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  1. Steve Williams

    Wilson Triniti Tennis Ball

    I just bought three tubes but haven't had the chance to play with them yet. I did notice some little lumps around the seams on over half of the new balls as if the gatheing of the felt was not quite right. Has anyone else noticed this? I'm wondering if it will affect the consistency of the...
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    Haven't played for years till now - Need help in finding a new player's racquet

    I haven’t tried that one. Better in what sense? Tried most of the Phantom range: 100, 93p (18x16) and pro 100p. Not the pro 100
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    Haven't played for years till now - Need help in finding a new player's racquet

    Prince Phantom Pro 100p is a nice compromise. Good control considering it is 18x16, comfortable with a wide range of strings. More forgiving 100 headsize than a 93p but still with the same lovely-to-hold thin box beam. Just a really nice racket to use. Worth a try. 59 stiffness rating but has...
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    Head Lynx: any difference between yellow and green versions?

    I’ve used the green one but not the yellow so I can’t compare. However, I really like the green one I use and haven’t noticed a particular problem with tension maintenance compared to other softish poly strings I’ve used such as cream and Yonex PTP. I’d say give it a try and see what you think...
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    Youzhny to coach Shapovalov

    Not that I know of. I read about it on how wikipaedia page under ‘personal’
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    Youzhny to coach Shapovalov

    Haha, no but I do wrestle with my tennis.
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    Youzhny to coach Shapovalov

    I think Youzhny will be a great coach. Interesting to see how this works out. He once wrote a Phd dissertation on the playing styles and strategies of the top players of his day. So he might have some good advice on tactics.
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    Alternative to gut/poly to play in the rain

    I like Laserfibre supreme 2 multi as the gut replacement with a soft round poly. Gut/poly at 55/50 with a 5 per cent Pre stretch. Multi/poly at 53/49
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    Prince Phantom 93P- Best string set up

    Head Lynx (Green) is a nice soft round poly and the green looks good in the frame. People have also mentioned Tier One Ghostwire. That’s soft and round too. I think I prefer Lynx.
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    Official Wilson Clash thread

    Laserfibre Supreme 2 is a good multi. Arm friendly but 'crisp' and snaps back pretty well IMO.
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    Hybrid stiffness question

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    Feliciano won Queens both in singles and doubles. Has it happened before?

    Pete Sampras won the Singles at Queens in 1995 and the doubles in the same tournament with Todd Martin.
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    Hybrid stiffness question

    Thanks for your replies. What I am asking is to do with the overall stiffness (as in tolerable/intolerable for wrist and elbow) of the stringbed. I’ve never had tennis elbow and don’t want to start. I have used multi mains and soft poly crosses. Some make my arm stiff some don’t. If I reversed...
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    Hybrid stiffness question

    It seems agreed that the playing characteristics of a hybrid setup reflect the main string but are tempered by the cross. I have a question about stiffness of the string bed as a whole with each option and the resulting shock to the arm. Would a poly/multi setup be stiffer than a multi/poly if...