@@@@@The OFFICIAL Prince EXO3 Tour 100 Club@@@@@

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by TheSafin, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. tata

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    You'll also need to add weight as 2 overgrips is still lighter than a replacement grip. He balance point will shift so maybe lay some lead tape before applying the first overgrip. Be sure to weigh the old grip to know how much weight you need to add to match it.
     
  2. FCarmo

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    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?
     
  3. loosegroove

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    The 16x18 is a real string eater relative to other rackets. Even more so than your average 16x18 I think.
     
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  4. FCarmo

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    Thats a bad new...I gonna look other arm friendly alternative
     
  5. cyanide43

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    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.
     
  6. scotus

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    I have my exo3 Tour modified to 356 grams, a bit above 12.5 oz.

    The weight is concentrated mostly in the handle. I have lead at 2 and 10 o’clock, about 1.5 grams each side and a protective tape that runs from 3 to 9 around the bumper and weighs 4 g.

    I can’t say this setup would be good for you. My mere suggestion would be to take some weight off the head and move it down to the handle and see if that works for you. I’m not sure you want more torsional stability, more plow or just a more solid feel.
     
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  7. Mac33

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    I forgot to bring my tennis bag today,borrowed my mates Babolat Pure Strike Tour with Yonex Tour string.

    I play with the Prince Tour 16 by 18 with Luxillon Alu Power.

    A few big differences I found between the two frames.....

    sweet spot with the BPST is much smaller.

    Much,much less spin with the Babolat.

    Much lower deflection off the string bed with the Babolat.

    BPS Tour feels more solid - likely due to its smaller head size.

    Overall,I played so far below my normal level it's not funny.

    I simply was not able to generate anywhere near the amount of topspin revolutions with the Babolat PST.

    In part that is due to the string also.

    The Prince Exo 3 Tour and the later model Prince Tour 16 by 18 strung with Alu Power are spin monsters without peer.
     
  8. Dartagnan64

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    Certainly the Babolat Pure Strike Tour is more of a control racket than a spin racket so I don't doubt that you spun things better with the Prince Tour. Smaller head size, tighter stringbed and traditional grommets are going to do that to a racket.

    I'm partial to spin rackets myself as they seem to work best for my game. Every racket has it's strengths. Spin rackets help my groundstroke game. Control rackets help my volley game. Power frames help my service game. Extended length rackets help my serves and 2HBH's. It's all a tradeoff.
     
  9. speedysteve

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    I have been using my 16x18 exo3 tours strung gut / poly. Competing in doubles and singles.
    After a bit of a bad arm - taking a bit too much out with tennis and also non tennis activities not helping, I've gone back to my exo3 tour 18x20 but with a full bed of gut.
    With the right tension things are under control and super arm friendly.
    I also removed all lead from the hoops. I'd done that on the 16x18s before pausing their use.
    I fancy it was slowing my racquet head speed down. The 18x20 with full gut weighs a little more anyway.
    I don't find stability noticeably less.
    I'm playing more competitive doubles now and the thing is a volley monster.. I fancy I return better too but lack a bit of that killer topspin put the ball away power of the 16x18s.
    Trade off in everything
     

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