Prince Ripstick

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Ash Doyle, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. Ash Doyle

    Ash Doyle Professional

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    Anyone know anything about the Prince Ripstick Extender? It looks similar to the Prince mono, but I've been told it's 29" long. Anybody have any opinions on this racquet?
     
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  2. TommyGun

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    I used to have one. Its extremely light and head heavy. Great at generating spin, mucho, mucho powerful.

    If you are a good player and play frequently, it will probably start to make your wrist, shoulder and elbow have problems. It is very "non-ergonomic" and violates just about every tenent of racquets that are good for your arm.

    So, that is my opinion. Oh, I really did love the single shaft, reminded me of the old days....
     
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  3. Capt. Willie

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    I played with it many years ago...circa 1997. I hit some of the most powerful serves of my life with it along with extremely good accuracy. My ground strokes were a different story, I was launching them all over the place and usually long. I was constantly breaking strings in it, far more often than I have with any other racquet I owned before or since. The last straw for me was shoulder problems which I attributed to the light frame and extra length. If you want my opinion, for whatever it's worth, I'd steer clear of these things.
     
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  4. Ash Doyle

    Ash Doyle Professional

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    Thanks for the input guys. I was looking through **** for 28"+ racquets when I came across this one. I've never played with one of these or the Prince Mono but I love the way those single shaft racquets look. Still looking for replacements for my old Prince Michael Chang Graphite MPs or wondering if I should just go for a similar Vantage.
     
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  5. TommyGun

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    Vantage gives you a 28" option and you can tailor one to work for you. My two Vantages are 28" (231511) and are sweet. Also, there is a discount available if you put in the code TK01 (I saw that on the Sports Central website).

    t-gun
     
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  6. jayserinos99

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    i know of a 5.0 guy that absolutely loved this frame. i think the problem now is that he transitioned to a shorter frame (pd+) and had a hard time adjusting to it until recently. t-gun is right, it's got a lot of pop and spin going for it. i noticed that immediately when i hit with it; i couldn't hit the ball in the court with one unless i hit with a good amount of spin. the length of the frame also gave me fits and had to choke up considerably. i will say this, the monoshaft is an interesting hit.
     
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