Prince CTS Approach 90

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  1. netman

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    Looking for more specs on this one. Mine weighs 12.03 oz strung. It appears to be a 28-24 mm taper but thats an educated guess. Also any info on how it plays.

    Thanks
     
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  2. hadoken

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    28mm is correct, 93 sq. in, 14x18 pattern MSRP $180 or so in 1987. The frame was originally called "Approach 90" but prince renamed it "Approach Mid Plus" for marketing reasons near the end of it's life. Although I never put them on a scale, the "90" version seems a little heavier to me than the "Mid Plus". I prefer the MP version. Butt caps break off easily on this line of frames.

    As for playing, you should immediately notice the flex and weight - there should be no arm pain with this type of frame. The sweetspot is VERY small compared to a modern 110 frame but you should notice the topspin bite very quickly. A ton of fun to hit with. If you were a top high school player in the late 80's, this was THE frame to own when widebodies hit the street.

    In short, I love it, still use it and will buy any stash of new frames if someone's got them.
     
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  3. netman

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    hadoken,

    Thanks for the reply. Mine is in pretty good shape, though a piece of the butt cap is broken off and missing. Its definitely not a normal cap. Looks more like a flat plate glued to the bottom of the handle. The handle is interesting. Some kind of perforated, very stiif rubber-like material. From your description, this must be one of the early ones since it is called a CTS Approach 90.
     
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  4. galain

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    Adrian Foo - you're not getting off to the best start. You've posted your ad in 4 or 5 separate threads - none of which are appropriate, and yet there is nothing from you on either of the For Sale boards.
     
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  5. Baxter

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    I just found one of these at a garage sale (the original 90 version) for $2 and I LOVE the way it plays! Are there specs anywhere for this thing? It's hard to believe it's 27 years old.
     
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