Erik/Kristen : Change of racquets

jbdbackfan

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Erik/Kristen
Curious as to why both of you moved on from the Prince Phantom series? You both seems to really like the 305X and Kristen I know you were really big on the first Pro 100. Seemed there was tons of praise for the Phantoms and you both moved on quick after the high reviews given. Curious to what made you change?
 

TW Staff

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Erik/Kristen
Curious as to why both of you moved on from the Prince Phantom series? You both seems to really like the 305X and Kristen I know you were really big on the first Pro 100. Seemed there was tons of praise for the Phantoms and you both moved on quick after the high reviews given. Curious to what made you change?
Hi @jbdbackfan - Good observation. I’m still a huge fan of the Phantom lines and was actually playing with the updated 100X as my racquet of choice for some time before the actual review came out. However, I had the Textreme Tour 100P strung up alongside the Phantom for a string review a while back, and I simply found the Textreme hard to put back down! Both are great racquets, and I find it pretty easy to switch between the two, but the 100P took the edge on being the more complete package for my game, especially as I’ve started to compete more in doubles lately. The Textreme offers a bit more punch and stability at net and a bit more free power from around the court.

Thanks,
Kristen, TW
 

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Hello @jbdbackfan,

I liked the Phantoms, but found simply I couldn't hit as heavy a ball as I could with my Textreme Tour 100 (310), and overtime I would get pushed around against bigger/harder hitting opponents. I have been tinkering around with different racquets ever since switching out of the Textreme Tour 100, and actually just switched back to the Textreme 100 about a month ago... funny how that happens. I have been tinkering around with weight and found a weight and balance that is definitely suitable for my game, as well as not playing with a dampener anymore. The Textreme Tour 100 just does everything I'm looking for and I can tap into every part of my game. I have also played a few league matches and a tournament with them, and have played some of my best tennis since switching back. Hope this helps, have a good one!

Sincerely,
Erik, TW Staff
 
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jbdbackfan

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Hello @jbdbackfan,

I liked the Phantoms, but found simply I couldn't hit as heavy a ball as I could with my Textreme Tour 100 (310), and overtime I would get pushed around against bigger/harder hitting opponents. I have been tinkering around with different racquets ever since switching out of the Textreme Tour 100, and actually just switched back to the Textreme 100 about a month ago... funny how that happens. I have been tinkering around with weight and found a weight and balance that is definitely suitable for my game, as well as not playing with a dampener anymore. The Textreme Tour 100 just does everything I'm looking for and I can tap into every part of my game. I have also played a few league matches and a tournament with them, and have played some of my best tennis since switching back. Hope this helps, have a good one!

Sincerely,
Erik, TW Staff
Thanks Erik, what kind of weight you add? What you stringing with also if I may ask?
 

jbdbackfan

Semi-Pro
Hello @jbdbackfan,

I liked the Phantoms, but found simply I couldn't hit as heavy a ball as I could with my Textreme Tour 100 (310), and overtime I would get pushed around against bigger/harder hitting opponents. I have been tinkering around with different racquets ever since switching out of the Textreme Tour 100, and actually just switched back to the Textreme 100 about a month ago... funny how that happens. I have been tinkering around with weight and found a weight and balance that is definitely suitable for my game, as well as not playing with a dampener anymore. The Textreme Tour 100 just does everything I'm looking for and I can tap into every part of my game. I have also played a few league matches and a tournament with them, and have played some of my best tennis since switching back. Hope this helps, have a good one!

Sincerely,
Erik, TW Staff
@TW Staff Erik, can you share what modifications you made to your TT310 and what the final strung specs came out to?
 

diegoeste

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Hello @jbdbackfan,

I liked the Phantoms, but found simply I couldn't hit as heavy a ball as I could with my Textreme Tour 100 (310), and overtime I would get pushed around against bigger/harder hitting opponents. I have been tinkering around with different racquets ever since switching out of the Textreme Tour 100, and actually just switched back to the Textreme 100 about a month ago... funny how that happens. I have been tinkering around with weight and found a weight and balance that is definitely suitable for my game, as well as not playing with a dampener anymore. The Textreme Tour 100 just does everything I'm looking for and I can tap into every part of my game. I have also played a few league matches and a tournament with them, and have played some of my best tennis since switching back. Hope this helps, have a good one!

Sincerely,
Erik, TW Staff
@TW Staff Erik, which strings and tension do you use for this TT310? thanks!!!!!!!!!!
 

TW Staff

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@TW Staff Erik, can you share what modifications you made to your TT310 and what the final strung specs came out to?
Hello @jbdbackfan !

I have added 4 grams of lead tape to 3 and 9 o'clock, and 4 grams of lead tape to the handle to counterbalance the weight in the head. The balance is 7 pts headlight and the weight is roughly 342 grams with a swingweight of 328/329. Hope this helps! Have a great day!

Sincerely,
Erik, TW Staff
 
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TW Staff

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@TW Staff Erik, which strings and tension do you use for this TT310? thanks!!!!!!!!!!

Hello @diegoeste !

I use Solinco Hyper-G 16L at 48-55 pounds depending on the weather. Now that it's getting hotter outside I am bumping the tension up towards 55 pounds. But in the winter I will go as low at 48 pounds. In the spring/fall I will settle at 50-52 pounds which I find to be a nice middle ground for this frame. Have a great day!

Sincerely,
Erik, TW Staff
 
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