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    Bag Recommendations

    I have one on order also and will report on it when it arrives (eventually)
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    Hydrogen Sports PROTON

    I think we may have a bit of a wait
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    Raising stringing prices labor?

    I generally agree, but as a consumer, my perception (right or wrong) might be that a stringer with a Baiardo might be more more experienced/skilled than one with a Klippermate /Floating clamps and I might be more willing to pay more. Hence what the market may bear might be affected by equipment.
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    Hydrogen Sports PROTON

    My order number is in the mid 500s, so it looks like I’ll have a bit of a wait.
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    Bad experience with RacketAid... anyone use them?

    It seems like he spends more time shooting videos than managing the shop
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    Label Maker

    I use the 1/2” and print 3 lines of text, (Date, String, Tension/Gauge)
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    Label Maker

    I use one of these https://www.amazon.com/LABELWORKS-LW-PX300-Industrial-Label-Maker/dp/B08JQMFZ6F/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2GLQX26AANRUQ&dchild=1&keywords=epson+label+maker&qid=1627496177&sprefix=Epson+lab%2Caps%2C261&sr=8-3
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    Tronex 5223 flush cutter

    I got a pair of the Tronex cutters. Are they an overkill? -Yes Do you need them? -No But they are sure nice and I don’t regret buying them. As it is, I probably couldn’t justify my Ghost 2 either, but it’s enjoyable to use.
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    Do you restring racquets you demo?

    It’s not OK for TW demo racquets From https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/can-i-restring-a-demo-racquet.676107/ “We ask that you do not restring demo racquets for a variety of reasons including we like to keep our demos consistent with what string they have as well as liability...
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    Do you restring racquets you demo?

    I would probably only do it if I had permission from the retailer.
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    Weaving Crosses... What's your preference?

    For some racquets with tight spaces for cross tie offs, one way or the other determines whether the string you’re tying off to is above or below the crowding string. It makes it easier if its above as you can start the knot on the other side of the crowding string and just pop it back toward...
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    ParnellKnot Starting Clamp Review

    What’s the difference in function btw the Parnell block and pad? It looks like the block would provide more space between the frame and starting clamp, but when would you use one vs the other?
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    Starting mains for symmetrical string bed tension.

    The rubber bumpers on my ghost with the orientations have fallen off so many times, I‘m not sure what the original orientation was supposed to be.
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    Alpha Ghost 2 Stringing Machine

    Very true on my Ghost also.
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    Alpha Ghost 2 Stringing Machine

    The auto brake does help with O ports. It just means I need to hold the racquet in place for a second until it locks
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    Alpha Ghost 2 Stringing Machine

    For what it’s worth, I have a Ghost 2 and I don’t think the auto brake makes much of a difference in final dynamic tension because of the way it functions. The auto brake doesn’t seem to engage immediately as you initiate the pull, but rather the pull seems to start, the turntable next rotates...
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    Sudden populated seats in Rome with audiences without masks

    It seems like only about half of the ballboys/ballgirls were wearing masks
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    Bonjour from Babolat: Part Trois

    And she’s left handed :)
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    Stringing the Yonex way

    That looks like Brad Gilbert’s shop
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    Racket rotation or play till break and swap?

    I keep 3 in rotation. The freshest strung is for matches. Oldest is for drills and practice When the practice racquet gets restrung, it becomes the match racquet. The old match racquet becomes the match backup i hate breaking strings in matches and this also makes it less likely
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    Is it worth buying a guide/ pathfinder awl?

    When I’ve used it, I was happy to have had one. But its a pretty infrequent occurrence for me. I could certainly get by fine without one. As mentioned above, it can be handy for blocked holes and soft multifilaments and gut
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    Bonjour from Babolat: Part Trois

    I actually prefer the 900021 (solid bumper) for the Pure Drive GT. It lasts a lot longer and protects a bit better
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    Is this a wrong way to start the crosses?

    It’s probably fine. To nitpick, you’re pulling direcly against a finishing knot, albeit through 2 crosses I do something similar except 6). Weave 3 rd cross 7) Pull tension on 2nd cross 8) move left clamp from first cross to second
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    The Parnell Loop - Does anyone do this?

    Probably neither. In Richard’s earlier post he explains the differences btw the Parnell Loop and Yonex loop. He also mentions that the “lock” has no name
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    Anyone tried out the Luxilon Smart String yet?

    Is it generally availabe on the market yet?
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    Essential tennis match Ian vs Kevin Set 1

    Is Kirby still with ET? Haven’t seen her in a while.
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    Babolat Pure Aero 2019 Stringing Instructions

    The only minor difference is that the grommet slots are symmetrical on the 2019, so it doesn’t matter which side you start the crosses.
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    The Parnell Loop - Does anyone do this?

    I gave the Parnell loop and accompanying “lock” a try tonight. It’s a nice extra skill to have in the toolbox. When I executed the “lock”, There was a bit of a small “clunk” as the tie off string locked under the anchor string. It took me a few tries to get it to work the first time
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    Babolat Pure Aero 2019

    That was a pleasant surprise when I strung mine up today
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    How do you tighten your knots ?

    To clarify, I use my hands for gut because I have a bit more feel to avoid overtensioning with bare hands
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