Prince updates the classic and still popular Graphite Mid with its latest EXO3 technology. The traditional 19mm box beam construction remains, but Prince's EXO3 technology offers improved aerodynamics and a larger sweetspot. EXO3 construction places string contact at the outside edge of the frame offering greater string travel for increased power and added comfort. Unlike the Classic Graphite Mid, this one features a tighter 16/18 string pattern, but like the Classic the response is all about control. Despite the different string pattern, spin production is equal to the classic -- very impressive on both slice and topspin shots. We found a crisp and clean feel from all areas of the court. Directional control is excellent making this a perfect fit for advanced level players with a long and fast swing style. The crisp response shines through at net, and the racquet's mass keeps everything stable even during heavy hitting. On serve we found solid access to both pace and spin with a high level of control always present. All in all an impressive update on a classic and best suited to advanced level players.