Prince Tour 100T ESP Tennis Racquet
The Prince Tour 100T ESP is a spin generating machine. For players who are looking to dominate the opposition with depth and penetration from the back of the court, this is the right frame for you! The ESP "Extreme String Pattern" technology is designed to deliver up to 30% more spin resulting in higher net clearance for more consistency & heavier more penetrating shots. This racquet features built in Double Bridge vibration, the world’s first and only technology to not only dampen vibration in both the frame but also the strings. New EXO3 technology for up to a 54% larger sweet spot. Designed for the perfect blend of control and spin.
With a Prince Power Level of 900, 16x16 string pattern, tapered 20/22/20mm beam, and a 100 square inch head, the Tour 100T ESP offers precision control with great spin potential. Overall, the Tour 100T is best suited for players with long full swings who are looking to generate large amounts of spin with a control type feel.
For Optimal String Performance Prince Recommends: Tour XC 15L
- Headsize: 100 sq. in.
- Length: 27.00 in.
- Weight (strung): 11.10 oz.
- Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 60
- Balance: 12.91 in. Head Light
- Cross Section: 20/22/20mm Tapered Beam
- Swingweight: 307 kg*sq. cm
- String Pattern: 16x16
- Grip: ResiPro
- Prince Power Level: 900
- Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
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I demo'd several racquets including the new Prince Warrior 100 ESP & Prince Premier 115L along with several others and the Tour 100T ESP was by far the one I liked best. Although the Tour is the heaviest of the 3, it feels lighter since it is slightly head light. The Tour is 14x16 string pattern while the other 2 are 14x14 but I am able to generate much more spin with the Tour. I've played a few matches with it and have had opponents give up on balls thinking they are going to be back only to have them drop in to their surprise. I've also had opponents ground strokes disrupted by the big jump some of my top spin heavy returns have taken, causing them to adjust at the last second to a ball at their shoulders when they expected it to be closer to their waist. The ESP technology is not Hype....it's for real!
I tried this racket when my Babolat was being restrung, I found it to play much like my Babolat but not so explosive. I can swing away & have control. To me it feels head light so I'm able to be mobile anywhere in the court. I now control the racket before I had to control myself. And absolutely no vibration or shock waves in my arm. Smooth.
Prince has breathed new life into this racquet, great spin & touch. ESP string in the demo had nice feel and punch on volleys.