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  1. snahzje

    Live by the Blade...Die by the Blade...

    Also joined the club. Switched over from a Pure Aero to a CV 16x19 and have been loving it with gut/poly
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    Nike Air Zoom Zero (summer 18 release)

    I notice after a month or so the sole on my right shoe is starting to turn blue (presumably the Zoom Air cushioning coming through) at the front right tip. I know durability was an issue with TW playtesters but 1 month seems pretty short. I may be needing to buy another pair of shoes in another...
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    FS: 2x Head Graphene Touch Speed Pro

    Sorry, these were sold.
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    Solinco Hyper G Prefered Gauge

    Ok...
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    Solinco Hyper G Prefered Gauge

    I did, but I found it was better to hit my spots with a bit more flat pace and less spin which is why I am using the Blade now.
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    Solinco Hyper G Prefered Gauge

    I would say it has good control, it’s the frame that didn’t for me. 4.0 singles & doubles
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    Solinco Hyper G Prefered Gauge

    I don’t think it was so much the string for me as it was the open pattern that made it hard to control. The ball would fly if I didn’t put enough spin on it and I couldn’t control my volleys very well.
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    The gut/poly thread

    Not sure, out here we pretty much only have hard courts.
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    The gut/poly thread

    I had not used gut/poly in a while since I snapped a gut main after about 6 hours of hitting in a Pure Drive and switched to full poly. Recently got a Blade CV 16x19 and felt that full poly was too muted and stiff for me in that particular frame. Strung it up with Klip Legend 17 with Revolve 17g...
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    Racquets who are good for tennis elbow

    Which racquets are good for tennis elbow.
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    Solinco Hyper G Prefered Gauge

    Definitely not too harsh, and the tension maintenance was great for the open string pattern. I just switched over to a Blade to get more control. The 17g is still in my PA frames.
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    Solinco Hyper G Prefered Gauge

    Loved 17g in my Pure Aero. Didn't like it so much in my Blade CV because the frame is so muted already.
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    Any Petite/Skinny people who play a lot?

    Skinny and tall here with twig arms. Currently playing with a Blade CV 16x19 after a long time with the Pure Aero. Been having some GE issues adjusting to the new frame but I’m starting to build up strength to use it and there’s not much pain anymore.
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    Anyone a user of syn gut mains x poly crosses?

    I have... it felt good but the zyex was notching into the poly and creating a locked stringbed. Would have preferred to swap the two around.
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    Racquet like Pure Strike (P17)

    Blade 2015 and CV
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    The Real Deal or Don't Believe The Hype: Racquet Madness

    Same boat for me. I’m still holding onto it thinking that it’s me that’s the problem, but honestly I hit so much better with all my other sticks. I think it just isn’t my type of frame.
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    Help me find my next reel of poly

    Tourna BlackZone fits this bill.
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    Tourna Black Zone

    Nice! Maybe I'll see you around the local courts or at the upcoming Mountain View NTRP tournament :) I've tried TB in 18g and 17g and preferred HyperG just because it's softer and a bit more muted. In the end I can deal with a drop off in spin if I can gain an edge in tension maintenance (hence...
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    Tourna Black Zone

    Hit with the BHBZ 17 yesterday in my Pure Aero. Have been looking for an alternative to Hyper G 18 lately as I've been chewing through those strings in the open pattern and needed to restring every ~1.5 weeks. Was looking at strings with good tension maintenance (testing Kirschbaum Pro Line II...
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    Tourna Black Zone

    Had not heard of this string before checking out this thread. Seeing that it’s softer with good tension maintenance and at $80 a reel has made me order a few sets. I love Hyper G in my Pure Aeros but I only get about 2 weeks (3 days/week hitting) before the tension drops off a cliff and I need...
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    FS: 2x Head Graphene Touch Speed Pro

    Racquet: Head Graphene Touch Speed Pro Grip: 4 1/2 Quantity: 2 Headsize: 100 Condition: 8.5/10 Time Used: Each used about 10-12 hours Description: Minimal wear Price: $160 for both or $100 each PayPal'd and shipped to the cont. US Contact: eric.f.brinkley@gmail.com Photos available upon request.
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    Full Syn gut - actually pretty great

    This thread has been great! It motivated me to order 2x OGSM 17g and 2x POSG 17g to experiment with. I played 4 years of HS tennis with synthetic gut so I'm hoping it brings back that familiar feel that allows me to swing confidently. Right now using full poly or poly/synth hybrids it just...
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    Djokovic's new stick???

    Agassi with a sweet new PJ https://twitter.com/BNPPARIBASOPEN/status/971167832846221312
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    Yonex must sign another top player

    Looks like he was using Hyper G this weekend, or was it PTP? Hard to tell on camera if it was more green than yellow.
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    ROS: DTL BH

    Jeff Salzenstein had a great drill that helped me quite a bit for DTL backhands (and also applies to ROS):
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    FS: Wilson ProStaff RF97 Autograph - 4 5/8

    Still available! Price drop to $160.
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    FS: Wilson ProStaff RF97 Autograph - 4 5/8

    Wilson ProStaff RF97 Autograph Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): 2017 Grip Size: L5 (4 5/8) Quantity: 1 Head Size: 97 Condition (x out of 10): 9 out of 10 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): 5 hours *General Description (including any cosmetic blemishes)...
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    Experiencing wrist pain - RF97A

    What difference have you noticed with the grip change versus the old leather grip?
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    Serve Practice Video - 3.5

    Also, yes, I grew up playing baseball and stopped when I picked up tennis. I believe this is where my motion generally comes from.
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    Serve Practice Video - 3.5

    Thanks for the tips and resources! I haven't had any elbow problems since I stopped using the RF97A and took a week off to rest. After practicing a bit last night after some doubles matches I've been able to alter my toss to be higher and more in front which helps a ton with getting my arm...
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