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orangettecoleman
05-30-2010, 06:04 AM
Chang, Agassi, who else? I know many used the POG mid but can't remember who else uses or used the OS. Spadea, I guess...

torre_dresen
05-30-2010, 06:30 AM
Olivier Rochus still uses it, I think

GS
05-30-2010, 06:32 AM
Sabatini and Seles.

orangettecoleman
05-30-2010, 06:35 AM
Olivier Rochus still uses it, I think

I believe Olivier uses the Chang Longbody, which is 100sq in... could be wrong though. Nalbandian, Ferrero also used to use this frame.

baseline_monster
05-30-2010, 07:00 AM
Roddick used one but not sure if it was the OS or not. Hewitt used a grpahite but guessing that must have been a mid

dennis1188
05-31-2010, 10:16 PM
Pat Rafter used a Prince Graphite mid-size.

MAXXply
06-01-2010, 01:06 AM
Gene Mayer, Joey Rive, Kathy Rinaldi, Andrea Temesvari (?) Mark Knowles c. 1990...

vsbabolat
06-01-2010, 04:35 AM
Gene Mayer, Joey Rive, Kathy Rinaldi, Andrea Temesvari (?) Mark Knowles c. 1990...

Knowles used the 90. Rafter used the Graphite II 95. The Graphite Chang Longbody that Rochus uses is 95. Ferrero, Nalbandian, and Coria used the Graphite Longbody that is 100sq.in. TW sells it.

LPShanet
06-02-2010, 06:36 PM
Paul Goldstein used it at one point, as did Larry Scott. I know that's getting a bit obscure, but what the heck.

lefty10spro
06-03-2010, 01:12 PM
Paul Annacone used a 110 with tons of lead and strung at 40lbs w/ prince synthetic original. Chip and charge city!

bluetrain4
06-03-2010, 01:18 PM
Seles before she changed to Yonex.

Didn't Kent Carlsson use one, or was that the Boron 110?

vsbabolat
06-03-2010, 01:24 PM
^^^ Kent Carlsson used the Prince Boron Oversize.

Kirko
06-03-2010, 08:22 PM
& Sammy Giammalva,

atatu
06-03-2010, 08:36 PM
How about Lisa Raymond back in the day ?

vsbabolat
06-04-2010, 03:58 AM
How about Lisa Raymond back in the day ?

90...............

orangettecoleman
06-04-2010, 04:07 AM
Paul Annacone used a 110 with tons of lead and strung at 40lbs w/ prince synthetic original. Chip and charge city!

Huh, I always assumed he used the midsize.

MAXXply
06-04-2010, 04:58 AM
How could I forget - Paul McNamee... I think he even credited it with his win over Borg in Baltimore WCT '81 (?)

LPShanet
06-04-2010, 02:13 PM
& Sammy Giammalva,

Good ones! I was going to add Eric Korita, but he may have been a Boron user, like Kent. Can't quite remember.

mad dog1
06-04-2010, 04:18 PM
^^^ korita used the boron

MAXXply
06-05-2010, 01:04 AM
POG OS - Martin Blackman ?
Boron - Carlsson, Korita, Newcombe, who else...?

LPShanet
06-05-2010, 08:02 AM
POG OS - Martin Blackman ?
Boron - Carlsson, Korita, Newcombe, who else...?

Pretty sure Martin used the 90...at least when I was around. Could have used the OS prior, but I never saw it.

El Diablo
06-05-2010, 08:34 AM
That racquet created a sensation back then that's pretty rare for a piece of equipment. Gene Mayer switched to the OS and in no time leapfrogged from nowehere to #4 in the rankings.

scotus
06-05-2010, 08:36 AM
Peter Doohan

El Diablo
06-05-2010, 08:49 AM
Peter McNamara, who played great doubles with McNamee, briefly tried POGOS but went back to his similarly oversized but very flexy Prince Woody.

gopokes
06-05-2010, 08:57 AM
Leander Paes - I believe he used the mid...

Doubles
06-05-2010, 09:47 AM
Jay Berger used one I believe...

vsbabolat
06-05-2010, 10:23 AM
Jay Berger used one I believe...

He used the Prince Pro. It was a oversize aluminum racquet with a plastic throat piece.

Doubles
06-05-2010, 10:25 AM
He used the Prince Pro. It was a oversize aluminum racquet with a plastic zylon throat piece.

Wow. That sounds like the opposite of a players stick...

vsbabolat
06-05-2010, 10:31 AM
Wow. That sounds like the opposite of a players stick...

Back in the lates 70's and early 80's it was a player's racquet.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/prince_pro-1.jpg

Doubles
06-05-2010, 10:33 AM
Back in the lates 70's and early 80's it was a player's racquet.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/prince_pro-1.jpg

I find it amazing to see the massive change in technology from what I use now, to what my parents and grandparents used back in their youth...

Don't Let It Bounce
06-05-2010, 02:09 PM
Peter DoohanI remember Doohan pulling his huge Wimbledon upset of Becker with a Pro (the aluminum one Berger used). Did he switch to the Graphite afterward? (If so, do you reckon it gratitude on Prince's part for what that upset did for their racquet sales?)

gopokes
06-05-2010, 08:30 PM
Slight hijack - I can't believe Pat Cash won Wimbledon with a Prince Magnesium Pro...

atatu
06-05-2010, 08:46 PM
What was the frame Pioline used when he first came on the scene ? Is was a white Prince, but not the ceramic...

Don't Let It Bounce
06-06-2010, 01:49 PM
Also a Prince Magnesium Pro 90! Pioline's were painted white, though, for reasons I've never been able to guess. Someone on these boards acquired a couple of his old ones, IIRC.

ProCoach
06-06-2010, 02:25 PM
Don't forget Jimmy Brown and Lawson Duncan both used the Prince Graphite Oversize. Both top 50 players in the 80's.

LPShanet
06-06-2010, 04:21 PM
Back in the lates 70's and early 80's it was a player's racquet.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/prince_pro-1.jpg

And it was never quite the same shape after stringing...

LPShanet
06-06-2010, 04:22 PM
Don't forget Jimmy Brown and Lawson Duncan both used the Prince Graphite Oversize. Both top 50 players in the 80's.

And Jimmy's brother Ricky used it for a while.

Al Czervik
06-06-2010, 04:52 PM
How about 1983 Wimbledon finalist Chris Lewis?

MAXXply
06-06-2010, 08:21 PM
"Prince Spectrum 90" pro users: Zina Garrison, Brad Drewett, Michael Schapers...anyone else ?

vsbabolat
06-06-2010, 08:28 PM
"Prince Spectrum 90" pro users: Zina Garrison, Brad Drewett, Michael Schapers...anyone else ?

Zina used the Wilson Ultra Kevlar 95. It was white.

Garry Muller used the Spectrum 90.

MAXXply
06-06-2010, 08:33 PM
Zina used the Wilson Ultra Kevlar 95. It was white.

Garry Muller used the Spectrum 90.

Thanx for the correction:)

Don't Let It Bounce
06-07-2010, 03:39 PM
How about 1983 Wimbledon finalist Chris Lewis?The Flying Kiwi! [/COLLINS] Did he use the Woodie, the Graphite, or both?

vsbabolat
06-07-2010, 03:55 PM
The Flying Kiwi! [/COLLINS] Did he use the Woodie, the Graphite, or both?

I think Both. For sure he used the Graphite Oversize in the 1983 Wimbledon Finals.