BB Melbourne Club

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by TennisMaverick, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. corners

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  2. sphinx780

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    Still loving my Melbournes. They fit my game like a glove. Hadn't had that feeling so consistently with a stick since college.
     
  3. Overdrive

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    There's no lead or anything like that, it's just he strung it so tight, that it hurts trying to insert a dampener!

    I don't have a machine to soo.........
     
  4. Brian72

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    Just so you know, there's a string machine under Clarky's bed :twisted:
     
  5. Overdrive

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    There's a stringing machine, but there isn't any tools with it.. :(
     
  6. Kot_Bigemot

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    Is that ALL??? I am sorry, I can not help it but, laugh at your foolishness.
    First you say that because of all modifications you can not play with the racquet, claiming that someone changed the weight and SW(see quote in red), now you say that there is no lead or anything like that.
    Can you perhaps explain to all of us "fools" here how can you change weight and SW without lead?
    And now you say that he strung it so tight that you can not insert dampener.
    So, which one is it?

    I think you are lost in your lies here. Stop wasting people's time!
     
  7. Overdrive

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    Why change font the font size? It just highlights your ignorance.

    I'm a racquet modifications newbie, but I do know this:

    I guess you forgot that you can take out the bumper guard and place lead there. It's a 'cleaner' way than to insert it in the hoop.

    I believe the CAP grommets are strung so tight, that you can cut yourself trying to restring this racquet. I don't know what in the world the original owner did to this racquet, but I'm going to e-mail him asking if he can refund my money since I don't play with it and that I'll never sell it to anyone who doesn't want this crap done to it.

    Also, he didn't say anything in his Ad about it either.
     
  8. Kot_Bigemot

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    Obviously not the brightest light on the tree but, it is ok. That happens.
    So, even if there is lead under grommets? So, what? It is STILL EASILY REMOVABLE.
    And no, I did not forget about that. I only do about 6-10 racquets a day. And only about 2-3 of them require modifications. So, what would I know about all that.
    Can you explain how can you string CAP grommets so tight? And what exactly does that mean?
    Here is a tip. Cut the strings out, remove grommets, remove lead if there is any. Then put grommets back or install new set. All done. End of story?
    Sounds too complicated? WHy not have a local shop do it for you then?
    I mean, COME ON! How difficult is it to figure out? Either do it yourself or have a local pro do it for you.
    I bet you got a great deal on the racquet and if it requires a little effort on your part, so be it.
    if you want ideal frame, buy new. They are cheap - i think $60-70/frame.
     
  9. Overdrive

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    You posted that I'm not 'a bright light on the tree' but this post does not make any sense. This shows there is another person on the forum who is conciously inconsistent.Why would I spend more money on a racquet that I never play with just to only have a $5-$10 profit? Also, there are mutliple window shoppers on the Ads and I would still not earn anything from restoring the racquet to its original state. I'm not surprised but your post because you're heavily biased as a stringer. This conversation is over.
     
  10. Kot_Bigemot

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    Yes, then why buy it in a first place?
     
  11. Brian72

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    Kot_Bigemot,

    You were willing to say what the rest of us were thinking :)
     
  12. Kot_Bigemot

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    Thanks Brian.
    I have not been here much lately - busy. But some things do not change.:)
     
  13. Overdrive

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    Exactly, there is no defense because what I just said was true.

    people always ignore the majority of someone's post and either ask nonsensical questions or type out of their little minds ( original seller did not include that the racquet was modified which I did not mention).

    The irony of having Einstein's quote as a signature is that human stupidity applies to them as well which leads into inconsistency once again.
     
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    Exactly. Thanks KB.
     
  15. Overdrive

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    Hey, it's another poster who didn't read and ignored everything else! A New Yorker as well... That's an ignorant city there.

    And they say the latest generation is stupid...

    Hopefully, The Maverick will settle things here.
     
  16. Kot_Bigemot

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    You are not just arrogant but, you are simply rude and obnoxious.
    I do not enjoy talking to you, therefore, no more posts from me.
    Come back when you grow up.
    On second thought....stay where you are.
     
  17. Overdrive

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    Once again, the incosistencies makes you lose credibility. I know I was right and you couldn't defend it. Plain and simple. Go ahead, ignore me. It doesn't matter because you didn't 'man up' to your statements.

    Another underling struck down.
     
  18. sphinx780

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    Wow. I've missed this thread. Good to see you back Kot.
     
  19. Kot_Bigemot

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    Hi Sphinx.
    Thank you. I always read, just do not have time to reply to many posts.
    Stringing and mostly my 6 years old take all my time. And I really enjoy spending time with him. This is the most fun age so, I try to enjoy as much as I can.
    Not even playing much anymore - too much stringing and work.
    I will be posting some racquets soon. I have way too many collected in the shop. SOme used, some almost new. Need them gone so, look for my posts, prices are going to be wholesale.
     
  20. sphinx780

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    Same goes for me. Time to read, rarely time to post with a near 3 year old and a 4 month old. I'll keep a lookout, now that #2 is getting a little older I plan to be back on the courts a little more often.
     
  21. RiggensAuroraHO

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    It is very obvious that you are speaking to a high school player. Why would you not try to help him as opposed to berating him?
     
  22. Kot_Bigemot

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    I tried to help. But I can not help him, I am not a doctor.
     
  23. Overdrive

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    Looks can be decieving.

    Also, you can't 'speak' on the internet, it's clearly typing and posting responses on a forum.

    Another inconsistency.
     
  24. Power Player

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    Kot, welcome back. I see you have met OD. Yes, he is a clown. It was fun to watch you make him dance for us though.
     
  25. Kot_Bigemot

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    Thank you PP.
    It is good to be able to post again. And see that some things never change. There is always a clown. I should have known better but.....What is done is done.
    Great to be able to talk to you guys again.
    Started playing, more than once a week now :)
     
  26. jatnut

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    Some of the things OD cited as "problems" just dont really add up and makes me wonder if this is just not a case of buyers remorse after a brief honeymoon and him wanting his money back.... But anyway what do I know :(
     
  27. Overdrive

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    There's the other rat in the previous two posts. It was fun seeing you 'inmasculated' when you couldn't defend your point to that other guy on the Molly thread in the college section.

    He forgot about that. He didn't directly quote me because I can always defend my statements and he can't.

    It's interesting that both of them flocked here at similar times just to post their nonsense.
     
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  28. Overdrive

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    Bottom line: The seller didn't mention that the racquet was modified. Technically, that's false advertising (Regardless of if removing the modifications are easy or not). I was new into buying at the time, but I'm more wise in buying racquets like this (which I stopped buying for the moment).

    Anyways, I probably won't return to the thread until the Maverick comes back (which is around Christmas). All that's left here are the denizens.
     
  29. Kot_Bigemot

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    Yes, do everyone a favor and do not come back.
    Or better yet, pull your lip over your head and swallow.
    WHAT A CLOWN!!!
     
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    I don't have a dog in this fight, but if you're waiting on Tennis Maverick to come back you may be waiting a while. He's banned.
     
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  31. sphinx780

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    If TM were with us today, he'd probably iterate that reading is fundamental. :)
     
  32. Overdrive

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    Do everyone a favor and actually try to think before you type.

    This looks ridiculous and sophormoric on your part.

    This looks like something a high school kid would post. The irony is that everyone thinks I am (which I can care less on).

    C'mon, you just ignored me until I was gone for several hours, waited until other people's post their weak insults and me and then you typed some more crap.

    How pathetic.
     
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    HAHAHAH!!! Keep on going! When are you graduating from HS? I am sure, they can not wait.
     
  34. Overdrive

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    Yeah, this poster is a rat. He's probably going to ride on my coat tail all around the forums when he can like the other two.

    He also ignored my posts because he can't defend himself.

    Like I posted before, a poor excuse for a human being.

    I better go set some rat traps.
     
  35. Kot_Bigemot

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    WOW! He is trying to be funny. One excuse for all I guess.
    Dear, OD, do yourself a huge favor - instead of finding rat traps, go and find a good psychiatrist. You really need help.
     
  36. RiggensAuroraHO

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    What what I've read of his, that is so TRUE!!!!!
     
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    ragingbull - could also do a pallet swap
     
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    I know, I am currently talking to someone right now who has two 11's L3 so just trying to go the straightforward route first.
     
  39. Overdrive

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    Yeah, me too.
    Hopefully, he won't get bogged down by posters using 'racist remarks' again. He told me that he was banned because of heated arguments about this.
     
  40. basil J

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    Got out and played in 93d heat today. I have been using a Volkl gut/poly Hybrid set up for the last month and I think the poly has softened up too much because the balls were flying on me today like never before. First time in a year I wanted to put this stick down, but I only had one with me so I had to grind it out. I forgot that balls tend to fly in real high heat and by the time I made the adjustments in the match that I needed to reel it back in a bit, I was up & the net shaking hands. Otherwise I have been happily playing USTA team tennis this spring and the frame continues to shine for me.
     
  41. RiggensAuroraHO

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    Check-out some of the other sections for those types of comments which are allowed to be posted!
     
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    Played a 2 1/2 hr match last night and ended up losing 10-8 in a 3rd set tie break. I am trying genesis poly crosses in an 18G and it took me a bit to get dialed in but I got great spin and really effortless power off the ground with them. When I stayed within myself and hit everything at 75%, I was rock solid, but ended up overhitting a few balls I would normally put away with my regular string set up during the heat of the match and dropped my first loss of the season. Melbourne continues to impress me with the comfort and versatility of this frame that very few others posess. I ran my opponent ragged all night, corner to corner pretty much at will, so I think once I get dialed into the new string set up( still gut on the mains) I will perform better next time out and put away the winners that i missed on last night.
     
  43. basil J

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    Still happily blasting away with this frame. I am back to using the becket gut/poly hybrid and the amount of spin I can generate continues to impress me. No other 18 x 20 frame I have ever owned offered the amount of spin I have been able to generate with this frame. I am 3-1 in league play and continue to work my way through matches with the confidence that the verdict of the match is up to me and not worry about my frame. Played my 200 tour and found it more demanding than my Becker, but still love the way that frame plays. Just too heavy for me to use in match play, only playing twice a week.
     
  44. Kot_Bigemot

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    Glad you like it.
    Yes, BB hybrid seems to be a good combo. I have few customers who like uses it. So, I am ordering more of that.
     
  45. basil J

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    It appears to be a well rounded hybrid that offers good comfort/decent pop and decent durability. I am happy you are carrying it. Thanks My man.
     
  46. basil J

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    Played a few more matches since last post. Played 2 with my melbourne, 2 with my 200 Tour. Went 2 & 2, winning with the Becker, losing 2 close matches with my Dunlop. The Dunlop has an allure to it I can't explain. It is muted, yet crisp, hits a heavy ball that is addictive. Unfortunately the weight of the frame can wear me down in a long match and if my preperation is even a tad late, balls will fly. The melbourne continues to be my utility frame of choice. Played today and just really worked on moving my opponent corner to corner on almost every point with the deliberate attempt to break down his somewhat steady game. Ended up winning 6-4, 6-1. With gut mains, there is ample power, and again the spin with this frame is amazing. Still loving it! Big USTA match tomorrow. Hoping the weather cools down a bit.
     
  47. Kot_Bigemot

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    Great report Bill.
    Thanks for sharing. Good luck in your match.
     
  48. basil J

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    Lost to the same guy I lost to on the 4th with the exact same score line 8-10 in a tie break. It felt like it was 94 degrees inside on the courts and every point was 6-10 shots long, so by the time the tie break came, I was just trying to hit aces and 2nd-3rd shot winners to end the points, and my misery. I must of lost 5lbs of water last night and am feeling it this morning. I usually like long rallies and really constructing points, but last night was the first time I felt my age against a younger player, even though I controlled the majority of the points, I pulled the trigger too early on a handful of points that led to uncharacteristic errors and I felt like I succumbed to the heat . I am kicking myself today for losing my patience in a match that was quite winnable for me, but I guess that is the beauty of tennis. It is much more than forehands & backhands.
     
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    He's been back and just posted here in this thread (#871)
     
  50. basil J

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    How do you know it is maverick?
     

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