Prince Phantom Pro

#1
It seemed in the review that the phantom pro appeared to get more kudos when it came to having a bit more power than the phantom. For those that playtested is this correct?

Thanks
 

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#2
Hi goherd27,

I was on both playtests and yes I would agree with that statement! I definitely felt like I had more put away power with the Pro. It is hard to say how big the difference in power really was because without the Port Holes on the Phantom Pro versus the Phantom, there was improved stability and a better connection to the ball on contact. In many situations, the feel of the solid beam helped me control and harness power a lot easier.

I hope that helps, let me know if you have any more questions.

Hannah, TW
 
#3
Hannah, I would like to know if you have tried the Phantom Pro 100 with a multi like Technifibre HDX or PPC? I am also interested in hearing if you have tested the Phantom Pro 100P and can compare it to the Pro.
 

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#4
Hi,

I can not say I've hit the Phantom Pro 100 with a multi. I have a strong preference for poly because I have played with it for 20 years and have trouble adjusting to any other string - so especially in these Phantoms I like the feel I get from poly. Although, a multi would make for an extremely comfortable, arm-friendly set up. As far as the Phantom Pro 100P - I have not hit with it a ton, but the main difference is that it has more of a classic, box beam feel. It is crisper on contact and is a tad firmer.

Thanks,
Hannah
 
#8
Just tested the Phantom Pro with Technifibre Multifeel black 16 guage. I was really surprised. This string really compliments the Phantom Pro in an outstanding way. This may be the perfect string frame combination. The power and spin went beyond my expectations. Directional control was very predictable. It was nice to hit serves and angles and watch them dip and dive with such nice rotation. The touch and feel was first class. I just can't say enough good things about this super comfortable multi. Anyone searching for a string for the Phantom series will love this fantastic string from Technifibre. Both the HDX and the Multifeel fit Phantom frames nicely. Just go for HDX if you want that poly control without the harsh dead feeling, and the Multifeel for the added plush feel and power. Both strings have good spin with the Multifeel having a slight edge over the HDX in this department.
 
#9
Just tested the Phantom Pro with Technifibre Multifeel black 16 guage. I was really surprised. This string really compliments the Phantom Pro in an outstanding way. This may be the perfect string frame combination. The power and spin went beyond my expectations. Directional control was very predictable. It was nice to hit serves and angles and watch them dip and dive with such nice rotation. The touch and feel was first class. I just can't say enough good things about this super comfortable multi. Anyone searching for a string for the Phantom series will love this fantastic string from Technifibre. Both the HDX and the Multifeel fit Phantom frames nicely. Just go for HDX if you want that poly control without the harsh dead feeling, and the Multifeel for the added plush feel and power. Both strings have good spin with the Multifeel having a slight edge over the HDX in this department.
I have better spin with HDX, personally.
But it is not enough for my game... I will try great poly pretty soon.
What gauge of HDX did you tried?
 
#12
OK... I beat today a 5.0 guy who always beaten me in 10 matches (7/5 6/3)... My level increase hour after hour since playing with my Phantoms. Because my arm feel so good and I have no more apprehension to HIT the ball with all my strength with maximum spin I can generate. And that's truly orgasmic!!!
BUT I broke HDX 15L after only less than 3 hours of play......
So now I have no more options. It will be poly. No more choice. And I'm pretty sure that poly in Phantoms will never hurt my arm like Pure Aero did. And the spin I will be able to generate with a poly/phantom combo is going to be INSANE!!!! :p
X-perience has good chance to be the one. I know it before trying it... Because it has this little extra power in it that could perfectly fit with low powered frame like Phantoms 100 or Pro 100 (100P and 93P are different frames...).
So I agree totally with @Dartagnan64 , PP100 or P100 are designed to play with thin poly (a little bit in the powerful side, 1.25 MAX) at low tension (21kg MAX).
With that set up, you will play with MASSIVE spin and control, and your joints will LOVE it in the long term.
I will try X-perience 1.18 and Cyclone 1.15 next week. I will let you know what happen on the court... And to my opponent... :p
 
#13
No. 15L in natural... Too thick I know. ;)
Did black version is marking the balls?
And how many hours of play do you have with HDX 17g?
Very difficult to say because I am a teaching Pro and coach both D1 college, ITF Futures and club players. I wear strings rapidly, around three to four hours of hard practice, with the top players. HDX holds up well for me. Most players at club level will probably think that three hours is a short time but when you do intensive drilling for three hours you break strings. We break strings at almost all of our practice sessions, D1 and Futures player's.
 
#14
Very difficult to say because I am a teaching Pro and coach both D1 college, ITF Futures and club players. I wear strings rapidly, around three to four hours of hard practice, with the top players. HDX holds up well for me. Most players at club level will probably think that three hours is a short time but when you do intensive drilling for three hours you break strings. We break strings at almost all of our practice sessions, D1 and Futures player's.
Yeah I broke HDX 15L in less than 3 hours... And I'm only 4.5 level player...
 
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