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    2019 Shoes

    That would be nice. I have bought up some extra pairs of Ubersonic 2's for my son when I have found them. The Ubersonic 3 appears to be a totally different type of shoe than the 2 -- more like the Defiant model that some remarked might work for geriatric men who play exclusively on clay...
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    Is it normal to smash your toes on hard stops?

    @aminadream Good idea, thanks for sharing! I'll give it a shot!
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    Is it normal to smash your toes on hard stops?

    I wish it were that simple. I have had toe jamming even when my foot tingled because it was not getting enough blood flow due to tight laces. I also have a callous-like thickening of the skin on the top of my foot/under the shoe tongue and still had jamming.
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    Is it normal to smash your toes on hard stops?

    Weird that this thread has produced diametrically opposed responses but I've had this problem and have largely solved it by going up a half size. So put me in that go bigger camp. I also agree that some shoes seem more prone to toe jamming than others no matter the size (Adidas Barricades for...
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    Australian Open set to introduce a super tiebreak in the final set

    A little late but a win for common sense. I understand this upsets some self-styled purists but for the players and for a majority of fans this is welcome news. It's amazing how many people can't come grips with the fact that in MANY things in life less is indeed more (bonus points for those who...
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    2019 Shoes

    Sorry for the delay, I forgot I posted. He's only a mid-level junior player (14 and 1 star recruit) and he burned through Propulses more quickly than any other shoe.
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    2019 Shoes

    Hmm, that has not been my experience at all. My son used to burn through Babolat shoes very quickly and so we stopped buying them. His Barricades lasted a LOT longer, heck even his light-weight UberSonics lasted a good bit longer than any Babolat shoe he tried. Not a fan of the Michelin compound...
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    Best above-knee shorts?

    My fav's due to their shorter (above the knee) length and yet generous ball pockets (never have to worry about 2 if not 3 balls falling out) are actually the cheapest: Fila Sports. I have a charcoal and black pair that beat out in reverse order: Wilson (way too long/baggy), Adidas (little long...
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    any sock recommendations for cold weather?

    Wow those things look like something Jerry Seinfeld wore in 1992! You know I haven't tried a b width shoe which may be stupid on my part. The most narrow shoe I've used were the Nike Breathe 2K12. Good looking shoe (all white with navy sole) but that almost felt a little uncomfortable (tight...
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    any sock recommendations for cold weather?

    LOL, nice. Maybe that's one thing to look forward to about getting old. Yeah narrow foot to the point where I have some shoes where the eyelets from opposite sides are darn close to touching. With some shoes I have so much extra shoe lace left after tying (including double knotting) that I...
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    Volkl V-Torque tour

    Yep, you're right. It did actually "shear" which is a good description. It wasn't a clean break but sort of a fracturing long ways.
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    Volkl V-Torque tour

    I thought I was the only one? I am NOT a string breaker but even I busted this poly (thought it might have been an issue with my stringing). I still like it but if you're a string buster you might have issues. Now granted I was using it at 18g too. I am now using Head Velocity MLT as I am...
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    any sock recommendations for cold weather?

    Obviously not that bad for me but I admit I also cinch my laces up super tight since I have fought toenail jamming at various times (Barricades seem to give me the most trouble in terms of my foot moving within the shoe FWIW).
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    any sock recommendations for cold weather?

    I use the regular Thorlos padded tennis crew socks in the winter (versus Thorlos Experia low cut in the spring/summer/fall). I'm a believer in that brand -- great quality.
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    AO Open tickets and suggestions?

    What is the sound of one hand clapping? ;-) Apparently this thread is not of broad interest but for the record, I bought Laver Day, Laver Night and Margaret Court Day sessions (uppers). I was hoping to score a pre-sale password (past year's were posted on the Interwebs) and I registered with...
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