Speedport Technology

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  1. jonolau

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    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.
     
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  2. bladepdb

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    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!)
     
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  3. autumn_leaf

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    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.
     
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  4. 2nd_Serve

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    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.
     
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  5. jonolau

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    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! :):)
     
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  6. [d]ragon

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    i agree with autumn leaf: more manueverabiliy less stability
     
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  7. Doc Hollidae

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    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.
     
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  8. Douggo

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    My personal opinion is that it can't possibly make a measurable difference in head speed.
     
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  9. 1012007

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    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"
     
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  10. nickb

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    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
     
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  11. 1012007

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    LOL:)

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

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    Maxim Touch Thread?

    I was responding to the OP...not you :)
     
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  13. 1012007

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    LOL i know that, but i think you click on my name and go on "find more posts from 1012007" LOL:)
     
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  14. nickb

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    Nah..I actually try to avoid your posts :)
     
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  15. 1012007

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    LOL that was quite good actually. I hope your messing around too:):)
     
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  16. 1012007

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    If you dont like my posts, at least answer my emails:)
     
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  17. nickb

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    ^Lol...I will...but im not a home right now so dont have any rackets with me.
     
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  18. 1012007

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    Ok thanks nick. Would you bid on them?
     
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  19. PBODY99

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    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.
     
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  20. neverstopplaying

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    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.
     
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