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Old 06-03-2005, 05:12 AM   #8
Gaines Hillix
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Originally Posted by POGO
Great article. I was quite surprised that it was Bentley Fortissimo that introduced the first Oversize Racket back in 1972. This was about two years before Prince introduced their first oversize, the POG OS, and yet Prince got the credit for introducing the first oversize....Hmmmmmmmmm.
Actually, the POG OS wasn't the first Prince OS frame. I have a Prince OS that has a 100% aluminum frame with a large plastic insert in the throat area. It's a bit odd shaped from too many encounters with the court! I believe the Graphite Classics(what we now call POGs) were not introduced until the early 1980s.
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