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ibemadskillzz
08-24-2004, 05:21 PM
First, string racquet with synthetic gut. Then get a lighter. Put the fire over all of the sweetspot for 2-3 seconds. This is will cause the mains and the crosses to blend in together very slightly. It makes the sweetspot more soft? is this true? I heard some people and kids from my racquet club talk about it.

David Pavlich
08-24-2004, 05:49 PM
...and then you click your heels together and say, "there's no place like home".

It sounds to me like someone is jerking your chain.

David

Kobble
08-24-2004, 09:25 PM
All it will do is effectively melt the strings.

Deuce
08-25-2004, 12:02 AM
Funniest thing I've read on the board in weeks, David.

Good stuff.

Camilio Pascual
08-25-2004, 05:59 AM
Is this a myth? Yeth.

Chanchai
08-25-2004, 06:23 AM
Hehehe... I actually talked to a teaching pro who told me he heard about this when he was a kid (early teens) and they would do this. He told me it was probably the dumbest thing he ever did as far as tennis was concerned.

-Chanchai

@wright
08-25-2004, 06:59 AM
Aren't you also supposed to take a small tube and inhale the smoke that comes off the strings?

polakosaur
08-25-2004, 10:00 AM
the only thing that might help with, is getting the strings to not move

ibemadskillzz
08-25-2004, 10:07 AM
chanchai, there u go. someone has done it before. It probably works. It will feel like natural gut. Try it please

ibemadskillzz
08-25-2004, 10:11 AM
...and then you click your heels together and say, "there's no place like home".

what does there's no place like home mean? Is this a metaphor, personification, alliteration, or Onomatopoeia, Oratory, OxyMoron, Naturalism, realism, imagery, or what. someone explain. What does this mean?

Coda
08-25-2004, 11:08 AM
it's from the wonderful Wizard of Oz moive!!!

David Pavlich
08-26-2004, 05:15 PM
...and then you click your heels together and say, "there's no place like home".

what does there's no place like home mean? Is this a metaphor, personification, alliteration, or Onomatopoeia, Oratory, OxyMoron, Naturalism, realism, imagery, or what. someone explain. What does this mean?

In the movie Wizard of Oz, Dorothy is told that in order for her to return to Kansas, she must click the heels together of her ruby shoes and say, "there's no place like home".

No hidden meaning or anything, just being a smart guy.

David

Phil
08-26-2004, 05:53 PM
Good reference, David. Looks like Ibemadskillz is thinking a little too much on this one...