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  1. brownbearfalling

    What Happened to Prosupex Blue Gear?

    Agreed that blue gear has some of the most pronounced and durable ridges that I have tried. Also from my memory it was one of the first strings to feature a true gear shape. Pro hurricane tour popularized gear shapes but didn’t have nearly as much definition. From their website it looks like...
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    Best advice for anyone playing tennis more than 1 hour per month

    I’m sorry but strings are not as disposable as you are making them out to be. Want some fuel to your fire? What do you say about over grips, base grips, grommets, hey what about your shoes, shirt and your socks? Maybe I should change my over grip every change over? Base grip every set? The...
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    Shoes for Flat Feet/Shin splints

    +1 vote for PT. Also check to make sure you don’t have stress fractures as the video states. Recovery is the first step. Then I would say some Strength training is in order. Calf raises on a platform with a focus on going below the platform (so that your foot points upwards). Or use a resistance...
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    Where are the Wilson tweeners?

    Clash 100, burn 100 are of similar spec. If you are comparing it to the aero/ pure drives there is no competition.
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    How many rackets do I need

    Little off topic but a few junk ballers that I have played with carry multiple racquets but of different types. They would switch if one doesn’t work and play a different style. Normally doesn’t make a difference but I enjoy the entertainment. It’s like a magicians hat. What is he going to pull...
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    why no top pros endorsing the wilson clash

    Wilson put a lot of marketing $$ on social and advertisements to build hype and continue promoting it. To me the clash is made with the rec player in mind. Instead of designing with pro player input and trickling down to rec players. Even though wilson and racquet companies have done some...
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    Ideal IQ of great tennis player

    I quote Einstein: if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life thinking that it is stupid. I don’t see much relevance in text book IQ to their tennis. I think the text book smart players often become coaches or trainers because they are more studious and...
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    Agassi's Open. Attack your opponents strength!

    OP: There is no better feeling than having a plan, and executing it with success. Shot variety is a rare commodity in this modern game. Most players I see have one speed and even then they are not impenetrable at that speed.
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    Best footwork backing up

    Is the bigger issue that you are getting stuck in no mans land? General advice would be: a good slice is a OHBH best friend. If it’s a ball you can’t handle or you’re out of position, a good slice will allow you time to recover and “reset”. Opponent isn’t going to kill you off a good slice and...
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    New drills with an old coach

    Few things here from what I can gather from your description. 1. Hitting long generally comes from being “tight” During pressure situations and not hitting through the ball. Topspin helps keep the ball in the court. When one doesn’t make a confident stroke, the hit is too flat and it sails...
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    How many rackets do I need

    All great answers here with some humorous ones. Another consideration I will add is if you are set on a frame model AND generation, purchase more before they go out of production. Also while they are on sale. Some people find that they can’t get along with different generations of the same frame.
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    Tension head on Neos and other lockout systems

    ^good to know. Sounds like the engineers of gamma have thought through this disruption. My guess is that this would apply to name brand machines like Gamma Prince or other. What do you think about off brand like eagnas? With lesser quality spring it might actually loose spring memory even...
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    Avoiding Crossovers on shared hole raquets

    Haven’t string the specific frame that you have but most share hole frames have “ grooves” on the grommet to allow the string to stay separate. When stringing just make sure the strings sit in the specific grooves before tensioning. Once tensioned it will stay in place. As for the second string...
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    Wilson 6.1 95 18x20

    17 or 18g polys. WC silver string, ALU power 1.25, tour bite soft 1.25, SP poly plasma 17g, SP firestorm, and sonic pro edge are my favorite polys. 54lbs mains and 50 crosses. Using Wilson pro hybrid base grip and white over grip. Wilson w dampener.
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    Nadal not so nice

    You think what Nadal’s PR or the insurance PR is bad? Have you watched anything on YouTube lately? It follows the same model, get “free” content but the plug in advertisement or a good word with sponsors. Look at how many YouTube “stars” sell out to shamelessly plug brands and insert ads into...
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    starting clamp means no starting knot ?

    Very standard procedure. Most of the time I weave 4 crosses with a “short end” of the string before Clamping with the starting clamp
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    More personal story...

    I found that the pure aero line has a better mix of control power and spin potential than previous versions.
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    Does countervail actually do anything to reduce racquet vibration?

    I had a hard time finding more information on countervail like what is the actual composition and how is it utilized in applications. Currently it is used mostly in sail masts and road bicycles (bianchi). From what I saw it reduces the frequency and amplitude of oscillation of the object. Saw a...
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    RF97 about lighter?

    Try the Wilson blade 98 16x19 or 18x20. You’ll notice the more maneuverability and lighter weight. My experience is the opposite to yours. I like a heavier racquet with harder hitting players. The weight provides more stability and plow. Lighter racquets get tossed around when playing against...
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    Confusion of string types Nylon,monofilament, co/poly

    I guess it’s kind of confusing when you aren’t familiar with string types and brands associated with each type. Nylon- generally refers to older technology where the entire string is made of nylon. Generally the cheapest strings you will find. Technically speaking: multifilaments and...
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    I'm not a troll - how important is the look of the racquet for you?

    Majority of the time we don’t get a choice of cosmetic of the frames. In those cases I choose performance over cosmetic. My eye focus more on the construction of the frame rather than the color. For example the shape of the hoop, spacing of the strings, thickness of the beam, proportion of the...
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    Babolat releases multiple flag colorways

    I didn’t think the Japan Aero looked special from a distance but the details are amazing. Love the brush stroke branding. Cloud pattern on the hoop. Also digging the France aero. Aero actually looks good in blue.
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    This make sense?

    Wild guess: maybe the flexing of the racquet hoop (softer older frame and stiffer= newer frame) causes the difference in the tension. Even then I would think the difference would not be that significant. I’m curious. Do you notice the difference in the way they play?
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    Morality/Sportsmanship Question

    I would always consult my partner first before making an overrule. The last thing I want to do is ruin the trust between my partner and I. After a brief review we would discuss with the opponents. It sounds like everyone here would (or claim to ;) ) automatically over rule their partner. I think...
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    Do you string your first 2 or 4 middle mains 10% tighter? My middle 4 mains are always noticeable looser

    No for me. I know as a stringer it’s hard not to get caught up in all the science and little details. At the end of the day the main question is does it change the results (performance of the strings)? Try the jet method and find out for yourself. Also if the string by string tension really...
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    Best multi for a poly player

    Try a hybrid set up first either poly mains x multi cross or reverse. Or substitute multi with syn gut. Then syngut full bed. After that multi full bed. I have to mention that don’t disregard RICE treatment. And also make sure your grip or grip layers are fresh. The base grip of the racquet...
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    Don't say you can't hit a modern forehand with a midsize frame ...

    Did you have to change your stroke to hit the ball more solidly or consistently with the training aid?
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    The Aeropro Drive Original will arguably go down as the best modern racquet of all time...here's why

    When I clicked this thread I thought this was about the “original Aero tour” racquet that predates the aero drive. Anyway, I think Babolat is doing a great thing with the new pure Aeros. Hit with a 2016 pure aero tour and the dialed down power was very nice. The racquet almost had more...
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    ***Prince Stringers User Club***

    Prince NEOS 1000 user here. Maybe it’s just me but the “ting” of the lock out spring in the tensioner is more pleasant sounding than other machines I’ve used. Even more pleasant than the beeps of electronic machines. Clamp closure is the smoothest I’ve used. Smoother than the lower profile...
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    Dunlop CX200 Tour stability issue

    I would recommend the Prestige if you want the same 95 sq in with more stability. Blade 98 is a great alternative to the Dunlop. I would recommend the Tecnifibre xtc 320 (18m) or 315 (16m) if you want stability and pop. Thicker frame provides this. You are giving up maneuverability though.
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