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Jack & Coke
04-30-2007, 09:00 PM
What is the racquet that Jimmy Connors is holding in this video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddqJIAIsV10

Looks strange.. kinda like a badminton racquet on steriods.

mclee025
04-30-2007, 09:04 PM
It's a Prince Mono.

Jack & Coke
04-30-2007, 10:00 PM
Thanks..

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/7746/mono3el6.gif (http://imageshack.us) http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/3199/mono2fy1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)



USRSA Racquet Specs:
Headsize: 97.6 in
Length: 27 in
Weight: 11.8 oz
Balance: 8 points head light
Flex: 62
Swingweight: 329
Pattern: 16 x 21
Tension: 50-65
Composition: 100% Graphite
Cross Section: 20mm Straight Beam
Power Level 1991
MSRP (1994) $150.00
This legendary racquet was introduced by Prince in 1994.
The Mono was used by Jimmy Connors for regular tour events at the end of his career and it is still his racquet of choice when he participates in Senior Legend Tennis Events.
It can be argued the Prince Mono was a racquet ahead of its time. The retro-cool mono shaft allows for greater manuverability and it is a terrific players racquet.

Jack & Coke
04-30-2007, 10:05 PM
Here's a few more pics I found..

http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/1999/a1561pj3.jpg (http://imageshack.us) http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/4212/a4891hj6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/5117/a7471jp1.jpg (http://imageshack.us) http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/9066/aadb1rx1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Anyone here ever hit with this stick?

jayserinos99
04-30-2007, 10:23 PM
I've got to hit with the Mono and the Ripstick, which was a 102"(?) head size 29" long frame. Both frames swung very nice; the monoshaft was very easy to swing. My only gripe was w/ the Ripstick b/c of the extra length; I had to choke up for a bit to keep the ball in (at the time I wasn't very fond of extra length frames). But both had decent spin and I especially liked them at the net.

PrinceO3TourOS
04-30-2007, 11:13 PM
Beautiful Racquet :D It swings easy and fast but what about stability or feel?

wyutani
04-30-2007, 11:16 PM
looks like a squash racquet to me..

Jack & Coke
05-01-2007, 05:16 AM
I especially liked them at the net.



That's what the reviewer (from another site) said too!

Jack & Coke
05-01-2007, 05:21 AM
That shaft (i.e. the middle area between the grip and the reacquet head) must look like prime real estate for johncauthen (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/member.php?u=7626) and his magical weighting system.. :D

jayserinos99
05-01-2007, 05:38 AM
Beautiful Racquet :D It swings easy and fast but what about stability or feel?

No problems with either. Both frames that I used were very solid. Feel was definitely there especially with the monoshaft. I immediately felt if I hit a bad shot and I think a major part of it was the unique design.

PrinceO3TourOS
05-01-2007, 01:25 PM
That's great :D Prince should produce more Racquets like this ;)

drakulie
05-01-2007, 02:50 PM
I don't recall seeing too many people using this racquet. Do any of you remember if this was a popular racquet?