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August 21, 2009

No More Vibration Dampeners: Wilson [K] Three.FX & Pro Team.FX

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The Wilson K Three FX is a new racquet featuring K Factor FX Quad Shaft technology which hollows out the shaft of the frame, making the the K Three FX more stable than the previous generation K Three. The K Three FX maintains nearly identical specifications to the previous-generation K Three, without upsetting the superior balance of power and control provided by Wilson's K Factor technology. A solid choice for a player looking for stability, power and an oversized sweetspot.The K Three FX retains the use of Triad technology to provide additional vibration dampening and arm comfort. Offering the second-largest headsize in the K Factor line at 115 square inches, the K Three FX delivers a surprising balance of power and control thanks to Wilson K Factor technology. A solid choice for a player looking for more power, an oversized sweetspot and a damped, comfortable feel.

[K]arophite Black-an evolution of Wilson nCode technology which utilizes a new structure incorporating additional bonds between the SiO2 and graphite molecules on a nanoscopic scale, resulting in more feel and a stronger, more stable racquet.

[K]onnector-2 external wings molded into each side of the hoop to increase dwell time of the ball upon impact, providing greater control and comfort.

[K]ontour Yoke-New frame cross-section shape that enhances stiffness at key stress points for improved torsional stability

[K]ompact Center-New shortened yoke design that improves handling, maneuverability, and provides additional feel.

* Racquet SpecificationsHeadsize: 115 sq. in.
* Length:27.50 in.
* Weight (strung):9.60 oz.
* Stiffness (Babolat RDC):41
* Balance:14.56 in. Head Heavy
* Cross Section:26/28mm Tapered Beam
* Swingweight:315 kg*sq. cm
* String Pattern:16x19
* Grip:Wilson K Grip
* Wilson Stiffness Index: 3

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The Wilson K Pro Team FX is a new update to the K Pro Open and utilizes new Wilson FX Quad Shaft technology which hollows out the throat of the frame for added stability and lighter weight. The K Pro Team FX retains a classic 'tweener design, with a lighter 10.4 oz. strung weight, 23/26/22mm wide tapered beam and 100 sq. in. headsize.

All [K] Factor racquets utilize Wilson's proprietary next-generation [K]arophite Black structure which adds additional bonds between the SiO2 and graphite molecules on a nanoscopic scale, resulting in more feel and a stronger, more stable racquet. Overall, there are 4 new key [K] Factor technology concepts found in various configurations depending on the [K] Factor model:

* Racquet SpecificationsHeadsize:100 sq. in.
* Length:27.00 in.
* Weight (strung):10.40 oz.
* Stiffness (Babolat RDC):65
* Balance:13.25 in. Head Light
* Cross Section:23/26/22mm Tapered Beam
* Swingweight:305 kg*sq. cm
* String Pattern:16x19
* Grip:Wilson Kontrol Grip
* Wilson Stiffness Index: 6

Wilson [K] Three FX Tennis Racquet

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August 20, 2009

No More Vibration Dampeners: Prince EXO3 Blue & Ignite Team

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A classic oversize racquet with anything but class performance. The Exo3 Blue 110, with Prince's patented Engery BridgeTM, gives you exceptional comfort with a supersized sweet spot. Great for players who like a lightweight and forgiving frame.


  • Power Level 1350

  • Headsize 110 sq in

  • Weight 9.2oz/260g

  • Balance 14.0in/35.5cm, 3 pts.

  • Head Heavy Swing

  • Weight 285

  • Length 27.25"

  • Cross Section 26-28-24 mm

  • String Pattern 16 x 19

Prince EXO3 Blue Tennis Racquet

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The Prince '09 EXO³ Rebel Team 95 Tennis Racquet is a lighter option in the EXO³ Rebel line. This Racquet offers excellent control and great maneuverability. This racquet is made for players' looking for the control of a midsize in a lighter weight. Power Level-750. Head Size-95"². Weight (unstrung)-10.2oz/288g. Balance-13.3"/33.8cm, 2pts Head Light. Swing Weight-285. Length-27". Cross Section-20mm. String Pattern-18x20. String-Hybrid Power EXP. Grip-ResiPro.

Prince EXO3 Rebel Team MS 95 Tennis Racquet

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August 19, 2009

No More Vibration Dampeners: Dunlop Aerogel 4D 1Hundred

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A 100% graphite racket combining AEROGEL and new 4D BRAIDED technology. The Aerogel 4D 2HUNDRED is designed for tournament/advanced players with a long powerful swing who require exceptional touch and feel. 4D BRAIDED technology has been added at strategic locations which improves the stability of the racket and greatly enhances touch/feel making this the ultimate control orientated racket. Ideally suited for players with aggressive, long strokes. Recommended for the 4.5-6.0 NTRP level players. 4D BRAIDED technology: Dunlop has further enhanced its Aerogel technology by taking it to the next dimension with 4D braiding. Four directional braided material is used at key points on the racket frame to significantly increase racket stability. - at 5 and 7 o'clock to minimize frame torsion and increase control - at 3 and 9 o'clock for increased stability and enhanced touch and feel. 4D braiding has been implemented across the whole Dunlop Aerogel portfolio, offering outstanding benefits to players of all abilities.

Dunlop Aerogel 4D 2Hundred Tennis Racquet

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August 18, 2009

No More Vibration Dampeners: Head YouTek Radical OS & OS Lite

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Head YouTek Radical Lite OS Tennis Racquet
The Head '09 YOUTEK Radical OS Tennis Racquet has the perfect combination of power and control. This is an excellent racquet for a wide range of players. Technology and Construction: Head® YOUTEK - d3o/Teflon®. Beam: 21.5mm, Head Size: 107 sq. in., Weight Unstrung: 10.4 oz. Balance Unstrung: 1"HL/320mm, Length: 27", String Pattern: 18/19, Swing Style: L4. Grip: HydroSorb Tour.

Head YouTek Radical OS Tennis Racquet

Head YouTek Radical Lite OS Tennis Racquet

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August 17, 2009

No More Vibration Dampeners: Babolat Pure Drive Roddick

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Babolat Pure Drive Roddick
New for 2006, the Babolat Pure Drive Roddick is a slightly heavier update to the legendary Babolat Pure Drive Team. Meant to more closely replicate the weight of Andy's racquet, the Pure Drive Roddick provides a little more stiffness and power, provided you are able to handle the additional weight. Still categorized as a tweener (between powerful/controlled), the Pure Drive Roddick should retain its appeal to a wide array of players. Works well at the net (though not quite as maneuverable), as well as the baseline. Babolat also makes use of a new vibration dampening material called Cortex placed at the top of the handle and acts as an active dampener, without sacrificing feel.

* Racquet SpecificationsHeadsize: 100 sq. in.
* Length: 27.00 in.
* Weight (strung): 11.85 oz.
* Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 73
* Balance: 12.89 in. Head Light
* Cross Section: 25mm Head/22mm Throat
* Swingweight: 328 kg*sq. cm
* String Pattern: 16x19
* Grip: Syntec

Babolat Pure Drive Roddick

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August 16, 2009

No More Vibration Dampeners: Yonex RDiS 100

418l1XKKc7L._AA280_.jpgYonex RDiS 100 Midsize Tennis Racquet

The Yonex RDiS 100 Midsize, used by Lleyton Hewitt, is the next generation of the RDS 001 players frame, utilizing Yonex's Impact Speed technology for enhanced frame response. The "iS" in RDiS stands for Impact Speed-a snap-back action which stores energy on impact, then releases it with tremendous power and speed. Yonex also utilizes a new graphite construction known as Cup-Stack Carbon Nanotube in its RDiS racquets which helps the frame flex, yet provide quick repulsion for power and a solid feel.

The RDiS 100 in the 93 square inch head is for the advanced player looking for the ultimate in control in a player-oriented package. Specifications remain very similar to the previous-generation RDS 001, still providing control and predictability, with a very traditional feel. Maintains the feel of a larger sweetspot than its 93 square inch headsize would suggest, feeling solid yet forgiving. Denser 16x20 string pattern for added control.

* Racquet SpecificationsHeadsize:93 sq. in.
* Length:27.00 in.
* Weight (strung):12.00 oz.
* Stiffness (Babolat RDC):68
* Balance:12.50 in. Head Light
* Cross Section:20mm Straight Beam
* Swingweight:308 kg*sq. cm
* String Pattern:16x20
* Grip:Yonex Synthetic

Yonex RDiS 100 Midsize Tennis Racquet

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August 12, 2009

Babolat NS Drive OS Tennis Racquet - All the Babolat for a little less dough

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Babolat NS Drive OS Tennis Racquet
A more economical addition to Babolat's game-improvement category, the NS Drive OS utilizes new Nano Strength material technology, and combines it with the comfort of Smart Grip, all in an economical package.

Offering a generous sweetspot and lightweight feel, the NS Drive OS offers excellent maneuverability without sacrificing stability or comfort.

Babolat Nano Strength technology stiffens the carbon fibers for added power and resistance to torsion. Placement of these fibers in the yoke area translates to more power and more stability.

A new concept from Babolat is the ergonomic, "hourglass-shaped" Smart Grip. The shape of the handle is refined to optimize contact between your hand and the grip, allowing for a more secure grip and improved maneuverability.

The 109 square inch headsize, 24/22mm wide beam, sub-10 ounce weight, and 27.2 inch length adds up to power, Babolat-style.

* Racquet SpecificationsHeadsize:109 sq. in.
* Length:27.20 in.
* Weight (strung):9.60 oz.
* Stiffness (Babolat RDC):72
* Balance:14.00 in. Head Heavy
* Cross Section:24/22mm Tapered Beam
* Swingweight:290 kg*sq. cm
* String Pattern:16x19
* Grip:Soft Touch

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August 11, 2009

Cortext-enhanced AeroPro Drive by Babolat

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Babolat AeroPro Drive (Cortex) Tennis Racquet
This is the second generation of the Babolat AeroPro Drive, and this time Babolat has added the Cortex vibration filter. And of course is still has the Drive technology and the aerodynamic design that made the first generation AeroPro such a strong stick. Advanced players will enjoy easy topspin and slice. The large sweetspot yields forgiving power for moderate to fast swings. The choice of Rafael Nadal!

* Racquet SpecificationsHeadsize: 100 sq. in.
* Length: 27.00 in.
* Weight (strung): 11.60 oz.
* Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 68
* Balance: 13.25 in. Head Light
* Cross Section: 23mm Head/26mm Throat
* Swingweight: 335 kg*sq. cm
* String Pattern: 16x19
* Grip: Syntec

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August 10, 2009

20% Off K-Swiss Tennis Shoes

We love K-Swiss tennis shoes, one of our consistent favorites for performance, comfot and support. These are 20% off in celebration of back-to-school, making it even better.


K-Swiss Glaciator SCD (Women's) - White/Platinum/Navy


K-Swiss Glaciator SCD (Women's) - White/Platinum/Navy
The NEW Glaciator SCD is designed to keep tennis players feet cool and dry in the heat of a match. The Fautex moisture-management technology in the lining allows feet to stay drier and cooler, while the Heat Deflection Core deflects surface heat away from the foot. The DuraWrap XDE high-abrasion toe guard provides durability and breathability. These features work simultaneously to provide unsurpassed cooling and ventilation.


K-Swiss Stabilor SLS Mesh (Men's) - White/Navy/Blue Splash


K-Swiss Stabilor SLS Mesh (Men's) - White/Navy/Blue Splash

The Stabilor SLS Mesh features an upper which is made of Synthetic leather. Profile is The most LATERAL STABILITY of any K-Swiss shoe. DURABILITY: Aosta 7. rubber outsole and DragGuard in the toe and heel of the outsole combined with high-abrasion DuraWrap XD toe wrap. TRACTION comes from a tennis-specific, multi-surface wavebone tread pattern. CUSHIONING is provided by Shock Spring technology in the heel and forefoot. LATERAL STABILITY is achieved with a skeletal support cage and a sturdy midfoot shank. Available Colors: White/Navy/Blue Splash, White/Opal Grey/Black.

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August 9, 2009

K-Swiss Limited Release Ping-Pong Sneaker

kswiss_crop.jpgAs you know we're big fans of K-Swiss in general, so we're especially excited that they're going into the ping-pong market. At the end of this month, they're launching a new table tennis sneaker at New York's Partners & Spade. They'll be available on August 29th, and look like they're selling for $80 a pair. From the picture, it looks like they are the K-Swiss Classic Original Tennis Shoeswith an orange stripe and an orange mesh inner lining...but who cares? Not us, we like it.

via This Sporting Life / GetKempt

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August 8, 2009

20% Off New Balance Tennis Shoes

Check out these New Balance tennis shoes, 20% for the back-to-school season too!


New Balance WCT1004 (Women's) - White


New Balance WCT1004

The women's New Balance WCT1004 is a supportive cushioning tennis shoe designed to provide a stable and comfortable ride. Normally thought of for their running shoes, we've worn New Balance tennis shoes, and can attest to their quality, weight and performance. The WCT1004 features LockDown Liner, LIGHTNING DRY Lining, S-Curve, ABZORB SBS, NLOCK, long wear drag tip and has a herringbone outsole. Has a synthetic/mesh upper.


New Balance CT1004 (Men's) - Black


New Balance CT1004 (Men's) - Black

A supportive cushioning tennis shoe designed to provide a stable and comfortable ride. These kicks feature LockDown Liner, LIGHTNING DRY Lining, S-Curve, ABZORB SBS, NLOCK, long wear drag tip and has a herringbone outsole. They also have a synthetic/mesh upper. They come in white and black (shown), which we're liking.

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August 5, 2009

Tennis Shoe Spotlight - adidas Barricade V

The Barricade V has a perfect blend of durability, cushioning and support. The shoe is lighter than ever with a snug, supportive fit. UPPER: Synthetic upper with vents for breathability. INLAY: Molded EVA insole for anatomical comfort. MIDSOLE: Extended TORSION® SYSTEM for midfoot/forefoot integrity. adiPRENE® insert for forefoot propulsion, efficiency, comfort and shock absorption. OUTSOLE: adiWEAR® 6 for the best durability in high-wear areas.

Women's adidas Barricade V Tennis Shoe

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Men's adidas Barricade V Tennis Shoe
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Sequen Tennis Balls - Fashionable, but hard to see?

picture-38.pngWe always love a good story about...balls. Sequen is a new company that sells luxury tennis balls in leopard, tiger, jaguar and python prints. They sell for $20 a can or $480 a case (24 cans). They look pretty cool, and apparently they perform just as well as any mundane yellow tennis ball. But I have to think they are hard to see - wouldn't you lose them as they're in flight against the windscreens, etc.?


Check out Sequen Tennis Balls

via Tennis Served Fresh

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August 3, 2009

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