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  1. abhimawa

    It must be said: Fed looks generic, cheap and plain in Uniqlo.

    to each his own, but IMO plain-but-high-quality Uniqlo matches Fed's image (not talking about the 30mio deal). it matches his other "conservative" sponsors, as well (mercedes, rolex; not the all-gold-hiphop).
  2. abhimawa

    recreational players who carry tennis bags that carry 8-12 frames

    obviously they want to look like a pro, or to be perceived as one.
  3. abhimawa

    Moving on from PT57E - Looking for a more effective racquet for baseline play

    have you tried lowering your string tension significantly?
  4. abhimawa

    Muhahahaa... Nike wont give Rodge his Logo

    Now Ra-Fa has a new logo
  5. abhimawa

    Muhahahaa... Nike wont give Rodge his Logo

    good answer. That RF logo has no value to any clothing company not associated with Roger Federer.
  6. abhimawa

    What is the "racquet change" Novak keeps talking about?

    looks like he is really using Graphene (?)
  7. abhimawa

    Muhahahaa... Nike wont give Rodge his Logo

    they can write: ロジャーフェデラー (see google translate) ;)
  8. abhimawa

    Why do people find Djokovic's Backhand vastly inferior to Wawrinka's?

    These "people", I don't think they are in ATP top 100; they are desktop players, more likely. Players with overrated stroke(s) don't win 13 GS titles. Moreover, Novak has the upper hand H2H with 2 best players in the world. Definitely not overrated.
  9. abhimawa

    Post a picture of your current racquets...

    nice ride!
  10. abhimawa

    How much did you practice?

    I play 3-4 times/week, 1-2 hours each, depending on my program (shots drill, footwork, strategy, games). In addition, I train my fitness 3 times / week. Also, I play ping pong for variety and reflex training
  11. abhimawa

    Good looking service movements

    Windmill :D It's like Optimus Prime doing the serve. Robotic & comical. Instantly recognizable. In term of effectiveness, I think they are quite so: 4 aces in a row: 5 aces in a row:
  12. abhimawa

    A rec player trying to emulate Fed's FH...

    more efficient > more consistency > less consumed energy
  13. abhimawa

    Help on Returning worldclass (?) serve

    put more body weight forward, move in, your body weight will help you with power (think kinetic energy) compensating little or no backswing (assuming you block the ball with good angle). In the meantime, practice serve return and learning to speed up your response. Good return neutralizes the...
  14. abhimawa

    Wilson Ultra Tour (Monfils)

    I can honestly say that current Wilson racquets are the most good looking amongst major racquet manufacturers, especially the black on black. Getting rid of goofy unnecessary lines, fewer writings, simple bumper, are the right thing to do (think Apple). One thing: I wonder if the "Wilson" logo...
  15. abhimawa

    Head Graphene Touch Prestige

    looks like the current GrapheneXT Prestige with bold contrasting red writing. I hope it has the rather muted feel of the current line up, which I like. Always love the prestige line because they were designed only for players with sound technique and fitness, definitely not for desktop players...
  16. abhimawa

    Wilson Racquet prices!

    because Mirka wants bigger diamonds
  17. abhimawa

    Hypothetical: You play the Wimbledon final tomorrow, your frame of choice is?...

    What I have in my bag, of course! Why should one play with someone else's setup?
  18. abhimawa

    How is Novak Djokovic so successful without any major weapon like a forehand, backhand and etc.?

    and their total # of GS wins combined is 1/3 of Novak, how come?
  19. abhimawa

    Pro Staff 97 Countervail

    If the PS97 has similar stringed with RF97, I wonder why TW said PS97 has erratic stringbed while nothing is mentioned on RF97 test?
  20. abhimawa

    Pro Staff 97 Countervail

    because the reviewers are getting taller and fatter :p But honestly legroom on backseat of 3series is never too comfy
  21. abhimawa

    Choosing A Racquet Brand

    Well said. Demo. A thousand desktop players will recommend a thousand racquets and you may be overwhelmed.
  22. abhimawa

    Racquet advice

    I see. I actually am trying to save your money here so that you don't have to switch racquet frequently. Since you played well with your friend's racquet, why not use that one as the base, then we can work things out from there.
  23. abhimawa

    Racquet advice

    I believe OP should first learn to hit properly. Otherwise, any racquet will be short lived. Just my opinion
  24. abhimawa

    Radical Touch?

    ..wait a min..probably you are right? Asking staffs’ children to draw something radical in kids’ mind?
  25. abhimawa

    Should poly strings be banned?

    :D:D:D Lol
  26. abhimawa

    Should poly strings be banned?

    and I would love to know why other players are not complaining
  27. abhimawa

    Good looking service movements

    I like his style! :D
  28. abhimawa

    Good looking service movements

    Boris Becker Tim Henman Pete Sampras Michael Stich
  29. abhimawa

    Should poly strings be banned?

    Shaped poly will only enhanced your technique; it's no magic wand. If serve&volley is what we want, ITF should do something with the ball and court surface to bring back the likes of Edberg, Sampras, Becker, McEnroe, Navratilova. Everyone can become a winner from the baseline nowadays...
  30. abhimawa

    How to tame a rocket launcher?

    on rocket launcher: try upping the tension by 5 lbs, use thicker string (if you currently use 17g, try 16g); based on personal experience, poly like Babolat RPM Blast on main is good for power taming without being harsh on lifeless frame: lowering the tension by 5lbs, use thinner string; natural...