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    Tinkering with multi

    I'm a poly person, but I think I can benefit from multi. I needed poly for durability, but I don't need the durability now (better source of income). I put a full bed of Hexy Fiber at 60lbs (prestretched on 1 frame, not on another). I can't really remember what Hexy Fiber was like (in a full...
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    Prince Leather

    Anybody ever use it? How are they? I'm going to play with an overgrip 99% of the time, but I like the feel of leather underneath.
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    Skipping the Bottom Cross

    I found a sweet deal on some rackets and picked up a few... I decided to string one.... I was at the very end of a reel of string and I wasn't sure if I would have enough for the crosses... I ended up needing about 5 more inches of string.... So I skipped the last cross and now I have a 16x18...
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    The Best String Lubricant Is...

    I went out and tried some various string lubricants. I ranked them below. Note: all tests were performed on Dunlop Ice with various stages of wear in a Biomimetic MAX 200G. I found RemOil and PTFE spray to perform so similarly that I grouped them together. Overall Performance 1.RemOil with...
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    Graphenes Are Cracking

    It seems like the head graphene frames have been cracking more than usual for rackets. I have already seen one crack while playing. Maybe graphene isn't all that it claims to be. http://gizmodo.com/5995046/graphene-has-a-fatal-flaw
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    Product Photos

    Do you get the photos (of products) from the manufacturer? Or do you take them? If you take the photos, what camera/lens setup and "studio" layout do you use? Which one of you takes the photos? Sorry, I'm a photography nut just like I am a tennis (gear) nut. :)
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    Racket Spec Database...

    Somebody posted this in another sub forum. It is a racket spec database... https://sites.google.com/site/tennisracquetspec/
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    1 Piece vs. 2 Piece

    What are the (dis)advantages of each? I learned how to string 2 piece... If I can tie my knots well, there shouldn't be any more tension loss than with a 1 piece, no? I know this has probably been asked before, but I didn't find any definitive answers all in one place. Is it like a Ford vs...
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    The Paintjob... By db10s

    I had a meh experience the first time due to my laziness... But I'm going at it again. Let me start off by saying: Do this at your own risk. Frame being used: Dunlop Hotmelt 200G Paint being applied: Clear coat Backstory: I obtained the frame for free due to its condition. It was...
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    What Happened To The St Vincent Factory?

    Lets say I'm going to St Vincent and I want to see the rubble where history was made.... Is there an address? Can we track it down on google earth? What if there are a few molds or something there (ok... Maybe there are a few buttcaps)? What is left of the property? Is there a new use for the...
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    A Small Request...

    I was wondering if I could photography the Delray Beach Fed Cup event "on behalf" of TW... In other words take pictures and write a story on the forum... I am equipped to do it, I just am not "in" the tennis photography business, only wildlife (mostly birds in the swamps of FL) and amateur...
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    Wilson 99 non S

    Anybody hit with it... Thoughts, reactions?
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    Ivan Dodig v. Roger Federer INDIAN WELLS 3RD ROUND Discussion

    Fed should take this somewhat comfortably, but anything can happen. Reminder that Dodig did beat Dolgopolov pretty soundly in Delray.
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    Djokovic v. Fognini Discussion

    Pretty self explanatory. ND up by a lot. I know, a little late.
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    Lead Tape At The 4-5 and 7-8

    Anybody ever try it? When I get more lead tape, I'm going to try this.
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    Foam Filled Frames: A Racket Smashing Surprise

    I didn't realize the Wilson H-Tour was foam filled. I found out when I absolutely went insane on mine... Too bad the strings were new. What other frames are foam filled?
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    My Observations and Conversations at an ATP 250

    This is the thread where I will post photos and info that I can obtain from multiple sources at the Delray Beach ATP 250. - Moya isn't using a PD. Its a 2009 PS. Pics to be added later. - Talked to Kevin Anderson about gear and whatnot, he confirmed using a PJ. He said he was using an older...
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    Any Photographers Out There?

    I'm upgrading from my Nikon D3000 to a D7000... I've taken approx. 30K pictures on that Nikon... But it has its limitations... I've done a fair amount of shooting with a Canon EOS 60D (grandmother's camera, she has had it for years and still hasn't figured out how to use it :roll: ) but I'm...
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    Delray Beach ATP 250

    It's not a huge tournament, but considering the amount of TTers in FL, I'm sure a few of you will be there, no? And by the way, I am out of free tickets :cry:.... But congrats to those of you who snagged some. I'm going to be at the tournament pretty much every day, although not for every session.
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    Back in Black (Widow)

    After a stint with Dunlop ICE, I'm back to Black Widow at 35 lbs. I have nothing against ICE, but I'm going back to low tensions for the benefits I get on serves and ICE doesn't perform as well as Black Widow at low tensions IMO. I'm going to tinker with ICE at low tensions (again...). The...
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    Knot Location Fail

    I string 2 piece. I tied the mains where the crosses need to be, on one side. And tied them in the correct spot on the other side. I finished the crosses on the side that I screwed up on... Brain fart. So the bottom know for the crosses ended up where the mains need to be. The racket is a K...
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    Best String For Low Tension

    What string performs the best at lower tensions? I find shaped polys that are on the stiffer side to work well (Solinco TB).
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    Construction Criticism Wanted (video)

    I wasn't playing top notch... My backhand was lazy... Its a quick video. Just some casual hitting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X6GC4nRmYU
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    An APD Hypothetical

    How many people would use the APD if Rafa never touched one...? Just a question about the effectiveness of Babolat's marketing.
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    "Burning" Strings

    I've heard a little bit about it. It causes the strings to not last as long... But what causes it?
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    Pro Shoe Durability...

    This might be better in Pros Rackets and Gear... But it is about shoe durability so I'll put it here. If you watched the Tomic-Fed AO match RF was sliding all around... Now if that match had gone 5 (grueling) sets how much wear would be on his shoes, considering he was slipping and sliding on a...
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    TW is down

    Website is DOWN.... :evil:
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    String playtest un-sticky

    I'm wondering why you haven't un-stickied the Kirschbaum playtest thread. I'm just used to seeing them die after a time period of >1 month after the deadline. I'm only curious. Thanks
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    Stupid mistake... And help wanted

    I was trimming the string from a reel for my crosses (2 piece) an I cut it way to short. Luckily it was only a cheap poly. And now for where I need some help. I'm new to stringing, but I know where things are supposed to go. When I cut the right length of string this time (I put an extra 5 ft...
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    Cotton Strings

    Am I the only one who thinks this is the next nat gut... :) In all seriousness, has this ever been explored?
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