Prince TexTreme Beast 98 vs Head Graphene 360 Speed Pro

#1
They seem to be similar-ish racquets, and I couldn't find a thread directly comparing the two, so if anyone has any thoughts, I'd love to hear it!! Cheers
 
#4
Not really. The Speed Pro is low powered. Beast 98 has some serious pop...maybe too much.
That's fair. I brought it up because they both seem like such great all-round frames.
Wonder how much of a needed oomph the 360 Speed Pro being strung at low tensions with a suitable poly would provide...
Maybe the Prince Textreme Tour 100p vs the 360 Speed Pro would have been a fairer comparison now that I think about it
 

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#5
I play the Beast 98 as my regular racquet, whereas I've tried the Head Graphene 360 Speed Pro only once for about 20 minutes. So take my comments about the Head with a grain of salt. The Beast is more of a power frame, but it still offers more comfort and control than the popular 100in tweeners like the Pure Drive, Beast 100, Ultra 100, etc. The racquet feels solid with good plow-through for its weight and the feedback and comfort are also good with the 64 RA and Textreme / Twaron layup. Compared to a more player-oriented 98 like a Dunlop CX200 or VCore Pro, you will notice the thicker beam and extra power. I would compare it to a Pure Strike 98, but thankfully without the arm issues (at least for me).

The G360 SP, as you said in your previous post, is more comparable to the Prince Textreme Tour 100. The sweet spot is more generous and it feels more plush and less solid at impact. I found it very easy to play with, and it had a nice blend of power and control. With the bigger head size it doesn't feel quite as connected and responsive as the Beast, and there is less plow-through in stock form. I think it's easier to use than the Beast and would appeal to a wider range of players.
 
#6
That's fair. I brought it up because they both seem like such great all-round frames.
Wonder how much of a needed oomph the 360 Speed Pro being strung at low tensions with a suitable poly would provide...
Maybe the Prince Textreme Tour 100p vs the 360 Speed Pro would have been a fairer comparison now that I think about it
I haven't played with the G360 Speed Pro but I have played for about 5-6 hours with the MP. I have heard that the MP and the Pro play extremely similar since they have the same specs and 8 mains through the throat. The MP strung with Head Hawk at 45# provides plenty of oomph. I also haven't played with the Prince and I cannot compare them but the MP is an amazing racket and I expect the Pro to be an amazing racket as well.

I have also not played with the Clash Tour but I've put a couple hours on the Clash 295 and it plays similar to the MP, yet softer. For it's weight, I felt it was getting pushed around a but more though but that could as well my impression of the racket.
 
#7
I haven't played the 360 speed pro before, but I have played the 360 MP, and immediately i noticed it was a very light swinging racket that plays much stiffer than the indicated 63RA. In comparison, the 64RA indicated for the Prince Beast 98 feels much softer, like a 2015 blade.
 
#9
That's great to hear! Just about to pick up a Pro myself. Was wondering if you had any suggestions on strings to improve on the power level and spin potential without losing what the racquet already has i.e. control and comfort?
 
#10
That's great to hear! Just about to pick up a Pro myself. Was wondering if you had any suggestions on strings to improve on the power level and spin potential without losing what the racquet already has i.e. control and comfort?
I have the Pro and use Head Velocity (Black) at 52. I get very good spin and power, Plus better durability than most poly. I have used Hyper G, my preferred poly, and Signum Pro Yellow Jacket in it but felt the durability of Velocity was better without giving up on any spin characteristics.

For comparison I used to use Hyper G in my Pure Strike P17 and Pure Drive Plus at 55 & 56 respectively to tame their power.


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