Prince Magnesium Pro's specs?

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  1. Cesare

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    Does anybody have the specs of this frame, i mean the 90 sq. in. used by Pat Cash? I've hit with it yesterday, and i came away very impressed. soft and very precise, great all-around racquet, in the same league of the dunlop max 200g and the Rossignol f 200 carbon, even more solid
     
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  2. Dino Lagaffe

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    Let me see what I can do, I think I have one that I can measure.
     
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  3. Cesare

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    Oh well, thank you Dino! I love that racquet so much.
     
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  4. Dino Lagaffe

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    Hi Cesare,

    I checked my RDC-log http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=308724 and only found the 110. Then I checked my collection and couldn't find a 90 to measure, unfortunately. Sorry about that, really thought I had the 90... Anyway here are the specs for the 110:

    Weight: 341/12.03
    Flex: 60
    SW: 319
    Balance: 32.5 cm

    Sorry I couldn't help you out, buddy.
     
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  5. courtking

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    I am surprised that the FLEX in the 60.. it plays and feels much softer than that.. I have both.. the Prince Magnesium Pro 90 is very rare and a great racket to hit with..
     
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  6. Dino Lagaffe

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    I was surprised too. The RDC-ratings are usually a pretty good indicator, but sometimes my guesses have been way off, such as in this case. There's simply more to a flexy feel than the RDC shows.
     
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  7. Cesare

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    No problems Dino, thanks ,i think that the flex could be very similar to the 90's version. The pro 90 flex very much in the throat, but overall it's a firm frame. pin point accuracy and great touch at the net.unfortunately, the racquet is not mine. it reminds me a bit the old rossignol f 290.
     
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  8. joe sch

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    Keep up the great work Dino !
    I have a few mag90s, wish I could send you one but dont want to spend the cross pond shipping costs.

    In general, for other rackets that had a 90 and 110, or mid and OS, how much would the RDCs differ ?
    I could check the listings, but figured you may just have a good idea.
    Im assuming same beam width, just bigger head.

    PS: I was trying to maintain a listing of all your findings at: http://woodtennis.com/rdc.txt
    Do you have an updated file I could use for refresh ?
     
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  9. Tacco

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    Hi Dino, I'm looking for a Prince Magnesium Pro 90, but I only found a "demo" racket, that only says "Magnesium Pro" on its side. Not series 90 nor series 110. I know the oval specs are 10 inches from left to right, and 13 inches from top to bottom. Could you please compare it to your 110, and let me know if these are the 90 or the 110 specs?
    Thanks!
    Ettore
     
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  10. MAXXply

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    FWIW, the Magnesium 110 is nowhere near 110sq.in. I always thought it looked and played like a 95sq.in. It's not the frypan the 110 label suggests it is.
     
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  11. Tacco

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    Thanks MAXXply!
    But this is the problem: I'm looking for a Mag 90 not to play with, but only as a collector, and I would like to get the same racket Pat Cash used to win his Wimbledon. So, if the 90 and the 110 are very close in the oval dimension, this doesn't help me understanding what kind of racket it is without the exactly specifications of the 90 (or the 110). I've compared it with one Head Prestige 600, and the Mag was a little bit wider, and with an Head Elektra 660, and the Mag was surely shorter and tighter. So, maybe, it's a Mag 110, as it seems to stay between a midsize and a midplus (and you said "I always thought it looked and played like a 95sq.in.").
    What do you think about?
    Ettore
     
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  12. MAXXply

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    ^^ It plays fine, but then I did not use it for a long time. Definitely not oversize in terms of maneuverability - it is easy to move and hit with. I prefer to think of it as a midplus. Good feel and flex.
     
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    Along with several close to mint mag OS rackets I have, I also have a 90 that is unused condition. When I find it, I take along to club to measure on the RDC ...
     
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  14. Tacco

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    This would be great! Could you please take (and tell me...) the head measurements too? I have to know if a 10x13 inches (left to right/top to bottom) is a 90 or a 100 Magnesium Pro.
    Thanks a lot!!
    Ettore
     
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  15. Don't Let It Bounce

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    I have a Mag Pro 110 whose string bed I measured at 333.5 mm long and 253 mm wide. That's measuring inner surface of hoop to inner surface of hoop. If you were measuring the same way, you have a 110. If you were measuring from the outside of the hoop, you have a 90.

    Applying the area-of-ellipse formula to the above measurements gives an area of 102.7 sq. inches, so the 110 was in the 102 to 104 range.

    Man, those were some great sticks – the only metal racket I know of that really held its own with the graphite composites. They were a real PITA to string, though.
     
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  16. Tacco

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    Thank you very much! This is the answer to all my doubts...
    Very helpful.
    Ettore
     
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  17. jonestim

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    You could also just count the mains. 16 mains is 110. 14 mains is 90. I had both. Loved the 90, hated the 110.
     
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  18. Tacco

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    Great! This is definitive... ;-)
    Ettore
     
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  19. Don't Let It Bounce

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    So don't keep us in suspense... Which one do you have?
     
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  20. Tacco

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    Oh...
    It's a 110 (16 mains; 10x13 inches inner string pattern measurements), but it's not a racket of mine. I was just thinking to buy it, but I had to know before what Mag Pro it was. And I'm looking for a 90, so I will wait to find the right one...
    Ettore
     
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