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  1. eelhc

    The Data...

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/14/sports/tennis-fines-men-women.html
  2. eelhc

    So Delpo is back to the slice...

    Djokovic deserved to win... I don't think Delpo played badly... In fact, he looked really good but Djoker was just unreal. What concerns me is the Delpo going to the slice so often.
  3. eelhc

    It's risky out there! That's why PSU's Outing Club can no longer go outside

    Wow... just wow! Will recreational tennis survive? http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/04/18/Penn-state-university-ends-Outing-Club-trips/stories/201804180168
  4. eelhc

    The warm weather is finally here...

    The warm weather is finally here... Here in the Northeast, clubs are putting up the outside nets and windscreens. High in the 60s this week and we may break into the 70s next week. So..... what stringing adjustments does everyone make for the warmer weather? Once the daytime highs are...
  5. eelhc

    BMS Volvo open

    Watching BMS against Krunic... BMS seems to be moving well, comes forward. I hope she can get back into form. I was really enjoyingg her S&V game before she went down.
  6. eelhc

    Thumb position.... OHBH but also Western FH and Continental Serve, Volley

    Can't ever to go through a checklist of fundamentals often enough.... Lately I've become hyper aware of what my thumb is doing during my strokes and I am noticing that my grip is breaking down on my OHBH and the thumb is not firmly around the grip on my OHBH... Losing a lot of leverage and the...
  7. eelhc

    Cilic annoyed stringing took ~30 minutes from on court pickup to drop off

    AO finals, Cilic sent out a couple of frames to be re-strung. Looks like they did not go off-site to P1. Still, ~30 min on court pickup to drop off seems pretty darned fast. Of course, he was probably more annoyed he was down a break on the 3rd set when the racquets came back. Perhaps they...
  8. eelhc

    ESPN are you stupid?

    So I get up at a reasonable hour this morning to watch the AO final. As much as I enjoy watching tennis,3AM ain't gonna happen. I make sure I maintain isolation and avoid checking my phone or any other devices which may have the score posted/alerted/notified. Ate my breakfast, got my coffee...
  9. eelhc

    Revisiting the flat shot... Old guys only please...

    The modern game has a lot of emphasis on use of the topspin ball to keep your opponents deep. Does this apply to us old guys as well? How many of you... 45 and older find opponents who hit a flat, skidding ball is harder to deal with than the guy who hits with lots of topspin? It's just...
  10. eelhc

    "White Glove" stringing service

    I only string for family and friends. I keep a good mix of poly, multi, SG in stock and can usually find a good fit for my"clients". if they have a specific string that i don't have, they'll bring it to me. I don't charge for strings/service unless it's natural gut or another expensive multi...
  11. eelhc

    unfulfilled promise of a terrific tennis talent

    Train wreck that couldn't be stopped... http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/bernard-tomic-unfulfilled-promise-ofa-terrific-tennis-talent/news-story/d275b3fc49ca8b7e7f689d097c146936
  12. eelhc

    Shapovalov jumping OHBF

    One of the best I've seen and he seems to go to it quite a bit. Edit... found a video (although he hits it out)... the very beginning. I've seen him several times this week do it with more air.
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    Acapulco Ball boys/girls

    Are they like the slowest on the tour? It's hot down there but man are they casual...
  14. eelhc

    Revisiting Monogut ZX

    I've experimented with Monogut ZX over the last couple of years and while I liked the comfort, spin, tension maintenance... I never liked the feel in a full bed (tinny and hollow)... I always went back to my preferred setup: soft co-poly at low tensions, re-string every ~15Hrs. For the...
  15. eelhc

    Tecnifibre Protect Cross... anyone try them?

    How do they compare to Babolat ElastoCross?
  16. eelhc

    Joma Apparel Sizing...

    Do Joma shirts/shorts/pants/jackets/sweatshirts run... true to size? run large? run small? Thinking of picking up some gear for a team of middle aged guys. Most wear large shirts (42 chest) and shorts (35~36 waist). Also how's the quality? Breathability/weight/etc...
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    Why in the world is it so darned hard for racquet manufacturers...

    Why in the world is it so hard for darned racquet manufacturers to match/meet their own published specs? OK... I get the fact it's just a bunch of guys gluing graphite strips together and as in anything hand made, there is going to be some variability. I would think it would be simple to to...
  18. eelhc

    TW retail site... Password reset not working...

    Is the password reset function down on the retail site? Forgot my PW and requested a reset yesterday but no reply/email. Tried again today and no response...
  19. eelhc

    Grommet cracked and broke loose on a Pure Strike 16x19.

    Anyone seen this before? On the 11th cross. 2 string jobs and maybe. Was playing today and it just started to rattle around. Don't recall a shank.
  20. eelhc

    Wrong specs on TW Monogut ZX Pro page?

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Ashaway_MonoGut_ZX_17_Pro_String/descpageACASH-AMGZX17.html Maybe nitpicking but under product details... Gauge: 16L 1.22mm From Ashaway ZX Pro: 17 (1.22 mm) ZX: 16L (1.27 mm)
  21. eelhc

    Really liking regular duty balls

    I've been playing Extra Duty balls mostly since I play on hard courts (indoors and out). Recently, I've acquired and hit with some regular duty balls (Dunlop Championship) and am quite surprised how much better these feel . The balls seem lighter, bounce higher and really seem to pocket better...
  22. eelhc

    Hybrid Stringing: Natural Gut on the center mains only

    This is a follow up to the What are the latest Econo-Guts? thread in the Strings forum. There was enough interest in this hybrid method so I'm starting this thread in the appropriate forum Many folks like to string Natural Gut mains in a hybrid, crossing with a number of different types of...
  23. eelhc

    What machine did TW stringing 2014~15?

    Got a racquet to re-string that was originally strung by TW at purchase (around X-Mas 2014). Would like to try to match the original tension and need to know what machine (Neos 1000 lockout, CP electronic...) the frame was strung with.
  24. eelhc

    Volkl Super G: G7, V1 Midplus, V1 OS - Stiffness, Vibration Frequence

    Have not seen a discussion on this. As a fan of arm friendly frames, I find the specs on these intriguing. According to TW University, these 3 frames have the lowest vibration frequency of any tested: http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/cgi-bin/vibfrequency.cgi Frame, Vibration Frequency...
  25. eelhc

    Entry, Midrange, High End machines and Consistency...

    Picked up from Wise/Eagnas thread to stay on topic... DD edit: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?p=9304627#post9304627 Reference link provided to original thread. Your arguments are all over the place... and you are making additional points/arguments without addressing a basic...
  26. eelhc

    Small but full featured bag

    Is there a small (3 pack) but a full featured tennis Bag? By full featured I mean... Separate shoe/wet pocket (I only wear Tennis Shoes while playing and prefer slip-ons/sandals to travel to/from matches, practice, etc...) Separate compartment for racquets (don't like the single large...
  27. eelhc

    Arrrggghhhh... too fast :) getting jammed

    I'm pretty happy with how nearly every part of my game is progressing but one important fundamental just eludes me, foot work. I have trouble, finding/creating space between my body and the ball. I'm pretty fast for an old guy and can cover the court well but I have a tendency to overrun the...
  28. eelhc

    The Search for General Tso

    http://www.thesearchforgeneraltso.com/ Gotta catch this one... http://youtu.be/7z0hmBIR8BE
  29. eelhc

    Open Pattern Racquet... Back to Poly? Poly/Syn Gut Hybrid?

    I've been laying off poly for about a year and a half now due to some arm issues. Going with Multi/Poly and Gut/Poly hybrids instead. Did playtest a few soft polys at low tensions and while I've not had issues after a few hitting sessions, I didn't want to take any additional risk and did not...
  30. eelhc

    Epic...

    A word maybe too commonly thrown around these days. But this is EPIC! Buffalo, NY got a 6 footer in the works This one is big but really shows what lake effect snow is all about...
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