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    Nike Air Zoom Vapor X Knit

    I have the black/blue knits. The Knits are definitely a bit more snug than 9.5 and Xs to me, especially in the midfoot and toebox. To be honest, I prefer the fit of the 9.5, X, and my X Kyrie Vs over these. The knits are also much less breathable, and the shoes are a bit damp after playing...
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    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Babolat Pure Strike 100

    STRING/TENSION: RPM Blast Rough – 50 lbs (full bed); Solinco Hyper G – 53 lbs (full bed). TENNIS EXPERIENCE/BACKGROUND: 30+ years of playing tennis. Spent some time at Bollettieri's as a kid. Competitive junior. Ex-USPTA. Unfortunately, age is catching up at a rapid rate, as well as a lack of...
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    Bonjour from Babolat: Part Trois

    No racquet is really "better" than another. It's personal preference. The reason I went back to the PD after a stint with the original APD was that I had been using the PD for 3 years before then and was just used to how to played and felt. To be honest, the main reason I gravitated to the PD...
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    Bonjour from Babolat: Part Trois

    Provided you could get the racquet moving and keep your swing speed up, it absolutely crushed the ball. Just rock solid. Racquet swung and played like a sledge hammer. Interesting thing is on the racquet, the RA is printed as being 66, but measurements by TW and others I've seen have it at 70...
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    Bonjour from Babolat: Part Trois

    It's funny how perceptions change over time. I played with the original APD for a bit of time as soon as it was first released to market (bought from TW) and also had its Aeropro Control sibling as well, and the racquet was very much maligned and hated on TW boards back then as a joke of a...
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    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Babolat Pure Strike 100

    I'm noticing the black and red paint (for the letters and the stripes) are chipping very easily around the grommets, revealing the white paint underneath. After a bit more time with the racquet, I'm getting more dialed in and am hitting very consistently with the frame in stock form, as I can...
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    The Babolat Pure Strike Project Two Zero Thread

    Balls come off the 100 a little higher, but it's not that significant. Both have pretty low trajectories for 16x19 in my opinion.
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    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Babolat Pure Strike 100

    It's fairly open, but not that much so. There are much more open 16x19 patterns out there. It's certainly not as open as the pattern on the Pure Aeros. Spin generation does't seem all that different to me with this Strike 100 compared to PO17.
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    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Babolat Pure Strike 100

    50, which is at the low end of the recommended tension range. I usually string low anyway. Also, I went into the playtest expecting the racquet to be on the lower side of power with a lower swingweight. I normally use Hyper G, but decided to put the RPM Rough set that TW provided just for...
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    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Babolat Pure Strike 100

    Without the benefit of an RDC machine and just based on feel, swing weight feels low, which I’m not surprised about. Very light feeling and fast swinging. Although I have played extensively with the Strike line over the years, I’ve never hit with the 100 version. I was on the original (’14)...
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    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Babolat Pure Strike 100

    Just strung up the racquet w/ RPM Blast Rough 17 provided by TW.
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    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Babolat Pure Strike 100

    Well, here are some pics for those interested
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    Nike Needs To Bring Back the Vapor 9.5 Tour

    I actually tried 1/2 size up in the store. The length was too long. Given the predicament, I decided to keep the same size and allow the shoe to break in to stretch out the mid foot area, as you can't change the length of the shoe. Thicker or double sock to fill up some of the length would...
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    Most durable poly/copoly

    Absolutely Lux 4G. Loved it as a cross w/ natural gut mains. In a full bed, not my cup of tea. But it lasted long as heck, and longer than any string even when I tried them in a Wilson spin effect stick (Pro Staff 95S). Maintained tension incredibly well until it broke.
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    What's your favorite sub $12 string?

    Big fan of Hyper G, but have recently switched to Isospeed Cream. Get a bit more pop and spin with Hyper G, but for whatever reason, I'm getting excellent control with Cream and it's won me over. The extremely soft feel is a very nice plus, as is the cheap price (especially bulk pricing from TW).
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