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    Nike Air Tech Challenge - 2020 Agassi

    The other color is Black Lava---mostly black with that pink-colored Lava swoosh. The construction is like the original Air Tech Challenge II. Do a search for an image and you'll find it.
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    Hilarious how deeply Chris downplays her abilities

    My favorite Evert stat is her 125 claycourt match wins in a row, the longest single-surface winning streak in the Open Era, male or female. (She lost just 8 sets back then.)
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    Dumbest “racquet technology”

    Remember years ago when Head put an Intelli-chip in their new racquet, allowing the stick to become either less or more stiff upon impact with the ball? (They even tried this in their snow skis.) The chip probably had a bug or a virus in it, because the racquet was laughed off the market within...
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    Why didn't Ivanesivic have more success than one semi at the US Open?

    "I still break racquets, but now I do it in a positive way." Goran, later in his career.
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    Pro quality hitting is magical

    I've hit with 3 former pros---what struck me most was their nearly perfect body mechanics (stroke production), and their great footwork. The way they produced heavy topspin with heat and placed the ball on a dime everytime almost made me quit the game. But I didn't.
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    Any new Prince bags coming in 2020?

    Hey, Brit! How about it? Especially 6-pack bags. Thanks.
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    Which FC machine works best with Wise 2086 tensioner

    As usual, thank you, Irv. You're the best.
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    Which FC machine works best with Wise 2086 tensioner

    Anyone know if a Gamma 5003 (6 point) would hook up with a Wise easily? Would it need an adapter? 360 rotation later on? Thanks in advance.
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    Borg, Laver, etc. at Hilton Head

    I have a '76 (or '77) Hilton Head match---Laver/Borg vs. Ashe/Nastase. Laver clearly had the best groundstrokes that day. Nastase regularly flipped out on line calls while Ashe calmly watched nearby. After they lost, Ashe said something like, "Well, I guess we're not well-suited as doubles...
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    Wrist pain due to firmer replacement grip?

    Good luck with the Shock Shield. (I didn't like it---too thick.) Like I said, try a thin cushiongrip. You may like its shock absorption, and so will your wrist. Hey, even Sampras went from a leather/overgrip combo later in his career, to a cushion-overgrip combo (but that was because of...
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    Wrist pain due to firmer replacement grip?

    I love the accuracy I get from a leather grip (and really feeling those bevels), but my tender wrist can't take the pain I get from it, even with an overgrip on top. There's very little shock absorption. So, since I don't like a full thickness cushiongrip, I use a thin one like Prince ResiPro...
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    Prince Classic Graphite 100 grommets?

    Well, I guess that's a no. No big deal---I have a few more grommets left. Again, thanks to TW for offering the POG 100 and its Longbody over the years!
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    Prince Classic Graphite 100 grommets?

    Any chance you'll be getting these beauties back in stock? Thanks again for supplying them earlier this year. TW is the best in the West! (And everywhere else.)
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    Talk Tennis: Tecnifibre HDMX 16 playtest!

    Tension used for playtest---55 lbs. Regular string set up and tension---Head Rip Control 17, at 57 lbs. Racquet used for test---Prince Graphite Classic 100. Power/Control of test string---like others have said, it's more powerful than your usual poly. But I'm not used to a 16 gauge string, so...
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    I got my HDMX test string last week, but all my sticks are freshly strung! All I can do right...

    I got my HDMX test string last week, but all my sticks are freshly strung! All I can do right now is try out that Tecnifibre overgrip…..
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    On a flight to JFK

    I'm really starting to love Intellitour 17. I just may buy a reel of it soon.
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    On a flight to JFK

    See if Gilles Simon is still using Intellitour in his mains with a poly cross, or just the full bed of multi. Thanks.
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    Best non poly you've ever tried? Need advice

    If anyone's interested, probably the only pro in the Top 50 who uses a full bed of multi or a multi/poly hybrid is Gilles Simon, currently at #34. He's been using Head IntelliTour as a main string or in a full bed for years now. Being a multi fan, I tried it recently and really liked it, but...
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    Know anything about Guitar Amps?

    Try another guitar cable.
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    Tecnifibre - new logo and identity

    Bring back Technifibre's 515 string! The string that a TF rep once told me---"Oh, it's our flagship string. It'll never be discontinued." 6 months later, it was gone.
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    Best 100in or more for backhand slice and serve?

    I've tried a lot of sticks over the years. Awhile ago, I settled on the Prince Classic 100 Longbody cut down to 27.5". It's the best thing I've found to hit a one-hander, and the extra length gives me alittle more serve pop. This discontinued racquet is now hard to find anywhere, new or used...
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    Great posters no longer active on forum?

    NoBadMojo was another one who really knew his stuff, but yep, got tired of the teenagers posting garbage here.
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    1970 vs 2018

    I think what he meant was, by winning the doubles title, in a way, he completed the college "grand slam", by owning both the singles and doubles titles. That hasn't been done too often, has it? (I know Mac McDonald won both awhile ago, in the same year. Another kid from UCLA....) Or maybe he was...
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    1970 vs 2018

    Jeff is 69 now. He had shoulder surgery in 1980, and in '81 he was ATP's Comeback Player of the Year. When he's not hitting balls here, he's working out at the gym. I once asked him what his best accomplishment was. He said it was in '71 when he won the NCAA doubles championship (after he won...
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    1970 vs 2018

    Sometimes I hit with a guy here in Berkeley. He was once #20 in the world, and beat Laver, Borg (twice), Connors (4 times), Ashe, and Edberg. He also won a doubles tourney with Laver. Next time I see him, I'll ask him how motivated Laver was in 1970. This guy would probably know. (His name? Jeff...
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    The best tennis quotes

    "I still break racquets, but now I do it in a positive way." Goran.
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    Pensacola/Destin, Fla. (4.0/4.5) Ready/Willing to Play!!

    What some people here want to know is, how did the Shroud make it thru Hurricane Mike recently?
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    Prince Original Graphite Poll!

    The POG 100 Longbody, cut down to 27.5". There is no substitute. (I've tried all the sticks out there. Only the original Babolat Pure Control from years ago came close.)
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    US Open 2018 QF: (4) Juan Martín del Potro vs (11) John Isner

    Sorry, but I just tuned into this match---is the roof closed? Gilbert said there's no A/C, anyway.