EXO3 Silver 115

Reviewed by Bruce Levine and Richard Pagliaro | April 25, 2011

Tags: racquet

Gear Review

How It Tested: Flat-ball hitters, pushers and grinders with short strokes appreciated accessing the power this racquet provides. For the power-challenged, using this racquet is like replacing a faulty flickering flashlight with a spotlight: instant illumination. Most play testers said the racquet performed best at the baseline and wasn't as adept when involved in rapid-fire exchanges at net.

Likes: The lightest and most powerful frame in Prince's EXO3 line, the Silver 115 has all the bells and whistles in a feather-light frame that offers plenty of power and comfort. Prince reduced the head size and diminished the length compared to prior versions of the Silver in an effort to improve feel. It's a very forgiving frame, particularly for flat-ball hitting baseliners; you can miss the sweet spot yet still generate enough pace to drive deep shots.

Dislikes: Of the three frames in Prince's game-improvement Thunder Series line (the EXO3 Blue 110 and EXO3 Red 105 are the others), this racquet has the thickest beam and was the least maneuverable at net. For that reason, it isn't the best choice for serve-and-volleyers, or players who prefer to play chip-and-charge tennis.

Bottom Line: If you're looking for massive power in a lightweight stick, the EXO3 Silver may well fill the bill. You can take a significant cut at the ball without worrying about it flying off the back wall.

Info & Specs

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Length:27.25 in

Head Size:115 sq in

Strung Weight:9 oz

Balance:3 points head heavy

Swing Weight:288

String Pattern:16 mains, 19 crosses

Flexibility:Extremely Stiff

Suitable NTRP:2 - 4

Beam Width:27 mm / 30 mm / 27 mm

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