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    Oversize rackets - specifically Head Speed Xt PWR

    I was hitting with a buddy the other day and he had a bunch of Demo's. For fun, I tried a couple and found that I really like the Head Graphene XT Speed PWR. Played a set of doubles with it and found it has a huge sweet spot, lots of power, great spin, very stable and light weight. I...
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    local league, need a better ranking system

    I organize a summer doubles league and keep track of wins/losses and scores. we play one set, winners move up losers down a court. Typically we play 3 sets each night. there is a wide range of skills... mostly 4.0, but more and more 4.5s, plus a few 3.5 players. We are a small town... my list...
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    Ratings Calculation Question

    Do matches from another region count as well? for example I played a singles tournamant in Florida, but play in Michigan.
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    Ratings Calculation Question

    Is there anywhere you can see your 'current rating' for men's usta 4.0, *******, northern michigan ??
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    Seeking string advice..

    Just thought I would provide an update... I switched to the Yonex Vcore about a year ago, and I've been using Technifibre strings now for almost half a year. My arm has really healed up with softer multifilament strings, at a lower tension. My arm is feeling much better, I'm serving better...
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    Multi vs Gut durability?

    I ended up not really liking this full bed of Bab 17 vs gut, I couldnt control it and seemed to launch a lot of balls. The tension dropped down to 34 pounds over time, and it didnt last very long (10 sets?) before developing serious grooves in the mains. I have 3 strung up with Technifibre...
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    Tecnifibre X-one biphase or kirschbaum touch multifibre

    Tecnifibre X-one biphase. 17g
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    Multi vs Gut durability?

    What flavor? ;)
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    What in your tennis bag?

    my posted picture does not show up.. any ideas how to fix? Anyhow, here is a link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1rmgnYGX9CgRTktRlhrZnJEUjA/view LINK https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1rmgnYGX9CgRTktRlhrZnJEUjA/view
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    Multi vs Gut durability?

    Exactly, yes. But I'm not using Poly. I was using a multi. The vibe dampener seems to have fixed this for me, and now that I think about it went down a few pounds too.
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    Multi vs Gut durability?

    On the main strings, above the top string. (Top being the top of the head, not the sides and the opposite end from the grip and 'butt' end which is the bottom)
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    Multi vs Gut durability?

    Techie is a nice word for it ;) I posted a short entry on strings to my BLOG and even started my own spreadsheet for strings.. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZX07MAH1Efq8wl911KFX_BwovU0pOyw4wH6TQ-fnSwA/edit?usp=sharing My stringer has a lot of experience and did...
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    Multi vs Gut durability?

    Yup, mine break when I hit the top... only so much I can do about that.. but the dampener seemed to take care of those. "The stringer moved a notch down a bit, from the top." What do you mean? Stringer moved the clamp? I'll have to ask him if he changed anything.
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    What in your tennis bag?

    Yonex Club Series 6 Pack tennis bag 3 yonex vcore 310g Shoes, shorts, shirt socks, sweats, hats. Jump rope Arm brace, knee brace,sweatband Bandaids, Advil, Minagin (pain releive goo),tape,knife. Strings,overgrips TennisBalls (on the days the dog doesnt decide to open the zipper and steal...
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    Yonex 6 pack Club tennis bag

    I have that bag and like it. It has 2 main compartments, you can put 3 racquets in each, or like me 3 in one, and your shoes/clothes misc in the other. There are 2 smaller compartments for misc stuff like strings, wallet, keys etc. There is no separate shoe bag on mine. I will post a picture...
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    The attitude of 4.5 players

    I played doubles with some 4.5's on Monday night. Every one of them was very nice, with wicked serves. I played well other than my return of serve, my volleying was spot on, but I still lost all 3 sets as we rotated partners 4-6,5-7,3-6. After the match the one guy (he is a tennis coach...
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    Multi vs Gut durability?

    Interestingly... I think I've found a way to extend the life of my Technifibre Xone biphase strings. I was mostly breaking strings across the top of the strings, so now I run one of those worm dampeners across the top. I have not broken a string since doing this, I even have a dozen sets of...
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    Multi vs Gut durability?

    I had my stringer put in a bed of the babolat vs team 17g, @ 57mains,55 crosses. I just got it back but have not hit with it yet. I probably wont play with it til I have a chance to get used it it in drill or non-match play. Interesting that using my "RacquetTune" app, it pings at 43.6lbs...
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    VCore Tour G 310 strings question

    Let me know if you go to the 40's with it, and how you like it. I've been playing with the vcore 310 using a multi at 54 and like it. Going to try gut today and a gut/poly hybrid after that.
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    Multi vs Gut durability?

    I just bought the racquettune app for android and used it on each of my 2 rackets... 1) technifibre one biphase 18g - Measured: 49.5 lbs, stiffness 35.5 N/mm Strung at 54-56 8 days ago 5 sets played. 2) technifibre one biphase 17g - technifibre one biphase 18g - Measured: 49.0 lbs...
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    Multi vs Gut durability?

    I have 2 sets of gut /poly coming, (pacific 16L x head hawk touch 17) but I want to try a full bed of gut too, hence the babolat VS 17 going in now. I'll probably string up one more with another brand of natural gut to compare, and wait to put the poly gut in another racquet (I have 3 of the...
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    what tension for full bed bab. vs 17g gut in yonex?

    What tension should I string a full bed of Babolat VS 17g gut in my yonex vcore 310? I've been playing with technical fibre 17 and 18 g strung at 54/56, 55/57. I actually like it better when it breaks in and loses a bit of tension after a few sets. I was going to go lower with it, but My...
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    Multi vs Gut durability?

    What tension should I string a full bed of Babolat VS 17g gut in my yonex vcore 310? I've been playing with technical fibre 17 and 18 g strung at 54/56, 55/57. I actually like it better when it breaks in and loses a bit of tension after a few sets. I was going to go lower with it, but My...
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    Get ready for first round tourney/usta matchplay

    I guess I'll go with: It doesn't matter. Have fun. Be a good person. Get some exercise and build some good karma. The good play will follow the good intent.
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    Get ready for first round tourney/usta matchplay

    Looks like they will be streaming this tournament starting at 1pm Friday. Check it out: http://real*********work.com/bob/ That url is supposed to be real tennis net work dot com. ( Not selling anythinghere, just providing a cool link.)
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    Get ready for first round tourney/usta matchplay

    I hear you on the different levels. I had a fun mixed doubles match Monday night vs another 8.5 team who are playing mixed in the upcoming tournament. No pressure for me, as I'm not even playing mixed this coming weekend, and I played great. My partner and I had fun laughing off missed shots...
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    Get ready for first round tourney/usta matchplay

    I know its not life or death, I realize that playing relaxed is better and that not taking it too seriously, just having fun goes a long way.. yet I still get wound up. I was thinking someone might have a trick or tip to help with the nerves... not a huge thing.. just that. Actually the...
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    Struggling on backhand decision - Please Help

    This is why I went to the 2 hander, not for the weapon... but if you work on it you can have both. Consistent for rallying, and still the ability to capitalize on an opportunity.
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    Struggling on backhand decision - Please Help

    I was in the same boat when I started playing again 2 years ago. I was getting killed in doubles on the backhand side due to my one hander. I decided to switch to a 2 hander, and to make it a weapon better than my forehand (which hasnt quite happenned yet). I starting hitting the ball against...
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    Multi vs Gut durability?

    Thanks for the feedback. I've heard mixed reports about the Babolat BT7. It has good reports on a stringing forum I found, and one of the guys I play with swears by it but I've read threads with similar comments to what you are saying. I think I'll hold off on stringing the babolat gut til I...
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