Recent content by wmoore

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    appreciate a ball machine recommendation

    I have purchased two Silent Partner machinens. One is the lower tier with the delay option for the first ball on it. No remote. It does oscillation and will send them over the net at up to around 85 MPH with plenty of top spin, blah , blah, blah. It's a Chevrolet. THEN - because i was soooo...
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    Weed commentary

    Who has used / is using a Weed frame at the moment? I am 65, still rated at 4.5 (thanks USTA) but I've definitely lost a step from when I was a kid at 60. My serve speed might hit 100mph with a really good tailwind. Groundstrokes have not left me quite as obviously at my serve, but my...
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    Please help me to choose racket/strings

    No offense intended -but if you don't know any more than this... which racket you choose will not matter either. Pick one you like the color of and be happy with that. Just have fun with it.
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    What’s the worst racket to ever win a grand slam final?

    I think the question was the worst racket - not the worst a&&hole. Maybe I misread it. Could be my mistake.
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    Tension advice

    I've been playing with Lux Savage 16 in a POG Oversize for a while. I've had it kind of loose (47#) because I don't want to give up ALL of the power in return for great control. But - now I'm trying the Prince Phantom 100G LB and I need a bit more free power with the shorter strings / smaller...
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    What’s your string times?

    ....except that now the vibration dampener is now in the "field" of the strings and therfore the racket is not legal for USTA competition. You can only have dampeners OUTSIDE the field of woven cross strings. Looks very cool though - but it's not legal. Sorry.
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    Customization question

    OK - that was a bad mis-type. should say "what is blu-tac?" sorry .
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    Customization question

    Confession: I did use the TW racket customization tool to come up with my measurements. But - thank you for giving me credit for being THAT smart. Ha! Seriously - wha tit blu-tac? Putty or something like that?
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    Customization question

    This is a "how do I do it" question. I'm leaning toward moving to the Wilson Blade 104 racket. I like the flex and slightly larger head. The strung weight looks to be about 10.8 oz though and about 6pts headlight. I need it to be about 12 oz and about 9 pts headlight. I was thinking of...
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    What's the difference?

    I've recently done a few test hitting sessions with the Prince Phantom Pro 100 (16x19) strung at about 45# with Prince Poly of some flavor. What I've observed is that for a low-powered racket, it has plenty of zip. The most noticeable thing is that the launch angle off the strings is...
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    Combine the ATP & WTA? Player Relief for the Tour? Luisa Stefani and Quinn Gleason Talk All Things Tennis!

    Sadly the WTA just cannot command the crowds that the ATP does. There could be any number of reasons, but nobody will like them because at the end of the day, paying spectators, in much larger numbers, prefer to watch men play tennis rather than women. Not all, and not every - just more of...
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    Absolute worst racquet ever?

    Anyone who says "I've had so many..." should probably consider that it just might not be the racket that is the problem...I'm just sayin'
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    Yonex VCORE 98 headguard (grommet) flimsy?

    My son plays D2 college tennis and just moved over to the Yonex VCORE 98 frame from another manufacturer. Unfortunately, what he has noticed is that the headguard or grommet is particularly flimsy. Specifically, with only one or two days of playing, the headguard is worn completely through to...
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    What should I put in my new babolat pure 12 pack bag? bought the bag and NOW you want to know what to put in it? Just a thought, but you might want to think about function over form. NOBODY cares what kind of bag you put on the side of the court.
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    Tennis Academies / Camps

    I just put my son at a D2 school. What you are doing tells me you are a dedicated parent. Good for you. But... don't set yourself up. If your son is 15 now, and playing between a 4.0 and 4.5 level - it ain't impossible, but it certainly won't be easy. Summer camps are BS. They'll tell you...