For 2020 Prince adds another chapter the Phantom Pro 100 (18x20)! Named the Phantom 100X (18x20), this racquet is ideal for the experienced player who craves the undeniable precision of a dense 18x20 string pattern. For this generation Prince thickens the beam a tad to give you a slightly firmer and more powerful response. But make no mistake, this update still captures that buttery flex and arm-friendly comfort of the previous generation. Like other members of the Phantom series, this stick has Anti-Torsion System, which places Textreme and Twaron at 10 and 2 o'clock in the upper hoop and shaft. The upshot is a more powerful and stable hitting experience. This stick also packs a variable CTS Beam, which deploys a thin 18mm shaft for outstanding ball feedback. On groundstrokes the 100X (18x20) feels comfortable and solid at impact. The thicker beam and more responsive upper hoop provide a little extra pop, which comes in handy when driving the ball through the court. Like the previous generation, the dense string pattern provides the kind of laser-like precision that inspires confidence. At net clean mechanics are rewarded with good depth, and the touch on drop volleys and sharp angles is outstanding. There is also enough precision on serve to target the corners. Ultimately, with this addition of a more powerful beam along with a more responsive upper hoop, the Phantom 100X (18x20) keeps getting better. This remains a great option for experienced players who want a stable weapon with very predictable results on full swings.
|Head Size: 100 in² / 645.16 cm²
|Length: 27in / 68.58cm
|Strung Weight:11.8oz / 335g
|Balance: 12.4in / 31.5cm / 9 pts HL
|Beam Width: 22mm / 20.5mm / 18mm
|Power Level: Low
|Stroke Style: Full
|Swing Speed: Fast
|Grip Type: Prince ResiTex Tour
|String Tension: 45-55 pounds
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Comments: I currently own a few of the 18x20 frames because of the weight. I came off the POG
107 and 110s. The Phantom 18x20 is just a tad lighter, but enough to maneuver around. This was made for those
fundamentally sound racquet swingers. Very arm-friendly stick. Prince got this one and I hope this 18x20 version stays on
From: Jun, 5/9/21
Comments: Soft, lower-powered frame. Directional control is excellent, volleys are
very solid, and serving is surprisingly easy. Not a power and spin frame, it's an 18X20. However, you can
generate topspin and sliced backhands are very nice. I'd say it is more suited to a moderate topspin player.
From: JJinMD, 9/22/20
Comments: Agree with comment below, fantastic frame. Great directional control,
arm-friendly, best I know of in this department, and a surprisingly large sweetspot for an 18x20. If you're a
fan of heavy yet head light control frames, this one is a must try.
From: JZ, 9/17/20
Comments: This racquet is just awesome. Just enough power, with loads of control.
For a CTS frame I was pleasantly surprised with the solid feel at contact. It's really surprising that Prince
doesn't have that many pros on the circuit endorsing them.
From: Sunil, 9/12/20