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Was given a copy back in the early 80's, first edition I suppose if the other reviews are correct.
What I read in here has saved my life a couple of times - once on a bike - "don't brake if hit from behind" simple, obvious but not instinctive.
"Always have an escape route" - make it a habit. Seriously.
It covers all the bike technology back then and techniques too, stuff like gears and brakes, how to cope with dog attacks. I'm sure I remember his worst moment was being pursued by a "large and determined goose".
It's not at all pompous or elitist, it's a down to earth read and a bloody useful thing.
I bought a browning racket some 15 years ago for my wife and it's still in use, so I was happy to try out this racket at a much lower price than I paid then. Nowadays I only play twice a week with friends but I used to play a lot more often at club league level, been through BAoE sessions and that - I'd say I'm experienced but not gonna win the world championships any time soon!
So - this racket - the shaft's not stiff, the strings don't sound tight - but it's got a real good sweet spot, it's put a foot or so on my smash. Around the net or for defensive shots it's very quick to move - no surprises there - for smash returns it needs a bit of extra pump from a heavier racket but… Read more