Prince EXO3 Rebel 95 Racquets Customer feedback
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Comments: I've played with this stick for about two months now and love it. I'm a 5.5 league player and this stick is
the best I have ever played with going back through 35 years of tennis for me. It is not for anyone without developed stokes and
solid technique. I did play with the Babolat Pure Storm LTD for the past three years, but switched to this after a few of the Babolats
cracked from a lot of play over those years. I hit with a lot of variety and this stick can do it all, but is probably more suited to
flatter strokes. It is capable of big topspin, but it does not come as easily as with others sticks. What it does have is incredible feel
and control. I am not string sensitive and usually string it with any 17g multi at 57 lbs
Comments: My current racquet is a Prince EXO3 Tour 16x18 which I like very much. I tried the Rebel 95 the other
day and my first impressions, in comparison, are that this racquet offers more control and lower power, with a very solid feel to it.
Blocking back volleys and heavy serves are effective due to the weight. My swing speed was slower and early preparation with a
more relaxed swing was required on my part. I would be a little reticent to play someone who hits very hard without time spent
playing with this racquet first as I feel I will be late with my swing and hitting a tad short. On the other hand, playing against a
pusher was rewarding, as I could stay in a rally longer, and then step in and hit a winner off a short ball without over-hitting it.
The control, plowthrough and feel are my favorite aspects. I am a middle of the road 4.5 player.
Comments: Great stick. I'm a tall, thin guy who loves to hit big, and
this racquet has everything I could possibly want. One can get a tremendous amount of spin as well as power if they put in the
necessary effort by using their legs. In regards to the 95 inch head size, I was a little skeptical at first but there were no issues in
switching from a Babolat Pure Drive GT which has an 100 inch head size to the Rebel. The feel is really very good and is very
dampened. It does have that funky Prince feel, but after a few hours on the court with the demo, I got used to it and actually have
grown to like it. Some people have brought up the fact that they lose some power on ground strokes and serves due to the low
flex or whatever, but I do not believe that this is the case. I retained the same amount of power as the Pure Drive and I actually got
more spin as an added bonus when switching to the Rebel. I really did not have an intention of the switching from the Pure Drive
to the Rebel, but my Pure Drives were stolen and the Rebels make a more than adequate replacement. Lastly, I used to have tennis
elbow issues and shoulder problems. In fact, I tore some muscles in my rotator cuff when playing tennis, and I have experienced
no pains at all when using the racquet. Anyway, one thing I must say is that I shanked an overhead on the very tip of the racquet
and the frame cracked on the beam due to the vibrations. I have contacted a Prince rep and am waiting for a replacement and I
hope that I do receive one. Otherwise that will be a shame, I will not be happy, and Prince would have lost a customer. But overall,
this racquet is excellent, and I like it many times more than my Pure Drives. I currently own two Rebels and I'm happy with the
investment. (Except for the fact that one broke. But, one should be on the way from Prince, so I am happy).
Comments: This racket is great! I love the feel and precise feeling I get when hitting ground strokes with this. There
were some issues with stability of volleys but the crisp feeling was great. The best part of the racket however was the serve. The
spin off serves is amazing and the maneuverability contributes to that. Overall this is a great racket.
Comments: I loved the previous versions of this racket and have now
gotten used to the newer versions, but I miss the heft and overall spec
of the old one.
Comments: This frame is solid and made for precision. If you have the right sort of game not based on pure power,
you couldn't ask for a better feeling racquet. Amazingly stable and predictable this Rebel has it all (except perhaps for it's
cosmetics) and is a real improvement over the previous model, which isn't always so. Volleys and half volleys, overheads, serves
and returns (have I missed anything?)...it's all there. The flex is friendly and it's weight is a plus without being too burdensome (if
you want more weight, you can always add, but never subtract). And finally there is the Exo system which allows for greater string
bed response and feel. In short, a real winner from Prince.Well done!
Comments: Interesting frame. Did not feel good at first, at least not like the first Rebel 95. I added a leather grip
and some weight at 3&9 o'clock and things starting clicking. If you're accustomed to the Prince feel (as I am) this frame is the
perfect blend of everything. Swings like a mid (compact) but due to the o-ports, has a much bigger and sweeter sweet spot. After
adding some weight I'm loving everything, serve, groundstrokes, volleys, slices. Good job Prince!
Comments: Very surprised with this racket. Had hated how the previous model felt;
seemed dull and unforgiving despite having a higher swing weight and stiffness. This new model being much more flexible I
thought would only be more dead. Gotta say, this version is really making me consider switching. Ground strokes are very solid
and I can really swing out on the ball without at much gear of it landing way long. Serving is a breeze offering power if you Putin
the work but spin serves really stood out to me. Offers plenty of pop on all shots and some wicked slice as long as timed
correctly. Overall this racket has Renewed my faith in prince, Great Job!
Comments: The new Rebel has lots of power with pin-pint accuracy and stability all court. It can generate explosive
serves and service returns, but maneuverability is a little bit of a concern at the net though. Overall, the Rebel is best for serious
advanced players with developed strokes who likes swinging hefty rackets.
Comments: I think Prince got it right this time. It has a nice balance and feel to it. When I serve there was a great
pop coming off of the strings plus it had a lot more power then my previous racquet. I think anyone that gets this racquet will be
very satisfied and happy with the results. I have not found a racquet like it yet.
Comments: I just got this racket about a week ago, and I am loving it. I was using the old rebel before. I have been
hitting with it for about 10 hours now. Overall it still feels some what the same as the old rebel 95. It has a nice sweet spot, has
more power and spin than the old rebel. The 7pts headlight spec is helping with the power, spin and the serve as well. The only let
down is the maneuverability of the racket. It is some what less maneuverable than the old rebel 95. I also noticed that my ground
shots are landing deeper but long at times. All I needed to do was tweak my swing a little and a little more footwork was needed
to fix that. At net it still feels about the same as the rebel 95. All in all it is a great racket.
Comments: I was very excited about this stick before it came out. I love the Prince Tour 100 racquets for their
power, spin and sweet-spot but I don't like the feel of the racquet without the grommets. That is one of the main reasons that I
don't use the Prince Tour 100 as my primary racquet. I was hoping that the new Rebel 95 would give me more feel while retaining
the power and whippiness of the Prince Tour 100. I have used the new Rebel only for a few weeks but so far it has not lived up to
its expectations. This version is lighter (12 oz./340.19 gm/swing weight 331 gm vs 12.3 oz./349 gm/ swing weight 337 gm
strung) and more flexible than its predecessor (56 vs. 60) and thus is more forgiving. It is also a little more head heavy (7 points
vs 9 points head light) than the previous version. Overall it is more maneuverable and easier to swing and players who liked the
old Rebel 95 but felt it was a little too heavy will most likely be pleased. When hitting sweet spot seems very small especially for
an O3 racquet. My groundstrokes did not really explode off the frame. I had to put a lot of effort to get my usual depth and
topspin. The serve with the Rebel was the same story as the ground strokes. It made me do all the work but I was able to hit all my
spots. I definitely did not add any MPH using this stick but may have lost some. The volleys felt good especially when compared to
the Prince Tour 100. The racquet overall has a better feel than the Tour 100. For me the new Rebel 95 was good in all areas but
excelled in none. It is a little too light to really hit through the ball and while it is more flexible and forgiving than its
predecessor,it does not produce the topspin or power that I associate with the Prince Tour 100 O3 racquets. It is not a very good
looking racquet. Maybe changing the string set up will make the racquet play differently but as far as first impressions go, the new
Rebel was a let down.
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