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    Prince Textreme Tour 100 (310) Thread

    I have been VERY pleased with this racquet, coming from the Yonex SV100 and SV98. I also demod a LOT of frames before settling on this one. I started with full poly (Hyper G) at about 48lbs and it was too springy. It’s about perfect with Weiss Canon Ultra Cable 17 (or Fire Stroke 17) at 55/53...
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    Prince Textreme Tour 100 (310) Thread

    I have to agree. I didn't think I would like this racquet. I also think it's ugly so I was hoping I wouldn't like it either. But, it's damn good. I have been swinging with the Yonex SV100 and SV98 for the past year and a half and as my strokes are slowly developing I have been wanting something...
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    Racquet after DR98 ...?

    If you want (slightly) more spin and power, try the Vcore SV98. It will also have a slightly less muted feel which I like. The Vcore Pro 330 (despite its heavier weight) does not feel nearly as heavy when swinging as I would have thought. Plays great. If it's too heavy then try the 310. I think...
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    Contoured Grips- Feel the groove

    I was hoping to get a discussion going about contoured grips. Until recently I had just used basic replacement grips. A couple months ago, I tried the Gamma Hi Tech Gel Contour grip and liked some things about it. First, the grip goes from being mostly smooth (besides the bevels) to having very...
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    Weiss Cannon Red Ghost - great poly

    Wow, that seems pretty low, but if it is working for you, that's great. I had my SV100's done as 53 mains/50 crosses and the SV98 done with the full bed at 50. I may go just a tick higher next time on the SV100's...maybe 55/52. But the 50 in the SV98 is definitely not a rocket launcher yet...
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    Solinco Hyper G

    Agreed on the playability. For me, Ultracable lost tension far too quickly as well- that's a good point. I find the Red Ghost to be the best of the 3, but would probably explore a different option if less power is a requirement.
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    Solinco Hyper G

    If you want a little less power than the Hyper G, try the Weiss Cannon Ultracable. Has excellent spin and slightly less power than the Hyper G. The WC Red Ghost is more comfortable than both, with almost as much spin and just a touch more pop.
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    Weiss Cannon Red Ghost - great poly

    Is anyone else using this string? I've used it now on (2) SV100's and an SV98 and I must say, it is a great poly. Very comfortable, plenty of power and spin. Less bite on the ball as compared to Ultracable and just a little less than Hyper G, but more comfortable then both, better tension...
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    Yonex VCORE SV

    I'm now about 3.5 months in to using the SV100. This is an excellent frame. It shares similarities to the Babolat Pure Drive but is a superior frame in about every way in my opinion. I find it to provide the easy power and spin that the PD delivers, but with better feel and more comfort. The...
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    Yonex Ezone DR CLUB!!!!~~~!!!

    I just grabbed one too- DR98 285 version- so I could add lead where I wanted to get a little lower static weight than the standard version. Pretty nice so far, but not as crisp as my SV100. I'll have to add a little more weight and see what I come up with.
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    Yonex VCORE SV

    Should also note, My SV100 is strung up with Solinco Hyper G 16 at 52lbs. It's starting to get springy though now so time to switch it up. I'll try a multi in it next which may be a little lighter as well so that may help with the balance (along with a little tungsten putty in the handle). I'm...
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    Comparing a Volkl V-Sense V1 Pro and Volkl V-Sense 8 (300g) ?

    The V1pro feels a little more solid and stable and the VSense 8-300 is a little more headlight and maneuverable. Both impart a good amount of spin. I prefer the VS8-300 of the 2 with the right strings.
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    Yonex VCORE SV

    It's a nice frame. I'd prefer it to be a little more HL, but overall a very nice one. I've been hitting with it for a couple of months. It is more comfortable than I would have thought for its stiffness, but not as plush of a feel as the DR98/DR100. The sweetspot is very generous on the SV100...
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    How do you decide if a racquet is "too powerful"?

    If you like the feel of the VSense 8 you will like the VSense 10. I demoed that one and it was very nice- I loved the balance too. It was just a touch too heavy and a touch too under powered for me but sounds like a really good fit for you. Definitely take one out for a swing.
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    How do you decide if a racquet is "too powerful"?

    I'm not even a big hitter and I thought the 8-300 and 8-315 were both pretty powerful. Demo the VSense 10-325 as it sounds like that one may be right up your alley.
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