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My new dark grey racket stand! Just came in this morning. I keep it in my office – as well as my new rackets.
I have 70+ at home, so to avoid some serious talk about them with my beloved fiancee I keep all new onces there!
Everyone is happy now!

I really enjoyed playing with Biomimetic 200, F100 as well as M200. Both feel a bit better than IG Prestige MP (I prefer 25th
anniversay edition over IG paintjob – more power, the same control). Bio 300 Tour is waiting for new strings.
Also borrowed from a friend H19 uncustomized in Blade93 paintjob (however with Blade98 – 2015 I guess – green parts).
 

treblings

Hall of Fame


My new dark grey racket stand! Just came in this morning. I keep it in my office – as well as my new rackets.
I have 70+ at home, so to avoid some serious talk about them with my beloved fiancee I keep all new onces there!
Everyone is happy now!

I really enjoyed playing with Biomimetic 200, F100 as well as M200. Both feel a bit better than IG Prestige MP (I prefer 25th
anniversay edition over IG paintjob – more power, the same control). Bio 300 Tour is waiting for new strings.
Also borrowed from a friend H19 uncustomized in Blade93 paintjob (however with Blade98 – 2015 I guess – green parts).
Nice collection...i ´ve been playing with the bio300 tour for a number of years.
I could use a number of racket stands where did you acquire yours?
 

surrealfx

New User

I use these six 2016 Babolat Pure Aeros. They all weigh 334-335 grams strung and have a balance of 6-6.5 points head light without customization. All the frames have L4 grips. The two that I’ve used for about four months feel like they have larger grips than the ones I’ve had for about two years, perhaps because I haven’t squeezed down the grips of the newer ones yet. I string them with Kirschbaum Pro Line II 1.2 mm at 52 pounds.
 

CiscoPC600

Professional
How are you finding them? Have you had any of the previous versions... if so, how do these compare to the previous versions?
I liked it quite a bit. I still give the slight edge to my VCORE 95. I didn't have the previous versions, so I can't comment. Good spin, stability, and no real downsides. I liked my slice and volleys more with this frame than my VCORE. My arm was a little sore but that might be thanks to my first time using Tour Bite.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
I liked it quite a bit. I still give the slight edge to my VCORE 95. I didn't have the previous versions, so I can't comment. Good spin, stability, and no real downsides. I liked my slice and volleys more with this frame than my VCORE. My arm was a little sore but that might be thanks to my first time using Tour Bite.
(y) Thanks for letting me know. Yeah, the VCORE 95 looks awesome. I almost pulled a trigger on a pair of the Bay, but just have so many racquets at the moment that it's becoming ridiculous. I also have the VCore 95D, so wasn't sure how the VCORE 95 would compare and if it would be necessary to have both.

I have the previous two versions of the TFight 315 Limited, and the feel is different between them. I think I like the 2013 version more, but due to some health hiccups I haven't been able to play enough with the DC 315 LTD 18x20, nor play them side-by-side, to make a definitive decision and only keep the 2013 version (of which I have both string patterns).

I would also be interested in a comparison between the TFight 315 Ltd and the TF40 315 (or 305 - although there is a static weight difference).
 

Kal-El 34

Hall of Fame
Not sure it is hard to compare the 93 to the 100. Not sure how I feel about the gravity yet still tinkering with it. What I liked about the prince was I didnt have to do anything to it. Loved it stock
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
Odd I thought the same thing. Nobody had said anything tho so thought it was a me thing. Just a general photo bucket upload and my camera is certainly a good one. Any suggestions?
I have no idea what photobucket is doing these days. When I click on the photo it takes me to photobucket and I can see the your photos clearly
 

tom497

New User
Nice work on the grading colors, not easy to pull off.
thanks :) although if im being honest that was not my first attempt , there has been a lot of wasted paint and time not getting it quite right but i would love to maybe make it into a business at some point so all good learning experiences i guess
 
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Fairhit

Semi-Pro
thanks :) although if im being honest that was not my first attempt , there has been a lot of wasted paint and time not getting it quite right but i would love to maybe make it into a business at some point so all good learning experiences i guess
The compliment holds its value more because it wasn't the first attempt, the work looks great and it shows the effort, is not a compliment on being a prodigy of painting, is a compliment on hard work and when it shows on the finished product.

I would definitely like to get a job once you start your business.

Great work, keep it up.
 

Lozannois

Rookie
One more baby to this nice collection and you can get a 9 racquet bag! :)
Ahah in fact I have others but I just put my favorites ;) they all have similar specs so that I can switch quite easily...

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tennisisfun

New User
What's so good about them? I've been using Asics shoes since 1999 and need to replace my old Resolution, so I'm looking for any particular wise advice :cool:. Thanks.
Stable. Comfortable. Flexible. Durable. Speedy. Everything you'd want in a tennis shoe. I didn't find gel res 7 to be as stable and comfortable.


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g4driver

Hall of Fame
I will own these for less than 12 hours. Arrived today, strung within a few hours of UPS dropping them off. Donating to a low-income couple with two kids who have some terribly old beat-up frames that were probably about $19 at Walmart twenty years ago. Babolat Origin 1.30 57M / Head Velocity 1.30mm 55X for her. Prince Premiere Control 1.35mm 57M / Head Velocity 1.30mm 55X for him.

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Fairhit

Semi-Pro
I will own these for less than 12 hours. Arrived today, strung within a few hours of UPS dropping them off. Donating to a low-income couple with two kids who have some terribly old beat-up frames that were probably about $19 at Walmart twenty years ago. Babolat Origin 1.30 57M / Head Velocity 1.30mm 55X for her. Prince Premiere Control 1.35mm 57M / Head Velocity 1.30mm 55X for him.

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Awesome gesture.
 

g4driver

Hall of Fame
Thanks @Fairhit

I've been incredibly fortunate in life. Grew up with an violent alcoholic father , had reduced price lunch at school as my mom didn't make enough to support our family. Found a way to college, graduated from a school in the current College Football Playoff Top 6 teams debt free with multiple job offers and opportunities. Went into the Air Force instead. There are so many people living paycheck to paycheck with so much less than me.

This forum is anonymous so other than one or two people, I am a tiny blip on the radar. Hope others on here are able to giveback someday either with time or wisdom. Helping others is one of the greatest joys in my life. Don't want the thank you's or recognition, just hope to make someone feel worthy of a random person's goodwill. There are many people who gave to me along the way. Some aren't here for me to thank today. So it's my way of thanking those who helped me when I needed it.
 
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Thanks @Fairhit

I've been incredibly fortunate in life. Grew up with an violent alcoholic father , had reduced price lunch at school as my mom didn't make enough to support our family. Found a way to college, graduated from a school in the current College Football Playoff Top 6 teams debt free with multiple job offers and opportunities. Went into the Air Force instead. There are so many people living paycheck to paycheck with so much less than me.

This forum is anonymous so other than one or two people, I am a tiny blip on the radar. Hope others on here are able to giveback someday either with time or wisdom. Helping others is one of the greatest joys in my life. Don't want the thank you's or recognition, just hope to make someone feel worthy of a random person's goodwill. There are many people who gave to me along the way. Some aren't here for me to thank today. So it's my way of thanking those who helped me when I needed it.
I too would like to donate some of my racquets to young players in need. I grew up in a low-income family. My parents were incredibly hardworking blue-collar immigrants and they always found ways to put good food on the table and clothing on our backs, but there was very little budget for anything beyond the daily necessities. Unlike some of the other kids I saw who dragged their feet to practice, I actually begged my parents to allow me to quit piano lessons so I can continue taking tennis lessons; too bad my parents decided piano was better for my development lol. I remember trying out for my HS team with an old Spectrum Comp 110, with the Yonex RQ 310 (my first "real" racquet :)) as backup, when everyone else was using the "newest" and "best" gear at the time. After making the team, my dad finally agreed to buy me a new racquet; it was a Prince Triple Threat Rebel 95 that I absolutely cherished and played with for many years without an identical or similar backup. Your post reminded me of those lean years, and I know the recipients of your gifts will be extremely happy, especially if they aspire to improve at the game. It also reminded me that there are kids out there who could benefit much more from our excess than the pleasure our "closet" racquets bestow on us.
 

g4driver

Hall of Fame
@PistolPete23

Thank you for your post. I appreciate reading your words and hope they will inspire others to donate frames/ clean shoes & clothing to those kids out there who could use and would greatly appreciate our "closet" racquets. The Pure Aero + frames I use were bought used from other posters on this forum via the Talk Tennis For Sale forum. I don't mind used frames and there are a lot of frames in the closets of posters on this forum. Your post might get some of those frames in the hands of people who would cherish them. :)

The teaching pro just stopped at my house to pick up the frames. She often teaches tennis to at risk kids and puts a tennis cap on the court after her lessons. People that can pay do, those that can't pay don't. I string her frames Pro Bono and donate everything I can get to her. She knows the kids and the parents who can use the gear. And by the way, I wish I could play the piano but I don't have one gene of musical talent in my body, but I greatly appreciate those artists who can play, write and sing. Hope you still play the piano.
 
@PistolPete23

Thank you for your post. I appreciate reading your words and hope they will inspire others to donate frames/ clean shoes & clothing to those kids out there who could use and would greatly appreciate our "closet" racquets. The Pure Aero + frames I use were bought used from other posters on this forum via the Talk Tennis For Sale forum. I don't mind used frames and there are a lot of frames in the closets of posters on this forum. Your post might get some of those frames in the hands of people who would cherish them. :)

The teaching pro just stopped at my house to pick up the frames. She often teaches tennis to at risk kids and puts a tennis cap on the court after her lessons. People that can pay do, those that can't pay don't. I string her frames Pro Bono and donate everything I can get to her. She knows the kids and the parents who can use the gear. And by the way, I wish I could play the piano but I don't have one gene of musical talent in my body, but I greatly appreciate those artists who can play, write and sing. Hope you still play the piano.
Unfortunately my piano success was mostly hard work and not a lot of natural talent :). I feel like I had much more talent for tennis but didn't receive adequate coaching. I don't resent my parents at all though because their decisions for me were rooted in love. I don't play the piano much these days but still appreciate listening to classical music. Keep up the good work!
 
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