Here we have the Prince Triple Threat Tungsten Sovereign up for our one and only Squash Racquet Review! What a mouth full right? With a name so conducive for oral mishaps it’s gotta be good right?
Well, the proof is in the pudding with the Prince Triple Threat Tungsten Sovereign Squash Racket in use by Prince’s professional players for many years. The racquet has a solid feel with a great mix of power and control. Not the biggest hitter of the pack, but its punch is big enough without affecting its fantastic sense of control. The string pattern & tension from stock has been improved since it’s predecessors which has made for a nice improvement in play and sturdiness.
To give an overview of what the triple threat system is since it applies to all three sizes of the racquet. The triple threat line of frames has titanium/carbon braids in the 2 o’clock and 10 o’clock positions along with at the base of the handle. What this does is provide a special weighting system that increases stability and control and decreases vibration.
Prince Triple Threat Sovereign Squash Racquet Review
Prince Triple Threat Tungsten Sovereign Squash Racquet Features
Some of the Specifications:
Composition/Construction: Graphite Extreme Triple Threat w/Tunsten
Grommet Technology: Double Barrel Grommet.
Frame Technology: Triple Threat w/Tungsten Power Scoop Shaft.
Grip Type: Cushion Fit.
Beam Width: 20-18mm.
String Pattern(Mains X Crosses): 16X17.
Recommended String Tension: 22-32lbs.
Weight Strung: 145g/(5.1 oz.).
Prince Recommended String: Sweet Perfection 17
Misc: Power Scoop Shaft Wallglider Bumper Power Ring.
Now before we continue I suppose I should explain what a “Power Ring” is.
Prince Triple Threat Soveriegn Power Rings
In the words of Prince themselves, the Power Ring is “Innovative and patented racquet design where all main strings wrap around an inverted ring. This provides longer, more uniform string lengths for more consistent response and greater power in a more durable frame.”
In layman’s terms, the strings wrap around the throat of the frame. No Grommets are used like other frames. The system increases the feel of the string bed and provides a larger sweet spot which in turn creates less vibration on miss hits.
In conjunction with this, the Prince Wallglider bumper provides added confidence when striking the ball near to the walls which essentially is what helps to make this squash racquet a sturdy and resilient frame to the hardships (walls and floors!) of the game. With the increased interest in power hitting with this racquet the the Power Scoop shaft design absorbs both wall and floor impacts for added comfort and durability. Handy right?
Prince Triple Threat Soveriegn Squash Racquet
To finish off, I at first thought that this squash racquet would be reviewed in a few short words of: ‘Great racquet for beginners due to its massive and forgiving hitting power’.
Seriously, if you want to embarrass your friends in a ‘who can hit the hardest’ competition, get this racquet. It’s ability and ease at which it produces is phenomenal. A lot of fun, and this is very good for beginner to intermediate players who are looking for some confidence and command in their shots.
Now, on second thought, I gave this racquet a few months of play on and off. I kept being drawn back to it due to its immense power and comfortable feeling in my hand. My game simplified into longer rallies of wall drives, which, once I realised, had dramatically begun to wear down my opponents gave me a fantastic opportunity to work on the finesse and kill shots in my game.
So overall, this racquet is very much an all rounder from beginners to expert, I would say everyone will enjoy and learn from using this racquet. If there was one issue that I have, it is the price. Originally these racquets could only be had for over $200!! Still, I have noticed prices drop significantly, particularly with new year models coming out.
Amazon dropped their price down to $115… Which I believe they have dropped it further down to $89. Ridiculous! I can’t find it for that price at any of the clubs near me.
None the less, if you are after one hell of a squash racquet for a decent price, it is very difficult to go past the Prince Triple Threat Soveriegn.