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Awarded TENNIS Magazine's Editor's Choice (April, 2006)
The tradition of the Prince Hornet continues with the O3 Hornet Hybrid racquet. Offering noticeably more power and a more dampened and comfort oriented response, the O3 Hybrid Hornet set itself apart from its Triple Threat predecessors. The "Hybrid" in the O3 Hybrid Hornet name refers to the combination of existing Prince grommet technologies with Prince's O Ports at the 12 & 6 o'clock racquet head positions.
Note: Racquet comes Pre-Strung
With its close to even balance and just over 10 ounce strung weight, the Oversize version of the O3 Hybrid Hornet offers a solid combination of maneuverability and stability. Both improving beginners as well as established intermediates will appreciate the response and feel of this racquet. We found plenty of comfort from all areas of the court. Players who like to push forward will enjoy some added zip on their put away shots at net as we found some nice pop on volleys and overheads. From the baseline we found a moderate paced swing to offer good control, spin production, pace and depth. The feel from the stringbed is lively and the racquet offers a powerful response on fast, flat swings. The all around playability of this racquet makes it a solid choice for the 3.0+ level player looking to develop an all court game.
110 sq. in. / 710 sq. cm.
|Length: 27 inches / 69 cm|
|Strung Weight: 10.1oz / 286g|
|Balance: 2 pts Head Heavy|
|Beam Width: 25-27-25 mm Tapered Beam|
|Composition: Dynamic Braided Graphite / Titanium / Tungsten|
|Power Level: Medium-High|
|Swing Speed: Moderate|
|Grip Type: Duratac|
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 7T.9T.7H.9H
No shared holes
|String Tension: 55-65 pounds|
|Other racquets from this series|
An all-round performance string with Prince Powerfoil technology.
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