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    Prince Beast 98

    When you look at RA, strung weight, swing weight, balance etc, they really are two different animals it seems.
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    Heavy rackets

    Maybe not but it looks like a 95 to me?
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    Heavy rackets

    Pretty sure that’s a Wilson 6.1 under the paint!
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    Prince Beast 98

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    Prince Beast 98

    phases - totally agree! My problem was that I got a second set of really nice frames after I’d invested in two Beast 98s. A guy traded a couple of barely used pro One GTs for a couple of my 280s. I got intoxicated with the huge sweet spots and the free power for awhile and set the Beasts aside...
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    Prince Beast 98

    This may sound funny but I've decided I don't like rackets that enhance power - at least not demonstrably. There's always a trade-off in being able to harness all that power. And spin is kind of the same thing for me and one of the reasons I don't really use poly anymore, and when I did it was...
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    Prince Beast 98

    Yeah I've never tried one actually. Definitely curious, but then I'd have an albatross when it comes to getting it strung. Truthfully, I'm plenty satisfied with my classic beam in every category. It responds really well to my favorite hybrid which is the Zyex/Kevlar crossfire as well, so what's...
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    What Racquet "Technology" Should Return?

    Ceramic! Maybe too stiff alone but in combination with graphite and Kevlar it can be wonderful. I have an old 88” Kneissel Aeramic with that combination and the feel is sublime. If it was 10” bigger it would be perfect for today’s game.
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    What Racquet "Technology" Should Return?

    I swear by the super compounds. Arm savers for sure In my book! My old Mizzuno even employed Dyneema. Every racket I’ve used with a super compound had a muted feel and good control.
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    Prince Beast 98

    It's kind of funny that the non-ported version is known as a power frame when I consider it more of a control frame. Coming from the Pro Tour 280, I love the muted response and the low launch angle. My Pro One GT beats it in the power department, but it's a lot harder to control particularly...
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    Come back after 20 years! What Racket?

    Unless you're going to be training most every day I would dissuade you from getting something as small as a 93" head size. And if you use a one handed backhand, I wouldn't get anything bigger than a 98. And if you have full classic style strokes and have played at a 3.5 or better, I would...
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    So let me get this right: NO racquets have the rectangular head handle shape anymore?

    Way too much work when all I have to do is buy my rackets 1/8th smaller and add a ribbon of splicing tape to the outside bevels, rewrap and voila best grip known to man!
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    So let me get this right: NO racquets have the rectangular head handle shape anymore?

    It doesn't make a lick of sense to me, rectangular is the most ergonomic, and may I add, user friendly (once acclimated) of handle shapes IMO.
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    Yonex REGNA 98 &100?

    Sunk loss fallacy right! And let's not forget the prestige factor, particularly at the club level - huge in tennis! Hopefully at that price point it doesn't start mysteriously chipping or cracking the way some other recent Yonex (and others) have been known to do.
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    Prince Beast 98

    That’s Insane! They’ve got one big name player and he’s using a Beast! What, are they going to bring back the Warrior? Even the principals said in online interviews that the Beast (98) was a personal favorite. Just makes me gladder that I got two while I still could. Probably become a legend...
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