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    Racket cracked

    If you play with it, it might really hurt your arm.
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    Decline of Prince?

    OP: The downfall of Prince was sticking with the flexy hoops of the 1980's, while everyone else played to the crowd's fascination of more "power" and spin. They tried to justify it as the arm-friendly option, but even people with arm problems don't like hitting with weak rackets. Plus, a lot...
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    Do Any of You Prefer Regular Syn Gut?

    What somebody told me recently is that a good poly at 42-45 is very different than at 35 and below. If that's the case, then I will have to include that in my future testing.
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    Do Any of You Prefer Regular Syn Gut?

    With a decent-spinning racket and poly strung at 53, I can hit a clean, flat plow.... or I can fling a nasty spinner. It will be a bit erratic to do either one, but it generally works. When I start playing around at 35 or below, I lose all ability to flatten out or plow. Every ball is just a...
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    Hybrid for various results

    Which syn gut / poly setups have you tried? What was your favorite? Also, have you tried syn gut in the crosses? Thx!
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    Do Any of You Prefer Regular Syn Gut?

    I played a session today with a racket I don't even like, with some two-year old Gosen Sheep Micro string that I put in just to have strings at the lowest price possible.... And wow! I was really impressed. It had a nice combination of power and spin, and it was really predictable off the...
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    Babolat Pure Aero VS 2020

    I think it will too. If you are looking for reliable plow, you probably want a different racket. If you are looking for spin that has a nice incidental weight on the shot, this is the one.
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    Babolat Pure Aero VS 2020

    Yes, so I am comparing to the typical Pure Aero, Pure Drive, Yonex 100's, Burn, Ultra, etc.
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    Yonex EZONE 98 305g 2020 vs. Wilson Blade 98 v7 16x19

    Ezone hits a way nastier, spinner ball by a longshot. The Blade has better control, at the expense of being able to do anything good with the shot. It's a weak noodle, versus the new Ezone being a bit of a slingshot. They are both a major downgrade from the previous Ezone, the new Prestige...
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    Babolat Pure Aero VS 2020

    Very good playtest. Far better than the Pure Drive VS. It hits much more modern than the previous Aero VS model, with a bit less reliable plow, but a much more playable shot overall. It hits a faster shot with much more spin than the previous version. It actually reminded me a lot of the...
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    Best Nylon Strings? How do they compare with poly, gut, multi, etc?

    Yeah, I am getting confused now. Some nylons are multi and some aren't... Even though they are listed in the database under one single category.
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    Best Nylon Strings? How do they compare with poly, gut, multi, etc?

    [edit: Nevermind. Delete, please. Thanks!]
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    Who would win a pusher or a power player

    Pushers can win all the way into a world-class level (Santoro? Simon?), but I think the distinguishment that starts to muddy the debate is whether or not they can hit shots that hurt the opponents on SOME level. The difference between a genuine dinker and a player who plays extremely...