Recent content by Kimiko Yuuki

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    New to racquets. Any opinions on these sticks? (Pure Aero Plus, Grapheme Radical Pro, Ezone 98+, Phantom 100)

    Agreed, It was nice to snatch up one of the last Duel G 97's last year with the stock 330g weight. It makes it an easy set up to tune it in for me. I am probably sitting at around 345 grams now with not a massive amount of added tape weight. I still think Yonex did wrong discontinuing that line.
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    Full poly stringjob, instant notching

    I noticed PT Pro is very soft poly and is why I switched to PT Fire. It's a bit harder but tension losses are a lot lower, dramatically lower with 1.30mm, and it's extremely slippery so even a bad stringer wont be able to notch it. [emoji1] Sent from my LM-Q610(FGN) using Tapatalk
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    I've been stringing for years. Still not sure how tight to make clamps.

    I had an issue with a certified Master Stringer that still strings at her store. I use PolyTour Fire 1.30mm strings, and I know they are extremely slippery, but I get my sticks back looking like a cat chewed at least two or three of the strings at the clamping points. I still don't get her...
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    Using budget string. Do club players notice?

    I was stringing so high with 1.30mm Prince Syngut duraflex due to tension losses it was stupid. I called it at 72# and switched to 1.30mm full poly at 65# and never went back. I was getting near 20% less tension loss, more consistency and more time between stringing. Adding up stringing labor...
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    Yonex stringing machines

    ProTech 8 [emoji44] I would buy one if I had the volume. I agree though, all of Yonex machines are the smoothest running and highest quality of all the brand's I've used on the market such as Gamma, Babolat and Prince. Sent from my LM-Q610(FGN) using Tapatalk
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    Star 5 - stiff

    Babolat clamps have sawed into every 1.30mm Yonex Poly I have ever seen. I despise them. Sent from my LM-Q610(FGN) using Tapatalk
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    Star 5 - stiff

    I used the 6900els and had great results IF they are calibrated. The 20% prestretch is awesome on it. Problem is, if the go out of calibration, it's usually really bad. They snap 1.30mm poly strings as easy as dry spaghetti. One note I found about Babolat clamps, is they tend to cut into...
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    Why not stretch strings while stringing with my drop weight?

    I like to use TW string academy as a general guide to tension loss on the strings I use. When I string I ask if the want a true tension or a loose tension of what they are asking. I get the deer in headlights look a lot. Issue is, so many stringers don't prestretch here and the strings may have...
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    Synthetic gut Mains / Polyester Crosses Club

    I dropped 10# on my full bed poly to 55# and spin rate more than doubled, but ball speed and control dropped tanked. Going back to 65# so I can get back to hitting triple digit ball speeds even if they are slightly flatter. Sent from my LM-Q610(FGN) using Tapatalk
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    New to racquets. Any opinions on these sticks? (Pure Aero Plus, Grapheme Radical Pro, Ezone 98+, Phantom 100)

    Instead of a VCore 95, try a slightly larger head like the VCore Pro 97. I would have said a Duel G but Yonex discontinued that specific line. I know the Pro 97 gives me more spin than the EZone 98+ but is a bit heavier at 310g stock. I actually get complaints on how much spin my balls have...
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    Overgrip: Yonex Super Grap vs Wilson Pro Overgrip

    I tried 124EX and loved it. Found it better than 120EX plus it's made in Japan. I'm not a fan of Wilson as it wears out too fast. Sent from my LM-Q610(FGN) using Tapatalk
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    Osaka must choose to be Japanese or American this year

    Fact: Dessert Storm was an active war through Feb 1997.
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    Osaka must choose to be Japanese or American this year

    Depends on the country. either way, Naomi only has 9 months even if she was a dual on a pure technicality. Life for her will be a lot easier come October.
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    Osaka must choose to be Japanese or American this year

    I will talk to her next time I see her, but I nobody can possess two passports. Hers is Japanese. If there cant be a passport held, she isn't a full citizen.
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    Osaka must choose to be Japanese or American this year

    She only has one citizenship. She holds only one passport, and that is Japanese. Being a Green card Resident, as she is, is not considered being naturalized.
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