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  1. TypeRx

    Anyone use Ashaway MonoGut ZX ?

    What tension are you using? What racket is it in? Pre-stretched or not? If pre-stretched, what was your process? I think Ashaway Monogut ZX Pro is very powerful compared to poly, multi, or syn guts I've tried (30+). It is similar to natural gut in terms of inherent power. In terms of comfort...
  2. TypeRx

    2023 Nationals Week 5 Simulations

    Wonder why TX swapped their singles guy out for the final match. Perhaps he was too drained. Nice to see "Middle States" (Philly) represent!
  3. TypeRx

    18x20 Wilson Shift prototype

    The Pro Labs version of the 315 measured a 65 RA vs. the production 68 RA?? Was there any documentation of this change? I have 2 Pro Labs 315s and it looks like the grommets are a bit flimsy...already have to replace them due to some splitting. No biggie...maybe my only complaint about the...
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    5 months with Tennis Elbow so far; help :-(

    Yeah, no, strongly disagree. Tendon (and ligament) related injuries take a LOOOOONG time to heal, much of which is driven by poor perfusion. A calf tear does take a long time to heal (depending on extent of the tear) but that is due to different factors than TE/GE. TE/GE are tendinopathies and...
  5. TypeRx

    Thinnest overgrip on the market that's also tacky?

    I like the Wilson Pro Sensation overgrip. They are 25% thinner than the normal pro overgrips (don't know how many mm) and have tack when new...but are more suede feeling (like Yonex Supergrap) when a bit worn.
  6. TypeRx

    5 months with Tennis Elbow so far; help :-(

    You don't use it to massage anything...just spin it around for 5-10 mins to get your wrist and forearms loose. It is kind of like a fidget spinner but bigger lol.
  7. TypeRx

    18x20 Wilson Shift prototype

    I am absolutely loving my pre-production Shift Pro 315 rackets.....bought them from the forum classifieds. Switched from the v7 Blade (16x19) and was worried about the 18x20 string pattern but have to say that i am generating basically as much spin but with a bit more heaviness than before...
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    5 months with Tennis Elbow so far; help :-(

    Don't remember exactly...but regularly! I used a hot water bottle a few times a day (15-20 mins each time) and usually warmed up my elbow before I played with another session. I'd take the hot water bottle with and rested my arm on it in the car when driving to matches. I'd also do various...
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    5 months with Tennis Elbow so far; help :-(

    Like Shroud mentioned, for me a game changer was adding heat to my prior golfer's elbow...not ICE. If there is no discernible swelling, ice reduces blood flow (and pain sensation, but doesn't necessarily help healing). Heat will increase blood flow to the poorly perfused tendon and helped get me...
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    5 months with Tennis Elbow so far; help :-(

    Agree for the most part. I think janky technique for amateurs like me and the propensity to over-exert ourselves contributes to TE/GE a lot. No doubt "warmup" and "cool down" which would include targeted massage, etc. would help limit injury.
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    5 months with Tennis Elbow so far; help :-(

    Answer is yes. You can absolutely massage ankle/achilles and calves! I don't use it for that though. I'm telling everyone here...get one and if it doesn't help, send it back. Literally just a couple days with it has released my emerging golfer's elbow (had in 2018 and took 7 months to fully...
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    5 months with Tennis Elbow so far; help :-(

    Go and get this. If this link doesn't work go to the Bezos ship and search for Rolflex Pro leverage foam roller ($63.99). It is rarely on sale like this and is absolutely worth it. Use this to massage and release adhesions/knots and loosen tight muscles in your forearm. Follow with therabar...
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    2023 Nationals Week 1 Simulations Posted - Texas 3.5 at it again

    Love the carrot vs. stick idea you present. Funny how something as small as a logo shirt, entry in a drawing (free ticket to a tennis match) or something, or recognition on the USTA website, etc. could be reserved for people that work their way up from one C rating to another. Make the...
  14. TypeRx

    2023 Nationals Week 1 Simulations Posted - Texas 3.5 at it again

    This seems reasonable but it is so easy to skirt. The self rate plays "at level" and manages their scores for the minimum matches needed to advance to sectionals. And then they unleash at sectionals/finals. This whole thing is like that old quote about porn - "you know it when you see it"...
  15. TypeRx

    2023 Nationals Week 1 Simulations Posted - Texas 3.5 at it again

    A true self-rate IMO has no expectations of post-season or anything like that. They should be new to USTA or at least haven't played in years. I guess I base it on my own experience where I only self-rated to get started and then got a C rating over time.
  16. TypeRx

    2023 Nationals Week 1 Simulations Posted - Texas 3.5 at it again

    Don't limit self-rates from playing league...just post-season (sectionals (or maybe state when they have it) and nationals). It is so simple. I don't like the limiting of appeal players, as at least there is some history and regulation over awarding that status.
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    2023 Nationals Week 1 Simulations Posted - Texas 3.5 at it again

    Yeah but sectionals I believe is managed by the sections and their own rules, not necessarily the same criteria for USTA Nationals. So, a lot more beauracracy to get through
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    2023 Nationals Week 1 Simulations Posted - Texas 3.5 at it again

    The simplest fix (not full but partial fix) would be to NOT allow self-rates to participate in nationals. Policing tanking and what not is very hard.
  19. TypeRx

    Has anyone tried products at pharmacy for leg cramps?

    I'm a pharmacist so I am naturally skeptical about a lot of this stuff. A couple things to do if you know you are prone to cramps: 1. Hydrate well in advance. Good old water is just fine for pre-hydration 2. Hydrate during your match. Don't overdo it with the electrolyte solutions, but...
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    2023 Nationals Week 1 Simulations Posted - Texas 3.5 at it again

    As someone who "fell wrath" to the Texas team during 2019 nationals, none of this is surprising. The captain recruits far and wide and picks up a lot of VERY strong self-rated players.
  21. TypeRx

    Favourite tennis balls

    If you haven't tried Babolat Gold Championship balls you really should. I have been a loyal Pro Penn user for the past few years (US Opens I find a bit "heavy" feeling, Dunlop ATP don't last, regular Penn's I avoid like the plague, etc.) but a friend gave me a couple cans of the Babolat's to try...
  22. TypeRx

    Most open string spacing 18x20 racquets

    Just tried out the Wilson SHIFT Pro (99 sq in, 18x20, 315g). It is remarkable how much spin I am generating with this racket compared to my Blade v7 98 18x20. So, I don't know how open the spacing is relative to other 18x20 rackets but can say the overall design provides comparable spin to a...
  23. TypeRx

    Stringing instructions for Yonex Percept 100?

    Guys - my GF picked up a Percept 100 16x19 the other day and asked me to string it up. I have read it is very similar to the V Core Pro 100. Tennis Warehouse says that you skip 7T/7H and 9T/9H on the mains with no information on tie offs/or cross start...
  24. TypeRx

    Another good one from Jeff

    I know Tae but have never taken a lesson with him (really havent taken lessons period). Maybe I take a couple to see what Lock & Roll is all about. I see him instructing kids but not as many hacker adults.
  25. TypeRx

    Wilson Eco-Friendly Rackets

    What Wilson should do RE: the whole tree planting thing is NOT pass that cost on to the consumer. That should be a CSR expense if they see it as being important/worthwhile and want to be a good corporate partner and citizen. There should also be some sort of recycling program for old rackets...
  26. TypeRx

    NTRP Nationals - Surprise AZ - Who will be here?

    Surprise, AZ is an OK spot for USTA nationals (I've been there for 2 different Nationals events now). Plenty of courts, clean facility, good lights. The courts play slow and promote a significant bounce, so those that hit groundies and serves with a lot of spin, expect the effect to be...
  27. TypeRx

    Wilson Eco-Friendly Rackets

    I think I like the "naked" look but who knows until you see them in person. RE: v8 blades -- NO! I dont want them to release anything new because then I will inevitably demo, like, and end up buying more rackets LOL
  28. TypeRx

    Wilson Eco-Friendly Rackets

    I do wonder where they add the weight to account for the reduction from no paint/clear and how that might affect the balance of these rackets relative to a painted one.
  29. TypeRx

    Wilson Eco-Friendly Rackets

    Last winter they had the Triniti club packs on sale (60 balls in a big cardboard box, I think) for <$75 IIRC. I was going to buy to use as hitters/hopper balls but decided against as I already had a couple cases of Pro Penns around. The Triniti balls play ROCK hard but do seem to last. They...
  30. TypeRx

    Wilson Eco-Friendly Rackets

    So, I receive an email from Wilson this morning featuring their limited edition "naked" line. No paint, dyes, or packaging so COGS should be lower than their existing rackets. They also used algae-based plastics to improve biodegradability. But, I figured due to "exclusivity", they would simply...
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