Prince officially launches the EXO3 series to the world on January 15th, 2008. No coincidence that it’s the same time as the Australian Open.
They have reinforced their reputation as an innovative company that creates significant “buzz” with the release of any new frames. The Prince EXO3 is no exception. With the success of Gael Monfils, the Prince EXO3 Rebel 95 has already established itself on the men’s tour. And after playing with it myself, I’d be surprised if this frame doesn’t find favor with many more touring pros. Somehow it re-writes the laws of physics to capture more energy – at impact – before it is wasted, and channel it back into the ball on every shot. The result activates a blend of power, spin and comfort with exceptional feel.
The heart of EXO3 technology is a patented, revolutionary engineering feat called the Energy BridgeTM which suspends the string bed, expands the sweet spot and delivers a myriad of playing benefits. In fact, 77% of the strings never come into contact with the frame allowing the strings to move more freely, unlike traditionally constructed racquets which restrict them.
Quick Technical Facts About Prince EXO3
* Energy BridgeTM – An exo skeletal structure made from a blend of multiple
strands of carbon fiber that creates tennis` first suspended string bed. The
suspended string bed increases the virtual headsize of the racquet and reduces
* Energy ChannelTM – A sculpted groove within the frame that enhances the
dynamic benefits of the Energy BridgeTM to provide added stability, boost ball
control and increase spin.
EXO3 delivers up to 26% more energy back into the ball
Sweetspot Up to an 83% larger sweet spot
Spin Up to a 26% increase in spin
Comfort Up to 50% reduction in frame vibration
Control Up to 25% more control
Commenting on the new development of his Research & Development staff, John Embree, President of Prince Sports Americas, said, “One of the beauties of EXO3 is that its core technology delivers benefits that will be appreciated by all levels of frequent players. We have carefully applied this technology to each specific model in the line in order to address
all segments of the market. While the game improvement models will continue to delight the millions of players who have looked to Prince innovation over the
years to help them play better and have more fun on court, two true player spec models will offer state-of-the-art performance to advanced level competitors and
provide us with the ammunition to re-launch our assault on this growing segment of the market.”
George Napier, Chairman and CEO of Prince Sports, Inc added, “Our ongoing goal at Prince is to build products that help players play better
and EXO3 is a bit of sports equipment magic that will help raise their game. I`m not prone to using superlatives but EXO3 takes everything you need in a tennis racquet, to
play better, to the next level. The sweet spot is huge (up to 83% bigger than a traditional sweet spot). The feel at impact is soft, but there is plenty of
power, making it easy on your arm and hard on your opponent. And the racquet generates extra spin – allowing you to hit through the shot confidently.”
There will be four models and six frames in Prince`s new EXO3 line to address all levels of competitors, from the frequent player to the advanced competitor.
For additional information on the EXO3 line, visit any of the links below:
The Prince EXO3 series lineup – click to find out more on each racket:
I’m sure we will be hearing more and more about these once the average joe gets his hands on these and starts tearing it up at the local courts. Have you played with one of these? What do you think of these rackets? Let us know.