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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    They were light ones, like team versions that were crap compared to real six ones. This thing you guys are hitting seems way closer in DNA to real six ones. But I really don’t know enough, my fault for not buying one from the point. My PK infatuation keeps me happy tho’ so I’ll wait and see...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    That Exclusive!!!! Marketing thing the point was doing planted that in my head. But that doesn’t explain how the pro thing got some, maybe they know each other and made a deal. Who knows. I hope this isn’t it and the test market idea is right….or we won’t see it in the US. Which is why I’ve...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I just really hope Wilson isn’t experimenting with licensing , and this only happened because of a distributor executing it. That would suck hard core. But I greatly suspect this….
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Yeah I really like alpha in the doppio. It stays good until close to breaking also, you’ll be impressed. It looks good in it too on a stupid note- I tweaked my left knee a little last night. Pretty pissed about this. Curse of this thread I guess. I’m not even sure what I did, was playing...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Interesting. Mine unstrung was either 2 or 3 points HL, which I think is like 33.9cm. Yours is definitely more HL than mine, I’m guessing the shock shield added 10 or 11 grams vs. your leather adding 7.6. Which is you’ll probably end up at 329 or so where I’m 333 with close to the same...
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    ProKennex Appreciation Thread

    I did a shock shield as I didn't have a leather around and had one SS. I can use leather or SS interchangeably, i'm a weirdo, since I use an overgrip anyway. The SS smashes down and I just don't have a preference on bevel feel (slightly sharper or a little softer), I can find my grips just as...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    oh man, that does sound great. ok, i take it all back, if they release in the US I'll get one immediately. damn you Wilson, naming it a six one is just unfair.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    You should still pick one up, if you can. It’s really an interesting compare. Unless you already have 3 BL’s. The Clash 98, i can’t explain. Lol..... ‘holic stupid. And who am i kidding? That same impulse would buy a Euro if Wilson gets their s*** together.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    If you had a home machine, I would just say cut it out right now and restring with something you like. Xcel just will waste your time in that frame, you won't get to feel the subtle difference between the Dope and the Banana Lite. Sucks though to have to pay someone to string it for you...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I didn't even check it, but since it was 299 unstrung, maybe 318? 317? So with OG that would be right. I ripped the grip off as I didn't want to waste an overgrip at only a few points HL, I knew I had to mod it.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    How could I have forgotten? Ha, i need a Will Ferrell weekend, I’ll plan it for fist tropical storm / rain all day event we get this summer. I’ll make that tropical storm my B.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I did TS mains with Cream crosses, 53/51. I am liking that in the Doppio so wanted a simple compare. The BL is slightly less whippy, but only a little, so you only notice it for a few balls. That could also be ‘fixed’ if you wanted, by placing more weight lower on the handle, but I like...
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    ProKennex Appreciation Thread

    @PP is right. The Q+5 Pro is fantastic and the new Q+5 with a grip change is very close to the previous pro. With the grip change, static weight is very similar, with the new 5 being slightly more SW , more plush, a bit more pop. They are both stellar frames, I’m not sure which I prefer...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Hahaha!! I’m borrowing that quote a lot. ‘15% of the time....’ brilliant
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    It was more stupid than you realize. I hit with a buddies after a fun match, i was really grooving, he hit my Doppio and me his 98, later at dinner and 4 glasses of wine and I ‘save 25%’ by ordering one in blue. Sigh....
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I don’t even like chrome on motorcycles....
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    A couple of days with the Banana Lite.... This racket has a little more juice than the Doppio and is a bit smoother, as we’ve all suspected. It hits a slightly bigger ball and it plays almost as fast. It really shines when hitting with a more aggressive hitter, it has just that little bit...
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    Last ditch effort for a comfortable racquet

    Having played with all of these rackets, the Clash 100 is by far the easiest on your arm. I prefer the pro kennex for control and feel, but play the clash 100 for 3-6 months and you’ll be fine. Add a bit of lead at 12. and yeah, get a flex bar. Edit- reading further down, you have one...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Yeah, exactly. That string bed is just magic. And the layout of it i something special also, lots of space on the bottom so fairly tight for a 16x20 (I guess, not much to go on), but still really spinny and flickable..... i guess there isn’t much risk :-). Ha.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I could always hate it tomorrow, lol. One bad Sunday.... but that is probably low risk. It’s too Doppio-like , I think. Since they don’t ship on Sunday anyway, maybe hold off one more day and I’ll confirm my feelings after tomorrow’s hit.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Unstrung weight was 299 grams. I didn’t measure SW but its not much over my Doppio’s, just cant be. I added probs 10 grams with the shock shield (didn’t have any leather around) and 5 with a Wilson Pro overgrip. It weighs in strung at 333. Need more time with some varied hitters before I...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Banana Lite first hit today. With my mods, it’s basically a Doppio that is just a tad smoother. First 10 minutes it didn’t feel great, but then the grommets settled in and it became a Doppio from some Guatemalan with a little Ethiopian on top for the fruit. Or maybe the beans inside became...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Right on.... Alpha is great in some rackets. I really like it in the Doppio. I probably like TS mains with Cream X’s a little better, but I haven’t used Alpha in it as often. From what you guys are saying about the UR-Row, i would guess Alpha would be great in it.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Brilliant. Lol
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    It feels every bit as whippy as the Doppio. Just hitting around off the garage floor (a really accurate testing methodology).... man, I think I’m going to love it.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Just strung up the banana lite. Unstrung it was 299 grams and about 7HL. Strung was about 318 and 2.5HL. After putting on Sampras dampener, shock shield, and over grip its at 333 and 6, maybe 6 1/4 HL. My Dopes are around about 331 or 2 and 7HL. The Banana lite feels very whippy, don’t...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I would have certainly bought one of the Euro’s if it was more accessible, that six one heritage would have sucked me in. But I’m also so happy with the Doppio that temptation for other rackets has the edge worn off right now... which made me slow enough that its out of stock. I’m really...
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    Pro Kennex 7G

    Yeah but it’s 27.31... that might mess you up. (Just ignore me)
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Banana lite comes tomorrow... quite slow this week per normal TW orders on frames. Who knows, but I’ll string it up, hit it a little on Saturday and then decide between it and the Doppio for a match on Sunday morning. It may need some tweaks to get it right and that might hold me back from...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Yeah, but you only believe in science!!!!!
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