Recent content by dave t

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    What is exactly the effect of lead at 7" from the buttcap?

    Best not to ask questions round these parts. It does work. And that's all that matters! To answer your question about the three setups: 1. whippier, faster feel. Not much change in plowthrough, though any time you add weight, you can expect it to feel a little more solid/a little more power...
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    Fellow Cage 3 which shoe are you going?

    Not sure. May try the new mizunos at some point. Had a few good pairs before moving to the cage 3. Luckily the cages are pretty durable and I have a few new pairs in the closet.
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    Yonex Sonicage 2

    You were using the standard or wide version of the 1? Looks/sounds good!
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    Superfeet Sliding??

    I'm just using the standard flex insole - I believe they make a thin, normal and max (thicker) version. The normal middle one is just slightly thinner/less volume in shoe than the Blues. Don't notice any loss of cushioning.
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    Superfeet Sliding??

    After having a few pairs of the blues - I now much prefer the flex series insoles. They’re cheaper and lighter but still have great support for me. The top cover is a different material that does not slide like the blue, green etc. They’re basically half the price so might be worth a shot.
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    Re: the sale comment - don’t really see a ton of the new blades around. CV is still way more prevalent.
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    Does anybody else have their Cage 3’s bleed onto their socks?

    Yes, my clay pair does it - they're black with red on inside of tongue/collar (turns the inside of my white socks pink). Not a huge deal...
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    Just going back to the twistweight posts. How much variation between frames can be expected? Is the TWU twistweight # an average of several racquets or just a sample? I do think its a relevant parameter for racquets but we don't get much background. It is interesting that the earlier 16x19...
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    Nike Air Zoom Cage 4 Release Date ?

    Anyone know if they have the same inward angle thing as the vapor 10s?
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    These anemic frames do exist. I tried to grab a third CV blade as a backup for my others. I think the SW was 20 pts less with similar static weight/balance. there was absolutely I could do to make it feel close. I guess it happens. Made me a TW-matching customer for life.
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    The new blade V7 May just be the best blade so far

    Probably comes down to personal preference. I was a long-time 6.1/pro staff player so I think I'm just more used to the HL balance. I notice the difference most on volleys/touch shots. For groundstrokes, either setup is great. I like the feeling of weight in the head - and the blade provides...
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    The new blade V7 May just be the best blade so far

    340g/330-335 SW (depending on strings) is a great spec for the blade. Easily attainable with a little weight in handle. I like some lead wrapped at the top and blue tack under buttcap.
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    Nike Cage 3

    Also love them. I think on number 5 now. They are pretty durable for me in terms of the sole and remaining supportive. I think a few guys have issues tearing through the uppers on some slides (but I'd imagine that problem would exist on any shoe if that's how you play. I slide but not really on...
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    Agree with above on comparisons to the speed. Blade is unique in that it generally feels more powerful than almost all of its competitors/similar spec'd frames.
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    Blade 98 CounterVail 16x19 how are you setting it up?

    6 grams of blue tack stuffed in butt. 6 grams of lead wrapped around 7. 2 g lead at 12. Gut/poly 54/50.