Prince Classic Response 97 Racquets

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Selecting the right racquet and string for your game can be a difficult task. When you consider the tremendous amount of racquets available, and pair them with the even larger selection of strings on the market, you are looking at a mountain of combinations! Here at Tennis Warehouse, we want to make the selection process a bit easier for you. That's why we have a talented group of Racquet Experts on staff to help each player find the right racquet and string combination for their play style. Call or email us with your questions, and a Racquet Expert will be happy to point you in the right direction!

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Note about custom hybrid stringing

*If the string you want is not in the menu, select "String not in this menu" and on the next page type the name of the string into the stringing instructions. The price of the string will be added to your order once processed.

Stringing information for Prince Classic Response 97 Racquets: Tension range 50 to 60 pounds, optimum 55 pounds.

The classic Response 97, with its 12 ounce weight, head light balance and all graphite layup is packed with plow through. From the baseline this one feels rock solid. Advanced players looking to exchange heavy balls loaded with spin, precision and mass based power should love this one. For all its weight though, the Response 97 remains remarkably swingable. With its head light balance and manageable swingweight (322 RDC), big hitters will be able to swing this one fast and whip up some serious spin and power. At net the Classic Response 97 is like a brick wall, unphased by pace. Our TW playtesters found the extra stability especially useful when stretched out, where hard shots were redirected with surprising ease. All in all, this is one of those timeless player's sticks that gives advanced ball strikers all the ingredients needed to play at a very high level.

Strung Specifications

Head Size:
97 sq. in. / 625.81 sq. cm.
Length: 27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight: 12oz / 340.19g
Balance: 12.65in / 32.13cm / 7 pts HL
Swingweight: 322
Stiffness: 68
Beam Width: 23mm / 23mm / 23mm /
Composition: Graphite
Power Level: Low
Stroke Style: Full
Swing Speed: Fast
Racquet Colors:
Black w/White Lettering and Red Stripes
Grip Type: Prince Resi Pro
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 7T,9T,7H,9H
Two Pieces
No Shared Holes
String Tension: 50-60 pounds

Double Bridge
Clear dampener inserted between two parallel graphite bridges reduces string and frame vibration.

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