Recent content by GS

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    Tecnifibre - new logo and identity

    Bring back Technifibre's 515 string! The string that a TF rep once told me---"Oh, it's our flagship string. It'll never be discontinued." 6 months later, it was gone.
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    Best 100in or more for backhand slice and serve?

    I've tried a lot of sticks over the years. Awhile ago, I settled on the Prince Classic 100 Longbody cut down to 27.5". It's the best thing I've found to hit a one-hander, and the extra length gives me alittle more serve pop. This discontinued racquet is now hard to find anywhere, new or used...
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    Great posters no longer active on forum?

    NoBadMojo was another one who really knew his stuff, but yep, got tired of the teenagers posting garbage here.
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    1970 vs 2018

    I think what he meant was, by winning the doubles title, in a way, he completed the college "grand slam", by owning both the singles and doubles titles. That hasn't been done too often, has it? (I know Mac McDonald won both awhile ago, in the same year. Another kid from UCLA....) Or maybe he was...
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    1970 vs 2018

    Jeff is 69 now. He had shoulder surgery in 1980, and in '81 he was ATP's Comeback Player of the Year. When he's not hitting balls here, he's working out at the gym. I once asked him what his best accomplishment was. He said it was in '71 when he won the NCAA doubles championship (after he won...
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    1970 vs 2018

    Sometimes I hit with a guy here in Berkeley. He was once #20 in the world, and beat Laver, Borg (twice), Connors (4 times), Ashe, and Edberg. He also won a doubles tourney with Laver. Next time I see him, I'll ask him how motivated Laver was in 1970. This guy would probably know. (His name? Jeff...
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    The best tennis quotes

    "I still break racquets, but now I do it in a positive way." Goran.
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    Pensacola/Destin, Fla. (4.0/4.5) Ready/Willing to Play!!

    What some people here want to know is, how did the Shroud make it thru Hurricane Mike recently?
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    Prince Original Graphite Poll!

    The POG 100 Longbody, cut down to 27.5". There is no substitute. (I've tried all the sticks out there. Only the original Babolat Pure Control from years ago came close.)
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    US Open 2018 QF: (4) Juan Martín del Potro vs (11) John Isner

    Sorry, but I just tuned into this match---is the roof closed? Gilbert said there's no A/C, anyway.
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    Tennis practice at home

    A friend of mine (who reached #20 in the world, back in the '70s), sometimes practices hitting against a big piece of thick foam rubber, placed at an upward angle. The foam dampens the hit and the rebound. It's a great alternative to a regular hitting wall....
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    String question for PCG100 players

    Because of my tender wrist, I stay away from poly and only use soft multis at 57 lbs in my PCGs---Head Rip Control 17 and Mantis Comfort Synthetic (which looks like a 16L). I've demo-ed all the soft multis out there, and settled on those 2. They feel great, and pretty similar to each other.
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    What is the lifespan of a racquet?

    When my favorite racquet (Prince Graphite 100) was discontinued a few years ago, I bought 3 more for future use. Since I already have 7 others, I won't be using them for 2 years or so. These 3 came strung with cheap poly. Since I only use soft multi, should I keep em in storage with that poly...
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    Alternative for Pro Supex Maxim Touch 17

    Yep, Mantis Comfort Synthetic (which is like a 16L), or Head Rip Control 17.
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    F/S: Prince Classic Graphite 100.

    Racquet has been sold! Thanks, TW! You're the best in the West, and everywhere else!