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  1. mike schiffer

    Kirkland shoes almost gone.....have we lost out minds on shoe cost?

    The amazing Kirkland- Costco brand availability has drizzled down to a trickle for us seniors on the bay and other auction sites......I've bought enough new old stocks so i dont worry about stupid shoe prices going north of 150 plus....has every one gone mad? .... new models with fashion/...
  2. mike schiffer

    Would we still be laughing if Fed served underhand at one of those Wimby match points and won?

    and what's with Demon's vaguely familiar new moustache
  3. mike schiffer

    Foam core in the new Head 360-Gravity line ?

    Played recently with a Graphene 360 Radical S and besides being impressed with power and stabilty and flex....it felt very solid like my Donnays....Zverev's been spotted with foam filled frames when he gets to busting up his stix....anybody take a look at a frame with the grommets off?
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    Rafa untimely cheater manuvers

    Pissed me off to see him take an extended bathroom break ...then sits down and drinks leisurely like the break just started..... making Fed boil over ...wins that set....something happened....remember at that level it might not take much to throw your opponent's timing and focus off enough to...
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    Was the Head touch Speed adaptive racquet ever reviewed...

    Noticed it had an RA of 58 and might be of interest to all TE sufferers and flexy racquet freaks...
  6. mike schiffer

    Xtra Duty Penns......garbage ball or batch?

    Opened a can for a session with my local bang wall and defuzzed it in 30 min's....writing on the ball was worn and it had an erratic bounce with a narly thing on the rubber seam.........I had been using a Prince ball for 4 or 5 sessions with expected usual wear....bought a bunch (made in...
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    Foam Core Rackets

    Do you folks know for certain which racquets have foam cores or not for those of us with sensitive elbows....We've heard aside from the obvious candidates, racquets here and there come with foam cores(some tek,roger's racket,,zverevs head model)....the manufacturers seem not to want that info...
  8. mike schiffer

    Training with heavier racquets?

    I've been hitting with a heavy(for me) 12.3 oz racquet mostly on the wall....I was curious about the Head made in Austria series racquets from the nineties and bought a Lite 240 Trisys frame that has opened my mind to the world of 12+ oz frames.....Very tiring the first few times I played with...
  9. mike schiffer

    Wearing thru a cheap sneaker hazard....

    Anybody have a incident wearing thru a pair of Kirkland tennis shoes, abraiding the grey outer sole and then the softer foam underneath grabs the court surface and over you go on a painful ankle injury?.....
  10. mike schiffer

    Tennis Ball quality...variations

    I've been feeling that the bounce is not as lively ( and felt wore poorly)as I would like to a fresh can of Penn extra duty balls.....so I started reading the cans....Made in China.....also they weigh less than the "premium"Wilson US Open cans of tennis balls which are made in Thailand.....yea...
  11. mike schiffer

    Sick of Nick

    Recent interview Nasty Nick said he was sick of tennis by this time of the year and played lots of hoop....Can someone persuade him to do something else he might enjoy and not give him a public platform to spout toxic musings about how unhappy he is with our unique and historic pastime....Plenty...
  12. mike schiffer

    Blue Star style string available anymore?

    I have a couple of woodies recently strung with the last of my Blue Star stash.....anyone know of a ribbon wound style string like Blue Star on the market?
  13. mike schiffer

    Hitting Partner in Delray Bch Fla......

    Looking for someone 3.5-4.5 to hit some long rallies with from the 19th- 29th...this month...
  14. mike schiffer

    Sweet Spot......whose got the largest?

    I have heard in the reviews occasionally the TW crews mentioning racquets with large sweet spots.....That's got my attention for the moment as my Organix 5 has a relatively small sweet spot but the comfort level is adequate and I've hit with it enough to make peace with it....anybody have a...
  15. mike schiffer

    Furniture polish to make my syn gut "slidy"

    I started giving my racquets strung with syn gut a quick shot of furniture polish so they slide over each other and return to square configuration between shots....Dont wipe it off..let it dry but slide the strings a little back and forth to get them "slidy"...needs repeating if they start...
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    Penn balls losing their fuzz early?

    or are all balls not lasting like they used to....plot to make us buy the "premium US open balls"..... or am I crazy....
  17. mike schiffer

    Best racquet head tape?

    I always used this stuff back 30 years ago with my Dunlop 200 G's and now today with my new Volkl's and Head Tis1's….I remember the tape back in the day more sturdy and almost had a grain to it like ripstop nylon and great adhesive power…New stuff pretty flimsy….Any suggestions?
  18. mike schiffer

    Gasquets Raquet Grip

    Anyone know how he builds up his grip to exaggerate the butt cap.....I've tried to do mine as it allows one to swing from the end of the racquet without losing your grip...however the thin strands of Gorilla tape keep slipping off after a while and requires a lot of maintenance...Maybe someone...
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