Recent content by Sliceboy2

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    Are Yonex Racquets really easier on the arm?

    I used to hit with RDX500, this is one of the best racquet, easy on the arm yonex has made. There is a lot of feel and comfort using this racquet. I upgraded to RDS 001 MP, even at 98 sq. in. I still find minor arm pain the next day after long rallies.
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    Heading to Philipinnes :-)

    Thanks for the info bookem. I'll probably go vacation by end of July for about 3 to 4 weeks. This is after 12 years, back then when I was still playing competitively. Just last week my 14 year old kid beat me on clay court 7-5, broke me on the last game. Well, I guess the transmission is...
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    Big Bubba Racquet

    To the OP: Play the ball not his racquet. Your opponent is only limited to put the ball inside the court.
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    I'm going to be a dad!!

    Yupppi . . . another tennis player coming up. Congrats.
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    How do you know a racquet is "one"?

    When confidence overcomes choking. When you feel invincible with your racquet as if you can't miss. When you can only count the unforced errors and not the winners. Finally and most important IMO, when you don't feel pain the next day.
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    Pure storm new PJ...

    Looks like an Aerostorm paintjob on a Purestorm racquet.
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    Heading to Philipinnes :-)

    I'm planning to go on vacation by July. I don't want to have the same experience as drgeenthumb. I'll be staying in Quezon city. I know theres a lot of Pinoys in this forum, I wish I could have an invitation for a hit in your club. Guaranteed sweat with no surprise charges. Sliceboy2
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    Failing To Serve Out Sets. And Matches. And Tiebreaks.

    Try as much as you can to put the first serves in. Go for less risk shots. Let your opponent win the point instead of you trying to force a winner. Always remember that if its you who is closing the match or a set, he/she should be in a more pressured situation than you, he/she is more likely to...
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    Arm pain - Stiff vs flex

    To the OP: Listen to your arm. Its more painfull to play in pain than to play better giving credit to your racquet but in pain the next day. I suggest to give priority to a less stiff racquet.
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    Babolat Pure Storm LTD vs Pure Storm Tour

    IMO . . .You cant go wrong with both stick. You could easily tune your strings with this stick according to your playing style. I prefer the PS Tour, balls are heavier.
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    I'm confused about my forehand

    Considering that the racquet angle is good on contact. It's not the grip that will give you topspin, it's the racquet path and racquet head speed at contact, JMac has a continental grip, but he could produce topspin.
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    2H BH left arm pain

    Why did you switch? Did 1HBH hurt your elbow? 2HBH should be easier on your elbow. My guess is its because your left hand is not used to it yet. It will slowly build muscle and then it will feel comfortable after sometime. Another thing is the ball might be pushing your racket, tighten your...
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    Impressive power and accuracy by Pacman.
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    How to play weak/short balls?

    Short ball is an opportunity 1. Anticipate and move in right away. 2. for low balls, slice so the ball does not sit up, go DTL, go for the corner deep then approach, let him worry about his passing shot, instead of you missing the shot. High short balls go for the topspin winner, its worth the...
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    Sppp Vs Big Ace

    I've used both on my RDS001 at same tension 53 lbs, 18 ga. Power: SPPP for me has more pop, felt softer, more power Control:Big ace less pop, better control, more spin Durability: Big ace a slight edge Stifness: Big ace very minimal