Abel Rossignols French Kiss (return of the Plazcam!)

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by plasma, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. plasma

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    First time I french kissed a girl was when I was 13. I fell in love with Meagan McCarthy, that night. Unfortunately, later that night I saw her french kissing several other dudes. I'd still like to thank my best freind at the time Tavis, for letting me make out with her in his basement...(true story)

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    this is baby roz., enjoy my mini carbons, they're only cute till you get them on the court....then it's like feeding the Magwai past midnight...
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    I love playing with modern graphite frames under 85, I can take full cuts at the ball like Sampras, and occasionally take bolo swings like Arias...the ball drops in every time...never de-accelerating, never having to use topspin to keep the ball in; never holding back at the moment of impact!!!!

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  2. Rorsach

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    It's Mogwai ;)

    I've got a couple of F200's, but my god, they're heavy to play with. I'll need some Schwarzenegger muscle to go a 3-setter with these babies.
     
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  3. plasma

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    you can pull a shoulder muscle if the arm moves independently of the body with that tank.... heavy vintage racquets force one to prepare early, use a longer more fluid evenly timed non-ballistic motion, and use the shoulder to brace the force provided by the legs and core, and not to generate power and motion independent of the body...
    all of this makes for an extremely effective, unimpressive, and heavy ball...like a millionaire in rags, balls spit out of the mouths of vintage racquets are cleverly, complex and discrete..
     
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  4. galain

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    Hey Plaz

    What's the new model - bit hard to see from the pics. New f200, F200 Limitation or F250 Limitation?

    And how does it play?

    Thanks mate!
     
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    All very true. Maybe even more reason to start with a standard woody ;)
     
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  6. plasma

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    haven't used a wood since I was 10! a friend who hangs with world class pros loves the mint thrift store allwood i gave him. He strings up his wood kramer and brings it to the courts sometime. He says the secret of wood is not hitting too hard (this from a guy who can crank 135 serves!!!) Much like internal martial arts (T'ai Chi, Bagua, Shing-Yee) true power comes from not using any force.
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    Tennis racquets are ART! you are not a racquet collector...you are an ART COLLECTOR!!! next time you check out a gallery and the hot lady behind the desk tries to gank your duckets, in an airy rant say:"mmmm-yesss, I collect here and there, I find St.Vincent understated and sublime." then spin into something about turn of the century Kennelbach, American pioneers, ironic french masters with their tempestuos palletes, and impressionistic and post-impressionistic rendition on the standards. before she can get a grasp spin into Rhoe Zignol's brilliant reversal of normal styles, bridging a primitive concept with new materials, Lheck Ohk, and his stark use of lines, the fact that we saw smaller and more skilled works in the 80's and before the turn of the century...Start talking about deconstruction of the classical ways in favor of the use of light and individual expressions. Quickly end by saying that by agressively collecting European Masterworks (specifically Austrian and French Masters) is the only way that you can get a feel for the art itself...look her ddeply in the eyes "you know what I mean???"
    take her card and quickly run off....Call her a week later with a bottle of merlot and an excuse about how you didn't want the Bergelins and Wilsons (early American masterworks) to get too much sun so you put them in storage...you're not lying and it works EVERY time!!!
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    This is my favourite of your posts since the now famous "Sampras Autograph" post:):)
     
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  8. dataseviltwin

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    Took the F-200 out for a side-by-side spin with the Noah Concept 3. F-200 needed a vibra-stop to make it feel decent. Concept 3 felt like a modern frame... surprised me - I thought it would be spongier, being a woodie with graphite overlay. Cool pics on that "Picasso" Rossignol though...
     
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  9. plasma

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    so it seems the rumors about vintage graphite racquets wearing out was talk fever...I don't think people really know the proper tension for these older frames thought, Data. I've had numerous Puma's, Fischers and Adidas that out performed pS 85's, and then tried 3 other poorly strung editions of the exact same frame to find them completely unplayable. Then again Data can't feel, he can only process haha(touchy subject Data, but at least your a robot, Deuce has no excuse!) ...
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    I know you're very professional while on deck, Data but did you and couselor Troy ever??? what about Worf??? (don't answer actually)
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