Prince Phantom 93P- Best string set up

soulcamp

New User
Thanks to everyone in this forum, I have settled on a string config for my 93p (14x18):

Mains: Klip Legend 16 (45 lbs)
Crosses: Tier One Ghost Wire 17 (43lbs)

I really liked Head Velocity, and almost settled on them, but I had a half set of Legend to try and figured I'd give them a go. At first, they gave me too much power and I was hitting shots a bit long, but I *really* liked the pop I got off of them. After playing with them side-by-side with the Velocity for a couple of weeks, I was able to dial in the Legends. Velocity is still great, and will probably be my go to backup if I can't play with gut, but the Legends give me just the right balance of power, control, and feel. Oh man, the FEEL!

I've also tried the Klip Legend Tour in black, but the coating seems to dampen the feel too much for my liking. They're fine once the coating wears off, but I don't feel I need them. I've had to cut out my last two sets of Legends because they lost tension before the broke. And I was breaking strings in under two weeks with multis. So that's durable enough for me.

I might try increasing the tension of the Legends with my next stringing. I feel the only downside to them (besides not being able to get 660' for $120) is the tension loss. It's not really any worse than other strings I think, except that at the cost, I want to keep them in my racket for longer, and by week 3 or 4, my balls start sailing out. But they aren't Babalot VS prices, so I think I can live with restringing them every 3 weeks.

As for the Ghost Wire - I loved those the first time I strung 'em up. I haven't had any desire to even try other crosses after that. They are perfect. I bought a spool.
 

soulcamp

New User
One more thing - with all of the multis I tried, the strings would start sticking out of place between an hour or a week of playing. The Legends with the Ghost Wires slide back into position after every shot. I almost never need to adjust my strings, even after a a heavy slice or kick serve. I've found they don't start getting stuck out of place until 3 or 4 weeks, which is when they lose tension and need to be replaced anyway.
 

rosheem

New User
I just got my new Phantom 93P. Strung it with what I had on-hand: 16g Cyclone. I strung it at 50lbs both mains and crosses, and hit with it this morning.

Serves and volleys felt awesome. On groundstrokes, I was missing that flexy pocketing feel.

Sticking with full poly, what do you all think I should adjust if I'm only looking to enhance the flex and pocketing? (I like the feel of the stringbed wrapping around the ball (exaggerated), grabbing it, and letting it roll and sling off. More of a forward spin through and over the ball, rather than a collision or a wipe straight up the back of the ball.) I don't need more power and I like a low launch angle.

I'm thinking tension down to 44, maybe drop the crosses to 42 since that seems to be what folks are doing. Should I also go with a 17 or 18g string? Anyone have a sense for what contributes more to the feel I'm seeking: string gauge or tension?

Also hoping that a higher gauge string will make it easier to get through the grommets when I'm tying off the knots.

Thanks!
 

pico

Semi-Pro
I just got my new Phantom 93P. Strung it with what I had on-hand: 16g Cyclone. I strung it at 50lbs both mains and crosses, and hit with it this morning.

Serves and volleys felt awesome. On groundstrokes, I was missing that flexy pocketing feel.

Sticking with full poly, what do you all think I should adjust if I'm only looking to enhance the flex and pocketing? (I like the feel of the stringbed wrapping around the ball (exaggerated), grabbing it, and letting it roll and sling off. More of a forward spin through and over the ball, rather than a collision or a wipe straight up the back of the ball.) I don't need more power and I like a low launch angle.

I'm thinking tension down to 44, maybe drop the crosses to 42 since that seems to be what folks are doing. Should I also go with a 17 or 18g string? Anyone have a sense for what contributes more to the feel I'm seeking: string gauge or tension?

Also hoping that a higher gauge string will make it easier to get through the grommets when I'm tying off the knots.

Thanks!
I was surprised you went with a 16g on here. It will deg give a tighter and stiffer feel esp at 50lbs with Cyclone. For what you are looking for, its best to use 17g or even 18g and a softer poly e.g weisscannon scorpion or bhbr. Drop tension to 46 or below as well and try.
 

rosheem

New User
I was surprised you went with a 16g on here. It will deg give a tighter and stiffer feel esp at 50lbs with Cyclone. For what you are looking for, its best to use 17g or even 18g and a softer poly e.g weisscannon scorpion or bhbr. Drop tension to 46 or below as well and try.
I agree, sounds like 16g was not the best choice. But it was all I had until I can order some more, and I was too darn excited to try the new racquet
 

pico

Semi-Pro
I agree, sounds like 16g was not the best choice. But it was all I had until I can order some more, and I was too darn excited to try the new racquet
Funny thing for me is that I like the racquet but want a little less of the soft feel. So I am going in the other direction. I would like to try Big Hitter Blue Rough 17g at 50lbs.
 
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