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  1. Solek

    FS : Redondo 93 4 3/8 -

    Item Description: Redondo 93 Grip Size / Size: 4 3/8 Quantity: 2 Head Size (if a racquet): 93 in Condition (x out of 10): 7 out of 10 condition *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): I've played with the racquets for years... *General Description (including any...
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    Hi, ...just curious... How does the VCORE PRO HD compare to the VCORE 95? I have been using the 95 for the past 6 months and have been really enjoying it . I have it with 2g of lead at 10, 12, and 2 (6g total) with leather grip and overgrip. I'm using Weiss cannon redghost 17g string strung...
  3. Solek

    F/T: Yonex VCORE PRO 97 330 4 3/8 for VCORE 95 4 3/8

    Racquet: Yonex VCORE PRO 97 330 Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): Yonex VCORE PRO 97 330 - 2018 Grip Size: 3/8 Quantity: 1 Head Size: 97 sq in Condition (x out of 10): 9.0/10 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): less than 5hrs *General Description (including...
  4. Solek

    Is a starting clamp required for stringing Duel G racquet?

    Is a starting clamp required for stringing Duel G racquet? Any helpful tip or string recommendations for this thing?
  5. Solek

    Redondo 93 sweet Spot vs VCORE PRO 97 330

    Hi, I'm trying to transition from a redondo 93 to a Yonex VCORE PRO 97 330 but I am not as consistent with the 330 yet after trying the 310 then the 330 after 4 months... I wanted to move to something different from the redondo 93 to give me a bit more power and spin but I still haven't...
  6. Solek

    FS: Yonex VCORE Pro 97 - 310g 4 3/8

    Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): Yonex Vcore Pro 97 (310g) (2018 model) Grip Size / Size: 4 3/8 Quantity: 1 Head Size: 97 Sq In Condition (x out of 10): 9/10 Specific Time Used: 10 hours hitting time General Description: Racquets are in excellent condition with light scratches on bumper...
  7. Solek

    Vcore pro 97 strings?

    I’d like some suggestions on string setups for the vcore pro 97 310 leaded up At 12 o clock to bring sw to 330 w leather grip ... static weight 12oz 8.5 hl Currently using a gosen poly at 50# ... semi western forehand - one handed back hand Thanks
  8. Solek

    Redondo 93 vs new Prince phantom 93 and Head Prestige Mid 93

    Hi, I've been using the Redondo 93 for quite sometime now... having tried to switch to other racquets but ultimately coming back to the Redondo. I was wondering if anyone could offer any perspective as to how the Redondo 93 compares to these new 93 inch racquets? Are they worth checking out? I...
  9. Solek

    Cross between redondo 93 and pure strike tour

    Hi, I was wondering if a racquet exists that would feel/ play like a cross between the redondo 93 and the pure strike tour. I like everything about the Redondo better but I feel like I get more effortless power from the pst on groundstrokes and serves. I think the redondo is just as powerful...
  10. Solek

    FS: Volkl DNX 4 - 4 1/2

    Racquet Item Description (Brand/Model/Year) Volkl DNX 4 Grip Size: 4 1/2 Quantity:1 Head Size:107 Condition (x out of 10):7 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): A little under a year *General Description (including any cosmetic blemishes): scuffs consistent...
  11. Solek

    Pure strike tour - stringing recommendations.?

    I initially had the racquet strung with a full bed of natural gut at 55lbs which was too mushy and uncontrollable. I now have racquet strung with cyclone tour 18g at 58lbs. This has been pretty grest but was wondering if going to 62lbs would give me more control while retaining the racquets...
  12. Solek

    Chicago - Membership-less Indoor Tennis

    Hi, Anyone know where I could take a lesson or hiring a hitting partner during 11/25 - 11/30 near Lakeview, Chicago area? It seems like many places require a membership which I don't have since I'm from out of town.
  13. Solek

    Move from redondo 93 to pure strike tour

    Hi... I'm a 4.0 all court player that has been really liking the redondo mid but wouldn't mind a little more power/consistency (margin for error)... is the pure strike tour something worth moving to from the redondo mid? Is there somethingelse i should demo? Or should I just press on with it...
  14. Solek

    String Recommendation for Redondo 93

    Hi, I just switched to the Redondo 93... love it... considering a spinny poly / syn gut hybrid... I have a couple of sets of Forten sweet 17 gauge.... Can anyone recommend a spinny poly that would go well with the forten... or is a full bed of poly better in the redondo... looking for more...
  15. Solek

    FS: Dunlop Aerogel 4D 100 - 4 1/2 - $50 shipped

    Dunlop Aerogel 4D 100 4 1/2 grip (1) for sale 90sq in. head size 6/10 condition Used for 1 month A few scuffs through to frame... no cracks... various scratches consistent with years of use. $50 Shipping only in United States Any inquiries/ request pics please Email: Thanks
  16. Solek

    WTB - Pro Kennex Redondo 93 Racquet - 4 1/2

    Looking for Redondo 93 Racquet w/ 4 1/2 grip... would like a pair for a good price if possible. Thanks, ren0nie0@hotmail
  17. Solek

    Open Stance - Why?

    Hey quick question to the lords of tennis technique... Why does everyone hit with open stance even when they have enough time to step into the shot (closed/neutral stance) even when hitting with a SW or E grip? I don't see how this makes sense especially on hard courts... I guess I'm missing...
  18. Solek

    FS: 2 x Fischer M Pro 98 SL's 4 3/8 grip - 6/10 , 8/10

    The racquets are strung with technifibre black code. The 6/10 racquet has a 1 inch piece of bumper missing. Very playable racquets... no structural damage only chips and scuffs . Pictures available upon request. I'm asking 60 + shipping for the racquet that is 8/10 and 45 + shipping for that...
  19. Solek

    What's Your Verdict?

    Been playing for over 3 years... hit a semi western forehand mostly flat ... one handed backhand... lotta slice drives... pin point stance serve.... i've been playing with the fischer m pro 98 SL which i've liked due to the flexibility and stability/weight... but I recently tried a K 6.1 90 and...
  20. Solek

    Best Coach for Serve in NYC

    I've been working on my serves alot for the past year or so and feel like I have made progress but... there is just a piece missing from the puzzle which is preventing me from developing a reliable foundation for my first and second serves. My current coach is not much help at this point. Anyone...
  21. Solek

    My Serve. Please Help

    Please watch: What's wrong with it? Please help me improve my serve thanks. :cry:
  22. Solek

    Continental Grip Questions

    I've been working on my serve with my coach lately and a few ambiguities have arisen with my continental grip. I usually find my continental by putting the base of my index knuckle on the 2nd bevel. My coach said to move the grip a little bit toward the eastern grip. This makes sense since...
  23. Solek

    Can Anyone Recommend a Good Coach in NYC?

    i'm 28 around 3.0 or 3.5. I've been playing for about 2 years. I 've had a decent coach for that whole time. One lesson a week. I feel though I might have hit a wall. I'd like a different coach to give me a different perspective on all aspects of my game. :twisted:
  24. Solek

    What to Add to Exercise Routine to reach goals?

    I'm 28 yr old male who has been playing tennis for two years. i've been trying to get myself in shape to play competively (leagues, random matches, eventually local tournaments etc.,). I've been taking a 1hr private lesson a week for the past 2 years in addition to playing against random...
  25. Solek

    Exercise Machine?

    Hi All! I desperately need to improve my stamina for my tennis game. I was considering buying either a rowing machine or a exercise bike. I'm looking for something compact (foldable that could slide under a couch or bed) that I could work on my cardio/endurance. I had been jumping rope...
  26. Solek

    NYC Tennis Court in Brooklyn

    :evil::oops:You guys probably can't help but I was wondering if Lincoln Terrace (which I hear has nice courts) is safe for me to go for my tennis lessons twice a week around 7pm? It's off the utica av stop in brooklyn. My teacher wants me to start meeting him there. Is this :evil:safe ? :confused:
  27. Solek

    Is this serious?

    Hi, The muscles between my thumb index finger apears to be slightly swollen and has a dull pain. It also sometimes hurts :evil:when i pull up on something like a pen cap. It's nothing serious but I just wondered if anyone had any ideas?:| I've only been playing for a few months now and...
  28. Solek

    What Do You (can you) Make of This?

    Hi, I've just begun playing tennis a little over a month ago. I'm trying to condition myself/ get in shape but i feel like the things i'm doing arent focused and are :shock:a bit random. I'd like to of course s:twisted:trengthen my core and increase my endurance / strength / speed. here's...
  29. Solek

    Best Bag?

    What would be the best bag to get for carrying 1-2 racquets and a change of clothes and some balls? Below are my current choices... (I have a Volkl DNX 4)
  30. Solek

    What Will Happen to me?

    Hi, I'm 26 and have been taking private tennis lessons for just a month know. I live in NYC so I am only able to afford one lesson per week (one hour). Eventually, my teacher will pair me with someone to practice with for an hour a week once I get the basics down. After that I will join a...