Well I did it ( POG) OS

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  1. bluegrasser

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    The racquet wh$re has returned, King of racquet wh$redom. The weird thing is, after playing tennis for over 3 decades, I've never played with this stick, but it has always had me curious. So coming from a PD now, I'm sure there will be a major difference & if I have trouble in competition with it, I can always hit with my girlfriend using it or hang it on the wall. Wish:-| me luck, had it strung w/ sensation at 58lbs.
     
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    what version did you get?

    enjoy!!

    closet banjo picker here.
     
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  3. LeeD

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    To me, they seem stiff and dead. I used a set back in the early '90's before I got the PrinceChangMid+ deals. I like the liveliness and snap of the Chang+ much better.
     
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    LeeD, did you play in mid-high 60', like everyone did back then? At lower tensions POG feels lively and on softer side.

    OP, Sensation at 58 with smooth poly crosses in 45-50 range is great setup. I played all summer with 57/45 in MP frame. Maybe 58/50 in OS?
     
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    I also have one of these.
    For a number of reasons, I really wanted to like this racquet, but the truth is, in the end it just didn't work out for me too well.
    Despite its decent static weight, it felt light. I was not getting the plow-through I wanted, especially on my forehands. I tried adding some lead at 3 and 9, and that increased the swingweight a bit and it was an improvement. But still, it never really felt quite right. Maybe it's the huge headsize, I don't know.
    Part of the problem was that I had it strung too tight, at 60lb full poly (based on Chris's review). I guess if you're a 5.0 like him and generate a lot of racquet head speed, that could work, but for me I think a lower tension/different string might produce better results.
     
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    I played POG OS for almost all of my junior career. I played syngut anywhere from 68-72 lbs and only dropped to 62-63 when playing pro blend (kevlar hybrid).
     
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    Hey, OP, who is in your avatar?
    Sorry for o/t..
     
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  8. bluegrasser

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    New version from TW - I play a little clawhammer along with mandolin, guitar, elec guitar
     
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  9. bluegrasser

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    Yours truly :shock:
     
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    You look very much like famous Serbian pop and country singer, Djordje Balasevic, when he was young :)
     
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  11. bluegrasser

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    You're da man..
     
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  12. BlueB

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    Well, are you, really? In that case:
    Djole ti si CAR!
     
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  13. bluegrasser

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    Ha ha, well ? anyway, received my stick from TW yesterday, only two days to arrive ( thx TW) - tomorrow the test along w/ a review. POG doesn't feel as heavy as I thought, might be able to handle the SW. (usted lo advin'o quiza)
     
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