First Look: Nike Ballistec Advantage

rs-2We’ve been finally able to try on and get our first glimpse at the new Ballistec Advantage from Nike as they start to arrive here at Tennis Warehouse. What are our first thoughts?

For starters, they are very comfortable right out of the box. Similar to their Rafael Nadal-inspired big brother shoe, the Lunar Ballistec, the soft, plush cushioning is very noticeable as soon as you slip them on. They feel light and fast, and they won’t slow you down when you’re chasing down that pesky drop shot.

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Tennis Strings Explained – Everything you need to know (infographic)

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Imagine if you could customize the next car you purchase by picking out the engine. You wouldn’t just pick any old engine to put in your dream car would you? You’d want to do some research first and figure out which engine fits your needs the best. Not necessarily just the cheapest engine.

So you wouldn’t spend hundreds on your next racquet and when it comes time to pick out your string, you wouldn’t just pick any old string would you? Well, lots of people do.

Strings are vital to how a racquet plays and performs. It’s the only thing that actually makes contact with the ball. But learning about string and picking the right one can be daunting with the huge variety to choose from. We’re here to help. Hopefully this blog will provide you a clearer picture about “the engine” in your racquet.

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Gauges
Gauges are essentially the thickness of a string. The higher the gauge, the thinner the string. The problem with gauges however, is that there is not a standardized and universal chart. A 16 gauge for one company might be a 16L (L stands for ‘light’, which basically means it’s halfway between 2 gauges, think of a 16L as a 16.5) for another. Which is why we recommend referencing the actual millimeter sizing. In general, thinner string will provide more power and spin while thicker strings provide more control and durability.

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TW Fashion Week 2014

Whaddya know, it’s that time of year again! Time to prove once more that tennis is the most fashion-forward sport out there. With the recent end of all the Fashion Weeks that took place across the world, we got some insight into the next trends to come in the upcoming year. Just like last year, I couldn’t help but notice resemblances between apparel found at Tennis Warehouse and outfits showcased on the catwalk in the past month. Here, I’ll show you!

 

Pure Lime    ●    Victoria Beckham

In fashion, there’s a fine line between knowing what’s in style and what’s not. However in this case, there’s a bold line! Pure Lime and Victoria Beckham do away with the common thin-stripe pattern and bring large-stripe colorblocking to their collections instead. Go ahead, cross the line and make a statement with these louder, stripe-print skirts.

Pure Lime Op Art Double Stripe Skirt

Pure Lime Op Art Double Stripe Skirt

Victoria Beckham (Photo: MCV/Firstview)

Victoria Beckham (Photo: MCV/Firstview)

 

 
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