Totally agree. There are lovers and haters. And this applies to all racquets that I know/heard of in this forum and in my tennis circle. I just want to prepare OP for the real world out there. This is how I started and look what it has done to me. I'm a hopeless racquetholic now with no end...
"Immediately before starting the service motion, the server shall stand at rest with both feet behind (i.e. further from the net than) the baseline"
Ferrer was at rest before he started the service motion. He only moved after that.
Either of the two grippers should work on your machine. One comes with a diabolo and lever switch, the other has the red (push-button) switch but no diabolo. I have both switches but prefer the lever. I correspond with Dan via email.
From my experience multi's always fray. It's the nature of the string's construction - multifilaments. SynGut should be nearest to multi in terms of feel without going poly and it doesn't fray as it's a monofilament.
I have both the GPro and VCP HD. Easier power generation in GPro and higher launch angle. It's both an advantage and disadvantage. Same with VCP HD. Lower power and launch angle can either be bad or good. One just needs to commit to one to make it work.
Been a long-time low-tension (mid 40s) poly/syngut hybrid user. Just switched to full syngut Gosen OGSM 17 @ 57lbs recently (2/3 months ago). Elbow is so much happier. Long lingering elbow soreness/pain almost gone. Comfort is excellent. Control and spins all still there. Only con is...