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    Low power beginners racquet?

    If going to a little smaller headsize would be an option for you, I've recently played with what I consider to be the best beginner/intermediate racquet I've ever played with. Pacific X Fast Lite is the lighter version of the Pacific X Fast Pro and a somewhat powerful, still controlled racquet...
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    Similar Rackets to Dunlop Srixon 200 Tour

    I've got it customized quite heavily, because I've been playing with the same specs for quite a while now, and am used to a lot more swingweight. Mine have a leather grip on them, 2 gram of lead at 3&9 and 5 gram at 12. That brings it to around 330g weight, 303 sw and a 31,2 balance. I've heard...
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    Similar Rackets to Dunlop Srixon 200 Tour

    Oh, and in my opinion the Vcore 97 doesn't feel at all like the Dunlop. It's a great racquet and I like it a lot, but other than being a Midplus control frame, they're not very alike. Can't speak to the Angell TC95, never tried Angells unfortunately
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    Similar Rackets to Dunlop Srixon 200 Tour

    The Dunlop Srixon 200 tour was my racquet of choice for about 2 years, and I really liked it a lot. Indeed the Wilson UT is VERY similar, I played with it for a season or two before the Dunlop. But if you're looking for something a little more forgiving then I don't think it's the one for you...
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    The Fischer Faction!

    You can pm me if you'd like. I could help you with that
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    The Fischer Faction!

    Bit softer, bit more muted. Nothing substantial however. I think I like it a bit more than the previous model, but that may only be due to the paintjob being 10 times more durable. The previous model's paint was chipping incredibly fast.
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    Court cost

    Oh and one more thing: Building a tennis court is not rocket science. Where I live, there's a guy who runs his tennis "club" as his business, which is very unusualy for germany, where it's usually nonprofit organizations that own the courts. He build 6 courts in the 90s, and did everything...
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    Court cost

    I'm not sure if there is a substantial difference between prices for claycourts in the US and Europe, but numbers you give are miles off, at least in Europe. The price for tennis courts differs greatly ofcourse, because a big part of it is digging and ground work. But if you have decent soil...
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    Le Coq Sportif Tennis Shoe "Futur"

    Hey, has anyone got additional info on these shoes? I've only found them on their website, and one french retailer, and they don't have much info on them there. I'm always intrigued by new stuff, and these at the very least, look amazing. Maybe we can get a TW review on them at some point :)
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    Schwartzman Shirt Cincinnati

    Ocean Drive just took my asking about the shirt as giving Fila free advertising.
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    Schwartzman Shirt Cincinnati

    Haven't really found anything comparable from a market website, and if so I doubt they'd be much cheaper. And honestly, I don't find 40$ for a well designed shirt all too bad. Ugly Nike shirts go for twice that... Also I really don't see the problem with advertising a good product. Ofcourse I...
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    Schwartzman Shirt Cincinnati

    Thanks!! Aparently it's only for the US market for now :(
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    Schwartzman Shirt Cincinnati

    Has anyone seen the amazing Fila shirt Schwartzman was wearing in Cincinnati and knows if it is available anywhere?
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    The Fischer Faction!

    Looks like the Fischer Vacuum Pro Classic 98. Great frame, like a slightly more powerful Head Pro Tour. It's now being sold as the Pacific X Tour Pro 97.
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    Is there any hope Pacific tennis rackets will return?

    Pacific isn't planning on sponsoring any current top pros, as it's not part of their business model apparently. They are however sponsoring juniors, and currently some of the best U14,16 and 18 in germany are playing with X Tour 97.
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    Advice about TE and possibly racquet switching

    The easiest things you can do at home while you're waiting to get on the court again are the following: Get enough sleep. don't strain your hitting arm too much (epicondylitis can also come from long work hours in front of the PC for example). build up some muscle in your arm and shoulder/back...
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    Is there any hope Pacific tennis rackets will return?

    For anyone else in the U.S. looking for Pacific racquets, you can contact me and I'll try to help you out. As for the Pacific frames vs. Fischer frames, I certainly cannot find a drop in quality. The Pacific frames are all a couple of points RA stiffer than their Fischer equivalents, but that's...
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    Pacific rackets

    It's available in their online shop
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    Pacific rackets

    If you're located in europe I can get them to you, I know for a fact that they do have grip 5s, just not sure if retailers stock up on them
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    Pacific rackets

    I have some insight into the company, so if there are any questions I'm happy to help out where I can. And I totally agree that their main problem is marketing and public relations. All of their products are of great quality, but noone knows about them - and how should they. For example Pacific...
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    Pacific (frm Fisher) still alive ?

    Unfortunately I believe that racquets only amount to a very small part of Pacific's revenue, so that might be why there's so little emphasis on new models or keeping their retailers stocked. Pacific is, and always has been, mainly a manufacturer of accessories and strings, maybe they don't think...
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    Pacific (frm Fisher) still alive ?

    Hey McLovin, thanks again for another great and informative post! I finally managed to dig up the old Fischer and as it seems, I may not have remembered things perfectly accurate. Aparently it's called "Pro Tour FT Air Carbon TI", weighs 295grams, 325mm balance and is extended - by what I...
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    Pacific (frm Fisher) still alive ?

    Hey, I just saw your great post, thanks for clearing up the names for us pacific-fans. I've still got one of the FT Pros at home, at 295 grams and the paintjob colours inversed from the one you posted. Was the FT the only "new" line of the Pro No. 1 that was extended, or were all...
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    One semi big shock.

    Don't think anyone's ever played the prestige PWR anyway. 5 is plenty, let's see where they go with the mid
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    Tecnifibre Tfight 315 LTD XTC

    Hallo, wird die neue Version des Tecnifibre Tfight 315 LTD noch zu TWE kommen, oder gibt es dafür keine Pläne? Vielen Dank und liebe Grüße
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    Head Gravity

    Any word on release date yet?
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    Tecnifibre TFight: LTD 315 vs Dyna 315?

    Looking for the same info
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    Epoxy resin in tennis racquets

    Great photos, thank you very much!!
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    Epoxy resin in tennis racquets

    I don't think the carbonfibre in tubeform is useable here, I don't see how i could stack multiple layers with them. What i meant by the tube was something under the carbonfibre, something that is airtight so I can inflate it when pressmoulding. Haha, is it called "yoke"? I've been calling it...
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    Epoxy resin in tennis racquets

    Thank you for your kind and extensive reply. The solution you describe is the one I thought best too, will just have to find the suitable materials. As I alluded to earlier, the main reason I chose to copy a preexisting frame was to have an easier time getting the mold right and having a proof...
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