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    Yonex VCore Pro 97 HD review...

    You’re absolutely right, it was primarily the difference in launch angle or trajectory that I had to adjust to with the Yonex. I’m learning to get as much satisfaction from the topspin shots with it over the “cheap and easy” kind that come with the RF97. Loopy is nice, but as you stated, my...
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    Gamma TNT2 React Pro - Anyone tried?

    Hit with my Speed Pro with Dunlop Expl. Bite mains and React Pro crosses, both 17ga at 53lbs. I must’ve enjoyed it enough because hitting with it made me smile reminiscing over having chosen my Speed Pro last year even if I’ve moved on. To my surprise, I seem to like it over my previous setup -...
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    Yonex VCore Pro 97 HD review...

    After taking a week off for medical reasons, I hit again with my racquets these past couple days. Was worried about minimal shoulder soreness again from the RF97 but I seem Ok today. I’m thinking now it’s really a matter of a) do I want to keep my strength/security in the consistency and sharp...
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    Tier One Sports tennis strings?

    I filled out their String Selector form; curious to see what they recommend. ^^v
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    Yonex VCore Pro 97 HD review...

    I have 5g spread from 10 to 2, and that seems to feel right to me. Initially it was primarily an attempt to bring the balance to a reasonable one after I changed the grip to Fairway leather (which made the racquet ridiculously too HL, to my surprise). I started with 1g then 2g at 12 then tried...
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    Gamma TNT2 React Pro - Anyone tried?

    I recently had my Speed Pro strung up with 17ga Dunlop Explosive Bite mains and 17ga React Pro crosses @ 53lbs. Haven’t tried it yet but will do so tomorrow. Pretty excited. 8-B
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    Recommended string for Wilson Pro Staff 97 v13?

    Oops, wrong thread/racquet.
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    18x20 Royal battle - Head Prestige MP vs. Yonex Vcore Pro 97HD vs Gravity Pro vs. Blade V7

    I tried the Dunlop CX Tour and it was pretty decent. It would appear I’m not skilled enough to handle the 95 sq.in. - I do wonder if there’s a psychological factor at play there but one takeaway from other notable 95s I tried (Yonex VCORE and Prestige Pro) was that the headsize was a bit small...
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    Yonex VCore Pro 97 HD review...

    Not the best images, but this is roughly where each racquet can sit on a flat surface before it would fall off, if I shift towards the left. My VCP 97HD looks pretty much identical to the RF97. I imagine I can measure the balance point off this? ...ish? Edit: 31cm? From butt to end of...
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    Yonex VCore Pro 97 HD review...

    Hmm... odd then, because based off how the racquets hang off the finger, the two are Way more handle heavy than, say, my Speed Pro...
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    Yonex VCore Pro 97 HD review...

    So I went to the shop and got the specs of my RF97 and VCP 97HD measured. The balance measurements were nearly identical (330, iirc) and weight pretty much as my kitchen scale read, albeit 0.5g higher for each. [360.5/350.5] My knowledge/understanding of swingweight is **** poor, but I was...
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    How do you pick a racquet when different demos feel better on different days?

    This may sound bizarre. But I ultimately make my decision based on how I envision myself as a player in the future with the racquet, what my style looks like and/or what I want it to look like, what I’d like to adopt, foster in my play. Which racquet best supported this is the one I chose/choose.
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    Babolat Pure Control Team (& misc.)

    I ended up with a, uh noncommittal decision. I decided on the Pro Staff RF97 but instead of buying from the shop I demoed racquets from, I ordered one from Wilson directly, as it was cheaper with a 25% off code and customizing it (changing the paint finish to gloss instead of velvet) didn’t cost...
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    Who's Using the Babolat Pure Strike? Why is this frame not loved? What's the catch?

    I don’t really know or use the regular tennis terminology, but I tried the Gen. 3 18x20 and it felt... dry. I also admittedly am not a fan of the cosmetic to it. Cosmetically the Technifibre TF40 is more to my liking, for example. I think another issue for me was that I kept comparing it to my...
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