Prince Phantom 93P- Best string set up

hurworld

Professional
I also have experimented many setups on my 93p(18x20), please allow me to share my experiences :)
It is quite(very?) hot on where I'm playing (Thailand), so strings go soft/stretch, dead and notched quick!

Full Bed Poly - I really like full bed poly setup on the 93p, my goto tension is at 46/44 with a 1.20mm string, I have also tried lower tensions, but they are not my cup of tea.
RS Lyon 1.20@46/44 - Great control, excellent durability, nice feel on shots, loved this setup.
RS Lyon 1.20@42/40 - Same as above, however, the string bed feels mushy, not my cup of tea.
Yonex Poly Tour Yellow 1.20@45 - Very nice feel, soft and plush, good at first 3 hours, after that the string feels too soft and too powerful for me.
Yonex Poly Tour Yellow 1.20@46/44 - Same as above with much better durability, goto setup for hitting on an easy day or with GF.
Solinco Tour Bite 1.20@45lbs - Good control and spin, harsh my arm/wrist on off-center hits, feel dead/shot sailing after 4 hours of play.
Solinco Tour Bite 1.20@46/44 - Same as above, DESTROYED my arm/wrist on off-center hits, better durability.
Solinco Tour Bite 1.20@42/40 - Good spin, no issue with my arm/wrist, too powerful for my game.
Solinco Tour Bite Soft 1.20@46/44 - Great spin, good control lasted around 6 hours before the string goes dead, does not like the feel of shaped poly.
Solinco Confidential 2.0 (Unleased String, hexagonal - Used by Sloane Stephens?) 1.20@46/44 - Plays very similar to RS Lyon, feels okay(better than TB soft), very low power, not so good durability.
Tourna Big Red 1.25@46/44 - Very boardy, unable to play with this setup, restring right away (Maybe too high tension for a 1.25 string?)

Hybrids - I only tried several Poly/Multi hybrid setups on my 93p, Natural Gut was a no-go for me, too humid here and they are quite expensive to get one here.
The only multi I put in the cross is Head Velocity Mlt 16g 1.30 (White), and the tension is always @46/50lbs - My thought on 16g on the cross is that it should increase the durability of the mains.
Mains locks up very well, great setup for flat shots, super control, okay spin, very low launch angle. Feels varies on the main poly and main poly always dead/stretched before the muti cross breaks.
Solinco Confidential 2.0 1.20 - Really like this setup, nice feel, better spin than other hybrid I have tried, however the mains dead really fast.
Luxilon ALU Power 1.25 - Good Durability, Great Control, Very Poor Spin.
Solinco Tour Bite 1.20 - Still destroying my arm on off-center hits.

Stringing service is quite cheap here(compared to what I have read from this board) - cost around USD 5 if you bring your own string, so this allows me to restring quite often:)

I have been thinking on my future setup - a stiff 1.25 poly mains and a soft 1.20 cross.
My thought on this is that to increase durability on poly setups; I get around 12 hours playability, despite the stringing cost, strings can be quite expensive here)
Maybe a Prince Diablo Prism + Yonex Poly Tour Yellow? A nice colourful setup:D
I'm actually going to get T1 Ghost Wire 1.10mm as a cross and hybrid with some shaped polys to try in my 18x20 93P. Waiting for shipment. Only downside is GW only comes in white.

Diablo Prism + PTP Yellow does sound good. Would black PTP provide better canvas for the Prism?
 

shaysrebelII

Professional
Tourna BHS felt pretty dead so I cut it out this morning in favor of Luxilon Ace. I played an hour of singles today alternating between it and my backup (still with KB PLII). Early impressions are positive — looking forward to reporting back with more!
 

Dartagnan64

Legend
I'm actually going to get T1 Ghost Wire 1.10mm as a cross and hybrid with some shaped polys to try in my 18x20 93P. Waiting for shipment. Only downside is GW only comes in white.

Diablo Prism + PTP Yellow does sound good. Would black PTP provide better canvas for the Prism?
A black main string looks pretty good with the white Ghostwire in the 93P. Salt and Pepper. Just like my hair.
 

shaysrebelII

Professional
Last night I played a topsy turvy doubles match that made plain to me that it’s time to move on from PLII. It was fun to use on its best days, but its playability duration was super strange; even last night it felt fine, but the control was nonexistent. As I was swinging, I had no idea where the ball was gonna go, which is not a fun feeling, and nothing like how PLII felt right off the stringer.

The good news is, I switched over to the 93P strung with Ace in time to turn things around and pick up a win. I like Ace, but it’s noticeably harsher than the other strings I’ve tested in the 93P, so I think when I restring the backup, I’m going to try a multi. I haven’t tried anything other than thin poly in the 93P in months, so I’m excited to reset. Up next: Head Velocity 1.25!
 

soulcamp

New User
Update: I liked the feel of Gamma TNT2 Touch 17/Volkl Vstar 18L (silver) strung at 49/47. However, the TNT2 Touch snapped again with less than 10 hours of play. I think the TNT2 Touch is just too soft to string in a hybrid, so I am going to have to look for a new multi. I may try Wilson NXT Power next, as that's what I currently have lying around...
 

shaysrebelII

Professional
You can't mention Velocity without telling us which colour you are going to use!
Forgive me! I reckon natural..? But it might be black. I know I have both colors lying around, but I can’t remember if I have both in 1.25. Do they play differently? It’s been awhile since I used Velocity.

Edit: just confirmed, I will be stringing up Velocity in the natural color. Any tension recommendations for those who have used multis in the 93P?
 
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GripItNRipIt

New User
Forgive me! I reckon natural..? But it might be black. I know I have both colors lying around, but I can’t remember if I have both in 1.25. Do they play differently? It’s been awhile since I used Velocity.

Edit: just confirmed, I will be stringing up Velocity in the natural color. Any tension recommendations for those who have used multis in the 93P?
I tried Xcel at 55 and felt it should have been higher. The demo I tried had PPC at 57lb, which I initially thought was going to feel like a skillet, but actually felt and played really good. As soft as Velocity is, I'd say on the higher end of tension.
 

hurworld

Professional
Update: I liked the feel of Gamma TNT2 Touch 17/Volkl Vstar 18L (silver) strung at 49/47. However, the TNT2 Touch snapped again with less than 10 hours of play. I think the TNT2 Touch is just too soft to string in a hybrid, so I am going to have to look for a new multi. I may try Wilson NXT Power next, as that's what I currently have lying around...
Try Vstar in the main instead.
 

hurworld

Professional
Forgive me! I reckon natural..? But it might be black. I know I have both colors lying around, but I can’t remember if I have both in 1.25. Do they play differently? It’s been awhile since I used Velocity.

Edit: just confirmed, I will be stringing up Velocity in the natural color. Any tension recommendations for those who have used multis in the 93P?
In the big Velocity thread people say the black colour is more powerful or slightly more lively / stiff, where as natural colour is more muted and lower powered. Personally I don’t find much difference between the two, but I didn’t do side-by-side controlled test.
 

soulcamp

New User
Try Vstar in the main instead.
I know that'll make the TNTs last longer, but my arm sure won't. Based on past experience, I'm only stringing polys in my crosses.

I'm trying it again with TNT2 Touch and Vstar 18 instead of 18L. That might let the TNT last a teensy bit longer. I might also try it with Vstar 17.

I also have one strung with NXT Power 16 in the mains (49 lbs) and Vstar 19 in the crosses (47 lbs). (I prefer 17g strings, but my son uses the NXT Power 16, so that's what I happened to have around). I'll see how it compares to the TNT2 Touch. The NXT seems to have a coating that might make them more resilient.
 
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