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    New string for babolat apc

    Tried multis, polys, monos, and gut in hybrid and straight but I'm now using what I started out with - straight gosen micro 17 strung at 62 lbs. This racket has almost too much power so maybe 16 would be better. Good luck.
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    More Arrogance from the Quitter Djokovic

    We've all made mistakes in our lives. I think that it was a mistake to retire from this match or other matches where it seemed like it was more emotional distress than anything else. However, since he's famous, he's under the microscope at all times. I'll bet most of us have had moments in...
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    Did Novak's mom really told Roger that his time is over?

    The guy quit playing after being outplayed by Fed in Monte Carlo. What was his excuse? A sore throat. Never mind his mom and her comments. Novak has some work to do.
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    Can anyone see the yellow ball on red clay on TV?

    Has anyone tried adjusting the color settings on the tv? I wonder if that'd help.
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    Replacment for Luxilon

    I suggest Signum Pro Poly-Plasma as well. Actually it seems to hold tension much better than Lux, for me at least. That's the best poly I've tried so far.
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    Ivanovic is hot, but her return feet noise is Cheating

    Come on now. I could use an air horn and laser pointer when Tsonga serves and mostly likely he would still have rolled through his competition. That wouldn't make it appropriate. It doesn't even matter if she's not doing it on purpose. Imagine, if you will, having someone that does that in...
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    Ivanovic is hot, but her return feet noise is Cheating

    I think she caught her ball toss and looked at Ana and the umpire at one point in the first set in disbelief after some insanely loud and prolonged squeaking. She appeared to be very annoyed and rattled by it throughout.
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    Wow! Did you see Nalbandian?

    I'll bet you're right about that. He's a lot of fun to watch regardless of the above debate. Huge talent and I hope he does well.
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    Wow! Did you see Nalbandian?

    Well thought out but I disagree with the fitness/fat analysis you did. Nobody here doubts his athletic ability or his skill in tennis. He's exceptional in both regards. The question is more whether the extra weight, which he's clearly carrying, will help him or hinder him. In that sense, I...
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    Wow! Did you see Nalbandian?

    You're right, some day I hope to get the forehand and backhand down. Then, if the stars align, I'll hit a volley before I die. Sweet! Seriously, this thread is about an extremely talented guy who looks like he might be ill prepared for top level play. This is not about mocking some guy who's...
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    Wow! Did you see Nalbandian?

    He's definitely carrying extra weight. That's the first thing I noticed when I turned on the match. No ifs, ands or butts(!) the "big t-shirt" theory has been digested by Nalba. He's positively not as fit as he could be. Frankly I'm surprised that he's not better prepared. He may do well...
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    APD Cortex vs. PD Cortex

    I agree that the K90 can pretty much slice the snot out of the ball and I can place the ball in a tea cup across the net, but I thought the APDC was pretty solid with the slicing too.
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    k90 vs. k95

    I liked the K90 better than the K95 but it's so much heavier than the APDC. They have a much different feel. The K90 is lot more flexible compared to the APDC which gives it great control. I still play with the K90 but, interestingly, I'm transitioning to the APDC. I'm sure that anyone who...
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    APD Cortex vs. PD Cortex

    Thank you all for replying. OK, got a killer deal on the APDC and had to go for it. I can't believe what this thing can do. I almost feel like I'm cheating with it. It's insane. I would like a little more pop on serves but it's not bad stock. Time to experiment with some lead tape to dial...
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    APD Cortex vs. PD Cortex

    I was thinking about the PDR but I wanted to have more flexibility to adjust up in weight as necessary. I tried the PDR yesterday too and, as you might imagine, it felt light compared to what I'm used to. Maybe I'm just enamored with lightness right now but I felt invisible with the APD. No...
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    APD Cortex vs. PD Cortex

    TW says they have different weights but the factory site says they weigh the same - 10.6 oz. Swing weights look about the same. I've read the TW reviews but they don't give a head-to-head. Do they generally play the same? I'd love to demo a PD Cortex locally but the store I frequent only had...
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    What's the most "difficult" sports?

    I swam competitively from age 5 through college. You never drafted during relays or when you got a crappy lane, like 1 or 8, to compensate for the walls? Come on! :???: Different heats? Yes, of course but if you're good enough in your event you'll race against a better heat as you make your...
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    What's the most "difficult" sports?

    You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. Clearly you've never swam or run competively. Your first paragraph is absolutely false. Not debatable but false. Running a 4:10 mile or swimming a 52 second 100 meter butterfly is just a skill? Oh, and read up on the concepts of...
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    What's the most "difficult" sports?

    I'll keep this short. LuckyR, you have got to be kidding. The fact that we measure success in some sports with time and other's with points is self-evident. Let's focus on the word "difficult" in the original post and stop wasting bandwidth. Man, I sound grumpy. Sorry about that.
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    What's the most "difficult" sports?

    Bicycle racing is by far the most demanding sport speaking strictly from a physiological point of view. There are no other athletes that can compete 4 to 6 hours per day for multiple days hovering right at or above their lactate threshold for much of their race. There are a lot of pros trying...
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    The dude hits hard...

    OK, I'll think about backswing too. I have long strokes so this'll be tough for me but I think you've touched on a good point. I mean I split step and bang!! the ball is on me. This is 4.0 tennis so maybe forcing him to hit up will work. Besides the more I run him, the more he'll tire and...
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    The dude hits hard...

    Good points. I'll try keeping it down the middle more to take away some angle and hopefully tire him out a bit. I like the idea of dropping him too so that he has hit up will give me a nice volley. Moz, that's a good point too but if I take the ball any earlier I'd probably be volleying from...
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    The dude hits hard...

    I tried slicing and even kept the shots very low but he was like a borg. He just ripped them from the baseline.
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    The dude hits hard...

    Spot, hitting harder with more angle would probably constitute getting better so I agree with what you said regarding getting better. Maybe I need to learn how to read my opponents better and make adjustments to my game on the fly. I mean I opened the court on him and then roped winners too...
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    The dude hits hard...

    OK, I hit fairly hard and with pretty good angle but a guy I played today hit even harder than me. Usually I can at least get my racket on the ball but today he hit many winners with hard angle shots on both sides and eventually beat me 3 and 4. I play with an Wilson n 90 which means I...
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    running a mile

    Here, here. I agree 100%. He might not be exaggerating but then again...ahem, my BS meter is spiking.
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    running a mile

    I think if you don't do too much too quickly, you should be fine with running. You'll see your time drop quite a bit as you lose weight. It'd be hard for us to predict where you'll level off with your weight and your mile time but both will come down if you're practice. Take it slow. Number...
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    Mountain Biking or Road Cycling vs. Stationary cycling

    Absolutely false. If this was the case, why do pro cyclists, mtn and road, train mostly on a road bike. Again, false. Try riding in the mountains out of the saddle. Works arms, torso and legs pretty very effectively. Most importantly the climbs will usually be longer on the road...
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    Mountain Biking or Road Cycling vs. Stationary cycling

    For short, like very short, casual rides mtn bikes may be more comfortable than road bikes on the road, but for any distance riding that may be associated with a training program road bikes are more comforable. I'm not talking here about the rider who tries a 30 to 50 mile ride twice per year...
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    Mountain Biking or Road Cycling vs. Stationary cycling

    If you have to strap a bike to some part of your car, why not ride a road bike? You can start your ride at your front door. I think that the fear of the road is overblown. Statistically speaking, it's irrational. Don't get me wrong, it can be dangerous but if you're careful, you'll be fine...
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