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themitchmann 12-11-2012 09:31 AM

What Frames Should Prince Bring Back?
 
Hey guys. Since some threads are coming up regarding the direction Prince should move it, I thought it would be fun to discuss what models Prince should produce going forward. Here's my take:

I would like to see the EXO3 Rebel 95, and the Tour 100 series continue into the future.

In terms of bringing back some oldies-but-goodies, I would like to see a new Warrior/Response, something from the CTS line, as well as some thinner beam models (Diable, Spectrum Comp, Original Graphite, etc).

Fuji 12-11-2012 09:50 AM

POG Longbody, no questions. That frame was sweet!

-Fuji

vsbabolat 12-11-2012 09:51 AM

Prince Precision Graphite 95.

Automatix 12-11-2012 09:52 AM

From the older:
TT Rebel
POG OS
Precision Retro Long - Don't know why but this reminded me of the Graphite Longbody but was simply better - more plowthrough, better stability and more power.

From the not so old:
O3 Tours
the current Rebel 98
EXO3 Tour 100

Alex78 12-11-2012 10:22 AM

I'd love to see any combination of CTS and DB technology back.

cmendez79 12-11-2012 10:24 AM

Pog Os
Pg Ii Os

themitchmann 12-11-2012 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alex78 (Post 7057928)
I'd love to see any combination of CTS and DB technology back.

Me too. I grew up playing with those frames.

TripleB 12-11-2012 10:33 AM

CTS Approach

TripleB

Nastase 12-11-2012 10:35 AM

Prince Comp....please!

ArliHawk 12-11-2012 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TripleB (Post 7057944)
CTS Approach

TripleB

+1 and CTS Response

sansaephanh 12-11-2012 11:16 AM

I wanna see a REBEL TOUR, probably the new 14x15 string pattern or w/e with traditional grommets. A Rebel OG, Dense pattern with exo ports.

I really hope they keep the Prince Racket Tuning system. Whether it was financially viable or not, it made a nice difference in their sticks and let customers really cater to the feel of their string beds.

They should also make a list of which grommets from which rackets fit one another.

I want to see the Bandit line come back as well.

PrincessAdam 12-11-2012 11:21 AM

Mono!!!!!!!!!!

vetinari 12-11-2012 12:02 PM

CTS approach or CTS lightning OS. Played with the lightning in high school and loved it.

Alex78 12-11-2012 12:17 PM

Actually, this is something I'd love to see all "traditional" racket companies (still in the market) do: Bring back the most successful classic rackets from the late 80ies / early 90ies. For all I care, do it as limited re-issues, and charge a premium - but it would be so cool to be able to buy the classics. I know that some of these treasures are still being produced (POG, Wilson Pro Staff 6.0 85 etc.), but why don't racket manufacturers introduce their own regular "legacy" line-ups? My guess is that a lot of people who grew up using these rackets would really like to get their hands on them again...

Alex78 12-11-2012 12:20 PM

Oh, and another thing that I'd like to see:
Companies such as Head, Wilson, or Prince could offer customers a little insight into the history of their rackets. I mean, what sets traditional racket manufacturers apart from newer ones is the rich history of rackets, and that in itself is testament to a long and successful company history. It can't be difficult for the companies to provide all the information somewhere on their home pages, can it?

Say Chi Sin Lo 12-11-2012 12:21 PM

Prince Precision Response Ti.

BlueB 12-11-2012 01:29 PM

But the great POG is still available, why so many people crying for it?

I'd like to see a Spectrum Comp in a 10-20g lighter version.
Maybe Precision Longbody 770, too?

Top Jimmy 12-11-2012 01:32 PM

The original purple Prince Response.



And the Prince Graduate 90:
Tough one to find a picture. Basically a thinner more flexible CTS Approach.

jonestim 12-11-2012 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Top Jimmy (Post 7058216)
The original purple Prince Response.

That is my usual hitting partner's stick, although he prefers my Diablo. He is too cheap to buy a racquet he likes better.

A lot of the old ones I like they would have a hard time marketing. Series 90 Graphite Pro and 110 would be nice.

GS 12-11-2012 02:20 PM

I agree with bringing back the Prince Graphite Longbody. A POG with a 100 sq in head? Talk about a holy grail....
It's so nice, that I just bought a 7th one from that big auction site, because I'm afraid that these things will forever be collectors items.


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