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  1. origmarm

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    Fittex are not fun but they are useable, requiring often a stanley knife and some patience. Basically you are patching up the existing grommet strip. Overall I give them a 7/10 for use. Paul has probably used them a lot lot more than me though so hopefully he'll chime in.
     
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    I can't believe how cruel life can be sometimes.......just got a message from Akshay on the FB UK Tennis bums group, he's found some PS 6.0 95 grommets on the bay, actually selling 10 sets! Yes 10 sets! Buy it now for 2 sets, click then "Item not available to UK Buyers".

    AAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    To top it off you cant even contact the seller to plead for him to ship to the UK. Gutted doesn't even come close........
     
  3. prostaff junkie

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    Item no. 251009752642
     
  4. prostaff junkie

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    Pure Storm Ltd GT appears to fit within my desired specs. Can anyone comment on feel, solidity, plough-through?

    Dave, any thoughts compared to the 6.0 95's?
     
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    Do you have any relatives/friends in the US? You could order to a US address and sort out shipping to the UK privately.

    Shame though, seems like it's exactly what you want and the seller has 100% feedback.
     
  6. Aggro

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    Most of the new job would be centred around performance players and lots of matches for the club! Really good playing standard which is fantastic. I am thinking of a purely playing racket and obviously coaching with it.


    Thanks Orig,

    The flex i believe is 71 my current t-fights are 67. Not sure if that's a big increment or not to tell the truth! I use a low tensioned poly and the only time i have ever had arm trouble is with big banger and a highish tension.

    I'm currently on the open pattern 16x20 so wouldn't be much of a change but with the larger head size i'm sure i wouldnt notice a slight difference.

    Weight wise i believe the PDR is 337g strung, mine are 341g with overgrip and elastic band so roughly the same weight.

    Other rackets that caught my attention were the:
    1. Aero Storm
    2. The Pure Storm (312g is very light so may have to be leaded up)
    3. Pure Drive 2012 edition.

    All talk at this point, will have to see if i get the job first!
     
  7. Ash_Smith

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    Good luck tomorrow Joe! Got everything crossed for you!

    Can you give us a little clue where it's at?!?!?!?

    Cheers
     
  8. Meaghan

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    Good racket but theres no free power like your wilsons. Why not look at the Yonex Vcore 95, same grip and stiffer feel, pop a-plenty, yonex has some nice solid, stable feel like pro staffs....
     
  9. Aggro

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    Well Ash, as it is the final day tomorrow i don't suppose there is any harm in me letting you all know :)

    The club is Salisbury Tennis Club and the position applied for is Assistant Head Coach.

    Interview is at 10am and the Head Coach is looking to have offered the job by Saturday.
     
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    Oh, working with Lee? Good guy, good coach! Good luck!
     
  11. Aggro

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    That's the one :) Thank you Ash.

    I shall inform the board of the outcome!
     
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    The best way forward to use the fitted system for the ps95 maybe to just remove the side grommet strip and replace them with individual grommets. Tubing each grommet may also be an option. If there are numerous split grommets, I'd consider the 1st option.

    If the OS wants to send me some pics of the strips then I'd be able to guide you better.

    Regards

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  13. prostaff junkie

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    Cheers Paul. It's not quite that bad yet though, I've had to chop out and replace a split grommet on a side strip, I used a grommet from an old cracked frame I had. Seems to have worked OK. They are in good condition in general, I'm thinking more longer term when I'm trying to source grommet sets for these frames.

    It was me who asked you about the Pacific rackets on FB. How do they play, feel etc?
     
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    Yeah it's hard to explain sometimes but the stiffness difference feels more than the numbers would suggest. The frame is very stiff but the bed has a little give to it (must be the woofer?). It doesn't flex the same way either, for me it feels stiffer in the head than the t-fights.

    The pattern is more open in the middle. Weight wise you are right, there's not a lot in it. The balance feels more head heavy though, more like you are swinging the head round.

    The biggest difference for me is the feel at impact. Stiff ping as opposed to solid thud. I know that's an eloquent description :).

    I think Ross has played with the PDR also so hopefully he'll chime in
     
  15. Dave M

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    you said Salisbury then and for a minute i thought you meant the club I was at......I thought maybe you'd had a really big change of heart! :shock:
    Hope all is going or went well!
     
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    I always thought the roddick played like a tweaked pure drive, it just never felt like it was done for me!
    Never felt the extra power was worth the stiffness and lack of feel to be honest.
    A babolat frame with everythign the same except for woofer grommets does feel quite different, one of the few technologies that I felt actually worked.Certainly wouldnt of worn my coat with "woofer" on the back if i didn't!:-?
     
  17. Dave M

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    Returning to the slazenger questions we had a few pages ago, the x pro 323, that looks a lot like the bio 300 tour looking at photos online, anyone seen one in the flesh?
     
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    Yeah I've heard this before actually. Ross I believe felt the same way for one. For me it's like any other frame, it's either for you or not and there's limited room for change there with lead/similar.

    I totally agree on the woofer though, I think that's a great bit of technology that has visible impact. For me the storm benefits from it also, I particularly like the tour version there (though surprisingly not the Ltd).

    For me it was a question of on good days I play awesome with both (and modest too :) ), on bad days I still played ok with the PDR hence the lean that way. I've never been the greatest "feel" player. More a basher and all out attack so it's a stick designed with me in mind!
     
  19. Ash_Smith

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    Were you at Riverside then Dave?

    Cheers
     
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    Sorry about the delay in replying to your Q re: Pacific rqts, been having data probs.

    Anyway, the Pacific rqts; there are a great control rqt. A bit on the flexi side for me, think of a flexi radical but with more headlight feel. It still has good power and access to spin, which gives a great backhand slice. Serving is also good, and while flexi, serves are quite powerful. Volleys are good, even better when attemping touch volleys. Not quite in the Prestige MP status, but it gets close. The downside for me is that I prefer a stick a few points stiffer.

    Hope this helps

    Regards

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  21. Aggro

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    I Got The Job!
     
  22. Dave M

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    There is no "like" butto but congratulations. When do you start, what you doing there how many hours, all the details!
     
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    My start date is 16th April.

    It's 30 - 40 hours a week at the moment. Not sure wha exactly I'm doing at the club groups wise as the groups are split between coaches.

    Much more performance based coaching which is fantastic!

    After school groups as well of course :)

    So happy right now!
     
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    C O N G R A T U L A TI O N S !!!
     
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    Congratulations.

    cc
     
  26. Meaghan

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    well done mate :)
     
  27. Dave M

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    Nooo, I just looked at their website, looks like a nice place though.
     
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    Well done Joe! Lee is a good guy and a good coach, sure you will learn lots from him, plus you've got some decent juniors down there to work with!

    Enjoy!
     
  29. Meaghan

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    JUst thought Id show my UK friends my lovely bats :)

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  30. Dave M

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    They look nice Meags, so are they the one? Is there much difference between the two?

    just got back from 2 and a half hours on a lovely sat afternoon club mix in....took 4 different racquets, exo3 tour, pure control pure drive and redondo MP, could barely hit a cows a*se with, well, a racquet today, took out the pure drive and played pretty well.......looks llike a PD with VS team feels ok. Also got the mens league fixtures for the summer, lots of late evenings and midday sunday starts, not great.
     
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  31. Meaghan

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    There's no difference between the two sticks only in the distribution of weight, if you add weight to your racket then the Legend is a great deal at $80 from TW or £85 from TWE.

    Is it the one, its close is all I can say, does everything to a high level esp serving, volleys real well for a larger headed bat, very manouverable, spin is great from the dense string pattern which is very even across the bed not unlike your Pure Control. Loads of pop for a control orientated racket.

    Ive been fine tuning, I thought the dnx mid was superb but this has a more forgiving headsize that feels bigger at baseline and smaller at net. The forgiveness also comes in handy against better players and was the reason I looked into the stick. I can beat most at the club with the mid, but this gives me a better chance against the big boys of div1.......
     
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    Leaving for indian wells in a minute
     
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    Very nice, hope you have a great time!



    Thank you all for the messages of congratulations! I really cannot wait to start my new position. Looking to get involved with club nights as soon as possible and get my face around the club.

    Never!
     
  34. Dave M

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    That's a good idea (the bold bit)
    "Never" thought maybe you'd been made an offer you couldn't refuse!
     
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    I am jealous. I watch the tournament on TV and it looks amazing. The desert setting, brilliant light, distant snow capped hills and outstanding tennis make it for me the most attractive tournament outside the grand slams.

    cc
     
  36. prostaff junkie

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    They sound good. I'll have think about them and get back to you on FB.

    Cheers.
     
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    Fantastic afternoon yesterday.........

    Dragged my very hungover backside down to the club after lunch, not expecting to last too long and expecting to play quite badly. Just for fun pulled out the vintage POG Mid and started swinging. Can't remember the last time I was hitting the ball so well, serves were great, everything just felt GOOD! I forgot how good the POG volleys, just superb. I've put a full Pro's Pro set in it, Blackout mains @ 54 and Classic Syn Gut crosses @ 57. The Syn gut is really lively, it's a nice feeling hybrid. Think it could be my go to set-up. (Before anyone comments yes it's PP and yes some call it cheap sh#t but I think it's pretty good for the price. Works for me:wink:)

    I don't understand how this happens when the night before you've been to your mates wedding reception and had a few too many:confused:

    Maybe it's because I had zero expectation of playing so well so played without any pressure? Only thing is now I'm thinking about switching to the POG as my regular stick, and trying the EXO POG.

    And I got sunburned........
     
  38. Dave M

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    SOunds like a near perfect tennis day, why not the pog full time then? I used the exo3 version for a bit, didnt have the same feel but not a bad frame, sports direct have them pretty cheap locally/
    Was a gorgeous on court day wasn't it.
     
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    Yeah, it was. I am seriously considering switching (again!), gonna play it for a while, see what happens when I have a bad day with it. When the clocks change we'll be playing in the evenings so I'll be back to 3 times a week. Curiously, even though it's got a slightly smaller head, I find the POG less demanding than the PS 6.0 95. It's def better at the net.

    The good thing for me is that I can play either frame with hardly any adjustment. When you played the EXO mid, did it have port-hole grommets or string-hole grommets? Going on my experience with the 03 Tour I reckon it would have more feel with the string-hole grommets.
     
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    Dear Pro Staff Junkie.....

    It would appear to be your lucky Day !

    Just found a full grommet set for a PS95

    Email sent !

    Regards
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    It had the big holes, i did not care for it at all, however i didn't mind them on the "tour" frames.However i think since i put the string grommets in my 18 by 20 tour i prefer that one to the 16 by 18s i have.THe store on ringwood road didnt have any today when i was in there.

    However they did have the slazenger tour 295, had a close look thought it looked ok from afar, turns out it might be a bit of a monet! Compared it next to a biomimetic 200 tour (the only proper frame they had in stock) and you can see the difference in build quality. I suspect that the £40 they have them on "sale" for is probably near enough what you'd want to pay.
     
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    Congratulations! Now you get to have fun picking a Bab :)

    My PDR that I'm "trialling" again is currently strung with Legend 17 mains @60 and PSGD 18g crosses @62. Love that setup. Perfect mix of gut feel (raw as it's Klip also) and a bit of stiffness but not up to a poly level from the Duraflex. My favourite non-poly setup for that racquet. Love SPPP 1.18 in it around 55 too. If only I had a spare arm!

    So so jealous. This is the one tournament outside of a slam that I would love to go to. I'm really tempted to start scoping tickets for next year (though I say this every year). We did some work for Oracle a while back so I wonder if they get hospitality....maybe not given the BNP (well Bank of the West) link but still...
     
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    ATP Tour Final (02) tickets are on pre-sale now

    I've got mine....!
     
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    Cheers :) let the fun racket obsessing begin!
     
  45. Dave M

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    at least it's only one brand you have to sift through and you should start with the storms! Do they supply them or do you have to chip in?
     
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    Sunburned??!! Where are you Will? Southern Spain? :)
     
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    Which version is it, Rob? The new black one? How you liking it?
     
  48. Dave M

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    I twas really nice down 'ere in Dorset over the weekend had sun cream on, a hat and everything!
     
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    They've been on sale for a while. I've had mine for a few months. Perhaps it was only for Barclays customers or something as I got an email from them about it with a link.
     
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    Older Blue GT one. I got a pair of them cheap. I had a pair a while back and enjoyed them but the arm wasn't ready. I sold them on then and have ended up with the same model again :)

    I'm pretty sure I'm going to like them, it's just whether they are going to like me!
     

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