ATP Players who used the POG OS?

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  1. orangettecoleman

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    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...
     
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    Olivier Rochus still uses it, I think
     
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    Sabatini and Seles.
     
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    I believe Olivier uses the Chang Longbody, which is 100sq in... could be wrong though. Nalbandian, Ferrero also used to use this frame.
     
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    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
     
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    Pat Rafter used a Prince Graphite mid-size.
     
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    Gene Mayer, Joey Rive, Kathy Rinaldi, Andrea Temesvari (?) Mark Knowles c. 1990...
     
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  8. vsbabolat

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    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.
     
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  9. LPShanet

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    Paul Goldstein used it at one point, as did Larry Scott. I know that's getting a bit obscure, but what the heck.
     
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    Paul Annacone used a 110 with tons of lead and strung at 40lbs w/ prince synthetic original. Chip and charge city!
     
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    Seles before she changed to Yonex.

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

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    ^^^ Kent Carlsson used the Prince Boron Oversize.
     
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    Chip Hooper >>>>

    & Sammy Giammalva,
     
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    How about Lisa Raymond back in the day ?
     
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  15. vsbabolat

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    90...............
     
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    Huh, I always assumed he used the midsize.
     
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    How could I forget - Paul McNamee... I think he even credited it with his win over Borg in Baltimore WCT '81 (?)
     
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    Good ones! I was going to add Eric Korita, but he may have been a Boron user, like Kent. Can't quite remember.
     
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    ^^^ korita used the boron
     
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    POG OS - Martin Blackman ?
    Boron - Carlsson, Korita, Newcombe, who else...?
     
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    Pretty sure Martin used the 90...at least when I was around. Could have used the OS prior, but I never saw it.
     
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    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.
     
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    Peter Doohan
     
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    Peter McNamara, who played great doubles with McNamee, briefly tried POGOS but went back to his similarly oversized but very flexy Prince Woody.
     
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    Leander Paes - I believe he used the mid...
     
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    Jay Berger used one I believe...
     
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    He used the Prince Pro. It was a oversize aluminum racquet with a plastic throat piece.
     
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    Wow. That sounds like the opposite of a players stick...
     
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  29. vsbabolat

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    Back in the lates 70's and early 80's it was a player's racquet.
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    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...
     
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    I 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?)
     
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    Slight hijack - I can't believe Pat Cash won Wimbledon with a Prince Magnesium Pro...
     
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    What was the frame Pioline used when he first came on the scene ? Is was a white Prince, but not the ceramic...
     
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  34. Don't Let It Bounce

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    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.
     
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    Don't forget Jimmy Brown and Lawson Duncan both used the Prince Graphite Oversize. Both top 50 players in the 80's.
     
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  36. LPShanet

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

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

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    How about 1983 Wimbledon finalist Chris Lewis?
     
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    "Prince Spectrum 90" pro users: Zina Garrison, Brad Drewett, Michael Schapers...anyone else ?
     
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  40. vsbabolat

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

    Garry Muller used the Spectrum 90.
     
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  41. MAXXply

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    Thanx for the correction:)
     
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  42. Don't Let It Bounce

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    The Flying Kiwi! [/COLLINS] Did he use the Woodie, the Graphite, or both?
     
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  43. vsbabolat

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