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  1. forthegame

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    Wow! Shame it got to this. So Paul has had to rebrand? Dunno all the details but good luck to him. What about all the technology, the BastCore stuff?
     
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  2. origmarm

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    It's just unbelievable that someone feels they can just hijack a brand and a website like that. I really feel for Paul there.
     
  3. Meaghan

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    I expect paul will hold the copyrights. I just wonder where vantage usa a running with this, they obviously have stock and a new website, but without the manufacturers how can they move forward? Is it as simple as taking the racket and making a mold and asking another manufacturer to do the business. Hijacking a company and going alone with a niche product that has loyal supporters is gonna give you a bad name.

    I agree, the stuff he must have been going thro. On a personal note I prefer 'Angell' to 'Vantage',
     
  4. forthegame

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    I edited and toned down my earlier post re: V-a-n-t-a-g-e and A-n-g-e-l-l for fear of the mods..
     
  5. Meaghan

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    Yeah I'll delete my email from the thread.
     
  6. Dream_On

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    Why would it get deleted? Something to do with TW perhaps?
     
  7. origmarm

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    Well this is what I was thinking, I don't see how they come out with much out of this. The company is so niche it needs community support and this is not a good way to go about it. That and without manufacturing support...

    The only thing I can think of is that they thought they could carry the manufacturer.

    I saw a thread popup with that mail in racquets also. Deleted?
     
  8. Motherwasp

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    Does anyone know if any there are any tennis shoes that have a 6 month outsole guarantee in the UK?
     
  9. Tenniscoach79

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    Hi all,
    I am looking for some info on Wimbledon ground pass tickets. Do you just line up on the morning you want to attend and buy tickets at the gate, or is it best to order tickets (if you can) beforehand? If you line up, how much earlier would you need to get there? Cheers!!
     
  10. Ross K

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    Paul is a UK legend! I'm being serious here...
     
  11. Motherwasp

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    Yep you just buy them on the day....maybe get there 7-7.30am to be safe. More info here...
    http://www.wimbledon.com/championships/tickets/queueing
     
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    Cheers Motherwasp :)
     
  13. prostaff junkie

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    Yeah man........really like the PJ and colour combo!
     
  14. Dags

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    I think TW are being quite strict on this as most customers either dealt with Party A or Party B, and effectively were siding accordingly. The topic actually almost had the feeling of a religious argument, and they decided that sort of conflict wasn't worth housing here when they shut down the Rants section. I'd echo forthegame's note about this thread falling foul of the mods if we aren't careful... and we're all aware that you don't necessarily get a warning when certain lines are crossed!

    I'm almost certain that no manufacturers extend that to UK: a case of 'no one else does it, so why should I?'. Perhaps we should start petitioning the big companies.

    Ash - good show with the team! Are any of your guys potential Wimbledon champions this year?

    prostaff junkie - enough with the Wimbledon tickets already! ;-)

    Ross - go with Babolat gut first time out, then there won't be any 'what ifs?'.

    Magic Cow (TM) followers - higher tension lasted almost as long as the lower one before popping.

    J and Paul - hope you're flat out at RG. Look forward to hearing some stories when things get a bit quieter next week!

    Additional - Played outside for the first time this year yesterday. Chap on the next could commented on my pasty legs. A little unnecessary, I thought (though they really are very white).
     
  15. uk_skippy

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    I'm not at RG this year, although Jamie is, so I'm sure he'll recant some stories. I'm off to Nottingham tomorrow for the 2 weeks of Challengers, before hitting Eastbourne and then the 2 weeks of Wimby.

    Regards

    Paul
     
  16. jazar

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    We're not flat out. We have too many stringers, so the work is really diluted. I had five rackets to do this morning and now I'm wondering if I'll even get any more today.
     
  17. Motherwasp

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    That sucks so much!! Was thinking about getting these anyway...a bit different from the normal colours. They're on that UK site that's nuts about tennis.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. uk_skippy

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    You trying to beat my record??
     
  19. Dags

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    This isn't quite the rock 'n' roll lifestyle we all imagine...

    Have any of the pros switched to the BT7 gut?
     
  20. Ross K

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    Ah, yes, but what's Jamie getting up to in his down-time?:shock: :)
     
  21. Ash_Smith

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    Thanks Dags!

    Wimbledon is a tricky one as it's still technically classed as an "exhibition" event and it's generally been top 3 who qualify plus a wildcard. Lucy and Jordy have played the womens in previous years, but not sure whether they'll get a spot this year yet.

    cheers
     
  22. Dave M

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    That is a real shame too, they should expand it to at least 3 rounds.
    As you know i watched it a couple of years ago, our tickets were IIRC for some womens stuff on the final thurs or friday, I got very bored of the shriekfest and went out and watched the mens then womens 'chair doubles on an outside court.so much more skill and finesse the court was packed after a few mins with people watching.
     
  23. jazar

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    I think that will survive for some time yet.
     
  24. forthegame

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    Anybody out playing?
     
  25. origmarm

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    Wish I was. My wife has a friend over this weekend so I'm Mr Childcare at the moment. I have already seen Mary Poppins twice!
     
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    I was in playing this morning - a junior tournament on the outdoor courts for the second Saturday in a row. I played a serve and volleyer, which really makes you focus on your return as blocking it back simply isn't good enough. I played rather well with the factory strings in racquet #3; currently wondering if I wouldn't just be better off playing with a bog standard syn gut and to stop being such a string *****.

    Back out (in) there again tomorrow and Monday. Rain won't stop me from playing!

    Looking good Ash! (though to be fair, your team look better. ;-))
     
  28. Aggro

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    I had the Salisbury Open today. 1st Round - Won the first 5 games without dropping a point then my shoulder started hurting again. Managed to close out the set. First game of the 2nd set hurt my shoulder even more and proceeded to loose the next 6 games and tie break.

    Retired from Singles and Doubles Events.

    Have an MRI scan in 2 weeks to see whats going on and i am praying that i don't have to have an op !
     
  29. Dags

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    ^^ That's horrible news Aggro. Doubly so as your livelihood depends on you being able to play. Hope the doctors get you sorted out quickly.
     
  30. forthegame

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    Hey Aggro, I didn't realise the import of your post till Dags pointed it out! Hope it all goes well and you don't need surgery or prolonged rehab!

    Was there anything in particular that caused the injury or was it the stiff Babolats?
     
  31. Dags

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    I remember why now. It's because they play like crap the second time out.
     
  32. Dave M

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    Hey Aggro, hope rest cures the shoulder issues and you need nothing more.
     
  33. origmarm

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    Hope you get the all clear, that really blows. I really hope the Babs are not in some way responsible for this. I doubt it given the severity of the injury but...
     
  34. Aggro

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    Thanks guys - Shoulder is very sore and stiff today :(

    Rackets are not to blame unfortunately - the PDs caused elbow problems but that went away in 1/2 days so its fine.

    This is more tendon orientated in the shoulder.

    Ah well Summer Camp at the club tomorrow (also my bday) therefore it will be a good day and my shoulder can do one !

    Routing for Tsonga and Federer today !!!
     
  35. Ross K

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    Jubilee overkill time for this here republican (and was it really necessary to inflict Cliff Richard on the poor unsuspecting hordes last night at the concert? :twisted:) though saying that, I'm not complaining about the 2 days holiday. :)
     
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    You can say that again, I can't escape over here. Really sick of Jubilee TV crowding out FO time! On the plus side it's a 4 day weekend but it's meant I'm in no shape to play tennis!
     
  37. Dave M

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    CLiff looked like he had visited Michael Jacksons' old surgeon, quite strange.Not too sure on h is singing anymore either.
     
  38. forthegame

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    Guys, c'mon! Enjoy the celebrations, this is one thing we're really good at!

    Missed the wall to wall Jubilee coverage, had to watch the FO on a laptop and (at one point) a 4" smartphone screen.

    Not entirely impressed by ITV's FO coverage, haven't they heard of the red button and simulcast/match choice??
     
  39. origmarm

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    Eurosport player is great for that. They had all the matches this weekend. Got to see a lot more of Fed/Del Potro as a result. Good quality also.
     
  40. Dream_On

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    My internet is so slow for streaming anything =\ hoping Almagro beats Nadal today
     
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    I hope and know he won't
    As long as Djoker don't win FO i'm happy, really did want Delpo to win it
     
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    Well said that man! I thought it was all fantastic! I was in London all weekend, got back to Bournemouth last night. I wanted my kids to be part of it and be able to say "I was there" when they're old and grey!

    We went to the Pageant, couldn't really get close to the Thames but it didn't really matter, the atmosphere was just amazing, a real party! We ended up walking from Embankment Tube back along The Strand and Fleet Street, got onto the Embankment near Blackfriars and walked back to Tower Hill. We ended up in The Minories (pub) at Tower Hill and watched a lot on the TV's!

    It was a great day, really glad we went.

    VERY proud to be British! God save the Queen!:)

    Back to the tennis............;-)
     
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  43. Aggro

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    Had the best birthday present yesterday!

    My mate gave me a bit of paper upon which Mr Federer himself had signed :)

    Was very happy.
     
  44. Ross K

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    I've heard he plays tennis 3 times a week, every week of the year. No wonder he was, er, gyrating like he meant it! :)
     
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    I heard when it rains he just sits on the side and sings though :)
     
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    My stringer always pushes the idea of stringing crosses tighter than the mains, is there any real reason for this?
     
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    Well I'm no expert, but when I'm stringing a hybrid (poly mains/syngut or multi or gut crosses) I always have the crosses a couple of pounds higher. I think it's to do with the relative elasticity of the different types of string. Syn gut or multi or gut are more elastic so (I think) if they are tighter it balances out the stringbed.

    The pro stringers on here will have more insight on this, but that's my understanding on it............(or I'm completely wrong!:))

    I have also read it's something to do with preventing the racket head deforming on the machine.
     
  48. Meaghan

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    depends on the nature of the string....

    If one string whether cross or main is more elastic then I string tighter.

    If they have similar elasticity (poly hybrid) and one string is a thinner main then I would string that slightly lower as its relatively stiffer being thinner. If this thinner string is a cross in a poly hybrid I would string it the same as the main.

    If Im looking for an even stringbed (and Im not using gut) then Id be looking at a slightly tighter cross, control feels better. Personally when I find my crosses are strung looser I tend to feel a real lack of control......

    I tend to string 1 piece the same tension and poly hybrids I use a thinner cross at the same tension.
     
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    Ahh, that makes sense with a softer cross, but I have always used full poly, which he strings 2 piece, I will try full bed of the same next time!
     
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    I bet Murray's even more pissed off now after seeing Ferrer capitulate like that.......

    Hopefully Fed v Djok will be a bit more exciting!
     

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