Originally Posted by niremetal
If you consider $100+ racquets a cheap addiction, I'd like to know what you consider expensive
Racquets are an awful lot like cars. The second you drive a car off the lot, it loses 20% of its value. Same the moment you string and hit with a racquet for the first time. As I've discovered when I tried to re-sell my "demo" frames (which I usually bought in "slightly used" condition).
I agree that tennis itself is an expensive and harmless (indeed, beneficial) addiction. But continuously buying and trying new racquets? Neither cheap nor harmless (as my wonky strokes will attest).
How many people here drop $5 for a coffee every day and $10 for lunch also? That is $50 to $100 or more each week. I make my own coffee and lunch. Leaves plenty left over to play with tennis racquets.