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    Grommets for 2014 Wilson Blade 98s

    My son uses my old Blade 98s - https://www.tennis-warehouse.com/learning_center/racquet_reviews/B98GSreview.html . He loves the racket. I can't find replacement grommets for them. Am I out of luck?
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    Wilson Blade V8 - touch up paint

    Before and after - A little touch up -- 1st coat -- I think I need to dab a little for the copper to show more:
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    Wilson Blade V8 - touch up paint

    Quick sample: I haven't done the racket yet.
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    Wilson Blade V8 - touch up paint

    I ordered this - will be here next week. If nothing else, my wife will have fancy nails.
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    Wilson Blade V8 - touch up paint

    The colors do not match. Not enough copper. I did find this: https://www.ilnp.com/nail-polish/nostalgia-h/
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    Wilson Blade V8 - touch up paint

    My sone just brought them to me. Testing today. Also brought a clear coat to seal.
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    Wilson Blade V8 - touch up paint

    They found two that they say will match. I haven't seen them yet. When the bottles make it this way, I'll report back.
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    Wilson Blade V8 - touch up paint

    The nail salon is researching. Stand by... :)
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    Wilson Blade V8 - touch up paint

    Doh -- I dropped the ball on this. I forgot about it. I'll send one with her this week.
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    Hypre-G to V-Square - Full bed or hybrid?

    Played with the full bed of Tour Bite 16L at 45lbs. Surprisingly, I played well. Of course, I didn't hit with first -- I just played some doubles with some guys. Serve returns were MUCH better feeling than before and returning rockets was much better. My serving was OKish -- was a little...
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    Hypre-G to V-Square - Full bed or hybrid?

    Ordered both in 16L. I'll try TB first -- I'll leave my other racket strung with the hyper-g, just in case I can't keep anything in the court. If all is OK, I'll string the confidential to compare.
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    Hypre-G to V-Square - Full bed or hybrid?

    Thanks. I'll try at 45 and see how it goes.
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    Hypre-G to V-Square - Full bed or hybrid?

    Thanks for the advice. Which gauge do you recommend? I'm going to order some tour bite and confidential to to try both.
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    Hypre-G to V-Square - Full bed or hybrid?

    I had played with Wilson Revolve Spin 17G for years, with open pattern rackets. I moved to the Blade V8 20m for the added control. I didn't love the Wilson strings. I tried Hyper-G and liked them a lot. I tried 16-18G and bought a reel of 18G. I had been stringing them at 60. I...
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    Blade V8 Official Thread.

    I just moved down in tension from 60/61 to 55. Still plays well -- a bit of a head game I have to overcome with the concern of flying out. When it does, it seems generally I'm poking at the ball as opposed to swinging through. When I pay attention to technique I can barely tell the...
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    Wilson Blade V8 - touch up paint

    Not yet. My wife now says a different color matches. My son's girlfriend's parents own a nail salon. I'm going to send one with them to see if they can match it.
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    Your favorite polys in 18x20 rackets

    I'm working my way down -- I was at 60/61.
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    String Debate: What’s the best tension for your tennis racquet? Benefits of low tensions!

    Restrung my Blade V8 18m with Hyper-G 18G @55. Played Saturday and felt and played very well. I have been trying to not swing away at every ball -- this helped. I'm going to play with it this way for a little while and then may try to go a little lower.
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    Your favorite polys in 18x20 rackets

    Blade V8 18m -- Hyper G 18 gauge - just lowered the tension to 55 -- diggin it.
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    String Debate: What’s the best tension for your tennis racquet? Benefits of low tensions!

    In the past, I have lowered the tension and always gone back. I haven't tried it with Hyper-G, yet.
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    String Debate: What’s the best tension for your tennis racquet? Benefits of low tensions!

    I've been considering going lower. I typically string around 60 with 18g hyper G on a Wilson Blade V8 18m. I don't know if it's physical or mental -- when I go lower, I lose control -- especially on volleys.
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    Bag Recommendations

    I've had the Geau bag for about nine months -- still looks new. Still like it, a lot. I don't have to dig through my bag to find "stuff". I generally only have two rackets, one on each side. It will fit two on each side -- a bit snug and I offset the handles, so they fit. It's actually...
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    Can you stretch (widen) tennis shoes?

    I used the stretcher for about 48 hours. Played a few sets in them yesterday. I didn't lace them as tight as I usually do, just in case. Very comfortable. I had some forward movement in the shoe, due to not being laced tight enough. A little tenderness maybe, but no pain.
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    Adidas Ubersonic 4 Thread

    I have the UB4's. I just bought the Wilson Rush Pro 3.5s, which are uber comfortable so far. The UB3s were perfect for me. I liked the UB4 - didn't loved them.
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    Can you stretch (widen) tennis shoes?

    I really liked some of the older Asics Gel Resolutions, until they changed them -- then I fell in love with the Ubersonic 3's - and then they changed them. These changes were not tweaks -- they were more a complete retooling -- effectively making them a brand new shoe. Were these updates or...
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    Can you stretch (widen) tennis shoes?

    I saw that. I don't want to weaken to the point the material tears. I'll try them on tomorrow and repeat.
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    Can you stretch (widen) tennis shoes?

    I had stuffed a couple of hiking socks with shoe trees. I ordered a stretcher - they're in now -- we'll see how it goes.
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    Wilson Blade V8 - touch up paint

    Have a couple small, but glaring chips - I haven't had them long enough to not care about the paint job :). Looking for a close match. Amazon.com: OPI Nail Lacquer, Alpaca My Bags, Green Nail Polish, Peru Collection, 0.5 fl oz : Beauty & Personal Care My wife thinks Suzi is the closest...
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    Can you stretch (widen) tennis shoes?

    I ordered a stretcher. It's something I'll probably use on all of my shoes.
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    Can you stretch (widen) tennis shoes?

    I just stuffed a hiking sock in each one and jammed in the cedar shoe trees. Maybe at least it will break them in.
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