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Ash Doyle
03-02-2005, 06:43 AM
Anyone know anything about the Prince Ripstick Extender? It looks similar to the Prince mono, but I've been told it's 29" long. Anybody have any opinions on this racquet?

TommyGun
03-02-2005, 07:17 AM
I used to have one. Its extremely light and head heavy. Great at generating spin, mucho, mucho powerful.

If you are a good player and play frequently, it will probably start to make your wrist, shoulder and elbow have problems. It is very "non-ergonomic" and violates just about every tenent of racquets that are good for your arm.

So, that is my opinion. Oh, I really did love the single shaft, reminded me of the old days....

Capt. Willie
03-02-2005, 11:24 AM
I played with it many years ago...circa 1997. I hit some of the most powerful serves of my life with it along with extremely good accuracy. My ground strokes were a different story, I was launching them all over the place and usually long. I was constantly breaking strings in it, far more often than I have with any other racquet I owned before or since. The last straw for me was shoulder problems which I attributed to the light frame and extra length. If you want my opinion, for whatever it's worth, I'd steer clear of these things.

Ash Doyle
03-02-2005, 11:29 AM
Thanks for the input guys. I was looking through **** for 28"+ racquets when I came across this one. I've never played with one of these or the Prince Mono but I love the way those single shaft racquets look. Still looking for replacements for my old Prince Michael Chang Graphite MPs or wondering if I should just go for a similar Vantage.

TommyGun
03-02-2005, 02:18 PM
Vantage gives you a 28" option and you can tailor one to work for you. My two Vantages are 28" (231511) and are sweet. Also, there is a discount available if you put in the code TK01 (I saw that on the Sports Central website).

t-gun

jayserinos99
03-02-2005, 04:04 PM
i know of a 5.0 guy that absolutely loved this frame. i think the problem now is that he transitioned to a shorter frame (pd+) and had a hard time adjusting to it until recently. t-gun is right, it's got a lot of pop and spin going for it. i noticed that immediately when i hit with it; i couldn't hit the ball in the court with one unless i hit with a good amount of spin. the length of the frame also gave me fits and had to choke up considerably. i will say this, the monoshaft is an interesting hit.