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  1. emcee

    VCore 98 vs VCore Pro 97 vs DR 98 vs ...

    I was playing with the Yonex DR 98 for a long time and really liked the racquet. But then I got a VCore Pro 97 (330) and like almost everything better about the racquet except that it has significantly less power than the DR 98. I hit serves better with it and love the feel. The problem is that...
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    Adding a one handed backhand

    I've always used a two-handed backhand and it's always been my weaker shot. I hit a one-handed topspin backhand sometimes and I can hit some nice shots off relatively low balls only. My Sony Smart Sensor backs this up too...I tried using it today and hit personal records in backhand spin and...
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    Feedback on serves

    Here is some video of my serve using the Sony Smart Sensor. Any feedback on how to improve it? First of all, my serve looked a lot prettier in my mind. I guess I should be holding my arm straight up like the standard trophy position, not whatever this is. My momentum seems to carry me...
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    Groundstrokes (using Sony Smart Sensor)

    Wonder what your guys' thoughts are on my groundstrokes and what I can do to improve: I was trying to hit these forehands hard so there are quite a few mishits. Seems like I'd get more power just by getting more clean contact as there are some shots that are off center and have much higher...
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    Should I add a loop to my groundstrokes?

    Apologies for the very old video but this is what my groundstrokes look like: I've posted this before (a looong time ago), didn't play for a while, and am now around where I feel like I was before. My swings are quite short. I've seen a lot on the forums here that a straight back takeback...
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    FT/FS: Prince Classic Graphite 100 3/8 for Yonex DR 98

    Racquet: Prince Classic Graphite 100 Grip Size: 4 3/8 Quantity: one (1) Head Size: 100 Condition (x out of 10): 9/10 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): 3 hours *General Description (including any cosmetic blemishes): Somehow there's a few scuffs on the bumper...
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    Tennis in NYC

    Hey I'm going to be moving to NYC in a few weeks...wondering what the tennis scene is like there. Any tips on any good leagues or anything like that?
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    TW Review Rating Inflation?

    It seems like every new racquet reviewed on TW is rated an 80 or above. The Head FXP Radical Tour, Head Extreme (Pro), and now APD+Cortex. And the third racquet is just the APD with Cortex added in, and now its rating go up across the board? I could easily name those three racquets with 80+...
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    Video format question...

    I should know this considering I work at the computer lab in my school, but I don't. So I used my digi camcorder to record me and my brothers playing tennis, but I only have Windows Movie Maker (free software with Windows), and in typical Microsoft fashion, only lets me save in their WMV format...
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    Snoop & Super Smash Bros...

    Had to share this....funny as hell.... http://snoopkirby2.ytmnd.com/
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    my forehand video

    This is me returning some ball machine shots. They're mostly forehands. Wondering what you guys think and what level (approx.) my FH would be. Also do you think I should work on more of a loop or is it possible to be a high level player with the small backswing I have...
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    How does putting lead on a tweener make it a player's racquet?

    I've seen this in a lot of TW reviews/descriptions like...."The Pure Storm is a tweener/player's racquet but with some lead it could be a good player's racquet" and stuff like that. People seem to agree that putting lead on powerful player's racquets or control-oriented tweeners like the Pure...
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    Why are you guys hawking the Roddick ankle brace so aggressively?

    It's actually quite funny. Who goes into tenniswarehouse wondering "Where can I find the ankle brace worn by Andy Roddick?" Why has it been a question of the day for a week? Who cares?!?!
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    Any cons to adding lead tape?

    So I just hit with my ole PS 6.0 95 and man do I like that heft. I'm thinking about adding some weight to my Flexpoint Radical Tour. Are there any cons to adding lead tape to a racquet besides the lack of maneuverability that might result? I mean, it gives you more power, but controllable...
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    NJ v. Florida tennis

    Ok, so are Florida public high schools COMPLETELY better than NJ public high schools? I played varsity in NJ senior year and had a pretty good (16-7, I think?...my sole athletic accomplishment) record on an slightly-above-average team. My family might be moving to Gainesville, FL and I saw...
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    Nike Air Resolve Plus

    I just got these shoes from TW and they are pretty horrendous in terms of comfort. Feels incredibly stiff! Does anyone else have this shoe? Please tell me it feels better after some break-in period!
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    Do all of you have a flat serve?

    Okay, so when I started tennis, I served pretty much flat with not much spin. It was never consistent. Then I learned the topspin serve and hit my first and second serves with topspin. I use an Eastern backhand grip. My question is...if I want to have a 1st serve that is a weapon and has good...
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    Cheap !#!^&%^ Paint!

    So I got my new Head Flexpoint Radical Tour around 2 weeks ago and I noticed today that paint is already chipping off in some places and there are silver streaks of where paint used to be in others! Actually I can't tell if the silver is above or below where paint used to be, so is it ok to use...
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    Are ALL polyester strings considered "low power"?

    Everyone once in a while when I recommend Luxilon ALU-Power 16L to someone here, someone will say that it's a low power string because it's polyester. Now I know generally polyester is considered a low power string (I found that to be true with Gosen Polyon), but aren't the newer polys...
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    Brad Gilbert: Annoying or Not?

    Is he annoying as an announcer? I think he's terrible. He never stops talking and said these incredibly stupid things... -Said Marat Safin would make a great linebacker (US Football). Um...excuse me? At 6'5''/195? Maybe he's big enough to be a safety but linebackers are at LEAST 230 lbs. And...
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    Question about ALU-Touch Hybrid

    Ok, so I bought the ALU-Touch Hybrid from TW over a year ago, I think, and is half Supersense 16 and halft ALU-Power 16L. I would think that you would put ALU-Power in the mains since it is so durable (for MOST people anyway) but the ALU-Touch gets a 10 on the Luxilon durability scale on the...
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    What string is this?

    I just got my Flexpoint Radical Tour from the Pro Shop. I had asked it to be strung with Luxilon Ace, which to the best of my knowledge comes in only one color...some kind of green. But the strings on the stick are dark gray and there is nothing printed on the strings at all. Does anyone know...
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    Are your sticks new school or old school?

    Just wondering/taking a poll. How many of you primarily use "new school" racquets (let's say sticks made from 2000 onward), "old school" racquets (pre 1990s), or something in between? I use a PS 6.0 95 but I'm trying to get "with it" because the more I think about it, they had to have come up...
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    Ewwww I just hit with a tweener!

    So I was demoing racquets today: the nCode 6.1 95, the Babolat Aero Drive, and what I thought was the Head Flexpoint Radical Tour. I didn't care for the nCode at all, the Aero Drive was pretty good, but the Head was amazing! I hit such crisp volleys, pounded my forehands, and hit backhand...
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    At what age did you play your best tennis?

    Yeah, I'm 20 years old but I probably played my tennis around 17/18 when I was on the high school tennis team and played every day. So I'm just wondering what other people's thoughts are on this. Oh and are there seniors out there who play with a full western grip and polyester strings? Or...
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    Twist Serve

    Not just because it RULES in Prince of Tennis. I want to learn the twist serve because no one serves this way, and I'm sure I'd get a bunch of service winners just because it's so unfamiliar. Anyone know how to hit one though? Is it really that hard to learn?
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    Roddick looks like a pufferfish.

    Notice how Rod always looks like a pufferfish while hitting a shot. Teach that technique to Maria Sharapova so she can quiet down a bit.
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    Implosions

    I'm thinking about buying the Nike Air Court Implosion Mids because the feedback is generally good, it's not too expensive, and looks darn cool. But I've noticed everyone complains about the durability. If I use Shoe Goo and stuff, will they last me a while? And how's the fit? I'm a 10 in...
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    PS 6.0 Users or Those Who Have Already Moved On

    I'm tired of my PS 6.0 95. It's got great control and feel but... -It's underpowered unless I stick a lotta lead, then it's... -Too heavy. -When I'm having an off day with this racquet, I just want to quit tennis forever. Have any of you tried the Tour 95, which is only 11 ounces or...
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