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Discussion in 'Racquets' started by BkK_b0y14, May 24, 2007.

  1. BkK_b0y14

    BkK_b0y14 Semi-Pro

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    Yo, just wanted to start a club for IMO the best racket ever made. Here we can talk about anything POG (favorite string setups, etc.) If you want to join feel free to add your name to the list, etc. Just make sure you own a POG or just a big fan of it. We can figure out what to call ourselves later.

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  2. Alafter

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    I dont currently play with it but i have os that i used up until last 1 month. Can I still be here?

    To start:

    The racquet plays well for me with full set poly in it. Babolat PHTour at 57 lbs was really nice. Lots of spin, good feel, etc.

    However I strung it with Pacific Tough Gut and hated it ever since. However because the damn gut wont break and it is so expensive i am not cutting it out still.

    After my commitment to the nBlade I might switch back to the POG OS Because as far as I remember, this stick is pretty much the most forgiving one i ever wielded (is this a property of the sheer weight and 5 pts HL balance?)
     
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  3. knasty131

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    I play with the Mid on the side...Strung with Pro Supex Premier Ace at 58 lbs.
     
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  4. Alafter

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    PS are you in bangkok or something?
     
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  5. Alafter

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    Quit following me around!
     
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  6. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    I have a POG mid (4-stripe) I currently hit with once in a while. Strung with Luxilon Big Banger on the mains and Gosen Crosses.

    Awesome stick!
     
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  7. knasty131

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    haha i just keep refreshing the rackets page...and coincidently i enjoy reading your posts!!!! GET OVER IT!!!! MAKE IT FLEXIER!!! lol just messin w/ ya man
     
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  8. BkK_b0y14

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    noone wants to join besides Alafter? and yes u can be here Alafter. I've never played nat. gut but I don't think it is the POG's twin brother. From my experiences and others' opinions, it plays best with synthetic, full poly or poly/syn. hybrid. And no I don't live in Bangkok, but I am Thai. I'm going to Bangkok this summer.
     
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  9. BkK_b0y14

    BkK_b0y14 Semi-Pro

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    my posts, knasty?
     
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  10. knasty131

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    lol i was assuming i was going to be #2...lol since i hit with it...
     
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  11. knasty131

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    i was actually talking about alafters posts but yours are perfectly fine too
     
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  12. spinny

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    Ill join. I play both MP and OS. Whatever the occasion calls for. Ive been trying others, including Yonex and O3 hybrid tour, but the POGs are still #1 weapon. I use full poly jobs, mostly SPPP and cyberflash, although Ive found K-boom to work great too. I have 3 of each size. Fills up a bag nicely.
     
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  13. BkK_b0y14

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    rock, paper, scissors with Alafter. JK, since it is your main stick (am i right?) then you can be #001
     
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  14. BkK_b0y14

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  15. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    sure put me in man! Even though my main stick is the K90, I carry a POG mid in my bag, bust it out every once in a while, and also bust out a can of whoop ass. LOL

    Here is a thread I started not too long ago. Lots of good info in there.
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=126974

    Here is a pic, just in case there are any non-believers (about whooping ass) LOL

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  16. sapient007

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    you can toss my name in the basket, POG 4 stripe OS, currently strung with ashaway liberty 16 at 60lbs.
     
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  17. POGforEver

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    I guess I could join too, right? ;)
     
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  18. Alafter

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    Toss your....salad?
     
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  19. Alafter

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    No you may not. It is obvious you do not love the POG.
     
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  20. knasty131

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    too much...too much lol
     
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  21. BkK_b0y14

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    #001- knasty131
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  22. BkK_b0y14

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    btw, POGforEver you were the one who helped me choose this stick! I had a different username but forgot the password so I have this. But thx for showing me this stick!!
     
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  23. POGforEver

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    BKK, glad I could help and I hope you're have as much fun playing with it as I do!
     
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  24. Jack & Coke

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    I have been a POG user since 1987.

    I currently own 1 POG OS and 2 POG MP, both are 1987 4-stripe versions.

    :)
     
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  25. Ifn-gamma

    Ifn-gamma New User

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    I'm another POG user since 1993. Two OS and one MP in my bag. :)
     
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  26. Mark Jensen

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    I thought I'd never "club up".
    But this is POG, man.

    Sign me up
    2 "4-stripes", & a "straight-shaft"...mid plus, please.

    Tecnifiber NRG2, 17ga & 18ga, 58#
     
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  27. BkK_b0y14

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  28. Jonnyf

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    I'm not really using it anymore but I have a POG LB and it's great.!
     
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  29. knasty131

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    jonnf...would you consider selling/trading it off?
     
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  30. Jonnyf

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    I would BUT i'm in the UK and it's in terrible condition
     
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  31. Lambsscroll

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    POG is the best stick made. Period!
     
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  32. ccelis

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    Sign me up also.
    I own 3, 4 Striped POG Os's strung with OG Sheep Micro at 65lb's. I have been playing with them since 1989 and in between used Prince CTS Lighting and Thundersticks while I was in highschool, but came back to the POG my senior year and haven't put it down since. I took an 8 year layoff from tennis and started playing 2 years ago again and have tried my of the new sticks thinking there has to be something else that fits my game better, but have yet to find it.
     
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  33. SocalTennis

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    I should be the president of this Club..j/k... since I have 4 POG 90, 2 POG Midplus, and newly added 3 Prince Response 90.
     
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  34. sruckauf

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    I'm in! POG Mid, strung with Tecnifibre Multifeel 17 mains, PSGO 17 crosses, both at 65 lbs.
     
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  35. sruckauf

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    BTW, does anyone play with the ones shown on TW? They say 'Tour' on the side.. I'm wondering if anyone in here plays with the model before this, if there are any noticeable playing characteristics. My POG Mid sticks are about 8 years old and am wondering if I should invest in some new ones, or if they're about the same.

    Thanks!
     
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  36. lethalfang

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    I have 5 POG OS's right now, with 2 more on the way. ;-)
     
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  37. Ifn-gamma

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    Please correct me if I'm mistaken, but isn't the POG 90 the same thing as the midplus (just different labels but essentially the same racket)?
     
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  38. SocalTennis

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    You're right, but I just want to differentiate the two versions, that's all. The headsize is is same but by no mean they have the same feel. If you get to hit with all of them like I have, you would know.
     
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  39. BkK_b0y14

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    i play with the newer one and another one is on the way since g o l f s m i t h mixed up my order.
     
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  40. BkK_b0y14

    BkK_b0y14 Semi-Pro

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    but member list:

    #001- knasty131
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    #006- POGforEver
    #007- Jack & Coke
    #008- Ifn-gamma
    #009- Mark Jensen
    #010- Jonnyf
    #011- Lambsscroll
    #012- ccelis
    #013- SocalTennis (dude POGforEver has like 8 pog's)
    #014- sruckauf
    #015- lethalfang

    looking for 2 co-ldrs of the club. post a lot and come up with new topics and u might be chosen.
     
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  41. sruckauf

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    I'm thinking of picking up a couple of the new ones, with the 'Tour' name by the neck. Since you play with the newer ones, can I ask if you have any experience with the old ones? If you do, any differences?

    Thanks.
     
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  42. BkK_b0y14

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    i've played with the ones that say "straight shaft" on them and they play exactly the same. but some people prefer the older models more. the new ones are great IMO, and you can't go wrong with them.
     
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  43. sruckauf

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    "straight shaft" ?

    Huh. I haven't seen those. Interesting.

    Cool, thanks much for the info!

    Cheers.
     
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  44. Lambsscroll

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    I currently play with the Straightshaft mid. Whats sweet is I have no need to add lead tape. The racket plays beautifully as is. And on top of that even with various tensions it performs well. I have 2 Tour-mids on the way. 4 mid-POGs should hold me for awhile. Happy hitting. :)
     
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  45. TamadAko

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    i have the new version of pog mid so count me in!!!
    im also planning to buy a second one
     
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  46. Alafter

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    Bkk_Boy are you sure knasty uses it as his main stick? I mean, if not, I SHOULD BE 001 member! Dont be fooled---he mentioned "on the side!".
     
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  47. BkK_b0y14

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    #001- Alafter
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    #013- SocalTennis (dude POGforEver has like 8 pog's)
    #014- sruckauf
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    #016- TamadAko

    Edit: Alafter is number 1....
     
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  48. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    In that case, could you swap POGforEver and me. I want to be # 6. It's my favorite number. :) That is, if he doesn't mind.
     
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  49. AndrewD

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    I own both the current Midsize and Oversize version of the POG and play with the POG OS so can give you my impression of any differences (remember, it is just my impression).

    Essentially, the biggest difference is in the balance and swingweight. Going strictly on TW's listed specs, a strung POG OS from 1998 was found to be 8pts HL and have a swingweight of 326 (TW tests several frames and gives an average). A POG 20th Anniversary model from 2000 was found to be 8pts HL and have a swingweight of 327. A POG OS from 2007 is found to be 5pts HL and have a swingweight of 333. The average measured static weight has remained at 12.3 ounces for all years mentioned.

    As I play doubles only and serve-volley first and second serve, those changes aren't for the best. However, someone who is predominantly a baseliner may find it to be a real bonus as they will get more power and don't need the same degree of manoevrability that a serve-volley requires. Perhaps, and this is just a guess, the specs have changed because it was felt that, these days, the game is predominantly played from the baseline, not the net. Just a guess, probably wrong.

    Due to that change in balance it has taken me a couple of years to adjust fully to the POG OS. In order to get the balance up to what I like I've needed to tail-weight the frame and take the overall weight up to 13.5oz. I'm a pretty strong bloke and not too far away from my days playing professional football (Aussie Rules) so the static weight wasn't the challenge. What took adjusting to was the higher swingweight after re-balancing. Ideally, I'd have preferred the old specs but, one bonus, I do find it to be a more solid racquet than the earlier (early 80's) model.

    Can't talk about the midplus as I don't really remember what the old ones were like. All I can say is that my current version (with Tour on the side) is 12.1oz, 315swingweight and 9pts HL. That's a bit different to the specs TW lists now but very close to the ones they had for 1998 and 2000. If you own the old ones you'll have a better idea of how close that is to your POG.

    **On a side note, something I found rather interesting was that, on the Japanese 'Prince' website, they list various weights for the POG, depending on the grip size. They are, for an unstrung POG OS:
    1/8 = 322.5g
    1/4 = 322.5g
    3/8 = 327.5g
    1/2 = 332.5g
    They don't have a listing for the 5/8 but, going on the list, you would imagine it to be about 337.5g unstrung. I'm very curious to know if there is a difference as it would allow me to get the balance I want but at a lower swingweight and static weight. It would also explain why the POG OS I demoed and the one I bought had a different weight and swingweight (I demoed a 3/8, bought a 5/8).
     
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  50. Alafter

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    *MicheaL jACKsOn Mode*
    EAT IT

    EAT IT

    Knasty your first place is fi-nished!
     
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