Prince Tour 95 and Tour 100 availability

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@Ronaldo
Yes, during the same era as Wilson with their braided Kevlar Pro Staff.
Strong with vibration damping properties when used in a graphite matrix
Twaron is a para-aramid. It is a heat-resistant and strong synthetic fibre developed in the early 1970s by the Dutch company AKZO, division ENKA, later Akzo Industrial Fibers.
Kevlar and Technora were both used by Wilson. Kevlar was developed at DuPont in 1965, this high-strength material was first commercially used in the early 1970s as a replacement for steel in racing tires. Typically it is spun into ropes or fabric sheets that can be used as such or as an ingredient in composite material components.
 
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I have both the American & Japanese O3 Beast 103; both have Tarwon. The ball feels different than the O3 Premier 105, I used with identical strings [ Yellow Jacket 1.25 mm ] To me the T&T damps a little of the vibration in a pleasant way.
Just my 7 cents.
 

Ronaldo

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I have both the American & Japanese O3 Beast 103; both have Tarwon. The ball feels different than the O3 Premier 105, I used with identical strings [ Yellow Jacket 1.25 mm ] To me the T&T damps a little of the vibration in a pleasant way.
Just my 7 cents.
Premier 105 is stiff IMHO. Are the Beast 103 stiff?
 
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@Ronaldo

Typical Prince 67-68 RDC, when the Power Level is 1100 +
So, yes they are stiff. I find that the ports increase comfort for me.
I tried the Warrior 107 & Prince 100 T, found both to be too stiff
When I want a soft feel I pull out my Phantom 100 or Premier 110
 
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Ronaldo

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@Ronaldo

Typical Prince 67-68 RDC, when the Power Level is 1100 +
So, yes they are stiff. I find that the ports increase comfort for me.
I tried the Warrior 107 & Prince 100 T, found both to be too stiff
When I want a soft feel I pull out my Phantom 100.
Understand, too stiff and powerful. Stuck with the more flexible Prince racquets
 

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Hello TW, can you tell us anything?
@Slapper,

Unfortunately, we don't have anything new to report and still aren't 100% sure of the US launch dates! We are hoping they will launch either in December or January. They might have slightly different cosmetics to the Japanese versions linked above.

But, here is what we are expecting:

Prince Textreme 2 Tour 100 (290g)
Prince Textreme 2 Tour 100 (310g)
Prince Textreme 2 Tour 100L (260g)
Prince Textreme 2 Tour 100P
Prince Textreme 2 Tour 95

But we are excited to start hitting with them and let you know how they are playing!

Hope that helps!

Michelle, TW
 
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The names are confusing. I got a 18x20 "Tour 95" last year and now that has been discontinued.

Wish Prince would either make more or put out a replacement racquet.

The Textreme Tour 95 specs are not nearly the same.
 
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What I'm really keen to know is if the new Tour 100 racquets are the same - or a similar - oblong mold as the Tour 100p, or are they rounder and/or have a higher bridge like the previous Tours? (I've even tried measuring the images and then extrapolating the measurements to 27" to get a relative idea lol!) I'd guesstimate they have a higher bridge than the 100p but still below the 95, but if someone could eventually lay the racquets on top of each other and fill us in with the results that would be awesome.
 
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When will the new Prince Tour 95 and Tour 100 rackets (with Textreme + Twaron) be available?

Thank you
Tennis warehouse just posted pics from their review of the new Twaron Tours. The 95 is a 16x19, with an RA of 64. The 100 will come in 2 string patterns, but No word yet on its stiffness. They say they are a little firmer and with a tad more power.




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@hurworld,
This new Textreme Tour 95 is a bit more firm, and has a bit more plow than the previous version. That said, it is not quite as solid, or responsive as the Phantom Pro 93P. The 93P has more flex, feel, and more precision from the 18x20 pattern. This new Textreme Tour 95 has a bit more pop, and easier access to spin from the more open pattern. This Textreme Tour 95 swings a bit faster, and the Phantom 93P comes through a bit heftier. We would correlate the thicker beam on the Tour 95 to having a slightly more modern feel, whereas the thin beam on the 93P has a more classic feel.
Troy, TW
 
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How does the new 100P with O ports and a 16x19 compare to the current 100P with an open 18x20? Has the addition of Twaron added additional dampening? The 90's rad tours had twaron and I still maintain that was Heads best feeling line up.
Thanks
 
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Thanks Troy @TWstaff! I have the 93P and absolutely loving it. I realise at this stage of my tennis life I’m all about the feel than anything else. Sounds like 93P still has the edge in that category.

Having said that, would love to demo the Tour 95 when it comes out.


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Hi TW!

Thanks for the info so far on the upcoming 95. I have the 2015 Tour 95, and was wondering how different (bad/good/otherwise) the new one feels? The Japanese has it listed as 310g average weight (the old version was 320g) - is this true? I love mine now but if the new one has better spin, feel etc, I would definitely love to use something current.

Maybe a better paint job that doesn't come off when someone sneezes? lol

Thanks for any info!
 
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Tennis warehouse just posted pics from their review of the new Twaron Tours. The 95 is a 16x19, with an RA of 64. The 100 will come in 2 string patterns, but No word yet on its stiffness. They say they are a little firmer and with a tad more power.



Thanks, TW for the detective work. What’s the new beam width(s)? Are they firmer due to thicker beam? Japan site says フレーム厚22-23-20mm for 100s and 22-22-20 for 95. Also, are new Phantoms coming out with Twaron?
 
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Tennis warehouse just posted pics from their review of the new Twaron Tours. The 95 is a 16x19, with an RA of 64. The 100 will come in 2 string patterns, but No word yet on its stiffness. They say they are a little firmer and with a tad more power.




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More sneak peeking fromTW's Insta... Looks like the 310g TT100 will be 16 x 18 according to my count



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What I'm really keen to know is if the new Tour 100 racquets are the same - or a similar - oblong mold as the Tour 100p, or are they rounder and/or have a higher bridge like the previous Tours? (I've even tried measuring the images and then extrapolating the measurements to 27" to get a relative idea lol!) I'd guesstimate they have a higher bridge than the 100p but still below the 95, but if someone could eventually lay the racquets on top of each other and fill us in with the results that would be awesome.
Hi TW :) Still wondering re above; i.e. if the new Tour 100 is the same mold as the TT 100P or is it less oblong/has a higher bridge? I need all the leverage I can get lol I like my TT95 but would like a slightly bigger head size for a little more forgiveness. Also wondering if the new TT 95 has a slightly stiffer hoop than the outgoing model, as this would hopefully result in a better transfer of power, especially on serve. Thanks, JMac
 
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Thank you, TW.

But can we please have the unstrung specs for the 95. If I'm not mistaken, they are stated on the inside of the throat. Also, what about the frame vibration frequency?
 

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Enjoy!

And in case you want a closer look at those specs:

Prince Textreme Tour 95 Racquets
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-PT2T95.html

Prince Textreme Tour 100 (310) Racquets
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-PT100R.html

Prince Textreme Tour 100P\Racquets
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-PTT1P.html

Prince Textreme Tour 100 (290) Racquets
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-PTT100.html

Prince Textreme Tour 100L (260) Racquets
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-PTT1L.html

Happy New Year!

TW Staff
 
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Thank you TW for listing the new Prince Tours and for posting these reviews. They have been much awaited on here. For those of us who have been faithfully using the Prince 100T Textreme for some time though, I am still very curious about the updates to the 100T(290) (Captain Orange or maybe now... Colonel Green?? lol) From the specs, it looks to be stiffer and with a higher SW. Any chance there will be a review of this model as well? Has anyone hit with the new 100T(290) and would like to give us their thoughts and impressions? Thanks again, and Happy New Year to TW staff and everyone on Talk Tennis! Beach
 
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Interesting that the Tour 290 has a lower frame vibration frequency (138 Hz) compared with the 310 (145 Hz), despite being 20 g lighter.
 
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I have the 95 at the same spec (12.26oz strung, overgrip, damper, lead at 12) as my 2015 95 and it feels basically the same. I don't notice any more stiffness, or any difference in power as of yet.

As for the 100, it's a very interesting racquet. Strung, overgrip, dampner it's at 11.98oz. It's got easy power, access to spin, and so far feels as solid as the 95 but I want to see as I get to hit with better ball strikers tomorrow. Will update again
 
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UPDATE: Hit with a lesson a bit with both racquets medium speed, and also hit with one of our junior pros (current D3 player, 4.5-5.0 level hitter) for about 30mins. Still not a ton of time on both, but I honestly like both of them.

The Tour 95: 347.5g / 12.25oz. Overgrip, Yonex dampner, lead at 12.

It may be a hair stiffer than my 2015 version but honestly, nothing I'd worry about. I don't notice any power difference at as well personally. Stable, control oriented for sure, with solid spin (strung 45/42 with full bed sided poly). To me I could switch from my 2015 to the 2019 and have no problems.

The Tour 100: 335.7g / 11.83oz. Overgrip, Yonex dampner, no lead or other mods as of yet. Strung @ 48/45 full bed sided poly.

It feels heavier than the 95 due to the balance difference. It definitely creates a heavier ball naturally because of the balance and the string pattern. I don't feel any loss of stability at the net (which is what I care about), and with pretty easy swings get the topspin/underspin jumping through the court. It's a fun racquet to let rip.

One weird thing: my 2015 Tour 95 is a 4 1/2 grip with 1 tourna tac. These demos are 4 3/8 with same over grip. Measured all the 3, and the demos come to 4 1/2 on the dot, and my older 95 is just over 4 1/2. Maybe the sizing of the newer ones are different? Idk.
 
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