Mantis 315 Performance SeriesJohn Gugel
Mantis is a racquet brand that is better known in Europe and Asia than in the US. However, there has been some activity, and I received racquets to review.
Please note that the logo on the strings is the Racquet Quest Demo logo…not the Mantis Logo.
These, according to the US source, are new models that incorporate some improvements.
The 315 Professional Series represents the “all out” players racquet with a thin beam, good weight, and adequate swing weight. The details are on the following table. I have some personal comments to start with.
The overall quality and finish seem to be very good.
The grip shape is very European in that it is flat very much like the Head Prestige Series. This model supports the “Custom Pallet Handle System” so there may be a more round pallet offered. The racquet has a lot of “graphics.” I like the Mantis logo but could do with fewer lines on a players racquet. And, the main string tie off holes are located on 6M, and I think they should be on 7M. There are plenty of tie off holes I just think some could be better placed.
|Racquet Model||Pro 315 Professional Series|
|String||Head FXP 16|
|Machine Strung on||True Tension Pro|
|Racquet Flex, RDC||68|
|Racquet Flex, FlexFour||62|
|Head Area, Sq. In||100.2|
|Number of Main Strings||16|
|Number of Cross Strings||19|
|Main String Grid||7.68|
|Cross String Grid||10.50|
|Average Cross String Spacing||0.553|
|Average Main String Spacing||0.480|
|Dynamic Tension, Kp, ERT||35|
|Dynamic Tension, Lbs/In||195.76|
|First Moment, Nm||0.818|
|Swing Weight, Gram||317|
|Swing Weight, Ounce||11.18|
|Swing Weight Calculated||343.2|
|Head Weight %||47.0%|
|Center of Percussion||20.9|
|Dwell Time, Ms||8.74|