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DustinW 02-25-2013 01:09 PM

picked up a *new* Prince CTS Synergy 28
 
Found this guy on the bay and picked it up for only $39. It has never been strung and plastic is still on the handle.

Part of me wants to leave it in unused condition... but I've got to play with it... right???


v-verb 02-25-2013 03:15 PM

Nice find! I love playing with my old Prince racquets, but part of me says get a used one and keep that pristine.

In end end it's made to be played, but up to you.

Tamiya 02-25-2013 10:54 PM

How's the grip under the shrinkwrap on that?
Much of my oldies of that era with synthetic Dura+ has gone to mush :(
dunno whether to call it dry rot or just rubber degradation.

makinao 02-26-2013 02:13 AM

Playing with it will give you much, much, MUCH more pleasure and satisfaction than just looking at it.

Hannah19 02-26-2013 02:22 AM

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Originally Posted by makinao (Post 7236764)
Playing with it will give you much, much, MUCH more pleasure and satisfaction than just looking at it.

Can't agree more.....get a nice leather grip and string it up with old fashioned syn gut at 70 lbs and go for it.!!!

coachrick 02-26-2013 04:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Hannah19 (Post 7236770)
Can't agree more.....get a nice leather grip and string it up with old fashioned syn gut at 70 lbs and go for it.!!!

70# in a mid+ ??? Your elbow and ears must be tougher than mine :)

DustinW 02-26-2013 04:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tamiya (Post 7236676)
How's the grip under the shrinkwrap on that?
Much of my oldies of that era with synthetic Dura+ has gone to mush :(
dunno whether to call it dry rot or just rubber degradation.

Yes, the grip has completely disintegrated.

Quote:

Originally Posted by makinao (Post 7236764)
Playing with it will give you much, much, MUCH more pleasure and satisfaction than just looking at it.

You are absolutely correct. I'm going to put a new grip on it, string it up, and give it a hit this weekend.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hannah19 (Post 7236770)
Can't agree more.....get a nice leather grip and string it up with old fashioned syn gut at 70 lbs and go for it.!!!

Funny you mention that. In high school, I played with a Graphite II and I strung it with syn gut in the low 70s. But I think I'll go with a poly in the mid 50s instead.

Hannah19 02-26-2013 05:16 AM

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Originally Posted by coachrick (Post 7236918)
70# in a mid+ ??? Your elbow and ears must be tougher than mine :)

The older Prince models can handle these tensions if you put a nice flexy string in it.
Old Gamma Gut 1 15L at 70 lbs would be an ideal set up for me.
Plenty top spin and ample power.

Besides, if you put the machine on 70 you'll be lucky to end up at 65 anyway.

Sinner 02-27-2013 11:02 AM

Nice! My highschool buddy used (and probably still does) play with that! Great find!

fortun8son 02-27-2013 12:33 PM

These frames were designed with syngut in mind.
I hope you are not disappointed with poly in this baby.

makinao 02-27-2013 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by fortun8son (Post 7240183)
These frames were designed with syngut in mind.
I hope you are not disappointed with poly in this baby.

I've got a CTS Synergy DB 24 OS and a POG OS with poly on them. I'm not disappointed.

DustinW 02-27-2013 07:47 PM

New grip and strung with Solinco Tour Bite 16 at 56#. It came out to be 341 grams (12.05 oz) and 7 points HL.

Too bad I have to wait 3 more days to play with it. :(

Tamiya 02-28-2013 02:24 AM

yeah was tinkering on a 1987 Response 110 tonite, that came up to 338g before OG.
They're surprisingly heavier than they look/feel. :)

makinao 02-28-2013 06:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DustinW (Post 7240980)
It came out to be 341 grams (12.05 oz) and 7 points HL.

Gotta love those kinds of specs. Look ma, no lead tape!


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