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    Toss arm height after release ....

    OK, I know, I"m old, slow, and very bad at tennis. But, I'm trying to rework my toss arm placement after release. Trying to do what the pros do, point the toss arm up straight at the trophy position. For the past 20 year's, I've been lifting my toss arm to about top of the head, release and...
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    non traumatic ankle sprain ??

    Anyone hear of a non traumatic ankle sprain? I haven't. Seem I played some old fart tennis yesterday, taking it easy and hitting 60% energy. Afterwards, walked to the car kinda slowly, but was with a few of the guys. Drove a few blocks, got out and noticed an overall slowness, but had...
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    knot above shoulder blade...

    Hi Guys. I"m getting old, been trying to throw a football far, to no avail, and have 3 times developed a mouse sized knot just above my left shoulder blade, me lefty thrower, and tennis player. I can just barely reach the knot to knead it loose, but after 40 odd kneads, I do get tired from...
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    medium weight, heavy SW rackets?

    Hi, always changing the weight of my rackets, I've tried a few stock 11 oz, to 11.5 oz., but 335 SW rackets lately. Thank's to Miquel Loo and the Hayes' sisters. I do like around 330 SW's, which allow me to counter heavy deep balls with some consistency. However, the 11-11.5 oz seems to...
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    Oh darn, heavy rackets.....

    Once again, in a quandry.... Windy cold day today, dead legs, and my 8 year old Mfil200 was the best hitting racket I brought, out of F5T, Aero500 weighted to 11.6 oz and 330 SW's, and Bio300T at 12 oz and 320 SW's. I thought I abandoned the Mfil back 6 years ago, but never sold or tossed...
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    OMG, you're kidding

    Unreal, just searched an old bud from high school, got Huddleston photography of a reunion of the class of fall '66, my high school class........ Everyone sooooooooo old, beyond belief. BEYOND reality! Guess I"m lucky, I'm still recoginizable from my junior high pictures......
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    Hate days like this....

    Hey guys, I"m just bored. Played tennis till my foot gave out, still sore from the stress. Windsurfed yesterday beyond my capacity, high winds, lots of jumps, leg's caving in. Now I"m disturbing all of you, me with nothing to do today, a day of rest. Gotta do the dish's yet, and water...
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    Dunlop F5T.....

    Hi.. In a fit of total madness, it's raining outside, I bought a ton of windsurf gear last week, I got a F5T stock stringing around 55 lbs. My favs in my rotation are Aero500's weighted to 11.5 oz and 325 SW's. Other favs are Prince03SharkOS and Red0s, all for their serving prowess and...
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    Stiff powerful racket's, by specs?

    Hi everyone, as usual, I"m in a quandry. Besides getting old, blinder, injured, much slower, and weaker, I've found myself liking playing with my Prince OS Shark and Reds. Both stiff and big, and extended length. Now the question. Does one 70 rated stiffness racket, OS and extended...
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    Head Graphene A, a green and black/white racket?

    Hey guys.. Hit a few with a Head Graphene A, something Miquel Loo demo'd, similar to the black and white Speeds, 10.7 oz, and boy, did hit hit with easy power. It was a 16x16, good for old farts. Strung with a white flat rectangle string with SHARP edges, around 48 lbs. Wonder what the...
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    Today, Wed....

    Please don't toast me for this, because I seldom say I have a good day at tennis..... Today, day before Thanksgiving, had my best hitting session ever, with a good 4.0 player. We actually managed 20 shot topspin rallies, both of us hitting hard and deep mostly. Even my slices were deep...
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    string for low tensions?

    Hi... As I'm getting older and blinder, I seem to feel a need for really low tensions on my various rackets. I have from 110 to 95 sq in rackets. But, tensions lower than mid 40's, the strings seem to shift and never come back into position, especially PSynGut and PTNylon. So, the two...
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    pistol grip for serves ????

    I know, I've been holding conti with about a 45 degree offset from my forearm for serves since 1976. About 2 months ago, I was messing around with aligning my racket with my forearm, ala John McEnroe, and hitting some serves. It worked for consistency, much better than I would ever expect...
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    Onset of tennis elbow?

    Hi... Around 3 weeks ago, playing the same 3 days a week, I developed a sharp burning like pain in the point of my elbow, inside, around where my pinkie and ring finger tendons would tie to the lower inside elbow. I also windsurf around 1.5-3 hours 4 days a week, so hold onto the boom that...
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    SanPabloCourts, Monday...

    Hey Josh... I'll get to SanPabloCourts sometime between 10-11, now all the courts are free because I think the kid's program's are over, at least I hope. Hope to see you there sometime around mid day or so....
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    racket's and strings...

    Hi Guys.... Love this one. I use a 4DAero300 with STBite 16 at 47 lbs. I cannot imagine why I'm still a 4.0 level player using this equipment! I should change my racket, strings, tension, so I can proceed to 5.0 levels of play. And maybe if I find the perfect string, I might play at...
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    switching grips...

    Hi everyone.... I've been out of the game for just over a week now, so have nothing to do but think about my "game". I use a strong SW forehand grip. For 20 odd years, I use a conti grip with a slight twist towards eFOREhand for a heavy underspin slice backhand. It's also close to my...
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    Joys of old age.....

    Hi guys.... Just got back from an attempt at gardening. Boy, it's heck to grow old! Yesterday, while sitting on the stairs and bending sideways to chip, sand, tape ,prime, and paint baseboards on the side of the stairway, my lower back went pop hi, went out just above the left hip...
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    Dunlop Mfil 200 Tour spec

    Hi guys... Thinking of resurrecting my old Mfil200 18x20 "tour spec" rackets, I have 2. Trying to find actual numbers, but my computer keeps going to 16x19 Mfil200's, and it won't find the 18x20 versions, which I have. My racket's say "tour specifications" along the top of the head...
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    Prestige ?? Head.

    Hi guys... Just wanted to know, what makes a Head racket a "Prestige" model? What makes it different than Youtek or IG? I know it's worth more $$$, but what physical characteristic does it possess that is different than the other Head models? Thanks.
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    SolincoTourBite16 gauge....

    Wonder..... I always claim my STBite16 strings have lasted over 80 hours of play and still going strong. Has ANYONE broken 16 gauge SolincoTourBite? I know L breaks, as does lighter gauges. I know, you say it's dead. It plays about the same as my other racket with the same strings...
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    pure slice serve??,,,

    Hi.... I know I've said that I hit a top/slice serve, but a few hours ago, actually tried hitting a pure sidespin slice serve as a variety and counter to my normal app. 5' high bouncing top slice first and second serves. This one goes only about waist high quite often, is faster than my...
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    PrinceHybridSharkOS ???

    Before I blow my $60, I'd like to know if any of you have tried this racket, or know anyone who has and told you his/her opinion of it. I'm kinda poor, so I'd hate to waste my money. It's not the 40 dollar version, but the 59.95 version. I"m considering my old age, 65, my declining...
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    Duck walking?

    Hi guys.... Watching the local little girls warm up for tennis, I noticed the Dad made the girls duckwalk from one sideline to the other, and back. This after the initial jog 5 times around the perimeter and some other things. Is this good training? I'm wondering, because it looks wierd...
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    Geez, all my rackets.....

    Hi everyone, I just had a revelation today, after playing the past two weeks rotating thru almost all my different rackets. They all play great! They serve hard, they hit strong groundies, great volleys, all mishit when I lapse in concentration, and all hit shots capable of top 4.5 levels...
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    multi with bite?

    Hi everyone..... I"m using SolincoTourBite16 currently, at 47 lbs. and it feels good with a soft flexing 98 sized racket. Is there a multi that has corners for a little bit more ball bite for second serves? I'm old, so would be looking for something that feels soft, especially on fast...
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    extended pushups and dips....

    :):) A bro thread...... Extended pushups...lie comfortably face down, relaxed stretched, hand and elbow on the ground, and toes..... Lift up using abs, thighs, and lats, some forearm pressure of course, but don't push down with elbows. The pressure points are hands and toes only. :)...
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    6-1, 2-6, 6-1 ..

    Hey guys and gals ! Played a match yesterday, those were the scores. Singles, best of 3, somewhat serious.....we'd bragged about our tennis for a while to each other.... I got....we're close, both leftie (therefore erratic, but I have the edge.. He got... we're close, both leftie, and...
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    Clot on the courts.....

    Hi everyone....:):) Drove by the courts today, SanPablo in Berkeley, around 10. Hoping to play, of course. 6 courts are there. 3 taken for junior summer programs...they use 2 and leave the third empty, allowing no one to use them even for a second. So 3 courts, one used for singles...
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    rackethead height on return of serve...

    Hi..... Been playing against some really high kicking serves, and then some really low skidders lately. The high bouncers kick just over my head (I'm 5'11"), and the low skidders don't get up much past my knees. Should the rackethead be in expected strikepoint height during the split step...
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