Sometimes I like to revisit racquets I reviewed a while back. This is the Prince Textreme Tour 310 Review revisited.
The Prince Textreme Tour 310 Racquet Review was done in 2019 and it was convincing enough for me to make the switch to for a period of six months or so (which is a long commitment for me when it comes to tennis racquets). I just loved the easy playability, connected feel, good power and spin, decent comfort. It wasn't all the way to a Pure Drive style racquet, more in the category of a HEAD Speed Pro, kind of in the middle of the Pro and the MP actually.
Now I tried it again with a bunch of different play-testers and they were all enamored with the racquet. One Hungarian tennis coach has already made the switch and placed an order for a couple of Textreme Tours. One Portuguese high-level player thought the racquet played great but felt some discomfort with a stiffer string. My take on it was similar to the first time around, great playability, all-around performance on all shots. My one-handed backhand felt great for a 100 sq inch racquet (I usually struggle a bit with the maneuverability on that wing), I felt in tune with my forehand and could whip up a nice deal of topspin and the feel on volleys and touch shots was crisp and direct.
What struck me a bit differently this time around was the stiffness. I have a more sensitive arm these days (testing too many racquets, over-playing) and value comfort more than the first time I used it. The Prince Textreme Tour is a little stiffer than I remember it. Not harsh, but if you are sensitive to stiffer frames, this is something to take note of. There are other Prince racquets I like, such as the Phantom 100P or 100X, which are much more comfortable on the arm.
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Despite the slight stiffness concern, the Prince Textreme Tour 100 310g version is as good as I remembered it.
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Its good to hear how you have experienced the stiffness of racquets and how models change within the same brand.
Do you think the Dunlop range has some arm friendly models similar to the Clash?
I bought a used one last year that had Gut and RPM Blast hybrid strings.
There’s decent power and bags of spin on offer. I hit some of the kickiest kickers I’ve ever made and liked it on all shots from the baseline as well.
Unfortunately I got some soreness in my forearm near the elbow after playing with it a few times in one week and I recently sold it. Worth a demo for players who look for power and spin, imo.
I use Hyper-G 1.30 in mine. I think that’s an excellent string for the Textreme Tour 100 310.
Not only is it comfortable and spin friendly, it also looks fantastic in this racquet.
The green inner hoop of the racquet matches the in-your-face green of the Hyper-G perfectly!
Maybe your Portugese friend would like this combo as well.
No arm issues here!
Thank you for a great review.
did you prefer this one or Prince 100x on your backhand side ?
which one do you find more manoeuvrable ?
Hi Cukovic, I prefer the Textreme Tour. Thanks / J
How would you compare this Prince TT310 with Wilson Clash 98, Babolat Pure Drive Plus and Pure Drive Tour 2021 in terms of spin and launch angle??
Im a young aggressive baseline hitter (5.0 – 5.5) coming from a Babolat Pure Drive gt plus with a repaired break on the tip and around 350~ swgt (according to TW Swingweight estimation technique), so I bought PD Tour 2021 in order to improve maneuverability and controllable power, but I notice it has a lower launch angle than my PD GT + resulting in a less controllable frame for my game (I cannot find the spin I’m used to, and end up hitting mostly too short or too long from the baseline).
I have no major problems generating or controlling power with spin, and also have no stiffness/arm issues, but I’m finding really hard to adjust depth control with lower launch angle sticks, so I do my research and pick up these frames, which are quite different in some categories (comfort for Wilson Clash 98, Power for PD+ and all-around/versatility for Prince TT310) but all claim to be spinny-loopier with high launch angles frames for groundstrokes, in the swingweight range I’m looking for (324-330).
Since I can’t acces to demos in my country (Argentina), and you have tested these sticks, I would really appreciate your opinion about the spin-launch angle differences between these frames.
Thanks for your time!
How would you compare the TT with the phantom 100x 305 in terms om power, spin, control and feel?
Hello Sir – For the last few days I’m liking both 360+ Speed MP (not the 2022 Auxetic one) and TT 100 310. If I have to choose one, can you please recommend one ? Thanks so much !!
I’d go for the Prince unless you have arm issues. The Prince is slightly stiffer.