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    Wide feet

    Vapor Cage 4 - wide-ish fit without being overly wide. I wore true to size and it was slightly long but very roomy, went down half a size and its normalish length and a little slimmer. Note: the toe box is roomy, the volume just behind the toes where the laces start is pretty good, the wrap...
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    Suggestions for preventing cramps

    Before mostly, but also yoga with some hamstrings 7x per week
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    Suggestions for preventing cramps

    Closer to the latter. I live in a swamp so in the summer it's routinely 90+ Temps and 80+ Humidity.
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    Suggestions for preventing cramps

    Thanks, I'm not offended. I'm in reasonable shape. I will note that I've suffered from heat exhaustion/stroke a few times in the past. Not sure if that makes me more susceptible for cramps
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    Suggestions for preventing cramps

    Looking for suggestions to prevent hydrate and cramps. Seems like everytime i play my hamstrings tighten up, can't make it through a singles match without tweaking my hamstrings Currently using - bananas + water to nuun tablets, coconut water (3:1 ratio) + pickle juice upon cramping TIA
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    What is a good sunscreen?

    I use coppertone pure and simple mineral sunscreen
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    Topspin One handed backhand forward swing

    Personally I believe you are overthinking it. You're focusing on particular aspects of (certain pro's) techniques rather than the intent behind their swing. In my experience you can go straight from take back to swing (without drop) only on higher balls where you need minimal lift to clear the...
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    Topspin One handed backhand forward swing

    The video isn't close enough for me to confirm what grip you're holding, but here is my take: - first bh - your footwork appears to be very inefficient and it causes you to take the ball late with an open racket face causing your shot to sail. May have just been a result of a late split step...
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    just say no to the bootie

    tongue typically creates hotspots on my foot. bootie is tighter but more secure
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    New Balance Fresh Foam Lav v2 REVIEW

    Thanks for your review. I've been playing in the LAV 1's (4th pair) and Cage 4 (3rd pair). Personally I found the LAV 1 to initially have very good playing characteristics but dropped off sharply after ~2months (the fresh foam bottomed out like the lunarfoam cages). I've been waiting for the LAV...
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    Miscommunication with grips.

    Don't forget the handshake method of determining grips! When you grab your racket and lower your arm to the side if it's parallel with your leg/foot it's in continental grip. Eastern, semi-western and western will encroach further toward perpendicular.
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    Would someone tank a set to keep from getting bumped?

    So as someone with two repaired achilles, bad knees (2), slight shoulder impingement, and chronic lower back issues the 5 - 10 minute warm up period generally isn't enough to allow me to go close to 100%. So yes, its possible for someone who hasn't lost all year to drop the first set and look...
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    ProKennex Appreciation Thread

    I'm really enjoying the Qtour 300 (2018). Kind of curious to try the 315/325 versions as well as the new Black Ace. Previously used the redondo mid, it had the best racket feel when you hit the sweetspot clean, unfortunately for me it wasn't that often.
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    How often do y'all restring?

    Usually 2-3 weeks playing ~8-14hrs of doubles per week. The poly that i use starts to slowly lose spin after 10-15 hrs, then noticeable loses spin a few hours before snapping. I alternate rackets so 1 is always "freshly" strung and the other somewhere on the road to snapping. If I'm playing a...
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    New Balance Lav V2

    is the forefoot cushioning better? I've found the freshfoam in the lavs tend to give out on my around month 3-4. The forefoot especially seems rather low. I'm considering making the move to zoom cage 4's specifically in the hopes that the forefoot zoom cushioning lasts longer. Also noticed...
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    One handed backhand ideal wrist position

    Seems like wrist flexion/extension would be most influenced by the grip? If you're hitting a more continental grip you probably need to "flex" your wrist more to close the racket face for certain shots. If you're hitting a more extreme grip you'll likely be neutral or "extending" your wrist to...
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    New Balance Fresh Foam Lav - TERRIBLE Durability

    my shoes were lost by UPS enroute to NB, they sent me a coupon code anyway after i followed up on the status via email. Seems their warranty stance has changed alot since the original 996 days.
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    New Balance Fresh Foam Lav - TERRIBLE Durability

    strange. I'm in houston (the bayou city) with very high humidity and this hasn't happened to me through 3 pairs of Lavs. I know new balance used to do 1 warranty per lifetime but I also heard they changed to 1 per shoe purchase. I've sent my first pair in, hoping that foam showing through the...
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    Should you still try to poach if your partner is much stronger than your opponent from the baseline?

    Clarification - when you see the opponent is likely to be hitting a weaker shot.
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    Should you still try to poach if your partner is much stronger than your opponent from the baseline?

    I agree, typically the people who are "not good" at volleying are stationary when their partner is hitting at the baseline. If you're moving around and repositioning to cut angles and "pinch" the middle while your partner is hitting, it's only an extra half step to go from "pinching" to poaching...
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    Is it unsportsmanlike to play to an opponents weakness?

    exploit your opponents weaknesses so that they can improve on them. What if they don't normally get an opportunity to practice compensating for them? you're doing them a favor.
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    Hitting wth old(er) balls?

    I guess if it works for practicing at altitude. One of the guys in my group has spent years on a hitting machine and pretty much practicing with exclusively old and pressureless balls. Guy can't consistently hit new balls deep with pace because he's so used to pounding on dead balls.
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    My 3.5 Tennis Gameplay

    Whats your camera setup? Thanks for sharing your videos. I think you are pretty close to holding your own against some of your 4.0 friends. Looks like with a bit of footwork you could be hitting a bit more aggressive balls against them. Your feet seem pretty nimble but possibly you've had some...
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    Anyone Else Pickup 20 Cans of Penn Championship From Costco For $40?

    Crud seems like i missed the sale. These are great unless they've been sitting on the pallet in store too long.
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    ProKennex Ki Q+ Tour Pro (315) sound

    I agree, the sound and sensation of the particles is not noticeable when you've played it a little bit. I noticed it for the first couple of days switching to the Q+ Tour.
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    Nike Turbo GP Information

    Sounds like unconfirmed sizing information? I want to try this shoe pretty bad. Coming from Cage 3 (10) or Fresh Foam Lav (9.5), with of course a slightly narrow foot.
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    NB Freshfoam Lav ? Anyone have them? Thoughts?

    Sounds awesome. I wore the predecessor to the 996 (851), the 996v1 and v2 but it seemed like the fit got tighter and tighter. I'll have to give them a try. I'm somewhat concerned about forefoot tightness though. I have a fat foot.
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    NB Freshfoam Lav ? Anyone have them? Thoughts?

    Anyone have experience on how fresh foam cushioning holds up over time? Nike Lunar Foam always seemed to die on me after 2-3 months
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    Pro's Pro Eruption

    What overgrips do you use? I tried to find their replacement fro Wilson Pro and couldn't find it. Also someone please post a review. About to finish my reel of blackout and I always wonder what else is out there.
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    Achilles Rupture - Best shoe for recovery

    I wore NB 1296's after my ATR injury. I also wore some K swiss bigshot II's that we're bad. Mainly I noticed my laces tended to get looser as I played and this would cause my heel to slightly come out of my shoe. This motion tended to aggravate my achilles. I would strongly recommend getting a...