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    First time since 1973 no American men ranked in the top-30

    LOL. Was waiting until we finally got to the point in this thread where we'd hear something along the lines of "these youngsters are just eating avocado toast, posting dances on TikTok, and ruining US professional tennis in the process. Back in my day I'd walk uphill both ways to school in the...
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    First time since 1973 no American men ranked in the top-30

    Bad take here. Trying to equate two vastly different scenarios and lacking all nuance.
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    Adopted a Pro Kennex Copper Ace 90 yesterday!

    Nice! Still haven't given it a hit just yet (been wet and rainy here in Colorado), but excited to give it a go and compare it to my K90/93p. Have a feeling it'll need a fresh set of strings though because it's unclear how long the current set has been in the racquet and they appear to be cheaper...
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    Post Pictures of your Racquets and Tennis Gear

    Not mad about it! Looks even prettier in person :love:
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    Post Pictures of your Racquets and Tennis Gear

    Came across this Pro Kennex Copper Ace 90 labeled "Free" on the side of the road yesterday! A quick wipedown, fresh white overgrip, and its ready to hit the courts! Although I expect to find that it'll need a fresh set of strings too... Anyone else get Miami Dolphins vibes from this stick?!
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    Adopted a Pro Kennex Copper Ace 90 yesterday!

    Sometimes the tennis gods reward you for going on your silly little daily walk and offer up a free side of the road racquet for your enjoyment! Came across this Pro Kennex Copper Ace 90 on the corner with a sign that said "FREE" and couldn't help but be intrigued! I hadn't heard of the racquet...
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    Full Alu Power?

    I'm sure someone here has a better recollection and specifics, but like OP said, pretty sure Delpo was using full bed ALU Power in a Hyper Pro Staff 6.1 95 around that time...
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    Full Alu Power?

    I've never been a "I need what the pros use to play like a pro" guy, but after watching that match live and seeing Delpo obliterate Nadal in a Grand Slam 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 I'm pretty sure I was googling "Del Potro racquet" and "Del Potro strings" incessantly LOL
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    Cal Bears

    Cal women win their first ever Pac-12 tournament title with a clutch performance over UCLA yesterday! Go Bears!
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    Make my 93p more...K90-like?

    Lol, we're in an airbnb so she just rolls her eyes and hopes I don't knock something off the shelf. I'm of course more worried about any scratches/paint chips to that beautiful midnight purple paint ;) And interesting, that makes sense as well! I'll give it a few more sessions and see if it...
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    Make my 93p more...K90-like?

    Circling back on this thread because @Irvin and everyone who chimed in deserve my kudos! Added 8g of lead to my 93p split 4g above the 9.375 cm point and 4g below (essentially near the butt and top of handle), and boy was the difference in feel almost immediate. Shadow swings in the living room...
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    Post Pictures of your Racquets and Tennis Gear

    nice! not to derail, but how's it play? what tension did ya go with?
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    Fist pumping

    True. And if you ask my dad, he might even say that he thinks winning a point on a net cord is actually the ultimate mark of skill lol.
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    Fist pumping

    Generally agree with this, although it's funny, when I used to hit with my father he never understood the tennis etiquette of apologizing for a won net cord point. He always felt like if the rules dictated that you can win the point all the same whether it hits the net first or not, why should...
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    Shapo isn't wearing a hat

    Protects against a sunburnt neck, also covers the scalp from a sunburn when my head is freshly buzzed, and still manages to wick away some sweat :shrugs:
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