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  1. rromeo

    How did Nadal run that fast?

    Slow surface, cool temps(mid-60s), mod high humidity(mid 70s), 20 feet behind the baseline!
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    Afraid to say it, but even I cannot call Fed GOAT anymore

    The truth about their H2H is that the vast majority of their matches have taken place on slow surfaces bcs Rafa is rarely good enough on fast courts (xcept Wimb) to even get to the finals where Roger has the edge against him due to style of play. Not Roger's fault at all that he has been the...
  3. rromeo

    lol @ Roddick "Commentating is the easiest job ever"

    So why DOES he play like Wozniacki these days?? He used to be far more aggressive. It seems to me ever since he hired Stefanki & lost some wt he became more defensive which he will never be good at bcs he's just too slow. But maybe everybody knows that but him. Frustrating to watch.
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    lol @ Roddick "Commentating is the easiest job ever"

    Apparently, Fowler loved it too!! from his twitter right after the interview: "LOVED @andyroddick fiestiness in post-win sit-down. "tennis analyst easiest job in the world." "Listen to what u guys say, do opposite." "And it is only fair that if our analysts question and criticize tactics, to...
  5. rromeo

    2011 Rome Final - Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic

    I searched on Google and on twitter since PMac posted over 4hrs ago and haven't found anything to confirm Joker wasn't playing so prob not true.
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    2011 Rome Final - Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic

    FYI from PMac's twitter PatrickMcEnroe Patrick McEnroe RT @Vanman111: Djoker has wings on feet and (cont) http://tl.gd/af8erh 4 hours ago Favorite Retweet Reply
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    Interval Training

    The real story on EPOC & HIIT Just some stuff from a good site clarifying how many people have been misled by questionable research studies and marketing agendas...
  8. rromeo

    Racket Evolution article and how it affects the players

    I actually did a lot of testing myself last summer w/diff racquets, strings, string patterns, sw, etc including a wooden rqt. I had injured my knee and couldn't run very well but hitting wasn't a problem so I spent some time experimenting. I found very little observable change in spin...
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    Racket Evolution article and how it affects the players

    Yeah, I think the reason they focus on the role of the equipment in the articles is bcs that is what they have so far been able to measure scientifically, not bcs it is the main factor in power/spin production. I would actually be more interested to see a comparison of top players' swing...
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    Racket Evolution article and how it affects the players

    Actually the link does work. It takes you to the July/August 2006 edition of the Atlantic magazine and the article that references racquet/string technologies and has a short comment about the Philippoussis serve test is at the bottom of the page in the Pursuits/Culture section and is entitled...
  11. rromeo

    ATP 500 - ABIERTO MEXICANO 2011 - Feb.21-26

    Milos is out. Bummer. http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/news.aspx?articleid=10692&zoneid=25
  12. rromeo

    Nadal's injury (Not trolling)

    FYI: http://feeds.tennis.com/~r/tenniscom-news/~3/YrGyEQmqcoU/
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    BBC article Nadal injury

    FYI: http://feeds.tennis.com/~r/tenniscom-news/~3/YrGyEQmqcoU/
  14. rromeo

    SpeedTrac off by 20+ mph

    My tentative conclusion is fairly in line with what other more experienced users have reported, namely Drakulie, Jolly, Kevo, 5263, etc from some old threads I had researched. Some say 5-7mph, some say 10%, comments vary. There are many more threads going back several years if u do a search...
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    SpeedTrac off by 20+ mph

    Speedtrac testing results Well I finally got around to testing my new SpeedTrac last nite after waiting for the weather to cooperate. Initially I positioned it on the other side of the back fence on top of a step ladder and 2 milk crates to reduce angle error as much as possible and...
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    SpeedTrac off by 20+ mph

    I just got one about a week ago and am about to test it out on the court. So far I have just done swing speed measurements and I don't think it is very accurate/reliable for that purpose. Prob tomorrow I will take it to the court and compare measurements to my speed tests using a...
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    Using Speedtrac Radar

    Any Speedtrac radar users/former users out there??
  18. rromeo

    Using Speedtrac Radar

    Speedtrac readings I know this is old but still relevant to me. Does anybody know whether this multiplier is accurate or if not what % to use. I am doing some serve speed testing and was thinking of purchasing one of these. Any comments from people having used the Speedtrac would be very...
  19. rromeo

    Pro Swing Weight?

    Interesting, very similar specs to my TIS2 except for the RDC rating (74vs67) and string pattern. About the ball bounce, though, I have read that it is a very inaccurate way to determine serve speed due to the additional variables mixed in like court speed, bounce location and angle. Do you...
  20. rromeo

    All right I've had it with you POG

    Since they're mostly breaking in the middle it's prob not your grommets or mishitting the ball. I've got a POG mid also and for me full thick poly at low tension works the best but I still got my own stringer anyway for convenience. This is a frustrating racquet if you're a string breaker...
  21. rromeo

    Pro Swing Weight?

    First off, thanks for the reply and detailed info/suggestions. As physics and physiology are my favorite topics, your posts have always been of much interest to me. I am currently trying to develop a maximum serve power racquet by modifying an old Head TIS2 tweener that I think is a good...
  22. rromeo

    Pro Swing Weight?

    Just wondering if there is anything comparable to this for estimating the best balance/swingweight/staticwt for maximum serving power and how to best test the changes w/o a radar gun???
  23. rromeo

    golfers elbow?

    Add one more to the adviser list. I am in my middle 40's and found out recently the hard way that stiff racquets and full poly don't mix well, especially with heavy weight lifting. Even though I have been playing tennis off and on since I was nine yo, for the first time I combined a very...
  24. rromeo

    All RDC stats so far

    Dino, thanks for all the great info here and info/pictures in your wood racquet thread. Just wondering if the Lacoste T2000 is the same as the Wilson T2000 made famous by JimmyC and if the specs are stock? I grew up playing w/this and the Donnay Borg Pro and was hoping you might have the specs...
  25. rromeo

    Proposal for an experiemnt.Point of a string pattern? and do i need all the strings?

    Hi, TWProf. I was hoping to get ur opinion on a string test parameter I posted on in another thread. Not trying to hijack this thread, but if u get a chance I would be interested in your ideas on this. Thanks. Pasted from the other thread post...
  26. rromeo

    The numbers: softest and hardest strings by material

    energy return % First off, this is a fantastic tool to get objective info about strings that I haven't been able to find anywhere else. I have a couple of questions, though, that would help me in some of the string tests that I am currently doing. With regard to swing speed, what tip...
  27. rromeo

    Making racquet easier on my arm

    You wouldn't know how to help someone if your life depended on it. Nothing but arrogance and ignorance. Non-human. Stay gone.
  28. rromeo

    Making racquet easier on my arm

    Maybe you should reread your initial post more carefully, and then reevaluate whether your use of the terms "MUST", "SHOULD NOT BE", "I KNOW THIS" and "STOP" is really appropriate for the question(s) which I asked. What was insulting was the arrogance with which you presented your...
  29. rromeo

    Making racquet easier on my arm

    THIS is exactly what I was looking for!! Thank you very much. I had been hoping what there would be SOMEONE on these boards who had personal experience w/grip removal causing arm pain. I still think its a combo of the grip and full poly and I'll find out as soon as the weather cooperates but...
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    Making racquet easier on my arm

    I appreciate all the suggestions that were offered with genuine concern for my well being. My health is by far my highest priority and the tennis is just for fun and recreation. I spend far more time in the gym or on my bike than on the tennis court so chronic elbow pain is definitely not...
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