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    Tiafoe’s shorts…

    LOL not to my knowledge. Maybe he should. Massive goof on my part to have posted it here. Oops.
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    Tiafoe’s shorts…

    LOL how the heck did I manage to post this here? Anyway. Man I thought tight, short shorts were done in the 80’s. I guess I’m so old now that they are back in style. Lol.
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    Tiafoe’s shorts…

    Can’t say that I am…
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    Tiafoe’s shorts…

    …were they left in the dryer too long or what?
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    Deserving players who never won slam

    Tommy Haas. Marcelo Rios. Not sure how deserving he was, so much as he might have done more if he wasn’t such a lunatic.
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    How should I handle this cheating?

    The right thing to do is probably politely explain to you opponent that doing what he was doing is against the code. But that rarely works for me. (Maybe I am not polite enough)? I have better success imitating (and exaggerating) their behavior. See here:
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    Toughest Racket You String?

    These are lovely too:
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    Toughest Racket You String?

    Oh Jesus. Yes. Those are a real treat. LOL Edit: I’m reminded of the also hilarious Sledge Hammer “Outer Limits.” It’s not that difficult to string I suppose. Unless, you’re an idiot like I was on that day early on in my retail career…not realizing more than 40’ of string was required. Then...
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    Toughest Racket You String?

    Yeah that’s exactly what I was talking about, but even worse with that nonsense with the crosses. Any of my potential customers would be well advised to take that POS somewhere else, b/c if you bring it to me…it’s going to go where it belongs - in the nearest trash receptacle.
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    Toughest Racket You String?

    Oh def not it then. Five BLX not 35 years old obviously. Maybe some of the more (cough, ahem) experienced stringers would have a better idea of what it might have been.
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    Toughest Racket You String?

    @LOBALOT I think I know what you mean. At least one earlier iteration of the Wilson Five BLX had those port-ish openings on the sides of the hoop, with the grommet hole buried inside the center. Wilson also made some squash racquets like that. They are also quite a joy to work on. Edit: like this?
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    Toughest Racket You String?

    Racquet ball racquets where the mains run through the handle. Never again.
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    The purest double handed backhand is....

    Really? I must have missed it sifting through all the others…
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    Toning down launch angle with strings

    - Round string - Thicker gauge string - Tension differential - crosses strung tighter than mains
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