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I think the real value and strength of Phantom Pro is that you don't have to be out there playing 24-7 to be able to play good tennis with it.After having a break for about 3 weeks with a knee injury I went out for a very light hit last night. I was hoping to make my selection of the Head Graphene Touch Prestige MP or the Yonex VCORE Pro 97 (330). I won't go into details as that's not what this thread is about. But suffice to say last night I just wasn't feeling either of those rackets.
I brought out the Phantom Pro 100 that I've played a lot with, and was going to be my backstop if I had elbow niggles (which I did feel with those other couple of rackets). Immediately noticed and greatly appreciated the softer feel and comfort. And this is taking into account the same Völkl Cyclone 18L string (Sergetti stringing) in all of my rackets. Spin also increased, and I was also getting more natural depth. Interesting!
I had the 100P in the bag as well and customised to my specs. So I thought why not? Not quite as comfortable as the PP100 but by no means uncomfortable (in this short hit anyway). Spin production as good as , or perhaps a little better than, the PP100. Good depth also. My hitting partner commented that the one additional thing they were seeing was more weight of ball, causing them more problem that the Prestige, VCORE or PP100.
Due to the reservations of the knee I was essentially doing zero footwork last night as a precaution. I'm actually so excited to take this racket out for a more complete hit just as soon as I'm able to.