Recent content by Ross K

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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    On holiday break. No tennis, way too much drinking and eating. See a lot of posts in the last week and will catch up shortly. Seems to be a lot of interest in the UT and Blade though. Such great frames and I look forward to more comparing myself when I'm back.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Re-posting with - hopefully now - the proper image... Er, so what was it I was saying recently about how a certain highly regarded 2015 frame attracted me the least out of my recent purchases? Talk about being made to eat my own own words... Talk about precision, feel, solidness and baseline...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    (y) Looking forward to to hearing if you're with MD in slightly preferring the 100".
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Er, so what was it I was saying recently about how a certain highly regarded 2015 frame attracted me the least out of my recent purchases? Talk about being made to eat my own own words... Talk about precision, feel, solidness and baseline performance... Yeah... you know what I was hitting with...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Well, I think we recognise it here all right!
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Forgot to say Candy canes, Zebras, Bumblebees are of course legendary sticks. Reckon the bar has been set pretty high if those are what you started on. Dabbled with a Rad Tour Twin tube back in the day (still have it), and played (or tried to play with a ) Rad Tour Twin Tube XL too. What a beast...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    AgassiGrafFan Your racketaholic credentials have been established so welcome to the diary! Yep, decisions, decisions... I'm so behind with frame developments in recent years that I can't comment on the Gravitys and I've also - hard to believe - never hit a Pure Aero. However, lots of experience...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Interesting reading... better slice than the UT? Wow... Yea, keep us posted with this one. BTW, I like 'customizability' - if it isn't it should be a word!
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    What's it like in comparison to your UT? Feel/b-line depth/control, etc? Curious to hear a bit more. Spent time years back with older PPros but recall a certain brassiness and lacklustre nature. BTW, I'm definitely still not done with the UT. Seem to have done a lot of tinkering with mods...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    In the same boat with all of that re past ideas of Yonex frames, then the reality of actually playing one. I was always searching for the mythical Blade 98 that plays a bit easier, less clubby and weighted so much in the head, then I hit with the DR and thought, hmm... isn't this kind of what...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Cheers Dags, shall check that out that very shortly. My 'fun' remark wasn't really any knock on the Clashes and much more just an excuse to bash the Steam! Clashes are number 1 on my 'frames to investigate' list. Hope you get back on that court asap.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    'Industrial kiln' lol... No, whole different story for many of you. I'm mainly used to wind and damp conditions! That Yonex of yours is one of quite a few that appeals to my racketaholic nature, specially since playing a bit with the DR 98... Ever hit with an RD7?... "Oooo baby...":D
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Nice one. Immediately makes me see where I'm going wrong. Ice would never had occurred to me. I wore a hat earlier. Had just a smallish bottle of water which was warm within minutes. And in hindsight, I suspect the IPAs the evening before may not have been the best preparation... Re a bandana...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Fellow diarists Update: I played in searing heat and killer sunshine this afternoon. God knows how you all do this where such temperatures are the norm? Switched from my DR which felt too powerful, too loosely strung for the humidity and began to have my best outing ever with the Ultra Tour...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Yeah, it has been in my no. 1 position for a while now. Ticks a lot of my boxes... Softish feel. Stable and plush enough for me. Swings really sweet and distinctly whippy (which is why weirdly I get little echoes of an APD despite its pretty dense in the middle 16x19 pattern which results in a...
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