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    My X-6FC needs parts. 1 of the frame support slide knobs (#270 in X-6FC manual) came off of the...

    My X-6FC needs parts. 1 of the frame support slide knobs (#270 in X-6FC manual) came off of the bolt. It's the plastic knob version. Can this be replaced? I recently found a small pin down in the tray of my stringer. It's from the clamp. When the clamp handle moves, there's a little roller so...
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    Best match at the French so far (Men or Women)

    I chose Gas-Waw match. It was one that I've looked forward too and it was just as good as I'd hoped. I also find it interesting that despite getting absolutely hammered constantly by the online community, Isner was on the list twice, and really has had a number of memorable matches in the...
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    Need a string in this order

    I've tried a few of the strings listed and PPA is definitely nice. I still prefer Rip Control though and always keep a couple sets of it around. For me it basically has the control and spin of a smooth poly, holds tension better than any poly, is soft on the arm, and pretty affordable. I've...
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    QUESTION: Head IG Prestige MP Pallet Swap

    Most people just get a longer grip and wrap it higher up toward the neck a little. That provides plenty of room for a 2hbh, and doesn't make the racket longer (unless you really want an XL racket...).
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    Best Spin String?

    I've never found anything that spins like Tour Bite (haven't tried the soft version yet but I will soon). I was actually a little surprised when I first hit with Tour Bite. The only bad thing is that it seems like the magic dies after about 8-10 hours. I also found that the thinner 19g Tour...
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    Steam 99S and 105s users - now the hype is dying...

    A little off topic, but unless you've tried and love Gosen Polylon, I strongly recommend looking at other options. I bought a reel of it because it was the cheapest on Tennis Warehouse, and I really regret the purchase. I've been testing out some Pros Pro strings lately and they are MUCH MUCH...
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    Donnay Xene core - True? or BS?

    My experience/insight: I have a pretty iron arm when it comes to rackets. I've rarely felt any discomfort from any racket. I picked up one racket a couple years ago though that, despite a 60RA flex rating, started really bothering my arm. During and after play, my arm (from below elbow to...
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    Racket stiffness not the whole story?

    I have also found that there can be a big difference in feel despite similar stiffness ratings. There's a couple things I've theorized, but of course have no way to prove without some in depth experiments and complicated tests/machines: I feel there might be a difference between static...
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    Which brands of tennis racquets do you DISLIKE

    I voted but wish I could choose a couple. I have a hard time finding Wilsons that feel good to me, but I like some of the Pro Staffs a lot. But overall, I'm not a Wilson fan. I also wish I could choose Babolat. Haven't ever used a Babolat I enjoyed. The PD 2012 isn't bad but still...
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    How much do you hate losing?

    Depends on how I play. I could be loosing but playing well and I'll be in a great mood. OR I could be winning but playing crap tennis and ready to go home and try another day.
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    are low-powered racquets better for developing your strokes?

    Ya, I've been doing some casually friendly teaching for some friends and for my wife and I find that many beginners have the same issue of blasting balls to the back fence. I've never had a beginner who swings too slow and hits the ball but it doesn't go over the net. No... they all swing too...
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    are low-powered racquets better for developing your strokes?

    One of the best steps for me was when I found a nice deal on a pretty Prestige a while back and went from my lightweight, head-heavy tweener to the Prestige. I struggled for a long time and even put the Prestige up for sale. But then it started clicking and suddenly I realized that I couldn't...
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    Best 11.5 0z racket

    I have a pretty tough elbow, but I had one racket that really started making it ache after hitting. I stopped using the racket, but the pain continued even after switching back the the Prestige that I had had been using before without any issue. Then, I picked up a Donnay (X-Red 94+), and...
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    Time for another rules quiz!

    Agreed! If I can't win a point where my opponent lost his/her racket... I'm the ONLY ONE to blame for that, not the racket hitting the ground.
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    Heaviest Racket you ever tried

    I got a Head Prestige MP prostock that was about 387g and had a swingweight of 402 (25-30g on the head, made up of 8 strips of 1/4" lead from about 2:30 to 9:30, and 2 strips from 2 to 10, IIRC I'm not looking at my notes now). I played wonderfully with it, such smooth strokes, such power...
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    14.09 joker 1-2 down changeover racquet total black

    Interesting that TWE on facebook says "Noticed this mysterious HEAD racket, next to Novak Djokovic´s bag?" They specifically said "HEAD" racket, and they've play tested it. And I thought I saw a HEAD stencil on the strings during the change over. But I noticed it didn't have the same...
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    Jerry Janowicz is a top 5 player

    So, the final was just what I expected to see. Like I said before, we've all seen how he plays when he's excited, winning, and his strokes are clicking. I wanted to see how he could play when he was loosing, tired, struggling. I expected him to make more unforced errors, and that's exactly...
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    Jerry Janowicz is a top 5 player

    I've watched most of his matches in Paris and he definitely is doing some special stuff. But, ultimately ranking depends on what average level you can consistently maintain. I think it's way to early to be able to judge this for Janowicz. Of course, if he can keep his Paris level up...
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    The 2012 Paris Masters general discussion thread

    YA! I was already thinking about this yesterday. I think the most entertaining final will be those two. Ferrer will grind it out and get to a lot of Janowicz's hits, and Ferrer could wear him down, but I really want to see a Llodra playing well against Janowicz. It will be a big change...
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    G Simon d Berdych

    I think it's easier for opponents to draw Murray into a 'shoot-out' / 'punching match'-type tennis rally than it is Simon. And Berdych thrives on shoot-out rallies, so if he can pull his opponent into one, he typically does better. But Simon just isn't tempted to get drawn into these types of...
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    G Simon d Berdych

    Did you watch it? I saw most of it, and I did see Berdych making a lot of errors, but I don't think it was tanking errors. It was just Simon doing what he does well. Simon did an excellent job of getting to balls, defending well, and keeping Berdych from doing what he does best, hitting...
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    Poland Giant

    Don't think he's injured. He just mentioned in the interview that the Murray game was very intense and his back and shoulder are sore. As long as he preps well and stretches it/keeps it warm, it should be ok. But I'm pretty sure that Tipsy is planning to make him run as much as possible, so...
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    Poland Giant

    Thanks, I appreciate this. Pretty informative. He seems honest, transparent, and humble. Not bad. Hope he and Tipsy have a great match. The part "I alone cried like a beaver" was the best part :)
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    Poland Giant

    I agree that he has really earned some great wins this week. He's played some great tennis. But does it seem like he kind of has a punk attitude sometimes? Seems like he was staring Murray down a lot after winning hard points. Maybe I'm wrong, but I really got the impression he was kind of...
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    Favorite Brand of Racquet(s)

    I started with a dunlop and still have a soft spot for dunlop even though I mostly own Head now. When replacing the first dunlop 12 years ago, I tried lots of friends rackets and demo'd many brands and frames for a few months. The Head frames I tried really jumped out as being special...
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    Head Prestige 25th Anniversary Special Edition

    I'm in Beijing... always looking for someone to hit with. On topic, the paint job really looks like something I'd like from the pics. Can't wait to see one in person. I am a little tired, though, of the last few generations having the fragile foil lettering/decals without any kind of...
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    Donnay grommet?

    They show up here, TW, every now and then. Of course it will just be listed as the X-Red 94, but it's the same as the + model. If you absolutely have to have grommets and can't wait for the Red 94 ones to show up again, the Gold 94 (still a current racket, so grommets are usually easy to...
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    Tsonga hires Rasheed.

    I've been hoping for something like this for Tsonga for a while also. I'm no expert, but I see someone with incredible physical talent/skill/strength, but who beats himself mentally constantly. When Tsonga is up and having fun, he's tough for anyone to handle. But his attitude/mood is...
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    Pro's Pro String

    I just had my first hit with Pros Pro today. I bought a couple of sets to try out, with the hope of finding a good one and buying a reel. The first one I'm trying is Lethal 5 I've got 2 matched Donnay XRED 94+ rackets. One strung with MSV Focus Hex 1.18. The second strung with Lethal 5...
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    Creating the Prestige MP 16x19 from a Prostock tgt 292.3

    My 238.5 is 100%-definitely softer/more flexible than my Retail YTPP. It isn't nearly as soft as my pt57a, or even my China PT280s, but it's about halfway between the retail TYPP and the PT280. I can feel the difference when playing, and even if you hold the racket lightly (2 fingers) an...
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