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Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Ross K, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Meaghan

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    Yeah it was a project I thought might be worthy but the vc95 hits like an apd anyway. I'll let torres work that one out, I've asked him for a hit as he lives fairly close.
     
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    The vc95 hits like an apd? Are you high man? The vc95 plays like a mid...
     
  3. Meaghan

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    Yes and yes, goodnight ;)
     
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    Meaghan,

    What gauge of Hyperion did you use as a cross with Tour bite? Vcore plays like an APD???? Hmmmm...............
     
  5. Ross K

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    RHs,

    Re the absolute myth of Cortex being bad for you...

    Yes, says WHO exactly?:confused:

    I've got an APD/C which I go to from time to time and I haven't felt any adverse reaction, no niggles, no pains, zero. And as for this nonsensical chatter about 'Cortexing' and the supposed addictive dangers, etc, I can only conclude it's malicious gossip put forward by rival companies... I mean, come on?!

    BTW, just for fun, I thought it might be nice to post up our pictures. Here I am at the keyboard, just 2 minutes ago writing the very above words.

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    :)
     
  6. esgee48

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    Youse RHs are crazy! Like your wardrobe. Do you wear it around the house? :twisted:
     
  7. Meaghan

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    1.18 and strung at the same tension. But after using mosquito bite I would go with that instead.

    Let me clear up the apd= vc I didn't mean they play the same just that they both hit a big ball. Fed is right it plays like a mid but with the power boost of (say) an apd.
     
  8. Ross K

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    Hey esgee, well, re the wardrobe, I have noticed since hitting with the APD/C I've shed a few pounds and so my clothes are kind of hanging off me a bit. :)
     
  9. Ross K

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    Meags,

    You feeling confident re you Liverpool boys and the FA Cup?
     
  10. Meaghan

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    Confident, no, when you're in the final there's a kinda numbness. I think chelsea are playing well but suarez is on fire. I actually think it will be a good game with goals. Kenny needs to pick the right team, no carroll, no spearing, no carra and we'll win, we will get behind their defense much more than they will.

    Penalties again which of course we will win ....

    Legs have just gone to jelly ;)
     
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    Looking for a good string/hybrid for my PS95
    Looking for a little bit of "easy" power and spin potential.
    Any suggestions?
     
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    Gut/cofocus 18 at 55/53
     
  13. Murray_fan1

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    I see from your posts that you have used mosquito bite with BHB7. Have you tried it yet with tour bite? What about solinco outlast? It comes in a nice thin gauge (1.15) good playability and would look goatish in your VCore with the Tour bite mains.
     
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    808: any more QTouring or was that about it?
     
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    Am I the only RH who liked the TF Speedflex 315?

    A very APD-like frame but a bit more solid in the hoop. Wide open pattern, massive spin, big power, very enjoyable serve stick. But as NBM said in a review I recall, it just needed to swing faster. Frustratingly the one fatal flaw was it did indeed seem to lag behind the ball a bit and swing sluggishly. Anyhow, said it before, TF needs to tweak this and come up with a newer and slightly improved version. You'd imagine they could rack up some huge sales as the 100" tweenerish market is vast. I'd certainly give it a look.

    No-one else ever hit with a TF SF 315?
     
  16. Fed Kennedy

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    You may be the only one who tried it. What about the 300g version? I kind of miss my 320...wondering what my next rh score is...it could be rd7 time. Im getting gut poly for both vcores right now...i have a wild itch for like a POG os or perhaps one of thos crazy spec racs like the k95xl...
     
  17. Ross K

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    Like with me and the TFlashing I refer to in the above post, maybe 808 wants to slightly keep it on the quiet about the QTouring. I mean, some people are quick to pass judgement and to ridicule. I remember well one poor ex-TT member hounded off the boards for the misunderstood persuit of Rapturing. The same situation also occurred of course with a few members whose taste re Organix Oversizing were openly debated. It's common knowledge that TT headquarters certainly frowns upon Bio Maxing... So, yep, a bit of discretion is sometimes called for.
     
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    Never tried the lighter version TF SF but I certainly liked the 315 enough to want to look at future versions... I do like a mainly black PJ too (okay, you can take or leave the Zeus image thingy!)

    The RD7 is such an individual and quirky frame. Definitely not everyone's cup of tea. Nothing really quite like it for me. Low power yet hits MASSIVE. Just beautifully solid - granite solid. There's body and heft for sure. Get in the groove serve-wise and this serves missiles. Feel and control is stupendously good. Anyway, it's a bloody great frame imo - a real RH's frame of, er, wonderous awesomeness - if you've got the chops for it... Bruguera, Rios, and a few others Yonex users from the past certainly liked it.
     
  19. Power Player

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  20. Ross K

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    Gads, believe or not but I have not hit a single ball since my first swing with the QTour a couple of weeks back. Swamped with work, not enough spare time. Hope my schedule clears a little once outdoor season starts proper. I definitely plan on hitting with the QT again.

    Ross, I had a brief fling with both the Speedflex 315 (old cosmetic) and 300 (new cosmetic). I liked both but felt that neither did anything significantly better than my Pure Drive so I didn't investigate further. The 315 is more powerful than the 300, but that could probably easily be fixed with some lead. Both frames are very comfortable, most likely due to the silicone in the handle, but they were less forgiving than a PD in play, especially under pressure. The TF bags are still the best in the market though, IMO.


    I've secretly been fantasising about Stan-like backhands and red and white YY frames for a couple of days now, but shhhhh, don't tell anyone...
     
  22. syke

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    Blue poly is the YY Poly Tour Spin... Surprisingly you found the 97 powerful considering the strings are rather low powered.
     
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    Also Gads, heres a comparison pic of my QT on top of a IG Prestige Mid. Note that the PK handle is a bit shorter...

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    There's some distortion which makes the upper hoop look a bit weird, just ignore that. Click for bigger.

    Plus a couple of other random snaps of the frame:

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  24. Ross K

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    808,

    Interesting comments above re TF SF 315... and no worries, I'll keep quiet about the fantasizing!


    BigM,

    Any updated thoughts to post re that certain Swiss baseliner's frame - LOL!


    syke,

    Hey, nice profile pic.:grin: Who is that in the beach gear?
     
  25. Ross K

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    VCoring RHs,

    Q. In reality, is the 95" head-size actually exactly the same as a Wilson 6.1?
     
  26. JGads

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    Thank you kindly, sir. ...

    Yep, that's the short handle I was afraid of. Totally Prestige MPish (pre IG) in that regard, and that was always one of my top gripes. I can wrap an overgrip all the way up to where the throat splits off but when I used to do that with Prestige MPs, it still felt a little off. So that's the main hurdle. Still a must-try frame for me, but I wish every frame could have a Yonex- or a PK7G-length handle.
     
  27. Meaghan

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    Put mine against club coaches n95 today and there's very little in it, just squarer than round.
     
  28. esgee48

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    Ross K: I think Sykes avatar is a youngish Anna K (is she related to you?) from 'behind.'
     
  29. BigM

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    Hey Syke,

    Thanks for naming the string. I hope it is available soon as I found it to be a really nice poly. In regards to the power I was referring to it being more powerful when compared to a Prestige Mid Plus or my current setup the Prince Exo Tour 100. I just loved that setup. Such a smooth combination. I'm still waiting to get out on the court to compare the 97 and 95. The 95 was just a little bit too much racket for me.

    BigM
     
  30. Ross K

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    Ah but of course, the rather popular and attractive Anna K (no relation, unfortunately, ahem). Thanks for your assistance with this matter, esgee. :)

    Actually, I may see if I can find a pic to post up again of one of my faves from the female game - the slightly unheralded Simona Halep. However, as those who have previously, er "caught an eyeful" could testify (in the interests of helping my fellow RHs learn more about the great depths of talent that reside on the woman's tour, I've felt duty-bound on several occasions over recent years to post up pictures of Miss Halep), well... as in your case, the proper option would also be to post photos of Simona only from behind... trust me on that.:wink:
     
  31. Power Player

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    Hit with a Radical IG MP yesterday. Add to the list the Yonex XI 100 and Wilson Juice a few weeks back before I went out of town.

    Anyway, nothing really grabbed me. The Radical feels good, has a lot of power actually, but the flex makes it tough to control. A friend of mine is demoing so I just grab sticks from him.

    Yonex was similar in terms of the feel was ok, the spin was ok and nothing stood out. It didnt suck, but nothing grabbed me.

    Wilson Juice..very nice stick..ok spin, power was good....very stiff. It is stiffer than a 6.1, which hits stiffer than a pure drive to me, even though the #s don't show that. I like wilsons...actually love wilsons, but the juice seemed like it was too stiff and could hurt after a while. Definitely a gut candidate.
     
  32. Power Player

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    Also got my Pros Pros Hexaspin twist.

    I love the packaging. I know it is soft, but could I hybrid this string with good results? Really trying to avoid full jobs.
     
  33. Ross K

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    Re Hexaspin Twist, why couldn't you hybrid it? I did hybrid it with Bab Nvy and early thoughts were it was pretty nice indeed, though I didn't get a chance to check this out too thoroughly.
     
  34. Power Player

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    Perfect, some folks were suggesting full jobs but I am going to avoid that. Basically I want a nice setup for my backup, and gut poly as my main setup.

    Hexa/nvy is what I was planning.
     
  35. Ross K

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    Help me out here RHs...

    First and foremost stability and solidness (not a hefty log though)... nice control/power... open pattern... and (the big one), with a 98" headsize...

    So what frames come to mind here here with this ^ description?
     
  36. ramos77

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    Try Donnay Pro One 97 (1 inch is close enough)
     
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    If you like modding, the Pro open
     
  38. Meaghan

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    Update on strings in the vc95d

    Great set up, BHB7/Mosquiti Bite @56lbs in the VC sadly only lasted the usual 6hrs with the last 4hrs or so being rather iffy lacking control, hitting long, not connected to the ball, the usual stuff...

    The one thing the poly hybrids were giving me in the Beckers was longevity, I was getting at least twice as much playtime. Probably down to stringing at lower tensions, dense pattern etc.

    Anyways I string so its not a biggie, Ive just struggled the last couple of outings which included a league match last night which we won.

    It actually makes me think that the cheap PP Hexaspin twist strung on a weekly basis is the way to go. Got another match tmoro, Ive got TB/Hyperion in my other VC but thats had a couple of heavy, wet sessions and doesnt feel great.

    Ive got VS gut in the bag so I may try that with a smooth poly cross @64/60 and a full poly job in the other, Ive been wanting to try this Pacific poly power black for a while, may string this up @58lbs.
     
  39. Ross K

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    Cheers mawashi and ramos ^^^.

    Just reading some feedback on the VC 98D... those reports of it being very stiff are kind of off-putting.
     
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    I think you may be looking for a stick that's not made :)

    Sticks appear to come in 2 varieties(at least the ones we talk about on here):

    320g strung sticks (apd, pd, pro open, etc) and the 340g plus sticks (BLX, V cores, Melbourne, PDR)

    The 330g range is fairly light on offerings. I guess the theory is that you'll use an extreme grip and heavy spin to take advantage of the lighter sticks and and use the mass of the 340g plus sticks to drive the ball.

    My igrp at 331g all in is great but it's fairly unique and somewhat straddles both worlds. Still, it's better at playing a heavy spin game as opposed to a flatter one.

    Tough choices :)
     
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    And the new Vcore 97 sounds like it is not good for driving the ball, and instead is better suited for moving the opponent around with spin. Which is why I left the EXO Tour.
     
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    Aerostorm ross, aerostorm.
     
  43. Fed Kennedy

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    Could be rdis200 syndrome...great feel with the so so power...need more reviews
     
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    What are you looking for exactly? A tweener that weighs 300 grams? I don't know if that is going to do it for you honestly in the long run. Just because you seem to prefer some beef.

    If you want a tweener - PDR 2012 honestly would be the one for most of the holics in here as we all seem to like sticks that weigh in the high 330s or more.
     
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    The Aerostorm or Aerostorm Tour? Either way, an interesting shout. I know very little about this range actually, certainly never hit with one.
     
  47. Ross K

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    Haha, I think you could be right.:)
     
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    If you like the pst and the apd, here you have their love child...comes in 2 weights, Id get the tour, thats just me, the weight makes the 1hbh so much easier...bab98 headsize is true 98, more forgiving than a 95. Frames are stiff though....certainly no worse than the drive series though
     
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    22mm beam, 55 flex on a tweener chassis...unique to say the least. Build quality secund to nun lol
     

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