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    Pat McEnroe racket ?????

    Woodforde won the Senior Wimbledon Doubles in 2013 and 2016, I can't find any pictures from those two events but the time frame suggests he may have been using it in one or both tournaments.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I like the feel of a Volkl 4 1/4, stock Volkl synthetic grip, with a Wilson Pro Overgrip - will the PK 4 1/4 feel larger than that with the Wilson OG? I'm so used to that OG feel I don't think I can go without it.
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    Tennis Science Chat with Crawford & the Wolfeman Part 1: discussion of feel & touch when it comes to racquets & strings

    Any scientific basis for any of the handle vibration dampening systems (do it yourself silicone/bluetac addition, Yonex mesh, PK Kinetic, Volkl Dual-Dampening), or is it just the extra weight itself rather than the specific technology that would help in the collision with the ball?
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    When this thread was resurrected by Ross, it seemed all we could hope for was like a reunion of a 90's tv comedy - an epilogue of a great original that would produce a wry smile. Instead, it has become a full reboot, funnier, hipper, more informative, and sexier than the original. Well played...
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    Swiatek...countdown to racquet change

    This equipment change could easily cause a nervous reaction in a player who has a full time sports psychologist on the team because finding a quiet mind on the court had been tough for her prior to last fall. This change could potentially cost her millions of dollars in prize money, far more...
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    Swiatek...countdown to racquet change

    Her average groundstroke speed and spin rate went down- I wish they had given the Hawkeye data, at the French she was hitting a faster and spinnier rally ball than all the women and some of the men...
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    Tennis Warehouse: Yonex VCORE 95, 98, 100 2021 Playtest

    Congratulations to all selected! I really enjoyed the Tecnifibre TFight 295 RS test I was on, at first I thought it might be difficult to organize my thoughts in the review format, since I'm more of a holistic, impressionistic type of personality but once I worked on it I found it to be useful...
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    Volkl V1 Stiffness

    The 2004 10 year anniversary was the first version of the Classic I hit with - it was better than the one issued about 2014, comfortable and controllable power. That said, the circa 2014 wasn't bad. I haven't hit the current issue. I played with the V-Sense V1 MP for a couple of years, and echo...
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    Swiatek...countdown to racquet change

    Please don't call TW Shirley;)
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Bought one and strung with Cyclone 18 @ 50, it is indeed wonderful. Thankful to Tecnifibre and TW for the playtest on the new 295RS, but this is far better in terms of power, control, stability and comfort. Normally, if at least part of the beam isn't 26mm or higher like it is on my Volkl V-1s...
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    Iga Swiatek - Prince racquet

    I phrased that carelessly, good catch - toward the end of her career, she returned to the PD, which was blacked out but carried the Srixon stencil - even that would be a copyright infringement if the company didn't have permission. Check out moon shot's post on this page...
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    Iga Swiatek - Prince racquet

    Head had an arrangement with Dunlop, I don't know whether it was money or a "we'll do the same thing for you if the situation arises". Srixon had the same thing with Babolat, again I don't know the compensation, when the Pure Drive Lite Pro Stock Radwanska was using was painted as a Srixon Revo...
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    Cyclone vs Cyclone Tour

    Which color of the Cyclone 18 do you prefer?
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    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Tecnifibre TFight 295/300/305

    I like the same tension in the mains and crosses, but if I went with a difference, I would increase the mains, not the crosses, by 1 kilo. Increasing the crosses to me causes a boardy, very stiff feel. If I were stringing for my taste, I would use 22.5 kilos for both mains and crosses.