Question for Chris re: POG OS

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  1. souledge

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    Have you ever thought about using poly at extremely low tension with this frame?
     
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    I have not. I have hit the POG Mid at low tensions and it is pretty lively. Great spin, but it did not have the control of the PB10 Mid I was using at the time.

    I'll see if I can fit in a hit with a POG OS at 35lbs this week.

    Chris, TW
     
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    Very cool Chris - thanks!
     
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    With a 107 head and very open string pattern, the POGOS suffers control problems with low string tension.
     
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    Unfortunately I was unable to get on court this week with a POG OS strung low, but will for sure early next week.

    Chris, TW
     
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  6. souledge

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    Keen to hear how it played with ELT.
     
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    Did this ever happen?
     
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    I've hit BHBR 17 with my EP 2.0 at 30 lbs and my Steam 99s at 45 lbs......what tension do I do for the POG 110 4 Stripe? 30 lbs or 60 lbs?
     
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    Whoops!

    Yes, I did hit with the racquet strung low. The angle to ball leaves the strings was a lot higher and I was struggling not to hit my cross court forehands long at first. There was definitely more adjustment needed compared to mid or midplus sized racquets at low tensions. I've also had better luck with the Youtek Radical OS and I think because of its tighter string pattern.

    Power and spin with the POG OS was very good, but getting control took more dedication and practice. It kind of had a strange similarity to a heavy wooden racquet strung low. When everything aligned, there was amazing power and my shot was very, very heavy. When I was slightly off, small animals scattered in fear of being taken out by an erratic fuzzy yellow missile!

    For me, this racquet just plays better in the mid to high 50s. Around 57-59lbs seems to be the sweetspot. I still get great power and I have more confidence to go after the ball aggressively since anything hit a little flat isn't going to fly as much.

    Hope that helps and very sorry about not posting back!

    All the best,
    Chris, TW
     
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  10. souledge

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    Thanks for the comments!
     
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