POG lineage

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  1. netman

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    I just picked up a pristine POG for $2. But it has different graphics from my existing POG. Got me wondering about the family tree of the POG.

    My existing POG has a 1987 Prince TM on it and 4 thin green stripes and a 110 on the tip in gold. My new acquistion has a 1983 Prince TM on it and a single thick green stripe and no 110 on the tip. Is the new one an original?

    I'm sure there have been countless threads on this, but can anyone briefly list the POG lineage
     
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  2. drakulie

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    Does it have a bumper guard?? It may be the earlier version.
     
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  3. haerdalis

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    How does the graphite II midplus compare to the pog? If I remeber correctly it was a 98 longbody with 14/18 pattern. Should be a great spin machine.
     
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  4. Jack & Coke

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    pics!

    ..please :)
     
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  5. psp2

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    The Graphite II just didn't have that solid "graphite" feel to it like its predecessor. It was really stiff and had a hollow feel to it. To me, it felt like any other widebody racquet from those days.
     
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  6. netman

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    The 1983 has a bumper guard. The 1987 also has a bumper guard. The 1983 has only green graphics. The 1987 has green stripes and gold lettering.

    -k-
     
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  7. Kirko

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    one POG I have not seen anywhere is the very 1st with a bumper-guard. it looked like an after thought. it stuck ou and had very sharp edges. and "whistled" when it was swung to it a ball.
     
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  8. netman

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    The label on the one I picked up today says "1983 Prince Manufacturing, Inc. "
    The head guard has squared off ends. Since I bought a Prince Pro new in 1979, I'm guessing this may be one of the first Graphite models of the 110 frame size.

    Here is a pic, if this helps:

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  9. plowmanjoe

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    i'm not sure how it goes but these are the ones i've owned. oldest one is single green stripe with no grommets, i think this is the original. then i had the single green stripe with grommets like the one in the pic above. then i had the 4 stripe and my newest one looks a lot like the one on tw but it doesn't say tour and some other small things are different.
     
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  10. vsbabolat

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    The first POG Oversize from 1979 were grommetless frames. They also had no bumper guards.
    It looks like you have the second version of the POG.
     
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  11. Jack & Coke

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    thanks for the pics!

    looks nice..

    I have a POG 110 1987 version (original owner), it's a fantastic racquet! One of my favs. :)
     
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  12. Kirko

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    Thats it ! good find for sure!
     
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  13. OneHander

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    I use the Graphite II. It has a 14X18 string pattern and I believe it is a 98 sq. inch racket. It is 27 inches long. I switched to it many years ago when Prince went through a period where they were no longer making the POG. When they decided to make the POG again, I decided to stay with the Graphite II because I liked it. It has been a solid racket.
     
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  14. markwillplay

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    i used to have that exact racquet and I also have the 1987. No question that the older one (like the one in picture) was heavier to me. I got rid of it as it was damaged too much. I bought mine in like 86 nor something.
     
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  15. Dave M

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    Where do you find a racket for $2???:confused: :eek: :grin: I need to shop in places like these!
     
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  16. netman

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    Local thrift store. Just dumb luck.

    -k-
     
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