speedport black or tour?

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  1. acetouchzero

    acetouchzero Guest

    which is heavier and in your opinion better?
     
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  2. yaha21

    yaha21 New User

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    i'd say the black is a bit heavier but more good looking... the tour is good looking too.. hehehe.. not really helping here.. plus the black has that new technology thing that lets you switch ports or something like that.. demo them..
     
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  3. acetouchzero

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    yah i tried the tour not the black. o well might as well stick with my vantage
     
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  4. soggyramen

    soggyramen Professional

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    are you serious!? the black is not heavier than the tour. the tour is heavier by about half an oz to .7 oz's. the tour in my opinion is better. i played with my bros and the speedport inserts are good though lack feel. good power. little unstable sometimes. but some wicked control. was very surprised at the control

    also they both have the speedport inserts
     
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  5. BabolatPower

    BabolatPower New User

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    it depends on your level of play as well..
     
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  6. DrewRafter8

    DrewRafter8 Professional

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    I didn't care for the Tour, but everyone at the club I play at has been raving about the Black. I haven't cared to try it yet, but will because of the positive comments I've heard.
     
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  7. acetouchzero

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    unstrung the black weighs more.
     
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  8. uncle sahostafact

    uncle sahostafact New User

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    i would go with the black
     
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  9. matt.jc

    matt.jc Rookie

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    :???: Both unstrung the tour weighs as much as the black strung. If you want to have a heavier more head light racquet go with the tour. The tour is also a better baseline racquet and the black is good at the net and serves are better so it is a good doubles stick.
     
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  10. TravelinMan

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    Or, you can just buy both as I did. :)

    Seriously, both are great racquets and its a matter of taste. The Tour is a little heavier but is more head light so they have a similar swing weight. I had some trouble controlling my shots with the Black but adding some lead to the head helped. For me the Black is the better server, the Tour better groundstrokes and returns, volleys I give a slight edge to the Tour. The Tour allows me to swing away, generate a ton of spin (top and slice), and keep the ball in play. I would also ignore the level of play concerns. I'm a 3-3.5 player but I could not keep a ball in the court with a Speedport Red or Blue, which are meant for my level. I would say don't be intimidated by a players stick, give them a try.
     
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  11. acetouchzero

    acetouchzero Guest

    maybe the tour for me than, thanks.
     
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  12. Redflea

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    The black was a much better racquet for me than the tour.
     
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  13. hawaiirgv

    hawaiirgv New User

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    I've played w/both... and prefer the tour. The black almost feels like a wilson to me. I believe it was built w/the bryan brothers in mind so it would make sense to feel somewhat like Wilson racquets in terms of feel.
     
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  14. User Name

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    i think that you really have to try them, it seems rather hit or miss with people... some will love the black, some won't, but will love the tour. i recommend demoing them.
     
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  15. Cup8489

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    as do i. but i myself prefer the tour, because im used to playing with player's sticks..even though all of prince's have been rather light off the shelf lately...

    but that's what lead is for!
     
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  16. Katlion

    Katlion Semi-Pro

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    I don't know for sure, because I have not tried either racket myself, but from what I hear at my club, which has a lot of top juniors coming out of it, I hear that the Prince Speedport Black is better. I see almost all fo the best kids in the academy using it, so I think that it is better. Plus, since one of the girls, particularly, started using it, she has risen to #10 in the rankings. Before using it, she was around number 40 or so.
     
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