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    What racket what string and what city and state are you ?

    Prince Twistpower X97s or 2007 APDs (mood dependent) Ashaway Kevlar 16g x Ashaway Zyex Pro 17g 62/58 Clarksville, TN My home court:)
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    Nick Kyrgios was on an unstoppable run

    I am grateful for all the casual tennis fans Nick brings along and to see the stands full ($$) when he plays. My non-tennis playing wife of 40 yrs calls out when I am watching tennis, "Is Alacarez or Kyrgios playing?" If I say "No" she continues on with what she is doing, if I say "Yes" she...
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    Why are people throwing the towel on Carlos Alcaraz?

    Didn't Carlos just turn 19? If no injuries I can't wait to see him when he is 23-24.
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    Overwhelmed by strings

    Hey! He said he was a 3.0, don't make it complicated. Best is syn gut or cheap round poly in mains/syn gut crosses. Whatever is cheapest.
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    In praise of Kevlar/ZX hybrid!!!

    @skydog , https://www.daddario.com/products/orchestral/violin/zyex-violin/zyex-violin-string-set-44-scale-medium-tension/
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    Beatriz Haddad Maia US Open 2022

    That is one big strong fit young lady. With her skill set and physicality she can overwhelm quite a few WTA players. I like her chances if she can keep it together physically and game time mindset. This is kind of sad but...
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    Helping a beginner get into the game

    @SV10is , Make sure you have a 70+ ball hopper and don't make picking up tennis balls a chore. At this point nothing she does is wrong. Everything is incremental to excellence. She needs to hit billions of balls, period. Right and wrong will evolve, with nudges. Recommend reading these books...
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    Character stringing on 70s TV show

    I would rather spend time with my wife and my dogs than 99 percent of the people on planet earth.
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    Character stringing on 70s TV show

    @USMC-615 , I wanted a Cockatoo - Beretta was so cool and I wasn't:) "Book em Danno." Now I am happy just to be alive. Me and mutts:
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    In praise of Kevlar/ZX hybrid!!!

    @Astonish , I think it all depends on how you string your racket and how you use your machine and initial reference tension. I never string Ash Kev less than 62lbs on my Wise. 65lbs on the lockout. To me winch stretched means boardy for a longer period of time. But then the guys I string for...
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    Intuitive Tennis, back again with the equipment knowledge bomb...

    Nikola Aracic was good OVC player 20 yrs ago. Hall of Fame for Murray State. I've hit with OVC champions on a number of occasions and enjoyed the chance as a rec hack. I remember one OVC champ telling me I wasn't fast enough, I exclaimed, "But I am 62 yrs old." They said "yes, I get that but...
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    In praise of Kevlar/ZX hybrid!!!

    @tlm , How long does the Head Rip Control last? I have a friend who has been using Ash Kev mains quite a while . He was using NRG2 crosses but went to a slightly cheaper multi for the crosses. I think he said HDMX. We were laughing about how his Ash Kev can last 2-3 cross stringings. Yeah he...
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    string suggestion 55YO 4.5 female

    @Ryebread , if the lady can effectively & efficiently swing those rackets at her age without any arm issues why change what ain't broken? Maybe nudge her in cutting out her strings a little sooner. She must hit the sweet spot pretty consistently.
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