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    'Natural Gut Wholesale' Review (Stringing and Play)

    I use string savers liberally on my full bed of gut and apply Carnauba car wax on the string after each session, and my gut lasts a really long time. Yeah, string savers are not that cheap to be used liberally, but if you don't mind reusing them, then the cost is not that bad. People think...
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    Pressureball tube, any experience?

    I received the new profile replacement slides (and a new replacement tube as well) from Barry/PressureBall free of charge as promised. I tried out the new slides and they indeed perform and hold pressure much better than the old slides. My tubes have been under pressure using the redesigned...
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    Pressureball tube, any experience?

    Thanks, Barry. I've emailed you my shipping address. Looking forward to trying out your new improvements and report back here!
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    Pressureball tube, any experience?

    I can attest that Pressureball/Barry replaced the 3 slow-leak tubes I sent back plus he added another new one to cover for my cost of postage to send the 3 original tubes back to New Zealand from the US which was not cheap (around $15?). But, one of the new ones now has a major leak at the foot...
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    Tennis and Golfers Elbow - aftermath

    I thought magnesium usually is to sooth muscle pains. Since tennis elbow is related to the tendons/ligaments and not muscles, I'm not sure how much it'll help.
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    Tennis and Golfers Elbow - aftermath

    Magnesium is basically what's in epsom salt. You can just soak your elbow in water with epsom salt for the same effect. That's what people do to relieve sore muscles, epsom salt bath. Not sure how much the magnesium oil is but epsom salt is pretty cheap.
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    Recommend tension: gut string PLUS TE string tension strategy

    It seems like the majority is advocating stringing natural gut at 60+ lbs for any chance of control. I'm the minority who tried out natural gut at 40 lbs and like it and still able to keep control. But I'm not a big power hitter in the first place though. Natural gut at 40 lbs gives me the...
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    How To Pressurize / Revive Old Tennis Balls...

    Yep, that has been my experience, too. I'm used to great service almost everywhere else, at least when it comes to notification of shipment and tracking numbers, etc. But not these guys. They just don't bother. If you're patient enough, eventually you'll get it in the mail. If you're not...
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    How To Pressurize / Revive Old Tennis Balls...

    I also use the Dunlop 4-can tubes with the flat bottom like yours and I was able to slip the bottom on OK. Not easily, with a bit of effort, but not so bad that the tube looks damaged afterward. I found that if you don't screw the washers on tight enough, the tubes will leak faster. If you...
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    How To Pressurize / Revive Old Tennis Balls...

    Yes, I have the exact same poor (actually non-existent) email response and slow shipment and notification like you said with them, too. The only way I can get attention was to call their phone number directly. Some day I'd call several times and nobody answered the phone. Voicemail is as...
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    How To Pressurize / Revive Old Tennis Balls...

    I agree that when balls lose ALL pressure, it's best to dispose of them than to revive them. When balls lose just a little bit pressure but the felt is still fairly new, it'd be worth recharging them. But it's best to use these pressure tubes to keep the balls from losing any pressure in the...
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    How To Pressurize / Revive Old Tennis Balls...

    It's possible to revive completely dead balls in my opinion, but it would take much longer to do so. First you'd have to find the pressure point just before they collapse. Being completely dead balls, that pressure point is going to be pretty low (15-20 psi). Then you may store them in there...
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    How To Pressurize / Revive Old Tennis Balls...

    If you already have the PressureBall tubes, I don't see why you need to retire them. I have both types, too, and my strategy is to continue to use the PressureBall tubes to add pressure to flatter balls, since you can't put flatter balls under too much pressure anyway or they'll collapse. And...
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    How To Pressurize / Revive Old Tennis Balls...

    You can reduce pressure to r Yes, the ball will pop back out if you slightly reduce the pressure up to a point. In fact that's the only way to pop the ball back out. But I want to clarify that if you just stop at that point where the ball pops back out, it will have been too little pressure by...
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    How To Pressurize / Revive Old Tennis Balls...

    The easiest way is to play them often enough so that they go bald before they go flat. That way you don't have to worry about repressurizing them. Another easy way is to just leave your balls behind at the court for somebody else to enjoy them, if you know that they'll go flat by the next time...
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