Prince NXG MP

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by rrw3005, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. rrw3005

    rrw3005 New User

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    I just bought a Prince NXG MP after demoing for a week. Liked it a lot while demoing. Have used a Pure Drive for the last year.

    I am starting to feel some soreness in my shoulder.

    Using Tonic natural gut at 60 lbs.

    Anyone else have shoulder issues with the NXG?
     
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  2. BHud

    BHud Professional

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    Same thing happened to me...I demoed and then purchased an NXGraphite OS. Lo and behold, 2 weeks later, my shoulder was starting to hurt (I've never had a problem there before). That was enough to hang it up (I also noticed other posters mentioning shoulder soreness)...I went back to my POG OS & no more problems.

    I just think the whole "More" thing is a terrible concept...give the racquet supposedly better feel by removing the grommets, but then negate the effect with an air handle (the air handle IMO sucks all of the fun out of a racquet...since when did "dead" become a desired characteristic!).
     
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  3. jchiao

    jchiao Guest

    So far, the racket feels like Jekyll and Hyde to me, sometimes
    when i'm hitting well w/ it, it feels awesome, sometimes it feels
    totally stiff w/ the muted feel of the racket contributing to
    control issues.

    I've also experienced some minor shoulder problems but the
    soreness usually comes after a bad hitting day. Coming from a
    POG mid, I have a pretty big swing and I think that is were the
    problem is. So far I've discovered that I don't have to work
    as hard w/ the NXG as I had to with the POG and that timing
    is critical w/ the NXG. When I'm not trying to do so much w/
    the ball and just let the racket do the work for me I tend to
    hit some amazing, unexpected shots, whereas when I'm trying
    too hit hard and mis-time my shots I end up with out balls and
    shoulder pain. Definitely, I find that the NXG is less forgiving
    than the POG, but I think the benefit is a more penetrating/
    aggressive ball on a well-timed shot.

    Hope this is helpful, and sorry if this doesn't make too much
    sense as I'm also trying to figure this racket out. Please
    let me know how things go for you w/ this racket.
     
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  4. Morpheus

    Morpheus Professional

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    I used this racket when it was in the experimental phase over a three week period and gave up because my forearm and elbow tendons became very sensitive (to the point where I couldn't hit a forehand).

    I don't have the problem with the Diablo.
     
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  5. andfor

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    I've been playing with this racquet for about a month now. I'm a 4.5 playing 2-3 times a week. I also tested this racquet and it's OS cousin extensively for 3 weeks before purchasing the MidPlus. I have not experienced one arm problem. With the Prince NXG I feel I get a little more pop and spin on all my shots compared to the 6.1. Contol is also excellent.

    FYI. My old stick was a HPS 6.1.
     
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