yall check out the pre-phantom pics of him online, its the same mold with older paint. looks to me like the regular o-port tour 100 mold that pre-dated “textreme”What's the difference in his and retail Phantom 100? Have no clue about Pro Stocks myself so just curious.
He was using non ported Phantoms too after the Tour 100 stint though so I don't know. Could be just about anything then, lolyall check out the pre-phantom pics of him online, its the same mold with older paint. looks to me like the regular o-port tour 100 mold that pre-dated “textreme”
For those who have played other phantom models does the ported phantom feel more forgiving due to the 03 technology?
Don’t knock it until you try it. I’ve got the 100 and 93P and they are almost as stable as my Blade 104 SW, which is an unbelievably stable racket. The 93P is the solid and stable version. The 100 is the more spin friendly comfort version. Both are very sweet frames.If they actually sold the wider/normal beamed Japanese PP100XR outside of Japan, then sure. I just can't bring myself to believe I'm going to get the heft, stability and solidity I'm used to with my 20mm - 22mm, and 22mm racquets from a 16mm - 20mm beam; looks like a matchstick - Textreme notwithstanding.
Only spells bad news for me as a person trying to stop buying racquets. I had an exo tour back in the day and found your observation about the phantom 100p to be the same. The ported frames definitely takes it better when you're off center. But the 100P might be the one for precision and touch when you're on. Now I shall contemplate whether I should have a ported phantom in the bag and switch between the 2 depending on how things are on court. Now if someone was to buy me it as a peesent then I'm not technically making a purchase....Tried the ported 100 and the Pro 100p. Found the ported 100 much more stable off center compared to the Pro 100P surprisingly. Pro 100P was a tad jarring off center and not as comfy.
The ported 100 was very comfy, likely because of its softer flex and bigger stringbed feel because of the ported design. Not a fan of super flexy frames but this frame might convert me. Elbow definitely preferred the ported 100.
Yeah, I know they've developed quite a following; given my experience with my modified TT95 - great feel but lacks the power of my Equipes, particularly on serve - I can't imagine going even thinner and lighter will work for me personally. Ironically, perhaps the reason many people have commented that the 93P is a good serving stick - and has relatively good general power despite its apparently control oriented specs - is that with it's short wide 93" head shape, the distance from hand to sweet spot must be approaching longbody levels. I can't believe Prince won't release a new 97" - longbody would be even better, but I'm dreaming - TT/Phantom type racquet, especially in a more mainstream beam width, given their history with 97"s. That would certainly appeal to me more. I'd like some power to go with the undeniable sweetness, H22 style.Don’t knock it until you try it. I’ve got the 100 and 93P and they are almost as stable as my Blade 104 SW, which is an unbelievably stable racket. The 93P is the solid and stable version. The 100 is the more spin friendly comfort version. Both are very sweet frames.
PP100 x2 ordered. Adios Babolat!I believe people should play the racket their arm likes best and modify their game to fit that racket. I think trying to find a racket that fits your game best then trying to overcome arm issues from it just leads to long term problems. We all get seduced by easy spin and power but it comes at a price for many.
Not sure. I have 2 frames that are on spec and one that is slightly over spec from a static weight standpoint.
Regardless, they all could use a bit of lead at 12 Oclock I find.
my 2 93p s came in as (unstrung) static weight 11.56 oz, 11.5HL swing, weight 300 according to the label on the handle packaging when purchased from TW.
You should demand having one from the Shop, a friend of mine experienced the same and told him to call the seller and if not send them a bag then sent email to Prince, When the seller heard that my friend got his racket bag the next Day, the excuse is that they forgot it.... I know some Shops sell the bag separetely if the buyer dont ask for itNope. Just plastic wrap.
Yeah ALL Prince rackets are normally sold with bag!You should demand having one from the Shop, a friend of mine experienced the same and told him to call the seller and if not send them a bag then sent email to Prince, When the seller heard that my friend got his racket bag the next Day, the excuse is that they forgot it.... I know some Shops sell the bag separetely if the buyer dont ask for it
What Prince has to say about that..Not from TW in the US...no bag with the phantoms
The bags are so cheapy nowadays that they should just give them to people....free advertising with their giant logos all over it. And it keeps racquets from getting chipped so it makes their paint jobs look bad...
Phantoms like poly strung low. Less than 50lbs for sure.That PP100 is a dream!!!! Played 2 hours and my arm from wrist to shoulder feel SO good!!!! Incredible pleasure to play with this magical frame!!!!!!!! Control is awesome!!!!!! Strong spin/slice are so easy to generate!!!! Kick serve are KICKING!!!
And I played with multi 15L gauge (HDX and Multifeel) .... I can't imagine what I will do with thinner gauge of poly!!!!!
WOW as you can see I'm so happy..... Best buy I did for long!!!!!
Now I will try Double AR Diablo 17 and Signum Pro X-perience 17 at 46/42lbs (21/19kg). I'm pretty sure that a good poly in this fantastic frame will not hurt my arm like the Pure Aero did.....
What gauge and tension would you all suggest for that (again) MARVELOUS Phantom Pro 100!!!!!!!!