Old-school feel, weight and stability with good maneuverability and modern spin

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  1. eman resu

    eman resu Semi-Pro

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    Am I asking for too much or could you reccomend any oldie? Would the POG OS (POG3, I guess) fit the bill?
     
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  3. Mister drool

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    haven't played with them, but people here talk very well about the new line of donnay frames, thin old school feel, and modern style play, not quite the weight you are looking for, but that can be changed with the modding kit.
     
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  4. BlueB

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    Yeah. Look for 4-stripe or "straight shaft", they tend to have slightly less SW then the older ones.
     
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  5. retrowagen

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    Prince Graphite II midplus or oversize. :) Or an older version of Fischer Pro No. 1.
     
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  6. vwfye

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    Try putting a low tension poly set in your favorite classic and see if that gives the spin increase you are looking for.
     
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  7. gtshark1

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    New setup I tried last week:

    Prince Original Graphite Mid with Prince Beast XP mains/Prince Attack cross. Really enjoyed the first session with it.
     
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  8. eman resu

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    Thanks for the replies. I got myself a POG 110 (1 stripe). Let's see how it works when it arrives...

    gtshark, have you tried the POG OS or only the mid? Can you compare them to the ozone tour? I could use a bigger weight and more solidness on my ozone, but I love the maneuverability and spin. I'm not expecting the pog to be nowhere as fast as the ozone, but hopefully it will pay off with the rest.
     
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  10. gtshark1

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    I'm only using the mid right now. The Ozone tour doesnt even come close the solid classic feel of the POG. The Ozone tour has been my #1 racquet for about a year now. I have around a dozen newer technology frames that I try from time to time. None give me the same feel or confidence as the POG or the Wilson 6.1 Classic. I prefer a smaller hitting area so the OS isnt a choice for me but I'm thinking you will like the old classic over the Tour. The newer technology string did feel good. So that's the combo I'm going with from here on out...

    POG/Wilson PS 6.1 Classic with newer polys/poly hybrids. Went out the other day with the following setups:

    POG Mid- Beast XP main/Attack (multi) cross
    Wilson PS 6.1 Classic- Prince Poly Experimental main/Gosen Micro cross

    No newer frame has been able to match the confidence and game I had with the set setups above. Good luck with the Classic!
     
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  11. S&V Specialist

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    Estusa Power Beam Braided fits this criteria very well. IMHO spin comes from your stroke unless you wish to diminish every other shot by using a stick such as the 99s.
     
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  13. Bobby Jr

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    Strings are a significant factor when it comes to spin potential. For that reason, to satisfy all your requirements you would do well to try a Wilson BLX Pro Staff 90.
     
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  14. ctromano

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    nothing beats a wilson prostaff 6.1 or a 6.0 95, but the hyper carbon 95 tour can also do wonders.
     
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  15. joe sch

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    If you really want the old school feel, play a wood racket
    Otherwise, get a 80s or early 90s graphite that is <60 flex and has good weight >12 oz

    If you play natural gut, you get bonus points for going more retro !
    There are soo many good choices, it really depends on your budget and searching skills
     
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  16. Bagumbawalla

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  17. HRB

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    This defies logic, but sometimes the ONLY stick in my arsenal (consisting of mainly 4 16X18 Pro staff 6.1's 95's Classic through K Factor, Prestige Pro, and Dunlop M-Fil 300) that I can hit well with is a Graphite Edge that is almost 30 years old???

    Sometimes I am seriously just not "feeling it" and low and behold I take out the 83sq inch Edge and start producing WHIPPY FOREHANDS WITH DEPTH AND PACE AND EFFORTLESS KICK SERVES? WTF???

    It makes no sense, but it is real and my opponents have been floored that they are getting beat by a "dinosaur" stick. These old sticks should be flat hitting and low powered...but my most common miss is long!

    I'm convinced there is a major "placebo" effect going on, which proves that when you put your mind to it you can hit modern spin with anything.
     
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  18. HRB

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    OR..is the Edge just that good and a great secret? If so I better gobble all the cheap ones up off "the bay" before the secret is out.
     
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  19. Thepowerofchoice

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    ProKennex Heritage Type R

    My main sticks. http://www.prokennex.com.sg/products/tennis/type-r.html
    80% Graphite / 20% Kevlar with 58 stiffness
    I added leather/ over grip grip so now they are 12+ oz with 8 pt HL.

    Check out the specs.

    Head Size: 100 sq. in. / 645 sq. cm
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
    Weight: 11.7oz / 332g
    Balance: 4pts Head Light
    Swing Weight: 322
    Stiffness: 58
    Beam Width: 22mm Straight Beam
    Composition: 80% Ultra High Modulus Graphite / 20% Kevlar
    Power Level: Low
    Swing Speed: Fast
    Grip Type: Perforated Cushion Grip
    String Pattern: 16 Mains / 20 Crosses
    Mains skip: 8T,8H
    One Piece, No shared holes
    String Tension: 54 - 68 pounds

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