Here is something interesting! A Twistpower racquet from Prince with a player spec! Introducing the Prince Twistpower X97 Tour.
I have yet not tried the Prince Twistpower 100, with its interesting twisted shaft, but here is something that I think is more in line with the specs I usually like: the Prince Twistpower X97 Tour.
Specs of the Prince Twistpower X97 Tour
These specs are from Tennis Warehouse. If you buy this racquet from them or anything else, I get a small commission at no cost to you, but I can’t say whether that’s a good idea or not in regards to this racquet because I haven’t tried it! 🙂
|Head Size:97 in / 625.81 cm|
|Length:27in / 68.58cm|
|Strung Weight:11.4oz / 323g|
|Balance:12.59in / 31.98cm / 7 pts HL|
|Beam Width:23mm / 23mm / 19mm|
|Grip Type:Prince Synthetic|
|String Tension:45-55 pounds|
Looking at the specs, this looks like Prince’s reply to the Wilson Pro Staff 97. What’s different, besides the twisted shaft is the thicker beam in places and the lower weight (305g unstrung vs 315). Prince says this about the technologies inside: “the twisted shaft helps the racquet bend optimally at impact. Triple Tube Technology involves a foam infusion in key locations in order to give the racquet a more solid and powerful feel.”
Triple Tube? Twin Tube? If you’re a racquet nerd you get excited by the legendary tech that is TwinTube in old HEAD racquets. But this sounds like something different though.
Prince are thinking outside the box
I like Prince’s approach to racquets in recent years (but also as a part of their brand heritage). Racquets like Ripstick and Synergy with 18×18 pattern shows that they’re trying something new. It’s a breath of fresh air for sure!
The Twistpower is another racquet that brings something new to the table. I’m very curious about how it plays and hope to get a demo at some point soon.
Let me know if you’ve played with this one and what you think about it!