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(11-14-2018 05:29 PM)Built to Fade Wrote:  I've only played on hardcourt & synthetic grass/carpet. I'd like to play on clay one day as I generally hit with a lot of spin.

I don't recommend playing too much tennis on hardcourts since it's basically painted over concrete. Video related:

Yeah playing too much on hardcourts is the same reason why most NBA coaches don't want their guys playing on street courts during the offseason....too much wear & tear on the knees and the injuries on the surface can be the most devastating too.

I haven't played on clay before but only hardcourts and grass.

I think the hardest part about playing on grass is vertical up & down movement...maybe I was wearing awful shoes that day while on vacation in Asia. Horizontal movement is easy for me on grass as the surface tends to neutralize the heavy topspin and crazy kick serves.

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05-25-2019 11:31 AM
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(05-24-2019 10:45 PM)Sidney Crosby Wrote:  I bought some new tennis shoes online the other day, they were on sale but the regular price was around $130USD so I assumed they'd be pretty decent. The thing is, I find them to be pretty uncomfortable, they are only second pair of tennis specific shoes, my first pair was some cheap $40 Nikes so I thought those shoes were just pieces of shit.

Are all tennis shoes this stiff and uncomfortable compared to running or training shoes?

Yes, as they have to maintain in a rigid way your foot and therefore ankle, as the game of tennis involves sharp torsion and sudden changes of directions.

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By the way, much respect to Built To fade, on his predicting Novak's victory at the AO'19: apparently, there is money to be made following his advice, for betting I mean!

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(05-24-2019 10:45 PM)Sidney Crosby Wrote:  I bought some new tennis shoes online the other day, they were on sale but the regular price was around $130USD so I assumed they'd be pretty decent. The thing is, I find them to be pretty uncomfortable, they are only second pair of tennis specific shoes, my first pair was some cheap $40 Nikes so I thought those shoes were just pieces of shit.

Are all tennis shoes this stiff and uncomfortable compared to running or training shoes?

Great points @Going Strong.

Also, I think tennis shoes are absolutely the BEST for cross training as well.

Whether it comes down to running sprints on say a tennis/indoor basketball court, weight lifting, or doing high intensity interval training, certain types of tennis shoes will provide you with more stability as they are constructed for sharp sudden twists & turns on an unforgiving surface being concrete!

Nike tennis court shoes tend to be overpriced & tear quite easily though they make the most comfortable distance running ones.

Adidas tennis court shoes tend to provide a nice balance of comfort & stability making it more effective than Nike.

The best tennis court shoes I've come across definitely have to be Asics. Most of these provide some form of a outer sole 6-12 month warranty as I use these shoes for my high intensity interval or overall athletic training. Have had my current pair since Fall 2014 as they're still working great past that warranty until now.

Another thing to keep in mind is to wear a half size or sometimes a full size smaller than your actual foot measurements for enhanced performance. This can even be true for dress shoes too as it'll fit your clothes better when going out.

Also, be sure to get low cut tennis shoes as it will increase your overall maneuverability & speed. For the money you pay, it'll also look more stylish than mid cut too.

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After a couple hours of breaking them in my shoes are decent comfort wise. These are the ones I bought https://www.head.com/shop-us/us-CA/revol...en-30.html

They have venting underneath so they keep your feet pretty cool.
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can anyone tell me how to STREAM the French Open matches or get them downloaded online without spoilers?

Thanks!

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Tennis stream net live
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Fucking Djokovic man.....snatching victory from the jaws of defeat like a boss. Fed looked devastated after the match lolz. On top of that, the crowd was working against Joker the entire time!

If he stays healthy he’ll surpass the GS record no doubt. What a champ.
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