Prince Tour 98 ESP Tennis Racquet

Prince Tour 98 ESP Tennis Racquet
Description

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The Prince Tour 98 ESP provides excellent control with a great blend of spin and the maneuverability needed for an all-court game. This racquet excels both from the baseline and the net and benefits from the new ESP technology. 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 825, straight 21mm beam, 16x16 string pattern and a 98 square inch head, the Tour 98 ESP offers precision control with great spin potential. Overall, the Tour 98 is best suited for players with long full swings who are looking for control.

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For Optimal String Performance Prince Recommends: Tour XC 15L

Note: Prince does not offer a cover with the Tour 98 ESP.

Specs
  • Headsize: 98 sq. in.
  • Length: 27.00 in.
  • Weight (strung): 11.50 oz.
  • Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 58
  • Balance: 12.56 in. Head Light
  • Cross Section: 21mm Straight Beam
  • Swingweight: 306 kg*sq. cm
  • String Pattern: 16x16
  • Grip: ResiPro
  • Prince Power Level: 825
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Reviews

Noisy

4 Stars

oldocala from FL on 5/23/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

The racquet hits fine. However, the frame is somewhat noisy. That is a turn-off.

Great when Tamed

4 Stars

traskw from PA on 4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This racket has outstanding power potential, but control can be an issue without the right string combo. I found that a nice Kevlar blend worked beautifully. It tamed the power, creates tremendous spin and has the durability to hold up to this string pattern.

3 Stars

Frank florida from FL on 3/10/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Liked the weight,balance and look...had racket strung at lowest recommended tension...the ball comes off the racket much higher then I would like.fight to keep lower even with,heavy top spin ,.

Good racquet but...

4 Stars

Don from IN on 2/20/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I was looking for more spin and a lighter racquet for quicker hands at the net. I definitely got both with this racquet, however, two things I hadn't counted on: 1. because of the open string pattern I can get a "flyer" if I don't intentionally swing for spin (more of a brush stroke) - you don't want to hit flat, and volleys tend to fly a little more - not quite the touch I'm used to. 2. Be prepared to string a lot because of the open pattern. With less string density to spread the impact of the ball with each stroke, the strings will definitely move more and "saw through" breaking strings much more quickly. I used a 16-gauge poly and broke the strings after 3 sets (near the end of the third). I will be re-stringing today and seeing if that was atypical - but I doubt it.

Solid, spin and good value

5 Stars

Jeffrey from CA on 2/2/2016 12:00:00 AM wrote:

First thing first: tons of spin. For baseline rally or kick serve, this is the best among those spin enhanced models. It also the best racquet in Prince O3 series on feel and control. With longer swing, the shot is powerful but highly controllable. Baseline style benefit from the racquet the most. All court games work fine as it is a little hard to manuver during the quick volley exchange for double. Sweetspot is decent but not as large as other O3 series sibling. Overall it is a great choice to whom relying on heavy spin power game for margin of error. Highly recommended.

Nice deal

5 Stars

Coach from TX on 11/21/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Racket is working fantastic. Gift card was added bonus.

Great racquet

Adrian from on 11/12/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I had previously used the Prince Rebel racquet and was looking for something similar. This model exceeded my expectations. The confort is great, recommeded for intermediate players

Great racquet

Chris from Atlanta from GA on 11/12/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I had previously used the Prince Rebel racquet and was looking for something similar. This model exceeded my expectations. The confort is great, recommeded for intermediate players

Similar to Rebel

5 Stars

Logan from NC on 10/27/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I have been big fan of Prince racquets ever since the original O3 series. I had been used to the Rebel and was disappointed when I heard it was discontinued. This racquet picked up where that left off with even better feel. I am an interclub player that plays in about a half dozen tournaments a year. It was balanced just how I like it and drove thru my forehands and backhands. It is worth a try.

Nice pop and feel.

5 Stars

loldw1223 from PA on 10/5/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This racquet does have a huge sweet spot. Tons of spin and a nice pop sound. Easy to control plus the feel of this racket is very comfortable. Only negative I would say is that the racket doesn't have a good stand up against heavier shots. However, overall its a decent racquet. Just needed a bit of added weight, recommend putting some lead tapes!

Nice pop and feel.

5 Stars

loldw1223 from PA on 10/5/2015 12:00:00 AM wrote:

This racquet does have a huge sweet spot. Tons of spin and a nice pop sound. Easy to control plus the feel of this racket is very comfortable. Only negative I would say is that the racket doesn't have a good stand up against heavier shots. However, overall its a decent racquet. Just needed a bit of added weight, recommend putting some lead tapes!

Great raquet

4 Stars

Mike smith from CA on 7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Great spin and accuracy. Definitely for players looking for control and consistency

Great raquet

4 Stars

Mike smith from CA on 7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Great spin and accuracy. Definitely for players looking for control and consistency

spin and power

4 Stars

Robert from CA on 2/11/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

The ESP is awesome! You can really fell the spin difference compared to a denser string pattern. I also felt a lot of pop on power without sacrificing control. I liked it especially on my kick serve. What I don't like about this racquet is that you have to keep on adjusting the strings because it moves a lot especially if you're a spinner. Overall, I would recommend this racquet to spinners who prefer a little power without sacrificing control

Prince Tour 98 ESP Tennis Racquet
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