Prince NEW "J-Frame" series

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  1. mpournaras

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    Here is a picture of their Ignite Pro 98

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    Another copycat of Wilson Spin rackets.
     
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    How much horsepower does it have? Acura TL Type-S made 286hp.
     
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    Holy crap that is my favorite Acura ever. ULTIMATE sleeper status... second only to the 2001 e39 BMW m5
     
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  6. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I ignored it until the manual version came out, then I paid attention to it.

    I don't know about being the ultimate sleeper, I have other candidates in mind.
     
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    what are the others?
     
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    Looks like a normal 16X18 pattern.
     
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    I thought Prince is going back to traditional grommets? I still see them big holes.
     
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    Actually Wilson is a copycat of Snauwaert Spin racquets that came out 26 years ago!:shock:
     
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    Which were an evolution from the old Pancho Segura Sweetspot wooden frames!
     
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    In terms of the recent open pattern racquets, Prince had developed frames prior to Wilson (UK Skippy saw players using them at Wimbledon 2012). Wilson just released and promoted the Steam frames earlier.

    Regarding the OP: the Type-J was an Asian release a few years ago. At that time, Prince had no plans to release them globally.
     
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    To elaborate, we might get similar frames here, but I doubt they will be released at "Type-J"
     
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    Hate to stray off-topic, but the TL Type-S was a sweet car. Normally I'm not that much of a manual transmission snob (compared to the modern alternatvies like PDK/DSG) but in that car only the automatic really dumbed it down and, more importantly, only the manual transmission version was equipped with a limited slip.

    My nomination for GSleeperOAT would be first-generation Subaru Forester 2.5 XT.
     
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    Type J is not new tech for 2013. Do a search on older threads and you'll find posts back to 2010. They've been selling Type J frames for a while, asian market only.
     
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    I checked out their japanese site. The graphite 100 in the J line looks pretty cool.
     
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    1st gen Mazdaspeed 3 (I maybe biased because I own one :twisted:) gets my (personal) vote for ultimate sleeper.
     
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    There was a Graphite 100 Type J released a while ago. Not sure if they are redesigning it.

    Nonetheless, looks like some new frames for the Asian markets.
     
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