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    Serving (updates)

    Dude! listen! listen very carefully.... You have no business asking advice on your serve over here! :-) you'll end-up over thinking your serve and loosing confidence and/or ruining it. As I saw it the video (regardless of hitting the net) your serve is picture perfect ! focus instead on the...
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    Grip Sizes of Top Pros

    It's a bit less than a finger space but yeah something like that... I'm only 5.57 ft and I like one size bigger than 4 3/8 ie... I like a 4 1/2 - that's the sweet spot for me... Which usually happens if I have a 4 3/8 leather grip and then apply a thick overgrip on top...
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    Grip Sizes of Top Pros

    please.... don't equate small grip with increased spin - that's just wrong ! Don't forget that many pro's hands have callous and when theey tape the fingres everything gets to thick... hence going down a size or two. and yes @Georgepeppard007 - I also have the distinct impression many grips...
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    Best Clay Court Shoes?

    1) which clay ? red clay or the grey US clay ? they're different 2) it was unclear what your questions: were those Nike and Asics were they clay specific ? One of the differences with clay court shoes (That I pay attention to) is.... some with deeper grooves will also play well on synthetic...
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    S&V Chip&Charge

    @ByeByePoly hush now.... please edit your post and remove those counters please ? ;-) lets keep it "secret" yeah ?
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    S&V Chip&Charge

    Yes it does! but one can still do it provided the opponents are same age... no ? I'm doing it and I'm well over 45+ I just don't it 100% ... more like 50% unless it's the only tactic that works (does happen on occasion) . Also, there are those old-time pro's, masters of reading return then...
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    The gut/poly thread

    That's THE sound :-) ! it's the plastic whacking sound poly's make that is strange & weird & artificial ;-)
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    The gut/poly thread

    OMG! That's the UNMISTAKABLE sweet ping sound of Gut :-) don't murder it with a dampener ;-) it will go away after a short while. If you pay attention, it's the same sound happening during the first few shots of the Pro's (using Gut) when they start their warmup.
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    S&V Chip&Charge

    Man! this the best thread I've seen in a long while :) I say this because I employ S&V along with C&C regularly - not 100% but regularly. Question for @ByeByePoly and @Curious : why "former S&V" ? how long ago did you stop ? Even though I benefit a lot from my aggresive S&V - my struggles...
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    S&V Chip&Charge

    That does it! We wants video to an epic music score ! ok @ByeByePoly ?
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    S&V Chip&Charge

    Absolute perfect approach to S&V - don't listen to the guys telling you to swing hard.... just develop that kick serve and use that even on first serves EDIT: on second thought... a good kick serve does require a hard & fast swing... just NOT a hard HIT on the ball....
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    S&V Chip&Charge

    Oh forget about it, there will always be mental tension... ALWAYS! These tactics are high risk.... the better you get, the more risk you'll take, the better timing you need, you will apply these with better opponents, or at critical points in the match, etc, etc
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    The gut/poly thread

    Also experimenting with a very similar setup: NGW V4 and Grapplesnake Irukandji strung at 23/21 Kg (you do the conversion eheh :) on a weighted PS97 (sig) Now of course, if you gain somethings... by force you got to loose other things... The things I gain are orders better and way more...
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    Stringway Dropweight vs Wise?

    maybe yes, maybe not - I've read and been told that being good at weaving crosses is the secret to efficiency, not so much the automatic pulling. Now the stringway has another big advantage over the regular DW which is you don't need to the ensure the DW is horizontal.... whatever angle the DW...
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    Introducing Grapplesnake USA!!!

    Usually I do 22 Kg, but just to extend the life of the stringbed, I did it at least 23 Kg, I don't think I went 24Kg. I usually string at low tensions for comfort and power, I do my best to supply the control ;-)
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