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  1. Matt H.

    Next Generation of Pro Staff is Here; Pro Staff RF 97 Review

    This is the first Wilson racquet in a long time I'm eager to try. I was a long time user of leaded up 6.0 95 until the discontinuation moved me over to the prestige pros. Hitting the sweet spot on a heavy yet headlight pro staff is an awesome feel.
  2. Matt H.

    Who's greater on clay: Maria Sharapova or Serena Williams?

    The wording is bad. Who's had greater accomplishments on clay? The case could be made for sharapova. But wording anything straight up Serena vs. Sharapova and the answer is Serena. She plays for blood when she plays against Maria and seeks to destroy her. If Serena had played...
  3. Matt H.

    Nadal has won Slams in 10 consecutive years SO FAR...

    pete and fed had streaks of 8 years. 93-00 03-10
  4. Matt H.

    Should Djokovic lose to Nadal in the final...

    out of my mind? please. you joined this forum 5 weeks ago and have 1180 posts? What could you possibly know about anything if you're posting in a forum all day. lol
  5. Matt H.

    Should Djokovic lose to Nadal in the final...

    I thought the Miami match was a tell because Nadal truly does want the Miami crown. He fought hard for it and lost. I thought it might have spelled trouble for him today. Alas, it did not. Being a set up and 5 all in the 2nd, it appeared that the moment got too big for Novak. From a...
  6. Matt H.

    Why is Wawrinka better than Haas?

    Haas has a winning record against Safin. 5-2 overall, 4-1 on hard/indoors.
  7. Matt H.

    Now we have wild cards almost winning M1000's...

    the title of this thread is extremely misleading, and down right dumb. You're implying the term "wild card" like the usual american or australian young guys getting WC's from the US or Australian Open. This is Federer deciding to enter the tournament last minute.
  8. Matt H.

    Why is Wawrinka better than Haas?

    His fastest serve on record is 136mph at Stuttgart in 2001. Because it's been so long, people don't realize he had the power before his shoulder. Have you seen him in person? The dude is muscular and ripped. At 6'3" 190lbs he's capable of power, but the shoulder is the weak point. I...
  9. Matt H.

    Head Graphene Prestige MP... Beast or Bust?

    I jumped on a rare opportunity to buy a brand new set of matched pro-stocks with leather grips. In general I agree. The graphene prestige MP is set up for the power baseline game but it's missing the 2 most important elements: topspin and power. lol
  10. Matt H.

    Dude wants me to pay for his new racquet

    he can want in one hand and crap in the other.... see which gets filled first.
  11. Matt H.

    Question regarding PT57A

    i just sold my PT57A's after 2 years of use. My advice? Go after the Dunlop muscle weave 200g reissues or something made today with a soft flex. The PT57 is a nice frame, but the only way to get decent power is thru added weight. Mine were 365g. Not sure if that will be a problem...
  12. Matt H.

    Head Graphene Prestige MP... Beast or Bust?

    I had a nice 2 hour hitting session on friday. the key to improving the racquet for me was adding 2g of lead in the lower part of the throat. It started to feel like a prestige again. Of course, with the finest calfskin grip, silicone, and a lot of lead it's nowhere close to resembling the...
  13. Matt H.

    When Stan Finishes, will he become this generations Safin?

    Funny pic, I was going to compare more to Thomas Johansson actually. Later stage of career AO win, and I think TJ had a masters series title or two as well.
  14. Matt H.

    Graphene Instability

    i'd venture to say there is almost no actual graphene in these racquets. according to a few articles i've read, the cost of manufacturing graphene is in the order of over $10,000 for the size of a postage stamp. How much do you think ends up on a $200 retail item? Head probably...
  15. Matt H.

    "Best" tennis bag (6-9raqs)

    i guess cuz i'm no longer 20 years old, i don't see the point of needing that many racquets for your local open tournament. Stringing is available on site, and at most you play 2 matches in a day so plenty of re-string time.
  16. Matt H.

    Head Graphene Prestige MP... Beast or Bust?

    got them this weekend. stringing one up tonight. Despite silicone in handle and lead on top they were still only 308g unstrung. I added a little more, and swapped out the red caps for the TK57 caps (these are 4g heavier). certainly looks great with black grommets and a leather grip...
  17. Matt H.

    Better backhand: Gasquet or Wawrinka?

    Gasquet. in his match against Murray at Sony last year, he ripped a chest high backhand 100mph down the line.
  18. Matt H.

    Lunar Ballsitecs DOA?

    to me the shoes looked ugly with the color offerings they had, so i was never buying them. further, $165 (175 after tax) is beyond the price point. Tennis shoes, especially on the green clay here, get trashed pretty quickly.
  19. Matt H.

    New Rankings

    clay court season is going to determine #1. Rafa has a 2nd rd Wimbledon and US Open title to defend, so even if you think he doesn't win either the points should stay about the same because he'll most likely go further at Wimbledon this year.
  20. Matt H.

    Since 2013: Nadal 2-0 vs. Djok at slams, 1-4 at non-slams

    i don't buy your explanation. Nadal's forehand "appears" slow when playing Djokovic. He's just not able to get him out of position as often as earlier in the rivlary.
  21. Matt H.

    Since 2013: Nadal 2-0 vs. Djok at slams, 1-4 at non-slams

    I don't get Djokovic. I watch him play yesterday and within 2 games think to myself there is no way Nadal can win this match. He stretched Nadal all over the court when on offense and his defense could track down any shot. Spin and height looked like it didn't phase him. It was the...
  22. Matt H.

    Roddick was a better player than Hewitt

    I have Roddick over Hewitt because after 2005 Hewitt just simply wasn't even a thought on tour. I can name only 2 moments post 2005 for Hewitt: 09 Wimbledon and this past US Open where he took out Delpo yet still didn't make the quarters. Roddick was making slam quarters and semis on a...
  23. Matt H.

    Love your Prestige Mids people.

    Arms race going on here. lol
  24. Matt H.

    Head Graphene Prestige MP... Beast or Bust?

    I picked up a pair of the pro stock versions that have the finest calfskin and weighted up a bit with silicone in handle and lead under bumper. Interested to see how it performs with a gut hybrid string job, leather grip, and weighted back up to 350g.
  25. Matt H.

    IG Prestige Midplus vs Pro

    If you want the open pattern and power level of the pro, but prefer the feel of the MP....then try the microgel prestige pro. I found it to be softest feeling of the last 4 generations.
  26. Matt H.

    Head Graphene Prestige MP... Beast or Bust?

    I too demo'd this racquet today. My initial thoughts were the red caps HAVE to be swapped out for the black, and that the racket felt like I was playing a babolat pure control/pure storm from back in 2004. Maybe a tad softer since babolats are extremely stiff, but it had pretty much that...
  27. Matt H.

    Tommy Haas' Real Racquet

    Yeah he claimed the matte paint of the hot melt paint job felt very different compared to the gloss paint on the muscle weave.
  28. Matt H.

    Pro Stocks

    I have a pair of pt57a's that I play. It's a problem because the feel is unparalleled to any retail stick (a hard backhand slice or volley, you fellow pt users know what I'm talking about), but it does not generate the pace or angle production like newer racquets. My match play has suffered...
  29. Matt H.

    Power pads turned my 6.1 into a PT57A.

    Interesting. I'm in a bind currently as I love the feel of my pt57a's, but I clearly play better all around with a retail prestige pro.
  30. Matt H.

    Indian Wells Rd 3: Kei Nishikori vs Tommy Haas

    yeah he's now defended all his points from last year's IW, so a win over Fed today is probably more important/realistic for a point defense standpoint vs. another run in Miami.