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

I'm wondering if both your wrist problems could be the full poly and the 18x20 pattern. I just put aside my DR100s for the TT100P and find it SUPER comfortable.

But I have nat. gut/Cream hybrid the one I've been using. My 2nd has full Hyper G 18ga @50, but I didn't have a chance to try it since going back to these sticks.

I also have Silvertstring, but I think I will stick to hybrids for a while.
 
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.
I play with full multi. Right now Kirschbaum touch which I really like. I also liked X one biphase. I find groundstrokes to be challenging but I am starting to find my strokes again. The flip side is that serving and volleying are just so good with the 100P.

I’m considering a hybrid with multi mains such as kirschbaum touch with a smooth round poly in the crosses like head hawk.

But last time I tried a hybrid string bed I felt like it was the worst of both worlds. However I may have just strung it too tight.
 
Anyone customize their 100P to match the TT95 specs (weight, SW, balance, etc)?
If so, what modifications did you make?
The TT100P is one of the few racquets I've loved stock. I tried adding a little weight under the butt cap because it was a tad less headlight than I normally like, but I ended up taking it back out. I'm not sure why I ever strayed away from that racquet, but it's always in my bag. I may have to revisit it soon, and that white version may be just the temptation I needed! lol
 
The TT100P is one of the few racquets I've loved stock. I tried adding a little weight under the butt cap because it was a tad less headlight than I normally like, but I ended up taking it back out. I'm not sure why I ever strayed away from that racquet, but it's always in my bag. I may have to revisit it soon, and that white version may be just the temptation I needed! lol
I think I was reading on here somewhere where a guy gave some to his players to try out and they all agreed that whenever they added weight to the 100P it felt sluggish. Totally my experience too.

This racquet seems to be designed exactly as it should be. There’s a reason Lucas Pouille uses an off the shelf frame.
 
Is anyone uses yptp at the 100p?Any tension sugestions?
Just picked up a 100p and put in 2-3 hours, with Yonex PTP 120 at 52 lbs, it felt great. Strung on a constant pull machine, so it might be ~55 on a lockout. It felt soft enough and had some pop if I'm hitting right, centering the ball etc. Near the end of the session I was tiring and saw some depth fading from my groundstrokes, that's probably just me though. The racket is lighter and smaller than I'm used to, so it's bit more demanding effort/concentration wise.

Interested to hear what other tensions folks are using with PTP. I like 52 for now.
 
Just picked up a 100p and put in 2-3 hours, with Yonex PTP 120 at 52 lbs, it felt great. Strung on a constant pull machine, so it might be ~55 on a lockout. It felt soft enough and had some pop if I'm hitting right, centering the ball etc. Near the end of the session I was tiring and saw some depth fading from my groundstrokes, that's probably just me though. The racket is lighter and smaller than I'm used to, so it's bit more demanding effort/concentration wise.

Interested to hear what other tensions folks are using with PTP. I like 52 for now.
During the weekend i also played the 100p string with yptp 1.20 but at 50 lbs, it was good didnt feel i needed more tension but next time i Will string the 1.25 gauge
 
I had my first hit with this racket tonight. It has pretty stable string bed, very good control-wise. Did not feel stiff even though much crisper than my usual Tour 100 16X18 and Tour 100T ( both have some weight in the hoop). Even though the power seemed OK, I felt a little lack of swingweight and plow through. I was tired and aching all over though even before I started playing, so it wasn't a great session anyway to make a judgement.
 
I had my first hit with this racket tonight. It has pretty stable string bed, very good control-wise. Did not feel stiff even though much crisper than my usual Tour 100 16X18 and Tour 100T ( both have some weight in the hoop). Even though the power seemed OK, I felt a little lack of swingweight and plow through. I was tired and aching all over though even before I started playing, so it wasn't a great session anyway to make a judgement.
What string and tension are you playing?
 
Volkl cyclone tour 18g mains at 45lb
Kirschbaum pro line evolution 17g crosses at 42lb
I think that setup is powerful enough thats low tension and ct has a lot of pop found sw and plow of the100p good compare to the tour 100 16x18 and dr 98, maybe you need some time to find your strokes with this racket
 
How does this racket compared to the Yonex Ezone DR 98? (or other rackets)
Friend of mine would like to by the ezone dr98 but it's not available anymore. Only the DR 98+ or new Ezone 98.
 
Just bought two on Sale. Coming from the old Exo3 Tour 100 in 16x18.
I’ve demoed some 98 sticks, Blade CV, Yonex Vcore and didn’t find the right blend of control/feel/power/comfort.

Ordered the TT100P with VS GUT x RPM (could not order custom hybrid so had to be this one) and will keep the EXO3s with poly for clay.

Haven’t demoed the TT100P but expecting to find just the right upgrade and fast transition / adaptation.
 
I'm considering the 290g version and customizing it up to the 310g specs, the 310 specs are in my wheelhouse but near the upper end. I like the idea of being able to bring it down if needed.
Question I have is would it really be the same?? Same feel? The Prince power level on the 310 is 825 and 850 on the 290. If I customize it to be exactly the same as much as possible what happens to the difference in power level? Thanks
 
I can't demo racquets in my country. Please help me choose between:
1. Prince TT 100p (2015)..isn't this 305g unstrung and not 310g as listed in this thread ? (http://www.princetennis.com/tour-100p/)
2. Prince TT 100p (2019)..the stiffer model
3. Newly launched Wilson Clash (not tour version). Looks attractive but turned off by user reviews saying it's erratic.
I gave the Phantom pro a pass as it seemed under powered.
I play mostly flat with slight topspin and am a baseliner. Looking for a racquet with good feel and control , which is also maneuverable and flexible. I just sold my nearly new Babolat Pure Drive as it was getting hard to control and giving me arm aches. I string with Signum pro poly plasma 1.23 at around 54 lbs.
 
I can't demo racquets in my country. Please help me choose between:
1. Prince TT 100p (2015)..isn't this 305g unstrung and not 310g as listed in this thread ? (http://www.princetennis.com/tour-100p/)
2. Prince TT 100p (2019)..the stiffer model
3. Newly launched Wilson Clash (not tour version). Looks attractive but turned off by user reviews saying it's erratic.
I gave the Phantom pro a pass as it seemed under powered.
I play mostly flat with slight topspin and am a baseliner. Looking for a racquet with good feel and control , which is also maneuverable and flexible. I just sold my nearly new Babolat Pure Drive as it was getting hard to control and giving me arm aches. I string with Signum pro poly plasma 1.23 at around 54 lbs.
TT100P (2015) is 305g / 315mm unstrung

https://www.tenniswarehouse-europe.com/Prince_Textreme_Tour_100P_Racket/descpageRCPRINCEH-T1HP.html

It is an absolut great racquet, with a kind of open 18x20 stringbed, Great for flat hitting.

It kind of lacks a little bit in stability, so I just purchased an Angell TC100 to see if that will fit the bill - but I cant say much bad about the TT100P

I did not try the 2019 versions.
 

tata

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Here's a surprise for the aussies. They've brought over the 5/8 grip over to tennis only for this frame. Neither the 95 or 310 or 290 has it in that size.
 
I can't demo racquets in my country. Please help me choose between:
1. Prince TT 100p (2015)..isn't this 305g unstrung and not 310g as listed in this thread ? (http://www.princetennis.com/tour-100p/)
2. Prince TT 100p (2019)..the stiffer model
3. Newly launched Wilson Clash (not tour version). Looks attractive but turned off by user reviews saying it's erratic.
I gave the Phantom pro a pass as it seemed under powered.
I play mostly flat with slight topspin and am a baseliner. Looking for a racquet with good feel and control , which is also maneuverable and flexible. I just sold my nearly new Babolat Pure Drive as it was getting hard to control and giving me arm aches. I string with Signum pro poly plasma 1.23 at around 54 lbs.
The TT100P will give you exactly what you're after. Best arm friendly racquet I've tried. Try to find a deal on the 2015 version. I don't think you'll find it under powered. TW changed their spec from Low-Medium power to Low recently which has me scratching my head.
 

tata

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As tiffani in the review mentioned. There are more similarities than differences. She's been using the 2015 version since release. That's a really long time!
My guess is the stiffer layup in the new version will provide a bit more pop and solid feel. Not that the old version felt low on power when you need to put away a ball. I did demo the old version and found my balls weren't making it over when on defense chasing balls. But that's typical of 18x20 patterns when you don't connect center. Not sure if a firmer layup now will help to that cause. I recall the old version to be quite soft. Can feel the dwell or the ball sinking in the strings. If you're not a fan of that feeling then the new version should be your cup of tea.
Personally I don't think the firmer layup will cause power to be the make or break between the 2. The difference can easily be tuned with string and tension. I'd say the main difference is the feel.
 
Toby14, Tata and Stretchy Man,

Thanks for your replies.
1. In terms of feel which is better...the old one or the 2019 one? I know it's subjective but still trying to understand. Also the swing weight is higher on the new one. The old model has lots of user feedback on TW which is missing for the 2019 model. Perhaps it's not as popular (yet)?
2. How about the 290g versions... I dont plan to add weight or make any modifications. There's again the old model and the new 100T variant.
3. Underpowered .. I mainly meant the phantom pro based on reviews read.
 

tata

Hall of Fame
Swingweight on the specs on TW site is an average of a batch. To see if the new one is meant to swing heavier I'd check the unstrung swingweight listed on the frame/prince site. You might find the advertised unstrung swingweight of the 2 to be identical. This means the higher swingweight of the new one on TW site is a result of variance in the batch they sampled.

The original version was a big hit so there are many reviews. I'd say a lot of those users may have settled in nicely with it and may not be willing to switch to the new one. After all, the main difference is a firmer lay up and twaron. Not many of us will give up the tried and true and pay dollars for the same frame but slightly firmer. It is still early days so not many people would have got their hands on it. But I'd say more likely people were sold on the old version.

The 290 is the update to the 100T. I also demoed the original version (twice) and due to variances in swingweight/balance I had very different results. First time demo it was swinging way too light for my taste. The second time demo from another shop swung much more substantial and felt very stable and decent power. Great all round frame even at stock specs. Personally for me, I'd buy the older version. Though the new green cosmetic looks much better than the orange, I won't be paying top price for the same frame but with added twaron in it. The difference in stiffness isn't a deal breaker for me. Neither the change in stiffness or added twaron is going to make me play better. In australia the 290 is going for $300 while the old one has a deal to to buy 2 for $300. Needless to say I'd rather bag 2 frames for the price of 1.

The 290/100T is a great platform frame. Customising and modifying can get quite detailed but it doesn't have to be complicated and messy. These frames are pick up and play for me. If you're not up against 4.0 and up players, these frames will do you fine.
 
Swingweight on the specs on TW site is an average of a batch. To see if the new one is meant to swing heavier I'd check the unstrung swingweight listed on the frame/prince site. You might find the advertised unstrung swingweight of the 2 to be identical. This means the higher swingweight of the new one on TW site is a result of variance in the batch they sampled.

The original version was a big hit so there are many reviews. I'd say a lot of those users may have settled in nicely with it and may not be willing to switch to the new one. After all, the main difference is a firmer lay up and twaron. Not many of us will give up the tried and true and pay dollars for the same frame but slightly firmer. It is still early days so not many people would have got their hands on it. But I'd say more likely people were sold on the old version.

The 290 is the update to the 100T. I also demoed the original version (twice) and due to variances in swingweight/balance I had very different results. First time demo it was swinging way too light for my taste. The second time demo from another shop swung much more substantial and felt very stable and decent power. Great all round frame even at stock specs. Personally for me, I'd buy the older version. Though the new green cosmetic looks much better than the orange, I won't be paying top price for the same frame but with added twaron in it. The difference in stiffness isn't a deal breaker for me. Neither the change in stiffness or added twaron is going to make me play better. In australia the 290 is going for $300 while the old one has a deal to to buy 2 for $300. Needless to say I'd rather bag 2 frames for the price of 1.

The 290/100T is a great platform frame. Customising and modifying can get quite detailed but it doesn't have to be complicated and messy. These frames are pick up and play for me. If you're not up against 4.0 and up players, these frames will do you fine.
I think makes sense to save some money and go for the older TT 100P since it's also widely acknowledged. I won't be into customizing frames so better to give the lighter one a pass.
other comparisons to maybe consider:
1. Prince phantom pro 100 and 100p...
2. Wilson ultra tour 100
But both these are said to be very under powered!
 
I think makes sense to save some money and go for the older TT 100P since it's also widely acknowledged. I won't be into customizing frames so better to give the lighter one a pass.
other comparisons to maybe consider:
1. Prince phantom pro 100 and 100p...
2. Wilson ultra tour 100
But both these are said to be very under powered!
I played most of the Phantom line and can confirm that they are underpowered compared to TT100P - did not try the Ultra Tour.

TT100P is a great frame (I have 5), I think you can rely on the reviews on TW site - but you could also have a look at TT95 that is also a great frame.

I play the TT100P in stock form, tried to lead them up but always go back to stock.

Here is a great review:

 
I think makes sense to save some money and go for the older TT 100P since it's also widely acknowledged. I won't be into customizing frames so better to give the lighter one a pass.
other comparisons to maybe consider:
1. Prince phantom pro 100 and 100p...
2. Wilson ultra tour 100
But both these are said to be very under powered!
There’s an Ultra Tour which is a 97 but there is no Ultra Tour 100.
 
I played most of the Phantom line and can confirm that they are underpowered compared to TT100P - did not try the Ultra Tour.

TT100P is a great frame (I have 5), I think you can rely on the reviews on TW site - but you could also have a look at TT95 that is also a great frame.

I play the TT100P in stock form, tried to lead them up but always go back to stock.

Here is a great review:

This is a French tennis teacher, he makes great vids (I’m French) !! Love the guy
 
There’s an Ultra Tour which is a 97 but there is no Ultra Tour 100.
Oh yes my bad. How does the wilson ultra tour compare to TT 100p? Wondering which one to get. The ultra tour doesn't seem to have the same fan following as TT 100p.

About the unstrung weight of TT 100p there seems to be confusion with prince site listing it as 305g while TW lists strung weight at 326g implying unstrung wt of 310g!
 
Oh yes my bad. How does the wilson ultra tour compare to TT 100p? Wondering which one to get. The ultra tour doesn't seem to have the same fan following as TT 100p.

About the unstrung weight of TT 100p there seems to be confusion with prince site listing it as 305g while TW lists strung weight at 326g implying unstrung wt of 310g!
I actually play with the Ultra Tour leaded up to around 11.8oz. I tried my friend’s tt100p and didn’t gel with it. Hits too spinny of a ball and not enough penetration. Tried adding some lead at 12 and that helped but for an 18x20 pattern, the prince is really open still so control isn’t nearly as good as the modded Ultra Tour. The Ultra hits a tightly spun ball that jumps up and kicks forward whereas the TT100P spin just kind of sits up. The feel of the UT is amazing, too. Very buttery and smooth flex and response. For me, the UT does everything better than the TT100p.
 
Ok for the person who recently revived this thread a few days ago, I would say the 2015 100p is the best way to go, particularly if you don't want to do anything to it.

The newest 100p is stiffer and too string and tension sensitive for my liking.
 
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I played most of the Phantom line and can confirm that they are underpowered compared to TT100P - did not try the Ultra Tour.

TT100P is a great frame (I have 5), I think you can rely on the reviews on TW site - but you could also have a look at TT95 that is also a great frame.

I play the TT100P in stock form, tried to lead them up but always go back to stock.

Here is a great review:

Love this guy. Smacks the crap out of the ball too. He had another great review as well of the Technifibre racquet. I think it was the TFlash.
 
Ok for the person who recently revived this thread a few days ago, I would say the 2015 100p is the best way to go. It is 310 grams un string (The newest version is 305 but stiffer) particularly if you don't want to do anything to it.

The newest 100p is too string and tension sensitive for my liking.

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TT100P 2015 version is 305g unstrung vith a balance of 315mm - where did you get the 310g spec from ?

https://www.tenniswarehouse-europe.com/Prince_Textreme_Tour_100P_Racket/descpageRCPRINCEH-T1HP.html
 
Here's a surprise for the aussies. They've brought over the 5/8 grip over to tennis only for this frame. Neither the 95 or 310 or 290 has it in that size.
Just noticed that when checking it out. Maybe they think since no one makes 5/8 racquets they can corner that market?!

I take these stats with a grain of salt but i noticed on TWU the old 100p and the new have pretty much identical power levels, and im stoked they have stiffened it a fair bit. Also noticed they stiffened the tour 95, and its twistweight has been incresed a fair bit, and the power level has jumped a lot from the old one. Will have to demo both and see me thinks.
 
Ok for the person who recently revived this thread a few days ago, I would say the 2015 100p is the best way to go, particularly if you don't want to do anything to it.

The newest 100p is stiffer and too string and tension sensitive for my liking.
The 305g 100p (2015) it is then!

About reviving the thread, I've been playing tennis for 30+ years but during the past decade or even more, I've hardly seen many pros using Prince racquets. Maybe it is due to the absence of marketing dollars. Even in the tennis academies, Babolat seems to have caught everyone's fancy the most followed by Wilson & Head. So I was totally ignoring Prince, till recently when I did some research on racquets with great feel & comfort (as opposed to, Pure Drive!). That's when I saw how very popular and well respected some of these Prince racquets were! But I've also heard that Prince hasnt been doing much R&D of late & is just using standard moulds & materials as compared to competitors. Is that really true, or does it even matter, as long as the racquets are great to play with!?
 
I may try the 2015 TT100P. I've been playing with the Phantom Pro 100P for close to a year, and I love the comfort, the old-school feel, etc. However, I'm coming to terms with the fact that I'm an average player (middling 3.5) who is still trying to nail down technique, footwork, consistency, etc. The PP100P seems to shine for people with really full strokes and great timing but, for me, I continue to struggle with things like the serve and defensive stabs at the ball when I'm pulled out wide.

The consensus seems to be that the TT100P retains comfort but offers more free power, forgiveness, and a bit more of a modern feel than the PP100P. For those who have played both, would you agree with that?
 
I've got 2 of the TT100P Ltd Edition (white) being shipped my way.
I love hitting/trying new frames. I'm really stoked to try this one.

I'm thinking about trying Kirsh ProLine II and MSV Hex Soft for my first setup (50#).
Thoughts??
 
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