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  1. myke232

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    Try the Tour 100T with some added weight? It's 16x18 and you could easily weigh it up to match the 100P.
     
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    Cool yeah I was looking at those too. But that one is 290g (unstrung) and I like mine around 310-315 unstrung so I would have to add about 20-25g. Wonder if that even possible or advisable. I've also considered the Warrior 100 but that is much stiffer.

    Interesting. I would have to check one out I guess. But really I need 16x19 (or 18).
     
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    Why is that?
     
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    you could also try a 17G string in the 18x20 to add more spin and spring to the string bed. I would get the 18x20 and use 17G string personally.
     
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    Spin. My old racquet was 100 sq. in. with 16x19, new racquet is 95 with 16x19 and I really miss the spin I got with the older racquet. But I get more power from the new racquet. I want both the power and spin! More I think of it the Warrior may be the way to go.

    I'm using 17g on my 95 sq in head with 16x19, and my shots are flatter than I would like...
     
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    technique determines spin levels much more so than string patterns.
     
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    Insert Jeremy Clarkon power gif
     
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    It’s certainly possible to add that much weight. Under the butt cap, under the bumper guard, and some lead in the throat could get you what you need.

    Or, the 18x20 with 18 gauge strings might be what you’d want.
     
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    If you go with the 100T, use tungsten tape. It's denser than lead, so you don't need to go crazy with adding a ton of lead. If you go with the 100P, be aware that it's a string sensitive racquet and in my opinion, made to be used with poly.
     
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    I agree, I have used the TT100P with FB velocity, Velocity/cream and Origin, all of which were absolutely awful but it did play very nice in other rackets that I own! A poly definitely seems to help, I've used ALU power and it worked much better but my post TE didn't agree (hence the other strings).
     
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    Sure. But in this case I can change racquets back and forth in the same session, I get much more spin with the 100 16x19 than the 95 16x19 which gives me a much flatter shot.

    Cool that what I am thinking. The TW tungsten tape is 3 strips at 3g each so if I get 2 packs that should get me there...
     
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    Completely appreciate what you're saying here.

    I'll only encourage you to try this Prince model if you can and see what it gives you. I used to think that string patterns were a big deal, but over the past several years I've found all sorts of performance among racquets having different patterns.

    A couple of open-pattern rigs - 16x18 or 16x19 - gave me disappointing spin and control despite trying several string setups and even some lead tuning. I've also owned a couple of different 18x20 frames that have given me as much spin as any racquets I've ever played. I used to have some preconceptions about string patterns, but they're long gone.

    Only offering this so that you don't overlook a potential diamond in the rough. If you can manage it, try that racquet and don't sweat the string pattern until you find out how it plays for you.
     
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    +1 for this. Much like a 16/19 really.
     
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    ^Interesting... yeah I guess I could demo them both... I hate demoing but I know I should!
     
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    Thank you :D
     
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    Absolutely great racquet, but I hate poly in the TT100P. I dont buy into the racquet being string sensitive.

    TT100P plays great with HDX Tour or other multis IMO. Great comfort, power and control. No problem with spin.

    My 2 cent

    Cheers, Toby
     
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    I dont buy that, you need to string lower due to the 18x20 pattern, velocity even lower. I string multi at 22kg - 48.5lb, works great.

    The TT100P is such a great racquet, BTW I had high hopes for the DR98 but hated the racquet, no feel no power, so I guess we are all different.
     
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    If possible demo and try the 100p. I have one and its a great stick. Don't be put off with the pattern. Spin comes from technique more that pattern and 18x20 affords control that 16x18 or even 16x19 doesn't sometimes offer (I have a Warrior 100T that is great be compared to 100p control is slightly off). Good luck.
     
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