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  1. Fireball

    Been playing with no over grip lately

    Maybe it just come down to grip size, maybe the size without overgrip fits you better. You could try to switch to a thinner basegrip. After switching to Yonex a couple a years back I found their grip to be slightly big and therefore started to play without overgrip and there is really no...
  2. Fireball

    Yonex Ezone DR CLUB!!!!~~~!!!

    Honestly I have no idea how much job it would be to remove it but it could end with a messed up the racket. Besides that the chance for you making a better "handle filling" (for balance and vibration cancellation) than Yonex seems very slim. Maybe someone with experience of removing factory...
  3. Fireball

    Yonex Ezone DR CLUB!!!!~~~!!!

    I would strongly advice against removing the gel ... The racket could be made more HL by: * adding led to the handle below the base grip (best positions are just abov above and/or at the bottom of the handle. * changing to a heavier (leather) base grip. * changing to a thinner string. There...
  4. Fireball

    Socking news: Wilson Line 2019

    Good question ... and how is Classic Precision different?
  5. Fireball

    Socking news: Wilson Line 2019

    I have only played 5 minutes with a Clash but to me it just felt "different" .... Still here https://www.wilson.com/en-us/tennis/rackets advertise it to have "Ultimate Control".
  6. Fireball

    Socking news: Wilson Line 2019

    Wilson present their racket lines as follow: Clash - Ultimate Control Ultra - Effortless Power Pro Staff - Classic Precision Blade - Ruthless Accuracy It seems like Wilson have some room for improvement in their offering. Looking at this marketing it seems that I should expect higher accuracy...
  7. Fireball

    Change from DR 98 to Clash

    Do you really thing a few gram will make much difference if you have an issue with the weight of Dr98? Besides that the QC of Yonex seems very stable compare to Wilson. Maybe you end up with a racket heavier than the dr ... I'm not arguing against the clash (I have heard very positive comments...
  8. Fireball

    EZONE 98 VS EZONE 100

    Beginers should really stay away from polys. It would be especially bad to play with poly in a stiff racket ...
  9. Fireball

    EZONE 98 VS EZONE 100

    Seems strange that a beginner should have a preference of stiffness ;) ... If a beginner just limit his or hers selection one of these two rackets I would say go with the 98 since it's more arm friendly. If anyone ask me what racket to buy for a totally beginner I would suggest to buy second...
  10. Fireball

    EZONE 98 VS EZONE 100

    No. A generalization as this is meaningful or valid for anyone looking to buy a racket. These are two different models with different characteristics that may appeal to different players no matter which level you look at. Some high level player will prefer the 98 and some will prefer the 100 ...
  11. Fireball

    Yonex Ezone DR CLUB!!!!~~~!!!

    17L. After restringing I mostly plays with the lower tension racket but it really comes down to how I feel/play. Gradually I will gravitate more and more towards the the other racket as the tension drops.
  12. Fireball

    Do Rackets Degrade Over Time

    Maybe not but the I guess it really come down to how clean the players shots are ... any way these players have a lot of rackets to rotate. I would be intresting to know how many rackets the top ATP players has to their disposals. 20, 30, 50 or more?
  13. Fireball

    Yonex Ezone DR CLUB!!!!~~~!!!

    I have been playing with Dr98 a couple of years with RD Lyon and been pleased enough to not feel the need to try something else. I have a pair and ask the stringer to put 22 Kg on one of them and 24 on the other. I find these string playable quite long so at the end I guess the tension has...
  14. Fireball

    Do Rackets Degrade Over Time

    Yes of course they do. Nothing lasts for ever and rackets are no exceptions to this. Every thing that stresses the material will have an impact on it's aging. So stringing is one thing but how much one string job actually age the racket depends on how tight the stringing is and how gentle the...
  15. Fireball

    About one handed backhand racquet

    It's the size of the racket that you like playing with. Never mind the specified size of the racket, that's just a number. What matters is how the racket feels and plays for you. Btw. I find it quite fascinating that a lot of people claiming the "big general difference" between a 98" and a...
  16. Fireball

    Yonex extended length + rackets discontinued ezone and vcore? 100+ 98+ DR

    Yeah and as long as it's just a new paint job and some imaginary material gimmick it's fine but when they completely trash the model it's not ok for serious players (no matter of which level you play, if you buy an "established" racket you expect they will be available next year also). That...
  17. Fireball

    Yonex extended length + rackets discontinued ezone and vcore? 100+ 98+ DR

    I'm playing with Yonex myself but still I must say I'm very disappointed how they behaved with the Dr+ range in Europe. It seems like just one small shipment was sent to the shops and then it was declared dead. And the how they could discontinued the Dr line despite how well it was received is...
  18. Fireball

    Unbelievable more weight = less power!

    The salesman might have heard about SW2 without getting the full picture. But yes, at a certain point added weight/swingweight will cause you to to loose power since you no longer can swing the racket effectively. The optimal weight (for power) depends on the strength of the player. Certainly...
  19. Fireball

    Replacement for BLX 95 18x20

    Heavy rackets need more physical strength to be used at their full potential and also will be a lot more taxing to use in long matches/sessions. For a developing young player it will be beneficial for the technique to have a more manageable racket. Good racket head speed is one of the most...
  20. Fireball

    Replacement for BLX 95 18x20

    Assuming it's the 6.1 you are referring to I would say that the 18x20 Blade is an excellent racket to transition to. If the balance feels "off" you can add some weight to the handle to have a racket with a balance closer to the 6.1, still it will be more forgiving and easier to play with. I...
  21. Fireball

    Best Currently Available Serve and Volley Racquet?

    I say that's highly individual but if you believe i numbers you might want to look into what the double specialists on the ATP tour are using.
  22. Fireball

    Yonex Ezone DR CLUB!!!!~~~!!!

    Because they are two completely different rackets and the beam construction is the main difference between them. The difference in head size is almost irrelevant in comparison to the difference in the beam.
  23. Fireball

    looking for a new racquet, arm friendly, and spin friendly

    Well this may not be the answer you ar looking for but it seems to me like your main concern not should be to find a racket that solve your problems but rather find a racket you can play without pain and improve your technique and evolve as a player by practice and preferably taking lessons if...
  24. Fireball

    Can't decide between the 16x19 and 18x20 Blade

    I made the switch from 6.1 18x20 to Blx Blade (black and gold ver) several years ago for the same reason you mention and after a custom job (adding weight to the handle) to make the balance similar to the 6.1 I had a real weapon and a racket so much more fun to play with compared to my previous...
  25. Fireball

    Yonex Ezone DR CLUB!!!!~~~!!!

    It sure do! What a shame that this nice line of racket is dropped. Also very strange how they acted when it come to the extended Dr+ which received fantastic reviews but were very short lived and hardly not shipped at all to europa. If they can't keep a successful racket line "alive"...
  26. Fireball

    Why Recreational players carry many rackets

    Well, since they have these big tennis bags they need to fil them with something ... and what's better than rackets? A more important question is why some rec players just carry one racket to court?
  27. Fireball

    Is "string sensitive" the kiss of death?

    Seems logical from a "feel and injury prevention" perspective. Is there any other aspect to "string sensitivity" than feel?
  28. Fireball

    18x20 vs "tight" 16x19

    Why not use string and string tension to make it even more complex. What are the pro/cons of a tight pattern with a more powerfull and spin friendly string at a lower tension compared to a more open pattern with tighter string tension?
  29. Fireball

    Yonex Ezone DR CLUB!!!!~~~!!!

    I would say that you do need at least two to not be disrespectful to the guy on the other side of the net ... who have taken the time to play with you. To me it's a lack of respect to not carry at least one spare racquet to court. If you need multiple racquets of the same kind is of course up...
  30. Fireball

    Yonex Ezone DR CLUB!!!!~~~!!!

    I would say that you do need at least two to not be disrespectful to the guy on the other side of the net ... who have taken the time to play with you. To me it's a lack of respect to not carry at least one spare racquet to court. If you need multiple racquets of the same kind is of course up...
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