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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    Ok thanks.
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    You didn't change racquets, just changed the SW from 333 to 327 and your shoulder problems disappeared?
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    What racquet is the "GTour"?
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    I can't recall whether that was a slice serve in that screen grab or not. I have a pretty wicked slice 1st serve, but I only bring it out very occasionally, for more of a surprise. Have hit many aces with that serve, even though it usually isn't above 85 mph. Interestingly, the slice first serve...
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    I actually demo'd the Tour 100P several times and liked it quite a bit overall, though like most other racquets, it doesn't feel very stable or solid to me in comparison to the hammer that is the RF97A. It's also a quite different feel from the Phantom's. More comfy I think, and a bigger sweet spot.
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    I think I'm beginning to come to the same conclusion myself. I actually played pretty well with SG in my RF97A the few times I've tried it, just hate that it's not more durable.
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    Oh, so we're going straight to comparing my serve motion to the guy with basically the most efficient serve in the men's professional game? :):):). Not sure I can live up to that standard, though he is my tennis idol and I love to emulate his game or at least pretend to:). I do not have a very...
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    No I haven't measured the swing weight. I'm not actually sure how to do that. I did demo one of the Babolat Aero's 2 years ago, and I don't recall it hurting my *shoulder*, but I'm pretty sure my *elbow* didn't care for it much. Yeah, the Pro 100p has a very small sweet spot, but if I hit it...
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    I tried a set-up of Ashaway Kevlar mains and Zyex crosses in the RF97A about 2 years ago, and from a playability standpoint, I think that may possibly have been my most preferred string set-up I've tried yet. And *during my first match* with it, I don't recall feeling any elbow pain. But a...
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    I've tried a full bed of gut and I agree with you that it would likely make a huge difference for me, and I think I could string it high enough for control and could get halfway decent spin from it. However, the durability of a full bed of Gut with my spin game is something I just can't justify...
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    Here are some progressive screen captures of my service motion.
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    I do have video of my serve, but it's through Playsight, so can't post a link like youtube. I'll see if I can pull a few screen captures, don't know if that will help what you want to see or not.
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    I've played with both PPC (16) and Forten Sweet 16 quite a bit and they're very similar in durability but I like the feel and playability of the Forten better. Haven't tried the PPC 15 gauge. I demo'd the Volkl C10 and didn't like it. Had a lot of plowthrough and was very stable, but also felt...
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    Yes, on *paper*, you're correct, the Speedport should be stiffer than the RF97A. But I don't have the shoulder issues with the Speedport. Maybe it has to do with the ports being more forgiving? I did play with the Phantom's exclusively for several months before I went back to the RF97A...
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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    When I demo'd the RF97A with Lux 4g in it, *that* hurt my elbow *and* my shoulder. But with my current Gut/Poly set-up, it really doesn't hurt my elbow, only my shoulder. The league I play in has Playsight on the courts and so I get a pretty good look at my serve technique when watching my...
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