Prince Pro Shark 650 Squash Racket

Prince Pro Shark 650

Weight: 129 g

Balance: Head heavy – Even (35.3 cm)

Head size: 480 sq cm

String pattern: 14×15

Power: 9.35 Control: 8.75

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Very similar to the Beast 750 – also lightweight and maneuverable, and with a good power and ability to add a lot of cut on the ball thanks to the PowerBite string pattern.

Reviews:

In 2014 Prince added two completely new models into their squash rackets lineup – the Pro Shark 650 and Pro Beast 750. They are very similar to each other, both use the traditional Prince power ring (longer strings with more uniform length) but the main innovation is the PowerBite – both are equipped with a more open string pattern (14×15) which provides greater power, but most importantly increases the spin (or bite) of the ball.

Prince Pro Shark 650

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Players are very pleased with the Shark, it offers a great combination of low weight, nice balance, feel and power. The racket goes through the ball very easily and the PowerBite string pattern provides a nice trampoline effect and gives more punch to your shots.

It also enables you to add a lot of cut on the ball during your drop shots and make the game more difficult for your opponent. Hitting the sweet spot feels really great and on off-center shots the power and stability doesn’t decrease much. Only with a string pattern that open you’ll probably go through the strings faster (as opposed to a traditional denser pattern).

Prince Pro Shark 650

the 2016 version

And the weight and balance makes the Shark 650 PowerBite very maneuverable and effective for aggressive play, for example volleying from the middle of the court. On the other hand, the racket is also a bit brittle (as other Prince top models).

Prince Pro Shark 650 PowerBite

Compared to others:

  Racket Power & Control Weight Head size Balance String pattern Price
Prince Pro Shark 650 Prince Pro Shark 650 Power: 9.35 Control: 8.75 129 g 480 sq cm Head heavy – Even (35.3 cm) 14×15 $ Check here £ Check here
Current lineup:
Prince Pro Rebel 950 Prince Pro Rebel 950 Power: 9.75 Control: 8.5 135 g 464 sq cm Head heavy (37.7 cm) 16×16 $ Check here £ Check here
Prince Pro Black SP 850 Prince Pro Black SP 850 Power: 9.65 Control: 8.65 135 g 464 sq cm Head heavy (37.5 cm) 16×16 $ Check here £ Check here
Prince Pro Tour 850 Prince Pro Tour 850 Power: 9.5 Control: 8.75 142 g 464 sq cm Head heavy (36.7 cm) 16×16 $ Check here £ Check here
Prince Pro Beast 750 Prince Pro Beast 750 Power: 9.35 Control: 8.75 128 g 480 sq cm Head heavy – Even (35.0 cm) 14×15 $ Check here £ Check here
Prince Pro Shark 650 Prince Pro Shark 650 Power: 9.35 Control: 8.75 129 g 480 sq cm Head heavy – Even (35.3 cm) 14×15 $ Check here £ Check here
Prince Pro Sovereign 650 Prince Pro Sovereign 650 Power: 9.25 Control: 8.85 135 g 480 sq cm Slightly head heavy (36.0 mm) 16×17 $ Check here £ Check here
Prince Textreme Pro Warrior 600 Prince Textreme Pro Warrior 600 Power: 9.35 Control: 8.85 129 g 480 sq cm Head heavy – Even (35.3 cm) 16×17 $ Check here £ Check here
Prince Pro Airstick Lite 550 Prince Pro Airstick Lite 550 Power: 9.25 Control: 8.85 130 g 480 sq cm Slightly head heavy (36.0 mm) 16×17 $79.99 £ Check here

 

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