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    What version of the Fischer pro no 1s is this one?

    I did a post on this in another thread. Here's the excerpt on it: A little known fact about the old Fischer pallets & grip shape: They had a 'bulbous' butt cap, which extended out ~ 1/8": This bulbous end was actually part of the length calculation, so frames that were 27" actually played...
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    What version of the Fischer pro no 1s is this one?

    Technically, I believe that version was still named 'VT Pro 98': https://web.archive.org/web/19990913111403/http://www2.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=VTP98 The next year was the rebranding to 'Pro Number One'...
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    Head Gravity

    Dude...you need to cut your fingernails...
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    If you could improve 2 shots which would you?

    Inside-out forehand High forehand volley ...and if I could improve both of them, I'd have a winning 1-2 combination...
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    Is Pacific no longer being sold?

    Interesting. I hadn't heard where he landed, but someone had said we was 'getting out of the business', but maybe he meant the 'Retail' portion of it. Agreed. Tough Gut was my favorite. Even Classic was better than Luxilon. Oh for the days of pre-BT7 and Bow Brand...
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    Is Pacific no longer being sold?

    So, its my understanding that Pacific North America is no more. Tom Parry (who was essentially Pacific North America) has "left the building", and is no longer in the business. As such, they (Pacific) do not have a way to distribute their products in the states. You can buy directly from...
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    Heat tolerance and aging

    For me the issue isn't so much lasting through a match in the heat. I seem to be able to handle it under even the most trying conditions (I won a 2 1/2 singles match at Regionals last July in VA Beach on hard courts...and the match started at 1PM). Recovering, however... I've found that my...
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    When was the last time someone tried to underhand serve you?

    Forgive me, as I've seen you post this multiple times now. What is an 'UE' serve?
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    When was the last time someone tried to underhand serve you?

    Yesterday vs @bleno567 (at least I think that's you...Prince Longbody user since 10th grade? Played with Angell, EZONE 98+, and Ultra Tour? Has to be you...). And to boot, he won the point.
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    Serve Interrupted by Doubles Opponents - Strange, Rules?

    Not to belabor a point, but you've misconstrued my example. I never said my partner 'rushes forward', I said they 'begin moving forward', which is a big distinction. I watched the video you posted, and I saw at least 2 instances where the receivers partner began to move his feet forward during...
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    USTA Tennis Link Website

    Understandable. They are a big firm, and the division I was in (Federal Government Services) had many developers. I suppose other divisions may subcontract out stuff. My friend said the Orlando office is full of "stereotypical web developers" (or "my kind of people" as he put it), which is...
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    Serve Interrupted by Doubles Opponents - Strange, Rules?

    What the hell are you talking about? Nobody said anyone was 'straddling the T, then jumping back'. We're talking about the returner's partner standing on the service line of their box, and moving forward as the server starts to go up for the serve. Clearly jumping back & forth over the 'T' is...
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    Serve Interrupted by Doubles Opponents - Strange, Rules?

    So, you've watched 5 minutes of video of 4 different matches, and concluded "this never happens". Good on you. I'm not going to argue with you about things that I know happen in my matches, and by The Code, are not 'gamesmanship', as you call it. And to be clear, I'm not saying I serve the...
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    USTA Tennis Link Website

    Why would you assume that? Deloitte is not just an accounting firm. They have many developers in their employ (I know, I was one a few years back).
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    USTA Tennis Link Website

    A friend of mine who works for Deloitte mentioned to me last year that they (Deloitte) were redoing the whole site for them. According to this article, its been in the works for a couple years: https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2018/11/26/Leagues-and-Governing-Bodies/Tennis.aspx
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