Once upon a time I owned a Prince...

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  1. Caloi

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    I am hoping someone can point me in a direction of finding a racquet i once owned. I was to believe it was a higher end racquet as it was given to me by a buddy playing at the Saddlebrook tennis school in Fl with Jennifer Capriati. He gave me a Prince racquet that he wasn't using anymore. It was grey in color and the one thing I remember was that it had a area in the throat that was squishy. I don't know if it was meant as a vib dampener as it was build into the frame.

    Anyway, I made it look like Pacman one day and threw it out, which was stupid. Unfortunately I have no idea what the frame actually was called and would love to come across it again one day.

    Time frame I'd guess was that I received it in about 1991 and would guess it was a couple years old.

    If you have any idea at all I'd be curious to hear from you.
     
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  2. bigmatt

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    Sounds like a Synergy DB26 to me. Believe it or not, I know folks who are still using them. A wonderfully comfortable frame.
     
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  3. VGP

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    Sounds like a Prince CTS Lightning 90. You see these cropping up on e-bay once in a while......
     
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  4. AndrewD

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    If it was, very roughly, circa 1989/90 it could be the Prince GraphTec DB which came out in 1988 and was the first in Prince's line of double-bridge (db) frames.
     
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  5. bronco_mba

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    Closest to the one you describe of the current Prince offerings is the TT Warrior (Rafter racquet), which is itself on the way out I believe.
     
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  6. Caloi

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    Thanks for playign along! I can remember it only having a single bridge, if that helps. ANt eh squshy area was thin and ran along the bridge.
     
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  7. Caloi

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    Also, I'm not looking for a new racquet similar to it I was hoping to find one just like it just for old times sake. Also, sorry for the typing mess above. I really need an edit button.:evil:
     
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  8. NLBwell

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    DB26 or Lightning probably. I think the Lightning was the newer version, but I don't remember for sure. I have a Graduate, similar time frame, but it doesn't have the vibration absorbing stuff in the bridge.
     
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  11. jayserinos99

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    If it's a DB26, those are popping up on the bay for real cheap.

    Another good frame is the DB24, which has even more control and feel than the DB26 IMO.
     
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  12. HyperHorse

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    The Synergy range came around in the early 90s.
    So it would have been AFTER the CTS Lightning.
    Ironically Capriati used both the CTS Lightning and the DB26 Synergy.
     
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  13. Forehand_Punisher

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    That's exactly the racquet. I'm looking at one as I type this. Bought it around '92. Still hits great! :)
     
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  14. Bud

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    Give the TT Warrior a shot... it incorporates 'Triple Threat' Technology... it can sing, dance AND act! :oops:
     
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  15. L4RZ

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    My friend uses a CTS lightning and I cant remember seeing a vibration damper.
    I might be wrong though.
     
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  16. Caloi

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    The DB26 looks pretty familiar! I remember my old frame was NOT the OS so it must have been the MP. I've got my eye on one from the auction site but I won't buy stuff there anymore. I'll go post a "Wanted" ad soon.

    Also, I emailed flyswater regarding the racquet you mentioned. Let's keep it at email to avoid trouble's with TW and the rules.

    By your username, I suspect you are too a fellow fly fisherman?
     
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