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    Wilson Natural Gut vs Babolat VS gut?

    Thanks. I also didn't have good experience with black Velocity as well. It felt dead and stiff for a multi. I wonder if it's only black color, or all colors vs. natural.
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    Wilson Natural Gut vs Babolat VS gut?

    Could you tell me why black VS gut is garbage? How does it compare to natural VS gut or Wilson natural gut?
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    2020 Prostaff update

    Thanks for the review. A buddy of mine just go this today and strung it similar to my red/black PS97 (multi/poly hybrid). I hit with it for a few minutes, so not much time. But I could tell that it has the same plushness I liked about my PS97. It does feel stable without any customization...
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    Calling RF97 users, how's the stability?

    It's still the same as before, just new cosmetics. And yes, it's absolutely stable. No lead needed for me.
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    What is the most terrible, lowest powered non-poly string that you ever played with?

    I also do not like the black velocity 16. I think I tried velocity before a long time ago, but it could've been 17 gauge or different color. But the black 16g I just did not enjoy at all. Somehow it felt stiffer than what I remembered, and the strings got stuck out of place after like one hour.
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    2020 Prostaff update

    Please post your impressions after you've played with it. I also have the original PS97 red/black and wondering how different it is with the v13.
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    How much of a difference will a hybrid setup make?

    As a lot of guys already chimed in, gut actually is the best option for me as it lasts and lasts until it snaps. I cannot stand full bed of poly after about 2 weeks, even strung low in the mid 40s. With gut at least in the mains, I can play with it for a few months before it frays and snaps...
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    How much of a difference will a hybrid setup make?

    There is NOTHING that feels like gut. And I've tried them all, except Kevlar. When that ball hits that sweetspot, the sound it makes, and the way it feels, is unlike anything else. It's literally love at first hit. Gut also lasts way longer for me before it snaps. My gut/poly hybrid lasted...
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    How much of a difference will a hybrid setup make?

    If you have any kind of arm/wrist issue, why not try gut? Use natural guts in the mains, and poly cross at a lower tension for control. I've switched to gut/poly hybrid at 52/50 and it's the right combination for my elbow and wrist health. I get plenty of comfort, spin, power, but most of...
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    2020 Prostaff update

    Yeah I'm kind of with you on that. Seems like Pro Staff should always have some red to it. I like the red buttcap myself, it really stands out on a black racquet.
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    Lead Tape - What is the minimum weight for you to feel a difference?

    Especially if it's at the top of the hoop. It becomes very obvious the farther it is away from the handle.
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    Can an intermediate player use an "advanced player's racquet"?

    Lol i'm somewhat of a racquet nerd, so I like trying out different racquets and string setup, and keeping an open mind. I also found that my own preference changes over time, as my game changes. So I'm not necessarily married for life to one brand or anything, but currently in a committed...
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    Can an intermediate player use an "advanced player's racquet"?

    I see many guys, and girls, using these Babolats so I guess they must like them. I went through so many demos of all the major brands and models, including all the Babolats (include Pure Strike). When I hit with a Blade or Pro Staff, it is night and day difference in feel from the Babolats...
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    2020 Prostaff update

    Now I'm intrigued about the 6.1. I absolutely don't need another racquet, but can't wait to hear how the new six one plays.
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    Can an intermediate player use an "advanced player's racquet"?

    I say go for it. The better racquets may not allow you to win, but it might force you to get better, i.e. better footwork, better focus on hitting the sweetspot, take full swings, etc. Get a racquet you can grow with as your game progresses, instead of a stiff and powerful tweener that you may...
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