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Comments: It has been about a year since I started tennis. I started with the Rebel Team, and after a month I discovered the Rebel. Hitting the sweetspot with this gives me a feeling of sheer power and spin coming off my racquet.
Comments: I just recently purchased two Prince EXO3 Rebels and love them. I
wouldn't go to another brand again. Prince has shown that they want there player's to win and the EXO3 line is in it to win it. As soon as I hit my first forehand I knew I was going to be in control of the game. Then the serve came and bam an ace. They just kept coming out like
nothing, very heavy and tons of spin. Even with a closed string pattern you get tons of feel and spin on the ball. As you may have read this stick is like no other at the net. It has tremendous feel and control. I would suggest this racquet to any one who would enjoy a little heft to
there ball and a more controlled ball.
Comments: Absolute favorite racquet I've ever used. Solid from everywhere on the court. I have no problems producing power while still commanding great control. Worth a serious look for people that love a control-oriented player's racquet and can handle the heft. I think the cosmetic is great - vibrant and completely different from anything else out there. Only negative, as with any Prince with port holes, is the minor annoyance while stringing. String with your favorite hybrid and
take this toy out for a spin.
Comments: I have tried different players racquets but eventually came back to
my first one, the Prince EXO3 Rebel 95. There's nothing like it, comparing feel, power and spin. It's just awesome. It is really for the big boys indeed! If you want to win games, matches and tournaments, try it.
Comments: This is a great stick. It is very maneuverable despite the weight. Solid volleys, deep groundstrokes and penetrating serves. What more could you ask for? Keep in mind this stick is best for players who create their own pace and need the extra control.
Comments: I love this racquet. It has a great cosmetic on it. Prince says the racquet has 26% more control and I believe that is true. I have no negative comments about it. Maybe the feel is kinda stiff sometimes, but I think that depends on what tension you use. I definitely think it's the best tennis stick on the market right now.
Comments: After one year this racquet is still one of the best ever!It has great spin, power, control, on my volleys, serves, returns, ground strokes, return of serve. I use a variety of racquets such as a Wilson BLX 98, Volkl Power Bridge 10 Mid, Head Youtek Prestige MP, and a Babolat AeroPro Drive GT. But when it comes to crunch time I pull this out of the bag for the most consistent and solid hitting. If you like winning this is a serious racquet even for casual players. You can hit a dime anywhere on the court with this racquet with so much spin and power that most players will be stunned.
Comments: I picked up this racquet the other day and took it out for the first time in 6 months. From the first ball that I hit I remembered why I had a few of these babies, and couldn't remember why I stopped using them. These things are solid all around the court especially on my serve and my single hand backhand. The extremely solid feel thanks to the weight, and the head light balance make this one of the best feeling racquets I have used. PS Use the string hole inserts, the port hole inserts make this feel too muddy - and use a thin string such as TIMO 110.
Comments: This is a good solid racquet, but lacks a bit of feel/feedback. Also, this racquet has some strange vibration in it even with a dampener. I'm still tweaking and deciding if this racquet is for me.
Comments: At first I was a little scared about the weight, as I am not very strong, I came from 100 sq in, lighter racquets with moderate topspin and I found this one incredibly smooth with good pace and very, I mean VERY, arm friendly. It took a little to adjust the serve but now it feels very consistent. Don't think of this racquet only as a control racquet for serve and volleys; good racquet!
Comments: I really like this racquet. I played with Head Radicals (Youtek) before but they were really lacking in plow through and the solid feel that I like in a racquet. I started to look at this and Babolat's Pure Storm LTD and demoed both. The LTD feels great but I really didn't get the same feel and pop that I did with the Rebel. I have a very long, fast, and topspin heavy strokes (with any racquet really) so spin really was fine with this racquet. But what I really love is that solid feel whenever you hit a clean winner, or a big flat serve, or even a solid volley. The sensation is really unlike any other racquet I've played with. It is definitely worth giving a try. One more thing, it is important that when strung to really drop that tension to the lower 50's if you didn't know that already.
Comments: I demoed this racquet and I like how I performed with it. I loved my running
forehand with it and my double-handed backhand also. The control was very good at the
baseline and at net. The power and speed of my forehands improved with it. My serves were
okay but I got more jump on the ball. The feel was great when I hit the ball in the sweetspot.
One thing I notice is when I bounce the ball with the racquet I felt an annoying vibration type
feel. It probably was the demo racquet because the strings were kinda beat up and the
racquet was a little beat up. I got use to it over time. I'm going to definitely buy this racquet
Comments: I tried so many racquets but this one is the BEST of all. I can feel the ball on every shot. This racquet gives you everything to improve your game. The power is huge without losing any control. This is a extension of your arm. I can do everything great with this frame. I hit so many winning shots with my forehand down the line. Because of the flexibility of the racquet, drop shots are great. Volleying is great, and I've got so many free points at the net. You can play many hours without pain on your body. This is an arm friendly frame no doubt about that. First, I had some issues on serve, but with the time my serve really improved and now it's very accurate and powerful. My one-handed backhand slice is almost perfect, the topspin backhand is good too and my flat one is tremendous. Guys you have two things to do either you demo or simply buy. 9.5/10 for this hall of fame frame.
Comments: I've been using this for two weeks now after my friend suggested it, and he wasn't wrong. This racquet is really solid, yet it has a buttery feel on contact. I used a KBlade 98 before this, and it doesn't even compare. My groundstrokes are deeper, and my serve is more precise with the Rebel. The control on the Rebel is incredible. I've already gotten two and I'll probably keep these for a very long time.
Comments: I'm a lefty, use a semi-western forehand and 2 handed backhand, all court player, long and hard strokes. I was using the BLX 6.1 Tour 90 and LOVED it. It's the ultimate control stick if there ever was one. I needed, however, a touch bigger sweet spot and so ventured in to the world of the EXO3 Rebel since their specs are somewhat similar. Comparing the two is pretty simple. The BLX has a smaller sweet spot, a tad bit more control, and a clean and crisp feel. The Rebel, on the other hand, has a larger sweet spot, a bit more bite on the ball, and a very soft and cradling feel to it. The two could not be more different in feel. Now after 2 times out with my new Rebels I LOVE them as well. They came strung with good string (Head Sonic and the other a hybrid) but I couldn't control the ball. Too much power. I cut them and restrung with some Babolat RPM Blast high at 58 lbs in mains and 59 lbs in crosses and LOVE it. I found the racquet for me for the next while! It has a lot of control, a buttery plow through, and is soft enough for me to be able to string full poly setups without hurting my arm and wrist. Great racquet!
Comments: I would buy a set of these racquets if I had not already committed to a set of Wilson 6.1 90 Tours (Fed), which are a bit heavier and boardier (if strung above 54 lbs). This Prince racquet has a better feeling than the Wilson 6.1 95 (16x19) as there is something firm yet plush, and you get this feeling all over the face of the racquet. I had chosen 6.1 90 over the 6.1 95 because top of frame felt brittle on the 6.1 95. Not so with this prince rebel. Probably the best feeling 90-95 sq in head size racquet in the over 12 oz category, although maybe Head Prestige line comes close.
Comments: This racquet is great. I love crushing balls with this stick. The beam width is the perfect, and the stiffness isn't too high, allowing for excellent control and power. The head light balance makes it easy to stick volleys and place them wherever you want to.
Comments: Derek's comments below are pretty much right on. This is a player's racquet among player's racquets. Words like buttery, stable, control, feel, nimble, and confidence come to mind. People too often mistake this racquet with the much lighter-much less stable-much yellower EXO3 Rebel Team 95. The EXO3 Rebel 95 compares with only a handful of racquets out there. Head Prestige, Wilson Six.One Tour (Fed), Babolat Pure Storm Ltd., Dunlop Biomimetic 300 Tour, Prince Tour Diablo (a personal favorite). The EXO3 Rebel 95 is probably not the racquet for NTRPs of 4.0 and below, unless you are an unusually strong ball striker for your rating. 4.5's and up will be rewarded in all areas of the court with this frame. Perfect weight and nice headlight balance. It feels stable on the baseline and quick at the net. It's one of the few racquets that you can genuinely hit flat bombs as well as spinny cross court dippers (something you can't do with a Pure Drive or Aero Pro Drive). 16G is too ropey for an 18/20 string pattern, so put a good quality 17g poly or poly-hybrid in there for best performance. I see the Bryan Bros. recently switched over to this frame. It's not too different from their previous frame (EXO3 Ignite Team 95); it's just that the EXO3 Rebel 95 is more of a big boy racquet.
Comments: I have tried pretty much every player's frame on the market and this is by far the best. Groundstrokes with this racquet are sublime. There is a buttery smooth, solid feel every time you make contact with the ball, and I feel like I can place the ball wherever I want with both my forehand and backhand. The dense string pattern provides excellent control for flattening out balls, and I am able to swing as hard as I can without worrying that the ball will fly out. Serving with this stick is exquisite as well. The head light balance enables me to generate excellent swing speed and pop on my serve, while the solid feel gives me superior consistency and accuracy on my serves. As for volleys, this racket enables me to volley with pinpoint precision and has instilled a new-found confidence into my net game. To top it off, the Rebel is by far the most beautiful racquet around. The racquet is a masterful work of art that would fit just as well in a museum as it would on a tennis court.
Comments: As a junior player back in the '80s I grew up playing with a Head Director graphite (wood with graphite overlay plating) and then switched to Wilson Sting SC (silicone carbide) while in HS followed by the classic Wilson Pro Staff 95 in the early '90s. I never encountered elbow problems until I started using the Babolat Pure Drive strung with polys. Don't get me wrong as I had incredible power with the Pure Drive. The serves were booming about 15-25 mph faster in my mid to late 30s than in my early 20s! After about 4-5 months layoff from tennis I started demoing some new racquets. I went with racquets that were less stiff than the Pure Drive, which isn't hard to find - Volkl, Djokovic's Head racquet, Wilson Blade, etc. None felt right until I tried the Rebel 95 last night. Easy on the arms, great control, just the right amount of power and access to spin. The balance of the racket is awesome. I heard the term "natural extension of your arm" and now I know what that is after hitting a couple of hours with this racket. I plan to hit some more over the weekend before deciding, however, I want to give the Prince graphite mid/mid plus a shot also.
Comments: When I first tried the Rebel 95 it had string hole grommets. I found it a bit hard to play. I was used to playing with the Prince O3 White, so I changed to open port grommets. The racquet became just another one! It became very soft, comfortable, and kept control. Strong serves came much easier because of the weight. On the other hand, you might need some strength to play with it.
Comments: This one is a true comfortable and control-oriented racquet with good amount of power. Pairing with Wilson multifilament 17G string, I was surprised when I could easily return my friend's canon-shot (using volleys and groundstrokes) without hurting my arm at all. Spin, slice and placement are decent. Power isn't great but far from being bad. I doubt there's more suitable racquet for me.
Comments: When I first picked this frame off the old rack, my eyes were stricken by the ugly PJ of this frame and I almost dropped it right then and there on the spot but darn it I'm glad I didn't -- it played incredibly smooth right from the first hit. The string bed felt even and consistent through the zone. The control with this frame is unbelievable enough that I dumped my pro stock frames and switched to this retail version. Thumbs up to Prince for making this great frame.
Comments: Excellent racquet, only problem is some kind of annoying vibrating noise, really annoying, even with a dampener I couldn't manage to get rid of it, tried over 10 dampeners still the same annoying vibration. Other than, great stick probably one of the best so far.
Comments: A little about me: semi-western FH, two handed BH, I hit pretty hard and fairly flat (especially off my BH side). Serve is my best stroke. All court game. I loved the weight of this racquet and its plow through. I feel like I can absolutely crush the ball on flat first serves and groundies. There's a feeling of the ball being on the racquet's strings that I really like. Generating spin is not a problem, though I'm not trying to tons of spin on a regular basis. Because the racquet is low powered it has good touch up at the net. Other racquets I tried along with this one were the Prince Ignite 95, Wilson BLX 95 18x20, and the Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200. The Ignite 95 was similar, but stiffer and didn't not have the plow through. The Wilson felt lighter when swinging it and again lacked the plow through, but a really nice racquet. The Dunlop was an early favorite until I hit with the Rebel. The Dunlop seemed like it had a bit more power in the racquet and swung just a bit lighter so it seemed you gave up some touch at the net from some power in the back court (I personally need all the touch I can get at net, and I don't need the extra power from the baseline). My daughter (HS tennis team) ended up buying it and she loves it.
Comments: I like the racquet a lot but it seemed a little big a bulky. I understand why Monfils likes the racquet; it is very smooth and gives a unique feel to it. The weight did not seem too heavy and the power was just awesome.
Comments: Do not let the weight of the EXO3 Rebel scare you off!! I bought this racquet because I was afraid the Rebel would be too heavy. I am a junior player and I feel the Rebel Team is far far too light. Little stability and lack of plow through and drive from the head. That's just my take, though, but I would strongly suggest that anyone thinking about buying this racquet demo the Rebel and Rebel Team.
Comments: This racquet is just amazing. This racquet improved my game from all areas
of the court and I usually only play from the baseline. This stick helped me to place the balls in deep with power but It also felt very stable and it produced just enough power. Spin was amazing and forehands and backhands were sweet. I can see why Gael Monfils switched to this frame!
Comments: I like this racquet. It hits with a lot of control, and if you can generate your own power, this will still let you hit a very hard ball. Despite the closed string pattern, I still get a lot of spin when I want it. Racquet is maneuverable, but make sure to start swinging early if you're against someone who hits hard.
Comments: It should be a NIKE advertisement..just do it. Perfect stick, I've never played with a better racquet. It does everything with ease. 330 gram unstrung weight with 300 swing weight?! Do you really need something more than that? This racquet does a perfect job because it simply has the perfect balance of weight, swing weight, and it's 9 points HL. Similar racquets don't exist on the market, so if you are not a 'Prince type' you should give it a second chance. Mark my words and try as much as you want but it's highly unlikely to find something better. Good luck....
Comments: This is the best racquet I have ever hit with. My previous lineup consisted of an O3 Hybrid Hornet, O3 Tour, and a Head Flexpoint 6. Out of all my previous racquets, this one has, by far improved my game. I'd recommend the EXO3 Rebel to anyone who likes providing their own power and has a wide range of shots. From the baseline, the Rebel packs enough punch to send the ball deep(flat and
with spin), and enough control for mean dropshots. I mainly play a
two-handed backhand and alternate often between spin and flat
backhands; I find that this racquet is able to consistently perform
both. My forehand also alternates between spin and flat, and yet
again, the Rebel holds up nicely. On the net, the Rebel still packs a
powerful punch and has plenty of control. This racquet is also very
forgiving of late swings. I initially bought my Rebel as a back-up,
but after hitting with it just one time, it became my primary stick.
Overall, this is a great racquet and I would recommend it to anyone
who can generate their own power.
Comments: This is a very good racquet! I play with an extreme western grip/single hand backhand and find this racquet to fit this style to perfection,so don't be put off by narrow head/tight string pattern. You must have a long full fluent stroke to appreciate this racquet most! I must admit you will never generate as much topspin as other lighter whippier racquets, however the power/precision/comfort you will get from this racquet with a long fluent swing will more than compensate this! A very arm friendly racquet and the extra weight (349 gms) helps with plow through/very good stability. I suggest not stringing this too tight, use poly as heavy racquets usually handle it and focus on early racquet prep, get racquet back nice and early and accelerate through the ball steadily, not a whippy motion. Get to feel racquet this way and you will fall in love with it! For serve just let the weight of the racquet provide power for you and once again concentrate on a nice fluent service action. Extremely stable during heavy hitting rallies with a ridiculous amount of effortless control!! All in all a must try whether u play flat or topspin!!
Comments: My coach let me try this beautiful bad boy and it was the right weight for me and I got amazing spin. Very pleased, very very pleased. Now I'm saving up for this I love it so much!!
Comments: I got a sample of this racquet in all black and fell in love with it. Almost a year later after working in a tennis shop this whole time and play testing every new stick to come out this is still my favorite. I can generate more spin than any of the wider patterns and have far more control than I did with the Wilson Tour 90, Yonex RDS 100 or even the Prestige mid. I'm a hard hitter who likes to stand five to six feet behind the baseline. I believe it to be one of the Prince great racquets, right up there with the Diablo mp and the TT Warrior. Try it before you buy it!!
Comments: I've used this exquisite racquet for 3 months. I do feel the urge to remind anyone who plans to buy new racquet that this is COMPLETELY NOT for short-swinger; if you are then IMHO try to look upon bigger head size or avoid head light one. Reading someone wrote this racquet wasn't good on slice and/or spin made me totally confused. "...hot-knife-through-butter type of sensation when hitting a well-struck ball..." is a great way to explain what kind of feeling when using this one. I'm using eastern forehand and lately many people told me that I used to much topspin, not to mention my slice backhand was being deadly. Ground-stroke, volley and serve are awesome; its sweet-spot is really sweet. Only return that is (just) a little sluggish, and I suspect it's because of its weight; I still think that its weight helps a lot in generating solid and stable control. All of that still come with arm-friendly kind of racquet. Overall, Prince EXO3 Rebel 95 is awesome for anyone who at least already mastering the basic af all tennis strokes.
P.S. I'm applying 2 over-grips (because I could only get 4 1/4" grip-size), and I feel that really enhances everything (dunno because I finally get a proper grip-size or have more head-light or both). Read this for grip-size: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/LC/Gripsize.html (thank you so much Tennis Warehouse).
Comments: This is one of the best racquets on the market right now. Awesome specs, feels very substantial when you impact the ball. It swings a lot easier than the spec swingweight, but the static weight definitely makes this racquet very stable. It's pinpoint accurate when you're going for your shots and even though it has an 18x20 string pattern, I was able to get a surprisingly amount of spin out of this racquet.
For those on the market looking for an arm friendly racquet, this is definitely one you need to try.
Comments: This is the best players stick on the market. I am 12 years old and I am top ranked in the US. I have tried a ton of racquets and have never found a racquet better than this strung with a full bed of prince recoil or a bull bed of Luxilon ALU Power at medium tension. This gives you the perfect amount of spin and power with pinpoint accuracy. The cosmetics are amazing and this racquet excels in every aspect of tennis.
Comments: I use this racquet strung with Luxilon Big Banger rough at 47 lbs. with the ports and lead at 12. It is an extremely arm friendly stick and for those who enjoy a plush feel, it is incomparable. Definitely a game changer for me. Would love to have a 16x18 version.
Comments: HEAVY was the first impression when using this racquet, then after 30 minutes adjusting I could feel its ROCK SOLID STABILITY IN EVERY ASPECT (while my 6.1 95 often produced wild balls). I really don't mind swinging a heavy racquet with this level of stability (me barely able to do 30 hateful push-ups in a row). And unlike my 6.1 I could feel this racquet is more ARM-FRIENDLY thanks to the less stiff material (more shaking when hitting the balls though, mild still). Power levels compared to my 6.1 was similar, LOW.
I can say this racquet is greatly suitable for those young or enthusiast player who like to enjoy tennis like the professionals do. TWO THUMBS UP!! b^^d
I used Wilson K-Factor 6.1 95 16x18 before (310 gr unstrung), eastern FH & 1-handed BH. I feel I owe TW to write a feedback because the reviews and feedbacks really helped me buy this racquet. MANY THANKS to TENNIS WAREHOUSE.
Comments: This thing is simply PERFECT. I finally enjoy hitting a ball and to know that 9 out of 10 it will go where I want it. Backhands are improved with spin and pace for flat ones. Forehands are just an ease to generate spin and power is perfect. The weight is perfect for long matches. It hits like a heave racquet because it is a 12oz stick but amazingly feels like 10.5 or 11. That helps for reaction at net and shots that hit the baseline. I've never used Prince before then I tried this and in a few shots WOW. I can see this racquet becoming more popular.
Comments: Such a beauty. Rebel 95 gives me amazing control and amazing precision. This racket is hefty for people who are not very strong, but you will get used to it. Volleys are punching pop and amazing. A must have for the semi-western gripper You should try this racket. It seems to be harder to control with an eastern.
Comments: Simply a Great Racquet, you will be very impressed with the power, control, spin regardless which racquet you have used before. I was using Wilson K Factor tour 90 and 95 16 x 18 for the last two years. I tried the Dunlop tour 300 which was nice but just too light for me. I like to know by feel where I am hitting the ball.
You can hit balls all day and not have a sore arm! At least I can now.
The firm flex provides arm friendly hitting.
This Prince X03 Rebel has a combination of power spin and feel that Wilson racquets have managed to lose over the years. At first you think the Prince is an 11 ounce tennis racket because it feels so smooth and easy. The sweet spot seems very large and easy to find.
Then you hit solid ground strokes, heavy ground strokes, great spin and flat serves, great returns, punch and touch volleys, very sharp and penetrating slice backhands, flat, topspin and over spin Moon ball backhands with ease. You will amaze your friends with this racket.
You begin to realize that you now enjoy an unfair advantage over you friends at the tennis club. You have more time because you can now place the ball where you want with the power and spin that you want.
Comments: This is such an amazing stick! Used to play with Wilson KBlade Tour and lately with Head Microgel Prestige, but there is nothing compared to that. While Wilson used to be perfect in control and shooting from the baseline, and Head to be nice on flat strokes and serve, Exo3 surprised me with the comfort and arm friendly, without loosing control and precision, while adding a lot of easy spin to the game. Could not feel the "excessive" weight, as it seems very maneuverable either on the net or at baseline.
Still finding my rhythm with the new stick, specially on the run strokes, but loving it more and more. A MUST for everyone seeking a very comfortable and precise racquet.
Comments: This is an awesome stick. Spotted it on the net bought it in the middle of a club tournament and did not loose a set all the way winning the singles and the doubles. Fantastic on groundies and super feel at the net. Not as much power as one would expect but enough to keep pin point accuracy on every shot. Former stick was a k factor tour 90, but this stick is gooood. Very maneuverable and perfect to volley with. Worth a try any day.
Comments: I love this racquet. Since switching I have moved up from the bottom court of my tennis academy to the 2nd or 3rd court. Great racquet no wonder monfils is playing the best tennis of his life... so am I!!!
Comments: Has anyone else had issues with pressure cracks in the corner of the bridges, I've been through three of these rackets with the same problem, only stringing at 54lbs. Other than that issue such an amazing racket, I'd been looking for a replacement to the precision approach titanium for the last 4-5 years, this racket more than substitutes, haven't found anything close, I can hit the ball slightly late the flex allows me to middle it.
Comments: My first racquet I bought was a Prince Power Pro(95) in the eighties. Since, I had strayed away from the company. I am a serve and volley doubles player and I have returned as a Prince fan after playing with this stick. The weight allows for peppy returns of serve. Head weight helps me respond quickly to balls blasted to the net and the flexible frame has enhanced my serve and volley accuracy. I love to hit overheads with this racquet but I am more impressed with the touch I can get at the net.
Comments: This is the best Prince stick since the MP Diablo. A bit on the heavy side but if you have the strength to wield it you will generate deadly power and precision. Not a huge fan of the Prince grip...two round, but other than that this racket is spectacular. Not very stiff, very absorbing racket. Excellent for flat serves but when attempting slice or kick serves you will lose some bite thanks to the 18x20. Decent at the net. Overall a pretty solid racket if you are able to deal with the flexibility and weight.
Comments: 1 Word AWESOME!! Feel is great, touch is tremendous, and it doesn't really feel like a 12 oz. racquet when you swing it. A must demo! Trust me I'm ranked very high in boys 12s.
Comments: I normally use rackets in the 300g - 310g range and I have been wanting to try a player frame as I am getting better and playing more frequently. And boy! did I made the right choice to go with the Rebel. The racket feels heavy on your hand, but it doesn't feel sluggish when you whip it. If you are doing have swing all the time, then you will really feel it in your forearm. Today is my 3rd time playing the racket and I can really go after the ball without hitting it out of bounds, and I am starting to get used to the weight as well.
What's important is that you absolutely need to put some good string on it. The original string are very very dead. I switched to Babolat vs cross hurricane pro tour... Lots of power, and much more lively. I would highly recommend this racket to anyone who's looking for a player's racket with a slight edge on power.
Comments: Amazing racquet!! Has great spin potential which is needed to match the power that is generated from the weight of the stick. This did everything really well - serves were powerful with great kick, groundstrokes were deep and heavy, slices were penetrating and volleys were crisp and controlled. It was also very well balanced and surprisingly nimble at the net.
Takes a hit or 2 to get used to the racquet, and then the fun really begins.
Comments: I brought this racquet after demoing the Graphite 93 and moving to it from Head LiquidMetal Radical (Sonic Pro-60 lb). This racquet has definitely a lot of weight to it, though it seems very easy and light when you swing, so putting some lead weight into the sides with easily correct the problem of swingweight.
Comments: This is a great stick! It has plenty of power, very spin friendly and easy to use on the serves. The only problem I have with this racquet is that it isn't really stiff. The durability for this stick isn't as great, but it has a great feel. It's weird, I know. I would recommend demoing this racquet before buying it.
Comments: I really like this racquet. I got 4 of them about 2 months ago. It provides plenty of spin and control, but it is also great for flattening out shots.
Comments: Racquet plays really nice (multi string) with very good spin, but you have to supply the power. 2nd string job was with multi/poly hybrid. More power, still good spin, but less control. Has less so of that muted Prince feel. Racquet is fairly headlight, but didn't feel as maneuverable as my current stick (PS 6.0 85).
Comments: I really love this racquet! There isn't too much power so my ground strokes never sail long. I demoed this racquet with the K sixone 95 and I found that this one suited my game the best. I like to come up to net a lot and this racquet is very solid on volleys. If you like a great player stick you should definitely invest in this racquet.
Comments: I demoed this racquet and it felt amazing. It has a really nice feel to it and even with the 18 by 20 string pattern, I was able to generate a lot of top spin. The only bad thing I have to say is that it is a heavier racquet. If you can't play with a 12 oz racquet this is probably not a racquet for you. Still great stick.
Comments: This stick feels so good after I demoed it. Not too much power, but I when have to make top spin, it generates so much spin that sometimes it goes right into net. Most of the time the spin is good and I can hit spin so the ball drops in at baseline. The slice also is good spin and when hit low slice when hit with my friend, he never can get it over the net because he hit ball into the net. The only problem is I feel there is not enough power. When serving, it may not be as fast as the other stick, probably 10 miles per hour off of the speed. This stick very heavy and sometimes I feel like my arm is about to fall off after so many hours of play with it. All in all, I know why Gael Monfils is professional because he uses this stick. It feels so good to hit and make winners against the opponent but also makes him run around so he gets tired. I forgot to mention that this racquet also has a lot of control. Maybe because of string pattern. This racquet is 4 out of 5 stars because only problem so little power but 4 stars because everything else is good.
Comments: Don't know where people come from with the lack of power, I usually use the old flexpoint prestige MP still a great stick although it is a bit heavy and clumsy at net, I found the the Rebel was much easier to swing and hit the hard flat ball. Although at time it can generate to much power, its very easy to hit a winner even from deep in the court. The volleys where what impressed me most, excellent feel and has the deep stuff as well. Overall I think I'm still going to stick with the prestige, but will hang onto this as well.
Comments: Just got this stick & very impressed with the improvement in my game. I can feel the ball on this stick & gives more spin to grounstrokes & it does everything you wants it to do. On the volleys it is unbelievable and nice kick on the second serve. You need to have a real good service motion to add some power on the first serve. Real keeper!
Comments: I bought this racquet a couple of months ago. I demoed it before hand and thought it felt great. I ended up buying two, but I should have taken out another demo. This is a racquet that once you start playing with it over a period of time, you notice the deficiencies. Spin is a non-factor with this stick. The stick had way too much power for me. To bring the ball down on ground strokes, I really had to over exaggerate the topspin motion, which caused me to not hit through the ball enough thus causing a lack of depth. Warning - the racquet feels awesome when swinging it. However, it is a racquet that I could never swing with comfort and trust in a match. My recommendation is to demo a couple of times before you buy this one.
Comments: I am demoing this racquet right now. It has got a soft and
muted feel which I like coming from a Volkl user. I guess due to the fact that it is 100% Graphite with low stiffness. It swings lighter than 337 swingweight
indicates. Very good power. My serve and ground strokes have got pretty
good pop. You can just let the racquet weight do the work. Very easy to
generate spin as well. The sweet spot is large and forgiving on mishits.
Good control. Overall it is a very nice player's racquet. I usually do not like Prince since their racquets are mostly stiff. But this one is different. It
reminds me of Volkl.
Comments: Well, whilst I'm surprised by the variances in people's opinions and can see that the Rebel isn't for everyone, for me, this racquet has a certain 'x-factor' about it and is somewhat unique. As others have noted, it has the spin of an open string pattern but with the control of a closed pattern. It is relatively low-powered - yet when you hit out suddenly the power is all there and on tap. It consistently hits a solid, penetrating, heavy ball on groundies (and I may add it really adds bite and oomph on the bh side too.) The feel is 'rich' (ie, soft, crisp, stiff, all rolled into one.) Stability-wise the rod has plenty of body. It kills it for coming in and volleying. It's pretty good on touch stuff. I find the head-size to be perfect. And for serving it has a lot of juice and action going on. And with it being fantastic from both the baseline and around the net, the Exo3 Rebel 95 truly is the kind of all court frame that someone like myself - a b-liner wishing to develop more of an all court game - can really appreciate. If there are any issues, I'd also echo previous remarks regarding its maneuverability (especially on reaction shots, last second wrist-flicks, etc.) It is probably close to the cusp of what I can now comfortably swing. I would also point out that the frame is very head-light (I think it's 14 pts unstrung?), and combined with the heft, takes a bit of time getting familiar with it. However, with proper form - like allowing the frame to do the work, using long, full strokes, and no. 1: moving the thing super, super quick (you do have to get the Reb in motion to gain the benefits) - the Reb delivers!...
Comments: I demoed this racquet for about a week and a half, trying to switch from the O3 tour Mid rackets, and I must say that this racquet was horrendous. Terribly dead, pingy feel from the ground, the racket was not crisp on volleys, and I lost about 10mph on serves. With the tight string pattern, it was worthless trying to grab the ball for spin, and you had to work extremely hard from the ground to get a penetrating groundstroke in. I've been prince all my life, but after this EXO3 series came out I'm definitely switching.
Comments: Very low powered stick. You get a lot of control though, almost pinpoint, but you need to swing hard but you need to swing properly. It's like a Prestige MP but much less power, and much better spin potential. I think I'll try stringing it 4-5 lbs lower next time I restring and hope I can find more power, otherwise I may switch to Dunlop 4D 200.
Comments: Great racquet, but it's pretty underpowered. I'd like a slightly stiffer response, maybe 66RA or something like that. Spin is generous, considering the 18/20 string pattern. I loved this racquet off the backhand side, I could take the ball early and pull anybody off the court and come in and pop off a slick volley. On serve, I could place the ball well, but I just couldn't get enough power. Like I said, a stiffer frame would make this stick much better. I can't believe Gael Monfils strings this with 100% poly. Haha!
Comments: This is a great racquet for anyone who can play with the heavy stuff. Unfortunately, it is a new frame and it cracks very very easily. I don't have a humongous temper and do not throw my racquet every match, but I have broken at least 5 since middle of March. Hopefully Prince will fix this and this racquet will be out and players will use it for a long time!
Comments: Great racquet. I previously used a Prince Diablo Tour 100 and this racquet actually has more pop on groundstrokes and serves. It is much more stable than the Diablo and is great for counter-punching hard serves. It will take some getting used to the extra weight, but I can tell already it has helped my game.
Comments: Every stroke was heavenly except for my first serve; every time I tried to hit a fast serve, the ball flew to Mars.
Comments: Very solid racquet. Swings lighter than you would think. I believe it would be solid with a good multifilament. Volleys are a dream as well as ground strokes. Serve is there, but it was tough getting my usually high 2nd serve topspin/kick serve. I really like the design and overall look of it. I will be demoing this racquet along with the Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200 for a 2nd time before making any decisions.
Comments: This is an interesting frame. I am currently looking for a new racquet after playing with the RDS/RDX racquets for a few years. I find that as I have gotten older and play less frequently, I am no longer good enough to play with the true "player's" frames. So I have been trying the slightly lighter frames such as the KBlade 98, the [K] Kobra Tour and the Babolat AeroPro Drive to see if they would help me with maneuverability and comfort, while maintaining the "feel" of a players racquet. This racquet, while heavier than the aforementioned frames, felt much more comfortable. It had a soft feel - almost deadened the impact of the ball. After playing for two hours with this racquet, my arm felt pretty good and did not mind/notice the weight, which is different than my Yonex. At the same time, once I got used to the feel of the frame, I think this racquet gives a good mix of power and control. Furthermore, I liked that it did not have the slingshot effect of the KBlade98 or the APD. It had the stability to handle hard stokes and felt that it handled pace really well, but I have to echo one of the comments from the TW review regarding hitting shots on the run - you need to take a serious cut at the ball to make the ball go where you want it. The racquet is great on serves and volleys, but will not give anyone added power on their serves. I found kick/spin serves were enhanced but with added control. I was surprised that I liked this racquet as much as I did and am strongly considering this frame over the KBlade 98, the [K]Kobra Tour and the Babolat APD based on comfort.
Comments: This racquet is truly a great stick. At first I had some trouble flattening out shots due to the great access of spin. After I gave the racquet some time I got the feel for it and now I love this stick. Really amazing. I like playing really aggressive and rushing the net when the time is right. Net play is not my strong point but with this racquet I found volleys to be easier. All around a great stick and I am going to buy it.
Comments: Fantastic stick, perfect for all court players. Even strung with gut at 58 lbs, there was very little power, even in the sweet spot. I'll string it closer to mid tension next time and see if I get better results. This racquet is also really really good at hitting sharp angles to move the opponent off the court. The sweet spot is kinda small though, but the maneuverability is fantastic too. Good stick if you're willing to swing hard on every ball.
Comments: I absolutely love everything about the racquet, except for the grip. It's sticky and leaves a weird feeling on my hands. Thank god for Tournagrips, I'm going to switch the synthetic grip for maybe a leather or a different synthetic that doesn't stick to my hands.
Comments: Awesome racquet, did everything I could want it to and more. Sweetspot seems bigger than the one on my old Prince Air Scream. Feels like a real player's racquet, great for control, serves, and volleys. The racquet actually gave me more power, not that it does for everyone.
Comments: Very nice stability and control on groundstrokes but spin was a bit hard to come by. Volleys were very nice so solid. Serving with this racquet was the problem. No access spin on the second serve and I could not seem to hit my first serve hard at all. Overall a good solid racquet, but the feel and serve was suspect.
Comments: Oh my god! I can't believe how great this stick is! The feel off the strings is amazing, I think the demo strings were prince poly in the mains and synthetic in the crosses. I'd love to try this racquet with maybe Luxilon in the mains and 17 gauge gut in the crosses, but even with that demo setup, I really loved this racquet. There was sweet pop, spin was
amazing and forehands and backhands were sweet. I can see why Gael Monfils switched to this frame after hitting 2 balls. :-D
Comments: I was very hesitant about buying this racket after reading all of its horrible reviews on here but I did it anyway and I am so glad I did!!!! It is amazing... low power but plenty for plow to put it away but its like magic... most spin I've ever seen... a little hard to hit deeper but impossible to over hit... used Babolat pht @ 58 lbs... groundstrokes were great touch was plentiful and serves were descent.. love it but I'm debating between this and the Yonex rdis 100 mid... both incredible and close feeling rackets...
Comments: I currently play the Babolot Aero Pro Drive Nadal and just when you thought that was a forgiving racket, then comes this new Prince EXO3 REBEL!!! Very forgiving for a 95 racket. Good for groundies but superb serve and volley racket. Even my 13 year old son can play with it. He's switching to it and ditching his Head Prestige Pro 98. I compared the head size with the Head Prestige Pro 98 and it was the same (length wise) and just a wee bit narrower. This elongated head shape expanded the sweet spot and gives me more confidence; like I'm playing with a 98. I thought about buying a Yonex cause I kinda like this type of head shape but lucky I bought this one instead. It has a trendier look and plays better than the new red Yonex RDS 93 I demoed earlier. The tighter string bed provides excellent pop and because the racket is so forgiving, hitting topspin is still very easy much like a 16x19 racket.
Comments: The racquet is nice on groundies with decent pop on both sides. It is however hard to get through the hitting zone as it is a bit heavy. Serving is difficult to really get much stick on the ball without generating a ton of racquet speed, which again is difficult with the weight. Very solid at the net. Overall, the racquet is decent, but too heavy. Unless you like swinging a war club, go with something lighter.
Comments: Not the racquet for me. I believe it would be very strong for the serve & volley/doubles player. It had a bit too much pop from the baseline. Serving was nothing special either as pace was hard to come by.
Comments: It felt really solid and heavy, but lacked ball bite and accuracy. Great plow through on overheads and serves. The frame felt solid like it was carved out of a single piece of granite, but it felt disconnected from the stringbed. No confidence to go for lines or angles because the accuracy is just not there. I'd be interested in trying this out more if it had a more open string pattern.
Comments: Very nice forehands and backhands. You can swing as hard as you want on the forehands and the ball will never go long. Serving is very tough to generate pace. Net play is unbelievable, would be a nice doubles stick. If I was stronger and had a better serve this would be the stick for me.
Comments: Very interesting frame. I liked the spin and power that came from this racket, but it didn't have all the control I was expecting from prince but overall a good frame.
Comments: Very pleasant to use. Weighty but not too much so. The flex is good. Touch shots are a breeze and good from all areas of the court. The net is easy to dominate. Like the old Prestige frames it is flexible and hefty but power is easy to access. The cosmetics? Let's just say they are the weak point of the frame.
Comments: This racquet was a bit too much for me. I have been playing with a Wilson Six-One K-factor for over a year now, but this racquet made me feel like it was too much racquet for me. The power on this racquet is huge for a tour racquet, most of my shots were sailing wide or long and I felt like I couldn't handle it. The racquet has lots of power, but honestly I couldn't control it . The closed string pattern made it hard for me to put spin to bring the ball down, which may be why I couldn't play with it. Western grip player should look elsewhere. If you like to play with spin and like the technology, you should try playing with the EXO3 93 Graphite version instead, much better for spinners for its open strings and more controllable power, and the head of the 93 feels bigger than the 95 don't ask me why.
Comments: This racquet is going to change the bad rep. Prince got since O3. Prince made the best racket of all time (Graphite) and now comes with a racket that so much a like to Prestige but has its own character. Everything is better for me with this racket. I hit volleys today that were out of this world. The serve is much more powerful, my backhand came to life for the first time after my back surgery. I'm going to use this racket for the rest of my life, and do recommend it to any player who's competing on any senior level. This is Prince.....
Comments: I have been using this racket for one month and really like it all around the court, although a bit hefty. Before I used AG 200 and I found much more confidence in service and much more spin potential. A very nice solid racket for immediate players.
Comments: Sorry to say, I didn't care for the racquet at all. I didn't find it to have a good balance and thought it was pretty unresponsive. For my personal use, I prefer a heavier racquet. While this was peppy at the net, from the baseline it was a drag and I was happy to move on to its heavier counterpart, which was much better for my game.
Comments: When I first held the racket, it felt like 10 oz. I checked the balance point and it ended up being 11 head light. It felt dull and dead, and hurt my wrist a bunch because the swingweight was way too light. I prefer the old O3 Tour MP.
Comments: Just hit with this racquet today and it felt really good. Surprisingly it still has a generous enough sweet spot for a player's racquet. This racquet has an amazing mix of control and power, I was expecting it to lack power, but it did not disappoint. Overall I liked this racquet from all over the court. It is a little sluggish though due to its heavy weight. I think I might just switch to this racquet. I am currently using the O3 Speedport Black.
Comments: I used this racquet for about an hour and a half, and really the only thing I found to be even remotely good about it was the serve. It lacked head weight which is always directly related to the power of the racquet; spin was decent except on the backhand slice, and this racquet lacks even the slightest bit of touch especially for drop shots. Overall not even close to being as good as my KSix One Tour.
Comments: I was impressed by this racquet. Great feel and control. Felt very stable and produced just enough power. Liked the balance and the weight, also the head, despite being 95 sq in (I am used to midsize), felt more controlled/precise than a midplus. Overall impressive racquet. Definitely in the same league of the prestige and K90.
Comments: Oh! Woah! The EXO3 Rebel is MY racket! 3 hits and I am at home! I have been a big fan of Prince's O3 technology. The O3 Speedport Tour is already a good improvement over the O3 Tour MS that I used. Now, with the EXO3 Rebel, I don't even want to pick up my Speedport Tour again. The new EXO3 has much better feel, probably afforded by the denser string pattern, over the Speedport Tour, which could feel a bit numb. The EXO3 has great maneuverability, I can adjust minute wrist movements on dire ball-saving situations. I can better adjust the amount of spin. The hit is solid. Balance is outstanding, the swing is easy. I serve with better confidence. I am still getting used to the greenish and mesh-like paint job, but it is growing on me. But who cares? The specs is just prefect for me!
Comments: As a woman I've always liked heavy racquets, and this one is no exception. Very stable (but not stiff), especially on volleys, and was able to create a very heavy ball on serves. The racquet seemed to swing by itself and despite the pop I got on groundies, I don't remember hitting out on single one. Only one concern, and maybe I need to adjust my technique, but the weight of the racket made me swing a little flat. I plan to demo this again to see whether I can get a little more loop on the ball. But I really liked it a lot, and my pro said I hit great with it. Nice racquet!
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