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    Any poly better than Lxn 4G for tension maintenance?

    What about Kirschbaum Super Smash? Is this pre-stretched too? I thought so but it's description doesn't say so...
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    The Decline of Proper Cushioning

    Volleyball shoes. :laughing: Asics Sky Elite FF. It has old school thick cushion with their top the line cushion material "FF".
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    Velocity but livelier

    gut/velocity hybrid?
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    Race to YE#1 2023 - Djokovic v. Alcaraz

    If I were Alcaraz, I probably don't have strong motivation to make any effort to finish YE#1. I would know Novak is #1 this year.
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    Djokovic News

    OMG It's simply mind boggling.
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    Djokovic News

    Plus he is going to be year end number 1 for this year. Is this 8th or 9th year? OMG.
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    Your Top 5 volleyers of all time?

    It's really surprising to see people talk about Federer in this discussions indeed. Federer's follow up and finishing volleys are considered only average by ATP coaches in this era alone, lol.
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    Prince Official - Racquets

    dang, it looks like i lost a chance to pick up 2019 Tour 100p at $79, no?
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    Head Velocity

    I liked it. I used 58 lbs on 15L gut mains and 53 lbs on V crosses. I absolutely loved the control and spins of FB V but at times felt lack of pops on my 18x20 bed (and could not find good lower tension to compensate it). Gut mains and V crosses was good blend of power and control I enjoyed. I...
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    Head Velocity

    Just popped 16g V crosses which have been hybrided with Babolat Tonic natural gut 15L mains. It lasted about 50 hours on my 18x20 string bed and I was really surprised to see virtually no notching on the gut mains ! Well it's not really "no" notching but it was the least amount of notching I've...
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    Nadal News 2.0

    "The team also tended to an old injury to the labrum of the Spaniard’s left hip." When did Rafa have an injury to the labrum of his hip joint?
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    Nadal News 2.0

    This has all the details we need.:-D Thanks!
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    2023 Roland Garros - Men's Singles

    Wild does not look nervous to me. it looks the opposite to me. A bit too nonchalant considering this chance of his career so far, no?
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    Nadal News 2.0

    "revise" meaning they have worked on the muscle before? I mean some surgery done before this?
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    2023 Roland Garros - Men's Singles

    Is it just me? I sense a bit of Kyrgios type of negative vibe from Thiago. Does he want to play tennis?
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    Nadal News 2.0

    AFAIK, it's supposed to be a hip flex muscle, not a hip joint issue. It's odd for one to be sidelined for 4+ months with muscle injury. I have a concern that it might be more than just muscle injury therefore. I think that's why Rafa thinks there is a risk of nearing a retirement, I am afraid, no?
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    Nadal News 2.0

    I have a feeling that Rafa might come back earlier than expected and 2024 does not end up as his final year. And long after he retires, he comes back at 60 and wins another Roland Garros.:laughing:
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    Nadal faced the very best of Federer at Wimbledon than Djokovic ever did

    Will Djokovic tie or better Federer's record at Wimbledon?
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    Hybrid stringing tensions different

    You meant crossing with polys, right? And you mean you start from your optimal poly cross tension and add 4,5 # for multis and nat guts mains ?
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    Isospeed Second Service. First string from 100% recycled PET bottles.

    This makes me think we should definitely recycle our strings.
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    Those thinking Djokovic is going to dominate for 4-5 years more are mistaken.

    You are still holding on to "Federer is so special that only Federer can do that" pseudo religion with those last remaining not so important records achieved when either or both of Nadal and Djokovic were having injury breaks? LOL :-D Should I say you are true fan or true believer, no? My hats...
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    Those thinking Djokovic is going to dominate for 4-5 years more are mistaken.

    Teenagers are coming up strong. :-D Question is how many more slams Nadal and Djokovic will win? And luck is important. One more serious injury and 6+ month out, will seriously hamper their chances.
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    Paris Masters Final: Novak Djokovic vs. Holger Vitus Nødskov Rune

    Alcaraz and Sinners serves looks more than fine to me. sinner's has more room to improve but Alcaraz's has all the ingredients to be a great serve.
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    Head Velocity

    May I ask you what frames and tensions for the synthetic gut and V? Thanks.
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    Djokovic on Rune and Alcaraz difference: "Rune has the better backhand and Alcaraz has better forehand"

    What makes me smile about Rune's game is he has retro tennis elements. He still plays modern baseline game but his aggressive serve returns are almost reminisce of Agassi who killed serve and volleyers. And the way he constantly changing ball striking timings and pulls trigger early in a point...
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    Paris Masters Final: Novak Djokovic vs. Holger Vitus Nødskov Rune

    I like both Alcaraz and Rune. And Sinner too. Exciting tennis expected from this generation. And I hope this stupid fanatic fandom on big 3 subsides from now on. Last 20 years have been flooded with these stupid fandoms too much. Just enjoy fantastic tennis.
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    "Today's 33 is our 27." - Ivan Lendl explaining the Great Age Shift in tennis.

    Yeah definitely age shift but slow bouncy surfaces help. Plus other factors such as ranking and tournament seeding systems which are more protective for existing top players.
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    Paris Masters Final: Novak Djokovic vs. Holger Vitus Nødskov Rune

    I'm surprised retro tennis elements somehow found their spaces in tennis again.
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    Paris Masters Final: Novak Djokovic vs. Holger Vitus Nødskov Rune

    Rune is much needed fresh new change in this boring modern tennis.
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