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  1. anirut

    18 x 20 racquets and 1HBH advice.

    LOL .... beg, borrow, or steal! It's about 2 grams. You can use anything with that weight to try it out.
  2. anirut

    18 x 20 racquets and 1HBH advice.

    A tad, yes, but negligible. However, that spot is what I call the "magic spot". It's like you're changing the mass distribution and will make your swing more fluid. I'm an OHBH player and I just love 18x20. You can see that in my picture -- Redondo 93.
  3. anirut

    18 x 20 racquets and 1HBH advice.

    You know the rubber band piece that's on top of the grip? Move that down to about 1"- 1.5" from the top of the grip. Adjust around a little bit and things will work out for your OHBH on a 18x20.
  4. anirut

    How to make grip larger but not rounder?

    First thing first. How big you want to go up? It's certainly easy to go up one size and yet maintaining the edges with minimal weight increase, within 4 grams. You should let us know this first. Without this info, we can't go on. And things can go utterly complex or simple if you use your...
  5. anirut

    Companies should make extra low powered racquets for beginners.

    Let's face it: tennis is a difficult sport to play "well". I should think that it's actually good that we have "beginners'" rackets today. Although I personally disagree with the concept of beginners' rackets, but it's actually good for the sport, overall. This may not be "good" for beginners'...
  6. anirut

    Dayton steel cable string tennis rackets

    I have one in my collection. Never tried hitting hard with it, afraid the string could break.
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    Idea: DIY foam filling

    @Zoolander To avoid pellets rattling in the hoop, you have to be very patient when filling it. I kept tapping the racket to allow the pellets to fall in deep and just kept filling until they won't move down further. Close the racket end and take it out for some serious swings to help "push" the...
  8. anirut

    New Pro Kennex Black Ace series 2020

    I still have the Black Ace "98" of the old days.
  9. anirut

    How do you convince yourself to play with an extremely valuable racquet?

    Get many of them and play them. May keep a nice one for collection. I have six SV85's with one in 85-90% condition. I keep that nice one for collection and play with the rest.
  10. anirut

    Best racquet to never win a grand slam?

    Well, well, ... the Head Edge was somewhat like the great grandfather of the Prestige.
  11. anirut

    **** #1 Redondo Talks Thread ****

    I have 5 SV's which I think will last me another 60 years or so. Man ... I'd be too old to even lift 'em then ... I alternate my rackets a lot. Too many to not try to use 'em. The sad part is the stringing ...
  12. anirut

    **** #1 Redondo Talks Thread ****

    Released in late 2005, the Redondo is going to be 14-years old. And we're still talking about it. Not a classic as in played by some big name, but rather a cult. I still use it too. Tried some crazy stringing: BigAce 17 mains @52 and Gamma WearGuard crosses @30. Plush and very good pop but...
  13. anirut

    Pros and Cons of Pro Kennex Redondo Mid

    I haven't stopped using the Redondo. It's there in my bag whenever I need it. I've always said that the Redondo's like a 9-mm. pistol. Easy to control, easy to use, quick to move around with. But it does not have enough stopping power of a .45. You have to be accurate with your shots to do some...
  14. anirut

    I'm starting a racquet company - how would you design your perfect racquet?

    s_andrean, have you played a Wilson ROK 93? If not, you should. String it low in the mid 40's and it's a wonderful-feeling racket. That's one racket you could base your feel-specs on. Also I'd suggest pallet system for the grip. And a wider butt cap, like PK's. May not be as big, but just a...
  15. anirut

    WILSON PETITION: Sign below if you want Pro Staff Tour 90 GROMMETS!!!!!!

    Grommets for PS90's and RF85's, please. Thank you. If possible, also for St. Vincent 85's. Even better, for PS95's, too.
  16. anirut

    Wilson ProStaff RF97 Autograph is ... "GAY" ???

    I'm amused. Next code they could come up with, maybe, LES?
  17. anirut

    Anyone else here not really interested in new frames or all of this "must have" technology?

    Count me in. SV85, RF85, PS90, PS95, Volkl 10VE & C10, Redondo, iPrestige, and more ... those old school sticks ...
  18. anirut

    Oops ... I have no idea abut the stick. So sorry that I can't help.

    Oops ... I have no idea abut the stick. So sorry that I can't help.
  19. anirut

    **** #1 Redondo Talks Thread ****

    You can't expect accuracy on PK sites. Ages ago when the Heritage 93 (silver) was discontinued, you still see them on PK sites. And, sadly in Thailand, PK is considered "a toy brand" by most.
  20. anirut

    Pro Staff 85 - stringing kevlar/poly hyrbid. thoughts?

    For my PS85: Tourna Quasi Gut 17 mains @50 and Tourna Big Hitter 17 crosses @48. Nice pop and good feel. Kevlar is more lasting, yes. But remember this: you arm ain't got spare parts.
  21. anirut

    Hi Max. The Redondo's not good for your elbow? I'm 52 and still have no problem. I'd love to get...

    Hi Max. The Redondo's not good for your elbow? I'm 52 and still have no problem. I'd love to get the stick but sending it all the way wouldn't be worth the cost. And right now I'm enjoying my stash of SV85's and RF85's, which should last me until I'm 70, I'd suppose.
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    **** #1 Redondo Talks Thread ****

    Nope. No other Redondo Mid. So I'm storing mine away, letting it rest with all the battle scars. I still have two BlackAces 93's, which I pull one out to play with once in a while. Right now I'm "back" to the old days ... SV85 (5 of 'em) and the more modern RF85 (2 of 'em).
  23. anirut

    **** #1 Redondo Talks Thread ****

    /* taking a peek at the thread */
  24. anirut

    Most aesthetically pleasing racquet?

    Head Graphite Arthur Ashe Competition Edge.
  25. anirut

    Wilson will release RF85

    Sorry, wrong post.
  26. anirut

    Wilson will release RF85

    OK, I've added lead to the top of the SV to match that of the RF headguard. Now the SV weights 350.6 grams and 8.5 pts HL. The RF weights 351.0 grams and 9.5 pts HL. These numbers are so close that, for simplicity's sake, I wish to consider them 'just the same' for now. I haven't used them...
  27. anirut

    Wilson will release RF85

    TESTED RF85 (L3) 351.0 grams SV85 (L3) [JYQ] no bumper guard 347.0 grams Chicago (L4) [GOI] "trimmed off" bumper guard 365.2 grams Got them strung up with Head PPS 17 at 52 lbs on a Wilson machine. The weights shown are strung weights. Not a decisive comparison, yet, because: - Grip size...
  28. anirut

    Wilson will release RF85

    OMG! This is one the best comment ever on user's racket review. It's a review of Gamma Bubba 137. I just went LMAO. See how the comment can be related to the RF85. Comments: I have been playing with this racquet for quite some time and have found success with it. I am 78 and I love to hang out...
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    Wilson will release RF85

    Yes, Peter, as a branding consultant & graphic designer myself, I agree with your observation on brands promoting 'technology' through busy designs -- which I'd rather call them as 'noisy', instead. In fact, talking about racket graphics, one design that I really like is the Volkl V Engine 10...
  30. anirut

    Wilson will release RF85

    LOL. I'm not teasing. I'm out of town on a military mission and there are no stringers in this part of the country. And I just got the stick from a US Marines whom I know to carry it all the way from my orders with TW, to drop the order at his place, and get the goods half the world over here...