Was there ever a POG 90 (93") Longbody?

graycrait

Hall of Fame
Title says it all. I have M. Chang LBs in 95" both graphite and titanium, M. Chang graphite LB OS in graphite and LB 690 (95") 16x20 & 730 (97") 14x18. I was wondering if there was a POG 90 LB 28"?
 

graycrait

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@PBODY99 , @dak95_00 , @Ultra 2 , Thanks, I hadn't see anything like that either but I saw something on the auction site that gave me pause. I think the title/description was unclear as it was a Prince Longbody case but with a 4-stripe POG 90 partially pictured. I asked the person selling to measure the racket but I got no response.

Change of subject, I never realized how many 28"+ rackets were being made in the 90's. I think it is somehow counter intuitive but the Chang LB OS is lighter than the Chang LB 95 by nearly a half ounce. TW's racket finder sure is fun to track down rackets by specs once you uncheck the "current models only" box. I am trying to stay away from longbodies that don't have a throat bridge. You have to draw the line somewhere:) Also the Precision 730LB and the 690LB play appreciably stiffer than any of the Chang Longbodies. Without obtaining a Chang OS Ti LB I can't really tell which of the Changs play the best for me but right now the Ti 95 is #1, with the Graphite 95" #2.

@travlerajm , I took an XTP cap to a Spectrum Comp OS and to a Spectrum Comp 90, using leather spacers I brought them to 28". Maybe Conan the Barbarian could play with them but not me to any extent. Swinging a 2x6 isn't much different. I didn't want to sully any of my 9 POG 90s with an XTP buttcap.:)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB841969188471552000
 
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dak95_00

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@PBODY99 , @dak95_00 , @Ultra 2 , Thanks, I hadn't see anything like that either but I saw something on the auction site that gave me pause. I think the title/description was unclear as it was a Prince Longbody case but with a 4-stripe POG 90 partially pictured. I asked the person selling to measure the racket but I got no response.

Change of subject, I never realized how many 28"+ rackets were being made in the 90's. I think it is somehow counter intuitive but the Chang LB OS is lighter than the Chang LB 95 by nearly a half ounce. TW's racket finder sure is fun to track down rackets by specs once you uncheck the "current models only" box. I am trying to stay away from longbodies that don't have a throat bridge. You have to draw the line somewhere:) Also the Precision 730LB and the 690LB play appreciably stiffer than any of the Chang Longbodies. Without obtaining a Chang OS Ti LB I can't really tell which of the Changs play the best for me but right now the Ti 95 is #1, with the Graphite 95" #2.

@travlerajm , I took an XTP cap to a Spectrum Comp OS and to a Spectrum Comp 90, using leather spacers I brought them to 28". Maybe Conan the Barbarian could play with them but not me to any extent. Swinging a 2x6 isn't much different. I didn't want to sully any of my 9 POG 90s with an XTP buttcap.:)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB841969188471552000
You adding length to the Spectrum reminds me of my younger days when I played much more golf. I once added 4 inches to a driver. I could hit it an extra 30 yards or more when I connected. It was much heavier and it made controlling it difficult. I learned that the extra distance wasn’t worth the extra lack of control. I was better off hitting fairways regularly than with extra straight distance occasionally.
 

Ultra 2

Semi-Pro
Mid 1990’s is when technology brought the beginning of the lighter racquets. It was then when they were able to make frames 1” longer without drastically changing the swing weight. This was when the MC LB was born.

Adding 1” to a stock POG 90 would make it un-swingable. Mind you this is coming from a guy that is currently swinging a 13oz frame. Not sure how Michael himself was able to swing that. Perhaps Prince made him a lighter POG 110 that was extended? Not sure.
 

mhkeuns

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In the 80’s, a Northridge based company called MatchMate produced the 28” frame that was pretty popular among the high school players. It was a powerful frame and hated hitting against a good player using it.
 
Mid 1990’s is when technology brought the beginning of the lighter racquets. It was then when they were able to make frames 1” longer without drastically changing the swing weight. This was when the MC LB was born.

Adding 1” to a stock POG 90 would make it un-swingable. Mind you this is coming from a guy that is currently swinging a 13oz frame. Not sure how Michael himself was able to swing that. Perhaps Prince made him a lighter POG 110 that was extended? Not sure.
If a stock POG mid is 325 SW, then adding an inch would push SW to about 360, which is about optimal for high level performance in my opinion. :)
 

graycrait

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@Ultra 2 , @dak95_00 , @Sanglier , @travlerajm , @PBODY99 , I sent an email to the seller of this item number on the big auction site: 113786265769

He said he measured it and is 28" long. I told him it would be better if he added a picture with a tape measure clearly showing that this racket is 28". I told him it looks like a POG 90 and there is no evidence there was ever one made at 28". I told him it may be a nice aftermarket conversion. He told me he would post a picture in the ad showing it was 28". The case obviously does not match the racket. I have a Precision 730 Longbody and that racket is clearly a POG 4-stripe. Out of my 9 POG 90s I have 4 4-stripes, 2 of each of each iteration. As a retiree on a fixed income my wife watches my racket purchasing like a hawk with some good humor and I just purchased a 28" Spalding "just because." So another racket right on the heels of the Spalding is a no go. But someone who cares needs to buy that racket and take the leather grip off and see what it might be if it is indeed 28".
 

Ultra 2

Semi-Pro
I don’t how that could be 28”. Nothing in the frame geometry screams that it is extended. Also, it has a Prince calfskin grip on it and there is no way it can stretch an extra 1” especially on a L4 grip. My guess that it is a POG 90 in stock OEM form.
 

graycrait

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I don’t how that could be 28”. Nothing in the frame geometry screams that it is extended. Also, it has a Prince calfskin grip on it and there is no way it can stretch an extra 1” especially on a L4 grip. My guess that it is a POG 90 in stock OEM form.
I think you need this racket just to disprove the sellers assertion!:)
 

PSC85

Semi-Pro
That’s regular midsize POG 90. Just the cover is for long body frame. Good deal though a total spin machine


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dak95_00

Hall of Fame
The seller doesn’t know the difference between the case and the racquet. They’re not a matching pair. It’s just a regular POG 90 without a suede case and with a Precision 730 Longbody case.
 
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