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    What is exactly the effect of lead at 7" from the buttcap?

    Best not to ask questions round these parts. It does work. And that's all that matters! To answer your question about the three setups: 1. whippier, faster feel. Not much change in plowthrough, though any time you add weight, you can expect it to feel a little more solid/a little more power...
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    Fellow Cage 3 exiles...to which shoe are you going?

    Not sure. May try the new mizunos at some point. Had a few good pairs before moving to the cage 3. Luckily the cages are pretty durable and I have a few new pairs in the closet.
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    Yonex Sonicage 2

    You were using the standard or wide version of the 1? Looks/sounds good!
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    Superfeet Sliding??

    I'm just using the standard flex insole - I believe they make a thin, normal and max (thicker) version. The normal middle one is just slightly thinner/less volume in shoe than the Blues. Don't notice any loss of cushioning.
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    Superfeet Sliding??

    After having a few pairs of the blues - I now much prefer the flex series insoles. They’re cheaper and lighter but still have great support for me. The top cover is a different material that does not slide like the blue, green etc. They’re basically half the price so might be worth a shot.
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    Re: the sale comment - don’t really see a ton of the new blades around. CV is still way more prevalent.
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    Does anybody else have their Cage 3’s bleed onto their socks?

    Yes, my clay pair does it - they're black with red on inside of tongue/collar (turns the inside of my white socks pink). Not a huge deal...
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    Just going back to the twistweight posts. How much variation between frames can be expected? Is the TWU twistweight # an average of several racquets or just a sample? I do think its a relevant parameter for racquets but we don't get much background. It is interesting that the earlier 16x19...
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    Nike Air Zoom Cage 4 Release Date ?

    Anyone know if they have the same inward angle thing as the vapor 10s?
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    These anemic frames do exist. I tried to grab a third CV blade as a backup for my others. I think the SW was 20 pts less with similar static weight/balance. there was absolutely I could do to make it feel close. I guess it happens. Made me a TW-matching customer for life.
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    The new blade V7 May just be the best blade so far

    Probably comes down to personal preference. I was a long-time 6.1/pro staff player so I think I'm just more used to the HL balance. I notice the difference most on volleys/touch shots. For groundstrokes, either setup is great. I like the feeling of weight in the head - and the blade provides...
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    The new blade V7 May just be the best blade so far

    340g/330-335 SW (depending on strings) is a great spec for the blade. Easily attainable with a little weight in handle. I like some lead wrapped at the top and blue tack under buttcap.
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    Nike Cage 3

    Also love them. I think on number 5 now. They are pretty durable for me in terms of the sole and remaining supportive. I think a few guys have issues tearing through the uppers on some slides (but I'd imagine that problem would exist on any shoe if that's how you play. I slide but not really on...
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    Agree with above on comparisons to the speed. Blade is unique in that it generally feels more powerful than almost all of its competitors/similar spec'd frames.
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    Blade 98 CounterVail 16x19 how are you setting it up?

    6 grams of blue tack stuffed in butt. 6 grams of lead wrapped around 7. 2 g lead at 12. Gut/poly 54/50.
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    Nike Air Zoom Cage 4 Release Date ?

    Still have the sock/bootie design?
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    Never realized they were all slightly different (beam widths). Can anyone confirm the beam on the new ones?
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    Closest Retail Wilson racquet to H22

    Blades are still your best bet. Prince 100p as well (but that's a 100).
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    Best shoes for bunions

    Seems fairly common. I have them, both feet/both sides. Obviously wider toe-box shoes make a difference.... but the biggest thing I look for is a lack of seams right on that bunion. Just an example with Nike - most people think the Vapor X is a little wider (especially in toe box) than the Cage...
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    The Aeropro Drive Original will arguably go down as the best modern racquet of all time...here's why

    Tried one because of this hype... still felt like complete s%&*
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    Diadora Speed blushield fly 2

    Do these still have a pretty significant heel-to-toe drop? On the first version the heel cushioning seemed great - but not much up front and it seemed to create a pretty big drop.
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    ASICS Court FF 2 Clay Court Petition for USA

    I really like clay-specific shoes and think they do make a difference. However, my clay shoes (which I only use on clay) last like 3-4x longer than my HC shoes - has to have something to do with it? Also not the worst thing knowing that you have a little traction advantage over your opponent :)
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    Insoles Superfeet FLEXthin

    I have the standard ones in my cages - I think they're great. They also slip less than the standard blue/green ones.
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    Nike cage 3 & Vapor X

    outside of the shoe extends down further or inside comes up higher - so the shoe has a slight roll to the inside. Check out the 360 view of the shoe - the back heel view.
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    Nike cage 3 & Vapor X

    To me cage feels a bit more solid/stable. The biggest difference between the two is the angled/canted feel of the vapors. I really do not like that - but it seems like a lot of people do.
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    FS: Wilson Blade Countervail 98 (16x19) Black 4 3/8

    Sold! Thanks TW and buyer!
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    FS: Wilson Blade Countervail 98 (16x19) Black 4 3/8

    @T3NN15 sorry about that - just responded. Photos available here:
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    What do you focus on?

    IMO, breathing and position to the ball (meaning trying to get behind each shot and maintain a good contact point.
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    Lotto Mirage 100 SPD Thread

    Do they run short or just narrow?
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    FS: Wilson Blade Countervail 98 (16x19) Black 4 3/8

    Price drop - 140 shipped.
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