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A review of the Prince Textreme Warrior 100 Tennis Racquet

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The Prince Textreme Warrior 100 was a pretty easy racquet for me to review as it is my normal racquet that I play with.

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Serve

I find serving with this racquet to be quite easy. With its 10.6-ounce weight and head light balance it is a very manouverable racquet that you can easily snap up at the ball with. On the first serve this allows you to generate lots of pace. I found on the second serve I could reliably kick the ball in. The open 16x18 string pattern of the Warrior 100 helps in this regard too. This really allows you to start off the point on the right foot.

Return

I found the racquet to be very effective on the return of serve. On harder hit balls where I was on the defensive I found I could block the ball and still get it back deep in the court. Even when returning harder hit balls, I found the racquet to be stable. On a serve that I could attack I found that I could take a good rip at it due to its head light balance and was able to keep the ball in due to the availability of spin. Being able to hit out at the ball confidently allowed me to push my opponent back.

Ground Strokes

This is where I found the Prince Warrior 100 really excelled. The Warrior is a very stable racquet and is very solid on contact even against heavy balls, which is terrific given that it is a sub 11-ounce racquet. This is in large part due to the Textreme material used in the racquet. The 16 x 18 string pattern on a 100 sq in. head gives you plenty of access to spin. I found that the racquet had a good balance between power and control. I could take a good rip at the ball and the spin I was able to generate would help drive the ball down and keep it in the court. If the ball was sitting up a bit I could flatten the shot out to try and put it away.

Volley

The manoeuvrability of the Warrior 100 due its head light balance make the Warrior 100 a real winner at the net. I found it was exceptional on punch volleys due to its solid yet responsive feel. For softer drop volleys I generally like a racquet with a thinner beam and a bit more flex but the Warrior did still provide enough feel to play a softer drop volley.

Overall Impression

I really enjoying hitting with the Prince Textreme Warrior 100. I find it to be a very versatile racquet that works well from every area of the court. On the serve its head light balance and ample spin potential work very well. On ground strokes and serve returns its solid yet responsive feel is excellent. Its manoeuvrability really helps here too as well as on the volley. For the player looking for a good all court racquet that can stand up to the big hitters but wants to stay under an 11-ounce weight this is an excellent choice.

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