Recent content by brento1499

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    Best wilson of all time ?

    ncode 6.1
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    Tsitsipas black strings

    Who’s career has been ruined by 4G?
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    Increasing Grip Size: Heat Shrink Sleeve vs Overgrips?

    Shrink sleeves add like 18 g of weight to the handle and thus alter the balance pretty drastically
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    Is RacquetTune accurate?

    I just strung a racket at 55lb this afternoon and RacquetTune was gauging it at 36-37lb (tried it 3 times)… I thought I messed something up, but now after an hour of hitting it’s gauging at 52lb.. weird
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    How To Handle Opponent Accusing Me of Hooking?

    USTA event? “If you thought I made a bad call then you should have asked for a referee” And walk away If not a USTA event then who gives af honestly
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    Should I give full bed Synthetic Gut a try?

    agreed! syn gut only as a cross for advanced players, and only in mains for juniors/beginners I played with full syn gut until senior year of hs, and even just switching to a cheap crap poly like gamma zo was a massive upgrade
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    What are the rarest but greatest rackets ever?

    Babolat soft drive is worth adding to the list
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    Do you like oddball strings?

    The point still stands that a full bed of poly at 86 is ridiculous especially considering the justification is that anything looser is too trampoline-y. The entire ATP strings their poly 30+ looser than whoever this woman is while likely hitting twice as hard. It makes no sense
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    Do you like oddball strings?

    you mean the setup that he admits became antiquated and expresses regret about not switching to poly and bigger head size earlier? hm
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    Do you like oddball strings?

    I personally feel like kevlar is still pretty usable these days under the conditions you have good technique and a soft frame. It generates impressive spin and it lasts for ages.
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    Ultimate string of choice !

    Alu power ice blue 125… such a nice string! Best volleying and serving poly I’ve used, just such a smooth blend of power/control/spin. The only issue I had was that I could sometimes overhit.. maybe a little too much free power? Anyway, I’m not breaking any news about this 15 year old string...
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    Ultimate string of choice !

    Firestorm 17 broke for me after about 4 hours of hard hitting in an 18x20 :( Nice string though, definitely has some “wow” factor from the baseline Testing Hit Pro 17 now, it’s nice and responsive, but probably not worth the trouble of importing it into the US next up, Alu Power ice blue!
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    Ultimate string of choice !

    @galapagos I tried BBO based on your recommendation, and I really like it and think it suites my game nicely. I tried it in my dad's Phanton 97p, since I was scared of hurting my arm if it was strung in my 6.1 95 18x20. I liked BBO so much that I am willing to change to a flexible frame so I can...
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    Matching racquets- how importance is a couple balance points’ difference?

    Hi guys! I recently acquired two new racquets, and unfortunately one was about 8g heavier than the other. I got them to the same weight by putting a leather grip on one, which obviously caused them to have different balance points. The one with the leather grip is about 1.5 points head-lighter...
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    How come some pros like federer dont use flexible, low stiffness racquets?

    A PS90 is certainly marketable with prime Fed endorsing it, but idk about a over the hill Fed. A 90 sq in head size is already a tough sell to rec players. At least the RF97 has specs that amateurs can play with, even if Fed’s marketability declines alongside his play