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    knee pain

    Scratching noise could be either meniscus or patella. Try to rest for a few days if it does not go away in max two weeks then see a doc. In both cases, building stronger leg muscles (especially quads) helps protecting the knees. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
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    Yonex Polytour Fan Club

    I love Yonex strings. And PTGP is my favorite one too. I love the pocketing feeling it has and the price and the tension maintenance and the power and comfort and feel. <3 I usually play with the 125 version but want to try the 120 too. I tried it as a cross with TF X1 and it was a disaster. Not...
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    Yonex Polytour Fan Club

    that is correct and it's actually a good value for a full bed of poly. With Alu Power Rough you do not get more than 3-4h of tension maintenance.
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    Hybrid Yonex Polytour pro 125 with Head Velocity MLT or full HVMLT

    Poly Tour Air is even more gentle on the arms than PTP. You should give it a try.
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    TF X1 Biphase + Yonex PTP issue

    X1 was 17g.
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    TF X1 Biphase + Yonex PTP issue

    Already using it. It works and I like it. But since now I am testing and changing strings and tension I'll first try to find a combo which I like with the classic stringing method. Once found, I'll order a new Sergetti sheet ;)
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    TF X1 Biphase + Yonex PTP issue

    Totally agree. I am not trying to copy the pros or anyone. I was just trying to follow some guidelines to have a starting point. And Stringway seemed to make sense since it was taking into account the racquet shape and specs. I'll definitely keep playing and experimenting with strings and...
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    TF X1 Biphase + Yonex PTP issue

    The Stringway website suggests this tension for those with arm injuries based on my racquet specs: M 24.3kb/53.6lbs and C 23.9kg/52.7lbs. Since this is about 2kg/4.5 lbs lower than I usually play with, I'll go with this setting to begin with. The PTP gives me no discomfort whatsoever to my arm...
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    TF X1 Biphase + Yonex PTP issue

    Would this solve also the power issue? or shall I go down a bit with the tension too? It 0.6kg differential ok? I calculated it using http://stringway-nl.com/en/
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    TF X1 Biphase + Yonex PTP issue

    Are you suggesting to have the crosses at a higher tension than the mains? Yonex itself (and other sources suggest otherwise). What would be the benefit of stringing the crosses at higher tension than the mains?
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    TF X1 Biphase + Yonex PTP issue

    Hi, I play with a Yonex Vcore 98 and typically with PTP125 strung at 26/25.4 kg with a lot of top spin. Never broke a string. I wanted to try a hybrid to increase a bit the power and tension maintenance. I tried the TF X1 on the mains at 26kg and PTP120 on the crosses at 25.4kg. Out of the...
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    Feedback :Sergetti Stringing Methods

    I tried Sergetti and it holds the tension really well. I typically string Yonex Poly tour Pro at 26/25.4kg. Usually, when the tension drops 3/4kg on the main i restring. With classical stringing method this means for me about 6h of play. With Sergetti, all being equal, I've played so far 17h...
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    Raquet specs and shot selection

    Hi, Disclaimer: read until the end before marking this post as "another post about heavy vs. Light raquets". Assume you play with a Head light but heavy frame raquet. Say your FH and BH slice are excellent, your serve average, your 1HBH below average. Now you try the same frame but 10g...
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    Question for all who have switched to heavier frames

    385g unstrung? Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
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    Question for all who have switched to heavier frames

    With heavier raquets you'll need much more fitness to be able to play long matches or multiple matches close to each other to good a decent level over time as you get tired. Only playing tennis might not be enough though. You may want to train also off the court. Sent from my SM-G975F using...
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    Ammonia small on clothes after training

    Good one, but no. :) It's usually the t-shirt Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
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    Ammonia small on clothes after training

    Hi, I noticed that sometimes my clothes have an ammonia smell after a tennis training. What could that be? Shall I be concerned and do something about it? A few facts to note: My natural odor is neutral or not very strong I use mainly synthetic clothes (Hydrogen) for training because they dry...
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    Yonex Vcore 95D string recomendations

    Yonex are known to be pretty soft and arm friendly. I have the Vcore 98 and string it with Poly Tour Pro at 26kg. BTW it is not a harsh string. But even with rougher strings I just had to go down 1kg and I was able to play with no issues whatsoever. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
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    Do you overlap your overgrips?

    I overlap the OG a lot (2mm) and I love ridges. I can basically snug each finger between the ridges. Together with Tourna Megatac I can play very loose, use the stick like a whiplash, and still be confident it won't slide away. I am even thinking to re-grip and add bigger overlaps there to have...
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    Increase Yonex grip size

    It seems that with Karakal X-gel grip and one Tourna Megatac I've got a decent grip size without screwing up the weight and balance too much. Cannot wait to test it on court. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
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    Glasses with interchangeable lenses for indoor tennis

    Do you mean prescription glasses? I switched to Oakley Flak 2.0 and I'm really happy with them. I use them for running, tennis and MTB. I have clear lenses, dark golf/tennis for outdoor summer matches and trail lenses for MTB. Indoor I use only clear lenses. Oakley Prizm increases contrast a...
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    Increase Yonex grip size

    Using the ring finger and second crest I get indeed approx a real size L5 Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
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    Increase Yonex grip size

    LOL I've always measured the middle finger. I thought I could read English! :) Thank you! Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
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    Increase Yonex grip size

    There you go. 2nd Pic is with 2 OG on L4 yonex grip. I cannot insert my index finger in the space. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
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    Best option to increase grip size (+1) while preserving bevel feeling and not adding too much weight

    If you had to increase your grip by one size, what method would you chose? Assume your goal is also to keep the original bevel feeling (avoid rounding it too much) and keep the additional weight as low as possible.
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    Increase Yonex grip size

    Tried that and helped a bit with ground shots and serve. However, volleys are still an issue because the grip keeps slipping off my hand twisting the racquet. Megatac OG also helped a bit but still a sub-optimal solution. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
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    Increase Yonex grip size

    Hi all, I have the following dilemma. My hand works ok with a grip size L5 (4-5/8 inches) although according to all websites I checked I'd need even a bigger grip size. E.g. when I measure my hand with this method http://protennistips.net/tennis-racquet-grip-size/ I get more than 150mm or 6...
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    Racket too heavy, technique wrong or just playing too good opposition?

    I don't fully agree with all the comments suggesting to just keep playing, implying that it will improve the situation. Without technique improvements and regular fitness training you won't beat a much better player. Heavier raquets require better preparation which you don't get by just playing...
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    Racket too heavy, technique wrong or just playing too good opposition?

    I had a very similar experience. The only difference is that I had a 300g raquet and upgraded to 315g. I even added some lead tape at a certain point. I had your very same struggles. Once I got used to it I was able to hit much heavier shots, especially my 1st serve 160km/h) and FH. However...
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    Tourna Megatac alternatives

    Used in the past. It lasted me about 1h. Then it started falling apart... Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
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