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  1. Loco4Tennis

    Aerial photos of your tennis courts!!

    I just tought it would be interesting to see where everyone plays! you know, the courts you like to play at how many courts you have, etc i have nine of them by the way, recenttly more and more people have beenshwoing up to play, so its nice to have this many the lonely court at the back is a...
  2. Loco4Tennis

    How often do you replace the head tape?

    just wondering how often people replace the head tapes on their racquets? what brand of head tape do you use? i myself replace the head tape about once a month, sooner if i see some major damage as per the brand i use, i dont have one, i use a thick duct-tape thats very similar to the store...
  3. Loco4Tennis

    Ever Kissed your strings

    just wondering if you ever kissed your strings or i guess your racquet after hitting a winning shot? i did this when i first started using poly strings, i got several points during this one match because the ball i hit would hit the line and the player at the other end could have sworn it was...
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    Cross string gauge and the effects on slices

    I’ve been meaning to ask this for a while :shock: Has anyone noticed a difference in slices when you change string gauge on the crosses?? A common setup I use is a 17g poly main and 16g synt.gut cross While string used and tension can have an effect as well, the string gauge on the crosses...
  5. Loco4Tennis

    Question on string settling after stringing

    Question on string settling after stringing? after stringing a racquet i am in the havit of letting it settle for a day before i hit with it, i believe this is to let the string settle onto the frame and also to let the racquet flex relax after tension, i believe this is good common practise and...
  6. Loco4Tennis

    Disappointed with Reebok Match Day Pump Men's Shoes

    my rant, on these shoes, it needs to be said i just received these shoes after much anticipation i was looking for very cushioned shoes to take the pounding on the hard courts i play in, these shoes are not it i have to start by saying that i have not used these shoes outside of my house, only...
  7. Loco4Tennis

    Technifiber PolySpin strung at 43lbs (review)

    After reading the threat someone posted on how low pros string their racquets i tried it out myself, i had some string, time, a racquet, so i said watta-hay i recently strung: mains: 16L g Technifiber PolySpin @43lbs crosses: 17 g Technifiber SynthGut @50lbs stringing was a bit of a...
  8. Loco4Tennis

    Overheads: how do you track the ball for an overhead?

    My question is: how do you track the ball for an overhead?, I’ve read a couple of methods to do this and different people have different opinions on the subject, but also I wanted to get an idea as to how many people use one method over the other/s Feel free to elaborate on your response on...
  9. Loco4Tennis

    Benefits/Drawbacks to dropping tension on POLY string??

    i just started using technifiber polyspin 16L on mains, i wanted to try out poly string/synt gut hybrid for a while, i have it strung at 55lbs with soft techifiber 17g crosses at 58lbs the main problem is that my arm get tierd quick because of it i think is 55lbs too much? can it be strung at...
  10. Loco4Tennis

    Whose shriek is more annoying??

    1. Maria Sharapova 2. Venus Williams 3. Monica Seles 4. Serena Williams
  11. Loco4Tennis

    STOP-the-SLIDE, 2 point mounting system string machine

    i have a klippermate 2 point mounting system drop weight string machine after 30+ string jobs, ive noticed the racquet frame slides when applying tension to the cross strings i've tried to tighten then frame plates that hold the racquets in place very tight before and during the string process...
  12. Loco4Tennis

    How Tennis balls are made!!

    Not sure if this has been shown here yet, but i thought it was too cool not to share cool video tutorial on how tennis balls are made http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=oICVzJj8EUM&feature=related oh yeah almost forgot, you gotta be pattient through the first 20+ secs of the video to get to the...
  13. Loco4Tennis

    ever chipped/scarred paint while Pulling string?

    i've been using my klippermate dropweight string machine for 3+ months now, i've done about 20 or so racquets so far, in 2 separate instances while dropping and releasing the weight to tension the first 6 mains at the throat end of the racquet the strings left a mark or scar, near the top of the...
  14. Loco4Tennis

    How to practice against a much older player?

    i am currently 31, i practice at the local park all the time, I’ve recently been hitting with an older gentleman, maybe 60 or so, seems to be the only other person that goes there as often as i do; anyway, when i hit against him i tend to hold back, sometimes as much as 50%, the other day he...
  15. Loco4Tennis

    what is your target when practicing serves?

    when i go to practice serves, i often times use my tennis bag as a target to represent the opponent, i was wondering if anyone else has practice in this fashion?; or should i just concentrate on hitting the service area targets? although having an opponent there lets me target the opponent...
  16. Loco4Tennis

    What does it mean to be sponsored???

    i was just wondering what does being sponsored mean? i am mainly looking at the equipment portion of it all? what different types of sponsorship are there? do you get all free stuff? do you get certain things ONLY? do you get a major discount, and what %? can you buy stuff for others with your...
  17. Loco4Tennis

    string breaking dilemma

    i also don't often break strings too often, i use all synthetics hydrid 16 mains and 17 crosses, but reading on how you do break them from this site, i have gone out there with intent; the side effect to that, i hit less balls out :D but to get back to point, i break so few strings that when i...
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