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PRINCE EXO3 Tour 100 16×18 Tennis Racquet review

 

 

 

The softer feel and an increase in power is what you’re going to get with the new Prince EXO3 Tour 100 16×18 racquet, especially if you’ve used its predecessor, the Prince Ozone Tour.   It’s relatively light at 11.5-ounces strung, and is a very good 100 sq-inch-head racquet if you’re looking for a bunch of control and maneuverability, thanks to its EXO3 technology and its head balance.

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Cost: $189.99
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If you’re not familiar with Prince’s proprietary EXO3 technology, let me explain.  EXO3 is what Prince calls their racquets, which use large holes and string suspension.  This delivers a much larger sweet spot.  The EXO3 technology in the Tour 100 16×18 has been renovated by adding a new thermoplastic resin into the carbon fiber matrix to offer a combo of properties from the two materials.  Because the thermoplastic resin is softer, it reduces string vibration, while the carbon fiber Energy Bridge gives you poppin’ groundstrokes and good responsive feel.

There’s another plus with the Tour 100’s EXO3 update.  Now you can actually customize the response by changing the string port inserts and string hole inserts.  The port inserts give strings greater movement, leading to different comfort levels and ball speed, while the hole inserts provide a more flexible feel.  The flexibility of the string bed gives the biggest sweetspot I’ve ever played with, assuring that the ball is stricken very well on every groundstroke.  It also works well when you’re stretched out wide in defensive positions.

With its open 16×18 string pattern, the [amazon_link id=”B004DW1WQW” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Tour 100 16×18[/amazon_link] is a “live wire.”   And talk about spin!  This puppy can spin the felt off the ball with its unique open string pattern.  At the net, the racquet is solid as a rock, which makes it a great stick for you net warriors and doubles fans.  Additionally, you can do almost anything with your serve and the Tour 100 16×18….a blaster down the “T”, a slice serve into the next court, or a top-spin serve that can clear the net by 6-feet!

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Players who hang back at the baseline and like to stroke the ball with a lot of topspin will love this racquet. It’s a head light frame that was built for those with full strokes.

Check out the Prince Tour 100 16×18 Video Reviews by Tennis Express and Tennis Warehouse, Specs, and Prince Technology Explanations below….


 

Head Size:100 sq. in MP
Length:27 inches
Weight:Strung — 11.4 oz Unstrung — 10.9 oz
Tension:53-63 pounds
Balance:6 Pts Head Light
Beam Width:18-20-18mm
Composition:Graphite
Flex:54
Grip Type:ResiPro
Power Level:Low
String Pattern:16 Mains / 18 Crosses
Mains Skip: 8T, 8H
One Piece
No Shared Hole
Swing Speed:Fast
Swing Weight:326

 

The Prince Tour 100 (16×18) is designed to performs at the highest levels of the game, the new Prince EXO3 Tour with enhanced string suspension inserts delivers better ball response and more “pop” on off center hits for players who like to take a rip at the ball

 

 

EXO3 racquet design utilizes large holes and string suspension to deliver racquets with the largest hitting area on the market.

 

 

Strings are liberated from the conventional, restrictive grommet holes, allowing the strings to respond more freely.  Now, even off-center hits feel and respond more like dead-center.

 

 



 

Enhanced String Suspension Inserts
Sleek new inserts combine the vibration dampening of thermoplastic of carbon fiber for better hitting feel

 

 

Build-In Vibration Dampening System
Double Bridge (DB) improves shock Tour 100 (16×18)uction and Tour 100 (16×18)uces string vibration for added comfort.


David Novakhttps://www.gadgetgram.com
For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology.His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show.His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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