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    Radical Idea for USTA leagues

    What if every few years (let's say 2 for the sake of argument) the USTA changed the leagues. Instead of doing 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, etc, they change to 3.25, 3.75, 4.25, 4.75. Then after 2 more years they would change back to 3.0, 3.5, 4.0. USTA already calculates all the rankings to 0.01 so there...
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    New stringer (Gamma X-ST), couple dumb questions

    I have been stringing with the gamma X-2 with stringway clamps for years with reasonable results. Found a sweet deal on a used gamma X-ST with the floor stand and pulled the trigger. I only string for myself, 3-5 racquets per month. couple questions How tight are you supposed to tighten...
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    How do you feel about a team adding players like this?

    A situation occurred in our local 4.5 men's 18+ league recently. I'm not sure how I feel about it. Curious how others felt. I am not in the league this year, but was last year so I still follow because I know a lot of the players. The team in question won the local league last year and...
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    Closest racquet to original babolat pure drive

    I have been using the original babolat pure drive from around 2003 or 2004 for the last 8 years. My frames both make slight buzzing noises like they might be slightly cracked, and they are worn out. I need a new frame. I would like a frame that is pretty much the same as my current one...
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    FS: Babolat Pure Drive standard 4 1/2

    Babolat Pure Drive standard for sale. 4 1/2 grip size. Condition is 8.5/10. 6-8 small paint chips and some paint scraped off near the bumper guard. No cracks, hits solid. 2002 graphics. Not much actual play on this racquet as it was my third racquet and rarely saw any use. Strung with...
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    How to contact another member (Jack the Hack, tennis4losers)

    I noticed in some posts that there are a couple board members who live near me and are about my level (Jack the Hack, tennis4losers). I would like to contact them, but both of them have blocked emails through the site. Whenever I click on private message, it tells me that private messages are...
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    Racket deformed during stringing and other questions

    I just bought a Gamma X-2 drop weight stringer. Today I strung my racket for the first time. I have a babolat pure drive standard. I was fairly slow because it was my first time with a drop weight (I have strung many rackets with a crank stringer in the past). When I finally finished I was...
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    Excellent transaction with md3113 aka matt dunne

    I bought 2 babolat pure drives from md3113, whose real name is matt dunne. He gave me a very fair price, shipped them quickly, and packed them well. The rackets were in very good condition, better than I expected given the good price. Overall a great buying experience.
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    How does the For Sale/Trade forum work??

    I am new to this forum and had a couple questions about the way the For Sale/Trade forums work. I tried to post this same question in that forum but no one responded (or maybe they did but it is taking days for TW to filter the responses). I also tried to search but it is kind of a difficult...
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    Moving strings to increase durability?

    Ever since I was in high school I have been in the habit of moving my strings in hopes of increasing their durability. Once my mains get notches in them I pull the cross strings down out of the notches. Sometimes they slip back into the notches when I start playing again, but most of the time...
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    How does the For Sale/Trade forum work?

    I am new to this forum and had a couple questions about the way this forum works. 1. How are transactions completed? It would seem somewhat foolish for me to send my money to someone I have never met hoping that they will send me the racquets they promised. I noticed some ads mention that...
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