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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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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 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.

Strung Specifications

Oversize Specs
Head Size:
110 sq. in. / 710 sq. cm.
Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
Strung Weight: 10.1oz / 286g
Balance: 2 pts Head Heavy
Swingweight: 316
Stiffness: 72
Beam Width: 25-27-25 mm Tapered Beam
Composition: Dynamic Braided Graphite / Titanium / Tungsten
Power Level: Medium-High
Swing Speed: Moderate
Grip Type: Duratac
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 7T.9T.7H.9H
One Piece
No shared holes
String Tension: 55-65 pounds

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