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    Adidas Barricade 2021

    I attempted to submit a warranty claim for the shoelace eyelet snapping...but it was denied because my claim was about 3 weeks after their 6 month warranty period. Not sure there's any outsole warranty with these Barricades...but you can call them and find out.
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    Adidas Barricade 2021

    Thanks for the tip...called Adidas. They had me fill out a warranty claim with photos attached. 6-month warranty.
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    Adidas Barricade 2021

    Have had these Barricades for a couple of months now. Really liked playing in them...until the shoelace eyelet broke loose at the top of the shoe. Fortunately, you can thread the laces through a tiny hole where the eyelet was. Still, I feared this would eventually happen (as others on this...
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    Adidas Barricade 2021

    Happy to report after rolling the dice on the new Barricades that...I like them. As a long time Barricade fan, I was pretty unsure of how this rev. would work out (the ugly adidas logo notwithstanding). My takeways: 1) sizing/fit is the same as the 2018 Barricades, 2) you need to wear 2 pair...
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    Why can't NCAA players make it as Pros?

    U.S. players work plenty hard enough. The issue is that the 5 star tennis players in the U.S. might be the very best tennis players, but they are not the very best athletes.
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    Adidas Barricade 2021

    Tennis Spin just reviewed the Barricades...4 people tried them, 4 people said they were a miss.
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    Adidas Barricade 2021

    Which version attracted the teenage kids attention...white w/salmon or white/black checkerboard?
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    Adidas Barricade 2021

    As I feared...new Barricades are about the ugliest looking shoe in the market. Waited and waited...for this!!! Have no clue what's going on with the Adidas brand. They ruled tennis, and now with this type of stuff, they've continued to invite the Asics of the world to take their market share...
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    Adidas Barricade 2021

    Yep...biggest fear: holding out for the new Barricades, but then they're so ugly, you can't buy them.
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    Adidas Crew Shirt Sizing

    Thanks all. Sounds like staying with an XL for Adidas will fit the way I like...loose, but not sloppy loose.
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    Adidas Crew Shirt Sizing

    Been awhile since I bought a tennis shirt. I have forever gone with an XL (I'm 6'0", 180 lbs.). But when I check out the TW video associated with Adidas shirts, they always show a model in my height/weight wearing a Medium. I don't like the tight, clingy fit, but I'm wondering if the current...
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    What feels and plays like a Pure Strike 98 without the vibration?

    Long time Pure Drive guy that recently changed to the Pure Strike 98. Love the control of the frame. Really a great racquet. I found it to be more forgiving than the Blade 98. Pure Strike had a tad more power and from my view had less mishit vibration than the Blade. Also found the Pure...
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    Pure Drive replacement rackuet - softer / more comfort wanted

    I was a long time Pure Drive guy (back to 2003), but started to notice arm issues the last couple of years. I played with RPM Blast/biphase hybrid set up. Decided to go on a local demo program during COVID and ultimately landed on the Pure Strike. The Pure Strike is about 10% less stiff than...
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    Pure Strike RA vs. Pure Drive RA--will lower RA with PS be noticeable for my arm?

    Been a long time Pure Drive guy (since 2003), been playing with the 2012 version (black), which has been described as pretty harsh on the arm. I've had some in/out shoulder/arm issues over the years with the PD (though typically not while playing). Still, I love the Babolat frames, and I'm...
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