Q&A about the POG 1 stripe

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by ctromano, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. ctromano

    ctromano Rookie

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    hey Guys,

    just got a couple of older generation 1 stripe POG's, one is a 3 and the other a 4 in grip size, need to figure out how to work with these sticks, any exp. from you folks would help: string, specs, suggested tensions, lead tape best where? stuff like that, played with a 4 stripe once back in 1995 but I was only 11 at the time and it was heavy. anyway your thoughts please
     
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  2. goran_ace

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    I played with the one-stripe POG (OS) for a number of years as a junior. I usually strung it with synthetic gut at 68-70 lbs. It was rock solid stable and somewhat heavy in stock form so I didn't have to add much weight to it - I think I added 2 four-inch strips of lead at 9 and 3. It played really well with Prince Pro Blend and Forten Kevlar Gear so I would imagine it would do really well with today's polys.
     
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  3. Al Czervik

    Al Czervik Professional

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    This is what I don't get. I had a one-stripe back in the day. I think it's busted and in my parents' basement -- but the recommended tension I swear was 70-80, though that sticker isn't on there anymore. What happened through the years that the recommended tension is now way down to 62 + or - 5? Different materials, the public generally plays at lower tension, or both?
     
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  4. skraggle

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    Probably a combo of OS sticks having higher tension ranges and the use of natty gut back in the day. The one-stripes play great with any string, but good old PSGD gold at 72 is hard to beat.
     
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  5. plowmanjoe

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    for my pog i usually use a hybrid setup of poly on the mains and a synthetic gut for the crosses. i string it anywhere from 72-75. i put about 3-4 inches of lead at 9 and 3. and the same amount under the grip. that's been working great for me.

    the only thing that's lacking with this racquet is a good feeling flat serve.
     
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  6. ctromano

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    Sounds great guys

    yeah according to the sticker 60 minimum and 70 maximum... i'm gonna go with a hybird, wilson gold 17 and sfp 17 at 60 and go from there.
     
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