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  1. emn8

    Pro's Pro Strings!?

    Think you missed the point entirely. Simply put if you win or play better with P. P strings then more power to you. If you don't then there where is the value in using them? Each to his own. No bashing of P. P. Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  2. emn8

    Pro's Pro Strings!?

    You just nailed this thread in a single post! Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk
  3. emn8

    Tourna Tac/Mega Tac Durability

    Was a long time user of Mega Tac. I sweat a lot ala Nadal. Pretty durable -although the grip can become slippery in the summer months - not sure if its how the sweat reacts with the tac on the grip. Don't get this with any other grip. I started to apply the Wilson Pro-Grip solution prior to...
  4. emn8

    Best Overgrip!!!

    Best : Signum Pro Ultra Tac White - 0.7mm. Tackiest grip bar Tourna Mega Tac. Extremely durable and the tac remains for quite some time. Nice price too. Worst - Pro's Pro's Gtacky - Poor durability - useless after one session. Honourable mention : Yonex Super Grap and Gamma Supreme. Good all...
  5. emn8

    Racquets that defy their RA rating? Your take?

    Beast 03 98. Plays way softer than its 69RA. Gem of frame imo. Decent pop for a ported frame too. Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk
  6. emn8

    New Pro Kennex Black Ace series 2020

    Super! Appreciate the clarity. Prefer the rectangular grip shape. Really helps on my ohbh. Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk
  7. emn8

    New Pro Kennex Black Ace series 2020

    thanks, I did see the official/stock images and cant make mind up whether its more square than rectangular. Think I might need to get hold of a demo when things get back to normal.
  8. emn8

    New Pro Kennex Black Ace series 2020

    Thanks. I always thought the classic Pro Kennex grip shape was like the old Prestiges (rectangular) and not the typical Wilson style (square). Can you compare and provide a view based on any other racquets you own or have had? Thanks in advance.
  9. emn8

    New Pro Kennex Black Ace series 2020

    Can anyone confirm if it comes with the rectangular grip shape. Thinking of picking up the 315 Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk
  10. emn8

    Head Gravity

    Not much. Just incremental at the moment. A few grams of putty. Will firm it up with silicone once I'm totally happy with the weight. Sent from my SHT-W09 using Tapatalk
  11. emn8

    Head Gravity

    If you're settled with the blade I would probably stick with it. Great frames. Loved my CV version but it became hard work in longer matches and on indoor, faster courts even more so. Sent from my SHT-W09 using Tapatalk
  12. emn8

    Head Gravity

    A few months in with Gravity Tour and it just gets better. Have officially retired my beast 98's and made the switch. Did think about trialing the Blade 98 v7 but got so grooved in and been playing some of my best and consistent tennis that I didn't want to or feel the need to experiment...
  13. emn8

    Head Gravity

    That's certainly my intention. Will add some blu tack until I get the balance right then possibly adapt for silicone to keep it dialled in. One thing also worth adding, the stick is very stable. Hitting with heavy hitters like my coach who is a former top junior I had no issues - didn't get...
  14. emn8

    Head Gravity

    Have put around 16hrs on my GT. Wanted to really spend some time with it before posting my views. A little about me, based in Europe but as a general scale I'm around a 4 to 4.5. Semi Western forehand and ohbh. 6ft 2 and in good shape. Have been playing with the Beast 98 for the past year or so...
  15. emn8

    Head Gravity Pro - Best String Set-Ups

    Also thought the lynx in my Gravity Tour was a bit meh. Currently testing Black Venom which I'm liking a lot. Good combination of power and control. So far have around 4 hours on this setup and it's holding up well. Have a few others to test still before I settle on one. Doesn't appear to be...
  16. emn8

    Head Gravity

    My Gravity Tour arrived this morning. Came factory strung - assuming it's the Head Lynx that's been mentioned already. Weight is at 325 and balance seems 1-2 point HL. Quite head heavy even compared to my Blade CV 18x20 (which is way off spec - thanks Wilson). Like the feel in hand. Initial...
  17. emn8

    New Prince Beast

    Play with the current Beast 98. Love that they're keeping the textreme/twaron combo. Could be mistaken for the Yonex Vcore with the all flame red colouring (until you notice the huge PRINCE lettering on the side). Wondering if they will have a thinner beam and keep the same string pattern and...
  18. emn8

    HEAD GRAVITY SPECS AND RELEASE DATE

    16/20 and 61/62 RA - Colour me intrigued
  19. emn8

    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?

    Mantis Comfort if comfort is your overriding requirement. Average static stiffness 0.5. By comparison Velocity and xcel are 0.73 and x-one at 0.7. solinco x-natural would also be a good option with 0.53. Of course durability of MCS and X-natural are its achilles heel. Stands to reason as they...
  20. emn8

    New Phantom Pro (18x20) (320)

    Had my first hit with the 18x20 today. Few grams at 10 and 2 and an overgrip. Strung up with Oehms Black Pearl Rough 1.21. Intense hitting session with a hard hitter (he was using the new Pure Drive) and former top junior. Have to say I really didn't get pushed around. This is one stable racquet...
  21. emn8

    Hansen is a great seller

    Super smooth transaction and nice guy.
  22. emn8

    Prince Beast 98

    Been playing with the 03 98 for the best part of 12 months. Have both versions but have a slight preference for the 03. Stock, the 03 moves faster through the air for sure. You really need 17 gauge minimum, preferably 16 to get decent string durability and playability. 69 RA is misleading. Plays...
  23. emn8

    Prince Beast 98

    No idea, I've only ever hit with a DR98 briefly (an old hitting partner used to play with one).
  24. emn8

    Prince Beast 98

    Compared to the Phantom line (bar the 93P 18x20) the launch angle is lower. Not sure about the TW100 as I've not really tried it. The control with the Beast is there - 16x20 helps and I don't have a problem with moving my opponents around. I wouldn't say you can paint the lines with it (like I...
  25. emn8

    Prince Beast 98

    I'm still playing with 03 98. Flirted with a few others but keep coming back to this. Has a good blend of control spin and power. I tried the other lines too. The phantom line are ok to groove with but 100's don't really stand up to hard hitters without serious modifications. The 93P is the best...
  26. emn8

    Yonex VCORE series 2018

    I did think about using blu-tack but I find it degrades over time thus affecting its quality and purpose. IMHO Silicone, although a hassle, if done correctly and you know what you're aiming for, is better long term. Only real issue is when you come to sell, some like it, some don't (blu-tack...
  27. emn8

    Yonex VCORE series 2018

    Just checked the weight again. Flickers between 344-345 . I don't grip all the way to the top the handle which shaves a few grams. Not sure what else to tell you. Currently have it strung with v-torque 18 at 48. Sent from my SHT-W09 using Tapatalk
  28. emn8

    Yonex VCORE series 2018

    No foam in mine. If it did I wouldn't have bothered with the silicone. In terms of feel it just feels a little more solid on impact. I wouldn't say 6g changed the feel too much. Certainly not muted the feel to the point you feel disconnected. Sent from my SHT-W09 using Tapatalk
  29. emn8

    Yonex VCORE series 2018

    I put around 6g of silicone in the handle. Removed the stock yonex grip and replaced with head hydrosorb and overgrip. Total weight is around 344. Just wanted to keep it headlight after adding weight at 3 and 9 which I think was needed for stability. My coach who was a top junior hit with it...
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