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    Anyone try Tyrol's outdoor pickleball shoes yet?

    Yeah, it's similar to NTRP. They go from 1.0 - 6.0. The ELO formula they have in place for them sucks, though. As a 3.0 you will still go down in rating even with a loss in 3 sets to the highest ranked players in the system. It's also insanely hard to increase your rating. The main tournament...
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    Anyone try Tyrol's outdoor pickleball shoes yet?

    Stay away from them. They are low quality. When they first launched they used a VERY soft rubber for the outsoles. The shoe would wear down to the midsole within 10 hours of hard pickleball play. I assume that the same wear would happen within 4 hours of tennis. The company did address this...
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    Pickleball is spreading

    This is the mindset that all tennis players should have, but only a small minority do.
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    Wilson recommendations

    I completely missed this one on TW's website. Don't know how. It looks like it would be the perfect choice, though.
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    Wilson recommendations

    Unfortunately, I think you're right. I know if I wanted to get the thinnest beam Wilson has to offer I'd be looking at the blade or ultra pro. They are not really at the stiffness I'd like. With that said neither is the burn team, but that played way stiffer than a 63/64 flex if I'm remembering...
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    Wilson recommendations

    My wife has finally pushed me down the road of switching to Wilson in 2020 and I need some recommendations from the board. Previous holy grail is the Head Speed XT LTD. I really like stiff racquets, with a constant & thin beam. My wife is a life long Blade user so I've tried them all aside from...
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    2020 will be the last year of Nadal and Nike

    ^^ This. @Babolast may know a lot of people in the industry, but after all the "sure things" he's posted about in the previous years I've come to the conclusion that he is nothing more than a liar and attention seeker.
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    Any good shoe like the Asics Gel Solution Speed 3?

    Protect your toenails and avoid this shoe. It's very comfortable and if I was coaching full time I'd probably wear them more, but that's not the case. There is a lot of toe jam and the outsole is pretty sticky so you can't slide as easily in them either. If you go for a Wilson shoe try the...
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    Any good shoe like the Asics Gel Solution Speed 3?

    I have heard good things about the diadora blue shield and the new super fabric head sprint. I haven't worn either personally, but the TW reviews are always a good place to start. You could always look at the rereleased uberaonic 2s if your arch/foot can handle the minimalism.
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    Asics Solution Speed FF review issues

    Haven't been using the forum much, but needed to jump on so I could chime in on an old thread. I've been a big solution speed guy since the 1's. The 2's were by far my favorite and compared to the GOAT Gel Res 4. The 3's were okay and a slight step back from the comfort of the 2, but I think...
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    Pickleball Nation

    I agree. I know there is a chip on some PB players shoulders as well, but it differs from tennis in my experience. The major aspect of the game that is changing right now is that it is going towards level based play at the rec level, just like tennis has done. Lower level players get more and...
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    Pickleball Nation

    And neither is tennis. The most important shots in tennis are groundstrokes and it does take some skill, but it doesn’t compare to a finessed PB dink kept low and hit multiple times with patience. Learning finesse volleys is not as important as learning ground strokes in tennis. IMO it’s a...
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    Saw the saddest site today

    For once... I am going to agree with FedAce over any other poster in the thread.
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    Saw the saddest site today

    Why bother? Because she is 5 and a throwing, overhead motion with good rhythm and consistent contact is all that matters at that age.
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    Pickleball Nation

    The more skidding, the less like a clay court it becomes. I embrace the skid!
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