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  1. POGO

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    Here are my Pogo Sticks ;)
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    To post your pics, you can upload your pics at http://tinypic.com it is free and no registration required.
    Pretty soon a new O3 tour will be included:)

    POG OS
    TT Graphite OS
    TT Warriior OS
    TT Hornet MP
    NXG Graphite Mid
    RD-7
    Gamma Tradition 18
    PS 6.0 85
     
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  2. ffrpg

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    Where can I host my picture for free?
     
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  3. RafaN RichardG

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    haha nice variety
     
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  4. POGO

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    go here for free photo hosting. No registration required is a big plus. http://tinypic.com
     
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  5. POGO

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    Hheheh, yea I have to one hit wonders :)
     
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  6. ffrpg

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    Here's my collection
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    Dunlop Mfil 200, Yonex MP Tour-1, nCode 6.1 Tour, 2 PS 85's, 2 Dunlop Max 200g's, and 3 Head Classic Mids
     
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  7. POGO

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    Nice collection there. So which one is you main stick right now?
     
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  8. ffrpg

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    The nCode 6.1 Tour is my main racquet. I really like the Mfil 200 though. It'll be between one of those two. I'll figure it out in the following weeks to come.
     
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  9. antontd

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    your PS85s look unused. are they with different grip sizes?
     
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  10. mutt

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    POGO, do you like the Prince Hornet? Is it a good racquet?
     
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  11. RafaN RichardG

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    i think he just used a leather replacement grip.
     
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  12. Grimjack

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    Hey! The M-fil isn't nearly as fruity looking without the candy cane grip.
     
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  13. POGO

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    Yes, it is a very good racket, very large sweet spot. Very comfortable racket lots of pop and it really bites the ball. It is a great serving stick as well.
     
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  14. RafaN RichardG

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    pogo howd you like the rd-7 i heard it gas great spin.
     
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  15. RafaN RichardG

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    yeah the m-fil looks muuuch more "classic" with the leather grip
     
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  16. POGO

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    I like it better than the POG OS for spin only because I can get much more pace on the ball with the RD-7 with the same amount of spin as the POG OS. The RD-7 is a great serving stick also as it plows through the ball.

    I have gone through 3 RD-7, two of them cracked due to overuse :). I"m babying the third one now.

    I can't wait to get my hands on the O3 tour though :)
     
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  17. RafaN RichardG

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    cool man, i have two o3 tours, theyre great. heres my stats for it: good spin, good serves, good forehand, good backhand. what more do you want? lol
     
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  18. mutt

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    Do the Hornet is a control or a power racquet?
     
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  19. POGO

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    Its balanced for both control and power. The power level is 925. Prince has a rating from 600 all the way up to 1100, lower power to high power, more control to less control.

    So the Hornet is in the middle of the prince rating, a balance of control and power.
     
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  20. ffrpg

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    My PS 85's have seen plenty of use (both are over three years old). I've noticed that the paintjob on them was done quite nicely. Both PS 85's are the same grip size. They've managed to look new for some reason. I clean my leather grips fairly often and the Fairways on the PS 85's manage to look new somehow. As you guys can see, I'm a big fan of leather grips :) I agree that the Dunlop Mfil 200 doesn't look all that great with the stock grip. The Mfil definitely looks better with a leather grip on it.
     
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  22. Craig Sheppard

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    Here are my sticks...
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    My main ones are the Pro 1's...my 3rd is on loan to a fellow TW'er

    I think I might have a brand bias...hmm...
     
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  23. BreakPoint

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    Gotta love that Dunlop Maxply, Craig! Do you still hit with it now and then? That's the woodie I grew up using. :D

    I see you still have your Pro Extremes and X-1 also. I still need to hit with the Pro #1 one of these days. I know you love it, so I'm wondering if it's better than my PS 6.0 95's.
     
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  24. Craig Sheppard

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    BP, I'm so embarrassed--I've actually NEVER hit with it! <yikes> I bought it on a whim of **** for $9 a few years ago and have wanted to hit w/ it but never got around to it. I just hang it on a wall and look at it like it's awesome... ;-)

    Well, if you're ever around NC or near Philly (my parents/family lives there), you can hit with mine. I just hit w/ a PS 6.0 95 recently for a few min. Noticed right away it definitely was lower powered than the Pro 1. Higher swingweight too. More vibration, and <gulp> should I say it, felt less stable. That was only about 2 or 3 min with it though doing groundstrokes only. I need to pick up a PS 6.0 95 and 85 for my collection! Someday.
     
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  25. BreakPoint

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    Craig,
    No need to be embarrassed. What would be even more embarrassing is trying to use a Maxply these days playing against someone using a modern graphite racquet. Yikes!!! :eek:

    Yes, the PS 6.0 95 isn't the most stable feeling stock. I guess that's why so many users add lead tape. However, it has that raw, natural, flexy, wood-like feel that many, including me, seem to like. It has a tiny sweetspot, but when you hit it, nothing feels better IMHO. Miss the sweetspot and be ready for some vibration. It also hits slices like a hot knife through butter! Next time you get your hands on a PS 6.0 95, I suggest trying some serves with it. Next to backhand slices, serving is its strongest suit.
     
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    I think we're one of only 5 people in the world that plays with Fischer Xtreme FTs :lol:

    Mine including a shot of my Nike tennis duffle:

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    I've also got 3 Wilson Pro Staff Tour 90s that I only occassionally play with for consistency practice.
     
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  28. AndrewD

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    Guys,

    I have to ask the obvious question: What do you do with your older racquets? I notice that most people have multiples of the same racquet so Im assuming at some stage they were all frames you used to play with. But, what about now? Are they still in use or are you holding onto the extra ones for sentimental reasons?

    Oh, and do you still leave the strings in, even if you aren't using them?

    - I only ask that as I saw a couple of Dunlop 200G's (my old, original racquet from when I was playing state level comp) and they were notorious for warping. I used to have 8 of them (all broke or warped over the years) but would never leave strings in if they weren't part of the rotation (would have 3 in rotation at any one time then go to the next group). The one time I did it warped -
     
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  29. tennisnoob

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    Mostly for sentimental reasons for the extra ones.....though its taking up awful lot of space!

    Plus some of the classic frames like the Knessl, Addidas, Puma and Rossignol are worth keeping IMO.
     
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  30. AndrewD

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    Well you've got to keep the special ones. I know Ive got an old Head Prestige Pro (think its the first generation Prestige) and a Prince Precision Mono plus a Classic, POG and Graph Comp 110 that will be kept for those reasons.

    Ideally I'd like to have
    1. Dunlop 200G (original version)
    2. Rossignol F200
    3. POG midplus
    4. PS 6.0 85
    5. Wilson Profile 95
    6. Snauwert Hi-Ten 50
    7. Fischer Stan Smith
    8. Puma Boris Becker Super
    9. Head EdgeWood or the Head Vilas (or both lol)
    10. Yonex R-22

    of course there are others that would be nice to have and I haven't included any of the old wooden frames. Kicking myself that I put an old Prince Boron and Woodie into storage and they appear to have gone missing. If I had those two Id have a nice line up of the early Prince frames
     
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  31. muklucke

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    Put me down as one of the 5 Pro Extreme FT users. I have 4 of these sticks and i can use anything else!
     
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  32. tennisnoob

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    Ouch! You lost a Prince Boron and the Woodie!?!?!? That's gotta hurt!
     
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    Its more a nuisance than anything else. I got them both second hand for $60 and $70 a number of years ago. The Woodie still played quite well but the Boron had been broken and repaired which made it pretty darn heavy. The Woodie was smooth as silk and Id actually say if you liked a heavy-ish frame with quite a bit of flex and were willing to string it quite low you could still play with it today.

    Guess one day I'll try to replace them. Have to say though, the Woodie and the Head Edgewood were two of the best looking racquets I've ever seen. Nothing beats that classical combination of wood and leather.
     
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  34. tennisnoob

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    Broken & repaired???? Repaired in what sense?
     
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    How does that Mfil200 feel in comparison to the other venerable classic racquets you have there ??
     
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  36. GregOz

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    tennisnoob, if you break a racquet you can have it repaired, assuming the damage isn't Safin-esque. Im not sure of the exact process, perhaps someone here who is a racquet stringer/technician could explain, but I think they cut out the broken area, insert a solid bridging piece and fuse them together. It's not something you see very often so don't know if they can do it with today's racquets. It wasn't very popular back in the day as it made the racquet heavier and totally threw out the balance. I guess the person had it done as they must have paid an arm and a leg for the Boron when they first got it. I seem to remember them going for over $400+ so that's reason enough.

    I remember in the 80's being a hitting partner for an American guy, Eric Korita, who came out to Oz to play the summer circuit. He used the Boron so I got a chance to have a try of his frame and, I swear, if you think the PD is stiff you should have tried that thing. Surprisingly though, it actually had more 'feel' than I expected (which means it had almost none but thats more than I expected lol).
     
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  37. ffrpg

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    AndrewD, I still hit with one of my Dunlop Max 200g's. Only one of them is strung. The other one is pretty much in storage. When it comes to storing racquets, the Max 200g is the only racquet that I'll cut the strings out before storing.
     
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  38. tennisnoob

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    Is it really that bad on the Max 200g? I actually do have one as well stored away in God knows where? I better take it out & look, its probably warped anyway - lol
     
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  39. GregOz

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    The 200G's were pretty bad for warping but the old Prestige mids also were known for that. Not as bad as the Dunlops though. Just put it down on a flat surface (head and throat only) and you'll quickly see if there's been any warping. Often it wasn't severe but just enough to be annoying. Still a beautiful racquet though, one of the truly great frames and one of the most innovative design concepts in terms of design. If I was picking out some old racquets based only on that requirement Id have the original Prince Oversize, the Dunlop 200G, the Rossignol F100 or F200 and the Wilson Profile.
     
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  40. Craig Sheppard

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    kabob and muklucke, you're right... well that's 3 of us... and Hrbaty uses a paintjob, so does that count? Who could be the other person using it? Actually they're not even my main sticks anymore... :-( Switched to the Pro 1 and loving it. But in 2 years of using the Extreme, I've never seen another one let alone met anyone using one... most have never even heard of it.
     
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  41. Craig Sheppard

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    I wish I had known this years ago. I used one early on and then put it away in the basement... came back from college only to find that it looked more like something you'd use in jai-alai than tennis. :-( I've still got it, maybe I can warp it back!
     
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  42. Lakoste

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    it's wierd, but like only 2 people posted pics
     
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  43. Return_Ace

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    Well if I posted you'd have absolutely nothing to talk about:
    A Yonex RD Ti-80 and a Head I.Tour
    and maybe i'll throw in my really battered cheapie racket! :)
     
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  44. safin_protege

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    I'll try to get a pic of my sweet i.prestiges...ffrpg, are you looking to sell any of those Prestige Classics?
     
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  45. ffrpg

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    I currently have one on ****. I was going to list the other two on **** in the following weeks to come. Shoot me an email if you're interested. The grip size is 4 3/8 (L3).
     
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  46. safin_protege

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    I am interested, but I can't send you an e-mail, you seemed to have disabled e-mail for this forum...anyway, send me an e-mail with some info at pv.53@att.net
     
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    Huh, and here I thought Hrbaty was using the Pro Number 1, not the Xtreme :eek: The other person using it is, of course, Meghan Shaunessy (I know I butchered the spelling there).

    And I hear ya about the anonymity of the frame. Most people I've played against or talked with at events have never heard of it and half the tennis pros at my facility have barely even heard of Fischer as a brand :lol: The downside to it is that I've got a pair and would like to purchase a third but can't justify the full retail price of $190 (cheapest I've seen is $160) since you almost never see these on ****.
     
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  49. POGO

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    Nice Richie!!

    What is that blue Wilson?
     
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    6.6 stars n striped why don't u use the Pd's
     
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