Prince RipStick 300 - coming soon!

Caly

New User
How much life are you guys getting out of your polys with the racquet? After about 4 hours I'm constantly straightening strings and the crosses have sawn most of the way through the mains. I've come from tighter patterns/non o port so not familiar with this rate of wear
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
How much life are you guys getting out of your polys with the racquet? After about 4 hours I'm constantly straightening strings and the crosses have sawn most of the way through the mains. I've come from tighter patterns/non o port so not familiar with this rate of wear
4-6 hours. Its a rather open pattern.
 

Caly

New User
Thanks @Power Player I figured I would probably have to string weekly till I either move on from the racquet/get tired of stringing it. I guess racquets like the pure aero would be the same with strings?
 
Anyone able to compare the Ripstick 300 feel to that of The beast 300 O3? I've read so many muted feel comments that I have got a friends Beast O3 to see the feel and just want to check if the feel is the same.
 
Yes, I added that much weight and total is around that, just weighted it again the scale shows 318g. As mentioned above, it is now about ... 60/40 balance (a bit more weight around the head).
It plays very well and stable. My friend who is a flat hitter using a lead-up (static weight 340g) Head 360+ Speed Pro strung with x-one biphase, commented that my Ripstick is as stable and solid and comfortable as his Speed Pro. We switched rackets for a couple games and I agree with what he said.
I don't have any machine to measure. Swing weight feels a bit higher than the stock 2021 VCore100 that I also own.
The Ripstick is strung with Volkl V-Square 17G @ 50lb
How do the power levels compare between the two?
 
Anyone able to compare the Ripstick 300 feel to that of The beast 300 O3? I've read so many muted feel comments that I have got a friends Beast O3 to see the feel and just want to check if the feel is the same.
I have hit with both, they are not my type of racket. But both got good reviews so I wanted to try them. I find the beast to be more raw, more feedback and shock. I think the ripstick is basically better in every category. More spin, power, depth, and more arm friendly but not mushy at all.
 

ericykchan

New User
Between the 360+ speed Pro weighted up and the ripstick. i have played with a weighted up 360+ Speed pro (18 grams added in total). Very solid feel, so just wanted an idea...
ah, then I felt the 360+ Speed Pro has more power, a slow swing able to hit the ball deep, have to say maybe the biphase multi string contribute a bit.
 

tariqsaleem

New User
I've had this racket for just over a month now and I think I'm ready to give my feedback.

I am a racket aholic and have triesld all sorts of weight ranges, string patterns, head sizes, etc and bag is usually full of with around 10 odd rackets at all times :)

However my man racket has always been the Pure aero and I play with load of topspin and that was one racket that gave me the launch angle with loads of spin and power which trying to hit through the ball rather then go down to up which I usually have to do with tigher strings patterns.

Ok so enough of my background with rackets. I was looking for a pure aero replacement as I had hurt my neck and shoulder and aero with poly was not working for me. It was a struggle to find a suitable replacement but then I saw this come out and ordered one in the hope this might be it.

First impressions were mixed bag. I had it strung with solinco hyper g soft 17 at 51 and while it was powerful it wasn't aero powerful and it would lose power the min I'd mis hit , specially near 3 and 9. I wasn't impressed with the feel but it was the first racket that had aero like traits but I could play with full bed of poly and it didn't hurt my arm so I decided to stick with it and experiment. The polys don't last in this and I broke string after roughly 5 odd hours of play.

Next string job ( I do my own) I went 46lbs with diadem solstice power 17. Lowering tension helped with the feel near 3 and 9 and but it still was unpredictable and was losing too much power. Surprising as this is supposed to be a highish twistweight racket. I assumed it was coz of the O port and me not being used to it ( this is my first o port racket).

Eventually I added an overgrip which added 6 grams to the racket. A dampener which added 2 odd grams and then strategically placed 2 odd grams around the hoop, mostly near 3 and 9 and just a bit neat 12.

All that effort and last week I had the most aero like experience I've had since I developed my arm and shoulder issues. This racket is most recommended for anyone that wants a spin machine. But it would require a bit of tinkering to make it work.

For reference I used to string my pure aero 2019 at 55lbs.

The O ports are amazing at making the racket manuverable too. For the beam size and at 336 grams including the additional weight I've added it swings very nicely.

Sorry about the long post but I thought it would help to explain the journey. I am very impressed by the comfort level on this and just for that purpose I'm going to commit to this while trying to continue to tinker with the setup.
 
Anyone else finding the control with this better than expected? I'm using multi at low tension and I have no problem keeping the ball in the court
 
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