POG comes thru

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by maverick447, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. maverick447

    maverick447 New User

    Dec 27, 2004
    Foster City CA
    Its been almost 9mths since I got this POG OS . I wasnt too comfortable about playing with it as I used to play with the head Radical Tour OS and was more forgiving .

    The folks at TW asked me persist with POG and iron out my shot mechanics and ive seen some positive changes . After 9 months , I like the racquet better . I ve observed the following :

    The optimal string tension for me was 56-57 . I tried string this initially around 65 and was not feeling comfortable .

    1 . I have a kickserver , I was able to generate more spin .
    2 . Forehands have more topspin and bite.

    All in all it seems to be a more friendlier stick now. I dont think I am gonna revert to my old racquet .

    One a different note I see players in my club (irrespective of their game ) make it a point to upgrade their racquets . What should be the prime motive to move to a newer type of racquet ? Is there a newer type of racquet that plays similar to the POG ?
  2. Gaines Hillix

    Gaines Hillix Hall of Fame

    Feb 11, 2004
    Motives for changing racquets vary with the individual, of course. Some people do it because they think it's cool to come out on the court with the newest $200 stick, others like to experiment, some change because their game has improved so they want to move up to a racquet suited for a more advanced player or they blame their current racquet for their poor play and go on a search for the holy grail of racquets that is going to turn them into the next Roger Federer :) . If the POG is working well for you, work on your technique and conditioning and forget about the racquet.

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