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    court-level view

    fans like the top-down view, but players like the court-level view... (on tv I couldn't watch a whole match like this, yet can sit courtside if it's live, and like to see these on youtube, it's the player view... yeah?)
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    My UTR, what's yours?

    4.39 ugh, what's yours?
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    Carbon fibre plate in shoe?

    Is everyone aware of a carbon fibre plate being now put in running shoes? I hadn't heard about this till now and so did youtube research (YR!) Will this innovation make it's way to tennis shoes? In the video above watch him try to compress the shoes toe to heel, they don't compress! I am...
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    Vote for posts?

    Is there an add-in for vBulletin which would allow us to "thumbs-up" or "+1" individual posts - so that in long threads, or when you are cramped for time, it would be possible to skim and read the posts that users have marked as important or significant or worthy of attention? It would offer...
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    Pure Drive 2015 v Blade 98 16 x 19?

    How is this possible? How is the Blade 16 x 19 more powerful than than the Pure Drive of 2015? I use light but powerful frames - I don't just like them I need them (being a bit underpowered myself). I thought the PD 2015 might answer my needs and so after demo I am proud owner - however have...
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    Light but powerful

    Taken me years to really realise what works for me. Realise - as in both understanding AND in bringing-to-life. I use light but powerful racquets. I say "but" because light often means not powerful. I thought I'd share my setup, and would like to hear of anything similar (though I'm...
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    Soft but powerful poly?

    I struggle with not getting enough power out of a poly, and also the reverse, not hitting poly hard enough to bend it and get it to exhibit some of the characteristics it's best at. I play doubles so power isn't always foremost. However I'm playing more singles. Can anyone recommend a poly...
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    Tennis Elbow and Leech

    Just got over a bad bout of tennis elbow. It persisted for 2-3 months because in playing I persisted. Which is idiotic. I believe I set it off with poly in my BLX Pro Open (66 stiffness, pre 2012 version). Everything was going along fine with various stringjobs over two years or so...
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    Barricade 6.0 is Barricade 1.0 for me

    What to expect from the 6.0? This is my first Adidas tennis shoe, my first Barricades (though I have lusted after them since Safin wore 2.0s), and I didn't buy one pair, I bought two pairs. I had just rolled my ankle (major) 6 weeks ago, and then again (minor) 1 week ago when just back and...
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    IG Instinct MP

    The YT IG Instinct is a surprising package. Its construction is like one the older Head racquets - big wide beam, meaty throat, solid spin. However it performs a bit sharper than all that implies. Looking closely at the construction reveals that the hoop, smooth and rounded and high...
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    Lighter singles, Heavier doubles?

    Not an equipment-related question exclusively, it's about technique too, I believe, I am stuck and hope anyone will have a shot at answering this... Last night I played doubles and singles. I play with an IG300, Speed MP YT IG300, and am fine with it in doubles but come time for...
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    Rafa, Hewitt, Courier Sampras racquet weights

    Courier and Hewitt commentating the 2011 AusOpen here. They are talking about racquet weights, as Courier couldn't believe how light Rafa's racquet is. Courier said Rafa's Babolat AeroPro Drive GT is 311 grams. The compared that to Sampras' 400 grams. And to Courier own 380 grams he...
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    BLX Tour feedback page

    Hi Couple of things about your page http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/feedback-WTBLX.html Can you put paragraph breaks in? Can you take out BounceHitBounceHit - he is talking about a diff racquet. R
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    BLX Tour & KTour - Tourists & Talkers

    BLX Tour is new - what's your view? Interesting, play testers feedback already published & incorporated here http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/feedback-WTBLX.html. (It's-a-bit-hard-to-read-without-paragraph-breaks!) Were you palytesters asked to submit or was that automatically done? The KTour...
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    Luxilon M2

    What should I expect from the Luxilon M2 Pro 16L String ? Good feedback so far... Wnat to use it in mains crossed with Forten sweet 17...
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    Black Eye & Bruise

    Blam - ball got behind me a bit on the baseline and lazily I swung while leaning backwards at it bringing my head in line with the follow-through and kerblammo I struck the racket hoop perpendicular to my eyebrow and eye socket (glad it wasn't horizontal with the socket!) - result: one vertical...
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    Big Server - HT Play Him?

    Got a big match in 2 days time - help me play this big server. He's got that big wind-up, big knee bend a la Boris Becker (and weirdly same haricut and kind-of eighties clothes). Obviously I've played him before and, just the one set, it's at night, he won 6-0. I can't even begin to climb...
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    Murray's Rad Pro Wimbledon

    Here's the pic: http://twitpic.com/6r9e2 Murray warmup with new YT Rad Pro pj. Andy Roddick hat on (apparently).
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    Head Black Strings

    Will these beasts of blackness help us sight the ball? Given that it is the ball that is the object we have to sight and that is created to be luminous against whatever court surface we play on, be it the white balls of old on grass, to today's bright yellow, I realise that it is of secondary...
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    Vapor IV

    Okay have been wearing these Vapor IV for about 3 months (TW sale thank you). Initially I was worried because they seemed so light and the leather seemed papery and even creased somewhat like thin paper. Fitting on like a glove I was still confident they would perform well. And they...
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    Doc, just can't take it anymore...

    6 months of pain - ach! - not going away. I have a persistent tight pain down the outside of my ankle - the tendon or muscles (?) running through underside of the protruding ankle knuckle and attaching to the outside base of my foot halfway along - gad I just wish it would go away. Physio...
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    Sore, tired arches

    Not like someone's been paintballing the soles of your feet. More like the cat licked your arches to death. Playing in old model Head shoes (not recent ones) and after about 2 hours get sore, achey arches. What specifically is causing this? Lack of arch support? No shoe stability...
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    Poly-ish but not poly...

    I have been enjoying using Lux TiMO for over a year. I got some good advice here about another softer poly I was hoping to use (SPPP), but I'm pretty decided that I can no longer use poly - at all. I have had a bout of TE, and after 3 months it's getting better. What's changed? No poly, a...
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    SPPP 16 - ouch??!!?

    Got some SPPP 16L (1.28 ) at 56 in a Babolat Pure Storm 07 and have been experiencing an electric rumble of shock down the racquet and into my arm. I now have TE (though there could be other contributing factors to do with lifting that may have added to the TE). Have been stepping on the...
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    A Win for the Old Girls

    heh heh http://www.smh.com.au/news/Sport/McEnroe-beats-Scud-in-seniors-clash/2007/10/22/1192940970258.html John McEnroe beats Mark Philippoussis, I hope you can see this, should be accessible. Ferreira won the tournament - I have seen him play and he has a great game indeed, very patient...
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    Shipping costs - levels of price?

    I have an intl. order which when it is $233 USD the shipping is $48. However if I add one of your very own and might I say rather nice TW 6-pack bags it puches it over $240 and the shipping blows out to $62. Adding a $7 item should not add $13 postage. So I will forgo the bag of...
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    Wilson K Factor Six-One Tour - "Tour"???

    Hi on your page http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Reviews/SP03BK/SP03BKReview.html you say Gran usses "Granville 5.5 all-court player currently using a Wilson K Factor Six-One Tour 95." Where is this Six-One Tour? I cannot see a "tour" of the 95???? (PS. am using the K Six-One 95 16...
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    Hawkeye

    Unsure where this belongs. In the site about Hawkeye http://www.hawkeyeinnovations.co.uk they have this PDF http://www.hawkeyeinnovations.co.uk/UserFiles/File/Read%20about%20Hawk-Eye%20at%20the%20Wimbledon%20Mens%20Singles%20Final.pdf specifically see page 6 Look how much distance...
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    A Tale of Two Racquets.

    When sucking a dummy, I started playing with a MW200G in one hand, and a Head greeny-black 102in. (660?) something in the other hand. (Just not at the same time ;) ok.) Now after years of playing I still flip-flop between what these two represent - on the one hand the knife-edge low-powered...
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    Optimal weight

    We all like different racquet weights: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=141554 And given the classic sw2 thread http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=112739&highlight=sw2 We experiment a lot to try out weight's influence on our games. However, while mucking...
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