Racket Review: Prince EX03 Tour 100
Originally published on: 29/03/13 00:00
This Prince racket is aimed at "a player who prefers a weapon loaded for attack", warns the accompanying literature and that description is spot on.
From all areas of the court, this delivers huge, effortless power – the only challenge is controlling it. This allows players to dominate from the back of the court and its easy power generation helps on serve and at the net too. Volleys fizz out of the sweetspot.
The noticeable difference about this racket are the gigantic grommets around the edge of the frame – the holes the strings pass through – which are the basis of the EXO3 technology. Prince says that the extra large holes allow the strings to move more freely which results in more power on every shot – even those that are struck from outside the sweetspot. Basically, we can't argue with that assessment since this frame offers incredible power that can enable players to do damage regardless of their position on the court. The EXO3 Tour delivers massive groundstrokes, penetrating volleys and big serves. Perfect for the attack-minded player.
Specs — Prince EX03 Tour 100
Head size: 100 sq.in
Unstrung Weight: 310g
Length: 27 inches
String Pattern: 16×18
Balance: 31 cm