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  1. serveitup911

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    Do you guys webcams like Stanford where we can watch your matches live ?
     
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    That's nice to hear; I'm glad I could help!

    No, unfortunately we do not. We don't have the kind of budget that the really large programs have.

    I have some ultra slo-mo video of me hitting that I can probably post within a couple of weeks if people are interested.
     
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    So what racket are you using now 911 ? Have you switched to the K-factors ? K-blade perhaps ?
     
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  6. serveitup911

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    Still the trusty nBlade 106 for me. I tried the kBlade 104 & 98, but didn't like them as much, so I stocked up on the nBlades.
     
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    Many agree that N-blade was a better frame than the new K-blades. i tried both 98 and 93 tour version and i loved both. i actually liked the 93 tour little better. i was able to serve big with it.
     
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    Hey! Your recruiting thread helped a many useless threads end...THANK YOU! Haha.

    That's a pretty rigorous schedule you got there near the end of the season! Good luck!

    And how did you do at the Navy tourney? My brother attend the USNA

    ~Bubbs
     
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    I hope to see a good match vs Clemson on 2/11.
     
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    furman? I know a guy who goes to furman, he doesn't play tennis for them but you might know him
     
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    Pretty slim chances.
     
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    Not really, it is a small school.
     
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    Good to see you back man, always put up good threads/replies.

    Good luck in your senior year.

    J
     
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    106? WOW. Never heard of anyone playing at this level with a head that large!

    Good luck this year!
     
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    The head pro at my club played on tour for 6 or 7 years (reached #61 in the world), and he plays with the POG 110.
     
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    And just some unknown guy named Andre Agassi.
     
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  17. Mdubb23

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    Haha, well put. Vince Spadea also plays with the POG 107.
     
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    But still you are correct, it is fairly rare to find OS racquets at the top levels.
     
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    Sometimes I question using a 106 myself, but I am really used to it now.
    The racquet still has less power than something like a pure drive, which tons of players use. For me, a racquet MUST be extended length, and it was the only extended length racquet that I really liked when I was looking for new frames.
     
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    ^^^ Do you like it and are you winning matches with it? That is all that matters.

    Play on!

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    Could not have put it better myself.
     
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    Why is that and can you outline the process you and other players of your calibre follow when looking to change racquets (winning matches being the reason you stay with a racquet, not choose it in the first place).

    Dan,

    I asked for your recruiting thread to be made into a sticky but the moderators might have overlooked it because the request didn't come from the OP. I think it'd be very helpful for people if it was permanently on the first page of the forum (most didn't know it existed until I linked to it - not surprising as most don't bother to search). Perhaps if you asked the mods they'd be more likely to pay attention.

    Thanks and good luck with this year.
     
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    How much of a extension can you tolerate ? How long can the racket be without losing too much control ?
     
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    Well, I like it. I wish I could experiment a bit with the setup, but I don't want to change anything mid-season. I guess I win matches with it. I went 9-0 in conference at #3 singles last season. Hehe, it was a good year!

    Thanks for the well wishes!
    To answer your first question, the extended length really helps my 2 handed backhand, which is my weapon. It gives me more leverage and I like the longer grip.
    I think most high level players don't change racquets very often, and when they do, they just want something similar to what they were playing.
    I'll look into the sticky suggestion - I'm glad that thread is helping people.

    When I was very young, I played with a racquet called the Dunlop Revelation Lite that was 28 inches. I played fine with that, and I suspect that playing with that length at a young age is what predisposed me to extended length. My preferred length in 27.5 inches. I played a lot of tennis with the i.Prestige MP XL and the Dunlop M-Fil 200 Plus, which were both 27.5 inches. My current racquet, the nBlade 106, is 27.38 inches. As far as loss of control, I haven't noticed any. Any change requires an adjustment period, but I think weight and balance affect the feel of a swing more than length.
     
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