Strange racquet use observation

jannnebk

New User
I am an allrounder with frequent net play. I have all my pretty long tennis life preferred thin beam racquets. This summer however, I thought that OK maybe I should give the Pure Aero a real chance... in my opinion a not so thin beam racquet. After 3 month playing 4 times a week I found it OK with some advantages but changed back to a thin Prince Phantom.

The strange thing I found was that the Pure Aeros, after 3 month almost had no scratches at all while the Phantoms had several after just a couple of hours. I really do not think I tried to be extra careful with the PA:s. I have not had any intentions to sell them second hand in case I would not continue using them as first choice.

Could it be that I, despite my intensions, did not give the PA:s a fair chance or do they somehow inspire to be used differently than thin beams? (I assume they are not magically scratch resistant)
 

beltsman

Legend
I am an allrounder with frequent net play. I have all my pretty long tennis life preferred thin beam racquets. This summer however, I thought that OK maybe I should give the Pure Aero a real chance... in my opinion a not so thin beam racquet. After 3 month playing 4 times a week I found it OK with some advantages but changed back to a thin Prince Phantom.

The strange thing I found was that the Pure Aeros, after 3 month almost had no scratches at all while the Phantoms had several after just a couple of hours. I really do not think I tried to be extra careful with the PA:s. I have not had any intentions to sell them second hand in case I would not continue using them as first choice.

Could it be that I, despite my intensions, did not give the PA:s a fair chance or do they somehow inspire to be used differently than thin beams? (I assume they are not magically scratch resistant)
I recall that Prince had some paint issues in recent years. I'm sure someone else can provide more detail.
 

WYK

Hall of Fame
I am an allrounder with frequent net play. I have all my pretty long tennis life preferred thin beam racquets. This summer however, I thought that OK maybe I should give the Pure Aero a real chance... in my opinion a not so thin beam racquet. After 3 month playing 4 times a week I found it OK with some advantages but changed back to a thin Prince Phantom.

The strange thing I found was that the Pure Aeros, after 3 month almost had no scratches at all while the Phantoms had several after just a couple of hours. I really do not think I tried to be extra careful with the PA:s. I have not had any intentions to sell them second hand in case I would not continue using them as first choice.

Could it be that I, despite my intensions, did not give the PA:s a fair chance or do they somehow inspire to be used differently than thin beams? (I assume they are not magically scratch resistant)
If you like Phantoms and PA's, the RipStick is a must try. I used to play with an APD until it started to tax my arm. The RipStick is a very forgiving version of the APD. It may also be more spin friendly as well, with great control if you use a stiff string.
 

jannnebk

New User
If you like Phantoms and PA's, the RipStick is a must try. I used to play with an APD until it started to tax my arm. The RipStick is a very forgiving version of the APD. It may also be more spin friendly as well, with great control if you use a stiff string.
Aha, thanks maybe I should. I have (narrow-mindedly) neglected it because I found the name a bit, I don’t know, asinine perhaps.
 
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