O3 White

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  1. Topspin101

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    Ordered two and wondering who plays with it and what strings/tension do you recommend. I play two O3 blacks with RPM Blast @ 58 and a Tour MP with Wilson Ultimate Duo @ 55.......

    Thanks/Don
     
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    Wow! Nada responses. Tennis snobs looking down their noses at a guy buying older technology? I'd love to do with my racquet choices what pros did years ago.....
    health kept me off the courts for the last few years. Lost a lung and 18" of colon. 8 surgeries in 2 years. Had to get rated last week to play drop in tennis in Scottsdale. The pro said he would give me a gift so I could get back playing...4.0 Not bad for a 60+ year old.
     
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  3. RollTrackTake

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    Never played with the O3 white but always felt I should have tried it out. I did play with an EXO 3 black and found synthetic gut up around 58lbs worked well. BTW I believe the O3 White is still the racquet John Isner uses to crush 130 mph serves! It's a great racquet no matter if the tech is old or whatnot.
     
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  4. BlueB

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    Pair of O3 Whites are my main sticks. I often play with my other frames but always come back to the Whites. Great racquets. For me it's perfect combo of great serving stick with good playabillity. Decent power, without being harsh on the hand.

    I like mine the most with Technifibre X-Code mains at 55 and any slippery poly crosses at 45. I also tried poly, multi, syngut and natgut in the mains. All poly was ok but harsh. Hated the multi - didn't snap back, had uncontrolled power. Syngut popped quickly. Natgut plushy and has a bit more power, yet I think I have less precission then with X-Code.
     
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  5. tata

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    I used to use one for a while. I never really found the perfect string and tension for it though. I tried it with full poly before but it did not work out with my arm on serves. I think a hybrid would work out nicely for it or a tightly strung multi. The thing generates easy power. It was great for serving (no surprise since it is the Isner racquet of choice) but I had trouble keeping balls in on the groundies.
     
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    While you're buying the racquets, buy yourself some therapy. TWO WHOLE HOURS without a response to your thread and it's "tennis snobs looking down their noses" at you. Sorry about all your surgery but try not to let it embitter you towards the world at large.
     
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    You really hurt my feelings and made me cry. Thank you so much for the kind advise. The world is a better place with people like you as our stewards...
     
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