between POG 110 and POG 107

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  1. PS61

    PS61 New User

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    Hi,

    Do you guys know the difference between POG 110 and POG 107.
    It seems Prince Original Graphite has two oversizes. I really wonder the history of POG. Anybody knows it please?

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  2. Brent Pederson

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    Same racket. They changed how they measure, from outside the hoop to inside.
     
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  3. PS61

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    ?

    The difference between inside and outside seems much bigger than 3 si. :(
     
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  4. Tenny

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    POG

    I might be wrong...if so, please collect it

    Actual size is 107 but for simplicity they sometimes call it 110.
    1978-1987: One green stripe-small green logo design
    1987-1993(4?): 4 golden stripes-Golden Logo design
    Discontinued (really?)
    Revived in late 90s: Combination of both design. One green+one golden stripes and large golden logo design. This is what I was told. Wish this helps.
     
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  5. Swan Song

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    Tenny, the one from the 80s has 4 green stripes. You are correct about the gold logo. Also, it has two small golden stripes on the 3 and 9 o'clock position.
     
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  6. PS61

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    ordered one

    Thanks for your inputs. Are there any difference in terms of performance between the generations? Some variations happened on Wilson PS line. Would it be the case for Prince?
     
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  7. Capt. Willie

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    Yeah, my understanding is that it was always 107 and that Prince measured from outside the hoop to come up with 110. Maybe they felt 110 sounded better for marketing purposes. It has been many years, and my memory is fuzzy, but it seems like the Prince Woodies I had back in the day were also marked "110" but were clearly smaller (104-105?). So I think Prince just did this to push the oversize racquet thing back than. Maybe the original circa 1976 aluminium Prince (AKA Prince Classic) was 110 and they ran with that number.
     
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  8. gofederer

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    this outside inside thing should be unfounded because, if you just try a simple calculation, that doesn't make sense... a 107 si inner hoop area means that the average inner radius is about 14.827cm ([sqrt of [107/3.14]] X 2.54), while a 110 si outer hoop area means about a 15.034cm ([sqrt of [110/3.14]] X 2.54) average outer radius, which leaves only about 2mm for the width of the hoop beam, which is of course unthinkable... as far as i remember correctly, the hoop beam width of a typical pog is about 8mm, which indicates a possible 12+ si area difference :shock: between the inner & outer hoop of a pogo stick...
     
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  9. PS61

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    great

    Great math, Gofederer, That's what I guessed.
     
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  10. Steve Huff

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    Also, the very 1st generation of Prince Graphites had no grommets.
     
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  11. Tenny

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    Some say

    Some people say they feel the newest ones feel lighter (0.5 oz). The very first generation without grommet is known to have 'cork' insert but prince had to drop due to competition with wineries...I just read this somewhere so not sure. Design-wise, my favorite is the very first one-one green stripe and green logo one. My only complaint about POG is paintjob. Looks cheep IMO.
     
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