Dunlop Srixon CX 200 Tour 18x20 vs Prince Textreme Tour 95 and Prince Phantom Pro 93P

JamesV

Rookie
Anyone have experience demoing or owning these racquets? They seem simlar. Which one would you recommend and why?
 

time_fly

Hall of Fame
I've played the TT95 and PP93P (18x20) extensively. I play tested the CX200 but it was the 98" version, so not quite the same. They are all good racquets. The TT95 is more spin-oriented than I expected but feels just a bit less solid than the 93P and a little more lively in the string bed. It would be interesting to compare to the new 93P 14x18. Based on my experience with the CX 200, I would expect the CX 200 Tour to play more like the 93P but have a bit less heft and plow-through. The launch angle on the regular CX 200 was surprisingly low and the spin was adequate but not impressive, so I think the 18x20 would be geared even more towards flat hitting. All of them are comfortable frames with good feel.
 

818

New User
i have all 3,they are all fun rackets. my main racket is the dunlop. TT95 is a 16x19 and fairly open. I prefer 18x20 . The 93p is the most demanding of the 3. You need good technique and prepare early or you will miss a lot. For me it is also to heavy for use in a longer match. But i like it for practice. The dunlop is easier to use. I added some protection tape on top which is about same as 2 grams of lead for a bit more plow.
 
I would also pick up Dunlop Srixon CX200 Tour for myself. It is precise, good feeling and powerful racket. Of course if you consider control-oreinted racket. The feel is not so distant from old HotMelt 300G.
The feel of Prince Phanton Pro 93P is great – however I also find it too heavy for modern tennis. Prince Textreme Tour is also not bad – however I find it harder to control due to its quite open string pattern.

You can also consider Tecnifibre 315 Ltd. which is a great competitor to my favorite YouTek IG Prestige MP.
 

A_Instead

Legend
My ears just perked up..Did you just mention that the cx tour 200 compares to the 300g...?(one of the goat)
 
My ears just perked up..Did you just mention that the cx tour 200 compares to the 300g...?(one of the goat)
Feel and power –wise – for sure! Can't find any closer rackets to CX200 Tour among all 15+ Dunlop rackets I have. They are even more precise due to 95" head size.
Just got CX200 (305g) for testing – it is 98" head size – so even closer to HotMelt 300 – however this one seems a little more of modern specs and feel than CX200 Tour.
Go ahead and try them out!

And by the way – it's worth to try also NTour 97 – very interesting frame. Very flexible (RA58) and precise with its 18x20 string pattern.

 

A_Instead

Legend
Will look into it...having some me wrist issues lately..so had to get a clash 98..

I have been using the beast 98 and extreme 360 lately...also just got a srixon 3 yellow...will try once wrist feels better... inflammation..
 
Light rackets don't absorb enough energy..
My tolerable range is 11 to 11.7 oz..
Yes, that's true. However it depends on a few things. Shock absortion is of course much better in more heavy frames.
But if you are trying to get too much spin with too heavey racket or if you're too many times too late – heavy frame is also not too healthy.
I guess 330-335g static weight of quality frame shouldn't be too light for shock absortion. But if I am trying to work harder on more spin
with 345-350g rackets – my wrist hurts.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Yes, that's true. However it depends on a few things. Shock absortion is of course much better in more heavy frames.
But if you are trying to get too much spin with too heavey racket or if you're too many times too late – heavy frame is also not too healthy.
I guess 330-335g static weight of quality frame shouldn't be too light for shock absortion. But if I am trying to work harder on more spin
with 345-350g rackets – my wrist hurts.
I think it also depends on the balance of the racquet... I had a Head Graphite Pro some time ago, it was 89.5 sq inches and had a static weight of 372g (with overgrip and rubber band). It had quite a headlight balance though... so I could develop high RHS. In fact, when serving, I would be amazed at how fast the racquet came through and just how viciously the ball would swing on the slice serves. However, I would also feel like the racquet was going to take my shoulder out of its socket due to the inertia that was generated.
 

mhkeuns

Hall of Fame
In my case, it’s 93P first, TT95 second and the Srixon 2.0 Tour the last. I think if someone is going the way of the 2.0 Tour, I’d suggest the Ultra Tour or the TFight 315 LTD 18x20. They both can be modded to play more potent than the Srixon 2.0 Tour, imo.
 
In my case, it’s 93P first, TT95 second and the Srixon 2.0 Tour the last. I think if someone is going the way of the 2.0 Tour, I’d suggest the Ultra Tour or the TFight 315 LTD 18x20. They both can be modded to play more potent than the Srixon 2.0 Tour, imo.
Feel-wise 93P of course – as it is half Mid way and has thin beam – is the best one. Also looks very stylish. I think CX2.0 Tour and 315 Limited are quite similar – but CX200 Tour is for sure stiffer and more powerful. Important if it's what you need. TT95 has one really annoying thing in almost all recent Prince rackets – very open string pattern. It's not bad racket, but I demoed it a few times – always was disappointed.
 

Nextman916

Professional
The TT95 is the best out of the bunch. I've tried both the Dunlop 200 CX tour in 16x19 and in 18x20, strung in both poly and multi. The sweetspot is tiny compared to the TT95 and the 93P 18x20 as well. It also definitely needs lead to play, its not the weight (although only 310g), its a balance issue. It simply lacks mass in the head for plow through. I know people mention its an improvement over the last gen but it still isn't playable. There are definitely more balanced 310g racquets on the market in terms of weight distribution. The 93P had quite alot of flex in the throat that put me off, it has that noodle feel. This also lends the 93P to having the least perceived control out of the line, low margin dtl shots would often miss wide due to flex. The sweetspot is marginally bigger than the CX200T but because the round head shape of the 93P really makes it almost like a 95. The TT95 on the other hand has a very open spacious drill pattern that extends to the edges of the frame, when actually layed over my 98" racquets its looks almost the same. I'm not sure how prince is getting their measurements but something tells me they are under reporting by a bit. That being said the TT95 is the only 95 I've played that plays larger than its size, this includes the Yonex 95's (95D & VC95) that I've tried. The sweetspot is very ample on the TT95. Power is lowest on the Dunlop, and about tied between the 93p and the TT95, with the power edge going to the 93P because of the plow weight. If the TT95 had a leather grip and was weighted to match the 93P, it would definitely have a power edge. Regardless of setup it the CX200T had the most muted feel, the 93P the most feedback and vibration (esp on off center hits), and TT95 in the middle. CX200T is setup like a prostock frame, probably the best if you plan on heavily customizing and have specific specs in mind, good starting platform. 93p won't and can't really change drastically due to its weight and setup, it is what it is. The TT95 is the most complete frame and still offers some room to tinker if you please.

To clarify I'm referring to the TT95 2015 version, not the updated one with the added dampening, I share my thoughts here - https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/prince-textreme-95-discussion.528237/page-10#post-13514118
 

pico

Professional
i have all 3,they are all fun rackets. my main racket is the dunlop. TT95 is a 16x19 and fairly open. I prefer 18x20 . The 93p is the most demanding of the 3. You need good technique and prepare early or you will miss a lot. For me it is also to heavy for use in a longer match. But i like it for practice. The dunlop is easier to use. I added some protection tape on top which is about same as 2 grams of lead for a bit more plow.
Did you customise your dunlop?
 

818

New User
Did you customise your dunlop?
I put 2,5 grams (total) of tungstun tape at 9 and 3 and few grams at 7 inch to counterbalance plus overgrip.
But I already moved on to the yonex vcore pro HD now for few months which i really like now. Very sweet feeling when hitting the sweetspot. Little bigger headsize and no need to customise for me!
 
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