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    Introducing Grapplesnake USA!!!

    I think Game Changer is meant to be used for the mains in a hybrid and not in a full bed?
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    Introducing Grapplesnake USA!!!

    Bitdefender seems to have finally whitelisted your site. :)
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    Yonex Ezone Tour 98

    After a second outing with the Ezone 98 Tour, I'm just not gelling with it. I think I want to move back towards a little heavier but head-light racquet. I used to play with the RF97 (and previous Pro Staff iterations since the late 80's) but switched frames after injuries and a layoff. I'm...
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    Yonex Ezone Tour 98

    I'll have a second outing with this frame over the weekend, using different string at higher tensions. Confidential 17 at 52 lbs. and another frame with Triax 17 at 55 lbs. I first hit with bagged out ALU Power Rough 16l that was probably at 42 lbs. at the time. ALU really loses tension... Due...
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    Yonex Ezone Tour 98

    Yeah. When I was in the 7th grade I used the Donnay Borg Pro with a 4 5/8" grip (I use a 4 3/8 now). It weighed around 12.8 oz strung (close to 363 grams) No pros told me to go lower in my grip size. Well, if they did, I probably didn't listen. The trend was for larger grips back then and...
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    Yonex Ezone Tour 98

    I feel the extra static weight does give the Ezone 98 Tour a little more power/heavier ball on shots. It also has a wider beam at the head (thinner at the throat for flex). I typically don't like racquets lighter than 11.7 oz strung. The 18x20 Blade 98 V7 was one exception because it was 4 pts...
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    Yonex Ezone Tour 98

    Initial experience hitting with the Ezone 98 Tour (after being stuck inside for weeks due to the smoke from fires in CA): I hit a few practice serves with new balls before my hitting partner showed up. On serves, I was able to generate more pace and a heavier ball than with the Blade 98 V7...
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    Yonex Ezone Tour 98

    Wow! Although I swapped the grip with a Head grip, my racquet weighs in at 333g! I hope to hit this weekend if the air quality gets better around here (all the CA fires). Otherwise, I'll have to skip yet another weekend to protect my lungs.
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    Zverev lost but...

    You know, I think many would be happy getting to the final and winning $1.5 million. I can understand the frustration losing a close one when being up two sets but I'd be more upset losing early on than in the final. Sent from my Pixel 3a XL using Tapatalk
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    Zverev: "I'm in the final of a Grand Slam. The two best players in the world are going to be playing on court."

    Don't you have to be ranked #1 and #2 to be considered the best two players in the world? Sent from my Pixel 3a XL using Tapatalk
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    Pure strike 3rd Gen vs Ezone Tour Questions

    I'm curious for more comparisons as well. I used the previous version of the Pure Strike 98 16x19 a couple of years ago and I tweaked my elbow. I had to go down from 52 lbs. with poly to a softer poly at around 46 lbs. before getting rid of the frames. I'm wondering if the latest version of the...
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    do thicker strings give you a lower ball flight and depth control?

    That may be why Nadal prefers 15g strings? My theory would be that there is more physical surface area to grab the ball. Sent from my Pixel 3a XL using Tapatalk
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    Is hyper g best poly

    I would not say it is the best. I don't know what it is about this string, but it bothers my arm in ways that other polys don't. I think Solinco Confidential might be better. It seems to have a more consistent response. Sent from my Pixel 3a XL using Tapatalk
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    How do you distinguish your racquets apart?

    I string my own racquets and print small Dyno labels for each racquet noting #1, #2, #3 for the racquet, string, tension, and date of the string job. Sent from my Pixel 3a XL using Tapatalk
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    Djokovic disqualified from the US Open for hitting a lines woman in the throat.

    Yeah. He did. It broke the orbital of the guy's eye socket. If he hit that same shot into this lady's throat, she might be dead. Sent from my Pixel 3a XL using Tapatalk