Prince O3 Hybrid Hornet Midplus

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No stringing options available - this racquet comes pre-strung from the manufacturer with their brand of synthetic string.


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 sets 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

Midplus
We found a nice blend of power and control from this one. There's plenty of pop to keep defensive shots deep and we found the power level ideal for blocking back fast shots. The solid and comfortable response found favor with our playtesters when returning fast first serves and when volleying hard struck passing attempts. Control on faster swings comes largely from the easy access to spin. We found it easy to generate lots of topspin and slice with this racquet both off the ground and on serves. Offering a maneuverable feel from all areas of the court, this racquet felt very user friendly when switching from defensive to offensive play. Players at the 3.5-4.5 NTRP level looking for some pop, comfort and mobility from their stick should find this one a good fit.

Strung Specifications

Midplus Specs
Head Size:
100 sq. in. / 645 sq. cm.
Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
Strung Weight: 10.6oz / 301g
Balance: 2pts Head Light
Swingweight: 320
Stiffness: 70
Beam Width: 23-25-22 mm Tapered Beam
Composition: Dynamic Braided Graphite / Titanium / Tungsten
Power Level: Medium
Swing Speed: Moderate-Fast
Grip Type: Duratac
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 7T.9T.7H.9H
One Piece
No shared holes
String Tension: 53-63 pounds

O3 Technology
O-Ports provide total string freedom

  • - Increases sweetspot size by 54%
  • - Generates a livelier response across the entire stringbed
  • - Dramatically improves play for all player levels

O-Ports reduce drag, producing faster swing speeds

  • - Increases power from anywhere on the court
  • - Provides maximum maneuverability

Triple Threat Technology
A weighting system that promotes balance and stability with Triple Braid reinforcement in three critical racquet locations: 10 o'clock, 2 o'clock and in the bottom of the handle. Benefits include an expanded sweet spot with less shock to the arm. **Prince Lightning Racquets do not contain Tungsten.

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