Basalt Wars: A New Hope

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by J011yroger, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. J011yroger

    J011yroger G.O.A.T.

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    Can't be sure how much longer it lasts in the prestige.

    Regardless, the idea is to get more life out of the stringjob than the 1-3 hours it lasts in my Wilsons.

    If I put something in the head that will break in an hour I might as well stick with the Wilson.

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  2. NLBwell

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    Maybe ALU?
     
  3. maxpotapov

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    Do you like the way IG Prestige Mid sounds and feels on impact?

    And by the way, this is probably the longest lasting stringbed of all, very dense and uniform.
     
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    Yea, will have to see. ALU lasts 45min-1.5 hour in the 90, the BBO hybrid lasts 1-3 hours in the 90.

    I will have to see how long the BBO/ALU lasts in the prestige after I run a few jobs through it.

    It usually takes a few weeks after I switch strings until I figure out how long they are going to last since when I switch I am usually more tentative. With the racquet switch it will be even more.

    I have yet to really unload with the prestige as I am still feeling it out.

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  5. J011yroger

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    String durability is continuing to be an unknown. I shanked a serve and sheared the ALU cross by the frame. It was notched pretty deeply, but I thought it had more to give.

    Going to re-string 4lb looser since the stringbed is just too stiff in the upper 1/3.

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  6. JoelDali

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    Spoke to J011y's breast and thigh coach at Manhattan Plaza Tennis last night and she said he was due for an experimental phase of ALU Big Banger and Cat Gut strung at 46lbs.
     
  7. TRVX1912

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    Jolly you ever face Drak?
     
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    lol

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  9. TRVX1912

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    Lol I been trying to find the answer on this topic it got pretty heated in one of the posts.
     
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    What do you think? I had to replace my grommets and have no clear grommets but lots and lots of black ones.
    It looks like a different racquet! So much better.
    [​IMG]
     
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  11. J011yroger

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    Agreed. Sweet looking frame. Really grows on you.

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    I plan on being in Lauderdale for the Sony Ericcson.

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  13. Fuji

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    In all honesty, what do you think the score would be between Drak and yourself? Let's say in a 3 set match. :razz:

    -Fuji
     
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    The Million Dollar question.
     
  15. TRVX1912

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    LOL Im guessing not. That post got heated I was just wondering. I don't think you can tell a person rating just by simply watching them. Look at stepanek I still think I can beat him LOL :)
     
  16. JoelDali

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    Dennis would crush Cindy and Topaz.
     
  17. J011yroger

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    I don't think he would ever play, even though he agreed to play and post the unedited video on tw.

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    How can we get drak on this convo? It would be EPIC!!! :D. I would think he would trust vsbabolat
     
  19. Fuji

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    That's unfortunate! I think it would be a fun match to watch! :) (with not disrespect to either party involved!)

    -Fuji
     
  20. J011yroger

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    Doubt it.

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    Doubt he will engage. He knows I am pissed that he lied about my friends, and also wouldn't want his actual usta record brought up.

    More fun for him to just act friendly now.

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    What did he lie about? I missed it.
     
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    I'm hoping to make the Sony for a few days so I can try and hit with the Jman. Would be epic.
     
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    In one of my favorite interviews with Paul McCartney from an old crusty copy of Rolling Stone he says that Lennon "was our own little Elvis in the group..."

    J011y is our Elvis.
     
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    LOL

    Dumb Bass
     
  29. J011yroger

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    Yea man, let it be. It's a shame, he was a hell of a nice guy when I met him. I don't know if he was faking, or just got caught up on the side of his d-bag friends.

    Since he also attacked Tonlars, who is like the nicest kid ever even if he is a bit chickenhearted, I would have to guess that the nice guy thing is an act.


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  30. J011yroger

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    Kickass!

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  31. Fuji

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    Now THAT is a practice / match that would have to be recorded! :razz:

    -Fuji
     
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    Jolly, why didn't you go for super modded dunlop 100s?
     
  33. J011yroger

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    I didn't mind the 200's, they were happily behind the Wilson 90, and the prestige mid as frames I could gladly play with.

    But the 100 was just too flimsy.

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    Power Player is a cool dude. You guys will enjoy a hit together.
     
  35. J011yroger

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    Another blxps bites the dust. Made a crunch then the ball wouldn't go anywhere.

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    Where do you get the cash to pay for all of these rackets?! :shock:
     
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    Jolly dated a gurl that told him "I don't know if my dad will like you, the last guy I dated was a Kennedy."
     
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  38. J011yroger

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    Wilson replaces the ones that break.

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    Stringing up a BLX with a set of 4g at 48#.

    May god have mercy on my soul.

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    The parents always love me.

    Can't imagine why.

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    Definitely would crushed them both if I fell on them reaching for my 7-11 Double Big Gulp of man juice (Diet Cherry Coke), wearing my Masai Barefoot Technology sandals (with Walmart Starters socks),and rubbing my left nipple with PBJ.
     
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    Its kind of wierd that you are stringing low tensions and the frams are collapsing that way. If you were stringing at high tensions I could see that happening. Where are you getting your racquets strung at?
     
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    Starter socks are the only thing of note that I've found at Walmart.
     
  44. J011yroger

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    I buy motor oil for my own car at Walmart, it is cheaper than I can get it from out supplier.

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  45. J011yroger

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    It is certainly not the fault of the stringers. These racquets just suck.

    My Ncodes and Kfactors held up great, my normal stringer is awesome, he strings for Wilson at the USO, and Tom has been a tour stringer and customizer for god knows how long.

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    Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.

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    What happened?
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    Wonder how much longer I can stand to let my hair grow. Starting to look like Magnum 3.14.

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  49. Pickle9

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    Let's have a contest. I haven't gotten a haircut since 2 weeks before Christmas (or thanksgiving...err same thing)
     
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    Deal.

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