Review by our 4.0 tester:
I tested the Prince Twistpower X100 over the weekend – thank you very much Don. It was a real pleasure to play with it for an hour and a half even in windy weather. Then the next day I went out and served a bucket of balls. The racket looks beautiful – I know it’s not the most important thing, but this is what you see first. It is black, matte and the labeling is not overwhelming but rather very modest and not in your face. You do not feel that you’re a playing advertisement for Prince. I am playing now with Babolat Pure Aero. I’ve been playing with it for over five years and have been very happy. I always try to demo new racquets. So far, I’ve been returning them and staying with my Babolat. But this racket is very good, and I will be switching to it. I feel that when I hit the ball it’s like a sharp knife going through the stick of butter. I was switching back-and-forth between Prince and Babolat during my play, and every time I really enjoyed the new Prince. It was very easy on the arm. I had more control, especially over my drop shots. All around it is a better stick then my Babolat. I did not test volleys as much as I would like to but I’m sure the racket will not disappoint. It was amazing that I had very good control even though the weather was very windy. Good racket Prince, I am sure I will be happy with it for the next five years.
This is the comment by Don:
After selling the Twist power X100 for the past 3 weeks or so here is the general review from my customers ranging from 2.0 to 4.5. This racquet is extremely stable with very little twisting at impact. Has surprising power even though rated at 880. Most customers thought the spin and power were definitely a great feature. Seems to appeal to a number of different levels, have had very competent players remark about the outstanding feel and control with very little noticeable vibration. The weight seems perfect, 11.0 oz. strung. Had many compliments on the graphics as classy and a bit of a throwback. One good friend of mine said it was too pretty to play with and should be hung on the wall. This racquet seems to be able to compete with the best frames out there from Babolat, Wilson or Head. All my demos are strung with Prince polyester hybrids which seems to accentuate the best features of this frame. All in all this appears to be a very easy frame to play with for most players with surprisingly good power, touch, feel, vibration dampening and good resistance to torsional twisting.