Recent content by Sir Faultalot

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    Creature of habit using ALU Power for years. Sell me on something new to try.

    PS- I would add Signum Firestorm to the recommendation. I think the power levels of Firestorm are close and the drop off is more gradual than most polys. It has a nice blend of touch and feel, not quite Alu level, but it’s playable for longer
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    Comfortable alternative to Solinco Revolution

    You could try the poly tour rev from yonex. I found it to be a little different than revolution, but much more comfortable. I would be surprised if you had arm pain the poly tour rev. Revolution gave me great overall playability and touch, which I felt were the same qualities of PTR even though...
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    Creature of habit using ALU Power for years. Sell me on something new to try.

    I’m going rogue: poly tour rev? It’s got plenty of power and loves racket head speed. Very very comfortable for a moderately firm poly
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    The gut/poly thread

    How did you like head hawk in the hybrid?
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    How to get "pop" sound from racquet?

    It definitely seems to a combo of strings, ball and (sadly for me) technique. I’ve found that wonderful noise when playing with Prince XR strings at 50lbs. They’re wonderful strings for the first hour and they’re cheap. Also found that noise with Head Hawk. Honestly it’s such a sweet noise and...
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    Yonex Vcore 97 HD vs Gravity Pro

    Well I demo'ed both the GPro and the 97HD. I enjoyed playing with the yonex so much that I never brought the GPro to the court. Just bouncing the GPro around the house, it felt hollow and I didn't really like that feel compared to the 97HD.
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    New Yonex Vcore (for 2020 or 2021 ?)

    I still play mostly with the ‘15 TT95. Especially when I’m in the mood to play attacking tennis. But I tend to switch between that and the prestige mid.
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    New Yonex Vcore (for 2020 or 2021 ?)

    I too would like. Coming from the ‘15 TT95, it’s a great racket weight wise, one of my favorites all time and unique. But it’s definitely lower swingweight than published and the string spacing is soooo open, it makes it hard for me to add lead and not lose control
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    String recommendations for strings like Volkl Cyclone 16

    Firestorm is a great all around string! Live the way it ages too, doesn’t become too dead or harsh, just loses a little pop
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    String recommendations for strings like Volkl Cyclone 16

    I liked the blend of crispness, power and feel that cyclone 16G has. I’ve experienced Hyper G 17G to have a bit more power and control and as mentioned before lasts longer but lacks the feel. Revolution 16L has a good blend of everything with a bit less power but again better playable time than...
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    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Yonex POLYTOUR REV string!

    Does anyone know which Yonex string use this SIF technology? Is it just the PTR and PTF?
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    Phantom Pro 100 vs VCORE PRO 97HD

    Thanks for the thoughts. I really enjoyed the Phantom 93P, but that super round hoop scares me in 100 sq in. I thought the 100 sq in head might give up some control.
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    Phantom Pro 100 vs VCORE PRO 97HD

    I'm curious if anyone has experience with both of these rackets? I demo'ed the 97HD and absolutely loved the frame: the balance, swing weight and trajectory of the 18x20 were just perfect! Looking at the Phantom Pro 100, on paper, it's very similar. Same strung weight, thin beam, same swing...
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    First post, super excited - new racquet hunt

    I was in a similar boat as you after picking back up the sport after 10 years. Won my first match at 4.0 against a good player with my brothers hand me down Prince EXO3 Graphite and for some reason thought I should “upgrade”. Went on the buy a pure drive and lose every match that season. I‘be...
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    Tennis Warehouse: Yonex VCORE 95, 98, 100 2021 Playtest

    Out of curiosity do you normally play with low tension in your polys? I’d be curious to try the poly tour rev at low tensions. For some reason I found it to be high on the power spectrum at 49, but it felt like a quality string that could become ‘deader’ at low tensions