Recent content by RickySpanish

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    Is Yonex done with isometric shape?

    I am in the same boat of dismissing Yonex for YEARS because of the shape. I was young and stupid. I didn't even care to try them because they looked so weird. I recently demoed the vcore pro 310 and was BLOWN away. I felt like I couldn't miss the sweet spot. I seriously regret not trying Yonex...
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    Best shoes for foot problems?

    Don't overlook high quality socks. They made a huge difference for me.
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    Spinfire 2 ball machine - any users?

    I'm a fan of triniti. Better than old regular pressurized balls. But I do prefer tretorns, especially now in the cold.
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    Spinfire 2 ball machine - any users?

    My setup to walk on the court: External battery over shoulder Large ~10-12 racquet bag with 3 racquets, water bottle, and a bag of about 60 tretorns on my back Ball hopper with additonal ~50 balls in one hand Spinfire 2 V2 in other hand Actually I have no problems carrying the spinfire in one...
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    Best socks for tennis?

    I just discovered how much socks can make a difference in tennis. I figured this out when I ran out of my normal target brand performance socks and had to use my "special" socks I bought for a tough mudder (mud gear on amazon) and the difference was night and day. My feet felt amazing after 2...
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    Unsolicited Advice

    Just make sure you differentiate strategy from advice. Because it's always good to have a plan.
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    The Drop Shot

    I've been using my drop shot frequently against poorly hit groundstrokes that land around the service line. It's basically a free point on my approach. And if they get to it, it's a pretty easy volley to finish the point. It's a great punishment for bad shots.
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    Best dampener ever ?

    Those gel worm dampeners give the absolute most dampening (no other style is even close) if that's what your looking for. Not everyone wants that much though.
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    Spinfire Pro (v2) 2 Review

    I've been using my v2 A LOT in the past few weeks and haven't had any issues with multiple balls being fired. I've had a ball jam twice after tons and tons of use. I would contact them. They seem very helpful.
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    How hard is it to learn to string?

    I do really like the idea of trying all kinds of setups but I also am held back by my local tennis shop. They've always been good to me. Giving me discounts on racquets, apparel, and strings.
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    4.0 still full of pushers

    I have lately been practicing with a pusher and found it to be VERY beneficial to my game. It makes me more patient, consistent, and thoughtful in how I set points up as opposed to just a slugfest, which is always fun of course. It's also very good for my footwork and an excellent workout. I...
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    How hard is it to learn to string?

    I'm really on the fence about learning to string. Money really isn't the issue for me. I'd spend 3k on a machine if it did it all for me. I just don't want to spend the time doing it. I break strings at a rate of about a racquet a week, 2 weeks tops. I have a bunch of racquets, most are...
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    He should've backed up. If I hit a poor lob, I back up and prepare for the worst. It's honestly not fair to take up half the court and expect the other person to hit the overhead on the other side of the court.
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    Casual Tennis Etiquette?

    If you really want to get better at tennis you want to work on consistency. Hit cross court and get in long rallies. Hitting winners is fun but most recreational tennis points end in an error. There really is no etiquette if someone asks you to hit but trying to hit a winners left and right...
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    Adidas Crew Shirt Sizing

    I have a few Adidas shirts from at least 10-15 years ago and the new stuff definitely fits tighter around the arms and torso. It's not as comfortable to play tennis with the new stuff. Some new athleisure stuff works better for tennis for me. Brands like Vuori, Tasc, or Rhone all work great for...