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    Not worried as he is already in better shape than Shapo.. Hope he gets it together soon as well.
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    Hot shower before matches?

    I tried this the other day, took a shower like 40 mins before the session. I want to say it did help but it was a subtle difference. It made me warmed up for the warm up, which led to a great warm up and thus great session. I think this will be more useful if you play in the AM. I will say...
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    Going the other way around: Is it worth it?

    The 100 got me better consistency in practice but didn't necessarily pay off in match. Any aggressive shots seemed like opponents were getting to. With the 95 my concentration is on making pure contact and my swing is less free. But playing aggressive shots pays off more. On off days my arm is...
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    A proper topspin groundstroke is as complicated or simple (depending on your proficiency) as a serve

    I would agree that the serve is just less practiced. I constantly am tweaking my forehand and there are many more combinations of spin, pace, and height, placement that are useful against the type of ball that is incoming. Serves its pretty straightforward what the most efficient swing is for...
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    2021 Yonex VCore 95

    I used Aux Prestige Tour for some time, but I am not sure of the flex differences. But I am liking the vcore 95 the more I use it. The yonex maneuverability was able to pull me away from the prestige feel and control that I was addicted to.
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    2021 Yonex VCore 95

    With the vcore 95 I am experiencing inconsistent power with the FH and was wondering if anyone had a solution. Flatter shots are consistent but spin shots often spray long or get dumped into the net. I didnt experience this with any other racket. Obviously this can be a string issue, but I...
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    Solinco Confidential vs Solinco Tour Bite

    This is what I find as well with 17g. But it is so so good for those 5 hours. Its not really that bad afterwards but it's just not as sweet as it was for control and feel, and the need to restring is always on the back of my mind. But usually im too lazy for a preemptive restring so i wait till...
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    Wilson Pro Labs: Ultra Pro (16x19) Official Thread

    Anyone have comparison to the Auxetic Prestige Pro in terms of feel forgiveness and stability? And when Wilson will restock on the 16 mains?
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    Help with new string: moving on from Confidential

    May I get some suggestions as well? Currently playing confidential 17g and it gets launchy too fast, but the feel is supreme when fresh. Want something with same feel and similar spin but less power.
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    Hydrogen Sports PROTON

    Anyone else experiencing a strange smell when charging battery? Its like a burnt plastic smell. It permeates the room I'm charging in.
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    Shapovalov using the new ezone (paint job)

    Ezone was a decent move worth trying. Take some bite off the his shots so he is forced to make better decisions. Feel like he gets lost sometimes when the opponent can get him into prolonged points.
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    How has golf/tennis has made you a better tennis/golfer. (and vice/versa)

    is there pronation on the golf swing impact? I figure the golf swing is like a lefty two handed backhand (if you golf righty)
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    Good Chinese tennis videos

    Those guys make me want to play doubles. And I hate doubles.
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    Nike Zoom GP Turbo official thread.

    so.. these are not discontinued?
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    Creatine HCL

    I used to use it, thought it was fantastic. Felt better in and out of the gym. But.. I felt the creatine use led to hair loss. Scalp was sensitive and had more hair falling out during showers and just running my hands through my hair. This went away after I stopped using it. This was not the...
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    Pure Strike Tour 3rd gen

    I sold mine but in terms of shot quality this racket probably produced the best of the best for everything. Taming it day to day was the issue as back then I was not the player I am now. I think if I had it back I could tweak it to be slightly more headlight and with the right strings to be a...
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    Hydrogen Sports PROTON

    Does anyone have a 'training' racket that they use specifically for use with the proton? Since the ball density, speed, and reps will probably wreck your strings pretty fast esp at thinner gauge. Not a big deal but just another cost I did not consider, wondering if anyone else has a workaround.
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    2021 Yonex VCore 95

    Yes agreed im in the midst of using the racket for a few more sessions, I am realizing the vcore 95 advantage really is the whippiness. For myself adding weight in hoop or elsewhere detracted too much elsewhere in an already unforgiving racket. It is a demanding racket 100%, lapses in effort...
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    What do you prefer between open and closed string patterns, and how much does it matter to you?

    Do open patterns get better ball pocketing? Switched to a dense pattern and currently tweaking tension for the same sublime pocketing I got from my prior open pattern setup. Hoping it is still possible.
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    2021 Yonex VCore 95

    Played with the 95 2018 version stock. Strung up with full poly at 48lbs. First impressions: 1. This needs to be strung much much lower. I usually play my aero at 54lbs and dropping to 48lbs for the 95 head was still not enough. My practice partner (4.5-5.0) hits plenty hard and still this...
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    2021 Yonex VCore 95

    Can anyone comment on the feel of the vcore 95 versus the vcore 98? Lots here are saying it is comfortable. But I have tried vcore 98 2021 twice before and both times I felt they had a super dampened pillow like feel on impact. Personally I did not like that. Note that I did enjoy the feel of...
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    All-court player needs help finding the right racquet...

    have you tried the pro staff v13?
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    Hydrogen Sports PROTON

    Let me know if this actually works... The different condition balls for different shots makes sense, thank you. Doubles players training mostly at the net would benefit greatly from this. Im also finding Pro penn marathon extra dutys I got last October are dying mid session.
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    Hydrogen Sports PROTON

    Can anyone share their strategies to save on ball costs? Currently using a set of 35 of triniti club balls for 5 x 1 hr sessions and these balls are getting sloppy. I see another 2-3 more sessions left before I have to renew the set. The machine itself is running fine.
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    Hydrogen Sports PROTON

    It is a minor drift, but noticable. It doesn't really affect me. I am finding wind affecting the balls moreso than the drift.
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    Does Tiafoe cross the line on showmanship?

    I think he is cringe. And facetious. But it is up to his opponents to counter that.
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    I find that lighter or even average rackets do not hold up well at all against weighty shots unless you are pinpointing the sweet spot and make contact out in front, which means your technique and timing needs to be on point. But right now I would rather practice not missing the sweet spot than...
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    Why does almost every female pro wear a visor and not a single male pro wears one?

    what's worse for hair loss? I can't imagine having the top of your head exposed to UV rays to be good.