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  1. DonPepe

    Head Gravity Hybrid

    So if you know this pre packaged hybrid the shaped and round strings are set for mains and cross respectively…. My stringer gave me racket back with the triangular shaped cross and an 18 g round main ! I said no big deal and hit for an hour yesterday , my opponent said I had more spin than...
  2. DonPepe

    When to retire if you’re cramping

    Cramps went away during how many remaining games ? I find it impossible to play much less walk when muscles tighten and restrict movement. What are the rules about cramps and timeouts , in the pros you can’t get treatment since it’s a conditioning issue not an injury.
  3. DonPepe

    When to retire if you’re cramping

    So when you feel a cramp coming or when it seizes your muscles in a match what do you do ? Some players play through it but I think it depends on the situation … what’s your experience ?
  4. DonPepe

    How to prepare for big matches

    Depends on opponent , and your skill level I guess but I’ve talked to players that hydrate big time for 3-5 days before a match especially in summer
  5. DonPepe

    How to prepare for big matches

    For you singles players out there playing league and tournaments … what’s your ritual before the match ? Training aside tell us about what you eat the day/night, week before , sleep patterns hydrating , preparing your bags and equipment, etc ..
  6. DonPepe

    Dealing with a net rusher

    I play 4.5 , for the past 4 months... players make few errors and I run a lot more. I've been winning but been playing baseline and defense.
  7. DonPepe

    Dealing with a net rusher

    Playing singles what do I do to beat an opponent that keeps coming to the net ... keep trying to pass him and lobs ?
  8. DonPepe

    I’m a baseliner , how do I get to the net?

    Haha. Don’t believe in changing lanes I guess. Monfils hasnt done it his whole career , not for everyone …
  9. DonPepe

    I’m a baseliner , how do I get to the net?

    How do you get to the net ? Serve and volley?
  10. DonPepe

    How do you practice?

    Do u have a Slinger ball machine ? I wonder if it’s any good .
  11. DonPepe

    What's up with Felix?

    Looked into it… he lost six 250 and two 500 finals
  12. DonPepe

    What's up with Felix?

    5… Tsitsipas x 2 in 2019 , Fed, Schwartzman, Zverev this year
  13. DonPepe

    What's up with Felix?

    I think he can beat any player outside the top 3 … but in the finals he can lose to anyone in the top 100.
  14. DonPepe

    What's up with Felix?

    Gael is arguably the flashiest player who ever lived... Kyrios , Sock, Dustin Brown are similar... no way Felix would play like that... he's more by-the-book. Too early to tell Felix's future but Gael has 10 titles ... he turned pro in 2004 and had a title at least within his 1st year...
  15. DonPepe

    What's up with Felix?

    I saw him lose to Isner in Miami and he was beating him then committed like 10 straight double faults when it was time to close him out. Someone commented to go down and play 250s ...I believe he has already (but not sure how many .. he did lose to Cilic in Stuttgart -250 last month in the...
  16. DonPepe

    How do you practice?

    I wonder what do you guys who compete in leagues and play tournaments do to prepare , practice? How long are your sessions?
  17. DonPepe

    What's up with Felix?

    So I saw a post about how Sinner will improve.... I just thought about the talented FAA. He is the only player in the top 40 I believe w/o a title! What do you guys think is his problem?
  18. DonPepe

    2020 Bab Pure Aero VS

    orange lynx? ... I ask bc sometimes color matters adding extra chemicals
  19. DonPepe

    Manual Crank Gamma X-ST vs. Proshop Electronic Stringer

    Thanks. So I just need to pre stretch, pull slowly on the crank.... or I could also string natural gut on my lock out at 55 lbs to achieve about the same 50 lbs tension from the electronic pull.
  20. DonPepe

    Manual Crank Gamma X-ST vs. Proshop Electronic Stringer

    So I was told stringing rackets at home using a lock out vs. electronic string machine at local pro shop are different with respect to tension, especially when stringing natural gut. So 50 lbs on my Gamma X-ST lock out is like 45 lbs on a Wilson electronic stringer.... What say you?
  21. DonPepe

    2020 Bab Pure Aero VS

    mains only .. no fullbed? What's your cross?
  22. DonPepe

    2020 Bab Pure Aero VS

    thanks I'll try that next time... 16 or 17 gauge? I just strung up Confidential 17g @ 48, and my RPM Blast 15L @45 I could dig that... I just got mine strung by a pro , using RPM Blast 15L @ 45 and just hit this morning .... after 30 min , it was awesome. I also had Confidential 17g @48...
  23. DonPepe

    2020 Bab Pure Aero VS

    42 lbs huh? I heard the racket works optimal at 45 , are you an advanced, topspin baseline player with big serve with that low tension ? Just curious , never tried that low tension yet. But I do remember trying Silver 7 , kinda low powered so makes sense to lower the tension.
  24. DonPepe

    2020 Bab Pure Aero VS

    I was just about to string it with pack of Confidential 17g full bed @ 48 ... what did you like or not like with it?
  25. DonPepe

    2020 Bab Pure Aero VS

    Just spent 3 mo with this racket - I wonder what strings you guys like best with it and what tension ..?
  26. DonPepe

    Stringing up Bab Pure Aero VS

    What’s your go to string of choice on the new VS ?
  27. DonPepe

    There will be no catharsis once Nole breaks Fed and Nadal’s slam count

    I think all 3 will be remembered... this era is amazing to have the Big 3. The numbers and records are facts... fans favorites are opinions. It's not fair to get personal about Djokovic when you don't even know him, or Federer , or Nadal.... you just have biased opinions about their...
  28. DonPepe

    Botched string job

    For ppl that say it doesn't matter / no problem .... you are right! I played heavy topspin baseline to baseline with my buddy , cross court, volley put aways, it was fine.. will continue to hit with it until the weekend and try stringing again!
  29. DonPepe

    Botched string job

    Actually it was 3 in a row x 3 ... actually 3 differrent rows repeated mistake. Yeah I thought I could hit the ball with one face of the racket for now. I'll use it for a week of just hitting see how it goes and learn from this. Thanks
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