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    Why don't manufacturers use silicone for vibration dampening when pro players use it?

    Wilson Ultra Tours have small amounts of silicone in the handle assumed to counter balance as previously mentioned. However, out of the four Ultra Tours I had, one had silicone in both chambers of the handle, two only had it in one chamber and the other racket had no silicone at all.
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    Wilson Blade update delayed

    The 16x19 blade string pattern is pretty tight and the Gravity Tour 18x20 is rather open as its a 100 square inch frame. I wouldn't be surprised if the string spacing are a lot closer than you think!
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    Jolly's Polys

    Tell us more!
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    Jolly's Polys

    TWE and a few other online retailers - looks predominantly EU distributed
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    Jolly's Polys

    Can't wait for the Rexxxer review - It's a string I've been wanting to try for a while now. Can you tell it has an oval construction or is it more of a gimmick?
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    Head Gravity Pro L3 (previous paintjob)

    Trade for a Wilson Ultra Tour?
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    Isospeed Grey Fire Official Thread.

    Have you dabbled with Rexxxer yet? - assuming that's the green reel
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    Head Gravity

    It sounds like you should stick with the pro. If you have the technique/fitness/footwork to utilise the higher static weight & swing weight of the Pro consistently, it doesn't surprise me that you find more comfort and spin as you can allow the racket to do more of the work and thus play more...
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    Blade V8 Official Thread.

    I mean ALU power isn't exactly Hyper-G but whatever floats your boats I guess! So what's the other string? Black 4G?
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    Head Gravity

    Still sounds like a stringing issue to me, I demo'd both the 2021 Tour and Pro together and the only difference I noticed was the beam width. I've had real mixed results getting my Ultra Tour's strung (same string & tension) but by different people. One felt normal whereas the other felt like...
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    Blade V8 Official Thread.

    Its funny you say about Alu Power Black, I noticed the other day that Element black is already available but exclusively from one retailer (only in 1.28 gauge). Either I completely missed the Element black boat and its old news, or maybe Lux are releasing multiple black versions of their strings?
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    One handed backhand players, favorite/best rackets?

    For me there have been two stand out rackets: 1. Babolat Pure Strike 18x20 (2nd gen) 2. Gravity Tour
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    Head Gravity

    Similar for me, I've always played with the main logo facing up on all my rackets since I was a kid through habitat/supposition (green/yellow side for FH on the 2021 Gravity's). Sometimes I purposefully switch it up but I will always go back the 'correct' side at the next point. I've even got...
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    Wilson Pro Labs: Ultra Pro (16x19) Official Thread

    My pro shop hid the lead for me and didn’t change the grommets or cause any damage in the process, so it’s possible!
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    Head Gravity

    Finally got some decent hours in with my Gravity Tours including league matches this week (I wanted to wait until I played more competitive matches before I replied as I find it removes that honeymoon bias when you’re playing real scenarios and not thinking about the racket in hand). My...
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