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    Yonex EZONE 2020 AO

    I've never had this happen. I thought the clear piece at the throat was actually part of the entire grommet strip that pokes through the bridge/yoke. Send it back.
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    Recovery Boots?

    @atatu -- So far the experience with the Kingsfield boots has been totally positive. Since I don't have any experience with other recovery boots as a point of comparison, I can only share what I like about the Kingsfields after 8 sessions since receiving them. 1. There's a large range of...
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    Are all Pros 5'10 and under using extended length racquets?

    I'm 5'9" as well and I've used both. What matters most to me is finding the right swing weight and balance versus the length of racquet. But to ask the reverse question -- are all pros over 5'10" using standard length racquets? We all know that the answer is a resounding no. Isner, Tsonga...
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    Are all Pros 5'10 and under using extended length racquets?

    Yuichi Sugita (5'9")uses standard length Babolat racquets as well I believe (Pure Drive and Pure Strike). Ricardas Berankis (5'9") uses a standard length Yonex Vcore 97. Corentin Moutet appears to be using a standard length Wilson as well.
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    Are all Pros 5'10 and under using extended length racquets?

    Fognini uses a standard length Pure Drive.
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    Do you play Multi until it breaks?

    I usually break multi before it gets to the point of tension loss. So..yes in my case
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    2021 US Open Tickets

    Yep...I'm already subscribed to the US Open emails. There just hasn't been anything coming through about individual tickets. As for the cheap seats in Ashe, it's not really an option for me. In 2017, I had an Ashe day session ticket in section 24 (court level). While the view was good, it...
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    2021 US Open Tickets

    Does anyone know if the USTA is planning to release any individual tickets for this year's Open via their direct sale partner TicketMaster? Currently, promised tickets are only available via the 3rd party sites (StubHub, Vivid Seats, etc.). On those sites, the markup on just grounds passes...
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    Radical Team Building

    I'm going to cherry pick just the first half of your post since that's all that really counts in the context of the original post...and then I'm going to leave it there. These two scenarios aren't even equivalent. Yes. It matters. What your scenarios fail to do is take into account the...
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    Radical Team Building

    Consider it...yes (half-heartedly). Actually do it....no if I know the exact machinations. If there's a full disclosure that I'm being brought in as a ringer, I'll refuse to participate. If I'm told otherwise and find out that I've been lied to, I'll play (begrudgingly and not with a lot of...
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    Radical Team Building

    I guess I'm most shocked at the level of tennis mercenary-ism there is out there. I know that there's sandbagging that happens but the fact that people are willing to hire themselves out to this degree is shocking.
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    Nalbandian Coaching ?

    I don't think it's a case of top pros not having the fundamentals down. It just seems that like the rest of us they forget to go back to them as a baseline or they don't make them part of their regular training routines to make good habits. On a side note, Nalbandian looks really trim.
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    Yonex EZONE 2020 AO

    I can only comment on the grip size. I would say yes. The grip sizes of the current Ezones run similar to the DRs.
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    Yonex EZONE 2020 AO

    98+ user. I'm currently stringing a full bed of Tecnifibre Black Code 4S 17 at 48 lbs. Great spin production but just a little too much pop. I'm finding that when I try to flatten my shot trajectory, the natural elasticity at that tension slingshots a bit too much and I miss long. Same on...
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