Reminiscent of Prince’s original O3 Tour, the Phantom 100 is an arm-friendly players racquet with great feel. Perfectly weighted for intermediate and advanced ball strikers, this 11.6 ounce stick delivers easy targeting on full swings. Prince builds this model with Textreme, a flexible substance used in the shaft to increase stability without adding extra weight. It also sports the most evolved version of Prince’s O3 Technology, which is well known for its comfort and “best of class” vibration dampening (think muted). The Phantom 100 also has one of the lowest stiffness ratings you’ll find (56RA), making it perfect for players with sensitive joints and tendons. Thanks to CTS Technology, this racquet’s beam goes from an ultra thin 16mm shaft to 20mm at the head. The payoff is increased ball feedback, which helps counter the overly dampened feel from the O3 Technology. On groundstrokes this stick reclaims the magic of the original 03 Tour. It has the same unmistakably dampened and muted feel, but it comes with a tad more pop. The high comfort level means you can install a firm poly to get increased control without losing the sweetspot. The open 16×18 string pattern not only launches the ball at a higher trajectory for easy net clearance and more depth, but it supplies plenty of bite for shaping the ball’s trajectory with spin. At net the Phantom’s higher swingweight gives it a solid feel, and there’s enough pop to drive volleys through the court. Finally, aggressive servers who can get this stick moving fast will find enough spin, precision and power to force some weak replies. With its thin and flexible shaft coupled with outstanding vibration dampening, the Phantom 100 is one of the most arm-friendly players racquets you are likely to find.