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Tuning a racket ;)

Started this discussion. Last reply by CoachV - William Vazquez Mar 4, 2011. 10 Replies

So, currently I'm playing with a Babolat AeroPro Drive GT and I'm somehow satisfied about it. I have another Head Youtek Pro Prestige (Wawrinka racket of choice) that I just got it but somehow it…Continue

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What are you thinking on using wax on poli strings?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Prapong Jan 11, 2011. 7 Replies

I saw that on natural gut you can use wax for better resistance but for me not resistance is important as it is the movement of strings. I saw that for better spin is very important that mains are…Continue

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akajohn replied to Tim Prapong's discussion 'Tuning your racquet: swingweight, balance, lead tape adjustments, polarized/ depolarized setups.'
"So, I will share the experience with Volkl. First setup that I tried was 16 grams in the handle under the grip, Babolat lead tape 3 grams per stripe. SO, 12 gramms plus the difference of 4 gramms I cut 2 Babolat in the middle and added in the handle…"
Dec 18, 2013
akajohn replied to Tim Prapong's discussion 'Tuning your racquet: swingweight, balance, lead tape adjustments, polarized/ depolarized setups.'
"Good points. Actually I like the feel and touch you get from Volkl but sometimes on some hits is not so consistent... On the other side with current setup the frame looks for me faster than Babolat. Actually is a different way of being faster, much…"
Oct 25, 2013
akajohn replied to Tim Prapong's discussion 'What is your favorite string setup(s) and why?'
"full Signum Tornado Pro 1.17... thinnest for best spin ;) 25 kg tension for better control..."
Jan 1, 2013
akajohn replied to Tim Prapong's discussion 'Tuning your racquet: swingweight, balance, lead tape adjustments, polarized/ depolarized setups.'
"I was not visiting this place for very long time and I'm sorry about but meanwhile I played a hell lot of tennis :) I changed my racket moving from Aero Pro Drive GT to the latest Roddick Pure Drive and this season I was using just this one…"
Jan 1, 2013
akajohn replied to Tim Prapong's discussion 'What is wrong with Djokovic's game??'
"I think that for him is hard to be number one and is a matter of confidence. On the other side his playing style was analyzed and right now everybody knows what to expect and what to do against him. Combining these 2 factors is not easy for him…"
May 16, 2012
CoachV - William Vazquez replied to akajohn's discussion 'Tuning a racket ;)'
"Train more with the heavier racquet. the head speed will increase when swich to a light version. so an Idea would be to have 4 racquets one racquet 1.5 to 2 oz heavier than the other ones at the same balance to increase strength and speed the…"
Mar 4, 2011
CoachV - William Vazquez replied to akajohn's discussion 'Tuning a racket ;)'
"Ive got leather. the best leather Grip for the Price is the Klippermate Leather Grip. you will need a Double sided Tape and its made from real cow/cat hide. 5 bucks plus shipping and handling. Its real durable and Feel like the Old Leathers from the…"
Mar 4, 2011
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"By the way, an interesting question could be: How much money Yonnex is paying her to use their stick?"
Mar 4, 2011
akajohn replied to akajohn's discussion 'Tuning a racket ;)'
"Actually I was checking your discussion about this point and I found out the tool to calculate the swingweight. So, if I'm going to add 10 grams in the handle I will move the balance more 1.5 points to handle and the swingweight will go with…"
Mar 4, 2011
CoachV - William Vazquez replied to akajohn's discussion 'Tuning a racket ;)'
"My Kfactor Tours/Federer's Racquet. are 7 points head light and weights less than 12 oz. Ive got the weight around 13oz and changed the balance to 6 points head light. Heaiver head harder hit, Need more forearm strength to handle it. It took a…"
Mar 3, 2011
CoachV - William Vazquez replied to akajohn's discussion 'Tuning a racket ;)'
"The extra weight will make you stronger. just dont go over 14oz unless you are a big man. Also stay around 6 or 7 head light points for the racquet head speed with the extra weight."
Mar 3, 2011
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Mar 3, 2011
CoachV - William Vazquez replied to akajohn's discussion 'Tuning a racket ;)'
"look for how to weight up my k factor racquets . I was looking for help for customizing my racquets. ive got good advise from the opolites here."
Mar 2, 2011
akajohn replied to akajohn's discussion 'Tuning a racket ;)'
"so it will not be easier to generate head speed (for top spin I mean) in that respect... Is this the conclusion? Anyhow, maybe next days I will visit Babolat official shop and have a discussion with the guys there ;)"
Feb 28, 2011
Sergey replied to akajohn's discussion 'Tuning a racket ;)'
"With more racket weight it will be less maneuverable but definitely will improve general plow through."
Feb 28, 2011
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"actually she has a blog and we can check there but anyhow I think is cross-marketing :)   and here is Steven; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Gerrard   and some images with him;…"
Feb 28, 2011

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