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Prince Twistpower X97 Tour

by TN

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
Power Level:Low-Medium
Stroke Style:Medium-Full
Swing Speed:Medium-Fast
Racquet Colors:Black
Grip Type:Prince Synthetic
String Pattern:

16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,8H
Two Pieces
No Shared Holes
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!

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SHO June 9, 2021 - 12:28


Can you open this site?
If it is the same as a Japanese racket, I think this site will be helpful.
In Japan, there are right-handed and left-handed ones.

Will June 19, 2021 - 10:31

Love the channel
Do you know if this racket is going to be available in Uk / Europe?
Thank you

TN June 19, 2021 - 16:35

I don’t know, but will check!

Arun September 9, 2021 - 04:23

Review coming anytime soon?

TN September 10, 2021 - 10:32

I still haven’t managed to get a hold of one.


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