Question for Playtesters

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  1. nyc

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    Just watched the extra footage on the tube.

    You guys and girls obviously hit with an extraordinary variety of different sticks - do you ever get to the point where it messes you up and hitting with your own racquet feels weird?
     
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    Speaking for myself, I did at first. There is this acclimation period when I first started testing out different racquets. But now that I've done it for many years, it's gotten much easier. There is definitely easier racquets to transition in and out of. For instance, after playtesting the Wilson Steam 99S, I had a hard time adjusting back to regular racquets because the Steam 99S has a higher launch angle.

    Jason, TW
     
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    I'm the newest of the new playtesters and I'm not on any of the footage...yet! But, I can say that I have been struggling a bit since I've literally used a different racquet every time I've hit the courts, with different types of strings, different tensions, even different shoes, etc. It has thrown me for off a bit BUT I can tell you that I really notice the slightest difference in all the equipment and really understand what I like and don't like out of everything I'm trying.

    So it really tunes us in and helps us review everything to our best ability!

    Michelle, TW
     
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    I can only imagine how it affects you guys, but cool that you really get attuned to the nuances.

    I find 4 Demos in one week to be overwhelming!
     
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    i am pretty sure its part of the playtester interview test:

    hit with 10 different demos in 1 hr, and you must beat Chris with all 10 demos in a 7point tiebreak
     
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    ...blindfolded.
     
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    hahahahah. no wonder chris wins all the time.
     
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