1. P

    Beginner, taking lessons and improving - looking to upgrade my racquet - down a rabbit hole, would appreciate some help.

    Hi I'd like a bit of advice, please, I'm down the rabbit hole and I need a bit of help. I'm looking to upgrade my racquet, from a Head MXG3 (with a grip size that's too small), strung with Head Hawk strings. I'm playing three times a week and taking a weekly lesson, too. I've started to get...
  2. David Le

    Favorite Yonex paint jobs?

    I’ve been using Yonex for the past 7 months and love it so far. For those that are fans of Yonex or just casual fans of nice looking pj, which ones were your favorite over the years? For me it goes like this (no particular order): RQ-120 RDS 001 EZ Xi SV Cool Black Regna G2 VC Galaxy Black VC...
  3. M

    What Version of the Wilson K Factor Tour is this?

    Hi all, thanks for taking the time to read this post! My friend found what we believe is a Wilson K Factor Six One Tour in his basement, but upon further inspection we are not sure if it is actually real. I attached some photos below. We initially thought this was a 2007-2008 version of the...
  4. S

    Bonny T-618 Stringing Nightmare

    I saw a couple threads on Bonny tennis racquets, and how many of their racquets pushed the envelope on weird designs and experimental concepts. Well, a customer visiting from Taiwan brought a Bonny racquet to be restrung: the Bonny T-618 (purple and green-ish). I looked in the 2020 stringers...
  5. Fluffy_Skye

    Rackets similar to Extreme Tour?

    I started learning tennis with a clash. However, I frame it quite often as I was a beginner and even dropped it once on a slice. I might have broken it through time, as it started to have a rattling feel on impact and sent quite a lot vibration to my hand. After that, I started looking for a...
  6. A

    Is it a racquet problem?

    Disclaimer: I'm not sure if this belongs here or if this belongs to Tennis Tips/Instruction category, but I guess here is a better place. I started playing tennis a few years ago (3 calendar years but likely around 2.5 years with lockdowns and summer holidays). I find tennis interesting and I...
  7. J

    New Racquet

    Hello everyone! I bet some of you had been stuck in the decision-making process of choosing a new tennis racquet. With so many to choose from I am lost myself and I need some advice. The only problem is that I live in the UK and there are not many racquet demoing services available here. I...
  8. D

    Racquet recommendation for a USTA 3.0?

    Dear members, First let me give you a background about myself. I am from Sri Lanka and I am 37 years old, 5'6", weighing 180 pounds. I went for tennis coaching for around 6 months in my junior days, played around 2-3 competitive matches in school. After an injury I stopped playing and started...
  9. J

    Trying to modify three different brand racquets to have similar specs...

    Hello, I'm a college student who buys used rackets because I'm very poor :( I have never had the guts or money to buy two same rackets. I was wondering if I could customize the three racquets I have to make them somewhat similar. If you could help me that would be amazing. The racquets I have...
  10. A

    Comparing classic Babolat Pure Drive racquets

    How do these two Babolat Pure Drive racquets compare in terms of playability? Babolat Pure Drive Team (2003) Babolat Pure Drive Woofer (2006)
  11. Andy Wang

    Yonex Ezone 98 Tour (2020) - Touch Up Paint Color?

    Hi there, for any owners of the Yonex Ezone 98/98+/Tour/etc 2020 lineup, we definitely feel the pain of the paint chipping easily. This probably goes for a lot of non-matte finished racquets but if anyone has chipped their Ezone 98 in the dark blue regions (top of the racquet) and has repaired...
  12. M

    Which One Do I Pick?

    Hi guys, I need some advice from some fellow tennisnerds. Some background; I used to play national level as a junior got very ill and now (5years later) still play top of the region. Play both flat and spinny forehand’s and OHBH. I always used to play with prestige’s but wanted to switch as I...
  13. A

    Need your help! Which racquet should I take?

    Hi! An intermediate player, looking for a good access to top spin and power. RA stiffness not over 62. (tennis elbow) Strung weight should not exceed 315-320g. Was looking at either: Head Gravity 360+ MP Wilson Clash 100. I would love to hear your honest opinions! Thanks. Quick edit: Am I doing...
  14. M

    Help- Racquet

    Hello all, I am a 67 year old looking for a racquet recommendaion. I have been playing tennis for over 30 years and had to give up tennis a couple of years ago due to injuries. I have/had knee problems, tennis elbow, wrist injury and a rotating cuff tear. I have recovered enough to play now but...
  15. OldManStan

    What is your go-to default tension for new strings?

    My go-to tension is 48lbs for my DR98s and Ezone 98s. How about you guys?
  16. WilPro

    Vibration dampener, vibrations and feel

    I have recently strung more racquets and usually I hit them against the heel of my palm after stringing them. When hitting them against the heel of my palm, without dampener, I almost always feel vibrations. The lighter the racquet the stronger the vibration. Now that we clarified the...
  17. E

    looking for heavy, flexible racquet

    Hi there tennis players, I am looking for a tennis racquet with the following specs (I don't mean it too strict, just to give you an idea): * heavy at the handle, weight 350g or more * flexible, RSA < 60 * 16X19 string pattern * head size between 97inch^2 and 100 inch^2 The reason I want...
  18. T

    Saw this crack type thing on my racquet, everything okay?

    I have a babolat pure aero tour and i saw this crack, was there for a while but kind of mentally bothered me When I run my fingers up and down and side to side i can feel it. game play is the same anything wrong? im thinking about putting some lead tape (2.5 ish grams for a bit less than 0.1 oz)...
  19. TW Staff

    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Tecnifibre TFight 295/300/305

    Attention Talk Tennis Members: We have a VERY Limited number of Tecnifibre TFight 295, 300 & 305 racquets (in a prototype cosmetic) for a playtest. This playtest is open to USA Talk Tennis members only. VERY IMPORTANT: Playtesters will be required to get their test racquet strung. Each racquet...
  20. A

    Why don't pros use their string provider's stencil?

    I remember in the 90s and 2000s, the majority of players used to have their string provider's stencilled onto the bottom of the racquet, underneath the stencil logo of their racquet e.g. Sampras used a Wilson racquet so had a 'W' stencilled on his racquet and below was the Babolat stencil lines...
  21. WilPro

    Idetifying old Prince racquet

    This is a racquet I received yesterday for stringing. And I remembered back in the day it was one of the racquets I played and enjoyed it. I didn't own one, it was just another racquet in a stack of racquets that my coach had for students to use. Now I recognized the model and I am curious if...
  22. A

    Racquet Stencil logos

    Does anyone know the racquet stencil dimensions for Wilson, Babolat or Head stencil logos? Thanks.
  23. S

    Ball pocketing vs. Top spin

    I recently heard the Tennis Warehouse podcast about classic racquets (here) (which was really good by the way), and it really made me wonder how ball pocketing (or as some of the playtesters say "plush feeling") affects topspin generated by a racquet. I understand the science behind how, when...
  24. M

    Does anybody recognize this racquet from the 90's?

    This Wilson racquet is from a photo taken around 1997 or so, I'm wondering if anybody recognizes the model, I would definitely appreciate it, its very hard to Google for:
  25. Pitti

    Need some racquet advice

    Hi: I played lots of tennis at highschool. I just owned one racquet: a Wilson Six one team (290 gr. unstrung, 18x20 pattern, red racquets with white stripes at 3 and 9). I liked that racquet, and used it during 5 or 6 straight years playing around 6 hours each week. Whenever I couldn't use that...
  26. C

    On Racquet Customization

    Hi there, Talk Tennis. I wrote a paper on the meaning of racquet specifications, how to choose a racquet, and racquet customization. Here's a link. Hope some of you out there might find it a good resource. Thanks!
  27. J

    Coming back to tennis after 5 years

    So my best friend recently me back into playing tennis, i haven’t played since I quit my college team back in 2014 anyway I back playing casual and plan on playing tournament again this summer except my last racquet broke I used the OG BLX Wilson steam 100 when they came out are there any...
  28. Bender

    Big 3 racquet specs and what it means for their respective games

    As a delayed knee-jerk reaction (oxymoronic, I know) to threads wondering "what if pros swapped racquets?", I created this thread to list out current racquet specs used by the Big 3 (or at least the most recent specs I can glean from the internet), and what I think it means for their games...
  29. M

    2020 Yonex Ezone 98

    I love this racquet a little lead at 3 and 9 leather grip and this baby is ready to go. Who else is on the Yonex train and why?
  30. TW Staff

    Tennis Warehouse Playtest: Dunlop SX 300 Racquet Family

    Attention Talk Tennis Members: We have a VERY Limited number of Dunlop SX 300 Tour, SX 300 and SX 300LS racquets for a playtest. This playtest is open to USA Talk Tennis members only. Please note: Playtesters will be required to get their test racquet strung. Each racquet will be shipped with...