Introducing the Phantom 100X (290g) the lightest and fastest member of the Phantom family! At under 11 ounces strung, this racquet not only gives the intermediate player a seductive level of spin, feel and control, it also moves fast when the pressure is on. Thanks to a 58RA stiffness level, the 100X will give you the arm-friendly comfort and buttery feedback for which the Phantom series is known. This racquet features Prince's Anti-Torque System which deploys Textreme and Twaron in the racquet's shaft and upper hoop for less racquet twisting at impact. The payoff is a more powerful and stable hitting experience. This racquet also also has a variable CTS Beam, which deploys a thin 18mm shaft for outstanding ball feedback. On groundstrokes the Phantom 100X (290g) is one of the more plush and solid feeling racquets in its weight class. It rewards full swings with impressive ease, and the open 16x18 string pattern gives it a very spin-friendly response. Although it isn't as stable as a traditional player's racquet, it absorbs and redirects pace well for a light racquet. The easy acceleration helps when scrambling on defense or executing shots on the run. On volleys this racquet plays lighter and faster than the 100X (305) but it still manages to feel plush and solid at impact. It also delivers exceptional touch, and the easy targeting on serves will help you force some weak replies. All in all, the Phantom 100X (290g) is perfect for the rising intermediates who wants an arm-friendly player's racquet that does everything well.
|Head Size: 100 in² / 645.16 cm²
|Length: 27in / 68.58cm
|Strung Weight:10.8oz / 306g
|Balance: 13in / 33.02cm / 4 pts HL
|Beam Width: 22mm / 20.5mm / 18mm
|Power Level: Low-Medium
|Stroke Style: Medium-Full
|Swing Speed: Medium-Fast
|Grip Type: Prince ResiTex Tour
|String Tension: 45-55 pounds
Other Items to Consider
Comments: This is a really nice racquet for a flat hitter who likes to swing out like I do. It is low powered and very comfortable when strung at a lower tension. I have 17 Solinco Tour Bite in mine strung at 48 pounds. With this setup, I am able to swing away and at least get some spin on the ball with the string/tension choice. If you like a thin beam, you will like this one. I switch back and forth between this and my primary racquet, which is a Prince Chrome 100 300g. Compared to that one, the Phantom is more accurate and easier to serve with, for me. This is a great doubles racquet due to the speed and maneuverability, but you have to make your own power, which is what I like.
From: Steve, Iowa, 10/28/21
Comments: As the other reviews say, this racquet is very low-powered and gives you no assistance at all with groundstrokes or serving. I added weight at 3 and 9 o'clock which helped a little, but not much and not on serve. There's something about the shape of the racquet head that doesn't feel right. The racquet is generally consistent, but just occasionally launches the ball way over the baseline which is unnerving. I was a little underwhelmed by the racquet, especially for the price.
From: Matthew, 1/2/21
Comments: The Phantom is accurate, it's low powered, and hits a very very consistent groundstroke because the launch angle creates good consistent controllable depth inside the lines. Flattening out shots works well but the ball won't whizz. The stringbed feels firm, not much pocketing but that creates a more consistent response. The 58 flex rating feels more like 65, that's the Textreme Twaron, which takes some feel out of the thin beam and so it's not as comfortable as you might think it will be. The weight distribution around the hoop in the Phantom is even so you get a solid block and decent stability for its weight class, it plays like a heavier racquet. I could play very aggressively Nadal-style and the ball stayed in, killer spin, pushing opponents back with horrible high bounces. Nice touch too all-court. I felt I was controlling the racquet, it wasn't adding anything on its own. I added some lead at 3 and 9, and then at 12 o'clock, and some putty in the butt cap all of which worked well in different ways. So this is a good platform racquet to get to heavier specs without going straight for the 305 version. I play with a weighted Clash 100 and the Phantom plays more reliably, but doesn't have that magic feel of the Clash. The advantage the Phantom has is that it responds better to having weight added. With the Clash, you can only add a little before it becomes way too erratic. Thinking about making the switch. Used Head Lynx mid tension.
From: LC, 11/7/20
Comments: I received a Phantom 100X 290 from TW and played with it about 30 minutes. I also played with the Clash 100, TW lists it as a similar racquet for their specs for about four hours. They both are easy to swing, and gentle on the arm and elbow. Clash feels heftier than Phantom for only 0.3 ounce difference. Both are strung with Cyclone 17 Orange at 53 pounds. The Clash is more powerful if I hit the sweetspot while the Phantom is more accurate and less loopier than Clash. The Phantom is easier to adjust than the Clash. I am still searching for right grip and hitting angles. Phantom is more predictable while Clash is bit erratic. Phantom vibrates a bit when the ball hits off-center while Clash tends to twist a bit. Clash's thicker frame makes it powerful and unpredictable while the thin beam of Phantom produces less powerful and sharper shots. Although both frames are lighter than most players' racquet, the ball tends to stay inside of the line due to their low flex levels of 55 for Clash and 58 for the Phantom. I think Phantom power level is lower than 775 as printed on the racquet. More like 700. I can hit more consistently with the Phantom than Clash, but power is compromised. Head G Speed MP is somewhere between the Clash and Phantom. I guess I should spend more time with Phantom in order to have a more accurate review.
From: Ejmin, 2/14/20