The Black and Black Team are in step with the current rage for self-expression and customization, from building your own teddy bear to tricking out your car with off-the-shelf kits. The Black lets you have it your way with a choice of two stringing methods, either the pre-installed large openings that Prince calls “ports” or standard grommets, which you can request from the racquet dealer. Players with an NTRP of 4.5 or higher who crave maximum feedback from their frames will prefer the grommets. But 3.0–4.0 players with medium swings will benefit from the ports. They reduce wind drag to help increase the speed of your swing and allow the strings to move freely and cradle the ball before catapulting it back with power and spin. The Team version is almost an ounce lighter but has more weight in the head so you don’t sacrifice too much pop. The EXO3 Black is used by Marion Bartoli and Vera Zvonareva.
Bottom Line: The grommet options give this Prince mass appeal.