**Oversized Racket Lovers Club***

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by DoctorBackhand, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. DoctorBackhand

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    For anyone who loves their oversized racket. All are welcome to join.
     
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  2. Mig1NC

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    I have some Prince O3 Tour OS (107) that I really love.
     
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  4. shogun90

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    I have a number of different generation Radical OS's.
     
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  5. DoctorBackhand

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    Is there a difference between the MG radical and the YT radical OS in terms of feel?
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  6. shogun90

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    To me the MG felt flexier than the YouTek. The YouTek also has a more hollow feel to it.
     
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  7. Mig1NC

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    I need to demo one of those. Now that the LM and MG Radical OS are so cheap it's hard to pass them up.

    I do wish Prince would bring back the Tour OS. I agree with somebody that said in the past the player's OS frame was a great item from Prince.

    While not truly OS, I also wish I could demo the Prince EXO3 Rebel 105. I just don't want to shell out that much cash and end up with something that doesn't work for me.
     
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    I love my MG Radical OS.
     
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  9. pingu

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    Got a few O/S myself also: Radical Trisys 260, Liquid Metal, YouTek Radical, PT280, and PG II.
     
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  10. dbrook

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    I hit with the Microgel OS on a whim while demoing because my shop didn't have the MP version available at the time. It's now my main playing stick (added weight to handle and 3/9 to bring it up to 11.7 oz or so). I like the MG so much I picked up the Liquidmetal and Agassi LE versions, with more to follow. They all play fantastic--with great feel, control, comfort, and plenty (though not insane) access to spin. These sticks are probably best suited for players with more classic mechanics, although you can throw in the occasional WW if it strikes your fancy.
     
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  11. Player#1

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    I'm playing the agassi LE right now. Great racquet.
     
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  12. bignate76

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    i play with a speedport black. but i bought my wife a used kblade team and she doesnt like it. she stuck with her prince air sticks(115). i added a some lead at 3-6 to the kblade team which beefed it up to 11.4. with the 104 head i really like the control i get out of this racquet. the slices are better than my prince. its really making me think of making a fulltime switch.
     
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  13. pingu

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    As for me, I still prefer the feel of the older Agassi (Trisys260) better. They seem more stable than the newer LE :)
     
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  15. BobFL

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    I totally love FXP Rads OS! Actually it is my wife's but I hit occasionally with it :) Great frame!
     
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  16. DoctorBackhand

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    Thanks for updating it.
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  17. pingu

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    I used to have two and was lucky to collect few more from my local craigs-L over the years :) The paint job on those rackets was much better than the new YouTek which can be scratched easily. Another good thing is you can use Head i.Radical & Ti. Radical OS Grommet which TW is still selling them :)
     
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  19. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    I still have a FXP Rad OS in the closet somewhere, was (is) a wonderful stick.

    I forget why I changed, now, actually :)
     
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  20. TheLambsheadrep

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    Im def in (i mention my OS rackets/OS racket history in about 75% of my posts haha). quick question: ive always had my rackets strung in the middle of the recommended tension range for the racket. im seeing a lot of people string rackets in the mid to low 50's. even if the lowest recommended tension is 58, its ok to still do like 55 or lower, correct? (as long as its not over the recommended range, right)
     
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  21. westpac690

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    Eh. Count me in. The first racquet I ever bought was a Spalding AeroSmasher 110
    I also have a Head Radical Tour 260, and Head Agassi Radical LTD
     
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  22. Mig1NC

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    It depends on the string and racquet.
     
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  23. chanhoward

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    Count me in too.
    I started playing tennis when I was 14years old to about 21 years old.
    Took a 14 years break from tennis and was back again to the game this year (35 yrs old this year)

    Tried a few new generation rackets (Babolat Pure Storm GT, Pure Drive GT, Head Youtek MP, Youtek Prestige etc), and while they are all good rackets, I am most comfortable with my Prince Oversize Graphite original, second choice will be the first edition of Head Radical Tour (Trisys 260, "Bumble-bee" color)

    While MidPlus rackets are good, I can never get used to it (and to my playing style). Maybe my reflexes are bad/slow, but I have always felt comfortable with Oversize rackets

    Howard
     
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  24. DoctorBackhand

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    I honestly don't know. I always have my rackets strung at 62. You might get more power than intended but its your choice. As long as your not going above the tension range it should be fine. Tell us how that works for you.
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  25. DoctorBackhand

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    Everyone here seems to have a radical. Are they really that good?
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  26. Player#1

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    Yes. They really are that good... Well, they are the most iconic and recogonizable (Agassi) racquet in a category that has three racquets (POG, Pro One OS, Radical). The POG and Pro One OS are very similar to the radical... The one advantage the radical has over those two is the 18X19 string pattern.
     
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  27. jersey34tennis

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    i'm in

    prince nxg graphite oversize
    prince o3 tour oversize
    prince original graphite oversize
    head agassi limited edition radical
    prince tt warrior oversize (12.3 oz)
    gamma tradition 20 oversize xl
    yonex rd ti-70 oversize long
    wilson steam 105s (i know it's kind of a midplus )
    head liquidmetal radical oversize (12.6 oz)
    volkl powerbridge 7 (11.8 oz)


    for flat hitting radicals ands yonex frames
    for combo nxg graphite and original graphite
    for topspin heavy gamma, prince o3 tour, warriors, and steam 1-5's
    for doubles volkls
     
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  28. Adam35

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    Count me in. I play with a Head YOUTEK IG Extreme S 2.0 (107sqin)
     
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  29. vandre

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    even though it puts me at odds with my yonexes, I love hitting with my tw donnay pro ones and my old Belgian pro one and academy pro os from time to time. still have the fxp rads somewhere and contemplating picking up a pog os or a mg rad os sometime soon.
     
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  30. camohommed

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    Always loves oversize racquets since I started with the Prince Pro 110.
    My main racquet right now is the Prince TT Scream OS. I also use the Price ThunderCloud Titanium Longbody.
     
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  31. vandre

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    do you mean the one with the plastic insert in the throat? we used those in p.e. years ago!


    btw op, please feel free to add me. i'll own up to the os monkey on my back!
     
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  32. rdis10093

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    not I said the blind man. die young and pretty with the mid.
     
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  33. vandre

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    then why not post this on the **Midsize Racquet Lovers Club*** thread and leave this one to the rest of us?
     
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  34. t-swede

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    count me in with the fischer magnetic speed 105 sl, great frame and plays llike a midplus despite the oversize head .

    the swede
     
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  35. Chotobaka

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    Technically, not an OS but I think they will let you in anyway. Really wonderful racquet.

    Add Mrs. Chotobaka to the club with her Radical Trisys 260's. She's also been playing with the M Speed 105 SL lately.
     
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  36. xFullCourtTenniSx

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    I love my (dad's) Prince CTS Approach Oversize. I would probably like the midsize better, but oldschool graphite oversizes are the best. Solid weight, headlight balance, and nothing but pure graphite feel.

    Not a generic oversize lover, I like the quality ones (heavyweight and headlight). POG oversize would probably be amazing for me if not for the throat bridge. :[
     
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  37. BigCat

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    Vintage Oversize Prince

    When playing doubles, I often play with a Prince Ripstick 104" reverse teardrop head. It is a 29 inch mono shaft from 10+ years ago. With syn gut it was a launching pad! But with a full bed of Poly it hits beautifully. Hitting with the "modern forehand" enables sufficent control that was not possible with the old "eastern style" stroke. Volleys are easy - I simply slide my grip up 2 inches.

    With the 29" and teardrop geometry, the sweetspot is 7 inches higher than a typical racquet. The higher sweet spot coupled with the leverage, increases the spin and power. With the Ripstick, I can deliver a slice that moves 75 degrees, and on flat serves often top a radar measured 120mph.

    Prince should consider a new version of this beast - right now occasionally available on ****!

    (For singles I play a Pro Kennex Q Tour 295 - 98 inch head.)
     
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  38. v-verb

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    Nice! I have a pair I break out very occasionally. Serves fly with that beast
     
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