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jamauss
04-26-2006, 11:04 PM
A few days ago I placed an order with Tennis Warehouse for a couple of nice new shiny RDS001 Mid racquets. When they arrived I put my kids toys to work, just like I did when my Nike tennis clothing arrived (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=94835).

Without further ado...

At last! UPS has delivered the goodies in the oh-so-stylish TennisWarehouse logo cardboard box.
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/1.jpg


Yoda and Luke Skywalker were the first toys to arive. This turned out great, since they both had their light sabers to open the box with. Luke was a little tired from just playing doubles with Yoda earlier in the day so Yoda took to opening the box.
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/2.jpg

Yoda slid down the face of the box, cutting the tape with his light saber while Luke practiced his service return motion.
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/3.jpg

jamauss
04-26-2006, 11:05 PM
Then Yoda and Luke opened up the box...
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/4.jpg


"A perforated hi-tech gamma grip, it is", said Yoda.
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/5.jpg

As soon as the first piece of loot escaped the box, Batman swooped in to scope things out
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/6.jpg

jamauss
04-26-2006, 11:05 PM
Then, Superman landed with a "thud" on top of the box
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/7.jpg


Next on the scene was Spiderman, who had no idea what the replacement grip was. "What is this, a superfriends episode?", asked Luke.
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/8.jpg

Spiderman pushed the grip out of the way in order to make room for what lied next.
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/9.jpg

jamauss
04-26-2006, 11:06 PM
Spiderman told the other toys, "stand back, I'll shoot my web onto the other stuff and pull it out of there in no time!". Batman said, "Hey, that looks like my form on my volleys. Nice balance Spidey."
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/10.jpg


Spiderman forgot to take into account the weight of the grip compared to himself and couldn't release his grip in time. This made Spiderman think about patening his very own ultra-tacky overgrip powered by his own sticky web.
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/11.jpg

Next, Superman grabbed a grip out of the box
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/12.jpg

jamauss
04-26-2006, 11:06 PM
Then Superman tossed it onto Spiderman and told him his racquet has more swingweight than that box of grip did. Somewhere Marius Hancu was overheard giving Superman advice on arm-friendly grip boxes.
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/13.jpg


Then Batman and Superman stood over Spiderman telling him that they needed someone to team up with Wonder Woman for mixed doubles next weekend. Since Spiderman was pinned with no way out, he agreed to partner up with her. Then Superman and Batman told Spiderman that Wonder Woman was really just Martina Hingis in disguise and laughed at Spiderman.
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/14.jpg

Out of nowhere, suddenly a topless Barbie Mermaid appeared
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/15.jpg

jamauss
04-26-2006, 11:07 PM
Spiderman, Superman, and Batman all used their powers to stand next to her within 0.0001 seconds.
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/16.jpg


News of the topless Barbie Mermaid spread quickly and soon Zerg, A ninja Turtle, a tie-fighter pilot, and Obi-Wan Kenobi were all making her the most popular toy in the house.
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/17.jpg

Once I picked up the Mermaid and hid her, the other toys were able to get back to work on pulling the rest of the gear out of the box
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/18.jpg

jamauss
04-26-2006, 11:07 PM
Zerg, Michaelangelo, and a tie-fighter pilot pulled the racquets out of the box
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/19.jpg


Superman and Zerg worked on the stencil inks while Batman tried lifting the reel of 1/4" lead tape.
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/20.jpg

The reel of lead tape proved too heavy for Batman so Spiderman and Superman had to come help out. Superman said, "I think maybe 2 reels of this tape might be enough for my racquet."
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/21.jpg

jamauss
04-26-2006, 11:08 PM
Zerg, Michaelangelo, and the tie-fighter pilot finished pulling the racquets out of the box. Zerg said that he was tired of seeing people buying players racquets and that they should all be using oversized heads like Buzz Lightyear does.
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/22.jpg


Next, Superman and Spiderman worked on getting the 2006 Collection Yonex 3-pack bag out of the box.
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/23.jpg

Batman came over to help out and soon it was out of the box. For some reason the Mermaid showed back up just as the toys were finishing up.
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/24.jpg

jamauss
04-26-2006, 11:08 PM
Spiderman, Superman and Batman told me they were done and wanted to "visit" with the Barbie Mermaid now so, I told them to just arrange everything so I could take a picture of it all.
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/25.jpg


All the gear...
http://maussfamily.org/tennispics2/26.jpg


Final Tally:
2 Yonex RDS 001 Mids strung with Luxilon Banger 16 Orig. on the mains and Luxilon ALU Power Rough on the crosses, both at 63 lbs.
Yonex Mid stencil
Prince stencil
Volkl stencil
blue/red/white/black stencil inks
Yonex Tournament 2006 Thermo 3-pack bag
reel of 1/4" lead tape
reel of Unique Vinyl Finishing Trim Tape (Black)
6 Gamma Hi-Tech Perforated replacement grips

For those wondering about the stencils and ink - my next purchase is going to be a stringer, and I'm going to try and make some money doing string jobs for the local boys & girls high school teams. (As well as doing my own string jobs)

EclipseRydr97
04-26-2006, 11:37 PM
LOL, another great story. Great thread.

Hey I noticed you're located in Stockton, maybe we can hit sometime, I'm located in Tracy...

Peace outside

jamauss
04-26-2006, 11:46 PM
LOL, another great story. Great thread.

Hey I noticed you're located in Stockton, maybe we can hit sometime, I'm located in Tracy...

Peace outside
Tracy? dude...lets meet up. That's only about 10 minutes away from me. There's a court right by my house - anytime you wanna hit let me know.

tennisadict
04-26-2006, 11:58 PM
haaaaaaaa that was good

Jonnyf
04-27-2006, 05:59 AM
Hahaha class mate

Hoot
04-27-2006, 06:26 AM
Another great one jamauss! Can't wait for the next spending spree so we can get another great short story.

Skppr05
04-28-2006, 10:09 AM
geez, 3 RDS 001, thats an awesome sight

tennis_nerd22
04-29-2006, 05:19 AM
i have one of those new yonex bags too jamauss, they're great. thought, id recommend the 6 pack :D

Mr.Federer
04-29-2006, 05:57 AM
5 ***** from me! Great!

mislav
04-29-2006, 06:01 AM
Haha! That's insanely great, Jamauss! And a nice twist with the Topless Mermaid subplot. :D

ShcMad
04-29-2006, 06:45 AM
Jamauss, you get my respect as a TW member! lol
By the way, those RDS racquets look a lot better on that picture than I ever thought.

mansrow
04-29-2006, 07:16 AM
oh man, someone gotta make this thread sticky. sad to say but i like your toys better than the accesories and racquets.

dun u have any G.I joes?????????? HAHAHAHAHHAHA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dan007
04-29-2006, 08:00 AM
Jamauss, you make awsome picture story threads! 5 stars.

diredesire
04-29-2006, 10:30 AM
Hah! entertaining to say the least. But this is a family board, and I don't know if that topless barbie doll will fly... Adolescents like JonnyF might like this thread a little too much ;)

tonysk83
04-29-2006, 01:04 PM
I am so jealous of all your cool stuff.:(

Jonnyf
04-29-2006, 01:06 PM
Hah! entertaining to say the least. But this is a family board, and I don't know if that topless barbie doll will fly... Adolescents like JonnyF might like this thread a little too much ;)


OOOOOOHHH Great now my image on the board is a porn obssesed adolescant just to let u know diredesire im not into toy porn but you know what ever floats ure boat

snoflewis
04-29-2006, 01:20 PM
OOOOOOHHH Great now my image on the board is a porn obssesed adolescant just to let u know diredesire im not into toy porn but you know what ever floats ure boat

*wink* *wink*

diredesire
04-29-2006, 01:53 PM
OOOOOOHHH Great now my image on the board is a porn obssesed adolescant just to let u know diredesire im not into toy porn but you know what ever floats ure boat

hah, it was just a joke. You know we're on good terms :D

Jonnyf
04-29-2006, 01:54 PM
hah, it was just a joke. You know we're on good terms :D
Yeah ofcourse lol, i bet i had you worried there:D:D

tennis_nerd22
04-29-2006, 02:02 PM
2 Yonex RDS 001 Mids strung with Luxilon Banger 16 Orig. on the mains and Luxilon ALU Power Rough on the crosses, both at 63 lbs.

doesnt that give you any sort of arm problems? just wondering :)

Saito
04-29-2006, 02:22 PM
.........Somewhere Marius Hancu was overheard giving Superman advice on arm-friendly grip boxes.

:lol: HAHA LMAO!

Two thumbs up! Great job again man! Gave me something to do at work. :D

tennis_nerd22
04-29-2006, 03:11 PM
HAHA LMAO!

Two thumbs up! Great job again man! Gave me something to do at work.

... :-| .... :eek: ...

lol jk :)

samster
04-29-2006, 03:12 PM
Fun, Fun, Fun!!!

jamauss
04-29-2006, 03:40 PM
doesnt that give you any sort of arm problems? just wondering :)
Nope. I have elbows/arms of steel apparently. I've never experienced tennis elbow or anything pain-related injuries like those.

tennis_nerd22
04-29-2006, 04:40 PM
Nope. I have elbows/arms of steel apparently. I've never experienced tennis elbow or anything pain-related injuries like those.

thats awesome! lol i want to try an all poly setup someday :rolleyes:

... can you picture SPPP mains and lux alu ice crosses? what an awesome colour setup 8) lol

XFactorer
04-29-2006, 05:35 PM
Gosh, you make great stories! Tell me how you like the RDSs... 'cause I'm wanting to get some

mr_spaz104
04-29-2006, 08:55 PM
(sry for the out of place post)

while looking at yer story (which was really funny), i noticed that you bought a yonex tennis bag. i was meaning to buy one as well. from your experiences with it, does it hold a lot of things? i know that you can put three racquets in it, but could you put one or two racquets in it, and still put like a pair of shoes, etc in it? also, how big the side compartment?

thanks in advanced

tennis_nerd22
04-30-2006, 05:15 AM
(sry for the out of place post)

while looking at yer story (which was really funny), i noticed that you bought a yonex tennis bag. i was meaning to buy one as well. from your experiences with it, does it hold a lot of things? i know that you can put three racquets in it, but could you put one or two racquets in it, and still put like a pair of shoes, etc in it? also, how big the side compartment?

thanks in advanced

mr spaz, i have one, except i have the 6 pack (3 pack was too small IMO), and i chose it over the other 6 packs (like the babolat one), because it had backpack straps and wa cheaper. the pockets are great, large enough for all my extra tennis stuff (grips, strings, etc.), shoes, and of course rackets. plus i can put in a change of clothes and shoes, and my medicine (epipen, inhaler...) and other little things. oh ya balls too. its a great bag, and the blue colour is sweet :cool:

Morpheus
04-30-2006, 05:23 AM
You are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity.

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