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    Moving to the Yonez Ezone 98 Tour from the Old Yonex Ezone DR98 - Matching Specs?

    Thanks for the feedback. I'm trying to give the Tour some time in stock form (with a dampener and tourna-grip). Absolutely can tell it is more head heavy and higher SW. Want to see if I adjust and come to like it. If not, will continue to roll with the DR's until they fall apart.
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    Which HEAD racquets actually had design input by Howard Head himself?

    Funny.... in the early 1980's I did a Marketing research paper in my college class about the Prince racket development. I just sat down and wrote it from my knowledge of the history, and then faked a bunch of references from various tennis magazines I had laying around. Got an A! I played with...
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    Moving to the Yonez Ezone 98 Tour from the Old Yonex Ezone DR98 - Matching Specs?

    Maybe.... I tried the demo of the regular Ezone 98, did not like it, so moved along with the DR's. When the Ezone 98 Tour came out, the specs seemed very similar to the DR in flex and weight. Dumb on my part... bought one while out of town at a tourney without trying a demo. I think it's...
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    Moving to the Yonez Ezone 98 Tour from the Old Yonex Ezone DR98 - Matching Specs?

    I restrung the new Tour with the same set-up as my DR98's. I only had a minute before needing to leave, so I tried taping a penny to the butt cap to make the Tour more head light. That created an interesting vibration in the head, so I guess the butt cap is important as a dampener. I took the...
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    Moving to the Yonez Ezone 98 Tour from the Old Yonex Ezone DR98 - Matching Specs?

    Will do. My plan is the change the cross strings to exactly match my DR98's, and add a little weight in the handle to take it to the same 11.95 weight as my DR's. All I have is a postage scale, so don't have balancing tools, etc, but will shoot for a similar setup. I then should have a better...
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    Moving to the Yonez Ezone 98 Tour from the Old Yonex Ezone DR98 - Matching Specs?

    Looking for feedback from anyone that might have moved straight from the Yonex Ezone DR98 to the new Yonex Ezone 98 Tour. I've been using the original DR98 for several years, have 4 frames, and they have alot of wear and restringing. I've changed the grips on them a few times, and probably have...
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    Who makes worse line calls?

    I don't play seriously with lower level players, but as a former college player and a long time tournament player now playing 4.5, I find the lower level players I have played are worse on line calls, while the better players generally are more generous with their calls. I once played 8.5 mixed...
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    Prince Phantom 93P 14x18 vs 18x20... let's discuss.

    I feel your pain donnayblack99. Wow, if I tried synthetic gut at 45, I might hit forehands OVER the backstop! I was ready to order a demo of the 93p 14x18 until the feel of the old 90 14x18 last night. Still need to give it a try, but nothing like making your current frame feel better than...
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    Prince Phantom 93P 14x18 vs 18x20... let's discuss.

    donnayblack99, I am in the other 10%. I have a top 30 national age ranking, was a former college all conference player, former teaching pro, tourney win over a top 100 ATP player in the early 1980's, etc. I'm still a pretty good athlete, but have a lot of mileage on the body, 4 knee surgeries, a...
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    unwritten code that deems underhand serve not sportsmanlike.

    Last year in a match at the senior national grass courts I played a guy who hit nothing but underhand serves. He was a strong player, but who had a shoulder injury. He won several rounds before I played him. Balls don't bounce well on grass, and he had perfected his underhand serve to have a...
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    Prince Phantom 93P 14x18 vs 18x20... let's discuss.

    I have a question about the comfort level for the 93P 14x18, and if it feels like the old Prince Graphite 90 14 x 18? I currently play with the Yonex Ezone DR 98, but was very tempted to try the new 93P 14x18. I have alot of mileage on the arm and wrist, so there are lots of frames I can't use...
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    Official Wilson Clash thread

    I hit the Clash Tour demo last night. Had both poly and multi. I'm a 4.5 nationally ranked senior who hits hard, but more through the ball, and not alot of topspin. I was pretty disappointed after all the hype. I only hit a few shows with the multi, too much power. Spent the workout with the...
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    F/S (2) Boris Becker Delta Core London 98 inch Frames 4 3/8

    Rackets still available. If interested, make me an offer for both frames.
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    F/S (2) Boris Becker Delta Core London 98 inch Frames 4 3/8

    I have two Boris Becker Delta Core London rackets for sale. Both are 4 3/8 grips, and both are strung with hybrid poly/synthetic strings in the mid 50's. The rackets were played with a few months, and are in good used played condition. I would rate them as 7.5/8.0. Just normal signs of play...
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    The creation of NTRP?

    I remember when NTRP and team tennis first appeared. I had been playing college tennis, and open division in tournaments. In our area they also offered A and B. A was probably 4.0-4.5 now, and B was probably 3.5-4.0 now. There was not restrictions, anyone could enter any division. When NTRP...
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