Prince Pro Tour 850 Squash Racket

Prince Pro Tour 850

Weight: 142 g

Balance: Head heavy (36.7 cm)

Head size: 464 sq cm

String pattern: 16×16

Power: 9.5 Control: 8.75

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Heavier racket for a slower game, powerful and with a solid control – both accurate drops and powerful strokes from the back of the court are not a problem.

Reviews:

In 2014 Prince upgraded the EXO3 Pro Tour squash racket into their new lineup. It didn’t change much, the EXO3 technology (allowing strings to move more freely and increasing the size of the sweet spot) and power ring (long strings with more uniform length) remained.

Prince introduced a new power rating and the Tour got 850 – so it offers a bit less power than the Rebel 950, it’s also slightly heavier and balanced more toward the center (but still head heavy).

And in 2016 a new color scheme appeared (so just a cosmetic upgrade).

Prince Pro Tour 850

the 2016 version

In their reviews, players mentioned you can feel the larger weight but don’t notice it when playing – and with the head heavy balance it offers a lot of power for deep shots. Plus the hits are nice and smooth. On the other hand, it seems there’s a slight lack of control on the shots where you don’t have much time to prepare.

So like it predecessor, it favors a slower game, aggressive players will probably find it too heavy and cumbersome.

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Compared to others:

  Racket Power & Control Weight Head size Balance String pattern Price
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
Older versions:
Prince EXO3 Pro Tour Prince EXO3 Pro Tour Power: 9.25 Control: 8.5 145 g 464 sq cm Head heavy (36.7 cm) 16×16 $72.77 £ 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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