Prince Textreme Tour 95 or 100P

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Hi,

based on USTA site I should be around 5.5NTRP (als teacher for +/-15y)
(31years old)

There's a good deal on both those rackets but I can't test...
I have some experience with older prince models and really liked them.

Someone with experience on this sticks who could give me more info?

My playstyle:

baseliner
heavy topspin FH. Try to dictate with this.
one-handed backhand (weaker)
pretty hard serves
decent volleys

I tend to go for the 100P because of the more power.
Side-question: big difference in power?


thx in advance!

grtz
 

sma1001

Hall of Fame
At 5.5 you could handle both of these easily. However, as between the two the 95 is, for me, more a racquet for the all-court player who seeks to close down the net wherever possible. It's more of a classic racquet than a modern baseline basher. The 100P is closer to being that, albeit with more of a control orientation, and lower stiffness, than the tweener class.

Hope this helps. I have steered away from offering other alternatives. However, the group might be informed by knowing what you have played with to date, and what you did and did not like.
 
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When I was younger I played with the wilson 6.2 hammer series.
After that I played with a Dunlop Aerogel 4hundred. I liked the feeling but wanted more control and weight.
Then I switched to a wilson pro staff six.one 95 and again i really like the feeling and manoeuvrability,, but I do need more power in my racket and perhaps also a little more weight again..

grtz
 

CopolyX

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if you can get a good deal on both, buy both...see what works for you and sell the other here.....never know until you try...I been surprised many times by frames that I did not think I would jell with..
 
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TennisCJC

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Neither the tex 95 or 100P will be like a Wilson 6.1 95. The Wilson 6.1 has decently high swing weight and a lot of inherit power in stock form. Both the T95 and the T100P will have less power than a W6.1 in stock form. You will have to tweak with a little lead tape to get comparable power from T95 or T100P. I don't own either prince but have demo-ed both. Both are good rackets. I would add lead tape to the head of T95 or T100P if I bought either and counter with handle weight to get a balance I liked which is usually around 6 to 7 HL.

T95: think of outstanding control and possibly going to fairly low tensions to add a little power. I could see this working well with a gut/poly or multi/poly hybrid in the 40-50 lbs tension range.

T100P: think of very good control for 100" head due to flex and 18x20 string pattern but control not quite as good as T95. I could see this working well in the 45-55 lbs range and even going to 17G poly or hybrids.

I'm old guy so I personally would probably go with the T100P due to the larger head size. I would add lead to the head, counter with handle weight and use 16G gut or multi mains with a 16L smooth poly cross.
 
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TennisCJC

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If I were buying blind (no demo), I suggest T100P as range of players is probably a little bigger and it is a good all around racket.
 

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Okay I guess I will think it over.. any other recommendations?


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Just got phonecall from vendor. Could buy some Prince Tour 95 (yellow ones) for rediculous price. Worth it or go for the textremes? Grtz


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smalahove

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The Tour/Rebel 95 is a great racket, but very different from the Textreme Tour 95.

If you like the control aspect of 18x20 pattern in a smaller frame, combined with the plushness of a sub-60 RA and EXO3 ports, and have a penchant for Prestige-like frames, well, then I'd say go for the Tour 95. If otoh, you want a more open spin pattern, still with excellent control, a modern crisp+plush hybrid feel (albeit with little free power) and excellent manoeuvrability, go for the TT95.
 

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TT95 is tempting but I will think it over.. any other 12oz+ frames that would suit my playing style?


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reds17

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Funny, I've just purchased both of these racquets, first the 100p which I have been playing with. The TT95 came from TW and is still unstrung, but plan on getting it out on the court within the next week. You probably can't go wrong with either, the 100p probably packs a little more power, and maybe a little less control. All depends on your preference.
 

RedBeard

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I own both TT95 and 100P. If your heavy topspin comes from a fast & steep vertical swing path, you'll probably frame a bunch of balls with the tt95 until you get it dialed in. The 100P is better suited for that kind of stroke, but it's not as stable as the 95 without added weight. And even with added weight doesn't feel as stable to me. But the 100P has noticeably more power than the 95, especially on serves.

My Experience with both over almost a year of use playing mostly with 4.0 and 4.5 players:

Serves 95<100P
Forehand 95>100P
Topspin Backhand 95=100P
Slice Backhand 95<100P
Volleys 95>100P
Stability 95>100P
Comfort 95>100P
Returns 95>100P
 

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Thx for feedback. Really helpfull! Could you guys think of a heavier players frame for topspin-player? Grtz


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RedBeard

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Thx for feedback. Really helpfull! Could you guys think of a heavier players frame for topspin-player? Grtz
I would consider TennisHound's suggestion of a lightened RF or try the Pro Staff 97, maybe with a little lead. Honestly, they sound like a better fit for your game. Not as comfortable as the Princes, but great sticks that you should be able to hit a really heavy ball with.
 

smalahove

Hall of Fame
If your game is really topspin oriented: PAT. Fantastic from both wings, esp. on OHBH.

My fav allrounder, baseline-oriented, do-it-all: SV98. Didn't like the AI/DR 98/100, nor the PA or PD. Love the SV98.

I'm a huge Prince fan, since my youth. Hate to say it, but imo, these two frames are better than Prince's offerings, even though I really like the textreme tech & feel. If only the TT95 had more power ...
 
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