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  1. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    I guess my answer would be, why 16x19 on the 97p? The reality is that we can change the performance more through string spacing and string density than just through numbers of mains and crosses. Not all 16x19 patterns are the same, it certainly isn't a magic formula. We have done a lot of...
  2. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    Hi Aussie, just to follow on from Tyler's response here, i'll add my 2 cents. We have found quite a bit of success with O3 Phantom 100, people who have gravitated to it have liked the feel and the softer flex however I'd say most of these players have not come from the Tour 100 18x20 or 16x18...
  3. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    Hey Aussie, At the moment i'm not sure that there are immediate plans to launch the new O3 Tour in the US or Australian Market. With so many different options available, many markets opted to just stick with the traditional models in the Tour series of racquets. In fact the only market that...
  4. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    You've definitely struck on one of the most common debates about how to list specs for racquets, and let me take a few minutes to outline what we do and more importantly WHY we do it. For starters, from a manufacturing perspective, we will ALWAYS list our specs as unstrung and that is what you...
  5. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    This is a work in progress but there has been quite a big website update this week.
  6. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    Hey Darek, There are actually a few options that you might want to look into. The Warrior 100 with the 16x18 string pattern definitely had more "juice" than some folks wanted, so the very first option to try would be the Beast 100. For this model, while the base geometry of the frame is...
  7. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    Hi Thiem's 1HB. We can adjust the bending profile of the racquet quite significantly by changing the taper of the beams. Obviously we can also adjust the bending profile through the layup but the cross section design is definitely a big factor. The thicker the cross section the stiffer it...
  8. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    We take all questions here, so dont' worry about that :) Regarding the Vortex Triad and the Vortex Triad Hybrid, here's how it breaks down: Vortex Triad is a brand new string. Completely different formulation to the old Tour XS, which played a little "mushier" and had less snap back than the...
  9. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    Hi Mark, sorry that we missed your question. As Tyler explained yesterday, it's a really busy period right now and so we haven't been able to keep up with the forum as much as we would have liked. The original graphite was fully foam filled, however when the Classic Graphite was reintroduced...
  10. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    Hey MelodicDeath, Sorry there, not trying to ignore you :) We have a LOT of things in the works here at HQ for 2021 and we've definitely put some though into the new Tour racquets. It's a little too early to give more specifics, but for sure there's nothing on the horizon for this year. Tyler
  11. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    Hey Trinity110, You're definitely in a whole different class of racquets between the Hornets - Legacy/Premier - Phantom. The Phantom will have a flexible and comfortable feel, but will not give you the kind of "free power" that you're probably getting with the Hornet (particularly because of...
  12. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    Hey djNEiGht, I'll echo a lot of what flanker2000fr posted here (with the exception of trying frames outside of Prince :)) The simple option would be to move up to the Phantom 97P and give that a whirl. The larger headsize will give you more forgiveness but you'll have to compensate your...
  13. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    Hey Stephenclown, 1st of all, good on you for getting your hands on a production data sheet :) You can see in the 4th column on the sheet with the heading of RA that the target for this batch was 65. This matches the standard production spec of this racquet and thus NOT the stiffer option...
  14. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    Hey TennisPassie, You are correct here, but to answer specifically...YES the 1st generation Phantom Pro 100P and the new Phantom 100P share the same grommet design so they can be used interchangeably. Tyler
  15. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    Hey there Pablo Andujar fans! We've been working with Pablo for many years and would be happy to share exactly what we've provided him. As many of you know, Pablo has been a user of the Original O3 Tour MP for many years. Despite testing a variety of new options, he has never been quite able...
  16. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    Hey @Trinity110, First of all, we do apologize that it's been a couple weeks since we've been back on the boards. You are 100% correct that we are not two guys just sitting in a basement somewhere :). In all seriousness, Tim and I collectively run the global brand and product development group...
  17. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    Hey Tao69, I think you're generally right here. With replacement grips, we try our best to match the general player profile for each racquet with the style of grip that we apply. As an example for our game improvement racquets, we generally try to apply grips that have a bit more cushion and...
  18. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

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  19. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    Hi Thiem's 1HB, Thanks for the feedback and happy to hear you are enjoying the frames. The beam design itself isn't determining the weight distribution of the frame, I can take exactly the same frame mold and develop a specific layup with completely different weight distribution. I'm...
  20. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    Hi jangotango, I'm glad you are enjoying the Tour 100 310. Iga is using the Tour 100 290 in stock form.
  21. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    Hi Rock-solid, Thanks for your question. None of the Phantom models are foam filled, we can develop the layup to make these racquets have a softer flex in various different zones to give the distinct impact feeling. As for the silicone in the handle, this is indeed a production balance...
  22. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    Hi rd0707, there is only one large bag in the new reflective collection.
  23. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

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  24. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    Honestly, we found that leather can be a turnoff for some folks and given that we wanted to make the 97P as appealing to as many folks as possible right out of the box we decided to go with our new ResiTex Tour grip. It has a natural hide backing with a Resi treated PU surface...the best of both...
  25. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    Hey gaz1, Thanks so much for taking the time here, and honestly thank you to everyone else as well who's put a lot of consideration into the comments on the Beast line. From our perspective I think that you've nailed it on nearly all accounts and it's good for us to triangulate our own...
  26. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    We are managing the product development so I don't want to go to far down the rabbit hole of logistics and distribution other than to say some of our partners have single territories and others have more complex distribution with multiple countries etc. While we have global product, it is not...
  27. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    Phantoms will be in Europe later in February.
  28. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    Hi rd0707, we have had a few comments about the difficulty in using the tie offs and we are looking at new solutions for future models.
  29. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    Hi Jocke, as we mentioned earlier in this discussion, the Japanese models are often developed specifically for the Japan market and so the performance will differ slightly from the global models. I cannot confirm global introductions at the moment as we are still working on a number of models...
  30. Prince Tennis Official

    Prince Official - Racquets

    Hi Flanker, I do have the data for all of those older racquets. Interestingly the Classic Graphite 100 is very similar in frame deflection to the new Phantom 100X, it's a closer match than the Phantom 100P.
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