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    Easier to build up a grip 1 size or go down 1 size?

    I've done this so many times and basically no matter how hard you try and mod it, it's never right so don't buy the wrong size no matter how good a deal you find. Once you find your perfect setup regardless of whether you build up, use a thinner grip etc., just spend the extra money to match...
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    Tennis Nets anyone?

    I need to replace a tennis net on my court and was just going to buy a Gamma based on the brand name...i see Edwards is also popular. Does anyone have any thoughts? They all seemed kinda the same price ~$200. It it matters, its for outdoor use and in SoCal year round.
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    Tourna Power Cap..

    I use Yonex but I could not play with the frames without the Power Cap. IMO they are essential to a Yonex frame. For others, not so much. I put it on a Prince Textreme and it's just too big...I would need to drop a grip size to make it feel reasonable.
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    Is it worth learning to string myself?

    100% agree here. I have zero interest to string more than 1 racquet a week if they are not my own or my kids frames. My time is way too valuable. I will help out a friend and they return me the favor by buying me lunch, buying the new tennis balls...little stuff. Stringing becomes a chore...
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    Is it worth learning to string myself?

    I'm 47 and have been stringing for 25 years since college for personal use. My college buddy and I both started when he scored a Klippermate. Over the years I moved up in stringing machines to now a NEOS+Wise because I can afford it...and my buddy still uses his Klippermate. From a pure...
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    Alpha Progression DC or Gamma 5003 to add WISE to

    If these were my only choices, I would choose the Gamma 5003 assuming you have a place to store it and easily take it out. Up until last year I stored my upright stringer in pieces and I just hated having to assemble it to string...it's not hard but just a mental block whenever I had to...
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    FS Yonex Ezone AI98 LG 285G or trade for VCORE/EZONE alternative

    Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): Yonex AI98 LG Grip Size / Size: 4 1/2 Quantity: 1 Condition (x out of 10): 7 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): Older frame used occasionally *General Description (including any cosmetic blemishes): Good...
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    tension question, poly -> syn gut

    I would suggest reverse hybrid and go synthetic mains and poly crosses if the OP wants to amp up power + drop tension 3lbs. That should be materially different enough vs his current setup to see if he likes synthetic gut play.
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    How to order good prescription eyewear?

    The easiest is just walking into your local optometrist and buying an RX sunglass. But personally I would get the RX written down, find a sunglass frame you like and then use a company like Revant or Fuze to get custom RX lenses for the frame. Oakley makes fantastic RX lenses but they are very...
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    FS/FT Prince Beast 98 near mint 4 1/2

    Item Description: Prince Beast 98 (non o port) Grip Size / Size: 4 1/2 Quantity: 1 Head Size (if a racquet): 98 Condition (x out of 10): 9+/10 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): Less than 2 hrs *General Description (including any cosmetic blemishes)...
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    Been using simple synthetic gut strings for years - any reason to try something new?

    I used synthetic gut for a long long time and then decide just to switch it up and moved to Syn guy / polu hybrid. I wouldn't say my game has gotten 'better'...what I gain in spin I lose in string liveliness. One of things that I find hard to do is switching back to normal synthetic though...
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    Diadem Premier Ball

    I use the Diadem pressureless mixed with my Wilson Triniti. Solid ball for the price. My favorite are Spinfire's balls but they are just too pricey for me
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    Prince CTS Thunderstick info ...

    Sadly I sold my stock of 4 Approach 90's last year....at 47 I just couldn't play with them any longer and had to be realistic about my skills! They still show up on auction regularly. People who rave about the Phantom 93 really should try the Approach 90. I never knew the CTS DB 26 came in a...
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    WTB: Prince Beast 98 L4

    Hi looking to try a Prince Beast 98 (Non O port) in grip 4 1/2 so if you got a used one in any condition, I am interested. Thx!
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    Prince CTS Thunderstick info ...

    As I recall it, Graphtech DB was the 1st one out and is not CTS (on a sidenote if you need a SUPER soft frame get a Graphtech...). Then Prince invented CTS and Graduate and Approach debuted...soon adding Precision and Thunderstick at the same time, then Lightning. These frames all have the...
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    How do you guys find used stringing machines?

    $500 for a used crank is very doable on CraigsL if you wait and expand your geography to say 300 miles (I think that would be my max distance). It's the type of item that doesn't come up often but I would say over the course of a year 4-5 machines will pop up that fits that profile so it's just...
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    Best socks for tennis?

    I am a diehard Smartwool user which can be had in multiple weights and height.
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    Anyone try Gosen G Tour 3 17L?

    So buying this in a reel significantly cuts the price down vs buying individual packs...Anyone play with it? Thinking to use it in a hybrid setup
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    San Diego

    No. Rancho Santa Fe Club is a tennis and golf club for people who are residents of RSF. Rancho Valencia is a resort that is highly regarded for their tennis facilities. Both are not cheap. Alex Levie runs Surf & Turf which seems to be more cost affordable but I could be wrong on that. If...
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    Best pressureless balls

    The Diadem on black friday sale was $65 shipped for 72 balls but regular price now is $80 (same as Triniti). I am not sure how I even came across that deal...it was posted on some deal chat forum. Also I live in San Diego where weather is warm so I cannot comment on whether the Diadem work...
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    Best pressureless balls

    So I also bought the Triniti balls for my ball machine and they work pretty well. I will also say that I just got a set of the Diadem pressureless that were on black Friday sale and I really like those balls too. I don't know how long they will hold up but on 1st use I am pretty satisfied for...
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    Yonex Ezone +

    So after finally doing extensive demo, I am selling my Ezone 98+ and sticking to my DR98. I setup the 98+ exactly the same as my DR98...Babolat Skinfeel grip, Tourna Powercap but had to add 2 grams of lead under the butt cap to get the balance closer to my DR98. The Ezone 98+ "feel" is very...
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    FS: Yonex Ezone 98+ (2020) L4 8/10 condition

    Selling a Yonex Ezone 98+ 2020 (current) version in 4 1/2 grip. The original Yonex grip is replaced with a Babolat Skin Feel grip. Strung with poly cross, synthetic main hybrid at 41lbs. Condition about 8/10....small scrapes and chips but there is one chip about 1/4" on the side of frame...
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    Anyone here use racquet bags from Head?

    Head is a pretty big sports mfr well known for their ski line so I really don't think anyone blinks an eye with their logos splashed around on sports stuff...
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    Best 17g or 18g synthetic gut?

    Lightning is awesome. I have used it for many years and its def a step above everyday synthetic...but durability is terrible. Would only recommend if u own a stringer
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    Stringway Dropweight vs Wise?

    It's always a little challenging for US based people here to comment on Ex-US products reliably, but in looking at the Gefen stringer online I am sure it's "fine". The basic technology of a manual crank stringer (whether it is NEOS style glide or swivel clamp) is fairly mature and sound at this...
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    Which machine would you buy?

    I am assuming the mounting clamps are included but not shown on the picture. So long as the owner can show you a frame mounted, then I think $400-$500 is fair. The light rust is pretty common on these machines and doesn't affect use. The tension head cover is a cosmetic item...not needed.
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    Which machine would you buy?

    Go down, check it out and see if he can do $450 if not then pay the $500. No point quibbling over a good price. Where do you live where so many used stringers are around???
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    Which machine would you buy?

    For sure I would pick the Prince assuming it's in good shape and it's the NEOS and not the old pneumatic machines like the P200. If it was the P200 then I would pass and get the EAG 700. The difference in the Eagnas models is glide bar vs swivel clamp. I don't like stringing on swivel...
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    Dropweight tension head alternative?

    So I have an older dropweight stringer as a backup portable...but the one thing I hate is using the std dropweight. Can I buy a better tensioner that is a cost effective upgrade? Neither Eagnas or Stringway sell just the tensioner by itself and I don't plan on doing something silly like...
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