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    LTB: Head Radical MP 360+ 2021 4 3/8 in a 7-8/10 shape, as a backup

    I am looking to buy Head Radical MP 360+ 2021 4 3/8 in a 7-8/10 shape. I need a backup frame, which could be in an OK shape, with some scratches. The frame could have no strings or have worn strings; it’s grip could be worn, it’s paint could be chipped but it should be on spec and no structural...
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    FS: 2x Wilson Clash 98 4 3/8 9/10

    Item Description: 2020 Wilson Clash 16x19 Grip Size: 4 3/8 Quantity: 2 Head Size: 98 sq in Condition (x out of 10): 9/10 Specific Time Used: Rotated over a total of 10-15 hours of play. General Description: Frames are in great shape. The head of each frame was and is still protected with a...
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    Head Racquets Quality Control

    I have a 2021 Radical MP and the specs of it are close to the advertised spec (1-2 g off on weight). I am thinking about getting me a second one. What should I expect from Head racquets when it comes to getting a second one?
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    FS: Yonex Ezone 98 Tour L4 8.5/10

    Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): Yonez Ezone 98 Tour Grip Size / Size: 4 1/2 Quantity: 1 Head Size (if a racquet): 98 sq in Condition (x out of 10): 8.5/10 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): <=5 hours *General Description (including any cosmetic...
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    Head 360+ in MP - Speed or Radical

    For those who have hit with both, how would you describe the difference and the ideal playstyle between these two (Head Graphene 360+ Speed MP vs. Head Graphene 360+ Radical MP). I cannot clearly tease out the difference just by looking at the specs. Is Radical more like Blade v7? Is Speed MP...
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    Tennis elbow — causes and solutions — a personal story

    I don’t claim for this to be a definitive guide on the tennis elbow problems and solutions. Contrary, it is a personal testament, based on my (pretty methodical) self-observation, data collection and isolated cause-effect analysis. For impatient (tl;dr; ) — the main culprits were a) pressurless...
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    The question for TW play testers - racquet reviews scores

    This is a question for TW staff/play testers that attend this forum: When TW play testers review and score the racquets, do you attempt to normalize the scores across the play testers and tests? For example: Blade v7 16x19 got 83 by the international play testers. Prince TT 310 got 87 by the...
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    FS: Wilson Blade v7 16x19 4 1/2 - on spec, like new

    Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): Wilson Blade 98 v7 16x19 Grip Size / Size: 4 1/2 Quantity: 1 Head Size (if a racquet): 98 sq in Condition (x out of 10): 9.5/10 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): 15 hours *General Description (including any cosmetic...
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    FS: Prince Textreme Tour 310 4 1/2

    Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): Prince Textreme Tour 310 Grip Size / Size: 4 1/2 Quantity: 1 Head Size (if a racquet): 100 sq in Condition (x out of 10): 8.5/10 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): 10-15 hours *General Description (including any cosmetic...
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    How is Prince brand doing?

    I see lots of new prince frame releases. Synergy, ripstick, ... new Phantoms last year ... Phantoms and Textreme Tours got very positive reviews. Yet, no pro endorsements. I don’t see any juniors playing them either. Does anyone have any idea how is Prince doing? Are their sales keeping...
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    Tips for switching to 2HBH

    I have a very decent, one could say very good one handed backhand but my elbow just cannot take 1HBH any more (I am in my late 40s). I naturally feel like I should be hitting a 2HBH in order to relieve tension on my arm/elbow. I know how to hit 2HBH in ball feeding practice, I actually hit it...
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    A question for expert stringers - a tour of Technifibre string “zoo”

    Technifibre seems to enjoy a special reputation in the strings market, especially with its multifilaments. Yet, I cannot tell why they have so many strings and why would one use Triax vs. Biphase vs. HDMX vs. Multifeel vs. Duramix vs. NRG2 vs. Icecode (poly) vs. ... I only have experience...
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    Wilson Blade v7 16x19 4 1/2 - on spec, in a great shape

    Selling for $160 + S&H, or best offer. The racquet is in great shape, freshly strung with Head Velocity MLT.
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    Kick serve - tips for depth and “drop”

    I have recently developed a kick serve that keeps me out of most of double faulting troubles. However, being new at it, I am still improving at it and suffering “childhood diseases” with it. One such “disease”, in competitive play, is its low depth and slow, loopy arch. I spin it up to get it...
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    Best round polly for “hybriding”

    What is your recommendation for a round polly that has a great tension maintenance to be put in a hybrid, in mains with a Velocity MLT. The objective is for decent spin, tension maintenance and comfort (comfort can be left to multi/syn crosses to do their stuff).
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    Smooth vs. shaped poly for multifilament hybrid

    I am looking for a budget hybrid setup for the springtime, and for experimentation. I usually play Head Velocity MLT in the cold weather and Hyper-G in the summer. I was considering to hybrid these two for comfort and control, butI was not sure if Hyper-G’s edges would saw the MLT very...
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    Does AMF Hhead Graphite Edge have a modern descendant?

    AMF Head Graphite Edge, bought in Europe, was my first graphite racquet. I am walking here down memory lane and trying to re-build my collection. I was wondering if this specific model has any directly traceable descendants in the modern line of Head racquets?
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    Quantifying racquet power

    Racquet power is one of the most referenced measures when talking about a racquet. Is there any measure that actually helps one truly assess power differences, for example, in percents? In my particular case, I am interested in understanding what is a true power difference between Blade v7...
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    A great read - tendinosis vs. tendinitis

    While working to heal my elbow, I found this excellent paper on the differences between tendinosis (micro-tears) and tendinitis (inflammation). Key takeaways: - tendinosis is often confused for tendinitis with tendinosis likely being far more prevalent than previously believed. - tendinosis...
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    Healing tennis elbow - start with total rest or start therapy soon

    I am resting my tennis elbow now over the winter break and I have started with total rest combined with some icing, some heat, some compression and voltaren gel. My question is - should I start first with total rest, and then do some exercises once the lateral epicondyle (where it attaches to...
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    Tennis Ball Machine drills for 3.0+ competitive play

    I have a Spinshot Player which allows all kinds of interesting customizations. I would like to solicit your input on some great drills for improving shot consistency, positioning, and match play.
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    Recommend me a string setup (~3.5 player, w. Wilson Blade v7; values precision, comfort, and maybe 10% extra power)

    I am a fast progressing player, athletic, late 40s, and at an approximate high 3.0, low 3.5 level. I expect to be very solid 3.5 in about six months, even 4.0 in about 18. I value control, precision, and can generate my own power. I like to hit topspin but in moderation. I also like to flatten...
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    Wilson Clash Hot Red color code

    I need to repair quite a few chip offs on the Wilson Clash. Does anyone know the exact or the approximate color code number or the color name of that hot red color on the top of the frame? I called Wilson and they did know the name/code ...
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    Wilson Revolve + Power 16 Hybrid

    I am considering my first budget-friendly, arm-friendly hybrid setup in my Blade that will also deliver power and spin. What do you think about this combo? Any recommendations on the tension?
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    Best practice on hybrid strings tension

    I am considering putting in a hybrid setup with Hyper g 17 in mains, and Wilson Power 16 in the crosses. My interests are in comfort and spin. Do you have any recommendations on tension for both, or at least tension ratio? Should tension on poly or synthetic be higher, etc.? (e.g. poly 20%...
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    Haglund's deformity - tennis shoes

    I developed Haglund's deformity over the summer. I wear Addidas Adizero club sneaker, and the heel is pretty hard and uncomfortable for the condition. Does anyone have a recommendation for a tennis shoe (including running shoe) that is supportive enough, but has a soft and comfortable heel?
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    Tips on focus and consistency

    I found that one of my biggest drawbacks is tennis is that either rush too much or lose focus and lose consistency. Do you have any mental tips for how to stay focused and work to stay on the ball and get it across, over and over? Any helpful and constructive tip is much appreciated.
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    Switched from 100 to 98 sq. in frame and framing the balls

    I switched from Wilson Clash 100 to Wilson Blade 98, and I noticed that in my 2-3 play sessions so far, I have been framing the ball a lot. Much more often than with 100, but also in a more "tense" situations. Is this normal, and will there just be an adjustment phase going from 100 to 98, or...
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    What tourna grip is this?

    I got it on a demo and I like it very much. It is very tacky, color is dark grayish.
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    Babolat Pure Strike 3rd gen 16x19 Arm Comfort

    I have Pure Strike project one 7 in 16x19. I like its precision of that model, but I find it bit hard on the arm, and feeling hollow on the hits. Some online reviews seem to indicate that this has been fixed in the version 3. Does anyone have a first-hand experience to share, especially the...
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