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surfvland
09-23-2012, 02:03 PM
One handed backhand players (Jeff Dadamo and Daniel Kosakowski) finaled at the Costa Mesa futures event this week. So out of the entire field, the cream rose to the top. Kosakowski a former UCLA player also won the Clairmont event last week.

ollinger
09-23-2012, 04:46 PM
Long live the typewriter!!

Paul Murphy
09-23-2012, 05:30 PM
Agreed.
The single-handed BH is the most beautiful shot in the game, particularly when it's executed by the likes of Fed, Haas, Gasquet and Stan.

BeGreat
09-23-2012, 05:39 PM
Real men play 1hbh.

bhallic24
09-23-2012, 05:48 PM
Real men play 1hbh.

amen brotha, I'm wit jew on that.

cluckcluck
09-23-2012, 06:37 PM
Real men play 1hbh.

Preach on! I switched from 2 to1 after my first year of tennis, not entirely sure why I didn't start with one, it is far superior.

slice bh compliment
09-23-2012, 06:43 PM
Reading the Old Testament.
Avoiding pork and shellfish.
Love wooden racquets.
One is the appropriate number of hands on the backhand drive, Bh slice and BH volley.
Steel bike frame. Riding it as transportation, not just for a workout.
Leather saddle.
Not shaving often.
Calling someone on the phone.
Writing a letter.
Asking a girl out on a date in person.
Cooking food at home.
Riding a horse every now and then.
Walking to a friend's house.
Playing catch with your kid....or a neighbor's kid.
Growing a vegetable or an herb or two ... at home.
Reading the actual book rather than just looking at the 'notes'.
Wearing Levi's jeans.
Leather grips.
Telling the truth.
Having an axe and splitting your own wood.
Drinking good ol' water.
Eating vegetables.
Road trips.
Living within your means.
Ivan Lendl.
Cotton tee shirts.
Music on vinyl.
Reading a book.

These are all things that are becoming cool again.

cluckcluck
09-23-2012, 06:46 PM
Reading the Old Testament.
Not shaving often.

This face hasn't felt a razor for a long time. I haven't shaved in years...I trim the beard.

slice bh compliment
09-23-2012, 06:51 PM
^Manly man. And not in the wimpy hipster sense, I assume.

BreakPoint
09-23-2012, 06:55 PM
Long live the typewriter!!
If typewriters are and always will be superior to computers then you would be correct, just like 1HBHs are and always will be superior to 2HBHs. :)

hityellowball
09-23-2012, 06:56 PM
awesome thread

Cup8489
09-23-2012, 09:11 PM
^Manly man. And not in the wimpy hipster sense, I assume.

hipster 'manliness' doesn't count at all.

Neither does having a goatee without a moustache. Full goatee, or full beard, otherwise non-manly.

Sentinel
09-23-2012, 09:24 PM
^Manly man. And not in the wimpy hipster sense, I assume.

I am trying to understand in simple terms what hipster means/implies. Can anyone simplify it for me.

From wiki, but doesn't make sense to someone from Asia, who doesn't know what independent music, or non-mainstream this or that means.


Hipster refers to a subculture of young, recently settled urban middle class adults and older teenagers that appeared in the 1990s. The subculture is associated with independent music, a varied non-mainstream fashion sensibility, liberal or independent political views, alternative spirituality or atheism/agnosticism and alternative lifestyles. Interests in media would include independent film, magazines such as Clash, and websites like Pitchfork Media, and various parts of Tumblr.[1]

Hipster culture has been described as a "mutating, trans-Atlantic melting pot of styles, tastes and behavior[s]."[1] Christian Lorentzen of Time Out New York argues that "hipsterism fetishizes the authentic" elements of all of the "fringe movements of the postwar era—beat, hippie, punk, even grunge," and draws on the "cultural stores of every unmelted ethnicity," and "regurgitates it with a winking inauthenticity."[2]

tusharlovesrafa
09-23-2012, 09:31 PM
I am trying to understand in simple terms what hipster means/implies. Can anyone simplify it for me.

From wiki, but doesn't make sense to someone from Asia, who doesn't know what independent music, or non-mainstream this or that means.

I know it's meaning but you have to pay me few bucks to get that out..:)

harryz
09-23-2012, 09:45 PM
actually, all two handed strokes. It ain't baseball or golf--racquets aren't that heavy.

AND for what it's worth, computers may be quite harmful to our brains in key ways and it's certainly debatable whether they're improving our lives and making us any smarter. Lazier, and more "efficient" mainly. Read the research. Nicholas Carr's new book "The Shallows" is excellent on this subject, by the way.

Zarfot Z
09-23-2012, 11:14 PM
I had a one handed bh before it was cool.

Polvorin
09-24-2012, 12:30 AM
I saw Kosakowski play a local futures not too long ago, but I have to say...as much as I love the 1-hander...his game is very one dimensional. Heavy topspin loopers on literally EVERY SHOT. I saw him bounce an easy overhead so he could hit a forehand instead and get passed. I also almost never saw him use a slice in a 2 hour+ match.

Luckily a Canadian 1-hander, Phillip Bester ended up winning it, and he was a lot more versatile.

Sentinel
09-24-2012, 12:31 AM
I had a one handed bh before. it was cool.

Why did you move away ?

fuzzyball
09-24-2012, 12:39 AM
I feel that it won't take long before that Suresh pops on this thread...

Vcore89
09-24-2012, 01:24 AM
That is the way it should be, OH only for backhands.:)

westside
09-24-2012, 01:28 AM
I approve of this thread.

Zarfot Z
09-24-2012, 01:31 AM
Why did you move away ?

Because it sucked.

cluckcluck
09-24-2012, 08:29 AM
^Manly man. And not in the wimpy hipster sense, I assume.

Definitely not in a hipster sense. I just trim because I hate shaving, with a passion. The wife does not approve of the rough face but thankfully she loves me.

surfvland
09-24-2012, 08:29 PM
"I always play tennis, and when I do... I hit a one handed back hand."

The most interesting man in the world.

kragster
09-24-2012, 08:37 PM
Real men dont use a backhand. If you need to use both sides of the racket face to win a match then you might as well quit. If you're too slow to run around to hit a forehand then I have no respect for you.

surfvland
09-24-2012, 08:43 PM
I saw Kosakowski play a local futures not too long ago, but I have to say...as much as I love the 1-hander...his game is very one dimensional. Heavy topspin loopers on literally EVERY SHOT. I saw him bounce an easy overhead so he could hit a forehand instead and get passed. I also almost never saw him use a slice in a 2 hour+ match.

Luckily a Canadian 1-hander, Phillip Bester ended up winning it, and he was a lot more versatile.

How long ago was this. I would pick Daniel over just about anyone currently competing at the futures level. His demeanor on the court is very even keeled. He doesn't show any negativity, and I think this helps his game. From what I saw he was able to flatten the ball out and hit clean winners when the opportunity presented it self. So I'd say his shoot selection is improving.

KoolTennisKid
09-24-2012, 09:02 PM
feels good to be one of two people that uses a one hander in high school

BreakPoint
09-24-2012, 09:54 PM
Real men dont use a backhand. If you need to use both sides of the racket face to win a match then you might as well quit. If you're too slow to run around to hit a forehand then I have no respect for you.
No, REAL "real men" never hit forehands because they're too easy. REAL "real men" run around their forehands and only hit one-handed backhands. :)

15_ounce
09-24-2012, 11:04 PM
Agree.

And long live heavy mid-sized racquets with lead under the bumperguards!

surfvland
09-27-2012, 07:23 AM
I think 1 handers tend to be more natural volleyers.

RF20Lennon
09-27-2012, 07:26 AM
I am trying to understand in simple terms what hipster means/implies. Can anyone simplify it for me.

From wiki, but doesn't make sense to someone from Asia, who doesn't know what independent music, or non-mainstream this or that means.

Senti basically a hipster is a guy who thinks doing things differently is cool. As in if I read a book which wasn't popular and after I read it it becomes popular I say I'm a hipster I read it before it was cool so I'm cool not mainstream almost like a anti-bandwaggoner

harryz
09-30-2012, 07:27 AM
I live in Portland, OR. Also known as The People's Republic of Portland. And home of "Portlandia," a wonderful send-up of all things hipster:)

One notable aspect of hipster BS (as liberal as I am) is the posing and lack of decent, nice manners. In Portland, it's "hip" to be rude. One of these days, I'm going to have a tee shirt made up that says "spare me your wry detachment." The problem is, as I see it, 20 and 30 somethings haven't earned their skepticism. AND there is no excuse for bad behavior and rudeness. I don't give a damn about your tattoos and piercings-- do whatever floats your boat-- but basic kindness is everything in this world.

Apologies for the rant.

Long Face
09-30-2012, 07:59 AM
Whoever hits 1HBHs is one of "us". Whoever hits 2HBHs is one of "them".

There are now more and more of "them", like zombies. Can't kill them all......

But I have successfully converted two 2HBHers into 1HBHers this year. What have YOU done?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3kUitGjXsD8/Te_o7aBViTI/AAAAAAAAD3c/PV2_vqEXHkg/s1600/i_want_you2.gif

Vcore89
09-30-2012, 09:47 AM
I live in Portland, OR. Also known as The People's Republic of Portland. And home of "Portlandia," a wonderful send-up of all things hipster:)

One notable aspect of hipster BS (as liberal as I am) is the posing and lack of decent, nice manners. In Portland, it's "hip" to be rude. One of these days, I'm going to have a tee shirt made up that says "spare me your wry detachment." The problem is, as I see it, 20 and 30 somethings haven't earned their skepticism. AND there is no excuse for bad behavior and rudeness. I don't give a damn about your tattoos and piercings-- do whatever floats your boat-- but basic kindness is everything in this world.

Apologies for the rant.

Someone really likes Supernatural.:wink: