gracait, it's only $5. Unless he is like my son who didn't eat for 2 days because he spent all his money on concert tickets he can afford it. It's a good racket to play with, even if not as nice feeling as the POG. I break mine out from time to time and enjoy hitting with it.@tennisboy2121 , Forget it. I have had more Princes than you have had birthdays including just about every 90(93") Prince made. If you think you need a Prince 90 (93") in 14x18 get a POG 4 stripe and/or a Graphite Pro. If you think you need to delve just a bit deeper then get a Graphtech DB 90. Otherwise jump to the future at least a decade in Prince, then continue to explore.
How does the Spectrum 90 compare to the POG 90, POG 4 stripe and Graphite Pro in terms of power feel?@tennisboy2121 , Forget it. I have had more Princes than you have had birthdays including just about every 90(93") Prince made. If you think you need a Prince 90 (93") in 14x18 get a POG 4 stripe and/or a Graphite Pro. If you think you need to delve just a bit deeper then get a Graphtech DB 90. Otherwise jump to the future at least a decade in Prince, then continue to explore.
It was, at one point around 87 to 88, one of the most popular (*if not the most popular) frame in the market for its looks and playability. It plays great. Just a bit heavy for today’s standards, but it is a nice stick,I found one of these rackets for $5. Is it worth picking it up. I am a huge prince fan but don't have much knowledge or experience with this model or 80s sticks. I am a 5.5 all court player, was a top ranked Jr. I dont like swing weight over 335 but it might be fun.
Yeah, they came out in 1986I remember my mom and dad buying me two brand new Prince Spectrum’s in around 1986’ish. I forget exactly when they came out. They felt great, but the white paint came off pretty easily. I remember using things like white-out to try and keep it looking new.
I wanted the yellow one soooo bad as a kid, but my parents would never cave... Still looking for one at a good price as a 44 yr old!The white paint/coating was prone to cracking where the head meets the throat.
I never liked them as much as the graphite, but they were quite popular. Also came in yellow
for a limited time.
Correct, coachrick. The middle one is one of the first versions as it has the squared off bumper guard and says "spectrum comp series 90" on the throat as opposed to the other two that say "spectrum comp 90". Of those two, I can tell which one of them is newer as it has the grip size printed on the butt cap instead of on the side of the throat. It may just be my three racquets, but they get a little lighter as they get newer. The oldest one weighs 373.5 grams strung with an overgrip, the middle one 361, and the later version 354.5. All strung identically and with the leather grips still intact.Looks like one earlier one(middle) with the squared off bumper guard(or maybe an early replacement bumper?).
Certainly enjoyed stringing those...about 12 minutes once the frame was mounted
The always hit like plaster to me.