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    Should screen doors be legal for amateur players?

    Truthfully, the only thing, and I mean the only thing that bothers me, is that with the lack of regulation on head size, strings etc., these manufacturers have us in their hip pocket. If there's the slightest indication that somebody's equipment is helping them play better tennis, competitive...
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    In praise of Kevlar/ZX hybrid!!!

    Just played it today, first time out, three sets of dubs and no the strings didn't move. I'm new to the crossfire and what impressed me most was the easy topspin which gave me great control (easy drop-shots as well).
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    In praise of Kevlar/ZX hybrid!!!

    All praise to you guys for drawing my attention to this string combination and to Ashaway for coming up with the innovations. Not into hoop smashing though as my frames are basically irreplaceable. Just here to report that for me, a nine pound differential was perfect with the kevlar mains...
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    Should screen doors be legal for amateur players?

    Well I know that's the conventional wisdom, but I've compared it to my friend's aero and I'm pretty sure it's closer to 97".
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    Should screen doors be legal for amateur players?

    Good points and I do enjoy beating junk ballers using granny racquets. I don't even have a real horse in this race, truthfully, I just thought this would make a good debate, and it has.
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    Should screen doors be legal for amateur players?

    Hey trust me, I use my 88" Kneissl Aeramic Pro in competition some times, and I can win with it, even against the junk ballers with granny racquets, but overall I know it's a liability compared to my 97" PT280. Now if I was retired and could play more than twice a week, grooving my strokes, it...
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    Should screen doors be legal for amateur players?

    Nope, and if the NFL had the same laisez-faire attitude that Pro Tennis does, it wouldn't have been considered cheating either. Like Mac and Laver, I'm just arguing that more standardization would be better for the game.
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    Should screen doors be legal for amateur players?

    Wow, I was told that the limit for racquet size on tour was 110sq" which is apparently incorrect. This article from 2010 http://www.tennis.com/gear/2010/04/big-bubba-and-other-racquet-outlaws/38779/ says they can go as big as 178sq" which is even bigger than what's being produced. I also read...
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    Should screen doors be legal for amateur players?

    Yes and I probably will eventually, but I won't feel good about it. As long as I can still move and play a young man's game I'll continue to play with my Pro Tour 280 and other mid frames I have laying around including an 88 sq" Kneissl.
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    Should screen doors be legal for amateur players?

    New technology has added more stability though making them more control oriented than ever before. My point though is that they are not allowed in the pros where they would do the least amount of damage as the skill level is so high, most points are won on winners or forced errors, but they are...
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    Should screen doors be legal for amateur players?

    I could really care less what a player's playing style is. Screen doors don't only contribute to playing style, their obvious size difference makes it much more difficult to make a mishit mistake. Their sweet spot is huge making every stroke regardless how off center respond in a consistent...
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    Should screen doors be legal for amateur players?

    I would imagine that his lack of success at the next level probably had something to do with the fact that he had to transition to a smaller racquet which translated to playing a somewhat different style.
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    Should screen doors be legal for amateur players?

    I can play against any style effectively, however if I'm not 100% and I let my opponents dictate the game style, and they're using a shovel to dig out junk and I'm using a spoon they will prevail. Here's my point. Spaghetti strung racquets are not legal at any level and I was informed the...
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    Should screen doors be legal for amateur players?

    Well I think there should be some kind of regulatory standards at any level including leagues and tournaments. Mostly though, I really hate the brand of tennis these sticks encourage - just a lot of slicing and dicing - it's ugly tennis IMO.
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    Should screen doors be legal for amateur players?

    But as I said, they don't represent the kind of advantage against a highly skilled physically strong player as they do at the amateur level. I'm a 4.0 Senior Doubles player and run across a lot of players that are able to use these frames to great advantage. These frames encourage a certain...
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