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  1. Jonny S&V

    Classic ProStaff Grommets

    Been a while since I've been on here, but I have a Wilson Prostaff Classic 6.1 16x18 (Red/Yellow cosmetic) that I'm looking for replacement grommets for. Is there a current (or recent at least) model Prostaff grommets that will fit with the least amount of stretching/heat-gun used?
  2. Jonny S&V

    FS: Wilson 6.1 95 4 3/8, Donnay Pro One Int 4 3/8

    Hey guys, I need to clear out some room, so I'm selling some of my 'unnecessary' racquets (if I could, I would keep them, but as it is, I can't... ). Here's the low-down: Wilson 6.1 95 16x18 4 3/8 - Standard length, has added weight in the head, weighs in about 13 oz, strung with a standard...
  3. Jonny S&V

    Weddel E-2 Gut

    My tennis coach was a bit of a collector of all things tennis (literally, any vintage tennis item you could think of and he probably had it. Original, unused Kramers, Maxplys, etc...), and he found 3 sets of this uncoated natty gut, in it's original plastic, unopened and no holes in the...
  4. Jonny S&V

    An interesting string combo...

    I'm taking bets as to how long ALU Rough 16L mains and 50+ y/o uncoated natty gut will last (strung at 55/53 lbs). I strung it up, so the gut could at least hold up to the stringing process. It's been in an airtight bag for the entirety of its life, but idk how much or how bad it would've...
  5. Jonny S&V

    How to change spring in Revo 4000

    Hey guys, how do I dismantle the fixed clamps and change/reposition the spring? I've tried getting into it, but no-go so far. I can still string with it, but when I undo the base, the spring doesn't push the switch all the way back. I apologize if this is incoherent, I can't think of...
  6. Jonny S&V

    Edwardsville Futures

    Hey guys, just got done stringing for the first 3/4s of the Edwardsville Futures that's going on. I had to leave early (prior obligations), but I thought I would share my observations (if anyone's interested in specific players, look the draw up and chances are I strung one for them or watched...
  7. Jonny S&V

    TRN Screw-up or ridiculous result?

    So, apparantly a '5th' grader beat M. McDonald, a top junior in the country: http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/player/activity.asp?id=771606
  8. Jonny S&V

    Sam Groth: Is he back?

    For those of you that don't know of him, he was a decent enough Aussie player, former husband to Jarmila Gajdosova, and gave up his tennis career to try and play professional Aussie Rules Football. That being said, I subscribe to Tennis Australia on Youtube, and I get this video...
  9. Jonny S&V

    Match-play Video - Critique please?

    Alrighty, here's a couple games that I've filmed of me playing. Too bad dozu's not around to tout the 'human-racquet' (and I can't rub it in his face that I finally uploaded a vid of full-points): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPWHPsqnUBw Here's some background on myself and my partner (whom...
  10. Jonny S&V

    Rip My Serve to Shreds :-)

    Here it is, been working hard on getting my serve to match my rotator-cuff's trauma so it won't hurt it anymore, and here's what I've ended up with: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N36uo5tg0WY I can already see a couple things to remedy (better tossing arm position in the trophy-phase and...
  11. Jonny S&V

    JGads - Great Trade

    Even with the 'Storm of the Century', managed to trade and keep in communication rather smoothly. Would definitely trade again. A+
  12. Jonny S&V

    SAP Open Veetle commentator?

    Ok, I've never really thought about making a thread about bashing a commentator (I leave that to other people), but seriously, who is this guy?! Note, I can't turn the sound off because I get my enjoyment out of tennis by hearing the ball off pro's racquets. Talk amongst yourselves... Here's...
  13. Jonny S&V

    Huppe is amazing

    Great communication, even with the snowstorms, racquet got here ridiculously fast considering when he shipped it (not his fault, but still really nice), and racquet is in even better condition than I thought it was gonna be in. Would certainly buy from again! :-)
  14. Jonny S&V

    Critique of my groundies!

    So, finally got around to making a video of my groundies. Backhand is my stronger shot from match to match. Thanks in advance! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKnGaNuKTRs
  15. Jonny S&V

    Yonex RDS 001 - Pro Frame?

    So, I decided to take a risk and buy a supposed frame that was used by a "top 50" pro (not that it matters if he was top 50 or not, but I digress...). That being said, I received the racquet today, and even if it wasn't used by an actual pro, it seems legit and everything seems to check out...
  16. Jonny S&V

    Short Serving Video: Improvements?

    Well, been working on a higher contact and better momentum into the court as well as solidifying the trophy-position. Here's the before: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aWjNxhpn2M ...and here's the after: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeDX7TKsukE Constructive criticism welcome!
  17. Jonny S&V

    Alisa Kleybanova

    I'm about to put a neck-brace (or something) on this girl so that she can actually keep her head still while she hits the freakin' ball... Granted, I used to do this, but does this not annoy anyone? The girl has decent wheels for her height, and she has more than enough firepower, so why...
  18. Jonny S&V

    Volkl Cyclone

    This might be a repeat, but will this ever be coming back to TW? I know Chris is probably crying a little bit if he can't get his precious Cyclone (and I'm crying because it's a great buy)... :(
  19. Jonny S&V

    Base of swivel clamps problem...

    Hey all, I own an Alpha Revo 4000 and I've had to do a lot of adjusting with the base of the clamps in order to get them to lock. I've tightened the screws as much as possible and it still isn't enough to get them to lock. I'm using electrical tape so that it can lock, but this is obviously a...
  20. Jonny S&V

    Serve Critique - Calling all technique gurus!

    Well, finally got another vid of my serves. I've been working on the heightening of the toss to make sure that I get full extension, so this is a work in progress video. My ideal toss will be exactly where I hit the serve, this one is slightly above my contact point. Here is my serve 6 months...
  21. Jonny S&V

    Dick Norman - Still going?!

    I'm impressed. He's 39, and he's still going strong doubles (hit his career high doubles ranking last November at #11). At 6'8", points have to be short on his serve... http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Top-Players/Dick-Norman.aspx
  22. Jonny S&V

    Misleading Video from David Lloyd?

    When they introduce the continental, the image they show is actually a modified continental (or Australian grip), which is generally considered the true volley grip. They introduce the Eastern grip, which was correct IMO, but then when they introduce the semi-western, they zoom in on a girl...
  23. Jonny S&V

    A lazy question...

    Ok, I'll admit that, off of the tennis court, I am probably one of the laziest people out there. I will hit for 6-8 hours a day if given the opportunity, but try to get me to go to the gym or go for a run, good luck! So, I've been thinking of ways to get past my laziness and was wondering what...
  24. Jonny S&V

    Pam Shriver comment...

    Did anyone catch the comment she made after Odesnik lost? Paraphrasing: "Caught at the wrong end" whilst they zoom in on his butt? :shock::)
  25. Jonny S&V

    Urszula Radwanska

    Is it just me, or is she using a full eastern-backhand grip on her serve?
  26. Jonny S&V

    Jonny S&V Serves (Calling BB and LeeD)

    Alrighty, first time serving after a 2.5 week hiatus (or lack of access to indoor courts if you will), but did well enough that I thought it warranted a look-see from some of the better coaches on the board. Here are the original serves...
  27. Jonny S&V

    Dokic's 2nd serve?

    Been watching her match with Ivanovic, and she has hit a couple 2nd serves at 163 kph (= 101 mph!). Has she always served like this?
  28. Jonny S&V

    Critique - Grounstokes + Serves (a twofer!)

    Alrighty, my buddy and hitting partner Vyse (TT username) made this video in late October, and he wanted me to post it and get some comments and tips. Here's the lowdown: 18 yrs old 3.0-3.5 NTRP (3.0 in this video) Playing for 8 months Babolat Aeropro Drive w/Cortex Semi-western forehand...
  29. Jonny S&V

    Some classic tennis...

    Ok, so I made this video on Halloween and just now got around to uploading it. I was going for classic technique, continental on both sides and squaring my stances, so I thought I would post it for the world to see and comment on my technique. I can already see that I'm hitting the forehand...
  30. Jonny S&V

    1st Gen poly moving more than "?" gen poly...

    Ok, so I have been using full Isospeed baseline 17g for about 5 months now, and there is little to no string movement with it. I don't know what to classify it as (a 1st gen, a co-poly, etc...), but I've been testing a full bed of Gosen Polylon 17g. I string both of them at the same tension...
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