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    ------------- GAMMA BIG BUBBA ~ Club -------------

    Hey I'll join! I bought one of the original 32 inch long ones when they first came out, but haven't used it in a few years. Now that I'm about to turn 70 I pulled it out again and have been having an incredible amount of fun playing with it. It's truly an amazing racquet. The court feels...
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    1970,s prince graphite 2 ?

    Two different rackets with the same name. The flexible Graphite II came out in 1978.
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    1970,s prince graphite 2 ?

    It plays like the Graphite Comp, but has a throat bridge and a square beam like a POG.
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    1970,s prince graphite 2 ?

    I picked one up cheap the other day from the auction site. It's definitely not lighter. Mine weighs a little over 13 oz. It is very flexible though. It feels like the old classic aluminum frame with the green throat when you hit a ball. There's no grommets or head guard, and the finish is matt...
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    Prince Graphite 125

    I have a couple. They're both just shy of 13 ozs. and about an inch head light.
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    Prince Graphite II

    I just scored one of the original POG II's today, the one from 1978. It reminds me a lot of the new heavy POG 50th anniversary model. It also weighs a little over 13 oz. and has the same short grip, no head guard (or grommets), and Prince logo with the ball shooting out of the 'I'. It does feel...
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    Anyone using the POG 50th anniversary model?

    Yes, you're correct. The Classic Graphite is very much like the 4 stripe in shape and weight. The new Original Graphite frame looks like the older POG2, with the cross bar lower and the shorter grip. The frame has a thin boxy look with less rounded edges. It weighs about an ounce more than the...
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    Anyone using the POG 50th anniversary model?

    It's strung with Wilson NXT Duramax 16 for the mains, and Babolat VS Gut 17 for the crosses. Both are at 70 lbs. Well I just broke a string, and this time strung it with a full bed of Wilson NXT Comfort at 70 lbs. Still plays great.
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    Anyone using the POG 50th anniversary model?

    A little weird maybe. :) I was able to make the grip a bit longer by unwrapping the leather most of the way, and then re-wrapping it a little tighter. That brought the grip up to the throat. That made a big difference. I love the weight though.
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    Anyone using the POG 50th anniversary model?

    Idk, but I doubt it. It would also add a lot more weight. Some head tape would protect it a little too. I don't have any tape on mine, and I get a lot of scratches. It does kind of bug me. It feels like it's wearing out pretty fast.
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    Anyone using the POG 50th anniversary model?

    It's not a copy of the 4 stripe model. The previous re-make was very much closer to the 4 stripe. The new one is a clone of the very early versions, right down to the smaller grip and no head guard.
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    Anyone using the POG 50th anniversary model?

    Yes, mine is just over 13 oz. with a rubber band dampener. I have it strung at 70 lbs., just as they used to recommend. That combination of weight and tight strings is really fun to play with.
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    Anyone using the POG 50th anniversary model?

    I've been using it for about 3 weeks now, and really love it. I have a lot of other versions, but this is my favorite. I haven't seen much discussion on this forum from other folks that are using it. Anyone?
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    The weird racquet review

    Hi Dark Knight, I'm also a big fan of unusual racquets, and have used quite a few of the ones mentioned. (I really like the Blackburne DS-97 too, and own 2 of them.) I was wondering if you had a chance to try out the Big Bubba 32 inch? That is one of my favorite racquets, and I use it all the...
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    The two-handed forehand.

    Oh yea, the kick serve. No power, bounces too high, hurts your back....
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    The two-handed forehand.

    That's what they said about the 2 handed backhand back in the day. World's ugliest stroke, no reach, just for kids, etc. That's one reason reading old tennis instruction books is so much fun. They warn you against mistakes like the western forehand grip, hitting with an open stance, etc.
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    Prince Classic´s Thread

    There's a video on YouTube of Agassi playing an exhibition against Muster in 2015, and Agassi is using a POG.
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    Prince Classic´s Thread

    I recently picked up a few of those 1986-era Prince graphite and fiberglass rackets from the auction site. I got a Graphite Volley 110 and a Graphite Finalist 110. My first actual graphite racket was a Graphite Volley which I bought new back in '86 or so. I was really disappointed with it...
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    blackburne ds-97 !

    That unique dampened feel must come from the physics of hitting the ball with a box shape rather that a single flat plane. It's a shame other manufacturers don't experiment with that design. How about a double-strung Pure Drive?
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    blackburne ds-97 !

    A couple of years ago I ordered a new 107 from England for about $100, but they sent me the 97 by mistake. They then sent me the 107, but did not want me to bother to return the 97. So, I guess I got them each for about $50. To my surprise I much preferred the 97. I agree, they have a unique...
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    Prince Graphite LB Oversize

    My two oversize longbody frames are 317g and 322g strung, with the original leather grips. I also have the new classic version of the mid-plus longbody. It's about the same weight, 322g strung, but with a synthetic grip. I agree that it's a really nice racquet. It feels like it's stiffer and has...
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    Prince Graphite LB Oversize

    Back in the early 2000's I bought a couple of Prince Graphite LB mid-plus size racquets from TW. I used them for quite a few years. I would have bought the oversize version, but I didn't think they were available. I was excited to find and buy a couple of oversize models of the same racquet on...
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    Spaghetti Stringing

    Sorry if this is slightly off topic. I've been playing around lately with a pattern related to spaghetti stringing - the one where you don't alternate the weave of the crosses so you end up with 3 parallel planes of strings. The only thing I do differently is to only do it in the middle of the...
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    Specs for the 80's Prince Pro?

    I have a couple of Prince Pro's, and the specs are different. The older model weighs about 12.25 ounces and is 1/2 inch head light. The newer model with the boxy plastic piece above the grip weighs 12.95 ounces and is about 1 inch head light. I've wondered if the difference is because of the...
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    Prince Pro aluminum racquet versions question

    I restrung one of the frames and I don't think it had the same sweet feel. I wonder if I just like the feel of 30 yr. old strings.
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    Prince Pro aluminum racquet versions question

    Holy cr*p. That's a scary story. I just got another one in the mail today. It's the older, lighter version, in great condition, and still has the P on the srings. Perhaps I shouldn't restring it just yet. It hits great, btw. I'm going to be really disapointed if it turns out to be impossible to...
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    Prince Pro aluminum racquet versions question

    They're the 110 size. The cracks were on the shaft above the grip, and one also had cracks around the hoop. The plastic throat pieces were fine. The newer version has a bigger plastic piece at the top of the grip, but I now see that a lot of the Prince racquets of the time, like the Precision...
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    Prince Pro aluminum racquet versions question

    Was there more than one version of the Prince Pro (the black painted aluminum racquet). This year, for nostagia (I used to play with one many years ago), I bought one for cheap on ****. Unfortunately it came cracked, so I just threw it away. I bought another one, but afer using it for a few...
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    Stringing a Grommetless POG

    I just had it re-restrung because of the warnings about damaging the frame. I got 15L strings @ 55 lbs. I also had leather pads put in the original 2 places and also the 3 loops in the bridge. It definitely changed the sound of the ball hitting the strings. I get to actually try it out indoors...
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