The 16x18 is a real string eater relative to other rackets. Even more so than your average 16x18 I think.Anyone still using it? In my country Prince are selling it yet, i'm recoverying from a shoulder injury and read a looot of good things of this tacquet but...there are only thing, I broke strings too often in my old racquets with open pattern (Extr Pro IG 2.0) How many hours with full poly did you play?
I have my exo3 Tour modified to 356 grams, a bit above 12.5 oz.Hi there forum, Prince Exo3 tour 100 18x20 user here, as well as a current college tennis player. I string my sticks up with 4G 141 and use a leather grip. I have recently been experimenting with adding some lead to my frame.
I have tried 6g of lead at 3 and 9 on the frame and it has felt pretty good to me but the whippiness of the racquet disappears a lot and the heft is tiring to swing. I have also tried 3g of lead at 10 and 2 but it did not do enough to help me against the bigger hitters.
Does anyone have any other recommendations for lead setups? I was thinking less lead at 3 and 9.
You'd better use protection tape on these, so that you can make the bumper last as long as possible.
Highly unlikely. Considering the Beast is much more like the Warrior than the EXO3 Tour 100, and the latter two rackets did not have interchangeable grommets. I doubt the Beast and Warrior grommets are even interchangeable.
TWE has three in stock. Shipping is expensive, but If I were you I would buy all 3. http://www.tenniswarehouse-europe.com/catpage-PRINCEGROM.html
They’re probably for the Tour 100 (final iteration of the EXO3 Tour line). Should fit just fine and hold up better.Hi guys, i ordered from tw grommets for the exo3 tour 100 16/18 and although looks that fit the racket, there black plastic, quite different material than genuine that are orange or different colour? Anyone experienced resently?
Tata, haven't tried the Phantom 100. You're possibly right, I didn't take to the 16x18 pattern on the Tour 100, so gave that to a friend. Plus the Phantom 100 doesn't come cheap in Australia and I got my EXO3 and two Tours here on sale very cheaply. Is the Phantom a worthy successor to the Tour 100 16x18 and worth an upgrade? I like the Textreme in the Warrior 100 though - racquet is stable, comfortable and powerful. But the port technology is in a class of its own for extreme comfort and expanded sweet spot.Phantom 100 didn't work out? Too open?
Very interesting..Old thread, I know, but these sticks are so unique it's worth revisiting. I retired my EXO3 Tour 100 18x20 and Tour 100 18x20 some three years ago and have been going between the Textreme Warrior 100, Volkl V1 Classic and the ProKennex Kinetic 5G. I originally went the Prince port path after 2 years out with TE involving surgical repair to the extensor tendon and the EXO3 Tour and then the Tour got me back onto the court.
Lately experiencing some GE discomfort, and not wanting that to reach the debilitating TE level I had in 2013, I resurrected the Tour 100 18x20, still with 3 year old syn gut string in it and took to the practice courts. Why did I ever leave this unique stick? Extreme comfort, pinpoint control, sufficient spin and that signature whistling sound that the ports make. After several hours of wonderful, pain free and successful tennis, I'm staying with it. Welcome back old friend.
Same boat - LOVED the 18 x20, but needed a little more pop. And I got them weighted as much as I could. I wished they'd do a straight update with Textreme and that would do it. Although, I've been loving the Phantoms.I left mine because I couldn't hit with much authority. Harder to dictate points but dam I played very clean and consistent tennis. Spin machine even in 18x20.
Fans of the open pattern have either moved to the tour 100 16x18 or phantom 100. Fans on the dense pattern may find a close match to dense pattern in the mentioned new phantom pro 100 in 18x20. Solid beam instead of ports. Sub 60 RA so I'd say it's pretty darn close.
I thought the round ports came after the squarer ones, but I don't know the time line at all really..It's actually an earlier version with a paint job, possibly an Ozone Tour or Speedport. If you look closely, the ports on Granrollers' frame are round, not rectangular.
Time lineI thought the round ports came after the squarer ones, but I don't know the time line at all really..
Perhaps David Ferrer gave Granolles all his old sticks
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Indeed, it's probably the Tour 100 16x18 (that followed the EXO3 Tour 100 16x18) in a new cosmetic rather than the first-gen EXO3.Love the colour of the Limited Edition, gives it a modern look. In the specs it gives the stiffness as 63 RA which is substantially more than the original EXO3 Tour 100 and Tour 100 in both 16x18 and 18x20 patterns.