Mantis 300

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  1. asiank90

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    Hi guys, I've read some reviews on the Mantis 300 and people are saying it is similar to the pure drive and aeropro drive.

    Can someone who has hit with both do a comparison between the Mantis and the babolat?
     
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  2. asiank90

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    Anyone????
     
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  4. tim2

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    Mantis vs PDGT

    AK90,
    Did you read my review for the Mantis 300?
    I used the Pure Drive Roddick GT prior to the Mantis 300.
    The Mantis 300 is more similar to the PDGT than the PDGT Roddick.
    Mantis is a lot easier on your shoulder and arm.
    Powerwise, PDGT.
    Spins, very similar.
    Maneuverability, Mantis.
    Touch and stability, Mantis.
    I absolutely hate Mantis Strings though.
    Hope that helps.
    Tim
     
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  5. asiank90

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    The Mantis 300 sounds great.

    Will probably demo one to see for myself
     
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    the mantis 300 IS great. a stiffer stick with a lot of control and spin but no nasty vibes. i can play with it without having any issues with my shoulder.
    as opposed to tim i also like the strings and play the power polyester in the mains pulled at 22kg and the power syn in the crosses at 21kg. the comfort syn in the crosses would be a better in respect to touch, but i'm not really willing to restring every 6 hours (i'm hitting with lots of topspin, so durability is an issue!).
     
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    I just got 2 mantis 300's yesterday and am having them strung I know this thread is a little older but I'll either start a thread with a full review or post my thoughts here. I am very excited to hit the courts with them ( weather permitting of course. ) I will say first impression is that they are sharp looking rackets and that the fit and finish as far as build quality goes is that they are on par, or close to a lot of the bigger manufacturers. I would have liked a clear coat over the whole frame but the contrast between the matte black and glossier paints looks cool too.
     
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