Bad news for all fans of player racquets: the Prince Phantom Pro 93P won't be shipped to Europe. This is according to a Prince tennis policy as confirmed by Tennis Warehouse.
It's kind of tennis heart-breaking to hear that the Prince Phantom Pro 93P won't be shipped to Europe. Why Prince, why? We get all your other racquets. Why not this gem of a stick? If you're interested in the other models in the Prince Phantom line of racquets, such as the Prince Phantom Pro 100P check this post.
This is how TW answered a related question on their forum:
“Unfortunately, Prince has placed restrictions on us from shipping outside of the US. If we could ship to you, we would but unfortunately it violates Prince's policy and we risk losing the ability to sell any Prince products if we do not follow them. Any US distributor should not be able to ship out of the US even on Amazon as that would be breaking Prince's policy. Sorry for any confusion on this and hopefully we can find a solution.” – Brittany, TW
So apparently the Prince Phantom Pro 93P won't be shipped to Europe. And that means the only way to get it would be buying used ones via forums and “the bay”, but that's not the most convenient way to get a racquet you really want to try.
If you haven't heard about the Prince Phantom Pro 93P, here are the specs:
Prince Phantom Pro 93P specs
HEAD SIZE: 93IN / 600CM
WEIGHT: 330G / 11.6OZ UNSTRUNG
BALANCE: 30.5CM / 12.0IN 12PTS. HEAD LIGHT
SWING WEIGHT: 300
STRING PATTERN: 18 X 20
CROSS SECTION: 20 – 16MM
LENGTH: 27IN / 68.6CM
COMPOSITION: 100% GRAPHITE / TEXTREME
TENSION: 50 +/- 5LBS / 23 +/- 2KG
AVAILABLE GRIP SIZE: 2 – 5
GRIP: PREMIUM LEATHER
STRING: TOUR XC 16L
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Jokes aside, policy like this reminds me of DVD region codes.
Does it simply mean that you can get it from your local tennis shops ?
I think it means that it won’t be shipped to Europe by any online site selling racquets.
Cheers / J
I think Prince is exclusive to Tennis Warehouse now.
And if TW is already discounting the new Beast racquets, I wonder if they will continue to produce Prince.
I don’t know how good your Dutch is, but this article:
says that it will be available in NL at the beginning of April. I actually was at their racquet test day 9 days ago, and the 93P was there. They had the reps from the major brands there, including the Prince rep for NL. I doubt that he would be showing the 93P if it was not going to be available.
Now 330g is too much mass for me, so I did not play with the 93P. I can say that the people for whom it was an option that tried it liked it a lot. If you contact Mike at that site I am sure that he would be happy to put you in his shipping queue…
Thanks for this! Have contacted Mike at Mijnracket. Cheers / J
I bought my phantom 93p rackets fromTW using the shipping service of myus.com. Worked very nicely – they are now safely in Stockholm. Guess that means I have paid VAT both in the US and in Sweden, but worth it – fantastic rackets!
Wow, nice to hear! Really curious about this stick. Thanks for the tip. Cheers / J
Hi – I found that the Phantom 93P is available at Tennis-Point.de in Germany. The Phantom Pro 100 and Pro 100P are available at TW Europe then. However, TW Europe told me that they won’t be able to get grip size 1 rackets on Pro 100 and Pro 100 P in Europe cos they have different supplier in Europe. If any of you know where to buy these rackets in grip size 1 in Europe, please let me know. Thanks!
Yes, I saw that too. Will let you know if I hear of some grip 1 Phantoms! Cheers / J