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very wise of your country to take that measure  :king:Sometimes I think being too "democratic" and giving too many freedom to people is not that wise. I read that it is for confidential reason that that mentally illed German pilot who killed himself along with all passengers was not being reported of his status.  If yes, they may have prevent the tragedy  ..-)
It can be scary for some people.
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Tennis Discussions / Re: Racquet firmness/stiffness
« Last post by monstertruck on June 14, 2016, 07:14:44 PM »
Let's see if I understand.
You like the balance/swing weight of your old 6.1s and the solid/firm/stiffness of the multi-fil that came with the eBay ratchet.
You perceive the same solid/firm/stiffness in Babolats (could it be the strings?).

I can think of 2 possible answers and I don't think you'll like either of them. :\
  • Determine the multi that came with the eBay stick (experiment if you have to).
  • Find a Babolat stick that you like.

Ooooo, I just thought of a third option.
PM DMastous.  He's got a pretty good grasp of stringing and equipment in general.
Good Luck Professor!  I'm curious to hear how you resolve this gear issue.

4th option would be to pick up a PS85 original, string it with VS gut and Lux and stay with that setup until they box you up. ;-()
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Tennis Discussions / Re: Tactical Maneuver by Nadal?
« Last post by monstertruck on June 14, 2016, 05:28:18 PM »
Is he doing that on purpose to wet down the ball and slow it down over the course of the life of that ball?  Yeah I know they only use the same balls for 6 games, but dude is wiping sweat all over those balls.  At that level of tennis it makes you wonder if that could actually help Nadal.  If Nadal liked quick pace I would say he is not doing it on purpose.  But Nadal loves slower pace balls.  He likes time to run them down as well as does not like to play people who can hit super hard. 

Interesting food for thought.

Call me immature but  :rofl_2:
I don't think he is that nuanced. Also, correct me if I am wrong, but when you're hitting the ball with that much spin as most of these guys do, especially Nadal, doesn't it pretty much dry out the ball? The fuzz comes off, making it lighter, and I can imagine the ball being wrung dry of any dampness given the impact it has with racquets and then the spin that is imparted to it.
Methinks Scooter was just having a little fun Professor.
Your analysis of the 'spin dry' effect sounds logical though. :))
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Tennis Videos / Re: Murray's highlights by Djokovic Champion
« Last post by Djokovic Champion on June 14, 2016, 12:55:37 PM »
Hey guys, I added the match vs Raonic in Monte Carlo!!!
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Tennis Videos / Re: WTAforever: Every week recording
« Last post by jkkkkr21 on June 14, 2016, 10:28:07 AM »
hey maybe you have some matches from stutgartt these year and especially
the match from first round ''laura sigemunt from german vs anastasia pavliychencova from russia?? :// :// :// :// :// ://
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Tennis Discussions / Re: Tactical Maneuver by Nadal?
« Last post by pawan89 on June 14, 2016, 09:45:22 AM »
Is he doing that on purpose to wet down the ball and slow it down over the course of the life of that ball?  Yeah I know they only use the same balls for 6 games, but dude is wiping sweat all over those balls.  At that level of tennis it makes you wonder if that could actually help Nadal.  If Nadal liked quick pace I would say he is not doing it on purpose.  But Nadal loves slower pace balls.  He likes time to run them down as well as does not like to play people who can hit super hard. 

Interesting food for thought.

Call me immature but  :rofl_2:
I don't think he is that nuanced. Also, correct me if I am wrong, but when you're hitting the ball with that much spin as most of these guys do, especially Nadal, doesn't it pretty much dry out the ball? The fuzz comes off, making it lighter, and I can imagine the ball being wrung dry of any dampness given the impact it has with racquets and then the spin that is imparted to it.

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Tennis Discussions / Re: Masha Ban
« Last post by pawan89 on June 14, 2016, 09:38:55 AM »
Definitely didn't seem like she needed it and was very questionable. I can only say she deserves some kind of ban/punishment, but 2 years is a career ender at this point. Not going to miss her shrieks but she was a fighter and it was great to see how she's hung around the top even after all her shoulder struggles couple years ago.

I don't think the game will necessarily run away from her in the next 18 months but people will most certainly have moved on and it might be tough to re-capture the media darling crown. That's assuming someone else can do what she did - hang in the top and be a consistent top performer (and being white/blonde/skinny/tall might not hurt either). Seems to be a tall ask at this point.
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Tennis Discussions / Racquet firmness/stiffness
« Last post by pawan89 on June 14, 2016, 09:23:25 AM »
Need some help figuring this out, from anyone who knows a bit about strings, and racquet firmness. Long post warning.

When I bought my six.one 95 (used off ebay), it came with a full-bed of a multi-filament that I couldn't identify. But from the very first hit, it felt perfect. It had perfect balance of what I like from my old six.ones and that flat/stiff feel that I get when playing with my brother's old Babolat - and actually, any babolat for that matter. It had that flatter firmer feeling and the lack of vibration that I've felt in newer raquets (don't want to generalize but like the Babolats). The ball leaves the racquet with a nice 'thwack', and especially on my backhand - the lack of vibrations made it much more pleasant to deflect balls back and I felt solid blocking harder hit balls back deep.

Please note that I am trying not to confuse putting spin on the ball and playing flatter - I have always characterized myself as a flat hitter relative to players who i consider to be at my level, but this feeling I am describing is independent of my playing style. That said, it definitely felt a better fit for the flatter game I play. I am not sure if I can say I had a tougher time putting spin on the ball only because it felt so good and in control to hit flat and hard that I didn't bother trying to generate additional spin and rally from the back much.

So overall, I was very pleased with the racquet. It seemed exactly what I was looking for, played very much like the old six.ones I'm used to with the added firmness that I have always been jealous of in newer racuqets because it helps me generate power so much easier. Then my strings broke. Then I had the whole fiasco of stringing it 10lbs lower with a poly/multi hybrid setup.

And now my racquet feels just like my old six.ones. That flat/stiff/crisp feel is gone. From a racquet stats perspective, the old ones and the new one are nearly identical, but I had hoped that "new technology" was what gave it that feel that I liked. And of course the lack of tension has totally screwed with my game but that's just a matter of re-stringing properly. But my biggest concern/confusion is that the firmness/stiffness - what I felt was a characteristic of the racquet - seems almost entirely a characteristic of the STRINGS and how I string it. I expected the strings to have a big impact as they always do but I thought certain characteristics of the racquet would still remain.

So my question is, how do I string my racquet to get that feel back. Is that a racquet characteristic or a string-setup characteristic? If it's a stringing thing, maybe my old racquets can gain that same feel if I set it up 'correctly', am I right? However, I have played with my old six.ones for over 13 years and gone through every setup imaginable and I don't ever recall having that flat/crisp/stiff feel, to the extent that I felt on this new racquet, and what I feel each time i play with someone else's Babolat. I think I am just not understanding racquet stiffness and how the type of string effects it, not just string tension.

Thanks for reading guys! I've posted this on FB as well for anyone prefers to reply there  :))
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Tennis4you Chat Threads / Re: ~* Ye Olde Village *~ Volume 1 "A New Beginning"
« Last post by mimi on June 14, 2016, 01:46:38 AM »
I read that your Hilary Clinton beat her husband badly, not sure if it was for the soley incident with that mistress or all the times. Mad man Trump vs mad woman  :rofl_2:
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Tennis4you Chat Threads / Re: ~* Ye Olde Village *~ Volume 1 "A New Beginning"
« Last post by mimi on June 14, 2016, 01:39:46 AM »
very wise of your country to take that measure  :king:.  Sometimes I think being too "democratic" and giving too many freedom to people is not that wise.  I read that it is for confidential reason that that mentally illed German pilot who killed himself along with all passengers was not being reported of his status.  If yes, they may have prevent the tragedy  ..-)
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