Please Prince Textreme Beast Longbody, be everything I ever wanted....

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  1. Faris

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    Hahah, Im a scrappy 4.0 hack and she is just way out of my league anyway man :D
     
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  2. Faris

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    Awesome, Michelle! Thanks for the backdrop! Can't wait to see u guys at TW taking a swing at the Bisner as ppl are calling it here in the video review!!
     
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  3. DonBot

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    Being a long time PDR+ user I was kind of interested in trying this one out....but again no 5/8....the logic of making incredibly heavy and high SW racquets and then having no options for the larger grip size just blows my mind. I guess I should be thankful that I don't have to waste any money, but it pretty much makes Babolat the only company I can order racquets from these days. :rolleyes: I am sure Isner plays with a 1/4 grip lol....probably 5 1/4
     
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  4. TW Staff

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    We will have 5/8 on the next shipment (current ETA is 9/7 but hopefully gets here earlier). I would tell you more but I have to head to the gym :)

    Cheers, Chris, TW
     
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  5. TW Staff

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    Enjoy :)



    Michelle, TW
     
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  6. jarko111

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    I want this BEAST! Buy for me someone? lol
     
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  7. CosmosMpower

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    Bet this will feel like my first Angell 27.5 330 gram unstrung 370 sw, like swinging a 2x4
     
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  8. tata

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    Holy cow Michelle's serves looked monstrous in that reviee
     
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  9. Seth

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    Just imagine Michelle and Granville getting a mixed doubles wildcard at the US Open.
     
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  10. jmacdaununder2

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    Hi Michelle, Thanks for early review!! :) Did you do any Playsight data - or do you have any anecdotal opinion on whether this racquet serves/hits harder than PD Tour+ or SV98+? (I'm still using - got 12 at last count - lightly (heat sleeve on handle, 3 grams each at 3 and 9) weighted Prince Equipe Longbody M/Ps lol!! Any 'ancient history' racquet comparisons/rankings also greatly appreciated.) Really want to try the SV98+ but it's not available in Australia; PDT+ is a bit stiff/undampened for me, and ironically at 100" feels - after 20 odd years of 28"/95" usage - like too much head and not enough handle lol! Was thinking of ordering an SV98+ for the slightly smaller - than 100" - head size, and maybe even extending it to 28" also for feel reasons, but sw at 28" would probably be too much; Bisner at 100" may be problematic also, but looks so good. Any idea if Bisner will be available at Tennis Only in Perth? That's only ~3400ks away and even on the same continent!
     
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  11. tata

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    We haven't even got the 93p in at tennis only so....slim chances the Beastner will be available.
     
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  12. SpinToWin

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    The burn 95 in no way deserves to be there lol
     
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  13. jonestim

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    The one Burn 95 that TWU tested was way off spec and had a swing weight over 350. Majority of Burn 95 won’t have that power potential
     
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  14. myke232

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    Isner uses a 27.5?! That's nuts...
     
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  15. Crocodile

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    Yes we already are, so hard to get grip 5 here, size 14 shoes, nice long tennis shirts and jumpers, period homes with high ceiling ( instead we are subjected to Legoland homes and units the size of your letter box ) and sports cars where your head is not touching the roof.
     
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  16. Crocodile

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    Will it be OK for your shoulder and arm with the extra SW?
     
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  17. Crocodile

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    I'm going to order one and let you know Michelle.
     
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  18. Big Bagel

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    I'll see your grip size but raise you a shoe size to 15. Many tennis-specific shoes aren't even made in a size 15, let alone actually carried in stock. In high school I did a Wilson tennis camp that included a pair of shoes... first year my sister got a pair of shoes instead, second year they gave me a shirt and pair of shorts instead!
     
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    @jmacdaununder2

    Unfortunately, we have had a broken camera on our Playsight Court. BUT, we think it's ready to go this week, so while this review didn't get playsight data, the next few ones should!

    It's so hard for anyone to get their hands on that SV98+ -- it does feel a bit stiff though, so maybe you wouldn't love that feel in all honesty.

    I will see if I can find out if and when it will be available at Tennis Only and let you know. (side note for our Aussie shoppers...we just expanded to Melbourne!) :)

    Sorry I don't have better news!

    Michelle, TW
     
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  20. time_fly

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    I'm still not sure that this racquet isn't some kind of elaborate practical joke. Do you think the marketing guys didn't realize that calling it the "Beast Pro 100 LB" would be read as "100 pounds", which is roughly the swing weight? And Michelle is giggling when she introduces it in the video review. Also, first review ever where Troy didn't recommend adding weight.
     
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  21. DanS

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    ....or a leather grip! lol
     
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  22. Big Bagel

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    I'd still add a leather grip onto that monster... bring it on!
     
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  23. PBODY99

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    Not coming stock with a Prince leather grip, what were they thinking ?
    Who plays 350+ SW frames without leather !;)
     
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  24. DanS

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    John Isner I guess?
     
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  25. 2ndServe

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    I do have 2 precision equipe brand new shrink wrapped and the other was hit once sitting in my closet if you are looking for those.
     
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  26. DonBot

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    *Urge to buy this racquet intensifies*
     
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  27. jersey34tennis

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    im interested in the equips if the first person doesn't call dibs. are they the 95 standard, longbodies, oversized or oversized longbodies ?
     
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  28. DonBot

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    Hi Chris, I know you played the PDR at one time. I am currently playing with the PDT+ and compared to the previous versions it seems to hit better ground strokes, but it just feels kind of wimpy on the serve compared to the plus versions of the original PDR, Blue PDR, or even the black one when I pull them out and hit side by side. After watching the review how does the beast LB stack up in terms of serve pace compared to the PDR+ lineage? I really like the new PDT+, but I find volleys can be iffy at times and serves are not as great for me as the older versions of this racquet.

    I generally rotate between the black PDR+ and the newest PDT+, but they play pretty differently.
     
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  29. Alekok1221

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    Hi i have a prince exo 3 tour 100 and i want a similar racquet with the same amount of effects and more stability in volleys, my play is baseliner with a semiwestern forehand and 2hbackand better than my forehand and im 15 years old and im 6.15 ft so i want a racquet that helps my serve so what yonex racquet you suggest me? or head i think in vcore 95,98 or 360 speed mp or this racquet please help
     
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  30. TW Staff

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    I'll play you for them! :)

    I'm so sad I didn't keep them around...pretty sure mine were pretty beat up though. I remember telling Prince I needed more after they had been discontinued and they just started sending me Triple Threats (I think...I can't remember, it's been a hot minute).

    Michelle, TW
     
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  31. 2ndServe

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    If you are in socal we can play for them or next time I'm near SLO we can play for them at the TW facility. They are the Precision Equipe Longbody 28" Oversize, note the grip is shink wrapped but once the you peel it off the new grip is super flakey because of age.
     
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  32. 2ndServe

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    Oversized longbodies 4 1/4
     
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  33. jersey34tennis

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    I might have one 95 longbody around. I might have to go to a menace of sorts to get the bumperguard but with some tlc and maybe a terrible attempt at dyi racquet painting i'll send it your way. gives me a little more motivation than doing it for myself.
     
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