POG question

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by progman_2000, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. progman_2000

    progman_2000 Rookie

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    I just purchased a used POG OS (older single green stripe variety). The racquet looks to be in excellent condition. The only thing I noticed where what looked like scratches on the throat near the stabilizer bar. They look very superficial, almost like a blemish in the coating on the racquet. The paranoid side of me wants to ask to see if anyone has had experience with a POG cracking there. Realistically, they certainly look like little scratches and not cracks - I just got it strung and the stringer said the racquet look fine. Anyone ever see a POG crack there?
     
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  2. ccelis

    ccelis Rookie

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    I have 3, and theare all from 1987 and I have never had one crack yet, nor have I heard of one cracking. Hope you enjoy it, it is a great stick.
     
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  3. progman_2000

    progman_2000 Rookie

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    This will be my forth actually, but the first one I own which was not made in the last couple of years. Will play with it in a league match tonight - can't wait :)
     
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  4. Roger Federer

    Roger Federer New User

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    i also have a pog mid plus from 1987 in L3 without a butt cap:

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    where could i get this butt cap? i hope you can help me!!

    thank`s
     
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  5. mclee025

    mclee025 Rookie

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    You can get replacement butt caps here that are pretty close:

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/toolssupplies.html

    It doesnt' look like they have replacements for Prince with a trap door, but if you don't use it, it's no big deal. Older POG's had no door anyway.
     
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  6. Pancho

    Pancho Semi-Pro

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    I do have a slight crack on my POG because I'm not a gentle person - I hit hard and flat. POG is a great stick. If I would want to switch sticks, it will be a O3 Tour.
     
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  7. Roger Federer

    Roger Federer New User

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    thank`s a lot!!
     
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  8. GS

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    I started using the POG mid in 1990, had 3 of em strung up at 63 lbs, then 5 years later, one of em started feeling weird. I then noticed a hairline crack at the throat, and knew it was over for that stick. I've never thrown or abused a racquet, so it was graphite fatigue that caused the crack. I immediately sold the other 2, then went to a 95 sq in Prince stick---all of em have lasted for 10 years now, no problem.
     
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  9. Bent

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    I have a POG MP with 1987 written on it.

    Where the stabilizer bar makes contact with the "frame" there is very thin crack on both sides.

    But I am pretty sure that it is only the paint and not the graphite that is cracked.
     
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  10. progman_2000

    progman_2000 Rookie

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    This sounds exactly like mine - I would think it would take an awful lot to crack one of these things...
     
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