Recent content by chris_ah1

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    Colors - Court Ballistics

    I'm not sold on the wimby shoes either. Would prefer a real wimbledon green and purple. seems a bit wimpy. My favourite is the classic white and gray. Shure the yellow and white is nice, and the black and green looks great...but there is something so nice and pure about the white+gray.
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    barricade 5 vs breath cage II vs ballistecs

    they are narrower everywhere - more like a glove. In fact closer to the feel of a well worn-in barricade IV IMO. but my feet aren't typical as most don't find my top-of-the-toe-pinching with the ballistecs which I do.
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    Definitive opinions on Vapor VI?

    thanks guys. best bit of it all was I got to play a lot of tennis!!
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    barricade 5 vs breath cage II vs ballistecs

    Ballistec 1.3 if they fit your feet ok.
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    Definitive opinions on Vapor VI?

    Vapor VI - very thin, good for narrow feet and supinators (arched). give you a light nimble on the toes feel. Ballistic 1.3 - much heavier, wider and very nice for pronators (flat). Nice and planted, very comfortable for pounding the court. But I find it is a bit too tight on the top of my...
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    How does K-Swiss stack up to other brands?

    nice shoes. lots of comfort and cushioning. good for older players with knee problems. However with all that it does leave you feeling a bit unstable - or me at least. i think they have a customisation feature - not tried it myself yet. good luck with k-swiss.
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    low profile, "quick" shoe

    Any of the vapor variants, asics resolution2, grass-version barricade, I saw a slick looking lacoste tennis shoe today, can't remember the name. Yonex 205 looked quite low profile. propulse 2 also felt quite good. Personally it's easier to rule out shoes - Barricade V, Ballistecs etc. than...
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    Ballistec 1.3 a Joke?

    AAAAH, tried the ballistic today. It was slightly big length wise, but crushed the top of my toes a bit where they join onto my foot - and only on my left foot - A no-no for me then :( sadly I got asics resolution 2s instead :( the ballistics are fantastic though on my right foot.
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    no dampener

    Indeed, even the coach noticed I was hitting much better without it too and asked me if I had restrung the racket in the middle of the set or something lol. Let's face it, the only reason why we care about any of the gear here is to get the last 5% of performance out of ourselves either with a...
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    Vibration Dampners.

    not on their stiffer rackets I would have thought. Then again everyone has different limits or what they want, best bet is to demo it with and without rubber. I personally haven't found a racket that needs a dampener since the stiff ones I used to use 10years ago (hyper hammer frying pan and...
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    no dampener

    yeah, but i still don't understand it even though it happens. Problem is I KNOW the science. but i can also feel and see the effects so I'm flummoxed by it. You mean people think that my game just miraculously got better because i stopped playing with it because I magically wanted to play...
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    Ballistec 1.3 a Joke?

    yeah, you're right. But I wanted a shop with the different shoes in one place to try from different brands lol rather than just nike. Wig*m*re sports at harrods and their main store by oxford street had such limited stock I couldn't get enough comparisons going at the right sizes :( Problem is...
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    Man do I love "dead" poly!!

    for me dead polys have rises and falls though. they are not consistent over time.
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    TW Review: Nike CourtBallistec 1.3 now posted

    not to mention 9.5s are a fair bit lighter according to a TW user (can't remember if it was this thread or the TW review thread. )
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    Ballistec 1.3 a Joke?

    ok, if it's a design flaw then oh well :( Still, I didn't stop with the asics resolutions and it took FIVE goes to find a good shoe, not two :S I went out searching for some propulse2, YHT-306, Vapor VI, CB1.3 and resolution 2s today, but in London there seems to be a dearth of tennis shoes.