Published on June 8th, 2012 | by Kira0
Prince EXO3: All-Around Winner
A few of us at TrulyNet grew up on table tennis. I’m not going to name names or anything, but one of us (not me) is former champ. My family used to play doubles when I was growing up. So, even though not all of us here knew a lot
about tennis, we could transfer our table tennis knowledge to the
bigger court. A couple of players on staff are also strong amateurs, and together we
were excited to hit the courts and try out some of the latest gear.
This is why I liked the Prince EXO3 Blue 110 Tennis Racquet- it is ideal for beginner and intermediate tennis players. This racquet has a 110-square inch headsize, is 27.25 inches long, has a 16X18 string pattern, and weights 9.3 ounces (with a slightly head heavy balance). The oversized head is ideal for players like me who need more power behind their swing and a bigger sweet spot for hitting the ball. For more experienced players, you might find that you will need to shorten your swing to compensate for the power this racquet has. The EXO3 is a lightweight racquet, but because it is head-heavy it retains its power. Unlike some lightweight racquets we had on hand for comparison, this one still felt solid.
There are three new features to the EXO3 Blue 110 Tennis Racquet. First, Prince added their classic double bridge system, which is basically a built-in vibration dampener. Next, the energy bridge now contains a soft thermoplastic resin, this softer material absorbs the vibrations and allows for more flex. These advances are ideal for any tennis player, but really important to anyone with tennis elbow or joint problems (like myself), because it reduces the impact on your joints. Finally, the throat has been engineered for greater stiffness resulting in improved contortional stability. This is a broad-appeal racquet, meant for general use rather than being particularly strong in any one area, and the only negatives we could find were a relative lack of control when returning low, fast shots or trying to really slam on service.
Prince has become a leader in manufacturing some of high-performance racquets for professional and recreational users alike. Prices tend to be on the higher end of average for racquets, but you know you are getting a quality product. You can take the EXO3 Blue 110 Tennis Racquet to the court for $185.