Here’s a Prince squash rackets roundup.
I am not sure, at this point, whether Prince is still in business selling squash rackets. Although some 2017 Prince squash rackets were spotted a while back, I’ve heard from numerous people that Prince is no longer making squash rackets. Prince were previously sponsoring a number of top pros, but most of them have moved on to other brands at this point.
Update: the new 2017 Prince models have started to appear in Canada. I will update this page as I post the new rackets.
Prince has been on the squash scene for a long time. I remember when the Prince Extender came out during my junior squash days. I think it was the first racket to have the strings go all the way down through the throat. Later they developed a new style they call the power ring, which is where the strings wrap down through the throat, like you can see in some of the pictures below of Prince’s models from a few years ago.
The numbers in the racket names refer to the level of power the racket provides, according to Prince anyway. A high number means more power, so 950 is supposed to be more powerful than say 850.
The Ramy Ashour signature racket, also called the Prince TeXtreme Pro Warrior 600. TeXtreme is the new material Prince is using in their rackets this year. Apparently it was first used in building Formula 1 race cars. Vroom.
Similar frame shape and stringing pattern (16 x 17) to the Ramy racket. The 2016 version is the Prince TeXtreme Pro Airstick Lite 550.
Again same as the Ramy racket and the Pro Airstick Lite 550, just a slightly different weighting and cosmetic. The 2016 version is the Prince TeXtreme Pro Sovereign 650:
The difference with this racket from the ones above is the stringing pattern is 14 x 15. Fewer strings give you more bite on the ball…but you may break more strings.
The 2017 model:
Chomp. Full name: Prince TeXtreme ProShark PowerBite 650. Same 14 x 15 “bite” stringing pattern as the one above, just a slightly different weight.
This has a 16 x 16 stringing pattern and also has different grommets that Prince calls EXO3 technology, which give a different feel when you strike the ball. Here’s the 2016 version:
And here’s the previous version, which was used by Nicol David, Adrian Waller, Saurav Ghosal and more:
Similar to the Pro Rebel above, but different weighting. Here’s the 2016 version:
And the previous version, which was used by James Willstrop for a time:
Now we start getting into some of the mid-range Prince squash rackets, which are geared for intermediate players or those on a tighter budget. These may be a bit heavier and may not have the latest technology or pros using them, but they are still decent rackets.
Now we get into the least-expensive Prince squash rackets, which are a bargain price, but increasingly heavy.
Prince Squash Rackets List
A list of all the Prince squash rackets posted on Squash Source so far.
- Prince Air Lite Team 125
- Prince AirO Lightning
- Prince Airstick 130 Squash Racket
- Prince Airstick 140 Squash Racket
- Prince EXO3 145 Squash Racket
- Prince EXO3 Ignite Squash Racket
- Prince EXO3 Pro Tour Squash Racket
- Prince EXO3 Rebel Squash Racket
- Prince EXO3 Red Squash Racket
- Prince EXO3 Warrior Squash Racket
- Prince F3 Agile Squash Racket
- Prince O3 AirO Thunder
- Prince O3 Black Squash Racket
- Prince O3 Pro Tour Black
- Prince O3 Speedport Black
- Prince O3 Speedport Red
- Prince O3 Speedport Silver
- Prince O3 Speedport Tour
- Prince O3 Tour
- Prince Pro Airstick Lite 550
- Prince Pro Beast 750
- Prince Pro Black SP 850
- Prince Pro Phantom
- Prince Pro Rebel 950 Squash Racket
- Prince Pro Shark 650 Squash Racket
- Prince Pro Sovereign 650
- Prince Pro Tour 850 Squash Racket
- Prince Pro Tour Original 750 Squash Racket
- Prince Pro Warrior 650
- Prince Team Adrenalin 400 Squash Racket
- Prince Team Airstick 500 Squash Racket
- Prince Team Attack 400
- Prince Team Black Original 800 Squash Racket
- Prince Team Cobra 300 Squash Racket
- Prince Team Impact 200
- Prince Team Inspire 200 Squash Racket
- Prince Team Peter Nicol Pro 700 Squash Racket
- Prince Team Pink 700 Squash Racket
- Prince Team Rage 350 Squash Racket
- Prince Team Red 700 Squash Racket
- Prince Team Silver Original 900 Squash Racket
- Prince Team Thunder 350 Squash Racket
- Prince Team Tour Original 750 Squash Racket
- Prince Team Warrior 1000 Squash Racket Review
- Prince Textreme Pro Warrior 600 (Ramy Ashour Signature)
- Prince TF Attack Squash Racket
- Prince TT Sovereign Squash Racket