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    How can Gosen Micro and Prince Syngut DF be Classified as Multi

    When I played more regularly from the 1980's through 2008, I usually played with 15 ga and 16 ga Prince synthetic gut and Top Spin. I used this string because it was affordable and I didn't want the string to break too frequently. Having recently gotten back into playing, someone was surprised...
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    How can Gosen Micro and Prince Syngut DF be Classified as Multi

    I misquoted from the back of the reel. What I meant to quote was "Super Strength Nylon Monofilament." The "monofilament" is what has me puzzled. But you seem to have explained it: "monofilament" is a single "core" "with one or more wraps around it."
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    How can Gosen Micro and Prince Syngut DF be Classified as Multi

    I know this is an old post, but regarding forum posts, we should not be ageist. Long live the dead. I am sitting next to a reel of 16ga. Gosen OG Sheep Micro and contemplating using it in a hybrid set up with 17 ga. Volkl Cyclone. The back of the reel states "super strength nylon filament," yet...
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    How To Pressurize / Revive Old Tennis Balls...

    Which balls cannot be repressurized: Babolat Roland Garros or Head ATP?
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    How To Pressurize / Revive Old Tennis Balls...

    I have now built two of these tubes. However, they are not air tight and lose pressure over a number of hours. I used two-part epoxy to glue all the fittings. I don't think the epoxy is a good choice for air-tight fittings. I also used hot glue to seal the valve, top and bottom, which also...
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    How To Pressurize / Revive Old Tennis Balls...

    Why can't certain pressurized balls be re-pressurized?
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    Pressureless tennis balls

    Does anyone know if the dual-colored Gammas are better than the all-yellow Gammas?
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    Reality of Tension Loss on 17 ga. Volkl Cyclone Co-poly Due to Non-Use

    This seems like what I'm looking for. Thanks. Poly is new to me, and my 50-year-old arm doesn't seem to mind 17 ga. Cyclone.
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    Unique Pressureless balls

    It is now 2018, and I can confidently say that at least for ball machine use, if I had to choose between Penn balls and Gamma balls, I'd choose Gamma.
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    Is there something unique about tennis players?

    Is there something unique about tennis players? By "tennis players," I do not mean only professional players but people who see and feel playing tennis as part of their identity. I grew up playing baseball and American football in organized leagues and schools and tennis as something on the...
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    Reality of Tension Loss on 17 ga. Volkl Cyclone Co-poly Due to Non-Use

    Will going to a hybrid 17ga. Cyclone/16g. (or 17ga.) Gosen synthetic gut be a better solution if I plan on trying to extend the playing life of strings as long as possible? I ask because I have reels of both.
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    Reality of Tension Loss on 17 ga. Volkl Cyclone Co-poly Due to Non-Use

    I played tennis somewhat regularly from 1980 to 2008. During this time, I always played with multifilament string and synthetic gut and never thought twice about letting a racket sit for months while I favored playing with a different racket. I would play with a racket until the strings broke...
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    Ball machine - Go high end? Or are the features not worth it?

    The charger puts out 13.05 V at 5 Amps.
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    Ball machine - Go high end? Or are the features not worth it?

    People need to stop claiming that the Spinfire is the only machine with internal oscillation. Several of the Siboasi machines have internal oscillation. I currently have the S4015 that has internal oscillation; rugged wheels to roll over curbs, bricks, and rocky terrain; compact size for...
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    Ball machine - Go high end? Or are the features not worth it?

    My main mistake in practicing the drop shot and, most likely employing it in match play, is initiating it from the baseline and not from a position closer to the net.
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