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    Anyone use Ashaway MonoGut ZX ?

    Can't believe folks are still experimenting with this excrement... Zyex whatever It's made of fun material all right.... very stretchy when you pull slowly when installing, but behaves like a steel wire in the racket. Dangerous for tendons, particularly as you are duped into believing it's soft...
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    Medvedev, the best of NextGen

    Med Man.... not too shabby I like it
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    Five reasons why Novak Djokovic is tennis GOAT

    Something doesn't feel right about Joker as being a GOAT now.... After 5 more Slams?... But isn't it ridiculous to talk about Slams like that? 5 more Slams.... One Slam could life time achievement for so many.... so many don't even come close but still well known and respected players... Joker...
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    Why are players of Slav origin doing so well in tennis?

    And BTW, Shapovalov is Slav, may be of Jewish faith, maybe not, who knows.
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    Why are players of Slav origin doing so well in tennis?

    It's just an appearance that Slavs are doing better than others in tennis. Europeans in general are doing well in tennis and half of Europe is Slavic. That half has been behind the wall and now after the wall fell they are here, that is all. Not more, not less. Can we say that Spain is not doing...
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    Crosses - soft feel but resistant to grind

    I had played two doubles matches in the inter towns tournament - nothing checks the string as the actual competitive play. Here is more feedback. Pros: Performance wise - the string performed wonderfully. SPIN - one of spinniest setups I ever had. POWER - great power. Control is due to spin...
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    Crosses - soft feel but resistant to grind

    Yes, it is ZX. These are my initial impressions, waiting on my second hit to firm on opinions. But for now: ZX only seemingly soft. It's stretches unreal when being strung, when slowly being stretched. The string bed is very bouncy and it seems soft when you bounce a ball on the racket. But when...
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    Crosses - soft feel but resistant to grind

    Yes I love Alpha Gut 2000 as a cross I would say it's even better than Gosen Sheep Micro If I have time to string I would use it exclusively, but I do not get much playing time with it, just measly 5-6 hours I just grind it away until it breaks.
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    Crosses - soft feel but resistant to grind

    First impression after hitting with the full bed of Monogut ZX for two hours. Racket is Babolat Pure Control, 352 gramms strung. Monogut ZX full string bed, mains 50 lbs, crosses 47 lbs. It feels stiffer than my normal setup, way stiffer. It's got same power than my normal setup, but with more...
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    What exercises to complement tennis for weight loss?

    I think it's called "military diet" or "ice cream diet". Congratulation on inventing it
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    What exercises to complement tennis for weight loss?

    The only thing that can compliment 3-4 weekly tennis for success in weight loss is diet. Exercise alone will not do it. As a matter of fact it's not even 50/50 It's mostly diet and a bit of exercise to keep your metabolism up.
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    Plantar Fasciitis and the split step

    I am not convinced you can single out split step as a cause. It most likely is just a one out of many factors associated with tennis. You've got to look what the true change was. Lots of things can cause PF, e.g. change in activity, sudden increase in intensity, injury, surface you spend most...
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    Stomach acid - what's the deal with it

    Reading again about OP problem, I kinda think that there could be more done by paying attention to the foods you eat. Sometimes you've got to acceptthat you sit a bit off normal and you've got to manage that. PPI might not be a good solution here. I would find a good nutritionist.
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    Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph - red or black

    Excellent post. Would you be able to describe the weight difference please when you went to synthetic grip and back to leather?
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    Stomach acid - what's the deal with it

    Yeah, sounds complex. Best to follow doctor's advice. I've heard even food allergies could manifest themselves this way. PPI are excellent to manage GERD. Unmanaged, it can lead to oesophagus cancer or to that intermediate condition with name I can't recall. When you diagnosed with that you just...
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