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Old 04-30-2012, 04:25 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by movdqa View Post
Loved the article. Thanks for posting the link.

Interesting that he's added mass to the throat. I think that the
biggest issue with the YT Prestige is the tiny sweetspot which he
mentioned. I guess that it's even an issue for pro players. It can be
easily fixed with some lead at 3/9 but I think that most pros go with
a polarized setup and skip the 3/9 because they can hit the sweet spot
so well.

> Perfect example is the Sampras KPS88. Amazing racquet. Very solid,
> with great feel. Also very very tough to use on a regular basis and
> did not sell well, even though by most people's standards it is a
> top tier racquet.

A lot of the pros use racquets with even higher, in some cases,
much, much higher, than the KPS88.

> Even Fed's K90 is a demanding stick, and most people buying it because
> of Fed are hampering their game.

Yup, saw those at the club being used by beginners - they had trouble
getting the ball across the net
I've noticed this SO much lately.

At my club on this previous Saturday night, it was a full house with 6/7 courts full of people. I counted 11 BLX/BLXPS90's. It was absolutely ridiculous. I'm not one to knock people's games by any means, but I've never seen something so odd. A lot of people were in the full "Fed" gear as well with the shirts/shoes/shorts. Absolutely crazy!

One guy came out with full Fed gear, matching bag and 6 BLXPS90's. He got a double bagel by an older guy in just under an hour. Very interesting to see!

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