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    Wilson Ultra Tour (Monfils)

    What he said, this is for real happening.
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    starting mains at edge instead of middle

    Wonder who said that, also in CLT. At the IART a couple years ago they broke a record for racquets in an hour. The fastest guys were 5-6 racquets but no one was stringing properly. Tournament rooms expect 5 every 2 hours on average.
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    I hope this isnt one of you guys.

    Wait you guys don't clamp two mains at a time with one clamp?
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    Stringing at the USTA National Campus in Florida

    Seen plenty of people go in patterns of 4 per side. Wouldn't go more than that but I think it's just personal preference.
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    Babolat FSI stringing patterns

    1 piece is tough if you really want to string top down. Richard Parnell has a Parnell ATW that works perfect for the FSI Pure Drive. Don't even bother trying for the Pure Aero. Just make sure you always tie off your top cross on the right side of the racquet is facing up.
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    Check the tension of stringer

    Wow love how you use the scale handle to hook on the billiard.
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    New Balance 996 v2 replacement

    Love the lotto Raptor. Feels low to the ground with a nice ample toe box compared to the asics. I always feel like I'm in stilts with the gel res.
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    Feet too Hot!

    This is a great remedy. Also upgrade your socks. If you wear cotton Hanes your feet will generally sweat and heat up. Try a performance sock, I like the vitalsox but anything like a lightweight running sock should work.
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    How to improve fit on a half size bigger shoe?

    You can always wear a thick thorlo sock. They recommend sizing a half size up for their socks and that would be cheaper than adding an insole.
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    Nike Cage 3

    I didn't get to try them on. I don't believe they are a drastically different width wise to the 2's. Visually they probably look slimmer but I think that's because they removed most of the bulk. I think you will be happy. I left being impressed and I am usually pessimistic about Nike.
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    Stringing at the USTA National Campus in Florida

    I'm confused as to what isn't impressive about that. Seems to be doing everything correct.
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    Starting knot for super hard string

    I have literally had four gamma clamps fall apart and had to glue them back on.
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    String buzz problem solving.

    Did you start your crosses on the correct side? If the butt cap logo is facing up your top cross tie off should be on the right side. It could be possible that the string not sitting properly inside the grommets would make it sound strange. I would lean towards the trap door as well but it seems...
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    Afew questions for experienced stringers

    Make sure you scrub those clamps. Get a brush that can fit inside the clamp and clean. Clamps are going to gunk up where the base and clamp body meet. Teflon grease is alright to use but you need to be deligent about cleaning because the grease can attract dirt. Don't use wd-40, slides nice for...
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    Best stringer under $1000

    Always get an alpha unless you can spend the big bucks. Talk to Mark Gonzalez.
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    Nike Cage 3

    Don't know about Nadal but they are dramatically lighter. Big changes are they removed a lot of bulk from the shoe around the arch of the outsole, new dynamic fit system similar to the barricade 2017 and Uber, reinforced the upper in some areas and removed rubber other places. Feels like Nike...
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    Asics Gel-Resolution 7 vs New Balance 996 V3

    If you liked the 6 you will probably like the 7. I like the upper for the 996 much better. Once it breaks in a little it fits like a glove. The 7 feels a bit firm and narrow but not considerably different from the 6.
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    Nike Fall 2017

    Ignoring you troll, you know nothing!!!!
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    Nike Fall 2017

    The classic white and then a black and red.
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    Nike Fall 2017

    Almost forgot, Air Oscillate is making a comeback. I hope this means Nike will start bringing back some retro sneakers. Ultra Fly will be $160.
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    Nike Fall 2017

    Yea
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    Nike Fall 2017

    The Ultrafly will be cheaper but it looks painfully tight. Cage 3 has a redesigned upper cage. They are trying to maximize rubber only in the areas needed for toe draggers. Everything is about reducing weight. There is a new outsole and the upper is now a once piece bootie, most manufacturers...
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    Nike Fall 2017

    It turned out to be the air zoom ultra fly just renamed without the high top sleeve. The cage 3 was significantly lighter. Cage is also now a one piece bootie for the upper.
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    Nike Fall 2017

    Looks like no Cage Clay. Tough to say on the fit, I was not able to try on the sample but it did look to be wider like the previous model. It's a really sharp looking shoe. I am super impressed with the Air Zoom React, great looking shoe, I would put my money on this eventually replacing the...
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    Nike Fall 2017

    Bunch of new shoes, Cage 3 and Air Zoom Ultra React. Main colors are going to be reds and blues with a couple weird flesh color tones.
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    Best selling raquet

    Tennis Industry releases figures but you need to be a member. From what I remember the Pure Drive and Aero families dominate the top 10. The Pro Staff Auto was at one point number 1. Babolat and Wilson dominate the US market followed by Head. Prince and Yonex are the only others who make a...
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    DIY/Make your own foam handles/molds...everything you need to know

    I saw this at my visit as well. It was in plain sight on a shelf which makes me wonder if Wilson is messing with the people who get tours. It just doesn't make any sense why Andy Murray would have Wilson make his grip.
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    Natural Gut fraying while stringing?

    You could try stringing 50/50. It would help you from having to pull all the gut over the poly. Another plus is the strings in the sweet spot tend to be the freshest and the strings at the bottom and top will be the most warn.
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    Kevlar stringing help?

    Be careful with the blue handled xurons with Kevlar, I have broken multiple. I use the teal handle, a little more but worth it. For the tips I like to put a little clear nail polish on about 1 inch, it helps harden the tip and prevents it from mushing up while installing in blocked grommets. I...
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    Critical to Follow the Designated Stringing Pattern on the New Pure Drive 2015?

    I hate stringing the new ones two piece. With soft strings the last two crosses are such a pain because of blocked grommets. I like using the Parnell ATW, just make sure your short side is on the left if the racquet is mounted with the logo right side up on the butt cap.
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