Prince TeXtreme Phantom 100X (305g)
Prince updates the Phantom Pro 100 with a thicker, more powerful beam but keeps the outstanding playability and sublime feel of the previous generation. This update is ideal for the intermediate or advanced player who wants a lively and spin-friendly player’s racquet with above average control and comfort.
For this update Prince adds its Anti-Torque System, which features Textreme and Twaron in both the shaft and at 10 and 2 o’clock in the upper hoop. The upshot is less frame torque at impact, resulting in a more powerful and stable hitting experience. This stick also packs a variable CTS Beam, which deploys a wonderfully thin 18mm shaft for outstanding ball feedback.
Like the previous generation, this racquet offers a plush feel on ground strokes, and it rewards full swings with the kind of precision that inspires confidence. Although the 58RA stiffness is a tad higher than the previous generation (resulting in a slightly crisper response), the Phantom 100X (305g) remains one of the more flexible and arm-friendly racquets in its weight class.
It also packs an open 16×18 string pattern, giving it enough spin-potential to bring the ball down hard. At net the Phantom 100X comes around with relative ease to deliver great touch and placement. Clean mechanics are rewarded with penetrating depth. Advanced players looking for rock-solid stability will find plenty for weight customization. On serve this racquet whips easily through contact to deliver easy targeting.
All in all, by combining a slightly more solid beam with some incremental tweaks to the feel, Prince has delivered a very impressive update. If you are looking for a modern player’s racquet with above average feel and comfort, this one is hard to beat.
|Head Size: 100 in² / 645.16 cm²|
|Length: 27in / 68.58cm|
|Strung Weight: 11.4oz / 323g|
|Balance: 12.69in / 32.23cm / 6 pts HL|
|Beam Width: 22mm / 20.5mm / 18mm|
|Power Level: Low-Medium|
|Stroke Style: Medium-Full|
|Swing Speed: Medium-Fast|
|Racquet Colors: Grey-Blue|
|Grip Type: Prince ResiTex Tour|
|String Tension: 45-55 pounds|