Improver racket review: Prince EXO3 Blue 110
Originally published on: 31/07/13 00:00
After bringing you the latest range of rackets directed at advanced and intermediate players in our last two issues, now it’s the turn of those who haven’t quite shed the tennis L-plates to sit up and take note.
After testing nine improver frames at Dukes Meadows indoor courts in West London, we voted the Tecnifibre T-Fight 255 the top improver racket in 2013. In silver medal position was the Babolat C-Drive 105, while the Prince EXO3 Blue 110 deservedly took bronze.
Length: 27.25 inches
DA (stiffness): 70 points
Head size: 110 sq. in
String pattern: 16 x 19
Unstrung weight: 265g
What the experts say
A unique design amongst rackets, the EX03 port holes around the head of the frame create the ‘biggest sweetspot in tennis’ giving terrific help to the beginner. Excellent margin for error and helps promote spin.
What the testers say
The Blue 110 was awarded the bronze medal by our testers and both players felt it was one of the more powerful frames on offer. “It felt great when I struck the ball cleanly,” said Jo. "The strings had a trampoline-like effect on the ball." Bobby thought the weight of the racket suited his game perfectly. “The power offering was fantastic. It felt really comfortable to swing."
What the manufacturer says
Designed for the ultimate in power and comfort, these rackets are ideal for players with shorter, slower strokes looking for the latest technical weaponry that provides the largest possible sweet spot. Wield the Blue 110 and give yourself the edge you need to take your game to the next level.