Recent content by hadoken

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    Easier to build up a grip 1 size or go down 1 size?

    I've done this so many times and basically no matter how hard you try and mod it, it's never right so don't buy the wrong size no matter how good a deal you find. Once you find your perfect setup regardless of whether you build up, use a thinner grip etc., just spend the extra money to match...
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    Tennis Nets anyone?

    I need to replace a tennis net on my court and was just going to buy a Gamma based on the brand name...i see Edwards is also popular. Does anyone have any thoughts? They all seemed kinda the same price ~$200. It it matters, its for outdoor use and in SoCal year round.
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    Tourna Power Cap..

    I use Yonex but I could not play with the frames without the Power Cap. IMO they are essential to a Yonex frame. For others, not so much. I put it on a Prince Textreme and it's just too big...I would need to drop a grip size to make it feel reasonable.
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    Is it worth learning to string myself?

    100% agree here. I have zero interest to string more than 1 racquet a week if they are not my own or my kids frames. My time is way too valuable. I will help out a friend and they return me the favor by buying me lunch, buying the new tennis balls...little stuff. Stringing becomes a chore...
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    Is it worth learning to string myself?

    I'm 47 and have been stringing for 25 years since college for personal use. My college buddy and I both started when he scored a Klippermate. Over the years I moved up in stringing machines to now a NEOS+Wise because I can afford it...and my buddy still uses his Klippermate. From a pure...
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    Alpha Progression DC or Gamma 5003 to add WISE to

    If these were my only choices, I would choose the Gamma 5003 assuming you have a place to store it and easily take it out. Up until last year I stored my upright stringer in pieces and I just hated having to assemble it to's not hard but just a mental block whenever I had to...
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    FS Yonex Ezone AI98 LG 285G or trade for VCORE/EZONE alternative

    Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): Yonex AI98 LG Grip Size / Size: 4 1/2 Quantity: 1 Condition (x out of 10): 7 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): Older frame used occasionally *General Description (including any cosmetic blemishes): Good...
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    tension question, poly -> syn gut

    I would suggest reverse hybrid and go synthetic mains and poly crosses if the OP wants to amp up power + drop tension 3lbs. That should be materially different enough vs his current setup to see if he likes synthetic gut play.
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    How to order good prescription eyewear?

    The easiest is just walking into your local optometrist and buying an RX sunglass. But personally I would get the RX written down, find a sunglass frame you like and then use a company like Revant or Fuze to get custom RX lenses for the frame. Oakley makes fantastic RX lenses but they are very...
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    FS/FT Prince Beast 98 near mint 4 1/2

    Item Description: Prince Beast 98 (non o port) Grip Size / Size: 4 1/2 Quantity: 1 Head Size (if a racquet): 98 Condition (x out of 10): 9+/10 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): Less than 2 hrs *General Description (including any cosmetic blemishes)...
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    Been using simple synthetic gut strings for years - any reason to try something new?

    I used synthetic gut for a long long time and then decide just to switch it up and moved to Syn guy / polu hybrid. I wouldn't say my game has gotten 'better'...what I gain in spin I lose in string liveliness. One of things that I find hard to do is switching back to normal synthetic though...
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    Diadem Premier Ball

    I use the Diadem pressureless mixed with my Wilson Triniti. Solid ball for the price. My favorite are Spinfire's balls but they are just too pricey for me
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    Prince CTS Thunderstick info ...

    Sadly I sold my stock of 4 Approach 90's last 47 I just couldn't play with them any longer and had to be realistic about my skills! They still show up on auction regularly. People who rave about the Phantom 93 really should try the Approach 90. I never knew the CTS DB 26 came in a...
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    WTB: Prince Beast 98 L4

    Hi looking to try a Prince Beast 98 (Non O port) in grip 4 1/2 so if you got a used one in any condition, I am interested. Thx!
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    Prince CTS Thunderstick info ...

    As I recall it, Graphtech DB was the 1st one out and is not CTS (on a sidenote if you need a SUPER soft frame get a Graphtech...). Then Prince invented CTS and Graduate and Approach debuted...soon adding Precision and Thunderstick at the same time, then Lightning. These frames all have the...