Prince Mono - Alternatives?

I have been playing with the Prince Mono rackets for a couple of years now to a good standard. Whilst I have built up a collection and love the racket, I am looking for some other alternatives. They seem to be getting rarer any rarer. Any ideas? Preferably mono shaft, but open to suggestions, as I really like the characteristics of slice shots cutting through and good control on overheads/serves.



Thanks in advance!
 

graycrait

Hall of Fame
I too have a number of Monos and I occasionally hit with one. Right now I prefer Babolat Pure Storm 95 LTD GT+ and Pure Control 95+, both 95" 18x20. I would also throw the Volkl Tour 10 Mid and Wilson ROK 93 both 93" 18x20 in that group. Maybe add my Dunlop 2hundred 95" 18x20 or the Spaldiing ATP Pro Line 230 Midplus 95" 18x20. I think I need to extend one of my Monos 1/2".
 
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jxs653

Semi-Pro
Before I tried mono shaft type of racquet I thought stability would be a real issue with those racquets. But I couldn't be more wrong. I bought a Mach 1000 a while ago--the price was too good to pass--and I was pleasantly surprised that it is just as stable and it felt great in fact.
 
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dak95_00

Hall of Fame
I have been playing the Mono for many years now. I wasn’t looking to switch and really loved the touch and Mono shaft but was chosen to demo the Head Gravity S and LOVED it. The power was similar. The control is better. The touch is better.

Let me know if you’re interested in some Monos in 3/8 or 1/4. I have many.
 
I have been playing the Mono for many years now. I wasn’t looking to switch and really loved the touch and Mono shaft but was chosen to demo the Head Gravity S and LOVED it. The power was similar. The control is better. The touch is better.

Let me know if you’re interested in some Monos in 3/8 or 1/4. I have many.
I have sent you a PM about the Monos. What's the preferred string set up in the Prince Mono/Gravity S? Also which version of the Gravity S is it?
 
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BorgCash

Legend
I have been playing the Mono for many years now. I wasn’t looking to switch and really loved the touch and Mono shaft but was chosen to demo the Head Gravity S and LOVED it. The power was similar. The control is better. The touch is better.

Let me know if you’re interested in some Monos in 3/8 or 1/4. I have many.
Check my message about Mono.
 

dak95_00

Hall of Fame
Fischer also made one called the Mono 6. It has a flat, single shaft, with lots of flex.
I had a Fischer Pro Mono. They actually have a few models. I preferred the Prince because it packed more punch and was slightly bigger at 97 vs 95 which seemed much larger by comparison. I cannot remember the stringing pattern on the Fischer but the Prince Mono is 16x21 which gives a nice blend of power, spin, and control.

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I think the Fischer Monos I had were either 104 or 105 sq in. Very flexible, and to be honest, I felt them in my elbow more than I felt the Prince Mono.
 

n8dawg6

Legend
I have been playing the Mono for many years now. I wasn’t looking to switch and really loved the touch and Mono shaft but was chosen to demo the Head Gravity S and LOVED it. The power was similar. The control is better. The touch is better.

Let me know if you’re interested in some Monos in 3/8 or 1/4. I have many.
i may have already asked this ... how was the SW on the gravity S? on paper its lower than what i typically use
 

dak95_00

Hall of Fame
i may have already asked this ... how was the SW on the gravity S? on paper its lower than what i typically use
I like my racquets to feel very headlight. It’s light. By contrast I swing a Pure Aero that I just picked up at a thrift and it feels heavy. The specs are 307 and 327 respectively. I definitely prefer the lower number. I’d need to swing and get used to the higher number. Like I said, I like my racquets to feel light through the swing. Swingweight was never on my radar from a spec number until this racquet. I’d have to look up what the Mono is supposed to be but it’s definitely at or around a lower number vs the Pure Aero, the RF97, or other racquets I’ve never found to my liking. It’s odd because I’ve never had an issue with heavy racquets either. I always preferred the Prince Graphite 90 to the Wilson Classic 6.1 for the same swingweight spec. I always thought it was the open pattern but now I know. I believe it’s because I hit flat and the extra weight gives too much oomph to my shots where the lighter weight allows them to land deep and in the court.
 

graycrait

Hall of Fame
I like my racquets to feel light through the swing.
Just today I received my first Graphite Pro 110. Some TTr was touting its strengths so I thought it would go with the 3 Graphite Pro 90s I have and along with the 50+ other Princes.
Trouble is that it is currently 12.35oz/350g at only 4pts HL. I personally wish it were that weight at 8pts HL. In any case I strung it up with Volkl Cyclone Tour 16g at 56lbs and will get a hit with it Monday night against a 20yr old UTR 11ish dude. May he have mercy on my soul:)
 

n8dawg6

Legend
I like my racquets to feel very headlight. It’s light. By contrast I swing a Pure Aero that I just picked up at a thrift and it feels heavy. The specs are 307 and 327 respectively. I definitely prefer the lower number. I’d need to swing and get used to the higher number. Like I said, I like my racquets to feel light through the swing. Swingweight was never on my radar from a spec number until this racquet. I’d have to look up what the Mono is supposed to be but it’s definitely at or around a lower number vs the Pure Aero, the RF97, or other racquets I’ve never found to my liking. It’s odd because I’ve never had an issue with heavy racquets either. I always preferred the Prince Graphite 90 to the Wilson Classic 6.1 for the same swingweight spec. I always thought it was the open pattern but now I know. I believe it’s because I hit flat and the extra weight gives too much oomph to my shots where the lighter weight allows them to land deep and in the court.
gotcha, thats interesting. i am not a flat hitter at all, maybe thats why i gravitate toward a little higher SW
 
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