What racquet is this?? (Conners)

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Surecatch, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. Surecatch

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    I have never seen a racquet like this before....this is a modern materials racquet in the design of the woodies?

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  2. Doubles

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    Prince Mono. Other posters can tell you more about it, I just know the name.
     
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  3. PrinceMoron

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    Tried it but did nothing for me, worse than wooden frame so why bother unless you are being paid to use it.
     
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  4. ricki

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    Prince Precision Mono (the one with smaller head size)
     
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  5. Capt. Willie

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    Yeah, it is the Prince Mono. They were out around 1996-97. I used the Prince Ripstick which was similar in design for about a year. I ended up with shoulder problems from it. Prince had three racquets in this line-up. Maybe someone here remembers better or has the actual specs but the Mono was the players racquet in the line-up. The Ripstick had a slightly larger head but was 29" long (which caused me problems) and the third racquet whose name escapes me at the moment had a super oversize head and was also 29" long. Prince was pushing the longbody racquets at the time and in hindsight I wish I went with the Mono which had normal specs.....95(?) sq. in. head, 27" lengh and weighed about 11.5 oz.
     
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  6. drakulie

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    yup, prince mono. he is still using it. I strung it last year at the champions series.
     
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  7. Al Czervik

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    I have a Prince Thunder Power Drive 900 Longbody sitting here in my basement, with the same no throat design. I think mine is like a cheap department store model in this line.
     
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  8. Capt. Willie

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    The other racquet I was trying to think of was the Prince Mach 1000. I think it had a 120 sq. in. head and was 29" long. Anyway, it was the most powerfull one in the mono shaft line-up.
     
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  9. Capt. Willie

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    I don't remember that one, I thought there were only three. Do you know the head size and length on it? I bet it was basically a Ripstick.
     
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  10. PBODY99

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    Billie Jean King endorsed the Mach 1000. In my group, one player used the Ripstck for several season,another the 1000. Both were 4.5. I tried the Ripstick but it just did work for me.
     
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  11. LeeD

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    Tried the Mono back then....
    Was similar to the T-2000 in feel and torsion.
    VERY twisty, can be whipped, tons of mishits.
    Great for Connors, impossible for anyone with conventional strokes.
    Connors did not have conventional strokes.
     
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  12. Al Czervik

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    Clocks in at a whopping 116 sq in and 29 inches.
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  13. kiteboard

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    Herman Bauer still has 22 of them left. Not much power.
     
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  14. Capt. Willie

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    Thanks for posting those pics! This seems to fall in between the Ripstick and Mach 1000. I can't believe I never saw or heard of that one.
     
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  15. SlapShot

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    Ah, the Prince Mono. Used one from 8th grade through 10th grade. Loved that frame - I still have it, even though it's now cracked in the head from me getting a little worked up and throwing it.
     
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  16. Ripper014

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    Have one... not overly impressed with it. Bought on a whim and strung it up, used it for about 15 minutes and put it away. Have not used it since.

    But I would argue that Connors strokes are about as conventional for his era as there is. Pretty much straight back and and straight thought the hitting zone.
     
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