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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I used to give them to neighbors who have dogs. But then i read something that the felt isnt great for dogs so I stopped handing them out.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Theres a community garage sale this morning. My wife has her stuff setup in our driveway and apparently my used tennis balls are selling for 50 cents per can. Shes already sold 12 cans to various people. Not sure who wants old tennis balls but guess ill be saving mine from now on.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    :-D
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I must be the only one who doesnt mind the orange. i just wish theyd paired it with something other than grey. Spent my $150 gift card from TE I received for my birthday on . . . I dont think i really need to say it.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I stopped by TW earlier and demo'd the Rad MP on the court there. I only got to do some ground strokes and who knows what the specs on it were but it felt great on my FH. It didn't take any adjustment at all really. It felt like the VC95 but with better feel. My BH wasn't getting the clearance I...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Damn, I hate you. :mad: Why did you have to go and say that? Grrrrr . . . I think it took me a bit of time to really appreciate the VC95 but the more I play with it the more I'm gelling with it. If the Rad MP solves the grip shape issue and adds feel, well . . . . this is like offering drugs to...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Played doubles last night. I had forgotten what it feels like to play in normal weather where youre not drenched in sweat because of the humidity. Played 2 hours and I didnt feel tired at all. Played with both the VC95 and Doppio again last night. Im preferring the VC95 overall but the Doppio...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I may have missed it but how did you meet or connect with Miss Former Pro? If she was just feeling you out that means she hadn't seen you play before . . .
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I must really love the game then. :-D
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    This doesn't sound like the talk of someone who will be selling this frame as planned.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Yes, because I've looked in to it before and couldn't get answers. At least this time the tournament coordinator responded. I still never heard back from that league I inquired about several times last year. I used to run paintball tournaments so know how much work it is. I've had to deal with...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    The event coordinator just responded. He said they use short sets to 4 since it's a 1 day event. That's bad for me as someone who is a slow starter and am a grinder. I prefer longer matches in general. If this is my 1st event, would you suggest signing up for 3.5 or 4.0?
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Not overthinking it at all. Just posting my feedback as many have done before me. Both racquets have pros and cons. I have no doubt that it will sort itself out in the long run. I like both for various reasons. I'm actually Marie Kondo'ing through a bunch of my frames in order to simplify things...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I could have just said Backhand but figured in case someone reads it later and is a OHBH player, it may help them out. For me, my OHBH is a weapon at times. If I'm late, it's going to be defensive - most likely a slice. If I have time I can rip that BH and put some sick angles on it. I have a...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    The Doppio is the better serving stick for me which is a big advantage in the Doppios favor. I havent experimented with various strings in the Doppio yet either. I went straight to Element based on @JGads Recommendation. If I were to keep score per outing starting yesterday then the VC95 is in...
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    Im thoroughly confused between the VC95 and the Doppio. I played 3 sets of doubles tonight and switched between the 2 racquets. Serves - Doppio. My flat and serves just have more pop and are better overall with the Doppio FH - Even. I feel like I hit a slightly heavier ball with the Doppio but...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I'm still on the fence about it so not in a rush. As long as it's an L4 and the specs are relatively normal on it . . .
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Spoken like a true 'holic!! So the consensus is skip the Pro and go with the MP? That goes against what I'd normally do but I've found that in the long run I come around to realizing that @Power Player and crew are right. I'm always only about 6 months behind.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I do have $150 gift card from TE that my cousin gave me for my birthday. But I'm going to hold off for now until I figure out the VC95/Doppio thing. It's still hard to imagine the Radical MP having that high level of control.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I am so thoroughly confused now between my 3 frames. - The VC95 is the easiest to use in terms of effort it takes to swing, etc. - The UT is what I reach for in close sets or if I start losing so I obviously still play my best tennis with this one. However it is the most demanding to play with...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I just received the following PM: I'll pay you $1,000 for both Regnas if you sell to me instead Im not sure if this person is serious or not but it doesnt matter either way. Its bad juju to go back on a deal because someone else offered you more money.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    They are, compared to my usual frames. I expected the worst when I bought it. Luckily They really do get magnified a lot in the pics and arent as noticeable in person. Not sure how bad a stringer you have to be to make those marks. If not for those, the frame would be a 9/10. Luckily its purely...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    This one has some cosmetic flaws that look much worse in pics so I'm sure that's a big factor. I know the v5 was very highly thought of in these parts so holding on to 1 Blade isn't the worst thing.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    That was quick. Both IG Prestige MP frames and 1 Regna sold in about a day. 1 more Regna to go. I can't sell this v5 Blade no matter how long it sits and how low the price goes. I'm thinking of just keeping it as selling it at this price isn't really worth it. I may end up listing both v7...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I actually like the bright colors on the Head Radical so . . .
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    2019 Yonex Regna (Japanese exclusive)

    I just listed my pair in the sales forum. Awesome frame but just a little too demanding for me to play with on days when im off.
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    The 1st time I tried the Doppio it felt very sluggish. I do think it had to do with the specs and I must have gotten a 'porky' one. PK frames aren't the easiest to find and it's tough taking another chance on a brand where you know it's going to be difficult to sell if you don't end up liking...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    If you like extended frames there’s also the Top Banana that has been getting rave reviews in here. I prefer 27” so i stayed away from it. I cant remember exactly which one is the Top Banana now unfortunately. Calling @JGads
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    It cant compare to the UT in feel obviously. With the UT i feel like I can place the ball anywhere. it has the best control of any racquet Ive played with. I dont think the Doppio or any racquet can compete with the UT in those 2 categories - feel and control. But the UT does require more...
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    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I used the Doppio and only the Doppio tonight in some doubles matches. Im a believer! Both my flat and slice serves were better than usual. With my FH, I was able to shape the shot or hit flat. Something about the weight/balance and how it comes through just works better for me than the VC95...
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