By Livia Febe. Tennis. Published at Sunday, February 25th, 2018 - 02:47:46 AM.
Once I got to the courts 4S was about what I expected from a geometric poly—spin potential was above average and feel was solid though not as crisp as I typically like. The flipside is that 4S felt very soft and was one of the most comfortable polys I've used in quite a while. Fortunately the soft feel didn't come at the expense of durability. I played past the 12-hour mark with my set and didn't break it though they definitely felt a little dead towards the end. As I've noted in the past I find that most polyester strings go dead and lose tension well before they snap though I'd expect that heavy string breakers may break Black Code 4S before it goes dead or gets mushy.
The full Heritage line features an assortment of tops with four tank top styles a polo shirt and a long sleeve shirt. To pair back to the tops the collection consists of three skirts including pleated and striped designs. Also offered are two types of shorts in both woven and double layer options. The Heritage Pleated Dress was crafted with a contrast color back and upper arm panels and striped rib detailing at the armholes and front pleats. The range also includes versatile pieces like the Heritage Jacket and Heritage Pant designed to take wearers beyond the court.
First aid kit (w/ ankle brace): It's always good to have some essentials in your bag - athletic tape pre-wrap Neosporin (or some other anti-septic cream) Ibuprofen and maybe even a pair of nail clippers. Everyone might be a little different in what else they want to bring to the court but those essentials will cover almost anything.
Many will remember the rash of disastrous late and first-round withdrawals that plagued the slams especially the back-to-back opening-round mid-match retirements that occurred on Wimbledon Centre Court. It certainly did not paint the sport in a great light particularly when it unfolded at one of the most famous venues in all of sports. Thankfully the Grand Slam Board has come up with two changes to help greatly reduce the chances of such an ugly scenario happening again.
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