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    Southern Sectionals

    The Bama M 3.0 team was in our group at Sectionals. Honestly, they were just a solid team on all courts. All of their players would be what I consider competitive 3.5 level players or better, based on skill level. But only one of them has an early start rating of 3.5. Of course, there were...
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    Black Magic 17 (1.23) - How does it compare to other polys?

    I searched around and I haven't found a lot of recent discussion on Genesis Black Magic. So I thought I would ask for some opinions for those that are still using it. I recently picked up a reel of the Black Magic 17 (1.23) and I am wondering a how it compares with other polys since I will end...
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    easiest way(s) to fix the sandbagging issue at regional/state/national levels

    Not to get off topic too far, but I actually don't know if this is correct. In our District there was a nineteen year old former High School Player (that played in the post season) that self rated as a 2.5 (based on NTRP guidelines he should have self-rated as a 3.5). The 2.5 league was pretty...
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    String advice for Head Youtek Radical Pro

    Personally, I stick with poly in the YT Rad Pro. The wide open string pattern eats through synthetic gut and multis very fast. My favorite is WC Turbotwist at 54lbs, but the racquet is so spin friendly from the baseline any poly your arm can tolerate would do well. So if Sonic Pro feels...
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    Help - Mathematician / Racquet weight measuring experts number crunching required! TY

    Using the TW specs and the customization worksheet the new specs of your YT Speed MP 18x20, assuming you add 5 grams of lead at 12, would be: New Weight: 340 New Swingweight = 334.2 Stiffness (if it would it change) = should not change Balance Point = (Basically if it was manufactured like...
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    Soft, plush, flexy rackets really best for tennis elbow?

    I honestly believe that tennis elbow has as much to do with your technique as it does the racquet and strings. I would be willing to bet your new players racquet has you doing something different with your swing that is causing the elbow flair up.
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    Going from X1 Biphase to Pacific Classic Gut

    While I typically use polys, I occasionally string Pacific Classic Gut 16 in my frames when I have an achy shoulder, especially in cold weather. I also use NRG2 when I don't have the gut in stock (which I think is very close to X-One). I string the gut at 60lbs (and NRG2 at 60lbs), and the...
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    Broke last cross tie off! Is this OK to do?

    Jack, If it is your racquet, I would say leave it as is and you likely won't notice the difference. This same thing happened to me stringing a set of gut a couple weeks ago on one of my racquets and I did exactly what you did. Essentially, I made it a three piece string job with the last...
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    Head Microgel Monster vs Microgel Radical OS

    My wife likes the stock MG Rad OS, but she she just attached to the Monster because she has been playing with it for so long and hates change. She finds my particular setup a little harder to swing because the swing weight is about 10 points higher and over all the racquet weighs an ounce or...
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    Head Microgel Monster vs Microgel Radical OS

    My MG Monster is pretty light and head heavy. It has a 16x19 string pattern that is fairly open as well. It is also fairly stiff. My wife has used it for a few years because she likes the higher power and the fact the racquet does a lot of the work for her on ground strokes. It is one of the...
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    New racquet quest - suggestions?

    I agree with Od1n about the YTPP not feeling that sluggish. I actually ended up with a little lead at 12 to bump the SW up a little more when I was using this racquet. As to the OP -- I think a we may be able to offer some better suggestions if we know what it is that you don't particularly...
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    Weights do not match?

    While I would not say it is "normal" in my personal experience with Head racquets for there to be such a big variance in the weight, it does happen. I have a good number of Head MG Radicals, and most are within 3 or 4 grams of each other. However, I did get a new YT Rad Pro about 6 months...
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    Head Liquidmetal Radical OS vs Head Microgel Radical OS

    Interesting question. I prefer the feel of the MG and the swingweight of the LM. So I put 4 grams of lead running from 11 to 1 on the hoop of the MG and end up with the best of both worlds. For me anyway.
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    2010 Yr end ratings

    Several players on my team have new higher ratings. The year end rating date is blank now as well. I was changed from a "C" to a "B" rated player as well even though I was not bumped up a level. So it looks like the new ratings are being published now.
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    New update on rating release

    Vizsla, you may want to check your rating. Our ratings have been published for adult league players. Mixed exclusive haven't been changed yet. For others, this is in Southern, South Carolina.