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Prince Textreme Tour 100 310 Racquet Review

by Tennisnerd
Prince Textreme Tour 100 310 Racquet Review

I have been a fan of Prince racquets for quite a while now because they do create arm-friendly racquets with good feel. A very solid performer in the marketplace. This racquet is not an exception as you will find out in this Prince Textreme tour 100 310 Racquet Review.

I got back into Prince tennis racquets when they released the first edition of Textreme racquets. The Prince Textreme Tour 95 was a racquet of mine for quite a while considering I am a true tennis nerd and racquets switcher extraordinaire and the Textreme Tour 100P became quite a popular choice for many recreational players as well as Lucas Pouille. This is pretty much that racquet, updated with an open string pattern and with Twaron added to the frame for better shock dampening and feel.

When you mention the material Twaron the ears of racquet nerds all over the world perk up. Twaron? You mean the same material that was inside the legendary HEAD Pro Tour 630? Yes, that Twaron. And does make wonders for the feel of the Prince Textreme Tour 100 310. Despite a pretty high stiffness rating, at least for a Prince racquet, the Twaron creates this beautiful connected feel to these racquets. You really feel it in the string bed, especially if you string a good poly a bit lower to get that classic “cupping” feel of the ball.

Prince Textreme Tour 100 310 Racquet Review – Specs and tech

Twaron and Textreme work wonderfully together in this frame to create a plush yet stable feel. The string pattern is 16×18, which was never something I personally gravitated towards, but this racquet manages to carve a low skidding slice and offer good control despite the pattern. Spin is also easy to come by with this frame so I think I prefer this from the 18×20 pattern of the Textreme Tour 100P of a few years back, but I have not tested the newer version. My guess is that this tighter 16×18 and that more open 18×20 won’t feel that different.

Unstrung Specs:

Head size: 100 sq inches (645 cm2)
Length: 27 inch
Weight: 310 grams / 11 ounces
Balance: 31 cm / 10 pts HL
Stiffness: 68
Beam width: 22/23/20 mm
Swing weight: 285

The swing weight of this racquet ends up around 320 strung, which is a little low for me, so I preferred it with 4 grams of lead tape at 3 and 9 to get a bit more power and stability.

Prince Textreme Tour 100 310 Racquet Review – How does it play?

I was impressed with this racquet from the first strike of the ball. Absolutely zero discomfort, nice plush feel, decent pace, and spin – a balanced response on all shots. Some people will crave a bit more power, but you can open up the power level by stringing low. I used two different string setups for this test. One was Yonex Poly Tour Strike at 22 kg and Yonex Poly Tour Pro at 23 kg. I preferred the Poly Tour Strike at a lower tension and it gave me a nice bit and a plush response.

This racquet is versatile and can be suitable for a wide group of players. It does offer room for customization if you are used to a heavier racquet and can be played in stock form if you play with faster swing speeds and more of a top-spin game. The 16×18 is definitely the most controlled 16×18 pattern I have played and I had no issues with the launch angle or not feeling confident about going for my shots. I just felt straight at home with this racquet early on. I did want a bit more stability and swing weight, but that was easily fixed with a little lead tape.

Prince Textreme Tour 100 310 Racquet Review – Summary

This racquet does not have the round head shape of the Phantoms so for me it felt more natural and faster through the air than that series of racquets. It played more like a 98 to me and would be closer to a Pure Strike 98 in performance than a Pure Aero for example. But the comfort, like with most Prince racquets, is a lot better.

A very good racquet by Prince. I could definitely see myself switching to this one. The only thing I missed a bit at times was some more free power (on serves for example) which could be a sign that:

A) I am getting old
B) it is incredibly hot in Malta and the body screams DON’T MOVE
C) I just need to move my feet more whatever racquet I play

But other than that. Top notch racquet. I can really recommend this one.

Prince Textreme Tour 100 310 Racquet Review – Video

Are you curious about this Prince Textreme Tour 100? Have you tried it? Let me know in the comments below!

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30 comments

Thomas June 26, 2019 - 10:43 am

I found good power with this one, probably you are getting older….

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Daniel June 26, 2019 - 11:02 am

I have been demoing the Wilson Clash Tour and I know it is a unique racquet but I would like to have your comments on how you compare them. Despite the stiffness, both are 100 inch’s head, same SW, same weight…

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Tennisnerd August 12, 2019 - 1:03 pm

The Prince offers a bit more control and a traditional feel. The Clash is more powerful and spin-friendly, but I think the Prince has a more even-sided response, meaning it has pretty much no weaknesses, while the Clash can feel a bit erratic at times.

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BRYAN DESJARDINS June 26, 2019 - 11:25 am

Prince is making great racquets. Fortunately, rumors of their demise weren’t true.

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Tennisnerd August 12, 2019 - 1:02 pm

I agree a hundred percent!

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Bruno June 26, 2019 - 1:48 pm

Hello tennisnerd!!! which one you prefer the Textreme tour 95 or this one ?

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Tennisnerd August 12, 2019 - 1:01 pm

Hi Bruno,
I prefer this one! It is more forgiving, has a great feel, better spin and pop – just a classy racquet. Cheers / Jonas

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Gary June 26, 2019 - 3:15 pm

How would you compare (particularly arm-friendliness) it to the Beast line? Have you tried the Beast 100?

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Tennisnerd August 12, 2019 - 1:01 pm

Hi Gary,
I have not tried the Beast 100, but the Beast 98 was crisp, but not uncomfortable. Prince racquets usually offer a pretty arm-friendly response. The new Textreme Tours are more comfortable than the Beast line in my opinion. Cheers / Jonas

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Cole June 27, 2019 - 3:29 pm

Thanks for the great review. How does the Prince Textreme Tour 310 compare to the Diadem Elevate Tour….control and power?

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Tennisnerd August 12, 2019 - 12:53 pm

Thanks! Tough one. The Elevate Tour feels more solid on impact, but the high swing weight makes it more powerful. Control-wise they are similar, but I am a big fan of the Prince so would tip my hat towards that racquet unless you want something a bit beefier. The Elevate Tour will play a tad more stable.

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Ruben June 27, 2019 - 7:23 pm

Hi Jonas,

Thanks for the review, I really enjoyed it. I´m currently using the K7 Red but I´m looking for a bit more power and stability (in a comfortable package). Would you say that the Tour 310 fits those needs in stock form?

And are you planning to review the ported version as well?

Thanks a lot!

Ruben

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Tennisnerd August 12, 2019 - 12:52 pm

Hi Ruben,
Appreciate your comment. What you could do is add some lead tape at 3 and 9 to get the stability up. If you want to maintain balance, add weight at the top of the handle underneath the regular grip as well.

But if you like the K7 and want more stability, the 310 is a great option. I am loving mine.

I might review the ported version, not sure yet.

Regards / Jonas

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Bruno June 28, 2019 - 12:10 am

Really good review from you and TW, makes me want to buy one to give it a try. I’m just very weary of the 16×18 pattern, concerned that my shots will fly upwards…

How would you compare this racquet with an Angell V3 TC100, which has a similar RA and can be customized to almost match this one?

Also, I’m using a Prostock Ultra Tour at 60RA and 310g unstrung (5g silicone total at 3&9). It has a really closed 18×20 pattern, but apart from spin and launch angle, how do you think this Prince would feel compared to it?

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Manuel June 29, 2019 - 12:16 pm

Jonas, could you explain more what difference makes a round shape head like the Phantom and compared to a more oval shape like the Tour?
Thanks!

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Shaun Kennedy July 4, 2019 - 6:51 am

I am coming off Dunlop CX2.0 18×20 and I just enjoyed a couple of demo hits with the Prince TT310. I am also interested in the Dunlop CX200 Tour 16×19, but can’t demo that one in Australia – I image both are very comfortable on the arm and have similar feel on contact – wondering if you noticed much power difference once you added lead to the hoop of the Dunlop?

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Tennisnerd August 12, 2019 - 10:43 am

Yeah, these sticks are all comfortable enough, but I felt it needed some lead tape to increase stability, plow-through and power. On the TT 310, I can actually use it stock for some reason…Cheers / J

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Tomas Gustafsson Stenkvist July 5, 2019 - 6:49 pm

Hej!

Tänkte först köpa detta racket men de säljer inte det i Sverige av någon anledning!? Tror det handlar om rättigheter men har svårt att förstå vad det handlar om.

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Tennisnerd July 7, 2019 - 6:15 pm

Hej Tomas,
Ibland säljer de inte vissa racketar i Europa men i USA eller tvärtom. Det är upp till företagen och distributörerna. De kanske inte tror den kommer sälja bra i Sverige/Europa av någon anledning, ska kolla upp lite mer vad som gäller där. Kommer sälja mina Prince om du är intresserad. För många recensioner!

Mvh / Jonas

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Peter July 8, 2019 - 11:36 am

Hello tennisnerd.
Regarding the Prince Textreme Tour 100 310 and Wilson Clash 98.

Which racket offers most control ? Or combining both control and power best ?

My current racket is Head Prestige Pro and i struggle a little with the swingweigt of that racket.
I tend to get what we in Sweden call “gummiarm”

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Tennisnerd July 10, 2019 - 3:51 pm

Hi Peter,
Good question! I prefer the control in the Prince, but they are not that far apart.

They both offer good control but prefer the feel and stability of the Prince.

If you struggle with the Prestige Pro, go for the Prince. It is a very nice racquet.

I know all about gummiarm! 🙂 Cheers / Jonas

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Ken Harris July 15, 2019 - 12:07 pm

Hello Tennisnerd,

In terms of overall comfort, which is more comfortable the Prince Phantom 100P or the Textreme Tour 310? I found the Phantom to be a bit harsh with vibration on off center hits. How does the Textreme Tour 310 play with the additional lead in the hoop?

Thanks,

Ken

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Tennisnerd July 17, 2019 - 10:28 am

Hi Ken,
The Textreme Tour is significantly softer on off-center hits. You can add lead to improve this even further and the racquet is still easy to manuever. Great stick! Regards / J

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Tennisnerd July 20, 2019 - 10:36 pm

Hi Ken,
I think the Textreme Tour 310 plays softer and still with a bit more power. I much prefer the response from that racquet.

Regards / J

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Norm Weigel July 27, 2019 - 5:04 pm

Please comment on the Prince Textreme Tour 310 vs the Diadem Elevate Tour. Especially in the areas of control and of serve. Thank you. Norm

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Tennisnerd July 30, 2019 - 10:32 am

Hi Norm,
They are both excellent racquets. The Diadem offers more power and a higher swing weight. I prefer the slightly softer response of the Prince, while the spin levels for the racquets are around the same. The Diadem packs more punch on serve, while the control is similar. I find the Prince a bit easier to use.

Regards / J

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Peter August 18, 2019 - 7:01 am

Hi Tennisnerd.
I made the switch from Head Prestige Pro to the Prince Tour 100 310g racket and we strung it with Solinco Tour Bite Soft (25kg).

Playing with the Prince racket for the first times was a pleasant surprise.

Suddenly i could use my wrist and wipe the racket that i been told to do when hitting groundstrokes and it delivers great power hitting groundstrokes.

Head Prestige Pro is a great racket but my wrist doesn’t like the svingweight of that racket. I don’t know why but playing with the Prince made it all easier for me.

I´m glad i made the switch !

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Jason September 22, 2019 - 6:27 pm

Suffering from a sever case of TE. How would you rate the Prince TT100 vs Angell K7 lime?

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Tennisnerd September 25, 2019 - 1:23 pm

They are both very comfortable racquets that should work well if you have tennis elbow. String them with a multi and you are good to go!

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Kevin September 27, 2019 - 2:57 pm

Correct me if I’m wrong, but it looked like you triedd a leather grip during your playtest for this racket?

What are your favorite leather grips when you do use them?

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