Prince Pro Oversize?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by BHud, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. BHud

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    One of my friends brought in a Prince Pro OS...matte black finish (rough, not smooth). Does anyone know the specs of this racquet? Was it a budget line?

    Thanks!
     
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    It wasn't exactly budget, but it was the cheaper aluminum alternative to the prince graphite frames and a step up from the Prince Classis aluminium (the first oversize frame). Interestingly, the frame was used by several pros when it first came out, most notably Jay Berger, who was using these frames until he retired. Pioline used a similar frame (?) I think, early in his career.
     
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  3. BHud

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    Interesting because it says "graphite" on the frame...
     
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    In that case, it may be the later model, the first model was definitely aluminum. Is it black with a white stripe ?
     
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  5. Nastase

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    The Prince Pro was aluminum, black with a gold stripe and a plastic throat, seemed like everyone played with it at one time....soon after Prince did make a comp graphite racquet with a plastic throat forget the name of it but think it was Graphite Pro or comp, Shriver played with it for a while.
     
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  6. BHud

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    Small gold and silver lettering w/ accent stripes...the bridge appears to be a 2 piece (i.e. it's not molded into the outer frame, but rather attached). It definitely says graphite on it though?
     
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  7. AndrewD

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    BHud,

    You'd know if it was aluminium because you could feel the difference. Alloy racquets are colder to the touch.

    The only graphite model that I can recall, with the throat bridge, was the Prince Precision Graphite. That one had blue and gold(or silver, cant remember) piping all the way around. However, it also had Precision Graphite written on the side.

    Failing all of that, if you want to know what the composition of the racquet is, which will help you work out what it may be, easiest thing is to grab yourself a magnet and see what happens. If it sticks, it's alloy. If it doesn't, it's graphite.
     
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    Good old memories!! Prince Pro was an excellent racquet. I might be biased as it was my racquet form 11- 16 years old. Apart the low power (especially the serve), I could wack the ball from the basline without worrying the ball to go out!!
     
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  9. weallwegot

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    How much can you sell these for, i have one?
     
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  10. travlerajm

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    I have a Prince Pro, but I don't like it as much as my Prince Classic. The beam is too thin in the radial direction, so a lot of control is lost due to frame deflection on off center hits. It feels like I'm hitting with a waffle, even with lead all the way around the hoop. Good spin though.

    My Prince Classic gives even better spin, with better control from better beam cross-section, and more power.
     
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