Prince Textreme Tour 100P (310g, 18x20)

However I have played with enough Prince and Yonex racquets to know that they two companies produce racquets that provide a different "feel" despite their similarities. It's totally subjective and comes down to a matter of preference. I have played with Yonex racquets and they are nice, well engineered racquets but I prefer the way the ball feels when it hits the Prince frames.
With regards to the feel of both these racquets.....which one would you say is closer to the Wilson (Blade/Pro Staff) feel?
 
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bought one on special even though I don't need it,
replaced the grip with a leather grip, plus an overgrip, plus vibration stopper.
had it strung with babolat vs touch in the mains and tecnifibre pro red code wax in the crosses at 55/53 and it has great feel, good power, plenty of spin, and is very arm friendly.
Wondering if you could tell me where you got one?

Only place in Oz I can find them is T.O in WA?
 
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Tennis Only in Hawthorn, Victoria.
199 with 25% off so got it for AU150
They do a demo program where you pay 25 and can take a few racquets to try.


Wondering if you could tell me where you got one?

Only place in Oz I can find them is T.O in WA?
 
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Tennis Only in Hawthorn, Victoria.
199 with 25% off so got it for AU150
They do a demo program where you pay 25 and can take a few racquets to try.


Wondering if you could tell me where you got one?

Only place in Oz I can find them is T.O in WA?
 
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Hey mate is this an old discount code or new one?
Sorry broski, they had a 25% off instore only special for the opening week of their new store, so I drove in for a look, then went into a racquetaholic relapse haze, and regained consciousness later on owning a 100p that I'll probably never use.
 

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Sorry broski, they had a 25% off instore only special for the opening week of their new store, so I drove in for a look, then went into a racquetaholic relapse haze, and regained consciousness later on owning a 100p that I'll probably never use.
Ahh cheers matey, I was curious if they'd have an opening sale, never had a chance to look at their bricks and mortar yet. Keep the 100p could be a classic in the making...
 
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Ahh cheers matey, I was curious if they'd have an opening sale, never had a chance to look at their bricks and mortar yet. Keep the 100p could be a classic in the making...
Been using it a fair bit, bought a 2nd one, they are a really good frame. Most arm friendly racquet I have found so far, and stable even without any added lead or weight, other than to replace the stock grip with a leather grip then overgrip. Serves well, volleys well, generates decent spin, hits great groundstrokes, is solid on returns, doesn't have any ugly offcentre spots that hurt your arm. Can't fault it other than the grip shape.

The prince grip shape is a PITA, I wish this racquet had head tk82 pallets on it, bevel 3 and 7 are too small/not wide enough, finding eastern grip in a rush is a pain, and my forehand is suffering, though with enough use I will hopefully adjust.

Can't fault this racquet other than this one gripe so far. Very happy with it.

strung with klip legend mains and tecnifibre pro red code wax at 55lbs and 53lbs.
 

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Been using it a fair bit, bought a 2nd one, they are a really good frame. Most arm friendly racquet I have found so far, and stable even without any added lead or weight, other than to replace the stock grip with a leather grip then overgrip. Serves well, volleys well, generates decent spin, hits great groundstrokes, is solid on returns, doesn't have any ugly offcentre spots that hurt your arm. Can't fault it other than the grip shape.

The prince grip shape is a PITA, I wish this racquet had head tk82 pallets on it, bevel 3 and 7 are too small/not wide enough, finding eastern grip in a rush is a pain, and my forehand is suffering, though with enough use I will hopefully adjust.

Can't fault this racquet other than this one gripe so far. Very happy with it.

strung with klip legend mains and tecnifibre pro red code wax at 55lbs and 53lbs.
Nice! yeah you could alter the grip, there are some custom places that could do it if you don;t want a DIY balsa job.
Nice string job,how many hours you getting out of it ?
 
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Nice! yeah you could alter the grip, there are some custom places that could do it if you don;t want a DIY balsa job.
Nice string job, how many hours you getting out of it ?
I never break strings anymore with that setup, I just end up getting them cut out when they loose too much tension and I am having to move the strings back into place, or when the ball really starts launching on me. Poly is false economy, and Klip is only $30 a set so $15 for a half set. Best string set up I've used, though some people might find it a little doughey I imagine if they are used to full poly.

I held it over my tec315 16x19 and the central string spacings are the same, so it is really like a 16x19 string pattern.

Problem with the balsa wood idea, although it is brilliant, is that I don't want the grip size changed at all, just the shape. I was thinking maybe my toolmaker mate could mill bevels 3 and 7 down in one of the CNC mills at his work, to make them the same width as tk82. I'll be back to the tec315 18x20 within a week or two anyway no doubt, or I'll rage and smash the princes, so it is all moot.
 
I never break strings anymore with that setup, I just end up getting them cut out when they loose too much tension and I am having to move the strings back into place, or when the ball really starts launching on me. Poly is false economy, and Klip is only $30 a set so $15 for a half set. Best string set up I've used, though some people might find it a little doughey I imagine if they are used to full poly.

I held it over my tec315 16x19 and the central string spacings are the same, so it is really like a 16x19 string pattern.

Problem with the balsa wood idea, although it is brilliant, is that I don't want the grip size changed at all, just the shape. I was thinking maybe my toolmaker mate could mill bevels 3 and 7 down in one of the CNC mills at his work, to make them the same width as tk82. I'll be back to the tec315 18x20 within a week or two anyway no doubt, or I'll rage and smash the princes, so it is all moot.
The grip size wouldn't need to be changed. You could mill the grip down to the correct geometry and then rebuild with balsa (or plastic) to the correct size. Seems like a lot of work. You must really dislike the grip.
 

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I never break strings anymore with that setup, I just end up getting them cut out when they loose too much tension and I am having to move the strings back into place, or when the ball really starts launching on me. Poly is false economy, and Klip is only $30 a set so $15 for a half set. Best string set up I've used, though some people might find it a little doughey I imagine if they are used to full poly.

I held it over my tec315 16x19 and the central string spacings are the same, so it is really like a 16x19 string pattern.

Problem with the balsa wood idea, although it is brilliant, is that I don't want the grip size changed at all, just the shape. I was thinking maybe my toolmaker mate could mill bevels 3 and 7 down in one of the CNC mills at his work, to make them the same width as tk82. I'll be back to the tec315 18x20 within a week or two anyway no doubt, or I'll rage and smash the princes, so it is all moot.
I was going to suggest you this thread but looks like photofucket is hiding images

https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/ind...-on-a-babolat-pure-drive-step-by-step.448242/
 
Im finding even with non poly strings this frame works better with low tension. With previous rackets (PK mainly) I would not be able to control below about 54lbs but i'm preferring around 50lbs with the 100P and currently enjoying OSGM at 47/45 although that string is a bit stiffer than many non polys and is 1.22. At higher tensions I have trouble generating serve power and experience some arm soreness.
 
currently enjoying OSGM at 47/45
OSGM?
I dislike full poly but at 45lbs the Cyclone 17 feels surprisingly good. Will try a few poly/synth hybrids next time and maybe a full set of Multifeel depending on how long they last....all at low tension. My only regret about this frame is that I didn't buy it much sooner!
 
OSGM?
I dislike full poly but at 45lbs the Cyclone 17 feels surprisingly good. Will try a few poly/synth hybrids next time and maybe a full set of Multifeel depending on how long they last....all at low tension. My only regret about this frame is that I didn't buy it much sooner!
Gosen OG Sheep Micro, my mistake.

Really liking Technifibre X-One Biphase 17 at 49/48
 
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Picked one up second hand and first impressions are good. Added one extreme soft over grip, 3g at 9 and 3g at 3. Strung with Beast Attack hybrid. Enough power, great control and decent spin from a very open 18x20. Racket rewards long fast strokes. Plays a little firmer than the RA suggests but still comfortable. Prince did a good job on the paint job - v nice.


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Taste differs, I think it's one of the ugliest paint jobs on the market right now.
 
What sort of frames do you like in terms of their cosmetics? Completely agree that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.


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Hmm, think the new Phantoms are better. Also liked the yellow Prince Tour lines and the new Prince Beasts. I just don't like the Slime-Green color.
 
Not everyone’s cup of tea I guess - agree about the Phantoms. The old banana paint job on the rebels was fun as well.


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What do you all find is a good string (or hybrid mix) and tension for this frame?
What string do you normally use? It takes all types ;)

Seriously though string with whatever you like. As far as tension goes the 100P is very low powered and the strings don’t move a lot so you might want to cut the tension back by about 5-10% over a more powerful racquet.
 
Hello ,

Hyper G 1,15mm around 45lbs is fine with this frame . Also Isospeed V18 1,12mm , Tourbite 1,10mm , or Volkl Cyclone 1,15mm , at the same tension . If you need more power , you can try Polyfibre TCS 1,15mm , Black Venom 1,15mm , or Volkl Cyclone Tour .
 
I have just sold all my babolat pure strike 2014 16 x19 98 after playing with them for a year. Absolute fantastic racket took my game from lingering in div 2 to 3 to div 1 at my club league. However i always since using this racket develops pain in my shoulders wrist and my elbow. I have always played with prince rackets before. So I have decided to try the prince textreme 100p which us a racket I had tried before but settled on the babolat. My biggest problem is now I can't hit a forehand. It mostly goes in the net or occasionally long. My forehand was my biggest weapon. However i intend to perservete5as my serve backhand and vollies have never been better and also being pain free is a wonderful feeling. Now the summer season starts in April. My question is how long should it take to get the forehand dialed in? I have had 2 doubles and 2 singles hit with this racket so far.

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I have just sold all my babolat pure strike 2014 16 x19 98 after playing with them for a year. Absolute fantastic racket took my game from lingering in div 2 to 3 to div 1 at my club league. However i always since using this racket develops pain in my shoulders wrist and my elbow. I have always played with prince rackets before. So I have decided to try the prince textreme 100p which us a racket I had tried before but settled on the babolat. My biggest problem is now I can't hit a forehand. It mostly goes in the net or occasionally long. My forehand was my biggest weapon. However i intend to perservete5as my serve backhand and vollies have never been better and also being pain free is a wonderful feeling. Now the summer season starts in April. My question is how long should it take to get the forehand dialed in? I have had 2 doubles and 2 singles hit with this racket so far.

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I’m also having a ton of difficulty with my groundstrokes but I am inclined to think I am playing bad and playing better competition than I am used to rather than blame the racquet. I’m going to get some lessons to get my strokes fixed before I consider blaming the frame any more. But I am having a heck of a time generating spin on my FH.
 
Please, can somebody help me to find the Grommets/Bumper Guard ?

Will the "Prince Phantom Pro 100P Grommet", selling here in Tennis-Warehouse, works with my Prince Textreme 100P ?

Thanks in advanced.
 
I wish Prince made the 100P in a 97 or 98 sq. in instead. Although the 100P is an 18x20 pattern, I find that it lacks control. Whereas, the TT95 has great control but lacks power. A happy medium between the TT95 and 100P in a 97-98 sq. in. with an 18x20 string pattern would have been perfect.
 
I wish Prince made the 100P in a 97 or 98 sq. in instead. Although the 100P is an 18x20 pattern, I find that it lacks control. Whereas, the TT95 has great control but lacks power. A happy medium between the TT95 and 100P in a 97-98 sq. in. with an 18x20 string pattern would have been perfect.
I concur wholeheartedly. A Phantom Pro 97P or 98P would be a best seller. The TT100P has too much power for me, the TT95 too low powered, the 93P is a challenge to use, while the PP100 and PP100P are not precision oriented enough.
 
I demoed both the Beast and the Phantom P last week. The Beast was a nice modern spin machine but I could tell after just a few minutes that I would get hurt with it.

The phantom at first felt plush and solid but as I warmed up I found it to be too flexible and under powered for me. It reminded me of my old More Precision than my old POG. Perhaps adding some weight would help but I’m not in the mood to go down that rabbit hole.

It was nice to realize that the racquet I own is the one I want. But I still would like a little bit more easy spin. I’m going to give the 100T a try and see how that works out.
 
I demoed both the Beast and the Phantom P last week. The Beast was a nice modern spin machine but I could tell after just a few minutes that I would get hurt with it.

The phantom at first felt plush and solid but as I warmed up I found it to be too flexible and under powered for me. It reminded me of my old More Precision than my old POG. Perhaps adding some weight would help but I’m not in the mood to go down that rabbit hole.

It was nice to realize that the racquet I own is the one I want. But I still would like a little bit more easy spin. I’m going to give the 100T a try and see how that works out.
IMO the Prince TT100P is one of the best racquets out there, for me the frame has a perfect combination of comfort, power and precition. Spin is mainly pruduced by technique, and I think you can get plenty with a 18x20 string pattern.

You can fiddle with strings, I just strung one of my frames with Vokl V-Torgue Tour 19 and going to hit in a few hours. Not a big fan of poly, but looking to find one that does nor hurt my arm.

Cheers, Toby
 
IMO the Prince TT100P is one of the best racquets out there, for me the frame has a perfect combination of comfort, power and precition. Spin is mainly pruduced by technique, and I think you can get plenty with a 18x20 string pattern.

You can fiddle with strings, I just strung one of my frames with Vokl V-Torgue Tour 19 and going to hit in a few hours. Not a big fan of poly, but looking to find one that does nor hurt my arm.

Cheers, Toby
I concur after trying to many frames including pro stocks. The TT100P is highly underrated, and I enjoy it every time I hit with it. Subjective of course. :)
 
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Strangely enough, I was trying to convince myself to buy another racquet last night.... reading threads on the Pure Strike 16x19, maybe a V Core Pro 97, and found a lot of mixed opinions. It seems only Angell has universal love, so I have to assume these guys belong to a sect. Then I read through this thread again and decided to take out the TT100P for this morning's match. I added some lead (4gm total at 6 & 9) and I always play with leather grips. WOW. Didn't find any shortcomings.

I've been an advocate of reducing weight and playing with lighter, stiffer sticks while maintaining high RHS, but after shoulder and elbow becoming more sensitive, I've been using more flexible sticks, no pain but missing a little free power.

The TT 100P is just about as close as I can get to my ideal hit.
 
Gentlemen, got my hands on a gently used TT100P. Played stock, liked it but had to bring to my specs. You will be amazed what a leather grip and 2 grams at 12 can do to this beauty. Really loved it for fast indoor courts where I am hitting these days.

 
TT 100P is a great racquet when paired with poly. I only play with full multi, so it's a challenge to use. The closest thing I could find to string it up with was Head FXP Tour which is a multi-poly. Instead of a single extrusion, it's many thin poly fibers wound together like a typical multi.
 
TT 100P is a great racquet when paired with poly. I only play with full multi, so it's a challenge to use. The closest thing I could find to string it up with was Head FXP Tour which is a multi-poly. Instead of a single extrusion, it's many thin poly fibers wound together like a typical multi.
Got a few sets of FXP and FXP Tour I will try it out. I am not a big fan of Poly, tried Vokl V-Torgue Tour 19 today and it was kind of OK. BUT also tried Technifibre HDX Tour today, and WOW that is an amazing string and a very good combo with the TT100P. Did you try the HDX Tour and how does it compare with the FXP Tour or FXP

I think I could go all in with the HDX Tour and this is just after 2 hours hitting.

Cheers, Toby
 

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Gentlemen, got my hands on a gently used TT100P. Played stock, liked it but had to bring to my specs. You will be amazed what a leather grip and 2 grams at 12 can do to this beauty. Really loved it for fast indoor courts where I am hitting these days.

its a fantastic racquet @haqq777. If it didn't cause me wrist discomfort, I don't believe I would be with Angell today. I played some of my best tennis for the few months that I used the 100P. Every time I see one one sale I think about giving it another shot. I found the directional control, especially on the FH was one of best I've played. Enjoy
 
its a fantastic racquet @haqq777. If it didn't cause me wrist discomfort, I don't believe I would be with Angell today. I played some of my best tennis for the few months that I used the 100P. Every time I see one one sale I think about giving it another shot. I found the directional control, especially on the FH was one of best I've played. Enjoy
I also got wrist problems when I started playing the TT100P, but it turned out that it was only tempoary. It suddenly disapared out of the blue, not even sure it was the frame or the strings that was the problem. Very happy that I stayed on board.

Perhaps you should give the TT100P a second chance.
 

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I also got wrist problems when I started playing the TT100P, but it turned out that it was only tempoary. It suddenly disapared out of the blue, not even sure it was the frame or the strings that was the problem. Very happy that I stayed on board.

Perhaps you should give the TT100P a second chance.
I found one for sale on the board and reached out to the TT member seller right after I commented, :). He just sold it this morning. I really do need to try it again. Its interesting because I had a demo for way longer than one should have a demo. I finally ordered a brand new one and it was the brand new one that caused wrist discomfort. The demo was fine. I used the same strings. They were full bed multi's which I don't use. I tried a poly hybrid and it was harsh. I need to try it again.
 
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