Recent content by lelopez

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    I just can't believe it how many people see Medvedev as favorite?

    I'm a Fed fan, and while I hope I'm dead wrong, I don't see Novak losing this final. Too much experience, too good at AO, he is the freaking #1 player in the world, and I don't believe he is injured. No way it goes to 5, Novak in 3 or 4.
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    RF97: Battle Axes in the Mud

    For me, it plays beautifully with syn. gut., soft, crisp, and controlled. But the RF97 eats up that string like no tomorrow. If I get more than 2 hours of heavy hitting it is a huge win. I almost have to switch racquets every set. I'm trying to find a good durability alternative for syn. gut...
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    Thoughts on Tsitsipas’s new symbol?

    I must admit, logos existed before theirs but RF's and Bull's logos are GOAT. Coincidence?
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    Let’s talk overgrip strategy for hot and humid climates

    Here in FL this is a common occurrence, heavily exacerbated in the summer. I sweat pretty heavily too and have tried pretty much all grips and wristbands out there to help address the issue. I've honed it to using a single 2.5" wristband that I change after every set (sometimes sooner...
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    Fed's RF97 buttcap

    Couldn't find any records of a discussion talking about Fed's custom buttcap on the RF97. I vaguely recall a P1 interview or article that mentioned they used whatever buttcaps they had available laying around to finish Fed's racquet when he was wielding the 90, but the RF97 buttcap he uses is...
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    Wilson nCode nSix.One Tour 90 Buttcap

    I still have two of these with me. ~360g strung with OG last time I measured, can measure the balance if needed. Agree that if the handle was shaved (what was the original size?) and no leather then the weight will be near 15g light.
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    Absolute softest spin poly in WHITE COLOR ?

    +1 on PP Concept as well as Tier One Ghost Wire. Concept is more cream/translucent/white colored while Ghost Wire is really, really white. Both really good strings, but for the cost, can't beat Concept.
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    Best pro forehand to study

    Fred Berdych Verdasco Ferrero Agassi
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    Scratch or frame crack?

    It is a v11 so I may be SOL. I thought these racquets were indestructible via normal hitting. Only had it happen (crack on throat bridge) once before on an nCode 90.
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    Scratch or frame crack?

    Hmmm..., I suppose I should reach out to Wilson to see if they would consider replacing it.
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    Scratch or frame crack?

    Finished stringing an RF97 and noticed this (link provided). I had not noticed it before and certainly didn't feel anything weird while playing with the racquet which is why I think it may be just a paint crack and not an actual frame crack. Want to get the opinion of...
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    There's nothing like an old-school Fedal match :)

    Ahhh, the Fearhand years! Winners galore with ease off that wing on anything remotely resembling a short ball. What I would give to see a resurgence of that stroke now late in Fred's career. He needs that for one last serious run.
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    Let’s talk overgrip strategy for hot and humid climates

    I've lived in FL most of my life, and I've played in humid weather all of my life. I also sweat like a mf, Nadal-style. 3 sets in summer mean at least 4-5 shirt changes and 2-3 playing hand wristband changes. For me, nothing has worked better than Wilson Pro, fresh at the start of the...