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  1. smboogie

    In/Out Device

    V3.0 looks like a good update to hardware and software. On the other side of the spectrum is SwingVision that uses smartphone camera & software. I'm suspicious of how one camera can do this but software can do amazing things ;) A comparison between these two solutions would be very...
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    Tennis Shoe pricing keeps soaring! Is there a limit?

    You should really consider online as most, of not all, have free return shipping. I will often order different pairs/sizes and try them all on and return what I don't like.
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    Tennis Shoe pricing keeps soaring! Is there a limit?

    They do make shoes across different price ranges that share style which is great. I have moved around different price points and been pleasantly surprised by the quality so give it a shot if you see something at a good price. Worst case you just got a cheap pair of walking shoes ;)
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    Solecourt Boost upper eyelet digging into foot?

    I have narrow feet so this has not ever been an issue. I would suggest to wear 2 pairs of socks, the low ones are fine but throw some athletic crews over them. Your feet will thank you later.
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    Why are these ball machines so obscenely expensive?

    My club has Playmate machines with the iPlaymate add on. Connect phone via BT, download the app and done. Can get drills to phone or manually setup drills, also ability to control ball feed from iwatch is great. I know these machines are more commercial based but the system works well.
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    What is your favorite (current) oversize frame ?

    Good God those are HUGE frames! I've never thought of playing with them but now I kinda want to try some out, especially if there is a 137! ;) TW Quote: Gamma updates the king of super oversize racquets. With its extended 29 inch length, you cannot get more reach legally.
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    New ELSO Double Sock System

    Can't you just wear two socks? Just a thought as I do this commonly.
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    Good Point Videos

    LOL, funny.
  9. smboogie

    Sick Pickle Trickle

    Um, the 'panty dropper' ball was out before he hit it, just saying.
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    Why are these ball machines so obscenely expensive?

    I know you can get a Playmate 2 button remote for $50 from many distributors. I still think this is crazy since it's basically a cheap garage style key fob that's maybe worth $9.
  11. smboogie

    Repressurizing used Balls

    Unless the felt can be restored a bald ball that bounces is not going to be good to play, drill or use in a ball machine. To make things worse is they will probably lose pressure faster and hitting with a dead ball can lead to arm/elbow/shoulder issues.
  12. smboogie

    Good tennis ball collector?

    Tomahopper's are nice. Durable and easy to transport, I think they are up at the $350 level though.
  13. smboogie

    Giant Hole in Wilson US Open Can Lids

    New lids to reduce plastic use. Since once opened they don't keep pressure in the balls, just keeps them from falling out.
  14. smboogie

    You play 4.0 or above and use synthetic gut? Please share your setup

    I've been happy with HyperG/Wilson Sensation Comfort. I currently have a few sets of Gamma Pro to mix in there as well. I will say don't go with something solely on price b/c string is always cheaper than having arm issues that take you off the courts for extended time.
  15. smboogie

    Bag for 3 rackets, towel, extra shirt, and water

    I really like my Adidas Tour 12 bag. Most racket bags won't have a water bottle pocket but has great storage and solid construction. It can easily hold 4 rackets and with enough room for all additional gear. Has organization pockets such as wet pocket, valuables pocket, side pocket and can...
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    Slinger tennis ball machine

    Wow, quite the argument going on here over personal ball machines, what is essentially a luxury that many don't have. I think both machines are great and I hope they push the market to actually innovate. Without these new kids coming in there was no reason for the big guys to really innovate...
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    Tennis Shoe pricing keeps soaring! Is there a limit?

    I tend to stock up when I find a deal or a good sale in my size. It's common for me to have 5+ boxes of shoes in my closet waiting to be worn.
  18. smboogie

    Tennis Shoe pricing keeps soaring! Is there a limit?

    I agree, I've come to the realization that the best deal is the one I'm happy with, not the lowest one I can find after endless web searches or running to random stores. The time spent essentially negates any incremental savings vs finding a good sale online & having it shipped, for free, to my...
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    Tennis Shoe pricing keeps soaring! Is there a limit?

    I can't remember seeing one in the bay area that's easy to get to. I think there might be one in SF, but that is not convenient to get to.
  20. smboogie

    Tennis Shoe pricing keeps soaring! Is there a limit?

    Just found good deal on Nike Zoom Zero at Nordstrom Rack online for $70, which is about 50% off, and in my size!! (M14). Deals are out there but I will say my luck at stores like Marshalls, TJMax etc is close to 0% ;) Good Luck all
  21. smboogie

    Tennis Shoe pricing keeps soaring! Is there a limit?

    That's nice, I ocassionally check out those stores but rarely, if ever find tennis shoes there and NEVER in my big foot size ;) Guess I'm stuck sticking to the stores, unless avg shoe size jumps to where my M14 is not considered abnormally large anymore.
  22. smboogie

    Does anyone know the name of this dampener?

    For the money, nothing beats the TW dampener coming in at .50/each. ;)
  23. smboogie

    Ball Machines for a newbie

    I've seen the Slinger at some local courts and while it's not as robust as the other big names, it is a very transportable solution for the money. Durability is the great unknown The Proton looks really good but I haven't seen one in the wild yet - durability is also in question The safe bet...
  24. smboogie

    Taking the Gut plunge..any advice?

    It sounds like with a gut hybrid setup, the gut should go in the mains (reverse hybrid) to prolong gut life with good pop. My wife recently, due to some elbow pain, is trying Babolat Tonic (full bed) and she really likes it & it is helping as she works to recover her elbow a bit.
  25. smboogie

    I hate Penn balls.

    For the first time across 3 cases of Dunlop ATP Champs I got a flat can. These are my cheaper go to balls for regular play - reliable and long lasting for the price.
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    Pickleball is spreading

    I think the biggest issue tennis players have with PB is that, usually, pickleball players insist in taking over the tennis court, either through adding lines or conversion. The tennis community sees the courts as a symbol of hard work and tons of time to get them not only built but maintained...
  27. smboogie

    Where the RF hats at?

    I've washed them but cotton shows it's wear much faster or seems to lose some shape with washing.
  28. smboogie

    Swing Vision AI line calls and Analysis

    I will just say that overall I'm excited at where this software/tech can go. I played with some of the drills and AO competition via the app and it was fun! Well Done! I hope to get a fence mount and try it out hitting soon.
  29. smboogie

    RF Cap is back

    Ugh, why all cotton? My last GoRoger Uniqlo hat is not a good fit, feels like it never really is on my head (note: I don't have a huge head either). Maybe these are improved but I have my Nike RF's (DriFit) still so will keep them around and see if these improve.
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    Where the RF hats at?

    Uniqlo let us down with cotton hats? Not even driFit or their version of it? Cotton hats + sweat = stained mess.
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