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    Considering customizing my PS97S (Dimitrov)

    If you'll forgive me, I'll still trust science instead of you. And since we are discussing feelings/impressions and not science, my interpretation of the OP's request differs from yours, even if he refers to "plowthrough" (or lack thereof) as being the culprit for his woes. In my view, when...
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    Considering customizing my PS97S (Dimitrov)

    By all means, don't let facts, logic and science stand in the way of your impressions. May I suggest you go and erect skyscrapers and bridges based on your more-accurate-than-physics impressions? I'm sure the result would be something to behold. While it still stands of course...
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    Considering customizing my PS97S (Dimitrov)

    An absolutely brilliant example of why one should be wary of asking for advice on a Web forum! Overall swingweight and total weight are what causes a racquet to feel unwieldy. Twistweight, in and of itself, only affects the rotation of the racquet. Between two racquets of the same overall...
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    Berdych and Tiriac named in Panama Papers

    Ah, come on guys! Don't you know by now that taxes are only for those people either not rich enough to escape them or not powerful enough to influence governments into not having to pay them in the first place? Taxes is only a problem for the poor. The rich shouldn't be burdened with that!
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    Is there really THAT high incidence of arm pain with APD 2013?

    It's alarming to see that people choose racquets based on internet opinions, because the sheer quantity of opinions on what amounts to simple scientific matters, without the slightest basis in fact, leads to an incredible load of BS. Among that: a stiff racquet = arm pain, Babolat are hurting...
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    Is there really THAT high incidence of arm pain with APD 2013?

    Only potential problem with APD, as mentioned above, is its tremendously low recoil weight. All that this means is that on any given ball impact, the racquet "kicks back" more than a racquet whose weight/weight distribution give it more energy (forward momentum) to fight off the incoming ball...
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    is it possible that a smaller face racket can have a bigger sweetspot than a bigger face racket?

    Yes, if the smaller racquet is heavier and has its weight distributed such as to have a higher swingweight and twistweight than the bigger one.
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    In search of a Textreme Tour 95 option w/ bigger sweet zone

    It sounds like you have "new racquet fever" (which I can understand, my racquet bag providing all the evidence needed...). However, make no mistake. The only reason why your experience with lead has not benefited you in your quest for a larger sweetspot is because you may not have added enough...
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    In search of a Textreme Tour 95 option w/ bigger sweet zone

    Sweetspot size is almost entirely a factor of weight/weight distribution. Therefore, if you like your TT95, your best option might well be to simply add weight to 3 and 9, or to 2 and 10 to change the weight distribution slightly and add more mass, all of which will have the effect of...
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    Why So Much Hatred for Raonic?

    All of the bashful comments were not ones of disappointment in his final performance. They were slams against the guy for who/how he is/plays. Read the threads. There are plenty and they are long. That's what I was questioning. I, for one, was extremely disappointed in the way his final...
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    Why So Much Hatred for Raonic?

    He clearly wasn't in the same kind of shape/condition in his semi against Goffin or in the final against Djokovic that he had been in at the Oz Open. Not the same movement, not as dynamic or explosive. There's no way in hell he could have played the way he did against Federer in the Brisbane...
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    RF97 Strings - What Should I Do?

    If that can be helpful, I've tried a few different conbinations in my RFs for now, including full multi, gut hybrid (with VS Touch 16 in mains and Yonex PTP in crosses), full Yonex PTP, and and Luxilon. The gut-poly seems promising, in that the spin and "feel" is very good. However, it adds...
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    Why So Much Hatred for Raonic?

    I know that web forums are a fertile ground for haters and keyboard heroes of all kinds, but I don't understand what basis there is for so much hatred being directed at Raonic? I watched yesterday's final, which, frankly, was more painful to watch than anything else. It was pretty clear that...
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    Federer's RF 97 and Dimitrov's PS97s

    Could you maybe explain in what ways it differs from retail?
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