Recent content by petetennis54

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    Diadem Premier Ball

    Your son is obviously a strong kid. Perhaps try adding weight to the racquet. Maybe closer to 340 gm total. Or research the specs for some of the younger pros such as Sinner.
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    Best smooth cross poly to pair with multi main

    Gut main, 17 ga revolve crosses. Don't notice the revolve going dead before the gut is pretty frayed.
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    Yonex VCORE Pro 97HD... Strings???

    I use 16 ga tonic/17 ga Revolve at 55/53#. I still hit reasonably hard with spin but am not a young guy. Have had no elbow or wrist pain but did with copoly at 45#. The 16 ga poly would have a bit less power and maybe also use16l gut.
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    Calling Yonex experts ... transition from DR 98

    I demo'd the new EZ98, VC98 and VCP97 310 having transitioned to DR and older EZ98 from 2015 Blade98 16/19s. Like you needed new sticks. To me, the DR had less power and swung slower even though modded to same specs as the EZ98. The new EZ98 has great feel but can launch the ball...
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    The gut/poly thread

    I use Tonic 16 / Revolve 17 at 54/51 in Yonex VC Pro 97. For EZone 98 And Blade 98 I strung 2# tighter. No problem with shoulder or elbow but I can't play full poly even at 40#.
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    If you re-string only the crosses, how do you handle the old knots?

    I do this sometimes on my racquets if the gut mains are good and the poly crosses have gone dead or I didn't like the tension. String new poly on the opposite side of the gut. I tie mains to mains and crosses to crosses. So gut is tied to gut and poly to poly. Then the knots are not an issue.
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    Yonex VCORE PRO 97 330 vs Yonex EZONE 98 Tour vs Yonex EZONE 98+

    The VCP 330 weighs 12.3 oz strung. Get the 310 and add weight. One tungsten fishing weight in silicone in the butt will give you 340 g and 8 pts HL. I did that to my Ezone 98 but am now demoing the VCP97. The Ezone has a tendency to fly on shots you would think are perfectly hit. The VCP97...
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    Ezone 98 opinions

    Other than weight, is there really any difference between the 98 and the tour? My ezone is weighted to 12 oz and 8 pts HL. Not sure that the tour can get the that HL and not go over 12 oz.
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    Breaks during changeovers in tiebreaker?

    The issue I can't specifically find answered is for the 10 point used as a third set. Can you sit as you would in a set or not as in a seven point breaker. The seven point is like a game but the ten point is a set.
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    I wanted to get more head light and needed it at the butt cap. Ended with 330 gms and 7 pts hl.
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    You should be able to dig out the foam that fills the space in the two tubes. I use tungsten fishing weights because they are small enough to fit inside the tube. Hold in place with silicone caulk. Was using hot melt glue but it would rattle after a while.
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    Volkl V-Torque tour

    I use the 19 ga as mains in a Blade 98 16x19. Syn gut as cross. Great feel and power. The syn gut always breaks first. Used Monogut ZX in cross before and the VTT would break first. Also have used Cyclone and cyclone tour. If you are young and hit hard, use Cyclone. Cyclone Tour is in the...
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    A more durable Hybrid set-up?

    Why do you string the ALU cross tighter than the NXT main? Typically, gut or similar main would be tighter than the stiffer cross. You don't say which string breaks but it is probably the NXT. You could use slicker cross such as RPM rough.
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    Synthetic gut for main string & polyester for cross string VS polyester for main string & synthetic gut for cross string?

    After using Monogut ZX Pro for several years in crosses with various soft co-polys, I recently strung a Blade 98 16x19 with Volkl V Torque Tour 19 mains at 46# and Prince Syn Gut Duraflex at 49#. Comparably, this setup felt like butter and with more power and same spin. Downside is that the SG...
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    The gut/poly thread

    So if, per frame, the poly is $5, that leaves $13 for the gut. Where are you buying Klip for $26 per full set?