Gamma Popular In Pittsburgh

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  1. Conquistador

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    I know a lot of people dont know too much about Gamma, but it is very popular here in pittsburgh. The corporate headquarters are in pittsburgh, and it is great to know the company is in my backyard. All of the best players use gamma products in my area. I know a lot of people that use gamma myself. I must say, gamma products are exceptional, durbable, and perform soo well. I recommend gamma products to anyone. Where I hit, they have gamma balls, i was amazed at how long the felt held. They're overgrips are extrordinary and their replacement grips are the gold standard as far as I am concerned. I just wished gamma would become more popular because theyre product is top of the class.
     
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  2. ollinger

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    Do people in Pittsburgh understand what the "Pros' Racquets and Gear" section is for? Gamma Zo is one of the most unplayable strings I've ever used, but your hometown enthusiasm is adorable.
     
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  3. Conquistador

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    Whenever you live in the City of Champions, you have to be enthusiastic. Penguins and Steelers have already won titles this year. The city is now known as Sixburgh. Pittsburgh has also been voted as most liveable city in the united states, yes pittsburgh is a city to be enthusiastic about.
     
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  4. Hey Moe!

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    I love Pittsburgh. It is a great city, one where I did my student teaching while in college in the mid '70s. The 'Burghers are great people, friendly and without the attitude you see in some cities.

    And yes, I root wildly for the Steelers and Penguins.

    That said, I don't see the attraction to Gamma products. Gamma has a number of good products, but they are sometimes overpriced.

    I particularly dislike Gamma balls. The felt does last, but it feels like I am hitting a baseball.

    Just my opinion.
     
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  5. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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    1. This belongs in the other equipment thread.
    2. Gamma's stuff is terrible IMO. Their balls feel like bouncing rocks and their Zo strings are unplayable for me. The Livewire stuff is decent in a hybrid, but there are better options. Gamma Supreme is a great grip however.
     
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  6. chris

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    do they use gammas rackets
     
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  7. Tennis Pirate

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    Back in my younger days my coach was sponsored by Gamma, and he was always pushing us to try out their sticks. I finally gave in and he got me some free racquets. A week later they were in the trash and I was back playing with my Original Radical 260s.
     
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  8. sstchur

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    I use a Gamma racquet and have used older models in the past. Some of their racquets are very good -- as good as Head or Wilson or any other brand out there.

    People are willing to pay a lot for a name though, and when they do, psychologically they feel they must be getting a high-quality product since it cost a lot.
     
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    Whether on ice, turf, or grass....they'll kick your ***!!

    Great city. I grew up 30 min from Pittsburgh. I'll likely move there some day.
     
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  10. Grover Sparkman

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    If only the Pirates didn't suck. :lol:

    I kid, I kid.
     
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  11. Conquistador

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    Dude, We kick everyones butt. Pittsburghers are just great folk. I wished everyone would visit pittsburgh and see what it has to offer.
     
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    No, you don't kid-the Buccos DO in fact suck. Badly. Suck and sucking big time for the last 16 years.:(
     
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  13. Gorecki

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    Penguins has a good forehand but his serve is kinda weak....

    Steelers is ok but he got lucky with last years MC Cincy draw... i like is OHBH though...

    oh.. wait.. you are talking about what most recreational tennis players in Pitsburg use while backing it with the sucess of Football and Ice Hockey teams in the Professional Tennis Gear Section?

    my bad...:twisted:

    btw: Gamma Leather Grip is my choice...
     
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  14. fantom

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    I was talking about professional teams, folks. Pirates definitely don't fall into that category.

    ;)
     
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  15. arunstennis

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    thats hillarious cause i live in cleveland, and our pro shop is loaded with gamma crap the only good thing they make is the gamma supreme overgrips and even those are too short but they last a descent amount of time. but ya the strings blow i know all the top juniors around here and they dont use anything gamma
     
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  16. arunstennis

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    oh and let me add this too their ball hoppers blow too mine broke in like less than a month and ***** wouldn't take it back!!! im done venting :)
     
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  17. Conquistador

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    Thats funny. Because their new line of racquets is becoming very popular with juniors.
     
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  18. フェデラー

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    its not like anyone famous is ever going to use gamma on tour. if it was good more lower level pros would use it because they wouldnt be under as serious contracts as Fed and Nadal. And all the juniors i know of, and i know alot of them, its either Wilson, Head, or Babolat. I mean Gamma has ONE sponsor, and its vera zvonereva
     
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  19. stanfordtennis alum

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    gamma is overpriced and overrated... IMO
     
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  20. BigT

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    I think Conquistador is a Pro poster and maybe he uses Gamma products, so it does fit here. And everyone knows that besides Vegas, Pittsburgh is the place to be.:-?
     
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  21. Conquistador

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    Im not pro there, bud. Im an aspiring player moving up the ranks every day. The closest I am to pro, is my tt warrior--its the same one as ferrer uses. Boy the TT Warrior is the greatest racquet ever made, i wouldnt play without one. I know you agree with me on that as well.
     
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    Oh to have the days of Pops and ' We are Family" what a great team and series that was, or you could go back to 1960 to the Clemente yrs & let's not forget Smokey Burgess, Bill Maz...
     
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  23. mary fierce

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    Conquistador
    A little perspective. You note well above that Pittsburgh was voted the most livable city in America at one time. The Money magazine article that named it as such weighted heavily the score for housing costs. Pittsburgh had some of the most affordable housing around because about ONE THIRD of its population had fled in the preceding decades as jobs disappeared there, leaving a glut of cheap abandoned housing. Livable, but apparently not desirable. The pitts.
     
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  24. PBODY99

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    Gamma's strings have been a little pricey for my taste. The first playable synthetic grip I found was Gamma, only in light gray.
    I used the Power Stick and the 29" Big Bubba for several years, and had several players who loved the Tradition 18 and 20.
    We don't hate, across state, but the brand is not that big in the Greater Phila area when it comes to rackets.
     
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  25. mrmo1115

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    I agree w/ all 3 points you made.
     
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    Heck, I'd be happy to just go back to '90-'92 and the (pre-'roids) Barry Bonds Pirates who won three division titles. Or even, gasp, a .500 season. Yeah, a once great, great franchise brought to its knees by a totally apathetic management.
     
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  27. BurghKing

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    I used to live in the Burgh:

    Love the Steelers, Penguins, and Primanti Brothers...Gamma is a nice company but they need to improve a lot of things to be a true player in the market...the South Side is where it's at (think Fat Head's) for all of you Pittsburghers out there!
     
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    I liked the Sautsid before it became a garbage heap for yuppie chain stores and mediocre restaurants. The days of the Duquesne Brewery clock...But I'm old school 'n dat.:)
     
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  29. BurghKing

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    I hear you. There are still some great spots on Carson Street, but their are definitely some places that need to go.
     
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  30. zidane339

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    Conquistador is an easy guy to sum up. Loves Pittsburgh/ Gamma/ TT Warrior/ Federer.....
     
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  31. Federer4life

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    Primanti Brothers is truely amazing!
     
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  32. Gasquetrules

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    Gamma has made some very good tennis racquets

    I played with the Gamma Tradition 18 back in the 90s. I had a couple of Head Prestige Tour 300 frames and sold them after I hit with the Tradition 18. I didn't play much from 2000 to 2004. But when I got back into the game I tried a lot of different frames trying to find a replacement for my aging Tradition 18s. I had about given up when Gamma came out with the G325, which is a slightly better racquet than the Tradtion 18 IMO.

    I've hit a point in life where money isn't a consideration when it comes to racquets and strings. I've tried Volkls (I have a C-12). I've tried Head. (I have a MG Prestige mid; I've tried a lot of Prince racquets and own quite a few. The only Wilson's I like are the Pro-staff 85 (Sampras, Courier, Edberg racquet) and the 90 sq. inch frames like Federer has used. And I own quite a few great Dunlop frames, with the 200G Muscleweave my favorite. And I've tried the new Babolat style frames and the Head Instinct frames, all designed for newer poly-based strings. And I've played with quite a few Yonex racquets. Yonex has yet to make anything better than the R-22. I tried an RD-500 and liked the old R-22 a lot more.

    But new or old, when it's time to play a meaningful match I like the thin-beamed Gamma frames, especially the G325. It's the perfect stick! At least for me. The IPEX 7.0 was a big disappointment Gamma got gimmicky trying to copy Head with the ultra-lightweight titanium filaments and such. Too stiff and light. No feel.

    Someone mentioned the Prince TT Warrior. A very good racquet. Try the Gamma G310. Very similar.

    Like the Tradtion series, the entire G-series of Gamma racquets is made of 100 percent braided graphite, which makes for a very solid and consistent frame with great flex and playability. Not too heavy. Some people will argue that the grahite-kevlar blend is the best material for a raquet, but I like the 100 percent braided graphite. No gimmicks. No bull. If you are just learning to hit the ball you may like an ultra-lightweight and superpoweful frame like some of the Head frames aimed at the recreational/developing player. And I won't say that Gamma hasn't made quite a few racquets aimed at that market. They have. But I'd put their high-quality frames designed for advanced players up against the best any of the big-name racquet makers has to offer.
     
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  33. The_Question

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    2 spots I don't care for...and hum...since you're in a tennis forum, any current "champion" from Pittsburgh?









    What a troll...
     
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    i lived in beaver for 10 years, just north of pittsburgh. i just switched to gamma racquets and it was the best choice i've ever made. i don't play with their strings, but the grips are nice too.

    fat heads is definately where its at. i think at one time they might have had some fat tire beer from colorado. pittsburgh is a great city all around and the steelers are the greatest football team, ever.
     
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  35. jbrennan929

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    Gamma is poop

    Everything that comes out of Pittsburgh is poop, Gamma especially. Their strings blow. Racquets are not worthy of word description. Overgrips are blister enhancers. There is no professional basketball team in that toilet of a city. The only cool things in Pittsburgh are the "incline" and that bangin' sandwich with french fries on it.
     
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  36. BreakPoint

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    I don't think I've ever used anything made by Gamma that I've liked in my life. :(
     
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  37. fantom

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Philadelphia Flyers fan?
     
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  38. OroDeSantoro

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    I'm from pittsburgh and I've never used anything gamma in my life...

    correction: I ran out of babolat string savers once and used gamma string savers from Tennis Village, and for the record they weren't as good
     
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  39. OroDeSantoro

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    This guy needs a better tour guide
     
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  40. OroDeSantoro

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    This is quite true
     
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  41. OroDeSantoro

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    Fat Heads, always a good choice
     
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