Recent content by B Cubed

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    Prince Official - Racquets

    Oh this should be a good thread if it's not already been done - 'Princes in the Bag' 1.) Prince Classic Graphite 107 (POG from 2013, slightly lighter, less plush, but still awesome feel with spin and control) 2.) Prince Tour 100 18x20 (current go to stick, reminds me of an old school radical...
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    Prince Official - Racquets

    I've recently been hitting with the Tour 18x20 again. I got some lead strategically placed in the hoop to firm up the O Port feel. I can hit from the baseline all day. Such an under-rated racket. IMO a modern version of an old school radical twin tube.
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    Prince phantom 107G

    I hate to say this, but I've demoed the 107G twice, and I didn't really notice the difference in string pattern from the POG. For those with more experience with both, how big is the difference? I prefer semi-closed string patterns historically. And the POG has really been the only open string...
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    Phantom 100p vs Phantom 107G

    True, I'm a full bed multi man. And it only took me a life time of playing tennis to realize a low-mid range is my sweet spot for tensions. Ironically, as I'm getting older (mid-40's), I'm finding it easier to play with more mass, my sweet spot is around 11.75 oz.
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    Phantom 100p vs Phantom 107G

    Probably the pop for the 107G. It is a little less powered than the Phantom 100p. What I've liked about both versions of the 100P has been the additional pop it brings to the phantom family. It's some reliable mass based power you get. So, if I can probably add the appropriate weight to get the...
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    Phantom 100p vs Phantom 107G

    Gang, I'm looking for a potential new go-to racket. And I keep going back and forth between staying in the Phantom P line, or going back to my roots with an OS. I believe this topic was covered some place, but I couldn't find it while searching. About my rackets - My go-to MP is the Prince...
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    What's the Difference between the POGs?

    I had a good session with a demo yesterday; my first chance to really try it. It was really decent.
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    What's the Difference between the POGs?

    I feel a little bad for saying this, but I have been continuing to love the PCG 107 (2013 model with the white print). I've got it a little lower in weight (lighter grip, weight re-alignment, and 17 gauge strings). It's my understanding that the PCG 107 is a little crisper (somewhat brassy)...
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    What racquet "technology" have you actually liked?

    Someone already mentioned O Ports, agree there. I think Prince's Textreme has been a solid upgrade. It has reminded me of a good version the HEAD Intelligence. It has a crisp feeling in the throat, but very comfortable. Otherwise - Graphite, my old school HEAD Radical and POG 107 can't be beaten.
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    Nike Court Air Zoom Vapor Pro 2021

    These look a lot more promising than the Vapor Reacts. I agree with consensus here on the prior iterations, which were awesome.
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    Do you know of a completely octagonal handle?

    This is my world. Using Prince rackets, but looking for something that is closer to a Wilson/HEAD palette, I put strips of electric tape down the side bevels. It slightly increases size, I usually use a thin grip. But, it gets closer to the feel you are looking for.
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    Your favorite classic HEAD Racket.

    I actually still have an FP. When you hit at the very top of the bed, you can actually feel it bend back. Very odd feeling for sure.
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    What was the original Radical supposed to 'be'?

    Yes, but the Twin Tubes (zebra and candy cane) definitely felt more flexy. I always believed it was the stability of the POG cross bar. I just recently scored what looks to be a really good condition Zebra... I'm anxiously awaiting.
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    Prince phantom 107G

    I will try to get my hands on a demo at some point. I'm very interested. I've had a POG OS in my bag for many a year.
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    Oversize - String Tension to make up for lack of Control?

    I use around 62lbs, full multi in my POG 107 ('13 edition). It feels the right amount of pocketing and control. I think I use about similar in my Head OS Ltd. Different racket characteristics with standing.