Recent content by jhp49

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    Prince balls made by Wilson?

    I played with Prince balls for the first time today and I hated them. They were harder and bounced completely differently than Penn or Wilson. I actually hurt my shoulder by using them.
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    Tennis is Sexist?

    The USTA ruined mixed doubles when they went to the combined rating. Many years ago USTA mixed was based on the man's rating. You could have a partner .5 point higher. Mixed 3.5 consisted of a 3.5 man and up to a 4.0 woman. Mixed 4.0 had a 4.0 man and up to a 4.5 woman. The partners were...
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    Polyester Help Needed

    Try a Parnell knot. Here is the Yulitle video on how to tie it. Also search yulitle on YouTube for his how-to videos on stringing.
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    Help with stringing pattern

    Thanks jim e. Sorry for the incorrect spelling.
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    Help with stringing pattern

    Does anyone have the stringing pattern for a Prince Air Lite? Its 118 sq inch and 8.5 oz according to the hanndle. I can't find it anywhere. It may be a big box racquet with no stringing pattern published. My friend cut out the strings before writing down the stringing pattern. He's restringing...
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    USTA Tennis Link page - Like?

    "Recording a score" option is difficult to get to. Per USTA you have to log in first before the "Record a Score" option is on the TennisLink Home page. However if you don't log in and enter a match ID in the search match block, the "record a score" option is at the bottom of the page. Why...
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    USTA League and scores

    Does anyone play not only to win but to keep the scores close so you won't get bumped up to a level where there is no league play in your area? If so, isn't it as though you have to play your opponent and the USTA computer in the same match?
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    RacquetTune app

    I've tried this with a gamma calibrator. Even though the drop weight is set for 50 lbs, the weight drops all the way to the table. AN electric or lock out stops at the pounds you set on the lockout or electric tensioner. A drop weight depends on the string and fish scale/calibrator stopping at...
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    RacquetTune app

    Could it be that the markings on the drop weight bar are off? What is the best way to check the accuracy of a drop weight? The usual digital fish scales won't work. If you attach th escales like you do on an electric or lock out machine, the drop weight just drops to the table.
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    my 9 year old sons comments on his new string job...

    There is a lot of evidence that poly can cause arm and shoulder problems. I'm not sure I would string a 9yo's racquet in any poly.
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    Switched from LO to dropweight

    I use an ERT 300 to monitor stringbed stiffness. When I use a new string I string the racquet a little tight and play with it until it feels good. I then measure the Stringbed stiffness. Then I experiment with tensions until I find the tension which yeilds the desired stringbed stiffness after...
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    2010 Yr end ratings

    They have a new message on Tennis Link that it will be 6pm or later ET before the results are posted. They are doing strange things like erasing the year end date on some people who played this year and not others. I wouldn't trust anything you see on the site at this point. They should have...
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    After stringing. Do you need to wait 24-48 hours ?

    I measure my string tension with an ERT 300. I string to an immediate off the stringing machine 29 DT on the ERT 300. Within 24-48 hours it measures 27. I hit with it 3 or 4 times until the ERT DT is 25. Then I start using it for competative play. It remaims between 23-25 DT on the ERT 300 for...
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    LOW tensions, who's playing what?

    I string with Gosen Polylon Polyquest 17 (previously named SP) at 49 lbs which results in an initial DT of 29 on an ERT300. I use it for just hitting until the tension stabalization is at a DT of 25 (usually about 3 days and 3 short hitting sesions). At a DT of 25, I use it in league and...
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    Need racquet specifications Please Help

    I need the racquet specifications for a Dunlop Max Superlong +2.0. I have a 2005 Stringer's Digest and the racquet specs are not in it though the stringing pattern is. If anyone has an earlier Stringers Digest with racquet specifications in it I would appreciate you posting the specifications...