Question for Chris re:new blade mid

sparkyS4

New User
I was wondering if you could compare and contrast the new Blade mid to the Prince Diablo mid? I read your review and would like to know your thoughts on the differences in these racquets. Thanks a lot.
 

TW Staff

Administrator
The Diablo Mid has more of a classic box beam feel to it -- think POG, PS 85 etc. The Blade 93 does not have that same box beam solidness, but it feels faster, snappier and more responsive.

The Diablo Mid has a livelier stringbed, but both offer about equally forgiving sweetspots. I would say the Diablo is a little more topspin friendly, the Blade 93 more precise and a slightly better slice racquet. Both a great sticks and the differences are not that major when it comes to what I can do with the ball when playing with either.

The ROK has exceptional feel, but is a fair bit lower powered than the other two. It offers a softer feel and requires more from the player to get the ball away.

I would be totally happy playing a tournament with either the Diablo Mid or the Blade 93, I like both that much. The ROK not so much.

Chris, TW
 

sparkyS4

New User
Chris, thanks for responding, I've been playing with the diablo mid for many years, I love it, but my arm seems to suffer, would you say the blade 93 is more arm friendly?
 

TW Staff

Administrator
Chris, thanks for responding, I've been playing with the diablo mid for many years, I love it, but my arm seems to suffer, would you say the blade 93 is more arm friendly?
Both are pretty arm friendly racquets. I don't really see an advantage in comfort with one over the other.

Chris, TW
 
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