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    Adding 27 grams to racquet grip. Alternatives to lead tape?

    For foam filled handles.... I prefer using various length wood screws per Bambooman's suggestion. I have found using screws is much easier to experiment with weights, and especially to remove, compared to lead, silicon, or blue tac because of the staples used to attach buttcaps.
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    Swapping Head Pro Tour 2.0 Pallets?

    As esm said... I carefully marked mine then cut them to the desired length with a hacksaw.. Works fine and any rough edge is covered by the buttcap.
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    Gut / poly hybrid - same tension or differential?

    The stinging specs that I've read for the pros using hybrids of gut mains and poly crosses show they mostly run a little lower tensions in the poly crosses. Examples include Djok 2-3 lbs less and Fed 4-5 lbs less in their poly crosses. These guys employ some of the most knowledgeable stringers...
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    Pro Staff 100 v13? Discuss here!

    The new Pro Staff 100 V13 that I received from TW had a bare weight of 307.9 g and balance of 5 pts HL (advertised spec on card is 305 g and 12 pts HL). I strung it with Gamma 16 ga synthetic that I like to use as a reference point with new rackets and the strung weight is 322.4 g and bp is only...
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    Wilson Pro Staff v13 QC

    I just received a 100 in V13 from TW with a bare weight of 307.9 g and balance of 5 pts HL (advertised spec on card is 305 g and 12 pts HL). After stringing with 16 ga synthetic I like to use for racquet comparisons the strung weight is 322.4 g and bp is only 2 pts HL. Added 5 gm weight under...
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    Clemson Tiger tennis

    My wife and I look forward to attending our first match of the season. GO TIGERS!!
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    Clemson Tiger tennis

    It was my understanding that fans won't be allowed to attend Clemson matches this year unless you're an official guest of the team. Is that correct, or am I mistaken?
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    Blade V6 2021 (finally without CV)

    The original v6.0 Blade 98L 16x19 was also produced without CV. At 285 g and 4 pts head light it seems like that model would offer specs similar to a prostock and be a great platform racket for customization. Has anyone on here tried customizing the non-CV V6 98L and do you have mods and...
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    One racquet from each brand

    1.Babolat - 2017 Pure Strike 16M 2.Wilson - PS97 current favorite 3.Head - Speed MP 4.Prince - Graphite II MP 5.Tecnifibre - TFight 315 LTD DC 18
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    Hi Gamma Tech, I am considering driving an hour to look at a Gamma Es 6200 for sale that is...

    Hi Gamma Tech, I am considering driving an hour to look at a Gamma Es 6200 for sale that is supposed to be in "excellent". The asking price is $250 and I think that's about a 20 year old machine. Could you please offer your advice on what I should check out and whether that's a fair price...
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    Wilson - 6.1 Stretch vs 6.1 si Stretch

    I have a couple of each of the frames labeled 6.1 Stretch and 6.1 si Stretch. I can't tell any difference in them other than graphics and my si's have white butt caps while non-si's have black ones. I think I read in a thread on the 6.1's that the ones labeled with si were only a different...
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    Wilson 6.1 Prostaff Stretch Midplus 28" 18x20 opinions?

    I probably served my best with the 6.1 PS Classic Stretch back in the day when I could handle them. Ground strokes were solid too, and I felt that the extra length gave the effect of a lower flex than the standard length counterparts. The trade-off with the Stretch was my reaction time at the...
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    Rublev testing Head blackout

    Yeah, I noticed the red showing through the black PJ in a close-up during Rublev vs Evans (tiebreaker) this week in Dubai. Seems Head wouldn't bother to provide a prostock with custom Gravity PJ if they were then going to paint it black. Is he just playing a customized retail Gravity???
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    Favorite WOOD frame of all time

    Another vote for the Wilson Jack Kramer Pro Staff. My transition from wood to graphite reinforced frames began with the Head Vilas... what a beauty! I still have examples of both as well as some Dunlop Maxply's, and others from my favorite era of tennis.
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    The 100L sounds like a v7 replacement for the 99 Team/Steam that has been used successfully by Halep, Ferrer, Ostapenko (18main) and others. They seem to do pretty well with these stiff platform frames.
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    Hi dmcb101, I already bought two of the 98L (no counterveil) rackets with the intention of...

    Hi dmcb101, I already bought two of the 98L (no counterveil) rackets with the intention of weighting them as you have. Would you mind sharing how much weight in the hoop (and where) and how much in the handle you found necessary to add to your rackets to bring them up to the standard 98...
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    Halep testing Blades

    I read in another thread that the Blade Team 99 is the same racquet as, or replacement for, the Wilson Steam 99 if you're looking to try one. Supposedly the only difference is that the Blade Team mold no longer has the grooves on the inside of the hoop at 5 and 7 o'clock like the Steams had...
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    There is no better racquet then the Wilson RF 97a, won't you agree?

    Any recommendations for a lighter Wilson racquet that's otherwise comparable to the RF97A?
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    Tension suggestion for Volkl Cyclone Tour 16 on a Wilson PS 6.1 Classic Stretch

    I think my 6.1 Classic Stretch and 25th Anniversary 18 main racquets all play boardy at higher tensions. I like multis in mine at 50# max, but that's just my pp.
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    Clemson Tiger tennis

    You may be correct.... and I was just checking in here to see if there were any updates on the search for a new coach. Desdunes and Berger have some pretty impressive resumes including their playing careers and later in player development. I'd be pretty excited to hear that either of those...
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    Ostapenko gear

    There were at least three different ladies at the Volvo Car Open yesterday using Wilson frames with the new "Bold" graphics.
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    Interesting that you were a mgr for tennis. I was a mgr for football back in the '75-'78...

    Interesting that you were a mgr for tennis. I was a mgr for football back in the '75-'78 seasons. I have recently retired and my son has me playing a little tennis again. I usually come over for a couple of matches a year, and my son and I plan to be there Friday rain or shine. Look for an...
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    Hi Clemson_Tennis, I saw the UNC match and enjoyed the ice cream provided for the fans. I...

    Hi Clemson_Tennis, I saw the UNC match and enjoyed the ice cream provided for the fans. I told my son I can remember going to matches in the late 70's where someone (Coach Kriese?) provided a keg of beer behind the stands to attract students to a match! Also, students could put name in a hat...
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    Official Wilson Clash thread

    Have any of you had the opportunity to hit both the prototype and retail versions of the Clash Tour to give your opinion on whether you think it's the identical racquet? I have had the opportunity to hit with the prototype version of the Tour for a few sets and was generally impressed. I...
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