Prince Tour 95 and Tour 100 availability

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PBODY99

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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.
 

PBODY99

Hall of Fame
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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

Talk Tennis Guru
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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?
 

PBODY99

Hall of Fame
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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.
 

Ronaldo

Talk Tennis Guru
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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
 

TW Staff

Administrator
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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
 

Raul_SJ

Hall of Fame
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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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