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    Why aren't you using Volkl?

    Thanks, Rabbit! Actually just curious if this particular racquet still has appeal. Not really into moving sticks anymore, as I'm keen to "finalize" my collection. Was contemplating getting that second NOS one but to be honest, I have so many sticks I love to hit with, I figure one C9 Pro is enough.
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    Why aren't you using Volkl?

    Is there still any interest in the C9 Pro? Have one and possibly another one NOS but unsure if I should...
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    The Road To The Stanley Cup, 2019-20

    Well, "thanx", stringertom!!! ;) And: Blueshirts picking up steam!
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    Drilled in face during team practice match.

    All's been said here, but anyway, some kind of related story: Once played dubs with a beginner and I'm covering the backhand side and want to move in for a forehand (both right-handed). I'm yelling "it's mine" and focus on the ball and he just takes a huge swing with his backhand so that our...
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    The Rugby World Cup 2019

    Will be interesting to see how Jones and Erasmus prepare for the final. Kind of a guarantee Eddie will try to play mind games, but Rassie is no rookie... Oh - and the pressure is all on England!
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    The Rugby World Cup 2019

    Aaand the Boks hold on to defeat Wales 19-16. Now on to another battle of the coaches!
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    NEW Prestige MP 360

    Bridge is lower so larger hitting area
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    The Prince Phantom 93P is a gift to us from TW - My Review/AMA

    Excellent reasoning :) (For me personally, I don't like the Phantoms with the 100in² head size without the O-ports, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed this slightly smaller version will feel "fast" enough through the air for me.)
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    The Prince Phantom 93P is a gift to us from TW - My Review/AMA

    Yeah, pass it to Tommy!
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    The Rugby World Cup 2019

    Anybody please but the ABs this time...
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    Diego first since krickstein to ...

    BOTH sides? What does that mean? That there are only jews and antisemites??? I hope that's not what you're insinuating!
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    Need proof that the wilson ultra tour is the h19!

    Quoted for truth - if only more people would understand this...
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    US Open 2019 4 R: Nadal (2) vs Cilic

    Nadal in 3. Not going to lose more than 9 games in total. Nothing to see here.
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    The Cult of PT57

    One argument you may have going for the PT57A: Almost all racquet manufacturers have a copy they hand out to their pro players. That's especially noteworthy because it means they cloned/adapted a mold developed by a competitor. But there you have it: Wilson, Dunlop (in their heydays)...
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    Also took the V7.0 18x20 to the court for the first time yesterday. It's coming in at 344g strung, with all the weight in the handle (leather grip, lead now in the butt cap). I've never been a Blade user, in fact, when I returned to the game after a 15-year hiatus, I playtested a KBlade 98 and...
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    The Cult of PT57

    Well, I'm not going to look into past players' racquet arsenals, but I have a strong suspicion the PT630/57A was never the most popular racquet among ATP top players, defined as, let's say, the top 25, since its inception. And that is despite it being used by greats of the game such as Muster...
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    International shipping fees ? Why so all over the place ?

    (Regular) Shipping from Germany to the US is 37€ with DHL, for a box with measurements up to 120cm x 60cm x 60cm and weighing up to 5kg. Doesn‘t matter which state and if it‘s 2.0 or 4.99kg etc. So if you had to pay more it‘s either because the seller didn‘t know this option and used a different...
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    Favorite radical?

    LiquidMetal Radical MP hands down. Such a versatile stick; can really do everything.
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    Did the same to my Blade - about 4g of lead right above the buttcap and a leather grip -> static weight went up from 303g to 316g. Perfect for me.
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    dunlop biomimetic 300 tour club

    +1 ... and good choice for overgrip (Gamma Supreme)!
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    Ok, so I thought I wouldn't buy another racquet this year - wrong! Always read PP's racquet reviews with great interest. One of the great TT influencers ;) 18x20 ordered :)
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    Buyer Beware of the Black Velvet Paint on All Wilson Frames

    Thanks for the information! - That's a pity, though... Just what do these companies think...
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    Buyer Beware of the Black Velvet Paint on All Wilson Frames

    I once did an experiment on some Völkl Tour 10 Mids. In order to remove the rubberized paint surface, I put the frames into the bathtub for a good day (grommets, base grip and butt cap removed) and then gently scrubbed them clean with a soft sponge. This worked very well and only removed the...
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    Lendl Leaves Zverev

    https://www.sportbuzzer.de/artikel/alexander-zverev-trennung-ivan-lendl-grunde-geld-streit-familie-senior-trainer/ Too lazy to translate and I guess anyone interested can do an autotranslation ;) Again just a singular analysis from a professional writer.
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    Lendl Leaves Zverev

    Yeah of course; mine was a simplified and ironic statement on what seems to be the norm when football players want out of a contract they signed themselves. Just throw a tantrum and/or threaten to boycott the team and you'll get your wish in the end. Of course there's more involved than that so...
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    What is required for Nadal and Djokovic to remove all doubt?

    [Not sure if it's been posted here before] Achievement records are completely meaningless in this case. Nadal, but especially Djokovic simply don't have the world-wide admiration/love level that Fedr does. Federer also is probably the tennis player with the best marketing appeal ever (I know...
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    Lendl Leaves Zverev

    Part of the puzzle: Apparently, Zverev senior and Lendl didn't get along at all. Zs still viewed himself as the primary coach and thought Lendl was only there to complement his coaching. Then Zs got mad at the bills Ivan sent and in the end, they didn't see eye to eye. That's what I've been...
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    In a nutshell...

    In general I agree - I was born in '78 and just can't understand why millenials constantly need to reassure themselves they're "relevant" ;)
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    In a nutshell...

    Yeah, of course it's not the only reason. Best athletes of a birth cohort no longer choose tennis is another imo.
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    In a nutshell...

    Uncle Toni interview with German Tennis Magazin. Topic is the philosophy behing the Rafa Nadal Academy (https://www.tennismagazin.de/interview/toni-nadal-interview-es-ist-wichtig-wie-man-es-sagt/). Note that the following quote is about training with kids and adolescents in general (so not about...
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