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  1. Hnefi

    The gut/poly thread

    There is in fact no difference between the strings other than internal babolat QC separating them into 3 classes. I worked in the stringing industry for 3 years and this is consistent info I received from both experts and the manufacturers. All three guts go through the same manufacturing...
  2. Hnefi

    Asics Gel Resolution 8

    Just switched over to the GR8 from the Vapor X - was not at all impressed with the lacing system and upper on the Vapor X compared to how good the 9.5 was. I went with the same size (EU44). Playing on clay, the laces became quite stiff and would not slide much through the eyelets any longer...
  3. Hnefi

    tension switching from poly to gut/poly

    2.205lb/kg, gives you 55/52
  4. Hnefi

    tension switching from poly to gut/poly

    No it does not need to be so high. I play gut/poly at 25kg/23.5kg in my yonex Xi98 (been using Luxilon gut recently as I got 4 packs at 50% off) and it plays great. It's all about learning to control a ball with spin. If relationships between tension and power were linear, the pros would have...
  5. Hnefi

    Has string design stagnated?

    I went down that road 3 years ago and just decided to use gut/poly. Best performance, best consistency over time. Of course it's not possible for those who pop strings every 2 hours, but just do the math taking into account stringing cost and figure out whether it makes sense for you. In my...
  6. Hnefi

    Which is your favorite red wine?

    I'm a huge fan of Barolo, to such an extent that probably 90% of the fine wine I've ever bought comes from that region. I've also taken a 2 week vacation to visit that region and taste/sample the wine and food. The taste and character and how it ages so well and how it develops in the bottle all...
  7. Hnefi

    Best match of 2010-2019 is...

    We should be so happy as tennis fans that we got this many absolutely beautiful matches in the past decade. I wonder if the next decade will be as kind.
  8. Hnefi

    Best match of 2010-2019 is...

    Out of all of these ones, I'm going Djokowrinka AO 2013. That match was, just insane. 5 sets, 12-10, Djokovic's mental toughness was crazy to weather the storm from being down 1-6 2-5. Wawrinka's groundstrokes were just sledgehammers from both sides. Both guys served very well, a lot of clutch...
  9. Hnefi

    Asics Gel Resolution 8

    Anyone tried them on yet? The lateral support plates/shank on the side of the shoes seem a lot to me like Barricades, which if true would certainly not be good for my feet.....
  10. Hnefi

    Asics Gel Resolution 8

    Photos are already available of 2 colourways here (and already selling if you are in Switzerland :P) https://fr.tennis-point.ch/asics-gel-resolution-8-clay-chaussure-terre-battue-hommes-bleu-fonce-rouge-02015003336000.html
  11. Hnefi

    Google has reached quantum supremacy

    But will it run in sublinear time?
  12. Hnefi

    Google has reached quantum supremacy

    As much as this story will be marketed and pushed as a massive leap forward in the quantum computing domain, the researchers I've spoken to about it have very dampened expectations. The difficulty with making quantum computing tractable is the very limited scope in which a quantum computer is...
  13. Hnefi

    Collins strings and racquet?

    100% agreed, that was why I pointed out the 2 piece grommet channel, plus the throat insert. I worked in a stringing shop in 2014-2016 when the GRMP was the "new radical" on the block and they were selling a lot, so I recognized it. No misunderstandings needed :)
  14. Hnefi

    Collins strings and racquet?

    Yonex is the stringing sponsor for the AO as far as I know. (Got messages out to *sources* to confirm) Definitely an old radical MP which you can tell by the 2-piece grommet strip around crosses 13-14 in the above photo #4 Edit: sources confirm, it's just a Yonex stringing room sticker that...
  15. Hnefi

    Nike Vapor X

    HYPE colourway!!! Will buy 100%. Sent from my Moto G (5) using Tapatalk
  16. Hnefi

    Favorite Tennis Podcasts

    I just started listening to this one, made by a friend and old teammate. Some good pro match discussion and tennis interest stories so far. http://boredgoat.libsyn.com/
  17. Hnefi

    The Brotherhood of the Traveling Radical

    You'd be surprised what middle aged hackers are following on the Gram. :D I was talking to a few mid-40s members of my club last month when they brought out the smartphones to discuss prominent WTA instagram-only "tennis players".
  18. Hnefi

    2018 Basel - ATP 500

    Looking forward to being at the tournament tomorrow. Likely viewing: Zverev, Tsitsipas, RBA's first round matches. :):) Also eager for a Fed/Millman R2 rematch.
  19. Hnefi

    Lahyani Supended

    So many genius replies in this thread. Laughing really hard.
  20. Hnefi

    US Open 2018 R2. Andy "Muzziah" Murray vs Fernando "Fiasco" Verdasco

    So far, I think # of momentum swings > 19.5 is the winning answer. (pat self on back)
  21. Hnefi

    I like the tie dye.

    Throwback to Agassi. Envoyé de mon Moto G (5) en utilisant Tapatalk
  22. Hnefi

    Which Strings do you guys think should be a must for a Pro Shop ?

    Would you though? If someone knows exactly what they want, it's very likely they are bringing their own string in my experience. And if that's in high enough demand for MANY players, I will work with them to make it available in store. And if someone DOESN'T know what they want, I provide ten...
  23. Hnefi

    Which Strings do you guys think should be a must for a Pro Shop ?

    I have always believed in doing only a few things in ones business, but doing them incredibly well. On this particular topic, I recall stringing in a local tennis shop for 2 years as a part time job, and experiencing first hand the difficulties of carrying too much. When a regular club player...
  24. Hnefi

    Nike Vapor X

    I've been using the Vx for the past 3 weeks of play on clay only, while I'm on my last pair of V9.5s for hard court. No issues at all with the X. They feel and fit great, even going with the same size as the 9.5s. I actually like the feel of the tongue better on the X, it's thicker and more...
  25. Hnefi

    Are these tennis socks?

    great thread would read again +1
  26. Hnefi

    Gustavo Kuerten: ATP Forehand?

    Nope. But who cares really? He won 3 RG championships with his natural forehand, something I have not managed to do last time I checked. [emoji41] Sent from my Moto G (5) using Tapatalk
  27. Hnefi

    Felix A A on training with Federer (video)

    That I don't know. Federer is better in French than me so I'm sure he understands FAA. He did interviews in Montreal in French afaik and understood them well. Sent from my Moto G (5) using Tapatalk
  28. Hnefi

    Felix A A on training with Federer (video)

    The words are for the most part the same, but the accent is hugely different. I haven't lived in quebec for any part of my life so despite living in french-speaking switzerland and travelling to france often, I only understand about 35% of this interview.
  29. Hnefi

    Jolly's Polys

    If I were you, I would be too considering what you did to the J90s. Sent from my Moto G (5) using Tapatalk
  30. Hnefi

    Jolly's Polys

    I'm surprised the GPMP is better durability wise than the Wilsons. I've heard so many horror stories of those frames snapping in half on the machines. Sent from my Moto G (5) using Tapatalk
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