The Prince Phantom 93P is a gift to us from TW - My Review/AMA

What is defense anyway? Slapping a hard topspin shot back when pulled wide? How about throwing back some nasty slices, or we’ll-timed lobs (*topspin or not)? Do we all have to hit heavy topspin and turn the defensive situations into offense? Can’t we do other things to get ourselves back into offense? I’ve liking the variety in my game, and the 93P’s thin beam is just awesome.. to look, hold and on impact.
 
Does anyone have measured the balance of 93P 14x18? I'm thinking of it but a bit worried about its balance. I hope it's 12pts (30.5cm) unstrung or 9pts (31.5cm?) HL as same as 93P 18x20.
 
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Does anyone have measured the balance of 93P 14x18? I'm thinking of it but a bit worried about its balance. I hope it's 12pts (30.5cm) unstrung or 9pts (31.5cm?) HL as same as 93P 18x20.
Both the balance and the stiffness are different from the 18x20 version.

The 14x18 has a strung balance of 7pts HL and a higher RA of 63 (official TW stats - of course, can't speak to individual ones and production variance).
 
Does anyone have measured the balance of 93P 14x18? I'm thinking of it but a bit worried about its balance. I hope it's 12pts (30.5cm) unstrung or 9pts (31.5cm?) HL as same as 93P 18x20.
I purchased 2 14x18's off TW's racquet matching service where they provide the measured specs and mine came out 11.57oz, 10pts HL and 305 SW unstrung.
 
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Both the balance and the stiffness are different from the 18x20 version.

The 14x18 has a strung balance of 7pts HL and a higher RA of 63 (official TW stats - of course, can't speak to individual ones and production variance).
I purchased 2 14x18's off TW's racquet matching service where they provide the measured specs and mine came out 11.57oz, 10pts HL and 305 SW unstrung.
Thank you for your replies. I’ve got to accept the differences then. But the matching service is interesting. I’ll check it out.
 
I wouldn't be too concerned about the specs. The 14x18 plays a lot more maneuverable than the specs would indicate.
I hope so because I’ll buy it anyway. I had Ficher Vacuum Pro 90 and now have Pacific version that moved balance from 30.5 to 31.5. The thing is, I’m struggling with it. It seems to have a little weight at the tip and it kills me.
 
I hope so because I’ll buy it anyway. I had Ficher Vacuum Pro 90 and now have Pacific version that moved balance from 30.5 to 31.5. The thing is, I’m struggling with it. It seems to have a little weight at the tip and it kills me.
One thing I really like about the 93P is the ease of use for being a 12 oz frame. Most classic favorites are heavy, tiny hitting surface and sweet spot, and due to weight the maneuverability suffered. The 93P swings easy, and once you get going, you won’t really notice the weight. I rally like the 93P because it possesses all the benefits of the classic favorite frames but made it much easier to swing and use.
 
One thing I really like about the 93P is the ease of use for being a 12 oz frame. Most classic favorites are heavy, tiny hitting surface and sweet spot, and due to weight the maneuverability suffered. The 93P swings easy, and once you get going, you won’t really notice the weight. I rally like the 93P because it possesses all the benefits of the classic favorite frames but made it much easier to swing and use.
93P seems perfect except for the string pattern. I like open pattern better. I can’t change the balance or the pattern, either.
 
Not hating on it. I just find it very similar to the 93p in that it’s a great all court attacker rather than a 5 feet behind the baseline defender. That’s a compliment in my books.
In the hands of Bautista Agut... it's both. Given enough time and the ability to get behind the ball (fitness and foot speed), it turns defense into attack pretty easily... just ask Bautista Agut, Juan Martin Del Potro, Kohlschreiber, or Petra Kvitova.
 
Pretty sure those guys could do the same thing with a 93P.
Absolutely agree... I love the look and feel of the 93P in my hands, unfortunately, due to a double inguinal hernia operation in December last year and the need for extensive rehab, all I have been able to do is stare at its magnificence and dream of the day when I can string it up and have a proper go. That day is coming very soon. Will be handing it over to my stringer next week and then once it's in my hands... it's on baby!!!
 
Absolutely agree... I love the look and feel of the 93P in my hands, unfortunately, due to a double inguinal hernia operation in December last year and the need for extensive rehab, all I have been able to do is stare at its magnificence and dream of the day when I can string it up and have a proper go. That day is coming very soon. Will be handing it over to my stringer next week and then once it's in my hands... it's on baby!!!
Get well soon, take the time for a proper rehab, then hit the courts. Good luck.
 
One thing I really like about the 93P is the ease of use for being a 12 oz frame. Most classic favorites are heavy, tiny hitting surface and sweet spot, and due to weight the maneuverability suffered. The 93P swings easy, and once you get going, you won’t really notice the weight. I rally like the 93P because it possesses all the benefits of the classic favorite frames but made it much easier to swing and use.
What are you switching to now? Saw you’re selling your 93P.
 
What are you switching to now? Saw you’re selling your 93P.
Not switching because I still think the 93P is the best frame out there, even preferring it over the frames like the RF 97 and the Yonex 330, but I’m just reducing some inventory just to bring in some changes. I might just get more 93P’s (*maybe a couple of the 14x18, or just sticking with the 18x20 all together.). and get rid of everything else. Just trying to see what my holism will lead me to. Have been hitting with the 2019 Pure Aero lately, and it’s been fun in a different way than hitting with the 93P. Still, there is nothing like hitting with the 93P and paint the lines with confidence.
 
Not switching because I still think the 93P is the best frame out there, even preferring it over the frames like the RF 97 and the Yonex 330, but I’m just reducing some inventory just to bring in some changes. I might just get more 93P’s (*maybe a couple of the 14x18, or just sticking with the 18x20 all together.). and get rid of everything else. Just trying to see what my holism will lead me to. Have been hitting with the 2019 Pure Aero lately, and it’s been fun in a different way than hitting with the 93P. Still, there is nothing like hitting with the 93P and paint the lines with confidence.
Yeah I still think the 93P is my favorite frame that has been released in years. Really nothing like it, especially in match play when you need a big serve in a key moment.

I’ve gotten with some really good coaches and they have tweaked my game a little and really have me focused on baseline grinding. Which honestly is what wins me the most matches, even though I prefer an all-court attacking style, and thats how I was playing with this frame. I was still really consistent with it, so I still think about going back to it full time, and would if I didn’t have a guy in my ear making me focus on generating big spin as much as possible. I still generate good spin with the 93, but it was not the focus of my strokes like it is now. If you are doing the same I can see why you would use the Pure Aero. That’s what I used for a year before the P93 and honestly when this racquet came out, I bought it more for the novelty of the racquet and did not expect to end up using it full time for a year.

Sucks how the power tweeners are so nice for the baseline game but don’t have the same joy of use that a classic frame has. You really can’t have it all unfortunately. The Yonex 310 is the closest, but grinding with that frame is about the limit for me when it comes to using a thin beam, classic feeling racquet. For all court attack, the P93 is seriously a dream stick, especially for someone who misses the old Federer Pro Staff and wants a similar playability.
 
You really can’t have it all unfortunately.
Nope can't have it all. Every stick does some tasks better than others.

I rotate through several different sticks in the Phantom line and it amazes me that even amongst a similar line, how different strokes become.

Because of some recent wrist and golfer's elbow issues I've gone back to my old Phantom 100 with ports. While that stick is honestly a pillow to hit with, I find it really is a challenge to play well with compared to my 93p and 100 18x20. Tough to hit out with, depth control is not as dialled in, Slices float a little too much, not as confident hitting FH's into the corners, serve accuracy is not as tight. I thought it might just take a while but I've been using it for 2 weeks straight and I'm still struggling to get my game together with it. Super comfy but I miss my 93P.

About the only stroke i feel superior with using the 100 with ports is my lob, lol. I've been resorting to a lot of old man doubles as a consequence. I used to be the master of the dipping FH down the middle as an attack to the 2 up formation. Now with the Phantom 100, I'm lobbing the opponents as I have no faith in hitting that shot like I do with the 93P.
 
Nope can't have it all. Every stick does some tasks better than others.

I rotate through several different sticks in the Phantom line and it amazes me that even amongst a similar line, how different strokes become.

Because of some recent wrist and golfer's elbow issues I've gone back to my old Phantom 100 with ports. While that stick is honestly a pillow to hit with, I find it really is a challenge to play well with compared to my 93p and 100 18x20. Tough to hit out with, depth control is not as dialled in, Slices float a little too much, not as confident hitting FH's into the corners, serve accuracy is not as tight. I thought it might just take a while but I've been using it for 2 weeks straight and I'm still struggling to get my game together with it. Super comfy but I miss my 93P.

About the only stroke i feel superior with using the 100 with ports is my lob, lol. I've been resorting to a lot of old man doubles as a consequence. I used to be the master of the dipping FH down the middle as an attack to the 2 up formation. Now with the Phantom 100, I'm lobbing the opponents as I have no faith in hitting that shot like I do with the 93P.
The Phantom 100 is a weird stick. I think it requires the user to 100% fully gel with the racket. Otherwise, it will only bring you half the results. Though I liked it, I just didn’t have the confidence to rip through the ball like I would with the 93P. But my son gets so much pace and spin out of the frame that he stopped using the Babolat frames because the Phantom 100 gives him the power and spin, as well as the control he needed. I think a strong player could really get a lot out of the stick. That said, my son wouldn’t go near the 93P. He calls it the spoon. Different strokes for different people, I guess.
 
Yeah I still think the 93P is my favorite frame that has been released in years. Really nothing like it, especially in match play when you need a big serve in a key moment.

I’ve gotten with some really good coaches and they have tweaked my game a little and really have me focused on baseline grinding. Which honestly is what wins me the most matches, even though I prefer an all-court attacking style, and thats how I was playing with this frame. I was still really consistent with it, so I still think about going back to it full time, and would if I didn’t have a guy in my ear making me focus on generating big spin as much as possible. I still generate good spin with the 93, but it was not the focus of my strokes like it is now. If you are doing the same I can see why you would use the Pure Aero. That’s what I used for a year before the P93 and honestly when this racquet came out, I bought it more for the novelty of the racquet and did not expect to end up using it full time for a year.

Sucks how the power tweeners are so nice for the baseline game but don’t have the same joy of use that a classic frame has. You really can’t have it all unfortunately. The Yonex 310 is the closest, but grinding with that frame is about the limit for me when it comes to using a thin beam, classic feeling racquet. For all court attack, the P93 is seriously a dream stick, especially for someone who misses the old Federer Pro Staff and wants a similar playability.
Funny thing about using the 93P is that some of my opponents seem to be more annoyed that I didn’t pull out a Babolat tweeners, or a Wilson hammers to play against them.

Yeah, I totally agree that those power tweeners are so nice in just trading baseline bombs. I also get the best results when I play the grinding baseline game, but isn’t it just so enjoyable to attack, attack and attack some more? Winning is great and should be the ultimate goal, but I’m more happy knowing that I hit certain shots that were just highlight reel worthy, even if I lose the game. I don’t play for the trophies or the rankings anymore, so having the enjoyment in playing is the most important for me,

There is nothing on the market presently that is as fun to hit with as the 93P, IMO. Individual results may vary, but oh man, is it a fun stick to just go after everything.
 
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I need to tone it down a bit with the 93p before everyone turns up with one.

Mixed doubles is getting a little tricky because you either rip the ball or make the opponent look stupid with an impossible angle. Could seriously do some damage with this stick. Before you know it the frame is past your ear and the ball is absolutely steaming in someone’s direction. It is a bit like catching the ball sweetly with a K88, scary.
 
Looks like its a special 4th of July sale for Prince. Textreme Tours are also on sale (30% off) with the "FOURTH" promo code and Beasts are half price right now.

Good time to stock up on Prince frames if you are so inclined.

If you look at Prince Bestsellers the 93P is still the top dog of the current lineup.
 
Looks like its a special 4th of July sale for Prince. Textreme Tours are also on sale (30% off) with the "FOURTH" promo code and Beasts are half price right now.

Good time to stock up on Prince frames if you are so inclined.

If you look at Prince Bestsellers the 93P is still the top dog of the current lineup.
That's really lucky if you are in the US / Canada. With TW being prevented from shipping Prince items to Asia, I've had to order my 93P 14x18 from TW Europe, at the extortionate prices that they charge.
 
For the 14x18 93P users who use full bed poly, what are you using, what tension and is the string generally breaking before the string goes dead? People claim the POG 90 (93" 14x18) is a string eater and out of my 30 Prince 90 series, 9 of which are POG 90s, I thought I would start experimenting with poly more in my Prince 90s. Last week I strung some Revolve 16g in one of my POG OS's at 52lbs using my lockout machine and had a great hit with it. So I was wondering at what tension I might get the POG 90 to work as nice as the POG OS? When strung the same I have preferred the Power Pro 90 over the POG 90, but maybe it has more to do with my string choices in the 14x18 90 Series than the racket.
 
Had been using the Phantom 100 lately for some golfers elbow pain. Feeling better this week so I took out the 93p for men’s doubles. Man, I forgot how much I love hitting FH’s with that frame. I can just swing out with full confidence. Feels great and far more consistent than the 100.

Tennis should have restricted frame sizes to 80-95 when the graphite revolution came. Hitting a ball just feels so much better with a mid than with 100+ frames.
 
For the 14x18 93P users who use full bed poly, what are you using, what tension and is the string generally breaking before the string goes dead? People claim the POG 90 (93" 14x18) is a string eater and out of my 30 Prince 90 series, 9 of which are POG 90s, I thought I would start experimenting with poly more in my Prince 90s. Last week I strung some Revolve 16g in one of my POG OS's at 52lbs using my lockout machine and had a great hit with it. So I was wondering at what tension I might get the POG 90 to work as nice as the POG OS? When strung the same I have preferred the Power Pro 90 over the POG 90, but maybe it has more to do with my string choices in the 14x18 90 Series than the racket.
String history for my 14x18 93Ps below. I have 2 rackets. Both were bought lightly used and came strung, so the tension for two of these are my estimates:
  • Hyper G 17 (est. 50#) - cut out at 12hrs
  • Cream 17 (est. 50#) - broke at 6 hrs
  • Cyclone 17 (45#) - 14hrs. Fairly dead, but I'm keeping it in to see when it will actually break.
  • Tourna Grit 18 (46#) - 5 hrs so far and still ok. (Ref.: this string broke at 12 hrs in my 18x20 93P.)
 
For the 14x18 93P users who use full bed poly, what are you using, what tension and is the string generally breaking before the string goes dead? People claim the POG 90 (93" 14x18) is a string eater and out of my 30 Prince 90 series, 9 of which are POG 90s, I thought I would start experimenting with poly more in my Prince 90s. Last week I strung some Revolve 16g in one of my POG OS's at 52lbs using my lockout machine and had a great hit with it. So I was wondering at what tension I might get the POG 90 to work as nice as the POG OS? When strung the same I have preferred the Power Pro 90 over the POG 90, but maybe it has more to do with my string choices in the 14x18 90 Series than the racket.
I haven't tried the 93P 14x18 yet..but am very tempted. I played with the MIchael Chang Titanium Longbody mids (14x18) for about 15 years. Alu power was my favorites string in those frames and I string it up at 60# in 1 piece. I'd usually break the Alu in 3-5 hours of doubles play. The spin was unreal though!
 
For the 14x18 93P users who use full bed poly, what are you using, what tension and is the string generally breaking before the string goes dead? People claim the POG 90 (93" 14x18) is a string eater and out of my 30 Prince 90 series, 9 of which are POG 90s, I thought I would start experimenting with poly more in my Prince 90s. Last week I strung some Revolve 16g in one of my POG OS's at 52lbs using my lockout machine and had a great hit with it. So I was wondering at what tension I might get the POG 90 to work as nice as the POG OS? When strung the same I have preferred the Power Pro 90 over the POG 90, but maybe it has more to do with my string choices in the 14x18 90 Series than the racket.
I’ve used 1.25mm Hyper G varying from 48-50lbs and it lasts a good 8-10 hrs before breaking, depending on the people I hit with or play matches against. I don’t think it dies before breaking, but about 8 hours seems like a good marker to cut out anyway. I use a drop weight string machine.

Tried a couple sets of 1.25mm black code 4s and they broke in 4-5 hours at 50lbs, and at 48lbs.

Was about to get a reel of Hyper G, but decided to try out Ice Code and it’s my favorite setup now. 1.25mm is going on it’s 8th hour and has some pretty good notching and I expect it to break in the next outing, but it has maintained its playability throughout. I have a 1.30mm set I’m going to try before buying a reel. Went at 50lbs but I think I can go a bit tighter because it’s a fairly powerful string.
 
I played with the MIchael Chang Titanium Longbody mids (14x18) for about 15 years.
I have 3 MC Ti LB MPs, 2 MC Graphite LB MPS and two OS MC Graphite LBs. I cut the MC LB OS Graphites to 27.25" and weighted them up to 11.5oz and cut one of the Graphite MC Graphite 95 to 27.5. The Ti 95s work too well at 28" to cut. Even have a 730 LB that is 97" 14x18, so probably the widest pattern 14x18, but chopped that one to 27.5". The 95" 690 LB at 16x20 is the densest stringbed Prince I have. I ordered a NOS Prince Tour Pro 98 18x20 just I can swing an 18x20 Prince that won't cost me a lot of money.

Thanks for all the replies. I just want a decent playing poly that breaks in a 14x18 93" before or at the point it goes dead, a week for me is enough.
 
Anyone try a gut hybrid in the 14x18 93P?
Curious how long it'll last...
Tried it a few times with 16g luxilon natural gut and a couple 17g poly crosses, lasted 6-7 hours for me but at around 3-4 hours the strings start moving out of place like crazy. I don’t think it changed the playing characteristics but still a little annoying. Thought about going super thick with 15L gut and 16g poly, play around a bit with tension and use string savers to get a bit better durability but I decided it wasn’t worth it.
 
Tried it a few times with 16g luxilon natural gut and a couple 17g poly crosses, lasted 6-7 hours for me but at around 3-4 hours the strings start moving out of place like crazy. I don’t think it changed the playing characteristics but still a little annoying. Thought about going super thick with 15L gut and 16g poly, play around a bit with tension and use string savers to get a bit better durability but I decided it wasn’t worth it.
I had the same thing happen - stringbed got loose, so next time I string at 2 lbs higher.

But just to mention, I was able to tighten it back up with some string savers in the center.
 
Strung up Origin 1.30 / PTP 1.25 hybrid at 50/47 to see how it goes compared to full poly low tension and I think I will go back to gut hybrids. Performance is exceptional and the feedback and feel is just on another level. I find no issues with thick strings in this frame with spin or any other variable. The longevity does well and the solidity is unmatched. The origin was just laying around as I got it really cheap for a set.

Just going to take a little bit of time to adjust back to higher tensions but I think it is worth it. Can't do it with full poly due to arm issues but the pocketing of gut along with the feel of PTP should do well. The power is substantially different, the biggest adjustment is on forehands and flat backhands which were shooting long. Poly low tension I feel has such little power, especially with PTP 1.25 so that extra control I was getting was incredible.

Really thinking about the 14x18 frame to mess around with but getting better and better with the 93P, never feel like I am stuck or can't get more out of this frame. Always pushes you to use your body more efficiently.
 
Was playing a bit with my Phantom 100 with Origin/Velocity because of some golfer's elbow issues. Elbow feeling better so I played with the 93p with gut/poly. With the Phantom 100 I'd been losing 3-4 games a set against my usual partner. Pulled out the 93P and started firing FH's and won 6-0, 6-0. That racquet can seriously hit with pace and accuracy.
What do you string the gut at? Starting to tthink that this combination is unbeatable in the 93P after hitting with the origin again.
 
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Gut at 50 lbs. poly at 44lbs.
Dartagnan, thanks for all the info you have provided on playing this racket... I just strung mine with Klip Legend 17g mains @48 and Yonex Tour Fire 17g @40. Not sure if the gut feels too powerful or not. This is coming from NXT fb @50.

I have Klip Legend 16g mains with Tour Fire 17g in another 18x20 racket and the gut isnt showing any notching... but I do see it with the 17g gut with 17g tour fire crosses in the 93P.

Specifically what is your gut/poly string and gauge? Generally, does a 17g gut provide more power than 16g at same tension? If you went full gut 16g would you string at 55lbs? Same if it were 17g fb? Thanks.
 
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I had a really interesting Friday hit today. One of the regional HEAD rep was visiting our local college for some new poly string they are trying to push. I know the guy well since i am close friends of the head coach, and have seen this rep on campus often.

Well today we hit for a bit and then played a practice set. Empty indoor courts and school since teams are off for summer. The rep is my age and finished his undergrad the same year as I did. Was also in his college tennis team but was way down in lineup and mostly played team doubles he told me. Definitely in better shape right now than me (runs marathons regularly) but doesn't play as often. By comparison, I play with college kids and can hang with them even though I feel l have a ton of room for improvement and can get in better shape (I mostly use my kids as an excuse).

So anyway, he plays with the latest Prestige mid and jokingly called me out when he saw my 93P in the bag. Something like oh you play with "that thing" sort of a remark. So it turned into a battle of the mids shortly after. We only played a set. I handily handed him his behind 6-1 and made him say (even if just jokingly) that 93P is a better mid. If we are being honest, he was clearly rusty but win is a win!

And since there are no direct worthy competitors for 93P in current market besides Prestige Mid, and now that a HEAD rep has said it, it is written in stone: best mid in the market is 93P, haha. So the Fedal match and battle of mids. Pretty eventful day today.
 
Dartagnan, thanks for all the info you have provided on playing this racket... I just strung mine with Klip Legend 17g mains @48 and Yonex Tour Fire 17g @40. Not sure if the gut feels too powerful or not. This is coming from NXT fb @50.

I have Klip Legend 16g mains with Tour Fire 17g in another 18x20 racket and the gut isnt showing any notching... but I do see it with the 17g gut with 17g tour fire crosses in the 93P.

Specifically what is your gut/poly string and gauge? Generally, does a 17g gut provide more power than 16g at same tension? If you went full gut 16g would you string at 55lbs? Same if it were 17g fb? Thanks.
I use Legend 17g with ghostwire 19g. Poly tour Fire is shaped is it not? Might not work well with gut. I use soft smooth poly crosses with gut.

You get a little bit of oompha and a higher launch angle from 17g gut over 16g . I'd not adjust the gut tension if i was switching gauges but adjust my cross a bit. For instance if I had 16g gut I'd go 50lbs mains and put my ghostwire crosses in at 42lbs to soften it up and give some equivalent power and raise the launch angle.

In the FB situation, I'd never use 16g gut. Too thick to get good bite on the ball. I'd always use 17g gut in a full bed and likely run it around 54-55 lbs.
 
And since there are no direct worthy competitors for 93P in current market besides Prestige Mid, and now that a HEAD rep has said it, it is written in stone: best mid in the market is 93P, haha. So the Fedal match and battle of mids. Pretty eventful day today
Funny since TW went to Head to see if they'd make an old school feel classic mid like their old prestiges. They said no. TW asked Prince, who said, yes. And Voila, we have the 93P.

I do notice that HEAD has pretty much copied the Phantom 100 18x20 with their new Gravity Pro. So with Wilson and the Clash, some of the racket manufacturers are getting that some folks still like lower RA racquets.
 
I use Legend 17g with ghostwire 19g. Poly tour Fire is shaped is it not? Might not work well with gut. I use soft smooth poly crosses with gut.
You might be thinking of Yonex Polytour Spin which is similarly silicone infused but is shaped. Tour Fire is smooth silicone infused but is hard.

Thanks for your informative reply! Liking the Klip Legend gut so far and seems hard to beat for the price.... $22.50 if you buy two sets.
 
Dartagnan, thanks for all the info you have provided on playing this racket... I just strung mine with Klip Legend 17g mains @48 and Yonex Tour Fire 17g @40. Not sure if the gut feels too powerful or not. This is coming from NXT fb @50.

I have Klip Legend 16g mains with Tour Fire 17g in another 18x20 racket and the gut isnt showing any notching... but I do see it with the 17g gut with 17g tour fire crosses in the 93P.

Specifically what is your gut/poly string and gauge? Generally, does a 17g gut provide more power than 16g at same tension? If you went full gut 16g would you string at 55lbs? Same if it were 17g fb? Thanks.
I have almost identical set up. VS Team 1.25 / PTF 1.25 at 48/38. I find this set up alter the balance too much for me (93P is pretty much my limit for racquet weight) and I’ll be going back to string bed with lower swing weight.
 
I have almost identical set up. VS Team 1.25 / PTF 1.25 at 48/38. I find this set up alter the balance too much for me (93P is pretty much my limit for racquet weight) and I’ll be going back to string bed with lower swing weight.
Specifically, what new set up are you leaning towards to give you a lower swing weight?
 
My 93P 18x20 has 19 gauge Volkl Cyclone full bed right now and feels pretty light to me. The 18x20 pattern also helps with durability. I have to say though, gut/poly I used befoee felt lighter but I was lazy and never measured static weight. Wasn't much of a difference at all really but still.
 
Funny match today. Playing strong lefty server. First 2 service games I totally whiff on a few of his serves. He looks at my racquet and says, “ what are you playing with, a 97?” I tell no it’s a 93. He replies, “that thing is tiny”.

Well I decided to turn my body a bit more and really focus on my spacing and by the end of the first set we were breaking him regularly and I was lighting up returns with my FH. Deep to his feet. Not so tiny anymore, Mr Lefty.

Won 7-5, 6-1. Love my 93p.
 
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