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  1. sansaephanh

    Weight conundrum. Heavy+ headlight or light+headheavy?

    So I've been playing with the YTIG Prestige mids since they came out as my GOAT stick. They weren't as heavy as the pro staff line, nor were they stiff or too muted. I stuck some cheap BHBR17 on there and I was in heaven. Yesterday, my buddy brought a 2015 prince textreme 100p and I was...
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    Overall balance and focus training.

    I haven't been on these forums in years it feels like!! So I have always had problems with both balance and focus. I do some really simple but difficult balance training from youtube, but I've been thinking about taking up soccer juggling. What do you guys think about that? I can't even get past...
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    Quick lead Q: YTIGPrestige Mid

    Let's say my racket is pretty close to TW numbers. I would like to get the SW between 330-340 without changing the balance. The balance is my favorite part of the racket. The most I would add 1/2 an ounce or 14g. Can I reach my goal while making sure I keep the balance? OR even better...
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    Looking for suggestions on a poly.

    Now I've been looking around for a poly that I love as much as black magic. BHB7 was too mushy for me to enjoy on most shots but my serve. Baseline control was great for the wallet and played well until I hit a stride and the strings got... stale? I don't know it was a weird sensation...
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    Tennis Only: What did you get for xmas?

    Black Ace Mid 93 :twisted:
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    Premium vs cheap synthetics guts.

    As I've been trending back to mids and older school feeling rackets, I've found that the feel of synthetic gut in these sticks outshine most anything in terms of feel and decent playability. I have a Black Ace 93 mid coming in as well as an overwhelming urge to purchase YT IG Prestige Mid. I...
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    A few random questions!

    Can someone explain the S hook technique? Sounds like a masterful idea to cure my lack of prince boomerangs. I can't seem to find the youtube vid. How the heck do you guys get the strings so straight? Multis, monos, synthetic guts all look wobbly and unprofessional when i'm finished. Even...
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    Investing in a better machine

    I currently have a borrowed gamma x-2. I feel that it's slow, clunky, and unstable. I've read threads on everything between entry level drop weights to super 1500$ electronic machines. After doing so, I've come to a very simple conclusion. I'm looking for a nice, preferably used stringer for...
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    Thinking about the Black Ace 93

    Just another thread asking about experiences with this racket. All i've heard of it so far is what ross K has been telling me about it. Yes I made one of these threads :twisted:
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    What to do with my broken heart?

    I can't seem to find any peace of mind. It hurts to see her constantly with someone else. flirting and stuff. I know I'm just being a pansy about it, but it doesnt change the fact that it hurts. Alot. I'd hate to say it, but tennis can't even distract me from how cute she is. That smile kills me...
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    The volleycam

    Anyone have any experience with it? I'm more interested in the mount then the camera, but i think i might try to get the camera as well. has anyone experienced making their own fence mount for tennis?
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    Quick Stick ID!

    Someone gave me this stick moments ago and was wondering what it is. It feels like a great stiff players stick from the early ninties maybe. The color scheme and feel fits. Here are some pic links http://s782.photobucket.com/albums/yy102/San510/Classification%20Stick/ 18x20. Says made...
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    I've been using eastern for 5 years...

    And didn't know it rofl. Today, some friends got me to start hitting true western, because i had it wrong for so long that I even made them google it and prove me wrong. Well I tried western for a bit and MAN does it open up angles... now I can see what Power Player was saying that my RDiS...
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    Really Getting Started On Tennis.

    Hi guys! My name is Nick. 22 Year old male born and raised in Oakland Ca. I've been half assing tennis for a while now, apart from when I first started. Tennis isn't the most popular sport in my upbringing, but I got into it from a cartoon (PoT for those anime saavy) and started playing with...
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    I hate striiging.

    First, i measure short. wasted 3$. Then I get to the last 2 crosses and cant get the string out with an awl because the string is thick. The awl pops the multi blocking the hole before i could even get it out to the other side. I almost threw the machine through the window. I'm more mad at...
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    Getting OFF the poly bandwagon.

    I think i'm just gonna go cold turkey. I haven't found better spin or lasting playability yet, but I'm honestly not on the level that i should be using it. I've finally come to terms with my own humanity. Even as I type I have doubts that I will find anything close to bhbr, but I guess I...
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    Non Poly Textured Strings?

    Okay, so I've been looking for an alternative to polys, but can't help but want strings that give me an advantage when it comes to spin. I've been trying to pick up a chip and charge/serve and volley game since I'm getting more fit and really started working on my game. My diablos have great...
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    Gosen Powermaster Line?

    Non-Poly spin strings? Okay, so I've been looking for an alternative to polys, but can't help but want strings that give me an advantage when it comes to spin. I've been trying to pick up a chip and charge/serve and volley game since I'm getting more fit and really started working on my game...
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    Poly tensions in different head sizes.

    I was wondering what are the norms of stringing consensus when it comes to stringing different head sizes and patterns. For example; I have a open 16x20 93 inch racket and a dense 18x20 95 inch racket. Are there a few general rules I can use to apply to stringing polys make sure I have a...
  20. sansaephanh

    Products pages.

    The exo3 rebel grommets all lack pictures and descriptions. Which ones are for the 2012 ones and which ones are for the 2009 ones. I'd like to know since I'm interested in both. Please label them clearly for us layman. Thanks TW. Oh, will you ever carry reels of forten 17 in natural?
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    Some Noob's (3.5-4.0) String Review Thread.

    In light of my recent endeavors to try and find my holy grail budget string setup, I've decided to post a few random reviews while using this thread as a log and place holder for all my future reviews. Be nice to me as I don't know wth i'm doing :). First things first! My game style and I...
  22. sansaephanh

    You're top 98s?

    I've been looking for a racket a tad more powerful and forgiving then my Prince Rebel 95s. As much as I enjoy the classic player feel, My game I play isn't satisfactory to where I want to be. Granted I do need to get back into tennis shape, but I'd like to know what the legendary 98's and highly...
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    Did I jump on the wrong bandwagons?

    So there are two very diverse groups with a ton of subcategories I don't really care to get into for now, but here are my two match ups. These matchups particularly molded my tennis in very important ways. "Classic Players frames vs Babolats(or tweeners)" I know this sounds stupid for now but...
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    Anyone Tell Me Anything About This Bag?

    I;ve been needing a bag for a while and always loathed those big showy six pack bags. This one seems really modest and simple while still attaining the quality of today's bags. Probably without all the thermo pockets of course. But what would I need it for? I'm just a chubby little 3.0 from...
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    Technique or results?

    Long story short: I work all the time. Near zero Tennis. 3.0 self rated. No kicks or spin with me using a close to proper form, but when I went back to serving ugly (short toss and throwing my arm up there) I was hitting my angles pulling my opponent off court or kicking to the backhand well and...
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    Just asking for some friendly feedback!

    I have a few tennis apparel graphic ideas that I'm working on at the moment and I was wondering what you guys at TW thought of what I have so far. Sorry I don't have pictures yet, but all I have are hand drawn sketches and I'm no artist lol. Good Day/Bad Day Graphic: A silhouette of a fist...
  27. sansaephanh

    Input on possible racket change

    So i'm a 3.5 with 4.0 groundstrokes on good days and I currently wield 2 2009 model Rebel 95s. I try to hit variable spin serves to get my opponents off guard, but mostly to maintain a type of consistency. I have a kick serve that doesn't kick more half the time, a slice serve with minimal...
  28. sansaephanh

    Non-String breaker questions

    So i'm a 3.5 with 4.0 groundstrokes on good days and I currently wield 2 2009 model Rebel 95s. I try to hit variable spin serves to get my opponents off guard, but mostly to maintain a type of consistency. I have a kick serve that doesn't kick more half the time, a slice serve with minimal...
  29. sansaephanh

    Grips vs Over Grips?

    So I recently demoed a blacked out Wilson racket from 2012 and really fell for the Wilson Pro Hybrid replacement grip on that racket. For most of my tennis career I thought that people who weren't satisfied with their grips used overgrips, but recently I've been thinking that all I really have...
  30. sansaephanh

    What rackets should I demo?

    Facts about me: 3.0-3.5 player. 4.0 when I'm feeling healthy and quick haha. Looking to improve transition/volley game (mostly footwork and timing). I prefer between 5-7 I love 18x20's and the Pro Staff line. Looking for a mix of the two. I love lightweight head balances with good plow...
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