New Phantom coming in 2019?

#1
On Andy Gerst's podcast a few weeks ago TW Chris said there was a new phantom being released but wasn't allowed to say anything yet. I know the forum's reach goes far and wide, so what does everyone know so far?
Personally I'm hoping for either a 95/97 box beam or a 93p with a 16x18/9. No matter what it is I'm pumped. The whole Phantom line is incredible
 
#2
On Andy Gerst's podcast a few weeks ago TW Chris said there was a new phantom being released but wasn't allowed to say anything yet. I know the forum's reach goes far and wide, so what does everyone know so far?
Personally I'm hoping for either a 95/97 box beam or a 93p with a 16x18/9. No matter what it is I'm pumped. The whole Phantom line is incredible
Either of those would be great, how about both!

I think it’s come up on another thread, maybe the one about the upcoming Tours, or one of the Phantom threads. But it’s been mostly conjecture from what I’ve seen.

I noticed what I thought was a secret mystery Twaron Phantom on the “cover” of his podcast, but it’s more likely just one of the new upcoming Twaron Tours.


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#6
think I may have answered my own question. Prince X 100
https://princetennis.jp/sp/twist-power-technology

it'll probably still be ok, but not as much in the Phantom line as I was hoping
Ok, what the hell WAS that thing? Are they going to have to have a left and right-handed version of that?

I don’t think that’s the Phantom they are talking about on the podcast.


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#13
TW has confirmed that there will be two new Phantoms available in Feb of next year.

Hoping for 95/97 and 16x19/18. Want the open string pattern without the big round hoop. Something slightly smaller (but not 93) and/or more egg-shaped (like the Textreme Tour line) would be nice.

Don't really care whether it has Twaron, as long as the soft feel is retained.

Prince have added Twaron to the Textreme Tour line (Textreme 2 Tour), but the new ones are stiffer, apparently.
 
#14
I would rather the RF treatment than changing the makeup of the racquet. I'll buy different color racquets, just ruin a perfect line of racquets.

Something between a 93 and 100 would be a great addition tho
 
#23
This thread shows why the racquet market is tough - you'll never please everyone.
Lots of calls for an in-between size 97/98, and offering different Hope patterns (i meant to type hole patterns, but I’m gonna leave it) and mostly leaving the performance characteristics alone. Makes sense to make a complete line. 93P is a great racquet, but that’s a stretch for a lot of people. It took a great “Black Friday” dale price to get me to jump finally. Glad I did, but a 16 x19 or a 97 would bring a lot more people to the fold.


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#26
This thread shows why the racquet market is tough - you'll never please everyone.
It definitely shows how difficult it is to please everyone, but the general fandom of the Phantom line is a good problem for Prince. While all of us have wishlist for the phantoms we also (I think) all already own at least one model. A full line similar to the Yonex SV series would be incredible. That said, I'm just glad they tried to fill a niche in the market
 
#27
@TheOtherBecker

I saw my 1st Phantom in the hands of several juniors at an ITF event in June of 2016.
The addition of Tarwon to the 03 104 Beast, actually makes it feel less harsh than the O3 Textrene Premier 105 which it covers in the 2018 line.
Time will tell.
 
#29
@Automatix
OK. I don't mean to derail a thread.
I thought the thread was if 2019 sees the release of a new Phantom.
I figured allowing lead time in development plus the roll out of Tarwon & Textreme in some models points to a 2019 launch.
 
#30
@Automatix
OK. I don't mean to derail a thread.
I thought the thread was if 2019 sees the release of a new Phantom.
I figured allowing lead time in development plus the roll out of Tarwon & Textreme in some models points to a 2019 launch.
2 new Phantoms in February 2019.

Yes. There will be 2 additions to the Phantom line up in Feb of next year.
Chris, TW
 
#32
I am not dissatisfied with my tt100ps. I would like it if the beam was a smidge thinner, but other thn that, I like it better than the three phantoms I tied, including the 93p that I bought and sold.
 
#34
2 new models sounds like a new head size in two different molds to me, not an update to existing head sizes. Maybe Phantom 97 and Phantom Pro 97
Since Chris mentioned only 1 new Phantom, I suspect that there will be 1 new size, and one is just a new hole pattern on an existing model.


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#37
Looks like there's also a new Textreme Tour coming out in January, according to the blooper video that was uploaded today. Couple clips seemed to showcase it.
 
#38
Looks like there's also a new Textreme Tour coming out in January, according to the blooper video that was uploaded today. Couple clips seemed to showcase it.


Yes, a few new Tour models coming. But I’m a Phantom convert now. Don’t think I could go back. I really like the control of the 18 x 20 93P now that I’m getting used to it.but I’ll still check out whatever new Phantoms come along.



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#39
New textreme tour looks to be a fairly open 16 x18 pattern. Spacing definitely wider than phantom. Can almost say it is an open patter of tour 100p. Similar mould and head shape.
 
#45
There's all of about one retailer in LA and none in San Diego. Glad they're going back into the shops
Luckily that shop in LA is about 10 min from my house. Between that and free next day CA shipping from TW, I guess I’m spoiled. Going up to SF for the holidays faced with the prospect of no real tennis shops up there, according to my friend. Is that really the case?


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#47
Luckily that shop in LA is about 10 min from my house. Between that and free next day CA shipping from TW, I guess I’m spoiled. Going up to SF for the holidays faced with the prospect of no real tennis shops up there, according to my friend. Is that really the case?


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Whoever in SD carries Prince racquets will be given all of my money
 
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