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    Stringer "interview"

    Lets say you had to interview a new stringer, what kinds of questions would you ask him/her? What would be a dealbreaker? Let's assume this is for a pro-shop OR "contractor" style job, paid per frame, no customer interaction, no standard pro-shop role. Just stringing. I'll leave it vague, I'd...
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    Dunlop Bio 200 Lite

    Are these going to be restocked, by any chance? ;) I was thinking about demoing, but it looks like I may have waited too long...
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    Date Added (product descriptions)

    Would it be possible to get a "Date Added to Catalog" or something similar on the product pages? Not really THAT important, but it would be cool to have as reference for historical reasons. (What got me wondering was looking at an old product page and wondering how long the string's been on...
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    Dream machine(s), Featuresets, Wishlists

    Hi All, Something I've been mulling over in my head for a while is what my "dream machine" (or machines) would look like. When I say machines, I'm not specifically referring to stringing machines, this could include things like the RDC and/or diagnostic equipment. What are your criteria for a...
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    FYI: I'm going to attempt to live-stream a stringing room 2013/02/13 - 17 WED-SUN

    Stream link - check if live according to below schedule, no promises on broadcast availability... http://www.twitch.tv/diredesire/ Hi all, I'll be stringing for the ITA National indoors tournament next week, and I'm going to attempt to live stream it. I'm unsure on the hours the stream will be...
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    2013 ITA National Indoors Tournament - Seattle, WA (Feb 15-18)

    I'm opening this thread for general discussion of the ITA indoors, but more specifically, I'm soliciting any requests for questions/comments/whatever about player gear. I'll be stringing the event, and I'm willing to take measurements/provide tension/string information IF a frame comes through...
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    Digital scale (cheap calibrator)

    http://lastcall.dailysteals.com/ One of the daily deal sites I visit (which has nothing to do with tennis) is having a sale on digital scales. It's comparable (after shipping price) to foreign based scales. I have a similar looking model (from the same company), and it works well. Thought i'd...
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    If you are having trouble registering/making account changes...

    Please e-mail me via my profile! I've heard a few reports over the last few days, and I'm looking to see if this problem is more widespread than I think it is. If you can't e-mail via my profile, it's my screenname @ gmail. Cheers!
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    Real talk re: moderator "favoritism" on GPPD/TTW.

    Hi, I've been seeing a lot of expressions of discontent lately regarding "favoritism" and moderator bias. I'm going to temporarily open this discussion thread so you can air out your opinions, help me out, and we can all move forward and be a stronger community. While we generally don't allow...
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    Suggestion for main TW page

    Hi TW Staff, I was browsing the site, and i realized something that I'd really, really like to see on the main page: "Auto Complete" searches. I'm guessing that Google has an API that allows for seamless integration of a google search for the TW site? Maybe it's a lot of work, but I find...
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    Stringing Techniques/Machines Sticky [Consolidated]

    Looks like with the recent reorganization, it's going to start making a lot more sense to consolidate a few of the stickies into one thread. Please reply with other suggestions that you feel should be included. These are woefully out of date at this point! YULitle Guide to String Tools...
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    Your favorite "Pandora" seed artists

    Hi everyone, Just curious who you like to seed your Pandora stations with. I'm cool with any type of music, just list the artist(s) name, and genre of music. Posters after that can quote/add recommendations in the same genre, or whatever :) Thus far, my favorite seed has been Counting Crows.
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    Vlog Feedback

    Thanks for coming back to a normal, floor level perspective. I didn't really like the top down view of last weeks ;) I do enjoy experimentation in the medium, though, keep doing that, even if it results in some one-offs. I also liked the federbear peek in this weeks ;)
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    How open is the Aerogel 100 string pattern?

    I didn't realize the prices came down so much on the Aerogel 100s, I'm curious how open the string pattern is? I like a pretty non-dense string pattern, and from what I've seen of dunlop frames, some are way more dense in the center than they would appear to be on paper. Can anyone comment? I'm...
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    Playtest heads up

    http://www.stringforum.net/test_superstring2.php Saw it mentioned before, but get in on this if you think you have what it takes to write a coherent review. IMHO, for those of you just looking for some free strings, just pass. The purpose of these play tests is to help benefit others by...
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    FYI: PNW Stringers

    Hey PNW Stringers. Just FYI, JOE's sporting goods stores are going out of business. They are selling their stringing machines (the ones used by the store(s)). They have some unknown alpha machine going for ~$1K, and an older version of the Gamma 6004 (as far as i can tell) going for $400. I...
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    Car buying decision --> Advice

    Hello TW, I'm in the market to buy a car. I've just recently graduated, and I'll be on an internship with a big semiconductor manufacturer for 9 months, after which I will hopefully be returning to grad school. Needless to say I'll need some form of semi-permanent transportation (why not...
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    Is the Volkswagen Jetta a "Girl's car?"

    Out of curiosity, do you think the Volkswagen Jetta is a "girls car"? I am having an ongoing count of VW Jetta owners on the road, and the ladies are winning by ~10 out of ~50 cars sampled. I personally think the Jetta (mk4) is an attractive car, but a friend of mine thinks they are "girly."...
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    Strings/Stringing: FAQ & Popular Topics

    Placeholder for now, clearing up the # of stickies for the time being. I'm also taking suggestions. Nickb's Poly Reviews https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/nickbs-poly-reviews.173819/ The J011yroger guide to strings...
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    Other Equipment: FAQ and Popular Threads

    Here is a compilation of the most popular topics in the Other Equipment Sub-forum. Please post in this thread, and I can continue to supplement the first post. Thanks! leather grip weight vs synthetic http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=62687 Effects of a leather grip...
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    Tennis Tips/Instruction: FAQ/Popular Threads

    Tennis Tips/Instruction sub-forum FAQ and popular threads. Please post other suggestions/revisions. Thanks! The Six Playing Styles Described https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/the-six-playing-styles-described.58284/ "Pusher" ... Playing This (Dreaded) Opponent...
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    Too Many Stickies!!!11

    Hi all, Lately I've been noticing that every sub forum has a ton of stickies up top. This is my fault as much as anyone elses. I'm calling all members to help me clean this up. Over the coming few weeks, I would like to put together a comprehensive (as much as possible) list of what you'd like...
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    Tennis photos (ball compression)

    I'm a bit of a photo nerd, and while browsing another site, I stumbled across these photos. i thought some of you out there might like to see them. http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=538592 I have always been fascinated with the way the strings will deform around a ball (and...
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    Gosen OG Sheep Micro vs Gosen Micro (16 and 17 comparison!)

    Hey all, Took me a while, but I finally got a free moment to snap some macro pictures of both the 16 and 17g "generic" reels versus individual sets, which I ASSUME is the same as the 330' reels. I will be performing a rudimentary "tension test" in the future (who knows when, knowing my...
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    Wilson Trance All Court Men's Shoe Review

    Hey all, I was able to finally get my thoughts down "on paper" about these shoes that I playtested, and I thought I'd post my results on TW, let me know what you think! Wilson Trance All Court Men’s Shoes Wh/Navy http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageMSWILSON-WTACMWN.html Comfort...
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    Roger Federer and other celebs in Disney ad campaign

    Hey all, I was flipping through a magazine at my eye doctor earlier today, and I saw an interesting Disney ad campaign. I didn't recognize a few of the people, and thought the campaign was using standard models until I came across the "King Arthur" page. Guess who it was? Yep, Roger...
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    High Res pictures of new Head Racquets!

    Hi all, Some of you probably know about this site, but I was told by one of their CSRs about it when I needed to RMA a frame. Check it out: http://headpenngallery.net/images.aspx They have some new Head models (including the MG Prestige) that I haven't heard anything about yet. Just thought...
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    Check out these photos!

    http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=362930 I found these as I was browsing some photography forums (one of my "other" hobbies). I love seeing the shots with the ball compressed into the strings (and the deformation of strings!). Also, check out monfils RIPPED arms. What...
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    Strings & Stringing sticky

    I've got a bit of free time in my evenings at the moment. Along with making (several) stringing videos, I am planning on finally getting around to the Strings & Stringing stickies. I'll also make a general "buyer's" guideline for the Stringing Machines sub forum, but that one is relatively...
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    Puzzles/Riddles

    Lets hear some good ones! If you post a solution, please use a white text color, so it is not easily legible. We can high-light the text and read the answers if we get stumped. How about we try a train-style thread? User A posts a riddle/puzzle/stumper and User B answers it (in white). User B...
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