Chang Raquets; MP or OS?

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  1. Ripper

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    Which one is/was, generally, prefered? Why? I think Chang himself used the OS, am I right?
     
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    OS (ten char)
     
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    Do these raquets suck? Nobody seems to care, know or post much about them.
     
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    chang himself did use the os. i liked the mp better than the os, and find there's about a 50/50 split between the 2. nice playing racquet, just too long for me
     
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    OS graphite...not the titanium version though.
     
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    I've heard/read this before; so, what's wrong with the titaniums?
     
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    I really like the titaniums. It's just a matter of personal preference.
     
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    the ti os was a beast of a frame to swing. swingweight was around 360+ or something like that.
     
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    Ditto.
     
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    Mini review: Prince Chang Graphite Extender OS

    As it so happens, I just had to use the Chang Extender OS on Wed night for dubs. I only had 2 hours with it, so take what i say with a grain of salt:

    I normally use a 92 or 95 sq" racquet, and to begin with found the transition to a 110" frame a little unnerving. I felt like I had a frying pan instead of a racquet. Once i got over this initial perception, however, I was rather pleased with the way the racquet played. It had a good, solid weight to it, but not so heavy that it felt unwieldly. It felt a little bit head-light, which certainly contributed to its (relative) maneuverability for volleys.

    Groudstrokes: good-sized sweetspot contributed to a solid feel off the ground, particularly on returns. Excellent for my slice backhand; i was hitting slice returns exceptionally well with good control. Not an extremely powerful racquet, but i could certainly get some zip on the ball when i needed to. I didn't find this racquet particularly effective at providing topspin, however; this could have been due to my unfamiliarity with the OS headsize though...

    Volleys: for an OS, surprisingly maneuverable. Good amount of control, though i did find that i had to really ensure that i was hitting the centre of the frame to get the best placement...

    Serve: This was the one area that i really found the racquet lacking. Not much pop at all on the serve, and i found it more difficult to place serves effectively as well.

    Given that I use a smaller headsize normally, I was pleasantly surprised with the racquet, though i certainly wouldn't rush out to buy one. perhaps the MP is a little better...hope this helps. Cheers!
     
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