Recent content by anirut

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    18 x 20 racquets and 1HBH advice.

    LOL .... beg, borrow, or steal! It's about 2 grams. You can use anything with that weight to try it out.
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    18 x 20 racquets and 1HBH advice.

    A tad, yes, but negligible. However, that spot is what I call the "magic spot". It's like you're changing the mass distribution and will make your swing more fluid. I'm an OHBH player and I just love 18x20. You can see that in my picture -- Redondo 93.
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    18 x 20 racquets and 1HBH advice.

    You know the rubber band piece that's on top of the grip? Move that down to about 1"- 1.5" from the top of the grip. Adjust around a little bit and things will work out for your OHBH on a 18x20.
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    How to make grip larger but not rounder?

    First thing first. How big you want to go up? It's certainly easy to go up one size and yet maintaining the edges with minimal weight increase, within 4 grams. You should let us know this first. Without this info, we can't go on. And things can go utterly complex or simple if you use your...
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    Companies should make extra low powered racquets for beginners.

    Let's face it: tennis is a difficult sport to play "well". I should think that it's actually good that we have "beginners'" rackets today. Although I personally disagree with the concept of beginners' rackets, but it's actually good for the sport, overall. This may not be "good" for beginners'...
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    Dayton steel cable string tennis rackets

    I have one in my collection. Never tried hitting hard with it, afraid the string could break.
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    Idea: DIY foam filling

    @Zoolander To avoid pellets rattling in the hoop, you have to be very patient when filling it. I kept tapping the racket to allow the pellets to fall in deep and just kept filling until they won't move down further. Close the racket end and take it out for some serious swings to help "push" the...
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    New Pro Kennex Black Ace series 2020

    I still have the Black Ace "98" of the old days.
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    How do you convince yourself to play with an extremely valuable racquet?

    Get many of them and play them. May keep a nice one for collection. I have six SV85's with one in 85-90% condition. I keep that nice one for collection and play with the rest.
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    Best racquet to never win a grand slam?

    Well, well, ... the Head Edge was somewhat like the great grandfather of the Prestige.
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    **** #1 Redondo Talks Thread ****

    I have 5 SV's which I think will last me another 60 years or so. Man ... I'd be too old to even lift 'em then ... I alternate my rackets a lot. Too many to not try to use 'em. The sad part is the stringing ...
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    **** #1 Redondo Talks Thread ****

    Released in late 2005, the Redondo is going to be 14-years old. And we're still talking about it. Not a classic as in played by some big name, but rather a cult. I still use it too. Tried some crazy stringing: BigAce 17 mains @52 and Gamma WearGuard crosses @30. Plush and very good pop but...
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    Pros and Cons of Pro Kennex Redondo Mid

    I haven't stopped using the Redondo. It's there in my bag whenever I need it. I've always said that the Redondo's like a 9-mm. pistol. Easy to control, easy to use, quick to move around with. But it does not have enough stopping power of a .45. You have to be accurate with your shots to do some...
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    I'm starting a racquet company - how would you design your perfect racquet?

    s_andrean, have you played a Wilson ROK 93? If not, you should. String it low in the mid 40's and it's a wonderful-feeling racket. That's one racket you could base your feel-specs on. Also I'd suggest pallet system for the grip. And a wider butt cap, like PK's. May not be as big, but just a...
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    WILSON PETITION: Sign below if you want Pro Staff Tour 90 GROMMETS!!!!!!

    Grommets for PS90's and RF85's, please. Thank you. If possible, also for St. Vincent 85's. Even better, for PS95's, too.