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Racquet Specs

  • Head Size: 100 sq. in MP
  • Length: 27 inches
  • Weight: Strung — 10.6 oz Unstrung — 10 oz
  • Tension: 53-63 Pounds
  • Balance:  3 Pts Head Heavy
  • Beam Width: 24mm
  • Composition: Graphite
  • Flex: 62
    • Grips Type: Prince ResiPro
    • Power Level: Medium
    • String Pattern:
    • 14 Mains / 18 Crosses
      Mains skip: 7T, 7H
      One Piece
      Shared Hole 8T
    • Swing Speed: Moderate - Fast
    • Swing Weight: 316

Prince EXO3 Warrior DB Team Tennis Racquet


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Designed with spin in mind, the Prince EXO3 Warrior DB tennis racquet delivered exactly that, diabolical spin. With a rare string pattern of 14 mains by 18 crosses and Prince’s patented EXO3 technology makes this racquet a top candidate for anyone looking for a spin friendly frame.

Prince EXO3 DB Team

Groundstrokes
The ground strokes were fun. With a spin friendly frame in tow, I enjoyed seeing how much spin I could generate on the ball. And with moderate amounts of power, I could put the ball fairly deep. However, placing the ball was the unusually tough part for me. Occasionally the spin got out of control. Aside from the lack of control I’m accustomed to with a 95 square inch head size; this racquet did have an unusual feel. Due to the combination of spin, bite, and the string suspension inserts, the racquet produced a strange and confused assortment of feel. The feel was a combination of lively and clashing sensations, less dampened than I would have liked. Although the ground-strokes were effective, the experience of hitting the ball wasn’t as clean and muted as I would have preferred.

Volleys
The large hole grommets that help generate spin also allow the racquet to move through the air with less resistance. That provided greater maneuverability, which I noticed while serving, hitting the ground strokes, and while at the net. A maneuverable frame is much needed at the net when one has less time to react. Although the maneuverability was good, the extra open string pattern prevented me from placing the ball with the feel and precision that I’m use to. At the net, the easy access to spin proved to be a hindrance in the racquets performance for touch shots.

Serve
The serve is where I first noticed the spin potential this racquet afforded. The open string pattern allowed me to get unusual bite on the ball. Acting dually with the string pattern is Prince’s revolutionary large hole grommets that allow the strings to move more freely than conventional restrictive grommets. Mass amount of spin can be generated. In addition, the slightly head heavy balance allowed the racquet face to accelerate through the service motion for additional spin. Indeed, sometimes the spin got out of hand. The power the racquet provides is moderate, but control was sacrificed in its design.

Overall
To sum, Prince’s EXO3 Warrior DB Team tennis racquet is an excellent spin friendly frame. The power and maneuverability are also two shining points about this racquet. But the touch and feel it produced was too lively for my liking. If you’re looking for more spin, then this racquet is an excellent option, but if soft and clean touches are important criteria for choosing a frame then you could expect to experience otherwise.