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  1. Power Player

    Some Tennis Nerd racket clickbait...light rackets

    Light frames with free power are where it's at. Lower SW used to mean you had to expend more energy to generate depth but that's really not a problem anymore now that the frames are being made so stable. Now the lighter frame lets you generate more spin so consistency should not be an issue if...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    98 is the worst of the VCs. I say this as a guy who loved the hell out of the old Xi VC 98, but the new ones are not the same. Lots of hotspots in the stringbed, not the controlled power of the XI. If you want sleek and whippy, you want the 95. It plays bigger than it's size. Swinging the 100...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    My graphite master 102 was really a 100. I do remember that. What a cool frame. At the time I knew nothing about racquets but i loved that thing. Used it for years. Before that I had the connors pro estusa. Tough frame to use but it had some nice power.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    The EZone 98+ was pretty damn awesome. Swung a bit log - like but felt unreal on the 2 hander. One of the better XLs I have tried, but I think the Top Banana still is the king.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    1-4 This is all covered in the Blade Pro thread. Like in detail, worth the read. We were measuring SWs..etc. 5 - yeah he was on TW, not super active though. Forget his name. Great reviewer. He has good taste in frames - loves the GP, Dunlop 200 and VC95. I can get down with that. Short story...
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    Shapovalov is finally playing with the legendary VCORE95D!?

    Yeah but it's painted black which is odd. He could just use the current Vcore PJ like he was doing before. It most likely is a prototype of some sort, and I would guess it's the newer model or just something YY made for him with the old SV throat design.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Well its not really about the bike, that was just my example. More just about having another interest that you can pivot to when injured. Paintball would be pretty cool, I would think. Maybe just running. See how low you can get your 5k time. This all benefits you tennis game and lets your arm...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Dude take a break and shut it down. I know you don't listen and yet for some reason post asking for advice, but you are possibly going to do serious damage to your elbow if you don't rest it. You have an overuse injury which simply needs recovery. The flex bar is great and will get you back...
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    Shapovalov is finally playing with the legendary VCORE95D!?

    Yeah thats the new VCore 95, I am guessing they debut in a few months.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Yeah the VCores are weird like that. They are muted frames but the touch on the ball is still there. At least with the Vc95 I could hit pinpoint lobs with that thing and also the drop shots were not an issue. I think the way the ball comes off the stringbed, it just is so easy to control it...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Same. I love Sinner, dude hits the s--- out of the ball and plays hard. Just beat Alcaraz last week, seems to have his number for the moment. This rivalry will evolve though.
  12. Power Player

    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I really am jonesing to hit with my Vc100..ugh. Must have patience as the day to return gets closer.
  13. Power Player

    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I was wondering if you are still using the Diadem. That frame is so unique, it's really impressive. Endng points with it was the strong suit I noticed, but you are talking about the heavy version and I have the regular one.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Oh give it some time, haha. Every version of the apd/pa has been dissected here. This one will as well, I am quite sure. On a side note, pretty cool to see some folks keeping the 2018 VC95 around. I sure love mine. Knew it was a winner about a year ago when i acquired it. In stock form it is...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Kind of cool that they made the pure aero more controlled. Maybe the idea is string it with lower tension poly and save your arm. And maybe they want to switch Alcaraz to it. Market him as the next clay master to use the aero. The pj is similar to the PAVs, plus he seems to have arm issues...
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