Prince Textreme Tour 100T VS Prince Tour 100T Racket

joekapa

Legend
Hi guys.

Have been wondering if anybody has tried either the Prince Textreme Tour 100T, or the Prince Tour 100T. I am looking to purchase either of these sticks, but don't have the luxury of testing either of them.

I currently use a "Prince EXO3 Black Team" (I know, it's old), and have been very happy with the control, power, and arm friendliness part of this raquet.

I also have a "Volkl Organix V1 Midplus", which I rarely use. I somehow never gelled with this racket. Maybe the stringing has something to do with it. Doesn't have enough power. Any ideas on how to fix this ?

All replies would be much appreciated.

 

Slash007

New User
Why do you want to change racquets ? It will really drop the level of your game on the short run and it must be something you are sure will help you in the long run.
The tour 100t is very different from your racquet it will fell heavy and low powered because because of the low flex ( it is a good and very arm friendly racquet just very very different)
The txt tour fix some instability issues it will feel closer to yours as it is a bit more powerful but it is still not close to yours ( it is a bit less arm friendly than the 100T)
If you really like the black and want more of the same they renamed the line to warrior ( it was the o3 white which is still on sale), the warrior line have several sticks that you can try to find something close to the black team specs. Them again, what you need from your new racquet ? More weight against heavy hitters? Less Power(more control oriented)? More arm friendliness ? Just a new frame because yours is too old and ragged?
 

JohnBPittsburgh

Hall of Fame
I think the O3 white was a good suggestion, I loved mine, and it is a little heavier than your Prince Black Team, but similar in specs. If you don't like the strings that come in it, there is a plethora of strings to try;) It was my first "real" tennis racquet, and I still love it 30 frames later (I have 2 still, which I play with on occasion) Plus it is a frame that you can grow with IMO. It comes pre strung, pretty tight, with Prince Synthetic gut (at least mine did) and I played for 6 months and loved it. I restrung one of them a little lower with a better string (for me) and it feels and plays much better IMO.
Have you restrung your Prince Black Team? Are you definitely moving on to the next one (I don't know the availability of replacement grommets, bumper guard, and strings where you are). I only ask because, I like to do "racquet remixes" and replace grommets, bumper guard, strings, and grip, and because I take care of my frames, they look brand new again :) (I was highly criticized for doing it in another thread, but it makes sense to me) It rekindles the love of an old frame (similar to hooking up with an old girlfriend, but if it wasn't the right girl, or racquet, the same problems arise that were there before, it just looks better ;) Hope my experiences and ramblings help you in your decision!
 

joekapa

Legend
Can you provide me with links to the Prince Warrior White. I cannot seem to find it on Tennis Warehouse Europe site.

There is nothing wrong with the Black Team I have. I simply want another stick, for the fun of it. I string it with Luxilon Alu Power, at the recommended tension. Same with the Volkl I have.
 

JohnBPittsburgh

Hall of Fame
It's called Prince O3 White, and there is a different racquet called Prince Warrior, which has several versions. Prince Warrior Pro, Prince Exo3 Warrior, Prince Warrior Pro ESP, and so on. I just looked, and TW Europe doesn't have the O3 White :( It is $120 in TW America (or whatever it is called, normal TW) I didn't look through the used racquets though and sometimes they pop up. They do have several different warriors though, I would check the specs and either demo, or flip a coin :) I think you will find, tennis is enjoyable no matter what stick you have. As long as it isn't doing damage to your arm, which most Prince frames are arm friendly. You could also check the bay, as there is almost always an O3 White there. I know the feeling well, of wanting a new stick, for the fun of trying something new out ;) I know it all too well...and I have to say, it has been fun trying all sorts of different racquets. It makes going to work, worth it, IMO
 
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