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    Mistakenly grew up on OS powerful rackets, help me decide how to change it up!

    Honestly, it won't really matter what tweener you buy. Just pick one that you listed. Stiffness probably won't be an issue if you're used to OS racquets, so I'd bet you'd be fine with whatever. My personal recommendation is for the APDGT, but that's based on nothing other than my personal love...
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    Hitting partners in Terre Haute, IN.?

    I'm going to be be visiting Rose Hulman from the 7th to the 27th, and I was hoping to get as much hitting in as possible. I kind of spaced this visit during the summer, but now I'm freaking out because it looks like I'm not going to get to play every day during this period... So I'm hoping to...
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    Okay - I've accepted my ability is declining, so racket suggestions?

    Another suggestion for the Black Drive.
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    Thinking about the unthinkable - a Bab APDC...

    I liked the newer version more and you might as well, so you might wanna give it a shot. But hey, I did the same thing as you and I'm doing way better. Go for it.
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    How much do racquets really cost? what is the retail markup?

    Am I the only one who seems to think this isn't unreasonable? Industries where people don't buy their product as frequently need to have slightly higher margins to stay in business. Not that many people buy more than one tennis racquet. The majority of their customer base is likely made up of 1%...
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    How to smoothen out bevel edges on the handle?

    Use something like a Babolat Syntec grip.
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    Does King/Queen Of The Court Mean Anything?

    A lot of the etiquette must vary depending on the gender and the age of the players. When most of my high school teammates friends and I are playing doubles for fun, we don't really have much of a problem with... Well, anything. Trash talking, isolating the worse player, going at people on...
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    Discount Madness!

    Pretty sure that products people are incredibly interested in sell themselves. Selling them for 50% off would just be giving away money for no reason... I don't know why TW would do that. :???:
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I'm having a bit of a string tension dilemma with all the lead gone now. I can't decide if I like it lower (High thirties) or higher (Low fifties)... The main problem is that I have good results in both, but there's no way for me to directly compare the two because they launch the ball...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Nope, notched up pretty hardcore, center main snap.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Just got out to hit with a TB/CF hybrid at 52 lbs. Felt pretty nice... I was getting a ton of spin. And then I wanted even more, so I was swinging even more up than usual. That ball was doing some crazy, crazy things, especially when the wind picked up. And then the strings snapped after about...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    The pathetic thing is that I've thought of this and disregarded it because I thought it would look weird. :oops: I'll give it a shot sometime.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Oh, good. I thought you might say that it had more control or spin than the APD and then I'd be in trouble. If it's just feel, I can deal with that. I'm using a tweener anyway, feel isn't exactly something I have high hopes for... I'll try it if someone I know picks one up, but otherwise I think...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    PP, can you compare the APDGT to your new drives, or have you not hit with them recently enough? I'm interested to see how they stack up...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Is there a particular poly that people have liked in the APD? I used to use the BHBR/CF hybrid at 42 pounds, but after dropping the weight off I switched it to full SPPP at 52 pounds and I like it, but the main perk to SPPP is that it holds tension really long, and that doesn't matter to me at...