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    Best discussion forums/sites for oldskool and retro sneaker lovers who stopped at the OG Air Max 90

    Can anyone recommend any websites, forums or blogs that focus exclusively on old skool sneakers and trainers from the 70s to the early 90s? I have no interest in sneaker culture after the early 90s. All old skool and vintage discussion. I am familiar with website 80s Casual Classics but that's...
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    The smug hypocrisy of Wilson's ''Uncontaminated Design'' philosophy

    I forgot to mention the fugly K-Factor line. Are there any other Wilson lines I missed?
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    The smug hypocrisy of Wilson's ''Uncontaminated Design'' philosophy

    @PeterFig is blameless here; my take from following TT Rackets sub-forum the past few years is that his designs are partly responsible for ushering in Wilson's new found philosphy. The evolution of the original RF97 to the current one seems to follow the path of stripped down, less is more etc...
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    The smug hypocrisy of Wilson's ''Uncontaminated Design'' philosophy

    I noticed in the TW product descriptions for Wilson’s Ultra series that Wilson gives the term ‘’Uncontaminated Design’’ for the paintjob philosophy behind the Ultra, Blade and Pro Staff lines. You know, the plain, simple two-colour (or mono-colour in the RF97A’s case) cosmetics. It has been met...
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    Laver Cup commentators = The Justice League/Avengers of commentators

    The lineup of commentators (US: analysts) at the Laver Cup is like the organisers sent out the Bat signal. Most of us have probably heard them all but it's the first time I've seen/heard them assembled together sharing the same booth. It's like they're The Justice League or The Avengers or a 70s...
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    Mac and Borg at Laver Cup

    Patrick McEnroe sitting on the World team bench looks a bit like the adult minding the kids in the sandpit/wading pool
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    Mac and Borg at Laver Cup

    Dhumzhur was playing Struff in St Petersburg so I clicked onto Laver Cup instead. Borg in particular looks bored out of his mind and disinterested sitting on the Captain's bench. Like he'd rather have a stack of his reputed comic books to read courtside. I knew the exo silly season was upon us...
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    Laver Cup black coloured court - THUMBS UP

    I like the black coloured court innovation at the Laver Cup. Admittedly it appears dark gray when viewed on the TV screen however the ball visibility is much improved. Helped along by the black hoardings along the court. It creates a sharp monochromatic look. Probably wouldn't work outdoors though.
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    The ALDI Supermarkets $50 "players" racket - mini-review and PICS:

    For anyone desperate to obtain this racket in my OP, I wouldn't hold any hope of seeing it return to Aldi stores anywhere soon. It's been 7 years since I originally posted. I have checked my local Aldi stores every year since then. Every January when Aldi Australia sells tennis stuff to coincide...
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    The ALDI Supermarkets $50 "players" racket - mini-review and PICS:

    Around 64-65, subjectively. Certainly not uncomfortably stiff nor unplayably soft
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    Is the 1990s PC600 mold exactly the same as the original 1987 Prestige Pro?

    I have in my possession a red Prestige Classic 600. ''Designed in Austria'' printed above the grip collar. I think it is circa 1994 from Czechoslavakia? Is this frame exactly the same mold shape as the original burgundy-brown coloured Prestige Pro from 1987? I have previously held a black 1986...
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    The ALDI Supermarkets $50 "players" racket - mini-review and PICS:

    Not extended length, it's standard length Swing weight I estimate was about 335
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    Pharrel Adidas Stuff

    Further to my comment above, I just remembered that the Pharrell range also reminds me of Le Coq Sportif's mid-80s Yannick Noah collection circa 1986-7 as worn by Arthur Ashe and Yannick Noah. Le Coq Sportif designed a colourful stylised emblem in the form of a geometric ''Y'' that I now realise...
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    Pharrel Adidas Stuff

    I think it looks good, no better or worse than other colourful gear. I think the critics of this range are those too young or too ignorant to be aware of the period in tennis fashion when colours and designs featured prominently on white tennis clothing. i.e the tennis apparel era beginning with...
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    Bonjour from Babolat: Part Trois

    Not ''superior''. I don't think I am somehow better than my opponent just by wielding a differently coloured racket to them. I do however want to appear different on court playing with a racket that does not say same-same Pure Drive. I admit a racket's cosmetics are a major factor in my purchase...
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