POG is wonderful

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by maverick447, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. maverick447

    maverick447 New User

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    Thanks to the help this forum has provided me , in explaining the benefits of playing with a POG .

    I have now played for 1.5 years and it seems that its doing me good.

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    1 . I do not have any elbow aches .
    2. Serve is more consistent , with more topspin
    3. Shots are more consistent .

    I say this , as my start with the POG wasnt too promising . I moved from a Head Radical ( Yellow coloured Agassi racquet ) .
    However there are some points that i observed that I wanted to work on . Some of these might also be due to my faulty stroke mechanics :

    1. For the backhand (singlehanded) , with the POG it has been easier to hit the ball parallel to its path ( same direction ) rather than do a change of direction . My natural instinct ( due to the weight ) is to go for the shot straight back without going for the crosscourt . Its almost like my court is limited to one half where the ball landed . Are there any ways to improve on this ?


    2. its tougher to hit balls that are deep . Balls that land , half feet inside the baseline . I almost end up scooping the ball without much power . This could really be bad if the opponent is at the net after hitting the deep ball .


    Should i persist with the POG ? Should i look at other raquets that might be lighter ?

    I would like opinions on some raquets that I was keen on
    1. Prince o3 tour mid plus
    2. Head flexpoint Instinct
    3. Wilson Ncode Six one
    4. Babolat Pure drive
    5. Yonex ?

    thanks in advance for ur suggestions
     
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  2. nadalito92

    nadalito92 Rookie

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    well if you like the racquet stick with it, play a month or so with it, then look for other racquets, takes a while to completly adapt to a racquet
     
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  3. maverick447

    maverick447 New User

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    sorry

    thanks for ur replies . I accidentaly posted it in the wrong category . How do i move it to the appropriate thread ?

    Sorry once again
     
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  4. nadalito92

    nadalito92 Rookie

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    umm i dont know, repost it at the racquet section?
     
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  5. BigboyDan

    BigboyDan Semi-Pro

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    They'll move this post if o needed.

    From what you describe: you need to improve your footwork and body postioning, no racquet change will help you there.
     
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  6. Nextman916

    Nextman916 Professional

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    POG is a demanding racquet for a person whos only been playing 1.5 years. It could make you better, but sometimes sticking with a racquet higher too high for you skill level could also hamper you development as a player. I think you'll do fine if you continue to better your strokes and strive to learn the proper technique without getting lazy or down on yourself if things dont go right.
     
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  7. lethalfang

    lethalfang Professional

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    I think POG OS is pretty forgiving. I use it and like it a lot.
     
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  8. shawn1122

    shawn1122 Professional

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    Are we talking about OS or midsize?
     
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  9. gmonfils

    gmonfils Rookie

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    please excuse my lack of knowledge or laziness to track down the meaning but what is a POG? I am being serious.
     
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  10. fishuuuuu

    fishuuuuu Hall of Fame

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    Prince Original Graphite
     
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  11. gmonfils

    gmonfils Rookie

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    thank you!
     
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