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    Another "great" move by USTA

    Here is a good lesson for all of you web programmers out there. If you create a countdown to a very specific time when you are going to have information available, then you better have the bandwidth to support everyone checking it at the same time! It's as if they planned to have their servers...
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    How not to start a match

    For those who are students of Winning Ugly by Brad Gilbert or just the general idea of being prepared and making the right decisions before the match, here is a funny story of what hopefully never happens. I am on a 40 and over team that made it to Sectionals. Hooray! About 5 minutes...
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    Collecting money for Grievances

    Do other sections in the USTA take money if you file a grievance on a player (especially a NTRP grievance) and you lose? The ******* collects $50 until about mid-July and then they collect $100. I really didnt have too much of a problem with this until I recently filed a NTRP grievance...
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    should this player of self rated at 3.5?

    My team was playing a brand new Men's 3.5 team last month that is completely full of self rated players. Only one player on the team has past USTA League experience. Half of the team rated themselves 3.0. At the time the team was 19-1 in the standings. I had heard some rumors that...
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    Eagnas PN-1012 3 Tooth Swivel Clamp

    This is for anyone that has experience with these clamps on Eagnas machines. How many racquets were you able to string before these wore out? Are they really diamond dusted as claimed? I have some on a Combo 710 dropweight, but after around 150 string jobs, I am having a lot of problems...
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    Global Gut oilyness affecting grommets

    Is it possible that if you try to use a string that is very oily that it can do something to your grommets so if you try to string with a better Gut string that it will slide around and fray apart and break on you? I seem to be experiencing that with one of my racquets. If this is what is...
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    Gamma Starting Clamp vs Eagnas Starting Clamp

    Forgive me if this has been covered already. But I just bought the Gamma starting clamp from TW because I was going to sell the Eagnas one to someone. And I noticed that the Gamma one is really easy open compared to the Eagnas one? Does anyone think maybe this is just a trick of how the...
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    tension differences between mains and crosses

    Ive read some opinions on here that you should keep it within 4 lbs. But what if you are dealing with a string that says it will typically lose 10% of it's tension right away, like Isospeed Professional Classic? Would it be okay to say string poly mains at 51, and then string the Isospeed...
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    Problems stringing Natural Gut

    Since I bought my stringer last October (Eagnas Combo 710, a dropweight with fixed clamps and 6 point mount), Ive mostly strung my racquest with Natural Gut mains and Isospeed Pro Classic crosses. For the most part Ive had no issues and Ive used the following varietys of Gut with no problems...
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    Problems stringing Natural Gut

    Since I bought my stringer last October (Eagnas Combo 710, a dropweight with fixed clamps and 6 point mount), Ive mostly strung my racquest with Natural Gut mains and Isospeed Pro Classic crosses. For the most part Ive had no issues and Ive used the following varietys of Gut with no problems...
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    Stringing a new Racquet

    Ive heard that if you install new grommets or have a brand new racquet and you want to put Gut in it, it's better to string it with some cheaper string at first to set the grommets. If that is so, is just stringing it once and cutting the strings out sufficent or is it better to let it sit...
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    Prestretch NRG?

    Should I prestretch NRG? I usually string with X1 Biphase and I dont remember why I had the impression that I should prestretch it, but I usually do. I figured it was to help tension maintence and have less creep. Is this common for any multi or just certain ones? Im sure this is...
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    Pacific Blue Spiral (Imperial)

    I think Ive found my favorite mid priced Gut. Does anyone know if this is just really tough gut with a blue stripe? Or is it of different quality? Because I notice that Tennis Warehouse no longer has this string. I did notice when they did sell it, it was $30 and I think...
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    o3 Hybrid Hornet Mid

    I was looking at a string pattern list on a website for a certain company that sells stringing machines. It says that both the O3 Hybrid Hornet Mid and the Oversize both require 21 feet for the mains. Ive strung the oversize and that seemed just about right, but I find it curious that the...
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    Technifibre X-Code

    I am not sure how many of you have tryed this new kind of string but I would be curious to hear some feedback. A friend of mine bought a package on accident and rather then putting the full thing in her racquet (she was a NXT 17 user with a BLX Pro Open frame), I put it just in the crosses...
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    Stringing Technifibre X-Code 17

    Someone wants me to string their racquet and they bought this string. I notice it's a multifiliiment but with poly fibers instead of the usual nylon-type fibers. I typically prestretch X1 Biphase. Would one prestretch this string? Or is that bad since it's a poly material? And...
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    Gamma String Meter question

    I purchased the Gamma String Meter. I have a question about some reading that I received on a racquet I strung yesterday. I took a few readings as soon as I removed it from the machine. It's a Head iTour MP racquet with X1 Biphase 17 strings strung at 59#. I noticed that on the two...
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    Is this stringer error or wear and tear?

    First of all I should say that I have been using gut for years, and Ive never broken a string. But I have only been stringing iit myself for 5 months. Ive had premature breakage before though, like when I check my bag and a string is broken shortly after it's strung. And once I had a...
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    Eagnas Combo 710 25 String Job update

    I did my 25th string job today. (14 for me, 9 for other people) So far it's still going smoothly. The only thing that I noticed that is probably normal is after about the 15th one I started to notice a huge amount of drawback on the fixed clamps and on one of them I had to push the...
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    Grommets for Prince Response 110

    My friend has this racquet that he used in High School. The frame is in great shape, but the grommets are all brittle and are falling apart. Is there anywhere that still makes grommets for old racquets like these? Or do I have to go with teflon or nylon tubing?
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    Links to TennisLink Pages

    I found out the other day if you have a website like I do that has links to matches in Tennislink, you need to change the HTML code to replace: asp? with: aspx?
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    New Grommets

    I put new grommets in one of my KProOpen's yesterday and tryed to string the mains with some Pacific Prime 17 Gut that I had purchased. The string seemed a lot thinner and slick then any other Pacific string that I had used (and not as stiff as global gut). I tryed to use the first half...
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    Will this reduce drawback?

    I was thinking of this but havent strung a racquet in over a month so havent had a chance to try it. For the racquets I have been stringing, I pretty much clamp the string and then I lock the baseclamp (I have fixed clamps), and dont pay much attention to where that base is sitting or at...
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    Problem stringing Ashaway Dynamite Soft

    By all means I am not blaming the string, but perhaps I did something wrong here, like didnt adjust the clamps to compensate for how slick this string is. Let me know if that's likely the case. Racquet: A300 String: Ashaway Dynamite Soft 17 (1 piece job) This is the 9th...
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    21 feet listed for mains

    On racquets that suggest a starting pattern of needing 21 feet for the mains, is it sometimes possible to just use 20 feet if at worse you have to bridge the string with a starting clamp? Im looking at the O3 Hybrid Hornet's specifically, I noticed that both the MP and the OS list the mains...
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    First Attempt: Forgot to secure fixed clamp

    I made my first attempt to string with my new Combo 710 Machine. I made it to the 4th main on each side, and on the 2nd one, I pulled tension, re-clamped the string and then released tension, and then found that I forgot to lock the clamp to the base so it slide way over and everything...
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    Where is a good place to string if you dont have a stand?

    I am purchasing my first stringing machine tomorrow. (A Eagnas Combo 710) It doesn't have a stand. I kind of understand that it's better if the string just hangs off of the machine naturally to avoid kinks. For those of you that do not have a machine on a stand where is a good...
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    Scorecards, does the color mean anything?

    For whatever reason in most of the men's leagues that I am in, if we use the scorecards, we dont think much about who uses what color and we always turn them around as we switch ends. But the few times I play mixed doubles I start to notice that sometimes the 2 women on our court and the two...
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    Thoughts on Mid Season DQ's

    In our area, in both 3.5 and 4.0, there have been a small rash of DQ's. It's probably similar everywhere, and thanks to the bump up I believe it may be more this year then ever. So obviously that's unfortunate for some, they dont get to play at their lower level any longer, and the fortunes...
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    Pacific Classic Mains / Isospeed Pro Classic = awesome

    After switching to all gut recently I decided to put Isospeed Pro Classic back in the crosses on my setup like I was doing when I used Global Gut in the mains. I used this setup for the first time today and it was awesome. I dont know why but I get way more crazy spin with this setup and...
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