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  1. IowaGuy

    best shoe insert for max cushioning?

    I'm looking to potentially add some more cushioning to my tennis shoes to protect my aging joints. For those of you who use inserts, what is your favorite for maximum cushioning? Thanks!
  2. IowaGuy

    longest winning streak against top-10 opponents?

    What is the longest winning streak that a player has had against opponents ranked in the ATP top 10? I tried to search the old forum posts but couldn't find an answer, thanks!
  3. IowaGuy

    wood racket question

    Watched Vlog #650 from June 28, 2019, which mentioned that y'all might be selling more wood rackets in the near future. Do you know if you have any more planned releases of wood rackets that you haven't posted on your website yet? Trying to decide whether to buy some off other internet...
  4. IowaGuy

    Opelka highlights vs. Goffin

    All the other matches of the day have some sweet highlights. The Opelka Goffin match has one point at 3:27 :-)
  5. IowaGuy

    1HBH topspin lob - who had a good one?

    When I think good topspin BH lob I usually think 2HBH (Hewitt, Agassi, Courier, Chang, Nalbandian, Murray, Djokovic). I know Edberg would occasionally hit a 1HBH topspin lob, but no one else comes to mind. What other pros had a good 1HBH topspin lob that they used as a weapon?
  6. IowaGuy

    Eugene/Springfield OR

    Anyone here in the Eugene/Springfield area who wants to hit sometime?
  7. IowaGuy

    ProStaff buttcap

    Hello, Do you know if you'll be stocking the Prostaff buttcap in 4 3/8? The other sizes are in inventory, but the 3/8 doesn't come up as a selection. Thanks, IowaGuy
  8. IowaGuy

    Medv vs. Tsits - Monte Carlo 2019

    Medv is running hot in Monte Carlo, only losing 5 games in his first 2 matches. Medv leads their H2H 3 to 0, all on hard court. Will Tsit get his first victory on the Monte Carlo clay? Discuss.
  9. IowaGuy

    FAA vs. A. Zverev - Monte Carlo Round of 32

    FAA lost to M. Zverev last year at Monte Carlo. Will he extract his revenge this year against the younger brother, in their first-ever meeting? Discuss.
  10. IowaGuy

    Shapo ROS

    Shapo's ROS is pretty dismal, especially against 1st serves, considering the rest of his game. He often goes for a big return, only to result in a shank/mishit. In 2018 he only won 27% of 1st serve returns. Compare to another 1HBH like Wawrinka who has career 30.1% 1st serve return, or Fed...
  11. IowaGuy

    Opelka - Schwartzman Miami 2019

    One of the best servers against one of the best returners, should be an interesting match! Diego won their only previous encounter in 2017. Arguably Opelka has improved his serve quite a bit since then. Discuss.
  12. IowaGuy

    Tiafoe - best touch of the NextGen?

    Admittedly I haven't been following Tiafoe very closely, as I've been more enamored with other NextGen players such as Tsit, Shapo, Medvedev, etc. But, in watching some of Tiafoe's play in this year's AO, I'm impressed by his touch at net (sharp angle volleys, half volleys, and drop volleys)...
  13. IowaGuy

    How often do you replace your tennis shoes?

    Trying to maximize cushioning in my tennis shoes to be gentle on my knees, currently use Asics Gel Court FF. I know with hiking shoes, the cushioning often breaks down before the shoe is actually worn out. Many hikers replace their shoes at 300-500 miles. How many hours of tennis do you put...
  14. IowaGuy

    Do all shorter ATP males use extended rackets?

    Apparently the pros of extended rackets outweigh the cons for shorter ATP pros. Shorter guys (< 5'10") who use/used extended rackets: Chang Rochus Grosjean Schwartzman Ferrer Santoro Ríos Are there any shorter ATP guys who use regular-length rackets?
  15. IowaGuy

    "new" wood racket - how many stringjobs will it last?

    Looking to purchase a few wood rackets to experiment with off the auction site. How long does a "new" (old stock) wood racket generally last? Is the number of stringjobs the largest factor in the lifetime of a wooden racket? I'm specifically looking at the Jack Kramer Pro Staff. Thanks!
  16. IowaGuy

    Baltimore, November 7

    Traveling to Baltimore for a conference and have Wednesday afternoon/evening available, November 7, if anyone wants to get together for a hit!
  17. IowaGuy

    Winter - Outdoor Serve Practice?

    I'm hoping to improve my serve over the fall/winter. Indoor court time is expensive, so hoping to save indoors for point play and use outdoor courts for serve practice. How cold do y'all practice outdoor serves? Do I need to string up one of my rackets at lower tension just for this purpose...
  18. IowaGuy

    How many stringjobs until new grommets?

    My favored ProStaff racket is now discontinued, I bought a few extra while I could still find them new (9). Looking to stock up on bumper guards/grommets while I can still find some, trying to figure out how many sets to order so I can hopefully play with this (arm-friendly) racket for the next...
  19. IowaGuy

    How much does RA decrease over time?

    Does anyone have any data as to how much the RA (stiffness/flex) of a racket decreases with time? Let's say a Prostaff starts out at 65 RA. How much (if any) would this decrease over 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 stringjobs? (assuming stringing puts the most stress on a frame, and contributes to the...
  20. IowaGuy

    PlaySight court locations?

    Is there a web link that shows all the locations of PlaySight tennis courts? What is a typical charge to use these courts? Thanks!
  21. IowaGuy

    Tonic coating thickness 15L vs. 16 gauge

    @Babolat Official For Tonic +, is the difference between 15g and 16g just the thickness of the coating? i.e. with BT7, wouldn't the thickness of the 7 actual gut strands be pretty similar, and any difference in thickness therefore would be due to the coating? I'm trying to use a gut with a...
  22. IowaGuy

    Pacific Tough Gut - supply issues?

    Does anyone have the scoop on why natural gut from Pacific is currently on hiatus? (TW says until 2019!!!) Trying to figure out my strategy in the meantime, whether to just switch to a different brand even though I love the Pacific Tough Gut... Thanks!
  23. IowaGuy

    Pacific Tough Gut 16L - discontinued?

    The 16L was listed as being on backorder (Sept 25), but now doesn't show up at all on TW website. Only the 17g is listed for sale. Is the 16L being discontinued?
  24. IowaGuy

    stringing woodie Pro Staff with gut

    I got a "new" woodie racket, Jack Kramer Pro Staff, and am going to put nat gut on it. Do I need to use power pads? It looks like the wooden holes could potentially cut the gut, since there aren't any grommets??? I'm thinking 50 lbs tension, 1.25 gut. Does that sound reasonable? Any...
  25. IowaGuy

    Drop weight - how much tension difference between different people stringing?

    I recently moved and started using a new tennis shop to string my rackets. They have a drop weight stringer. I use Racket Tune to measure tension and I notice that there will be several pounds difference between string jobs, using the same strings and desired tension (hybrid gut/poly, 60/55)...
  26. IowaGuy

    slice BH analysis - Djok vs Fed

    Saw this vid on the Tennis Channel's coverage of 2018 USO, showing speed and height of Djok slice versus Fed slice. Has anyone come across any other data like this, showing average BH slice speed and height after the bounce? Fed's BH slice is 5 mph faster and stays 2" lower on the bounce...
  27. IowaGuy

    Thick but light leather grip?

    Trying to keep the diameter of my RF97A leather grip, but cut a few grams of weight. Is there a leather grip known to be a bit lighter than the Wilson leather, but which retains the thickness? Thanks!
  28. IowaGuy

    What is your recovery plan after a match?

    You're middle-aged (whatever that means). What do you do after a tennis match to recover? Ice? Heat? Massage? Acupuncture? Glucosamine? Turmeric? Looking to become more focused in my recovery efforts. Currently playing tennis 8-10 hours/week, with some weights and yoga thrown in on...
  29. IowaGuy

    Gamma String Tension Tester

    Anyone use this to monitor the tension drop over time in their rackets?
  30. IowaGuy

    Asics gel court FF - being discontinued?

    I see all the Asics gel court FF shoes are on clearance, with many sizes missing. Are these shoes being discontinued by Asics? If so, what replacement also has the sock-like design with gel cushioning? Thanks!