Yep, makes perfect sense. Closest thing I'd previously had to a "tweener" is my old Speed Pros. 100 Tour is like that on steroids, too much power and spin I just don't need. A laugh to serve with, but rubbish at the net.Was the difference between the 98 and tour enough to change from one to the other? Although I liked the tour, I've just never liked larger head sizes and don't feel too comfortable with it in that regard. The specs are so similar though that I figured the difference would be pretty negligible. I didn't get to hit with a 98 for long but it felt more like a "normal" racket if that makes sense.
Aside from being equally as soft, the 98 feels like a completely different frame. I demoed all the Phantoms and you could see they all belonged to the same family. The Clash 98 and Tour seem almost unrelated.