Spadea's stick

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  1. tennisman

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    does anyone know if he uses the os or the mp? thanks
     
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  2. Kirko

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    He uses the oversize; looks stock except for a bit of lead @ 12 & 2 o'clock ? I too would like to know exactly whta his set-up is.
     
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  3. Rabbit

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    Isn't it a Prince Original Graphite?

    One thing of interest that I noticed. For the majority of the match, Spadea did play with a racket that was leaded up. For a while though he appeared to be playing with one that had no lead tape on it. This was right about the time he was serving for the match in the second set. Later in the match, he had a frame that was once again leaded up.
     
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  4. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    I saw it up close, like 8 inches of lead at 3 and 9. Oversize POG. Looks cool for some reason.
     
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  5. Kick Serve 14

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    It's the POG 110 OS.
     
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  6. tigerstring

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    The one that didn't look like it had any lead on it may have had the lead under the grommits.
     
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  7. plowmanjoe

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    anyone know why prince says it's a 107 now instead of a 110?
     
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  8. sanchino

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    because it was in fact 110 sq. inches originally.....around 1988 PRINCE updated it and made it ever so slightly smaller as well as changed the graphics.....it has been 107 for over 20 years now
     
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  9. gsquicksilver

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    no, they just changed the way they measured the head size, like how head does it.
     
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  10. plowmanjoe

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    that's what i thought.
     
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  11. hoodjem

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    Spadea--the GOAT!
     
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  12. sanchino

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    NO!!....they made the top of the head of the frame slightly narrower.....I still have both versionsand they changed the graphics....also, it hasn't been called "110" since then
     
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  13. plowmanjoe

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    so which graphic is 110 and which are 107?
     
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  14. BDAZ

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    no graphic ever said 107. it's been called the graphite series 110/90, graphite 110/90, and graphite OS/MP (MP-even though it's really a mid).
     
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  15. plowmanjoe

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    I'm just wondering which versions are 110 and which are 107. i'm not asking if it's labeled on the racquet.
     
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  16. Meaghan

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    My stringer strung his racket (it was on oversized POG) at 72lbs for a grass tournament in UK.
     
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  17. tigerstring

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    A lot of people that used the Graphite strung it REALLY tight. Not uncommon at all to see them strung over 70 pounds.
     
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  18. sanchino

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    since it was changed from 110 to 107, it was called ""OS" and "Mid".....they modified the oversize version when they introduced the mid version
     
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  19. sanchino

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    the prince graphite oversize was never labeled or called a 110 after it was changed to 107

    the difference in the graphics/cosmetics are easy to see......the 110 was black with green pin striping around the frame........the newer versions 107 had gold pin striping
     
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  20. Al Czervik

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    From another store:

     
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  21. plowmanjoe

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    so my 4 stripe graphite is 110 while my straight shaft is 107?

    i string my pog os at 75.
     
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  22. Rabbit

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    Yeah, didn't someone on the boards say that Spadea had wins over every #1 since Pancho Gonzalez? ;)
     
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  23. sanchino

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    I am no expert on the different methods of measuring racquet head sizes and/or how they have changed through the years, but from experience and as someone who used this racquet for many years....this I can tell you......

    when they stopped calling it and refering to it as "110".....was at the same time the frame was indeed modified from it's original design....anybody who has both can put them side by side and clearly observe this....also, when it was at that point in time modified, is when the green pin striping was changed to gold

    I have never owned the most current "paintjob" version that is sold now, so I can't tell you if it has been modified any further in design, but, I would guess that it proboblly has been in some way......

    any collector that wants a Prince Graphite Oversize for it's "110" era needs to make sure it is black with green pin stripes.....if it has gold pin stripes, it was a newer version
     
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  24. sanchino

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    if it has a single green pin stripe around the racquet, it is from the 110 era......anything newer, 107
     
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