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  1. dak95_00

    WTB: 2012 Babolat Pure Drive GT 4 3/8

    I’m looking for two. It’s for a friend. They’re only interested in 4 3/8 and the 27” 300g 100 sq in version. Please email me at dak95_00 at yahoo dot com Thank you!
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    Wanted: Wilson Pro Staff 97 4 1/4 or 4 3/8 Red and Black original

    I’m looking for a friend. He wants the original red and black paint scheme. He’s also got a Babolat Pure Drive for possible trade. It’s a 2012 model.
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    Head racquet pallet removal... HOW TO DO IT!

    I’ve seen many videos and tried using a hair dryer and heat gun. It’s very difficult and frustrating to use those methods. It takes a bit of patience.... The EASY METHOD is to boil water and then pour the water into a water thermos or jug. I use the same half gallon one I take to the courts...
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    Help me decide...

    I currently use a Neos 1000. It’s actually one of the first created per JC. It works great. Every once in awhile, I get an itch for something new or different. I have an opportunity to buy a Gamma 6004 sc 2pt that’s used but in excellent condition for $700. Talk me out of the purchase! I...
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    Does nylon go dead?

    My normal setup is nylon mains 16 at 60lbs and Isospeed Baseline Spin & Speed crosses 17 at 60lbs. I’ve never noticed them going dead but the last two times out I’ve struggled to get my normal power and control. I know it’s a super cheap setup but I play great with it. The string either went...
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    Stringing recommendation for TE

    I couldn’t decide where to put this thread so I decided here since I trust stringers the most and I’ll be stringing my racquets. I’ve been experiencing TE in my off arm and it must be due to my 2hbh. I might’ve actually aggravated my elbow lifting weights months ago but tennis has been making...
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    FS or FT: Babolat Pure Aero x2 and Pure Aero Tour x2 4 3/8

    Grip Size: 4 3/8 Quantity: 4 Head Size: 100 Condition (x out of 10): 8.5 or 9 / 10 Specific Time Used: 5 hours General Description (including any cosmetic blemishes): a few scratches on a couple of them. Another is nearly flawless. Three are strung; one with a fresh set of poly, another with a...
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    Chopspin is a trusted buyer

    @chopspin is a good buyer
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    FS: 3 x Wilson Pro Staff 97 Black/White Countervail 4 3/8

    Wilson Pro Staff 97 Countervail (newest black/white version) Quantity: 3 Condition (9 out of 10): 8 or 8+ Specific Time Used: I bought these to give them a try. I don't know why I did it. I'm the second owner. I hit with one for less than an hour. It was nice but wasn't for me...
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    APR on credit cards in UK???

    I’m in the US and do not have cable tv. I end up watching tv via the Internet and saw some credit card commercials on a UK ESPN station. They were advertising 40% and another was 65-90%. Is this normal? In the US anything above 20% is considered robbery. What’s it like in other places?
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    Starting Clamps; differences with pictures

    This is a topic that comes up from time to time and it seems I have an unusual experience when it comes to them. I own five; one Alpha, two older Babolat, and two unbranded. If I had to guess, I’d wager that at least one is a Gamma. My observations: * Four of them are the same size but the...
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    Wanted: Babolat Pure Drive Team 4 3/8 only

    The racquet should be 285g and 100 sq in too. Thanks!
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    How do I disassemble a Prince NEOS 1000 clamp?

    I promise I searched the Internet first. Has anyone done this? I have some that I picked up second hand that are filthy. I’m certain that a THOROUGH cleaning and lubing would have these things restored. I just need some assistance before I begin this endeavor. I don’t want to break anything...
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    WTT: 2x Wilson PS 85 St Vincent for ....

    I’m looking for a pair in 4 1/4 of Babolat Aero Pro (can be tour too) or Wilson Blade 104 in exchange for Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): Wilson Pro Staff midsize MS 85 Grip Size: 4 3/8 Quantity: 1 Head Size: 85 Condition (x out of 10): 8-9 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time...
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    Starting Clamp Replacement Spring

    Has anyone replaced theirs? I come across all sorts of things in my thrifting and swapping adventures. One of the latest has brought me an old Babolat starting clamp that’s missing a spring. I’ve seen replacements on the auction site from China. Is there anyone with experience in this matter?
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    I finally mastered the ATW one piece

    I had thought about it and done some before but I never felt it was fast, better, etc. This time was different. These were four racquets that all had mains ending at the throat and I wanted to do 1 piece string jobs. Three were older 18x20 Head Radicals and one was a 16x18 Wilson HPS 6.1 They...
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    I’m a mess! What else can go wrong?

    I’m 46. Up until 3 years ago, I was very healthy. Since then, I’ve had four surgeries; two back microdiscechtomies, one left knee, meniscus, and a right foot plantar fascia release. Then I’ve since found I have Morton’s Neuroma. I was just recovering from that when I tore my calf muscle which...
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    FS/FT: Many Prince Racquets

    I’m cleaning the basement/closet and it’s time for these to go. They need life! Shipping will be via USPS Priority with tracking included. The costs will be for one racquet is $10 east of the Mississippi and $20 west. Shipping can be negotiated for multiple racquet purchases. These prices...
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    FS/FT: Many Head Racquets

    I’m cleaning the basement/closet and it’s time for these to go. They need life! Shipping will be via USPS Priority with tracking included. The costs will be for one racquet is $10 east of the Mississippi and $20 west. Shipping can be negotiated for multiple racquet purchases. These prices...
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    FS/FT: Many Wilson Racquets

    I’m cleaning the basement/closet and it’s time for these to go. They need life! Shipping will be via USPS Priority with tracking included. The costs will be for one racquet is $10 east of the Mississippi and $20 west. Shipping can be negotiated for multiple racquet purchases. These prices...
  21. dak95_00

    FS/FT: Many Racquets; Yonex, Dunlop, Weed, Garcia, Donnay, ESTUSA, Rossignol, Fischer

    I’m cleaning the basement/closet and it’s time for these to go. They need life! Shipping will be via USPS Priority with tracking included. The costs will be for one racquet is $10 east of the Mississippi and $20 west. Shipping can be negotiated for multiple racquet purchases. These prices...
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    Ultra 2 is a good person to work with!

    I just completed a trade with @Ultra 2 and everything went great!
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    Plantar Fasciitis Release Surgery

    So I’ve been suffering with plantar fasciitis most of my life and rather consistently since 2004. I wear custom orthotics and have had a handful of cortisone shots through the years. There’s been a handful of months where I’ve been pain free too. The following is a rundown of the past year for...
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    US Open is faster than Wimbledon!

    At least it appears that way to me when watching the matches. It doesn't even appear close. Wimbledon needs to step up their game. Grass should be faster.
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    Ektelon Neos ???

    So I picked up an Ektelon Neos. I've owned many in the line; D, DE, F, and Prince Neos 1000. This one has a different stand. It appears to have some sort of hydraulic mechanism with a lever on one of the feet and the pump inside the bottom of the post nearest the floor. Does anyone know how...
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    Neos parts?

    Is there a place besides tennis machines? They only have new glide bars at $65/long bar. I'd like to save a handful of dollars if there was another source.
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    Too soon?

    So when does Wilson release the new, limited edition Federer racquet commemorating this Wimbledon victory?
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    Bumper guard abusers??? Is it worth it? Technique?

    I wasn't certain where to ask this but I figured it was more technique than equipment. I've never been a racquet paint or bumper abuser. That's not to say I'm accusing others of purposefully beating their racquets. I've obviously scraped them going low for shots. How does one constantly scrape...
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    I'm looking for a string. Suggestions requested.

    I'm not picky so the cheaper, the better. I'd like something very soft (almost mushy) and very powerful or springy/lively feeling. The few times I've tried natural gut, it's felt stiff to me. When I've strung poly low, it gets close but the launch angle changed dramatically. I'm currently...
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    How'd she do?

    I was out of town and saw an ad on Craigslist so I sent my daughter to pick up a couple of racquets for me. One was an Rosignol F200 just like Wilander's in excellent and I mean excellent condition. The other was the following:
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