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    Do you know anyone alive who actually uses the stock leather grip ?

    I always put an overgrip on them, but I prefer having the leather grip.
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    Time to replace my raquets, but no idea what to get

    What about something like the ProKennex Ki 15 (300)? The Prince 107G would be my second thought.
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    Which Pro Kennex racquet to buy

    I'd be looking at the Ki Q+ 15, or the Ki 15 if you want a little more weight. Both are 105". The only thing that might take a little adjusting to is that they are extended frames, 27.5" instead of the standard 27". I personally like extended frames, I use a Prince Graphite Longbody (which...
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    Help suggest racquets I can try/ demo

    I agree with the rest. Try a change of string/tension first. Go to the midplus version of the radical, and if you want to try the POG again, the phantoms have the 100g, 100g LB, and 107g, the entire phantom line is pretty easy on the arm.
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    No more Prince Beast Pro LB?

    LB (particularly 28" versions) just don't sell well. The new 100G LB is probably the closest thing.
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    Any Prince Phantom 100G Comparisons to the PCG 100 (or LB versions)

    For those that have played with the LB, which version of the PCG LB did you have I have one from 2008, and three from the ~2014 runs, and the newer runs feel completely different. Weight is very polarized in the handle/tip, harder on the arm, whereas my 2008 feels like all the weight is in the...
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    Gamma Big Bubba 29

    I played with one for like 5 minutes maybe 15 years ago, biggest racquet on the market. It was like hitting with a trampoline.
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    Pure Aero line and Babolat users, especially those with arm issues, how have you made your racquet more comfortable (and safe)?

    If arm problems are a concern, I'd say look at ProKennex, easily the most arm friendly frame I've ever hit with.
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    racket buy doubt

    I'd avoid a shorter than standard racquet. If you choke up on the racquet and still want the same reach as those that don't, look into an extended frame, your options are pretty limited though. And "designed for women"? It's a tennis racquet, gender has nothing to do with it.
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    Extended length racquets with good control (Babolat PA+, Dunlop CX 200+, ProKennex Ki Q+ 5X Pro)

    Have the ProKennex. Easily one of the most arm friendly racquets I've ever hit with. I like the weight/sw, offers easy power without sacrificing control. You get used to the 'sand' sound very quickly. I prefer an open pattern, so I felt like my spin was missing a bit compared to my main...
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    Low power beginners racquet?

    the new prince phantom 107g would be an option as mentioned. It's oversized but lower powered (relative to most OS frames). ProKennex Ki 15 (300) would be another, lighter than the 107g, heavier than your head graphene. ProKennex frames are super arm friendly, which is nice.
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    Extended Length Users -- Difference between a 28" and 27.5" Racquet

    I've been using the POG LB for quite a while, I never had issues adjusting to the length. My 2008 is balanced *completely* differently to the 2014ish ones, and it's super easy to swing despite being the same static weight. I don't know what Prince changed with the 2014 re-release, but they...
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    Is a Prince Phantom 93P 18x20 a good racket for a 5.0?

    I used to use the 93 POG recreationally. The racquet really makes you work, but it's rewarding when you do. The problem, as others said, comes from when you have to play defensively. If you like the feel of the 93p, I'd look at one of the 100 options if you want to stick with prince.
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    Prince Official - Racquets

    Hopefully the longbody weight distribution isn't as wonky as the 2014ish release. I've got one from 2008 and three from the second group, and the balance of the 2008 is so much better for me, weight is more evenly distributed, whereas the 2014 ones the weight is all in the handle and the head...
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    Modern equivalent for Ozone Tour?

    I'd think one of the prince phantoms would be similar. Maybe the Phantom 100 that has the o-ports? ProKennex makes incredibly arm friendly racquets, I'd check them too.
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    that new POG

    There is one thread about the phantom graphites, Release is late september/late october apparently. TW staff said the flex is similar to other phantoms, I'd guess upper 50s.
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    Pro Kennex Copper ace 90 RA?

    If you know how to measure RA, I think I have one in my closet
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    that new POG

    Japan has two Phantom Graphites. A 100, and 107. TW said they also have a 100LB. - Phantom Graphite 107 - Phantom Graphite 100
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    What is your reason not to buy Wilson RF 97?

    What company doesn't make things in China nowadays.
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    POG OS lead question

    I forget what 1" of lead weighs, but I personally have ~6" total at 10/2, and another 4-5" under the grip. I don't like lead at 12, makes it feel really slow to me.
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    Racket opinions?

    Look at an older generation of racquet by volkl/yonex/etc. You can find them new for under $100 usually, and used for much less.
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    Do you always root for players of your nationality?

    No, if it's between too players I like or have no idea who they are, I'll root for my country. But it's rarely the main factor.
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    Worth Buying The Volkl PB 10 Mid Now?

    The PB10 was very low powered when I played it, it felt very similar to my pog mid. A little more power/spin and a little softer.
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    PowerAngle playtest - first impressions

    The powerangle racquets are very cool, I only demo'd the pro but my hitting partner immediately complained because my regular groundstrokes jumped up about 12-18" higher from the added spin. Serves and returns also benefited from the power/spin gain compared to my pog 93" My only issue with...
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    Is 11pts Headlight too headlight?

    my pog mid is roughly 8pts. my longbody is somewhere around 14. Too headlight does reduce the power you get but it makes the racquet very maneuverable.
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    This question about Racquets is to long to type so click for more thank you!

    Clicking that orange demo button and then selecting a grip size is hard, isn't it. There's not a lot of interest in the warrior line, Prince has been promoting the rebel and tour far too much for anyone to really care about another stick that is just a flexier version of the exo3black. If...
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    Need to decide between the 5 choices..there i a video

    Racquet companies have completely different feels, even with their least-technological advanced sticks. A Prince original graphite feels way different than a Wilson prostaff which feels different from a Head prestige. If you aren't a finesse player, you'll never notice the exo3 ports.
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    Need advice on new racquet

    Pure drives are very harsh racquets with a ton of power, they aren't exactly known for control or comfort.
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    Volkl Marketing

    Fujigen factories churn out some fantastic stuff. from racquets to guitars.
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    Is my string dead already?

    poly notches and stops sliding. you'll notice a complete loss of spin/control. strings lose tension no matter what you put them in, racquets or instruments. if you've ever played a string instrument (guitar/violin/cello/etc) you'll know that when you first tune with new strings that you have...