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

  1. desilvam

    desilvam Rookie

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    2 POG OS 1987
    looking to add 2 POG Mid 1987

    ps.. do they make POG mini's ? need some for my 5 yr old :grin:
     
  2. babolat_rocks

    babolat_rocks New User

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    Count me in!

    I would love to join the club. Have owned a POG OS since 2003. I played with it off and on the past 4 years with 3 other racquets mixed in. My migration was:

    POG OS -> Babolat PD OS -> Wilson Npro Open -> Prokennex 5g -> POG OS

    Last week I picked it up again, and played better than ever. Now I remember why originally loved the racquet. Other racquets may have some advantage in one particular way, but its hard to beat the overall performance & feeling of the POG OS.

    Feels great to be back!
     
  3. babolat_rocks

    babolat_rocks New User

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    Tw Pog Os

    By the way, what do people call the latest POG OS sold currently by tennis warehouse? I noticed people refer to the 4 stripe, 1-stripe, 110 version. Maybe we could have an official history list by year and assign some official names to each racquet version?
     
  4. neverstopplaying

    neverstopplaying Professional

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    I just traded on TT and picked up 2 POG mids. I love my current setup (sig), but wanted to know more about this classic.

    I know that I have older POGs, but how can I identify a 4-stripe ???
    ("Do a search" posters please refrain from commenting)
     
  5. Z-Man

    Z-Man Professional

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    The POG LB is my grail. I keep a stockpile of virgin frames in my gunsafe.
     
  6. desilvam

    desilvam Rookie

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    I have the 4-stripe version . It is the 1987 model (written on the side). It does not say 'Prince Original Graphite' on it. It says 'Prince Graphite 110'.
     
  7. OneHander

    OneHander Rookie

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    Hey I have two POGs that are the Taiwan version and three that are the St. Vincent version.....ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. Great that you don't have to worry about the QC on these rackets. All five of mine are virtually identical. Too bad for the Wilson Pro Staff fans that get concerned about where their racket is made. To me this is a clear difference between the Prince POG and the Wilson Pro Staff 85. Consistency over and over.
     
  8. Schills

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    I just got my arse handed to me by a guy using a POG. It just goes to show you that technology may change, but form and technique make all the difference.
     
  9. OneHander

    OneHander Rookie

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    I just spanked a guy who had new technology racket that many folks on this website rave about, using my POG mid.
     
  10. iTennis

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    Count me in. Got two POG OS 4 stripers; one '110', the other 'Oversize'. My very first oversize sticks in 20+ year carreer, picked them up about 8 months ago and now using them exclusively.

    Somehow I always thought that POG's are well over 12oz, but both of mine are just about 12oz.

    My 'Oversize' stick: 338g (11.9oz) strung with Gosen OGSS JC 16g 67/ 67
    My '110" stick: 343g (12.1oz) strung w/ Gosen OGSM 16g 67/67

    Neither has the original calfskin leather grip (22g), but Gamma perforated grip (15g) and Tornagrip (5g), so it is only 2g ligher than bone stock.

    Anyway, I'm planning to balance out these two at 12.1oz or maybe a few ounces heavier to juice up my 2HBH a bit while making them slightly more HL balance that I was so used to, especially on serves. Please chime in if you have prior experience.
     
  11. crvlvr

    crvlvr New User

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    Yup. Any detailed history on this great racquet will be appreciated here too.
     
  12. dt101

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    need info

    I need a complete history on the mid size Prince graphite original. Please tell me where they are made, if they are still being produced, and which version is the best.
     
  13. BkK_b0y14

    BkK_b0y14 Semi-Pro

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    sorry that i have not replied in a long time.

    heres the new member list, please let me know if I am missing anyone.

    #001- Alafter
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    #003- POGforEver (been promoted, thx to drakulie)
    #004- spinny
    #005- sapient007
    #006- drakulie (favorite number...)
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  14. knasty131

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    i was just casually reading this and noticed i was #2 on the list...TOTALLY forgot...you might want to take me off the list as I am about to sell my 4-striper...
     
  15. In D Zone

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    Got a POG mid; it came from a trade (got rid of the Yonex RDX500 Mid+). Very happy with the trade - I might need to restring it with a hybrid. Did not like the current grip, came with a leather and the overgrip, it hurt my hand when I am playing.

    I played quiet a bit with it this summer; I needed some time off from my Yonex.
     
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  16. furyballs

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    Add me to the list.
    1- 4 stripe mid
    2- new tour mids
    all strung with cyber flash 1.25 58/55 lbs.
     
  17. BkK_b0y14

    BkK_b0y14 Semi-Pro

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    #001- Alafter
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    #003- POGforEver (been promoted, thx to drakulie)
    #004- spinny
    #005- sapient007
    #006- drakulie (favorite number...)
    #007- Jack & Coke
    #008- Ifn-gamma
    #009- Mark Jensen
    #010- Jonnyf
    #011- Lambsscroll
    #012- ccelis
    #013- SocalTennis
    #014- sruckauf
    #015- lethalfang
    #016- TamadAko
    #017- AndrewD
    #018- Peter Szucs
    #019- tenniko
    #020- borrachodemierda
    #021- gooberwho
    #022- trantrios
    #023- Bengt
    #024- tennisinoc
    #025- Remixed
    #026- O2TourMS
    #027- Sinner
    #028- OneHander
    #029- HodeClassicMP
    #030- mdjenders
    #031- mrw
    #032- tennis_player
    #033- dak95_00
    #034- goosala
    #035- brownyazn
    #036- desilvam
    #037- babolat_rocks
    #038- neverstopplaying
    #039- Z-Man
    #040- iTennis
    #041- In D Zone
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  18. ThaNza

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    Hey!! My virgin-post here :)

    After playing with POG OS in '87 - '90, I switch to newer models like the Donnay Pro One, different Head Radicals and so on (following whatever Agassi used... and fooled by all the 'new' technologies).
    Last year I picked up my old 4-stripe POG and I fell in love with her again!! I just love the POG!! No other stick can compete with this classic frame.

    Now I own 3 POG OS Tour model w/ single green stripe, 1 four-striped POG OS, 1 POG LB (cut at 27,5") and 2 POG Mid Tour single green stripe.

    Please put me on the list :p
     
  19. desilvam

    desilvam Rookie

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    ThaNza,

    what does 1 POG LB (cut at 27,5") mean?
    which year model is this?
    OS or mid?
    1 stripe or 4 stripe?
     
  20. Z-Man

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    He cut half an inch off of a Prince Graphite Longbody. It's a POG variation that's 100si, 28in long, 12pts headlight, leather grip, extremely flexible, etc.
     
  21. OneHander

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    The racket is still being made and is available from many different web sites. I use the POG mid and like it better than any of the rackets I have tried in Wilson, Head, Yonex, and Tecnifibre. Depending on your style of play and whether you play more doubles than singles, the oversize might be a better choice for you. Don't get too wrapped up in the old version of POG versus the new version. I have played with the POG since the early 80s and it really hasn't changed significantly enough to make a difference. Some of the cosmetics are different but it feels the same to me. I feel like I can put the ball anywhere with this racket.
     
  22. iTennis

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    POG mid seems to have little change from 4 stripes to current model, but OS is not the case. Anyway, only one can tell what works best for him/ her.
     
  23. OneHander

    OneHander Rookie

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    Anybody hear that there might be some changes coming to the POG line? If so, what have you heard.
     
  24. mdjenders

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    Hopefully they change the balance spec for the OS back to the original 9-10 pts HL. I am using the current "Tour" version that is 5 pts HL, and I always thought it lacked maneuverability. Well today I had a chance to hit with someone's "original" 1980s single stripe graphite, and it was like night and day. No more clumsiness, just easy swinging weight.

    It seems from these forums that Prince told TW that 4-5 balance points variation between the old and new oversize versions is "within tolerance". That is utter bs. Someone messed with the classic specs, and they made the frame worse. Lame.
     
  25. adamvann

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    I'm switching over to the POG OS w/ 16g ISO Speed Control @ the low end of rec. tension. Stuff will be here tomorrow w/ some other goodies. So, count me in!
     
  26. fgzhu88

    fgzhu88 Semi-Pro

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    Count me in. I use the first generation POG (with single stripes) strung with synthetic gut and it's just awesome!!

    I might try hybriding with poly in crosses next maybe.
     
  27. Klatu Verata Necktie

    Klatu Verata Necktie Hall of Fame

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    I've got an old single stripe POG Series 110 that my mother used in the 80's. I strung it up with a full poly job (SPPP Pure 1.25) at 60 lbs, and it plays like a beast. Incredible power and control are available from this classic stick.

    I'm waiting for my mom to visit in December so she can compare it to her present stick, the Pure Drive.
     
  28. brownyazn

    brownyazn Rookie

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    i was wondering if any of you guys can help me

    i have a pog os
    but currently i've been playing with the fxp prestige mid
    i was wondering how much different the prestige would be from a pog mid
    because i might want to pick some of them up
    thanks
     
  29. superstition

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    Has anyone hit with the 125 sq in version?
     
  30. etea

    etea New User

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    Sign Me Up PLEASE! I have newly found my love for the POG. I have The Loved 4-Stripe OS 1980's model. Soon for christmas, i'm going to own a TW Tour 93", w00t w00t
     
  31. herosol

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    you guys will be adding me soon.
    ive been demoing a POG OS

    My God, spin is definetely unprecedented in level.
    Power is amazing
    Control is precise.

    I didnt know OS's can play like this.
    Amazing.
     
  32. stnick

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    Count me in the club too.

    I was on a quest for a new racquet after cracking the frame of my yonex mp tour 5 on a serve last spring. It was the second racquet I had fallen in love with that had been discontinued and then I cracked. Aaarrgghh!

    As a result, I thought I better try one of these classics that will hopefully be around for awhile and I can replace, so the POG OS was the fist thing I had TW send me.

    The demo I received was a four-striper. Absolutely magic. I couldn't believe I was playing like that! So, I ordered one right away.

    The one I purchased turned out to be a "Tour" version of the POG OS and boy did it play different for me! I have been very frustrated trying to get the feel of it. Finally last week I took AndrewD's advice and leaded up the butt cap a bit. Wow! The magic is coming back! I think it needs just a tad more to play for me like the four-striper did- I'll be finding out next week. The weight didn't seem to be and issue for me... I learned on a woody Jack Kramer, then a woodie Maxply McEnroe, and quit the game until recently, so the light frames of today feel all wrong to me anyway.

    If I can get the tailweight to work for me so that thing continues to play like that four-striper demo stick, I'll be in the POG club forever I think.
     
  33. mdjenders

    mdjenders Professional

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    Unfortunately, you can take me out of the POG club. I can't play with my Tour version like I could with the older version, and I can't handle anymore lead, so I switched to an o3 tour. The feeling is lousy compared to my POG, but at least my arm won't fall off from the swingweight. I am too weak for the new POGs.
     
  34. BrN10is

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    im using the POG mid 93 sq inch purchased two from tennis warehouse and love them! Can someone recommend a nice string set up for me please?
     
  35. BkK_b0y14

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  36. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    I saw a guy today who must have been about 70 years old playing with a mid. Good player too.
     
  37. Mountainman

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    Add me too. I have the second version. I play with full poly, also. Did anyone change the leather to synthetic grip? I did after the leather had harden but the feel wasn't the same. Then I switched it back to Wilson leather grips. the feel was back and the leather was softer too. I find that I play better with leather grips because I get more feel to it. IMO
     
  38. sapient007

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    i've put down my POG OS 4 stripe in favor of a mfil 300. The mfil is a better racquet for me b/c of it's light weight and more maneuverable head. just saying
     
  39. In D Zone

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    Mine (POG) came with leather grip, I had a hard time playing with it. I found it too thin and slippery - it hurt my hand, I ended up adding an over grip. I thought it was the type of the leather grip but I had similar issue with the other racquets that came with leather grip. I had to either replaced it with synthetic or add an overgrip.
    Wish I can play with leather because of the vintage look .....
     
  40. stnick

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    Strangely, I've had the opposite experience. I couldn't get a handle on my PK5G leather grip and had to use an overgrip, but absolutely love the leather grip on the POG.
     
  41. mdjenders

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    Leather + tournagrip for me is perfect on my POG. I have noticed that the leather starts to compress over time, reducing the feel of the bevels. Does anyone know if either of the TW leather thicknesses approximates the Prince Calfskin?
     
  42. OnyxZ28

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    Got 4 POGOS's, all cyberflash @ 63 here.
     
  43. tenniko

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    I agree, but leather is nice only until it gets slippery.
     
  44. bumblebee

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    does the POG mid have similar spin to OS? how bout for flat serves? i use a western forehand w/lots of spin, two hand backhand, good flat, slice, and kick serve.
     
  45. In D Zone

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    Recently restrung POG mid with hybrid - Pro Supex Premier Ace (M) and Spiral Flex (X). Dropped the tension down from 58 to 54/56.
    Played with it the other day for 30 minutes - the new tension offered much better comfort than before. Power on the forehand and serve are right on. I did however, struggled putting some power into my 1 hbh. Oh well, I did not have enough time to get acclamated with the new set up - I was playing doubles. I will have to give it more playing time (singles) to enjoy this puppy.
     
  46. Lambsscroll

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    The varies names of the POG

    Prince Graphite, 20th Anniversary, Straight-Shaft and Tour.
     
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  47. Chazzz

    Chazzz New User

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    I got my first POG OS back in around 1980 and loved it. Got another around 1988 which didn't feel the same to me but liked it overall.

    I switched to other prince rackets around 1994 till now but I am considering going back to the POG OS now.

    Are there more than one version that they now sell (other than mid versus oversize)?
     
  48. Bengt

    Bengt Semi-Pro

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    Prince also sells the Graphite Longbody. It's 100 sq in, 28" in length and lighter.

    I'm back on the OS. It's great with a poly hybrid.
     
  49. Bengt

    Bengt Semi-Pro

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    I think it depends on your swing. If you can swing out with the OS as well as the more manueverable Mid then then you can probably get more spin out of the OS. The Mid is easier to swing.
     
  50. Chazzz

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    I played with a demo of the OS which happen to be the "Straight shaft" version. Where does that former name come from?

    Anyway, loved the racket... it felt like coming home again after a long absence. Great control, feel, and even power with using its weight behind the ball. The flex is amazing.

    I ordered three the other day... two strung w VS gut and one with a Tecnifiber 18 guage string. I was recently getting forearm pain but never felt any when using the POG OS.
     

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