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    Elbow Pain vs. Shoulder Pain - Help!

    For a couple years now I've been attempting to find what is apparently the unicorn racquet for me: one that doesn't hurt my shoulder or my elbow with strings that allow me to have the performance I want, in a racquet that has the feel that I want. I've demo'd a bunch of different racquets and...
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    Does more pocketing always=more comfort?

    In my on-going quest to find a string/racquet combination that will "bridge the gap" between comfort and performance, I've recently made an interesting observation. Last Summer I made the purchase of 2 Prince 03 Speedport Black racquets because I had demo'd one a friend had, with Prince Tour XP...
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    Ball Pocketing - More Racquet, String or Tension?

    What is the best "formula", if you will, for ball pocketing? Is it more Racquet, String, or Tension, or is it truly a combination of those? I recently played with a full bed of Prince Tour XP 17 poly in a Prince 03 Speedport Black racquet at 37x33 tension. Ball pocketing feel was *amazing*...
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    Gut vs. Poly: Ball Pocketing?

    I've been on a long experimenting road trying to find a string/racquet combo that provides easy spin, good control, good durability, and good comfort for my sensitive elbow. This has proven to be harder than I imagined. I currently am playing with a Prince 03 Speedport Black racquet because I...
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    Difference in feel between 15L and 16 gauge Gut?

    I've been experimenting with Babolat Tonic Longevity strings in several set-ups since last Fall and have never felt it was particularly all that amazing as Gut has a reputation for being. I will say that I have never tried it in a full bed, always in a hybrid of some sort, always with the Gut in...
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    Waxing Isospeed Control Classic strings

    A while ago I had read some comments on TT about how ISO Classic multi strings were kind of unique and particularly that they were soft/comfy, so I wanted to try some. Also read about needing to wax the mains. So I got some ISO Control (16) Classic and just strung it up in a full bed in my...
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    Ultimate Comfort Racquet - help me narrow it down

    I got back into tennis last Summer after many years away from the game. Have demo'd about 15 racquets from TW. I bought a Prince Classic Graphite 100, a Prince Graphite II mid, an RF97A and a Volkl VS8 315, in that order. Still have all but the RF97A. Loved the way the RF97A felt when hitting...
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    Re-Stringing the poly crosses in a Gut/Poly hybrid?

    I'm still kind of new to the hybrid game and have a question about re-stringing just the poly crosses in a Gut/Poly hybrid. My back-up racquet is a Prince Graphite II (14x18, oldie but goodie) that I had strung up with Tonic 15L Longevity mains @ 60 x Solinco Outlast 17 crosses @ 40 back in the...
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    Looking for a shoe with a LOT of cushion in the heel....

    I'm a 4.5-5.0 level player that was away from the game for a long time and started playing again regularly this Summer. I picked up some Nike Court Lite shoes at my local Dick's because they were affordable, and I am experiencing some significant pain in my heel the morning after I play with...
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    Full Poly in a Prince Classic Graphite MP - Yea or Nay?

    I played competitive USTA tennis in my youth and recently got back into the game after many years away. In my youth I played with a Prince original Graphite and then a Graphite II. When I started playing again a few months ago I bought a lightly used Prince Classic Graphite 100 MP. It was strung...
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    Racquet Search - Power vs. Control?

    Hey all, my first post here on TT, though I've been lurking and reading for about 6 weeks now. A little background on me - I played USTA competitive tennis in my youth in Texas from the mid 80's into the early 90's. A few years later I got married, started a family, long story short, didn't...
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