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  1. pyrokid

    Mistakenly grew up on OS powerful rackets, help me decide how to change it up!

    Honestly, it won't really matter what tweener you buy. Just pick one that you listed. Stiffness probably won't be an issue if you're used to OS racquets, so I'd bet you'd be fine with whatever. My personal recommendation is for the APDGT, but that's based on nothing other than my personal love...
  2. pyrokid

    Hitting partners in Terre Haute, IN.?

    I'm going to be be visiting Rose Hulman from the 7th to the 27th, and I was hoping to get as much hitting in as possible. I kind of spaced this visit during the summer, but now I'm freaking out because it looks like I'm not going to get to play every day during this period... So I'm hoping to...
  3. pyrokid

    Okay - I've accepted my ability is declining, so racket suggestions?

    Another suggestion for the Black Drive.
  4. pyrokid

    Thinking about the unthinkable - a Bab APDC...

    I liked the newer version more and you might as well, so you might wanna give it a shot. But hey, I did the same thing as you and I'm doing way better. Go for it.
  5. pyrokid

    How much do racquets really cost? what is the retail markup?

    Am I the only one who seems to think this isn't unreasonable? Industries where people don't buy their product as frequently need to have slightly higher margins to stay in business. Not that many people buy more than one tennis racquet. The majority of their customer base is likely made up of 1%...
  6. pyrokid

    How to smoothen out bevel edges on the handle?

    Use something like a Babolat Syntec grip.
  7. pyrokid

    Does King/Queen Of The Court Mean Anything?

    A lot of the etiquette must vary depending on the gender and the age of the players. When most of my high school teammates friends and I are playing doubles for fun, we don't really have much of a problem with... Well, anything. Trash talking, isolating the worse player, going at people on...
  8. pyrokid

    Discount Madness!

    Pretty sure that products people are incredibly interested in sell themselves. Selling them for 50% off would just be giving away money for no reason... I don't know why TW would do that. :???:
  9. pyrokid

    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I'm having a bit of a string tension dilemma with all the lead gone now. I can't decide if I like it lower (High thirties) or higher (Low fifties)... The main problem is that I have good results in both, but there's no way for me to directly compare the two because they launch the ball...
  10. pyrokid

    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Nope, notched up pretty hardcore, center main snap.
  11. pyrokid

    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Just got out to hit with a TB/CF hybrid at 52 lbs. Felt pretty nice... I was getting a ton of spin. And then I wanted even more, so I was swinging even more up than usual. That ball was doing some crazy, crazy things, especially when the wind picked up. And then the strings snapped after about...
  12. pyrokid

    Diary of a Racketaholic

    The pathetic thing is that I've thought of this and disregarded it because I thought it would look weird. :oops: I'll give it a shot sometime.
  13. pyrokid

    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Oh, good. I thought you might say that it had more control or spin than the APD and then I'd be in trouble. If it's just feel, I can deal with that. I'm using a tweener anyway, feel isn't exactly something I have high hopes for... I'll try it if someone I know picks one up, but otherwise I think...
  14. pyrokid

    Diary of a Racketaholic

    PP, can you compare the APDGT to your new drives, or have you not hit with them recently enough? I'm interested to see how they stack up...
  15. pyrokid

    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Is there a particular poly that people have liked in the APD? I used to use the BHBR/CF hybrid at 42 pounds, but after dropping the weight off I switched it to full SPPP at 52 pounds and I like it, but the main perk to SPPP is that it holds tension really long, and that doesn't matter to me at...
  16. pyrokid

    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I think he's assuming that we're talking about almost everyone but the male pros, because they're so far out of the reach of normal players that it's kind of crazy to compare anything we do with what they do. Women pros so use specs more like 'ours,' though, don't they?
  17. pyrokid

    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I've started to notice a lot more benefits to the lighter, unweighted APD when compared to its beefier cousin that i had been using. Serves: At first I thought the pace was gone, but then I realized that there was a lot more RHS to be had, I just wasn't used to being able to swing that fast...
  18. pyrokid

    What's the difference between racket shapes?

    The angle the ball leaves the racquet.
  19. pyrokid

    What's the difference between racket shapes?

    Head shape dictates string length between the mains and crosses and actually has a big effect on the launch angle. Other things come in to play too, like that the fact that a rounder head like the APD or Speed line from head make it easier to hit with topspin because of the slightly larger...
  20. pyrokid

    Diary of a Racketaholic

    PED, I'm currently using it completely stock. (Okay... Kind of a lie. I replaced the Syntec with a Skin Feel and have the difference in weights between the two siliconed into the buttcap.) But nothing that actually makes a significant difference. Ross, I am astounded! But... Now comes the...
  21. pyrokid

    Diary of a Racketaholic

    PP, that would make sense about making contact earlier in front meaning more consistent power. Every shot I've been hitting for this last week or so has just felt much better than what I'm used to, which I'm going to attribute to the fact that I'm not hitting super late anymore. I also think it...
  22. pyrokid

    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Had another session with the completely stock APD today. I'm definitely staying this. This isn't even a minor difference, I beat someone I've never gotten a set off of today because I was able to play much better on the run and react much better to their bomb of a forehand. Serve is suffering...
  23. pyrokid

    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I've heard good things about the new pure drive, but I'm always wary of the feedback given to me by 16-18 year olds like myself because we generally have no idea what stiff even means. It looks pretty freaky though, I'm not sure I'm a fan of the holographic logos being plastered all over the...
  24. pyrokid

    Diary of a Racketaholic

    PP it's okay, I've come to the conclusion I'm just crazy and have some secret Wilson vendetta imprinted on my brain. Everyone else likes the Pro Open, I'm just weird. Going out for the first of four matches today, I changed out the syntecs for skin feels to kind of balance out the sili in the...
  25. pyrokid

    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I'm still a little amazed that you like the Pro Open this much PP. I guess it's a generally well-liked stick, but every time I try it I just can't find anything special about it. It plays like an APD that sacrifices a lot of spin for a little feel. For me, at least. On an unrelated note, I'm...
  26. pyrokid

    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Really? I didn't know it would be that big a transition from the lead at 12. To be honest, I miss the feeling of the lead at 12, but for some reason I just can't shake the idea that the twistweight will suffer if I move the lead up or something. But lately, twistweight seems to be a little less...
  27. pyrokid

    Diary of a Racketaholic

    The set-up I settled on when I first got my APDs last year after the PSTGTs was 4 grams on the 12, and 4 grams at the 3 and 9 with 5 grams sili in the buttcap and an overgrip. I'd thought I was settled on this one, but... Then I took the lead at 12 off, and knocked the stuff at 3 and 9 down...
  28. pyrokid

    Diary of a Racketaholic

    I'm wondering if I'm doomed to just having two different setups on me at all times. Because that's how it's looking.
  29. pyrokid

    Diary of a Racketaholic

    Welp, I'm back, and I'm still with the APDGT. But now that Ross is back to it, I'll be following this pretty closely. I've been having a lead placement problem lately. I took some weight off my normal setup in the middle of a match and doomed myself to even more endless fiddling.
  30. pyrokid

    J toss?

    Hey, that's what I do! My coaches have always told me it was dumb though. Might just be one of those things that's great if you practice full time like a pro, but not-so-great for the rest of us...
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