Recent content by [d]ragon

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    Uniqlo US Open

    I like Kei's outfit minus the shoes. Fed's looks ok but might look good depending on what shoes he wears. I think colorful shoes would elevate both their outfits.
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    Almost got caught to a fake Babolat Pure Aero that looks like the real deal!

    I've seen an authentic Pure Aero with the wrong specs printed on it.
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    Quick clarification on TWU: MSV Focus-Hex 16 (1.23)

    On the String Performance Database, is "MSV Focus-Hex 16 (1.23)" 16 gauge (1.27) or 1.23 (16L gauge)? Thank you as always.
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    Parents: Do you let your kids play with equipment that is damaging their bodies?

    My opinion won't be very popular here, but I see very few issues with stiff racquets and stiff strings. I work at a very popular tennis shop that caters to many strong juniors. The trend I see is most players have no issues at all. Yes, there are some players who cannot tolerate them, but they...
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    Head still makes the best racquets

    1) Babolat outsells Head by a far margin. If you don't like Babolat or the stiffness, that's your prerogative, but most people who use Babolat don't have arm issues. If this were true, they would not put out best seller after best seller for the last decade and half. Plus, the Extreme, Instinct...
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    Head still makes the best racquets

    8. Their racquets have failed to consistently impress in the TW Playtests. Of course, the playtest is a subjective process and is by no means a true barometer, but its a consistent metric, and HEAD racquets have failed to score above the low 80s year after year. When taken as a trend, it's...
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    Head still makes the best racquets

    In my opinion, Head is one of the worst manufacturers right now. This is based on their overall products for the general market (not us neurotics TTWers) in my area over the last few years. They come up with good racquets once in awhile, but as a whole, they have been trending down. 1a. Too many...
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    Most lively tennis ball

    I recall the Babolat being the liveliest. I haven't tried the newer Dunlops or RFs though
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    Grip sizes - too small?

    I didn't think it really mattered what other people were using
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    The Aeropro Drive Original will arguably go down as the best modern racquet of all's why

    I also recall the SW not being that high, maybe ~325 Edit: wayback machine says~324
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    The Aeropro Drive Original will arguably go down as the best modern racquet of all's why

    Maybe others have a nostalgia factor or assume it must still be good cuz Nadal is using it, but I remember it being very harsh and plastic feeling. I personally think the Pure Aero 2019 is the best Aero generation so far (long-time Aero user).
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    Head Gravity

    22mm (as listed on the frame)
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    Why no 28 or 29" "normal" weight and head size rackets. Manufacturers PSYOP to prevent market?

    Because hardly anyone buys them. Markets tend to be demand driven, with customers dictating product trends. Even 27.5 inchers are rare in my area
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    I've got the Pro and MP to demo, and I can tell you the SW is pretty hefty on both. I wouldn't say 345 strung is out of the question (no RDC).
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    Is it time for Nishikori to switch Racquets?

    I honestly think his technique just isn't efficient, and that's why he's gotta swing so fast to generate pace. It ends up hurting him when he wastes more energy than he should hence longer matches or running out of steam in later rounds I think trying a 98 is worth a shot for him, but only to...