically opposed - powerful & comfortable (and more comfortable than the 65RA would suggest); Good spin but easy to flatten out the shots; Good at the baseline & at the net.

I think the TW review mentioned something about it being a great all-rounder and I think this is right. It has no obvious weakness.

I was looking for an arm-friendly version of the PureStrike One7 16x19. This racket plays very similar, is far more comfortable and with no obvious trade-offs.
 

mrtrinh

Professional
Played a bit more with my TT100 tour 310 and it really is a great racket.

I'm not sure how they have managed to incorporate elements that are usually diametrically opposed - powerful & comfortable (and more comfortable than the 65RA would suggest); Good spin but easy to flatten out the shots; Good at the baseline & at the net.

I think the TW review mentioned something about it being a great all-rounder and I think this is right. It has no obvious weakness.

I was looking for an arm-friendly version of the PureStrike One7 16x19. This racket plays very similar, is far more comfortable and with no obvious trade-offs.
This is what I am looking for as well. I use to play with the Pure drive, then the strike but my elbow can no longer take it. What's your current string set up on the TT100 tour? Is it the same string set up you were using on your PO7?
 

tennis1111

Semi-Pro
Played a bit more with my TT100 tour 310 and it really is a great racket.

I'm not sure how they have managed to incorporate elements that are usually diametrically opposed - powerful & comfortable (and more comfortable than the 65RA would suggest); Good spin but easy to flatten out the shots; Good at the baseline & at the net.

I think the TW review mentioned something about it being a great all-rounder and I think this is right. It has no obvious weakness.

I was looking for an arm-friendly version of the PureStrike One7 16x19. This racket plays very similar, is far more comfortable and with no obvious trade-offs.
Is it good for serving?
 

gazz1

Rookie
This is what I am looking for as well. I use to play with the Pure drive, then the strike but my elbow can no longer take it. What's your current string set up on the TT100 tour? Is it the same string set up you were using on your PO7?
I’m using a full bed of AluPower soft at 48lbs.
I tried isospeed cream on my PS17 and got tennis elbow. Ended up having to use natural gut / poly but still had TE due to the need to up the tension to 53lbs.
There’s no way that I could have used a full bed of AluSoft in the PS17 with my arm, but I’m experiencing no pain so far using it in the TT Tour 310
 
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gazz1

Rookie
Is it good for serving?
I’m serving really well with it...about the same as I was with the PS17 which I wasn’t expecting. Although, I’ve been using the Wilson Clash for the past 2 months and even a frying pan would feel good compared to that.
I did add 1-2g of lead @12 which adds a touch more power and a really nice solid feel on serves.
 

AA7

Semi-Pro
I did add 1-2g of lead @12 which adds a touch more power and a really nice solid feel on serves.
I guess it depends on the string but for me i find that last thing this frame needs is more power. It could use a little bit more on the control department which i am going to be trying few strings to see if i can improve. this frame is very solid and very strong on off-center hits. it does everything really solid. great frame. i played 3 hours with it yesterday. like i said to me the only thing i need to tweak is sometimes ball rocketing little long (with a high-launch angle). And there is certainly a part of this related to my swing mechanics so it could easily be user error, but after all this is my experience with the racket and i need it to fit my game.. just sharing my thoughts... my swing mechanics are loose wrist and long and fast swing. way more modern than a traditional swing which could be part of the reason control is little challenging to me at times. I switched to phantom pro 100p for 30mins while playing yesterday and there is something nice about that frame that you can swing all out and ball somehow always dips in nicely. But that frame is also not as solid at tt100 (310). Volleys and serves are so much stronger with TT100 (310). Control piece is why i am very curious on what @t_pac will have to say about velocity at 54lbs....
 

t_pac

Rookie
Logged about 3 hours of decent doubles with mine tonight.

Very different from the ProKennex Q Tour 325 I've been using lately!

2HBH was awesome, felt like I couldn't miss and had loads of confidence. Forehands took longer to groove, plenty of power even with Velocity at 54/54 but was missing the plow of my PK and it's lighter at 330 strung than I've used for a long time so was struggling a bit with racket face awareness.

Also found serves hard to dial in, some were great but too inconsistent, again I think the weight difference is probably the culprit.

Awesome at net, very stable but also quick through the air due to the weight and balance.

Comfort was as good as everyone else has said, I've got a fairly sensitive arm but had no issues at all. Soft but solid, really nice feel.

Will probably add a couple of grams at 12 (doesn't need any more twist weight) to see if it helps with plow, plus a few more in the handle to keep the balance.

Very promising frame overall.

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Nick777

Semi-Pro
Logged about 3 hours of decent doubles with mine tonight.

Very different from the ProKennex Q Tour 325 I've been using lately!

2HBH was awesome, felt like I couldn't miss and had loads of confidence. Forehands took longer to groove, plenty of power even with Velocity at 54/54 but was missing the plow of my PK and it's lighter at 330 strung than I've used for a long time so was struggling a bit with racket face awareness.

Also found serves hard to dial in, some were great but too inconsistent, again I think the weight difference is probably the culprit.

Awesome at net, very stable but also quick through the air due to the weight and balance.

Comfort was as good as everyone else has said, I've got a fairly sensitive arm but had no issues at all. Soft but solid, really nice feel.

Will probably add a couple of grams at 12 (doesn't need any more twist weight) to see if it helps with plow, plus a few more in the handle to keep the balance.

Very promising frame overall.

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You need some abjustment period for sure, different racquets. In a couple of days i ll be able to hit some balls with mine, strung with yptp/velocity at 50 pounds which i think is low, should strung higher, we ll see how it goes
 

AA7

Semi-Pro
You need some abjustment period for sure, different racquets. In a couple of days i ll be able to hit some balls with mine, strung with yptp/velocity at 50 pounds which i think is low, should strung higher, we ll see how it goes
not sure but my theory is that this racquet does not like to be strung too low... unlike phantoms (where they perform well at low tensions)....

i am trying velocity at 54lbs on my TT100(310) ... will also report back by the end of the week.
 

t_pac

Rookie
Played a league singles match tonight, opponent is a big hitter but very erratic. Cruised it 6-1, 6-1.

Frame continues to impress - stable and powerful enough to block back returns, enough spin to find easy depth on groundstrokes, as well as hitting nasty short angles.

More great net play with it again, and serve was much better.

So easy to use!

Currently have it with an OG, dampener and weight at 7" and under the buttcap, coming in at 335g.

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2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
My love affair continues as well. Just played with the neighborhood guys tonight but felt that I could do anything with the ball. I had the phantom pro for a while last year and honestly I think this tour 100 is right there in terms of comfort and feel. (Despite the giant RA difference)

The big improvement is in performance: I can serve great with the tour and return serve effectively with it also. These shots were a struggle with the phantom.

I have to look at that elliptical shape of the hoop as giving me really long main strings which seems to enhance the qualities I like in a tennis frame.

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t_pac

Rookie
What is the consensus on the RA 65?
That's on the upper end range for being arm friendly.
In a different thread you mentioned an issue with string movement. It's pretty bad in the TT310.

It is comfortable though. Not as comfy as the Angell K7 perhaps but on a par with my ProKennex.

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Nick777

Semi-Pro
In a different thread you mentioned an issue with string movement. It's pretty bad in the TT310.

It is comfortable though. Not as comfy as the Angell K7 perhaps but on a par with my ProKennex.

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You mean k7 red? How do you compare these two???
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Ok somebody has to play the K7 lime and let everyone know how it compares to the 310.

The only thing I would possibly change about the 310 is to tighten up the mains.
 

t_pac

Rookie
I've played both the K7 Lime and Red a lot. With the open pattern the TT310 plays closer to the Red.

Feel and comfort goes to the K7 - whilst the 310 feels great and is very comfy, the K7 pairs Kevlar with a much lower RA so naturally comfort will be better.

But the extra stiffness makes the 310 play much better. It's way more stable than both the Lime and Red, more power, spin prob about the same as the Red.

If comfort was my absolute priority I'd choose the K7 (it allowed me to rehab TE while still playing 2-3 times a week), otherwise I'd choose the 310.

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Nick777

Semi-Pro
Arrived today strung from TW yptp/velocity at 50 pounds, first impression is that should have gone higher tension but we ll see on the court. The racket weight strung(no overgrip, dampener etc) is 320 gr So I suppose the unstrung weight is around 305gr,the balance is about 31,8 and the Sw Looks healthy i suppose around 325,maybe later or tommorow i find some time to test it, have yours came with the Black protective bag of Prince or just nylon?
 
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