So...the clashes aren’t that similar to the bastcores.@ esgee
In all my 'holic-ing, with the exception years ago of the Rebel 95 and a couple of the Exo 100 range (swung very smooth as I recall, softish feel which I like, but the ball kind of sat up), I've never really checked Prince rackets out. Vaguely aware of the Extreme and Phantom range... hmm... might have to look into them more. Cheers!
Yeah, and I was doing so well attending RA all that time! I blame it on the UT actually. Now, that is one seriously addictive frame!... Cheers for the frame recommendations too... Oh. And re the XTPP... ahhh... interesting...
Re checking out the Clash 100 & 98, that's a deal mate!... TBH I had a few nagging thoughts (linked to 'Steaming' and the gimmicky nature of those frames, plus the Vantage Bastcore that a few of us UKRH's were dabbling with a long time ago - which these Clashes sound so similar to), but no, after reading up more lately I'm in!... Re the 2 million views...
You're Blading no? Anything else in the picture?... To my surprise considering I've really liked previous models, of the several frames I've been looking at in the last few months, the one I've gravitated towards the least is the 2015 Blade. Always found it takes serious commitment to get used to that head-heavy clubbiness. Can reward you massively though if you do. Let's just say I've just got it on ice atm!
the new prince sticks all have this “rubbery” feel to them. Not bad sticks but I’m not a fan of this feel.
the 2015 blade...it is a polarized racquet to begin with so there is quite a bit of weight at the top. And Wilson’s qc can be pretty bad so it’s highly possible you got one that has a swingweight that is over spec. The two I now have are lower than spec on swingweight. I did have one that was a higher SW and while I liked the feel, I did find it to be a bit too sluggish and sold it.
Finally, the UT. Yes, it is a seriously yummy feeling frame that performs so well. Got 6 of these along with a load of extra grommets to ensure I never run out.