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New Prince Classic Graphite takes you back to the future

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Looking to play tennis like your did 20 years ago?

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I can't help your with that, but thanks to Prince bringing back newer models of some of their popular older frames, you now can play with a racquet that you used 20 years ago.

Case in point are the 2013 updates to the Prince Graphite, one of the most popular racquets of the 1980s and 90s.

You will remember Andre Agassi crushing forehands wearing those denim jean shorts and Michael Chang outlasting opponent after opponent with this frame. If you were playing tennis in the 1980s and 90s, chances are you tried this racquet out at some point.

And you probably liked it.

Now there are updated modern versions of that same frame with the Prince Classic Graphite 100 and 107 models.

If you liked the old Prince Graphite, you will love this "throwback" model.

The refresh still has the same feel and play of the original. If you like stability and a consistent feel, this frame is a great option.

Take a good look at the new frame. Back are the 19mm beam and the famous Cross Bar Stabilizer that makes the frame recognizable.

Baseliners will love the cuts they can take with this stick and serve-and-volleyers will love the feel the Classic Graphite gives you on low volleys and touch angles.

The frame weighs just less than 12 oz. and it feels light.

Prince hopes by releasing updated versions of past racquets, they will have a frame that meets every need of today's tennis players.

“This is an extremely important launch for Prince as it marks the beginning of a new era for the brand and especially for the Prince consumer product strategy,” explains Mike Ballardie, CEO of Prince Global Sports. “Our 2013 - 2014 racquet line will meet the needs of every player at every level. No longer will we be offering just one technology for all customers. We are listening to what the consumer wants, and this is evident not only in the Fall release but will also be followed through in the new product offerings planned for January 2014 and future seasons.”

A cool retro look and feel, with all the modern technology thrown it- it's the new Prince Classic Graphite series. Don't play like you used to 20-30 years ago, but play with that same trusted frame- the Prince Classic Graphite.

For more information on Prince racquets and Prince Tennis, visit www.princetennis.com, or follow Prince Tennis on twitter at @prince_tennis and on facebook at www.facebook.com/PrinceTennis.

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