After having severe tennis elbow last year, I decided to upgrade to a more arm-friendly racquet. I traded in my old Wilson [K] Factor Six.One Tour for a new Prince EXO3 Tour frame. I do not regret buying the new frame but I did regret trading in the old racquet. I've been playing tennis for over 24 years. During that time, I have owned several Prince and Wilson racquets. But the old Wilson Pro Staff Midsize 85 and [K] Factor were my favorite frames. Although they were very heavy and contributed to my fatigue, I loved the way they performed when I was able to hit the sweet spot. I've been playing with the new Prince EXO3 and I'm still trying to find my depth in ground strokes and serves. I'm not as exhausted as I used to be. And I don't need to put any salonpas on my shoulder blades. Perhaps, I need to give it more time since it's a lot more springy. The balls bounces pretty far and the spins are crazy good. But it is hard to get used to it, considering I have a compact flat swing. I'm still thinking of my old K Factor. I don't think I'll ever trade any racquet for credit again. It's like throwing away an old family photo album.
Too many memories. I shouldn't have put a price on that.