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    Arm pains - advice please!

    May also want to add some ice to the sore areas. It may speed up your recovery time by reducing the inflammation.
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    string savers and racquet tune

    I had thought that adding string savers would increase tension, (only a tiny amount though), since in effect it increases the distance between ports, thus stretching the string just a tiny bit tighter. The only way I know of to minimize tension loss is to use full bed natural gut, although...
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    Head light vs. Head heavy racquets?

    I very much prefer HL. Small head (85-93 sq in).
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    Best tennis racket brand

    I like Wilson & Dunlop. Have not had any extended playing time with other brands though.
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    Best Natural Gut String

    When I used full bed natural gut, I had best success (less breakage issues than VS or Tonic), with Klip Legend. Have just started to experiment with hybrid now, Wilson Champion's Choice. I will next try mains gut with 4G crosses.
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    VS Touch Mains, Luxilon 4G vs. Luxilon ALU Power Crosses

    Thank you for those inputs! I guess that will be the key, trying a few tensions a few times and carefully documenting which frames w/which tensions, and then finding just the right power vs. control balance.
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    VS Touch Mains, Luxilon 4G vs. Luxilon ALU Power Crosses

    Keen Interest I am following this thread with keen interest. I have been using full gut for a few years now, (for comfort AND tension maintenance-not a string breaker), but just tried Wilson Champions Choice (BLX 90) for the last few months. I am about ready to break the gut mains, (I'm sure...
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    Breaking News: ITF banned poly for 2015

    I would immediately switch to full gut.
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    ***Dunlop Aerogel 1hundred (AG100) club***

    Klip Legend 15L, one @ 59#, one @ 57#. I really like this setup! I am considering going back to try 16 for a little more bite though.
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    Full gut in APD

    I am currently liking full gut (Klip Legend) 15L @ 59 lbs in a Dunlop 4D100. plenty of pop with excellent control.
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    Stringing tension difference between different brands of natural gut

    If you are not a string breaker, then the natural gut full bed may actually be more cost efficient, since it will hold it's tension until breakage. If you are prone to breakage, then synthetic would be more cost effective. Hope your experiment is a success!
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    Best Natrual Gut Strings?

    I have had best success with Klip Legend. Currently using 15L. 9-12 months durability. Tonic broke several times.
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    Hat question...

    I used to play with a white bucket style in the 70s. They were a little more common on courts then. I also thought of trying one, so that I wouldn't have to put sun screen on my ears and back of neck. I have not tested yet though. I was a kid back then and did not have much of a game.
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    Club Chopin Announcement: Poly Shirts Suck

    Natural fiber is usually best!
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    Best under a hundy for 3.5/4.0

    Dunlop Bio Max 200G or 4D100 (only 90" but very all court)
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    Has anyone ever used dmso

    I use occasionally on sore lower back. Seems to help a little. I don't notice the garlic taste/smell much, I use a small amount and must have the "right" chemistry to proccess it well. Sometimes I will follow it with some natural cream with some cayenne pepper in it. The combo does really warm...
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    Tweaked groin - Treatment Plan?

    I suffered a grade 3, fully ruptured three adductors during a match. I felt and audibly heard them snap like a broken bungee cord. I (probably foolishly) finsihed the match, (lost obviously). Had MRI and sent to Seahawks orthopedic Dr. He prescribed physical therapy, had to avoid tennis for appx...
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    ***Dunlop Aerogel 1hundred (AG100) club***

    Still using full bed natural gut. Currently liking Klip Legend 15L at 57# I think. TW leather grip added + a little weight in the handle + head tape = 12.5 oz total, very head-light.
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    Poll: How Often Do You Restring?

    Full bed natural gut, (usually Klip Legend 16). I use until it breaks. Average 6-12 months, playing appx 2-3 hours per week. Don't have to worry about tension loss.
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    Goodbye Babolat..

    That's why I prefer full bed natural gut. The tension holds extremely well until they break. For me that is 9-12 months (once a week off-season, twice a week during spring/summer). Yes gut is more $ per string job, but if you're not a string breaker it will end up being less $ in the long term...
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    Volkl PB10 mid, tennis elbow advice

    If you are not a heavy string breaker, I suggest full bed natural gut.
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    Risking VS gut?

    I have used full bed gut for years and ALWAYS use a dampener. I also hate the "ping" sound. I have usually used the stock Dunlop dampener that comes with the frames. No breakage at the dampener location yet.
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    Dunlop's Inconsistent Terminology

    Hey, that makes me glad I prefer 4D100! No Lite, Tour or Plus-just one model. Yay!:)
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    Dunlop's Inconsistent Terminology

    Good point! Probably because they are letting corporate marketing "genius(es)" who don't play tennis work on their teminology?
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    Poll: Grip Size.....just curious hehe

    I have small hands and played for quite a while with 4-3/8". When I returned to tennis after sveral years away, I decided to try my measured size of 4-1/2" for a little more stability and I read it could help with a minor case of TE. 4-1/2" seems just right now. I use 4-1/2" with leather...
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    ***Dunlop Aerogel 1hundred (AG100) club***

    Is that a TW brand leather grip? I think frames with the "vintage" tan/brown leather look the best!8-)
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    ***Dunlop Aerogel 1hundred (AG100) club***

    Nothing very noteworthy to say, just didn't want this thread to get too many pages back. Quick update: I have been off tennis for 5 weeks now, in an air cast for PF. In the meantime, LA Fitness Bought out a bunch of Ballys and they are closing the one in our city, which will lock up a...
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    Any major differences Dunlop AG100 vs 4D Version?

    4D100s are on sale at Tennis Warehouse right now.
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    Any major differences Dunlop AG100 vs 4D Version?

    Agreed. 4D is just a little bit more stable. For me it just right. I also love the paintjob of the 4D as well.
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    Leather Grips = A +

    I prefer leather grip with no overgrip. Better feel of the bevels and keeps the frame head-light.