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  1. robbo1970

    Stringbed Question, 16/19 v 18/20

    Has anyone ever compared the string spacing of the 16/19 and 18/20 Wilson Blade, around the centre of the stringbed? Is there much in the way of larger spacing around that area on the 16/19? Unfortunately I don't have access to a 16/19 to compare myself. I'm enjoying the 18/20 on my OHBH, but I...
  2. robbo1970

    RIP Richard Anderson

    Sad news that Richard Anderson has passed away at the age of 91. As you will see from my avatar, I am a huge Six Million Dollar Man fan and Richard created such a great character in Oscar Goldman. Such was Richard's enthusiasm for the show, he insisted on voicing the opening...
  3. robbo1970

    Too large a grip size?

    It pains me to raise yet another thread about grip sizes, but having carried out a search related to my particular question, I couldn't find the appropriate answers or discussions. So apologies if this feels like deja vu. Normally I use a grip size that fits me. Not quite a finger gap, but...
  4. robbo1970

    Dunlop HM300G and MW 200G

    Hi TW, This is really just a question for the benefit of the US based forum members. The Dunlop HM300G and MW200G are back again, re-issued in the UK. Are you planning to get these in at all? Just a question really, because there seems to be a lot of negativity towards the way Dunlop seem to...
  5. robbo1970

    Dunlop Bio300 vs HM300G

    Hi, An opportunity has arisen to obtain a new HM300G. I currently have a Bio300 amongst my various racquets and do enjoy it's versatility. It has to be one of the easiest racquets to play with. On paper, the specs of these two racquets look pretty similar. Weight, balance, mold, etc. But I...
  6. robbo1970

    Srixon Tennis Racquets - Dunlop?

    I'm not sure if these racquets have been mentioned outside of the Kevin Anderson Pro related section, but I was just looking at their website and made some interesting observations. http://www.srixon-tennis.com/racket/index.html I hope it's ok to add that link, as TW does not sell them...
  7. robbo1970

    Question about the Head Radical Rev

    This racquet intrigues me, for several reasons. Firstly, the balance. 275g strung static weight......330 swingweight! I know this has been mentioned before, but I am wondering if anyone has tried this in stock form? I often use a racquet with a 330sw, but it has a 340g static weight backing...
  8. robbo1970

    Dunlop Biomimetic 300 Grommet sets

    Hi TW, I saw on the shopping site that you are expecting grommet sets for the Dunlop Biomimetic 300 on or around January 25 2015. Is this still the case and are you able to ship to the UK please? They don't seem to be available from TWE. Many thanks
  9. robbo1970

    McEnroe to Head?

    Has anyone seen or know about McEnroe's switch to a Head Speed? Apparently Dunlop didn't renew his contract so he's trying new racquets. Most interesting.
  10. robbo1970

    Anyone used the Prince O3 Shark Midplus?

    Just another thread about lighter tweeners. I'm talking about the O3 Shark Midplus, as opposed to the O3 Hybrid Shark Midplus or Oversize. This one appears to have a strung weight of 305g and and SW of 317, 100sq head and 27 inches long. Unstrung specs list it at 290g static and 287 SW, so I...
  11. robbo1970

    Question about the Prince Hornet ES 100

    Hi TW playtesters, I am trying to get a bit more information and guidance about this racquet but can't seem to find any forum members who have any experience with it. It surprises me a bit because the specs look good for a lightweight racquet and it seems to tick a lot of boxes.....especially...
  12. robbo1970

    Remind me about Prince SynGut w/Duraflex please

    I recall a thread somewhere that mentioned the difference in feel between Prince Original SynGut and the Prince SynGut w/Duraflex, but I cannot find it for the life of me. Would someone be so kind as to refresh my mind palace with what the differences are in terms of feel between these two...
  13. robbo1970

    Any views on the Prince Hornet 100?

    I seem to have this addiction of wanting to try out new racquets, on the basis that variety is the spice of life and why the heck not. I'm not sure if anyone else on this forum has a similar problem.....but if I was to make a bold guess I would say a big fat yes. Most of the time I tend to use...
  14. robbo1970

    Dunlop F100 Classic Swingweight question

    Hi, This is probably more directed at TWE, as I know they stocked this particular model. I am trying to get clarity on what the swingweight is of the Dunlop F100 Classic. I have one of these and really enjoy using it, but my concern is that if I ever need to replace it, how do I start...
  15. robbo1970

    Rafa wins 4 sets to love!

    Check out Rafa's score on the BBC website. Do you think they forgot to stop playing!! http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/mens-singles/results
  16. robbo1970

    Prince Exo3 Ports

    Hi, It's rare that I start a thread myself and even rarer that it would be of much interest to many people. This thread is no exception. Just a question about Exo3 ports really and I wonder if anyone has the answer for me. This is about the rectangle ports, not the oval O ports...
  17. robbo1970

    String tension guide needed

    Is there a general rule of thumb that would guide you with the adjustments you would need to make when stringing different head size racquets? If we took the example that you had a 100, 98, 95 and 90. All oval shaped heads, all fairly thin beamed, all 16x19 string patterns, all with the same...
  18. robbo1970

    Tim Henman - Underrated

    Ok, so as a Brit there is a natural affinity towards Tim Henman and what he was able to achieve during what I consider to be one of the toughest eras in men's tennis. Rubbing shoulders with the likes of Agassi, Sampras, Ivanesivic, Nalbandian, Hewitt, Rafter, not to mention an emerging talent...
  19. robbo1970

    What about cross trainers?

    I've just seen what I think are a couple of new Nike cross trainers, Free TR and Trainer 1. They look like a modern update on the old Mcenroe cross trainers (not repros). Anyone considered them, tried them, wearing them? Compared to how lightweight the likes of Vapors seem to be, these...
  20. robbo1970

    Quick question about tension on different head sizes

    Quick question, if I have a 98 strung at 50, what sort of adjustment would I need to make with a 100 to get the same feel. FYI same strings will be used and racquet is more or less the same stiffness rating. Cheers
  21. robbo1970

    I took the Prince Classic Graphite 100 out for a spin....

    ...and I have to say, I'm highly impressed. I've known for a while what my ideal specs would be for a racquet and there are a few that are quite close, but I had my reservations about certain aspects. So when I saw one of these in my local shop, I couldn't resist getting one. I know a lot...
  22. robbo1970

    Anyone tried the new Prince LS 100 (O3 white)?

    I've been looking at alternative racquets recently and this looks like a very playable option. I've seen plenty of reviews for the original white, which this seems to be a replicant, and they look positive. Apart from where people aren't a fan of the muted feel which seems to be a Prince port...
  23. robbo1970

    Advice wanted..I need more power!!!

    Hi all, I currently mostly use a Bio 300, which in many respects does most things, but I am at the stage now where I just need a bit more free power. I play mostly doubles, so I spend a fair amount of time at the net doing my best to put away volleys, but of course there are times when I...
  24. robbo1970

    Donnay 6080GT - anyone know about it?

    I've just picked up a Donnay 6080GT from a garage sale. I saw the racket cover and had to open it and have a look. Inside was this mint condition Donnay 6080GT. I don't know anything about this model, so if anyone can shed any light on it I would be very grateful. The racket is aluminim...
  25. robbo1970

    A tension question...

    String newbie question really. If I have a racket strung at 55 with multi, what tension should I string syn gut or nylon to achieve the same tension/feel? Sorry if that's a daft question but I read that different types of string need stringing at different tensions to achieve the...
  26. robbo1970

    Whats your favourite synth base grip?

    I know a lot of players here have an ongoing love affair with leather grips and I know the reasons why. There are plenty of threads that seem to explain the benefits and pro's and cons of the different leather grips available. But of those who use synthetic grips, I was just wondering what...
  27. robbo1970

    I need to get a cheaper racket, what should I avoid?

    My wife wants to join me on the courts and I want to get her a cheap but decent racket. I don't have much of a budget so I need to keep the cost down, but the main objective is durability. Having seen her play, she does not believe in lost causes and I have winced as some of the rackets I have...
  28. robbo1970

    Question on extended length racquets

    I'm sure this has been discussed ad nauseum, but I have been reviewing the current racket I mostly use and am considering trying something a bit different. I usually use a Bio300 and have persisted with it for a while as it does have its qualities. But I do regularly notice that it seems...
  29. robbo1970

    Dunlop Bio300 string choice and tension

    I'm considering trying a new string tension on my Bio300. I have to send it off to my stringer so I don't really have the option to play about with different tensions. At the moment I am using a multi at 60 (the range is 55-65 so I'm at the mid point) but it feels 'boardy' and a bit lifeless...
  30. robbo1970

    I wouldn't mind a bit of string advice please

    I'm currently using my Bio300's, but I think I need to try some different strings. At the moment I am using Dunlop Silk at the mid range tension of 60 (range is 55-65). It's ok, but not exactly the most comfortable to use. Off centre shots are not very forgiving at all and being a mere...
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