New Phantom coming in 2019?

#52
When I moved to LA, there was one called “The Merchant of Tennis” I think it had closed down already, but I loved the name. I imagined them dressed in costume like a community theater troupe.


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Merchant of Tennis is the biggest online retailer for tennis in Canada. Still nowhere near the product coverage of TW. Hopefully I'm allowed to mention them on this forum as TW is not represented in Canada (hint, hint).
 

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#53
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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I blew it. Didnt even check here on black friday. I want a 3rd p93
 
#55
We just got a new account with Prince. As such will be testing the 93p, phantom 100 box beam, tour 100 18x20, and tour 95

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#57
They can be found right on the TW site. I havent given Prince much of a look though the old diablo tour was nice. Some nice soecs though hope to be pleasantly surprised

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#63
I hope they keep their RA's low.
Prince would be making a very big mistake if they made any new Phantoms stiffer like they did with the new Textreme Tours. They should stick to what works and what people like (sub 60 RA, thin beam, control oriented frames). What they can improve on are offering different string patterns --more open with the 93P and tighter with 100(P)s. The only exception would be to add a 97" model with similar traits.
 
#67
Not a bad idea. Retain the low flex and thin beam to keep the power levels from sky rocketing and you might have yourself a player OS with a focus on control and forgiveness.
I like it as well, a more plush modern POG. Between this prospective model and the to be 18x20, these Phantoms could be the modern version of what the Head Radicals should have been.
 

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#73
New 100P this month with 18x20

New 93 p with open pattern

Really the 93 in isnt much different than a 97 from others. The round headshape makes it feel a bit bigger. Nice stick

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#74
New 100P this month with 18x20

New 93 p with open pattern

Really the 93 in isnt much different than a 97 from others. The round headshape makes it feel a bit bigger. Nice stick

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No... If I had known a dense pattern was coming I would have held out. I even bought 3 grommet sets for the current 100p phantom. NOoooooooo
 
#75
No... If I had known a dense pattern was coming I would have held out. I even bought 3 grommet sets for the current 100p phantom. NOoooooooo
TW says the new 18 x 20 is a rounded, not squared box beam. So it should be a Pro 100, not a 100P. Sub 60 RA, But nothing more specific than that.


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#77
TW says the new 18 x 20 is a rounded, not squared box beam. So it should be a Pro 100, not a 100P. Sub 60 RA, But nothing more specific than that.


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Where do you see that? Just curious. I could have easily heard him wrong

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#81
Merchant of Tennis is the biggest online retailer for tennis in Canada. Still nowhere near the product coverage of TW. Hopefully I'm allowed to mention them on this forum as TW is not represented in Canada (hint, hint).
I don't know about that.
I visited MoT's website and The Racquet Guys site (Canada) and TRG's site seems a lot bigger.
I also visited and bought a few racquets already from TRG's store and they have a huge selection of frames.
 

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#82
New 100P this month with 18x20

New 93 p with open pattern

Really the 93 in isnt much different than a 97 from others. The round headshape makes it feel a bit bigger. Nice stick

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Yes. My thoughts exactly. Plays like a 97 but with all the benefits of a mid. Unreal frame. I cant stop using it.
 
#83
I don't know about that.
I visited MoT's website and The Racquet Guys site (Canada) and TRG's site seems a lot bigger.
I also visited and bought a few racquets already from TRG's store and they have a huge selection of frames.
$250 CDN vs $190 USD. At a 77 cent CDN dollar its still cheaper to buy the TW 93P (especially with lower sales tax in US).

But I agree the racket guys are bigger. I'd always thought they were a US site but they have a CDN store as well.
 
#84
$250 CDN vs $190 USD. At a 77 cent CDN dollar its still cheaper to buy the TW 93P (especially with lower sales tax in US).

But I agree the racket guys are bigger. I'd always thought they were a US site but they have a CDN store as well.
I thought we were simply discussing/comparing MoT and TRG's.
If you are comparing a purchase between say TW (US) and TRG (Canada) then it's more than simply a currency exchange.

Once you get through the exchange rate and add on delivery and taxes, import charges etc., it's not always favorable to purchase
from a US outlet here in Canada.
 
#85
I thought we were simply discussing/comparing MoT and TRG's.
If you are comparing a purchase between say TW (US) and TRG (Canada) then it's more than simply a currency exchange.

Once you get through the exchange rate and add on delivery and taxes, import charges etc., it's not always favorable to purchase
from a US outlet here in Canada.
I thought we were comparing MoT to TW and you brought up TRG. But even TRG to TW fails in inventory and the prices are better if (and this is a big if), you can get the items shipped for free and duty free. Which I can do when I'm down in the US for vacation in Palm Desert once or twice a year.

So i still wish TW would come to Canada. I mean if TRG can have US and Canadian websites, no reason TW can't.
 
#90
I'm just happy to see that the 14x18 also has a leather grip. Some (looking at you dunlop) don't put them on the open pattern versions of their racquets that have them in 18x20 patterns.
 
#91
Wonder what the thought process was for going with the 14x18 pattern over a more traditional 16x19...
Having had zero experience with a pattern that open is the launch angle just going to be crazy high?
 
#92
Wonder what the thought process was for going with the 14x18 pattern over a more traditional 16x19...
Having had zero experience with a pattern that open is the launch angle just going to be crazy high?
2 things come to mind. It’s the string pattern of the old Prince Original Graphite (POG) mid, so this is like a cover band version of that racquet. Also, the head size is so small that an open pattern isn’t as open as it might be in a larger frame. ????


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#95
2 things come to mind. It’s the string pattern of the old Prince Original Graphite (POG) mid, so this is like a cover band version of that racquet. Also, the head size is so small that an open pattern isn’t as open as it might be in a larger frame. ????


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Ah that makes sense. Looks like the crosses are spaced pretty close together in the middle, maybe as a counter to the fewer mains.
Should shave a couple minutes off the stringing time at the least.
 
Anyone can tell me about the gripsize difference. I like the gripsize of Wilson Pro Staff 85 in L3. So which one that fit me for Prince P93 (14x18)?
 
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