I have invented a groundbreaking technology

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  1. Fed Kennedy

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    I will share this with you guys for free because I like to party.

    Now, this may or may not have been already present on the wilson pro staff tour 90 but I traded the racquet long ago and can't remember.

    This may sound crazy anal but I texturized the outside throat of my racquet. It is very subtle but it creates a landing strip (tm) for my hand when prepping the racquet head. It is very sweet on the vanity one hander.
    It is not a game changer but it is a feel enhancer.
    I feel confident that landing strip (tm) technology could change the game.
     
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  2. Marcus

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    Don't the new Dunlop biometrics have a texture to this area ?
     
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    Delete ASAP!

    Keep2urself.
     
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  4. Fed Kennedy

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    Hmmmm...yes I think they do. Perhaps Dunlop users are enjoying landing strip (tm) technology as well.
    I will have to look into that. It might explain Almagro's backhand.
     
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  5. Fed Kennedy

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    Tmav, I always value your perspective. Duly noted. What is up with that x8 315 my dude? :)
     
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    original tour 90
     
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  7. Ross K

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    Fed, well I'll be. What a coincidence. Great minds must think alike eh? Because I, too, stumbled quite a few years back on my own 'feel enhancer,' though I use it sparingly (and carry it in a brown paper bag.) Basically (and it does slightly hinge on one's capacity to go through matches without too many visits to relieve oneself), post-match, in a methodical manner, I dispatch the entire contents of 3 or 4 cans of beer. Let me tell you Sir, I feel confident that getting a bit p***** up and 'merry' before a match could change the game for untold thousands. I know it changes my game.:)

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    The texture on the Dunlop rackets is meant for aerodynamics. It's the same principle as a golf ball; it's not the same as your landing strip idea.
     
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    Two cancellations and a 4 day heat wave last week. I'm getting on court on the LES to teach a pro bono kids program in an hour, and afterwards, I will hit with it.

    Remind me and leave a hit on the 315 thread, because I'll be too dead after 40 kids on one court to remember.
     
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    what? umm ok...
     
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    WHen i saw the thread title i was sure it was another thread by kiteboard. ;)

    Amazing discovery.
     
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    The game as we know it has just been changed.

    If you can not accept that, you will gradually learn to adjust over time.
     
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    so first it's not a game changer but then it could change the game. so in addition to changing the game it also changes its ability to be a game changer. amazing!
     
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  14. Fed Kennedy

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    It doesnt change your game, it enhances your feel, which in turn changes the game.
    Thats how I see it.

    Wilson was foolish to abandon the original landing strip concept.
    They were on to something. This will be the next tournagrip.
     
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    My biggest influences are kiteboard, fedace and dali
     
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    I think thats just for aerodynamics. I dont know how all these companies come up with these ridiculous technologies for aerodynamics. The only one I see doing much of any thing is the exo3 and 03 and the speedports.
     
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    Oops, Dunlop. It's dimpled surfaces that reduce drag.

    When I saw Fed started it, I had to come in and read it. :) Maybe the new technology could come in a thin, low-profile version called the "Brazilian."
     
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    Exactly. No doubt younger players will flock to the Brazilian.
    Aging players who prefer a little more feel will be better suited to a standard landing strip (tm).
     
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    Here we can see grey landing strips (shudder) integrated into the design of a pro staff tour 90.
    Why Wilson abandoned this and switched to volcano dust, we will never know.
    I place this somewhere between the discovery of penicillin and the advent of PWS on the global importance meter.

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