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  1. Steve Williams

    Widest shoe in forefoot?

    Thanks for that.
  2. Steve Williams

    Widest shoe in forefoot?

    Thanks Brittany. Good to know. Actually I meant Sole Match Bounce but I guess it is similar to the other one I mentioned.
  3. Steve Williams

    Widest shoe in forefoot?

    I’m wondering which shoe between Adidas solecourt Boost and Axilus Energised 2 is widest in the forefoot — particularly at in the toe joint area
  4. Steve Williams

    Your favorite Head string

    Velocity also good but I prefer Laserfibre Supreme 2 as a multi.
  5. Steve Williams

    Your favorite Head string

    Lynx. Good in a full bed or as a cross string for multi mains. For me it is just as comfortable as Isospeed Cream - a much praised ‘comfortable’ poly. I use the green version.
  6. Steve Williams

    Kimony Original Leather Grip

    Stringer’s world are good. I live in the U.K. and get lots of stuff from them. On the subject of the Kimonay Original Leather Grip, The black version seems a lot stiffer and less supple. Quite hard to put on. The tan version was perfect for me: nicely bevelled, soft and supple but not too...
  7. Steve Williams

    How to stop blisters and bruises?

    Whereabouts on your feet do you get the blisters? Are your problems on both feet equally or on one more than the other?
  8. Steve Williams

    Which finger tape?

    Search online for Golfer’s grip tape. The nice thing is you can tear it with your fingers. The only thing I find about taping your fingers is that this tends to rip holes in over-grips pretty quickly. I now use them with just a leather grip and no overgrip. I wouldn’t use them at all but the...
  9. Steve Williams

    Hybrid Head RIP Control/Head Lynx armfriendly???

    Ah, OK, sorry I misunderstood. However, one option might be to hybrid multi mains and Lynx crosses. Softer than a full bed of Lynx. Good luck finding the right string(s) for you.
  10. Steve Williams

    Hybrid Head RIP Control/Head Lynx armfriendly???

    RIP control is a multi filament string is it not?
  11. Steve Williams

    Hybrid Head RIP Control/Head Lynx armfriendly???

    Most multis would be arm friendly. I play with Laserfibre Supreme 2 (1.25) in the mains and Lynx (1.25) in the crosses. My racket is 97 sq inches 16 by 19. The tension is 53/49. It’s very comfortable for me. I choose Laserfibre over other multis I’ve tried with Lynx including: Head Velocity...
  12. Steve Williams

    Struggling with Moonballers...

    Do what you feel confident doing. Don’t try to hit shots you can’t really make consistently just because “that’s the way to beat moonballers.” Keep good form on your shots and keep moving your opponent around even if it’s only a few feet here and there. Keep your cool on balls you know you...
  13. Steve Williams

    Wilson Triniti Tennis Ball

    I just bought three tubes but haven't had the chance to play with them yet. I did notice some little lumps around the seams on over half of the new balls as if the gatheing of the felt was not quite right. Has anyone else noticed this? I'm wondering if it will affect the consistency of the...
  14. Steve Williams

    Haven't played for years till now - Need help in finding a new player's racquet

    I haven’t tried that one. Better in what sense? Tried most of the Phantom range: 100, 93p (18x16) and pro 100p. Not the pro 100
  15. Steve Williams

    Haven't played for years till now - Need help in finding a new player's racquet

    Prince Phantom Pro 100p is a nice compromise. Good control considering it is 18x16, comfortable with a wide range of strings. More forgiving 100 headsize than a 93p but still with the same lovely-to-hold thin box beam. Just a really nice racket to use. Worth a try. 59 stiffness rating but has...
  16. Steve Williams

    Head Lynx: any difference between yellow and green versions?

    I’ve used the green one but not the yellow so I can’t compare. However, I really like the green one I use and haven’t noticed a particular problem with tension maintenance compared to other softish poly strings I’ve used such as cream and Yonex PTP. I’d say give it a try and see what you think...
  17. Steve Williams

    Youzhny to coach Shapovalov

    Not that I know of. I read about it on how wikipaedia page under ‘personal’
  18. Steve Williams

    Youzhny to coach Shapovalov

    Haha, no but I do wrestle with my tennis.
  19. Steve Williams

    Youzhny to coach Shapovalov

    I think Youzhny will be a great coach. Interesting to see how this works out. He once wrote a Phd dissertation on the playing styles and strategies of the top players of his day. So he might have some good advice on tactics.
  20. Steve Williams

    Alternative to gut/poly to play in the rain

    I like Laserfibre supreme 2 multi as the gut replacement with a soft round poly. Gut/poly at 55/50 with a 5 per cent Pre stretch. Multi/poly at 53/49
  21. Steve Williams

    Prince Phantom 93P- Best string set up

    Head Lynx (Green) is a nice soft round poly and the green looks good in the frame. People have also mentioned Tier One Ghostwire. That’s soft and round too. I think I prefer Lynx.
  22. Steve Williams

    Official Wilson Clash thread

    Laserfibre Supreme 2 is a good multi. Arm friendly but 'crisp' and snaps back pretty well IMO.
  23. Steve Williams

    Hybrid stiffness question

  24. Steve Williams

    Feliciano won Queens both in singles and doubles. Has it happened before?

    Pete Sampras won the Singles at Queens in 1995 and the doubles in the same tournament with Todd Martin.
  25. Steve Williams

    Hybrid stiffness question

    Thanks for your replies. What I am asking is to do with the overall stiffness (as in tolerable/intolerable for wrist and elbow) of the stringbed. I’ve never had tennis elbow and don’t want to start. I have used multi mains and soft poly crosses. Some make my arm stiff some don’t. If I reversed...
  26. Steve Williams

    Hybrid stiffness question

    It seems agreed that the playing characteristics of a hybrid setup reflect the main string but are tempered by the cross. I have a question about stiffness of the string bed as a whole with each option and the resulting shock to the arm. Would a poly/multi setup be stiffer than a multi/poly if...
  27. Steve Williams

    Is there a multi that's lower-powered than NXT that is still has feel/control and is comfortable? And a bit more spin friendly?

    How about Ashaway Dynamite 17? Try full bed or with a soft thin poly cross or maybe Velocity as a cross. Soft, quite powerful, good tension maintenance. I’m using it at the moment as a mains with Grapplesnake Irukandje crosses at 52/48 in a prince phantom pro 100p.
  28. Steve Williams

    Yonex Rexis Black

    Do you use Rexis in the mains or crosses?