The Epitome of competitive OS racquet

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  1. Alafter

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    Which do you think it is?

    PS There was supposed to be a poll as well but no matter. Might as well be this way.

    Here's all the sticks mentioned by posters in this thread:

    POG OS (original 9 pts headlight)
    PrinGraTour OS (5 pts headlight)
    LE Radical
    LM Radical
    Nblade OS
    Wilson 6.0 OS
    98' TT Radical OS
    Fischer Mpro N1 105
    iRadical OS
    Dunlop Select Pro OS
    NXG OS
    O3 Tour OS
    Head Radical Trisys 260 OS
    Prince TT Warrior OS
    Wilson HP 6.1 OS




    O3 Blue. Nominated by Bencia. Yeah.




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  2. atatu

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    I think you'll get about a thousand replies that say "POG OS", a couple of Radical votes and couple of Nblade votes. Is there anything else ?
     
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  3. Doc Hollidae

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    The POG/Andre Agassi. The POG was the start of it all, but the OS player's racket followed Agassi. Starting with Donnay and then the Radicals. Now Wilson has is trying to put their hand in the cookie jar with the Blade line which is more or less a radical copy.
     
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  4. Alafter

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    Well, just thought about it and one day when i want to switch racquets, I'll still use an OS. So I want to hear more about top OS choices.

    I guess the good thing is there isnt too many is there :)
     
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  5. wksoh

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    LM Radical OS is good for me ^^
    I have the nBlade OS
     
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  6. Bengt

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    I liked playing with the Wilson Sting all graphite OS back in the late 80's when I was getting started. I believe they mixed in fiberglass into the latter versions, but I could be wrong. I play with the Prince Graphite OS now, though, after fooling around with some midsizes for a few years. The stability benefits of the larger headisize and weight outweighs the slight decline in maneauverability for me.

    Does anyone remember a Wilson PS 6.0 OS or did I dream it?
     
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  7. Jack & Coke

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    It's called the "LARGEHEAD".
     
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  8. rabidcow

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    LM Radical OS, is the best I have ever layed hands upon
     
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  9. Doc Hollidae

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    I'm sorry to hear that :p
     
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  10. Bencia

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    the O3 blue is a good one.
     
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  11. EZV

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    98 Radical TT OS...love that racket.
     
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  12. Bud

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    The PS 125 is the "HUMONGOUSHEAD" :lol:
     
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  13. Alafter

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    The list grows, and so do my dark powers.

    Come, my friends, give me your ideas. Make me more powerful than ever before.
     
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  14. Peter Szucs

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    Fischer M Pro N1 105 SL... the most competitive OS i have ever played with, period.

    i am a 4.5. Above 5.0 i would say its the POG OS.
     
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  15. Slaz

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    Prince NXG OS hands down !

    (never played with the O3 tour oversize)
     
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  16. louis netman

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    a great OS that flew under the radar was the Volkl C10 OS...
     
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  17. Iced_jacob

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    Anything that had the Radical word printed on it from 1993 to 1999
     
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  18. Buffalo Bill

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    radical

    The I Radical os has the control of a midplus, nice frame.

    Bill
     
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  19. netman

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    One of the best I ever used was the Dunlop Select Pro OS. Like a POG without the throat crossbar. Any thin frame Prince OS beats the competition hands down. They invented the OS and introduced the first graphite OS (POG) and just do thin beam, heavy OS frames better.

    Believe it or not, a Prince TT Bandit OS weighed up to around 11.5 oz was a great player's frame. Insane spin on tap. But they ate strings and all the added weight caused them to keep cracking on me. It gave my POGs a run for their money and was more comfortable to boot.

    -k-
     
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  20. Gmedlo

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    See sig. It's a great lower-powered OS that allows massive spin potential. The whole stringbed is a sweetspot, even with full poly.
     
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  21. Commando Tennis Shorts

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    The POG is absolutely the standard by which all other OS racquets are judged.
     
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  22. AndrewD

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    Not since they changed the balance and swingweight. These days it has no right to be called the Prince 'ORIGINAL' Graphite.
     
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  23. iTennis

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    I guess it is true, especially because POG is the original OS player's stick out in the market 30 years ago....but when it comes to the best OS stick, my vote is Head Radical Trisys 260 OS, hands down, and this comes from a ex-stripe-POG-player. I will trade my POG OS 4-striper for a Trisys 260 any day.
     
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  24. Alafter

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    As you can see, all inputs will be brought to the OP, even some , eh, alternative ideas of epitome of OS sticks:confused:
     
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  25. bluetrain4

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    Does 100 sq inches count as OS, or is 100 sq inches the upper end of Midplus?
     
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  26. Tempest344

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    its is the latter that you mentioned
     
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  27. Alafter

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    Between 100-103 i would still say MP.
    104 to 105 is greyish.
    16 and beyond is OS.
     
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  28. OnyxZ28

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    Gamma. Big. Bubba.
     
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  29. t-swede

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    fischer m- speed 105

    hey peter are you still using the mspeed 105 as your main stick ? here in the states you can get them new for under 70 usd which is a pretty good deal .

    now since i know youre a fischer guy i want to get your opinion on the protour 100 sq inch headsize 22 mm beamwidth have you played with this in either sl or ul weight ? the reason im asking is that i can get them too for 65 usd new but i cant playtest them , so i wonder how the protour compares to the mspeed 105 . i might add that i like the general feeling of fischer rackets and low powered doesnt bother me as i used to string the mspeed 105 over 60 pounds if i didnt use poly.

    the swede
     
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  30. TsongaBonga

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    It has to be the POG lol, as predicted!
     
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  31. haerdalis

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    I tried many and the best one for me is the Kneissl Black Star.
     
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  32. skraggle

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    You have omitted the TT warrior OS.

    You are now my mortal enemy!
     
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  33. Alafter

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    Hmm I guess I better edit that OP to say "Sticks listed by posters".
     
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  34. Peter Szucs

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    Hi there, i only played with the pro tour once and it has been for a while so i would not try to make a detailed comparison. In brief i prefer the mspeed over the pro tour. imo btw the mspeed pro no 1 series is a real hot shot from Fischer, its a frame that does not have a real weakness and excels in feel and control. btw i would not call the 105sl a very low powered frame, its more like somewhere between low and med. hope i could help.
     
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  35. t-swede

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    fischer

    thanks peter

    the swede
     
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  36. ollinger

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    Everyone should have at least one POG OS in the closet, but I almost prefer the very underappreciated HPS 6.1 OS....a bit better on serve, similar in most other respects.
     
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  37. Jack & Coke

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    Nice looking raquet! I may have to pick one up..

    what are the specs?

    thanks
     
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  38. skraggle

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    Thank you for adding the TT Warrior OS. We are no longer enemies, which is good, because I got tired of lurking outside your house with a heavy machete. Speaking of which, I need to find one with less swingweight but just as much plowthrough.
     
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