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jonolau
06-02-2008, 07:56 PM
Does anyone here feel that the Speedport technology lives up to its claim of creating more racquet head speed?

I'm curious about it and seriously want to try it out.

bladepdb
06-02-2008, 08:11 PM
Yeah the Prince O3 and Speedport racquets are definitely worth demoing if you're interested in those. They feel really head light and even though I'm only a 3.5 - 4.0 player, I find that it generates incredible speed and offer a very soft feel. It's an incredible technology if you have the control to handle it (I find the ball flies off the racquet a tad more than I would like!)

autumn_leaf
06-02-2008, 08:16 PM
i think it's pretty basic stuff that having more holes in a racquet would make it faster and also that it'll become less structurally sound.

would try some of these out but there are cons that were mentioned that held me back:

1. eats strings more than average
2. less structurally sound due to holes.

2nd_Serve
06-02-2008, 08:22 PM
I actually used the Speedport Tour. I think it would make the racket go through faster, but since they add more weight into the hoop, making it more head heavy, I still found the swingweight to be almost the same with other rackets, 320-330ish.

jonolau
06-02-2008, 09:20 PM
bladepd, autumn_leaf and 2nd_Serve, thanks very much for your replies and views!

It makes me all the more curious to try it out. :):)

String durability - this should not be too much of an issue for me because I'm a relatively flat hitter and rarely break strings.

The higher swingweight plus a slighter stiffer frame (compared to the MFil300) does make me wonder if it requires a little more effort to get the ball over the net. But I'm also presuming that it's quite a power-friendly racquet due to the O-ports, so it shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Okay, that's it, I'm going to buy the SPT to test out.

Will report my findings when I've got it!

Thanks once again! :):)

[d]ragon
06-02-2008, 09:21 PM
i agree with autumn leaf: more manueverabiliy less stability

Doc Hollidae
06-03-2008, 06:14 AM
Yes the port technology makes a difference in head speed. However, I felt that the O ports were more aerodynamic than the Speedports. The Speedports feel closer to a traditional racket.

Douggo
06-03-2008, 07:13 AM
My personal opinion is that it can't possibly make a measurable difference in head speed.

1012007
06-03-2008, 07:28 AM
I used the speedport tour and you can get some massive head speed with that. Even just swinging it in open air you can hear a "woosh"

nickb
06-03-2008, 07:45 AM
LOL...I cant stand the annoying noise they make...the speedport black got right on my nerves (for the 10 minutes I used it :)).

Nick

1012007
06-03-2008, 07:46 AM
LOL:)

Can you stop stalking my posts LOL. MT thread, now this, then what?:)

nickb
06-03-2008, 07:50 AM
LOL:)

Can you stop stalking my posts LOL. MT thread, now this, then what?:)

Maxim Touch Thread?

I was responding to the OP...not you :)

1012007
06-03-2008, 07:52 AM
LOL i know that, but i think you click on my name and go on "find more posts from 1012007" LOL:)

nickb
06-03-2008, 07:52 AM
Nah..I actually try to avoid your posts :)

1012007
06-03-2008, 07:55 AM
LOL that was quite good actually. I hope your messing around too:):)

1012007
06-03-2008, 07:55 AM
If you dont like my posts, at least answer my emails:)

nickb
06-03-2008, 07:59 AM
^Lol...I will...but im not a home right now so dont have any rackets with me.

1012007
06-03-2008, 08:04 AM
Ok thanks nick. Would you bid on them?

PBODY99
06-03-2008, 09:09 AM
More speed, yes.
Weakness of the frame, time will tell. Properly made they should hold up quite well. I string a set of Wilson Rollers at 65 for a player for the last five years; holes in a frame should not impact durability.
I do go through string quicker, and find that I use lower powered strings than in my previous frames.

neverstopplaying
06-03-2008, 05:10 PM
I'm also considering switching to Prince I initially thought that only the low swing weight contributed to the higher racquet head speed, but maybe the O ports have something to do with it.