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    Is there a "Poly-like" non-poly string?

    How to avoid string moving of non poly mains? Every time I try it, hybrid or full bed non poly, the main starts moving right away. Does that mean I’m stringing too low?
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    Appeals and Questions

    Is it auto approved/declined, like once I click 'appeal' I'll see the result, or real person would be reviewing the request? If it gets declined, can I appeal again later? Also if I appeal after playing some matches at the new level, would those be considered in the appealing decision?
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    Official 2022 ratings thread.

    I believe usta is 18+ only. But yes I’m not aware of what prevents people from self rating at any level
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    Official 2022 ratings thread.

    The lowest rating you can get from a match is opponent’s dynamic rating minus 0.5 so he’ll be a 4.0
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    Struggling to bring my A game against pushers

    I love playing games with pushers. The only thing one can't practice against a pusher is handling pace, but most recreational players just hit hard against each other down the middle 90% of time as 'practice' so handling pace is the definitely not the most lacked part of their game
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    Solinco Hyper-G vs Confidential

    Pretty much what’s said above. Confidential is a bit deader/stiffer, while Hyper-g feels slightly softer and more muted. Playability is really close, confidential maybe has slightly more grip on the ball and thus more spin/less power but it’s splitting hair here. If you can compare them side by...
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    Head racket grip size pallet change - any change in racket weight?

    yes. replacement pallet weights are all over the place
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    Is his style of play the main reason people underrate Med?

    I'm really interested in how he and his coach developed his technique, especially his forehand. Some of his shots are a huge NO for any coach coaching a kid but somehow they managed to make it work, to the level of grand slam winner
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    Tecnifibre Official - Racquets

    It's weird that Tecnifibre is still using those old Head flat grip shape, in a time even Head ditched it. But it could be an easy fix if you are wiling to do a bit of DIY. Just buy some dry wall tape and apply it to the wide bevels, maybe 2/3 layers and it will feel like exactly like a Wilson...
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    Head Headsizes

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    Head Headsizes

    AFAIK, any radical mp with graphene in name is true 98, anything before it was 95. prestige mid pre graphene was 90 and post graphene mid/rev pro is real 93. Prestige mp is real 98 in latest 360+ version, but prestige pro is still 95 and also listed as 95 now. No idea about Microgel radical pro...
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    Generic ESPN/TennisChannel Complaint Thread

    do they share some commentators this time? normally tennis channel sounds like a breeze when switching to it from espn or nbc
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    Favorite Yonex paint jobs?

    Nothing looks and plays like the orange tour g. Hummer of tennis racquet. Even better with Stan the man 15 RG shorts.
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    New Head Radical MP --- how does it FEEL to you?

    Not as plush as speed or prestige. Has a slight vibration that feels like glass breaking, but no arm pain with poly. sweetspot is a bit small but plays really well with some weight.
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    Why is the Yonex Vcore Pro 97 HD Being Dumped?

    probably because they sold a load more compared to 310/330. When I tried it I preferred prestige mp which has almost identical spec. Also those prestige type racquets are slowly losing ground, largely due to Yonex’s pioneering of making power/spin racquets more controlled and comfortable. Say I...
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    Dampeners Decrease Power

    Saw you just joined this month. This is far from the most absurd thing you’ll see here. But it’ll be a lot of fun
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    Dampeners Decrease Power

    I guess it does work both ways. It adds weight so adds power, but also prevents string from free moving so reduces power/spin. But no mortal out of talk tennis would even think about those factors
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    Holger Rune blacked out racket?

    does lighter weight mean without balancing weight in handle or less graphite on the frame and this lighter swingweight?
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    I bit the apple and it was delicious.

    no offense but this gave me a good chuckle
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    Tf40 305 - just too head heavy

    the tf40 305 swings a bit weird in my experience, not just heavy but somewhat unnatural. wilson blade has similar weight, swing weight and balance, and not a easy swing racquet but just feels more natural to swing in comparison. i think the tf40 swings a bit more like an extended racquet rather...
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    Medvedev must be really pissed off with RG organization

    he has a lot of emotions, just no much emotional consistency. he's like one of those dostoevsky character with little mental stability and constantly straddling the border of being psychiatric
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    When will Head ever release Djokovic’s actual stick ?

    i had similar experience. i liked how the old ig/mg radical mp play given their weight. but using these as platform simply didn't work out. it ends up same weight as a prestige, but swings much heavier and still not as solid. the wilson blade pro however simply pummels the ball even at a lower...
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    What’s worse: Isner servebotting or Simon pushing?

    Isner for sure. I don’t find tennis boring as long as the ball’s in play edit: i mean both are pretty harsh on eyes. but watching paint drying is better than just watching dry paint at least
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    Wilson Pro Staff v13 QC

    I also just look for the big holes but I tied main on t6 and cross on t8 so there’s even less string overlapping in the channel. Where does wilson recommend throat 11? That doesn’t make much sense imo
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    The gut/poly thread

    what is a good starting point of tension when first trying gut poly? i normally use poly in low 50s. tried gut/poly at 55/53 pounds and the racquet became a rocket launcher. i have another half set of gut so will give another go before going back to full poly
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    Head Graphene Speed 360 + Pro

    there are so many similar options with 98 sq inch and slightly thinner beam. but i simply play better with the speed than those racquets. it would make me feel better if i can play as well with a smaller head/thinner beam package, but in the end can't argue with the added forgiveness and...
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    IF IF IF...Federer makes QF v Djokovic

    I’d like to see that. Just take away fed’s points and give us fedal or fed/djo in early rounds
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    Who's Using the Babolat Pure Strike? Why is this frame not loved? What's the catch?

    Seriously? This is easily one of the most popular racquets I see on court and in pro matches. Talking about unpopular offerings from the big brands, think about wilson ultra. Tennis warehouse made a video review for it when it came out, and didn’t even bother for a written one after a year
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    What Tour Level Players use in retail racquets!

    I feel like someone’s just reading TTW comment section for me when watching these videos. But I have a problem and spend way too much time here. It can still be informative for most people.
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