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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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    Nike Needs To Bring Back the Vapor 9.5 Tour

    As a longtime wearer of the Vapor 9/9.5s, I finally and reluctantly picked up a pair of the Xs notwithstanding the negative reviews. I had previously tried them on in person at the store before purchasing online, and while the fit was definitely narrower, I figured it would be no problem as...
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    Serena Williams

    FWIW, Ramos did give Nole a code violation for verbal abuse pretty recently. Whether Nole's actions were more or less egregious than Serena's, I'll leave that up to the reader/viewer.
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    Serena Williams

    Well, I can't tell how other umpires would act given the same set of circumstances, but Ramos did give Nole a code violation for verbal abuse not long ago. Query who was more abusive to Ramos - Nole or Serena?
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    Bonjour from Babolat: Part Trois

    All of my Aero Tours have the same issue with what looks like hairline cracks or scratches in the throat area. They all run in the same vertical direction. It seems to be more of a paint issue than a structural one. It hasn't had any effect on the playability of the racquets over the past...
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    iPhone X

    I’ve spent a month with the X now, upgrading from the 6. If you’re not a huge power user and all you want from your smartphone is just to make some phone calls, send some basic texts and emails, and check your news/sports apps every now and then, almost every smartphone will do ok these days –...
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    iPhone X

    It's actually been surprisingly easy to get (even if you didn't preorder), contrary to the alleged short-supply before the 1st quarter of next year. Apple has been delivering a good amount of stock to its retail stores, and you can actually check through the reservation/pick-up option whether...
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    Good transaction with Playtennis33

    Another smooth deal with playtennis33. Racquet in excellent condition as described. Fast shipment. No problems. Would not hesitate to do business with him again.
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    DirectTV Now

    I got in at the promo price ($35/mo for the Go Big package, which includes the Tennis Channel in that package + free HBO that DTVN offered as well... plus, got a free Apple TV 4 out of it as well) and am grandfathered in at that price. Picture quality is excellent. 60fps. Running through both...
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    UhhCanJenGo - Good Seller

    Smooth transaction with UhhCanJenGo. Would not hesitate to do business again.
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    Good Transaction with JOSHL

    Smooth transaction. Would not hesitate to do business with him again.
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    I Cut the Cord -- Now What?

    I tried Sling TV and much prefer Playstation Vue (which does not require a Playstation), although it is a little more pricey than SlingTV (still much, much cheaper than cable though). Not sure why ESPN is not available on Sling TV for you since I had it on my base SlingTV package, but Vue has...
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    FS: Wilson Pro Staff 95S 4 1/4

    Yes, still available.
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    FS: Wilson Pro Staff 95S 4 1/4

    Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): Wilson Pro Staff 95S (Red and White Paintjob) Grip Size: 4 1/4 Quantity: 1 Head Size: 95 Condition (x out of 10): 9/10 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): Probably no more than 10-12 hours, but racquet has been kept...
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    2017 Pure Strike

    I wonder if it's some reference back to the original Control mold/racquet, which I believe called the VS Control. So perhaps that's why all the frames with the Control/Storm mold all bear the VS moniker (e.g., Aerostorm -> Aero VS, Pure Control -> Strike VS, etc.) The VS name also has...
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    Bonjour from Babolat: Part Deux

    Seems pretty apparent that "VS" (for both the Pure Aero and Pure Strike families) is the moniker for the old Storm/Control mold. I'm guessing the Pure Strike VS / VS Tour will simply be the continuation of the old Pure Control (Storm)/Tour. It will just share a similar paintjob to the Strike.
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