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    Spring 2024 NCAA upsets

    He is very good. UT has had a handful of good #1's in the last decade (regardless of how good the team is, the #1 was often one of, if not the best player in the MAC) but this guy is probably the best.
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    Toledo Men's Tennis

    This past weekend UT won the MAC for the first time in 50 years. Doubtful they will win a round in the team tournament, but as a fan, this has been an enjoyable year.
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    Toledo Men's Tennis

    Not sure what his elligibility is, but he is listed as a junior, so hopefully he'll come back for another year. Lot's of upperclassmen in the starting lineup currently.
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    Toledo Men's Tennis

    I know Toledo isn't exactly a tennis powerhouse in the MAC, but they have been having a great season, and and the #1 has won 39(!!) consecutive matches. He has two wins over Big 10 opponents and had a DNF against Ohio State. I probably wouldn't put any money on the team making a big splash at...
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    yonex polytour rev white garbage string?

    Never played Rev, so I can't speak to how it plays, but just about any string is going to be nice when you're restringing every day.
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    Ultra Tour String Playtest Thread

    I've been using it since the summer of 2021. I like them quite a bit. Only mod was adding a leather grip. I've used a few strings in them before taking a hiatus, and really liked ALU Rough, but had settled on Poly Tour Pro because I had gotten a reel for cheap. Since getting back into playing...
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    Ultra Tour String Playtest Thread

    Currently using an Ezone Tour 98 strung with a variety of different poly strings. I've taken an extended break from tennis, and I've only gotten back into it within the last month or two.
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    Does Jenson Brooksby have a bad attitude?

    You've described half the regular posters on Talk Tennis. Brooksby's game is unattractive but has nothing to do with him as a person. Many people belittling him are the same ones that would find a way to justify their favorite player having a similar outburst.
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    Ezone 98 Tour String Suggestions

    Thanks for the recs everyone! I have been using ALU Soft still and I'm liking it a lot, but I've noticed how quickly this frame eats strings (compared to my Ultra Tour). I have sets of PTP, Poly Tour Spin, Hyper G, and Confidential ready to try. Also, I've read some comments about arm issues...
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    Ezone 98 Tour String Suggestions

    Thanks for the rec! My main concern there is durability. Yesterday I strung a racquet with Poly Tour Spin 16L and hit with it today for about 90 minutes and the strings are already notching up much faster than what I'm used to.
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    Ezone 98 Tour String Suggestions

    I was thinking of trying PTP. My concern with gut/poly was that it would be much more powerful than what I'm used to, and I don't like stringing much above 55.
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    Ezone 98 Tour String Suggestions

    For those of you that use/have used this stick, what strings do you like in it? I have been using dense 18x20's for the past 5 years strung mostly with ALU or a gut/poly hybrid. Currently I have ALU Soft in my Ezone and am liking that, but I'm curious what others like.
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    Help me rate these strings by power?

    Solinco Hyper G--Least powerful in m experience, though it'll play soft at lower tensions Solinco Confidential--Softer than Hyper G and with a little more pop, but not powerful Head Lynx--Felt like Synthetic gut, imo. Good power from a poly made worse by bad tension maintenance Head...
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    The mystery surrounding Head LM Instinct XL Tour

    Your image isn't showing up so that's not helpful. IIRC, the Tour XL was a 16x19 while the regular MP was an 18x19.
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    Luxilon Alu is a joke

    Does ALU drop off in playability after a bit? Sure, but so does every poly. In my experience, ALU after 6 hours still plays better than Hyper G or Tour Bite after 3. Do I miss some shots I would've made if the string was fresh? Maybe, but I miss even more from poor footwork or timing.
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    Ultra Tour 97 Grommets

    Hey @TW Staff, any idea if/when you'll be getting these grommets back in stock? It seems like every time I check back they're still out of stock.
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    Average and smallest racquet head size on tour

    @vsbabolat played on the pro tour???
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    Kirschbaum Proline-X - good

    I'm a bigger fan of rough because it is even softer, but I agree, it doesn't play as stiff as the numbers suggest.
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    Kirschbaum Proline-X - good

    Max Power and Max Power Rough are good options
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    TF Icecode prone to break or bad stringjob?

    Just looks like a shank, not necessarily a bad string job. Also, ink struggles to stay on poly, just how it is.
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    Wilson Duo Power or Ultimate Duo opinions/experiences?

    Imo, you'll get more spin, but I agree that a stiff poly in the crosses is going to shred NXT.
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    Done with full bed gut. Way too harsh!

    I’ve strung 16 gauge gut in an 18x20 at 63 and thought it was soft after 30 minutes of hitting. Interesting to see how your perspective is so different than my own.
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    Do Any of You Prefer Regular Syn Gut?

    I’m normally a poly player but I strung a UT with Gideon Micro Super at 66 the other day and it plays well. It’s firm without being too stiff, produces decent spin, and the stringbed is dense so it should last me a while.
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    Are you stringing during the pandemic?

    It's snowed where I am too, (NW Ohio) but I've still seen people hitting and have made it to public courts a couple times when the weather is slightly more cooperative.
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    Gut/Alu Power vs. gut/4g, differences?

    4G will be a more consistent cross throughout its life. ALU will play much better for the first few hours, then you’ll have a period where it will be decent before dropping off a cliff. 4G is more stable but will never have the fresh ALU magic.
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    Jolly's Polys

    Where are you guys getting grey fire? I want to try a set but can’t find it anywhere.
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    A string you had such high hopes for but was a complete bust...???

    Diadem strings across the board were disappointing to me. I even had a discount on their products and never found a string that worked for me, although Flash was probably my favorite offering. More and more now, I am finding myself disappointed when I string my racquets with Solinco Tour Bite...
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    Lowest tension you have ever used?

    Some strings are better suited to lower tensions than others. Some players are also more tension sensitive than others. I've found that stringing in the low-mid 40's seems to mitigate how noticeable tension loss is compared to stringing in the 50's.
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    anyone here use gut/hybrid in a racquet with 18 mains? does the durability issues of the gut go away with 18 mains?

    I have an Ultra Tour (dense 18x20--at least imo) strung with 16 gauge VS Touch mains and a smooth poly cross back in December. I've hit with it for maybe 8 hours in that time. It's barely notched and is still quite playable although it has certainly gotten a bit softer. If I were to go play a...
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    Have you played with the Wilson nPro Open?

    Like a Pure Drive or Head Extreme but a bit softer. Pretty cool stick back in the N Code, K Factor, and early BLX days.