Distinctions and Differences: The observations of 3.0 bounding to 4.0

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by Aurellian, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. dizzlmcwizzl

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    Curious ... I do not believe I have made any big claims and defended them into absurdity. In fact I believe most TT members, if they even recognized my username, would say that in general I am a pretty vanilla poster ... rarely do I inflame the conversation.

    In addition I have an entire thread loaded with my exploits on the court each documented by video which I have no qualms about sharing. I prefer the "talk quietly and carry a big stick" approach. Your approach somehow seems different.

    You may now start arguing until I have to ignore you ......
     
  2. Aurellian

    Aurellian Semi-Pro

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    Ok buddy, you got it..

    I have made no absurd claims...just that I can hammer the ball routinely over 100 and on occasion above 110...I dont think it's absurd....I think someone has said they have seen me do so on occasion too...it just was not tracked with a gun or filmed.

    I am not a good tennis player...I have even lost a few times at 3.0
     
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  3. JoelDali

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    I believe in Stergios.
     
  4. Aurellian

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    As the result of the wager I made, I donated 200 bucks to Top Spin--a charity dedicated to funding education to children.

    "TopSpin is a community of professionals dedicated to supporting nonprofits to solve the nation’s most pressing child education issues."

    Thank you for purchasing tickets on Ticketmaster.

    Your order number for this purchase is 18-27279/NEV. Show complete order detail.

    You purchased 1 ticket to:
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    Top Spin At the Palazzo Las Vegas
    THE PALAZZO RESORT HOTEL CASINO, LAS VEGAS, NV
    Sat, Jul 27, 2013 07:00 PM

    Order for: S@@@@@@@@@@@@@
    Seat location: section GA2
    Total Charge: US $ 214.40
     
  5. JoelDali

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    Charity GOATs.

    3.0 Immortals.

    135mph serves at local public courts.

    Talk Tennis Troll Museum.
     
  6. jmnk

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    not that this is any of my business since your bet was with poster buruan, but this feels, well, a bit wimpy. it's as if I bought $200 ticket to a U2 concert and claimed charity donation because U2 stated they donate percentage of the ticket to a rainforest preservation effort.
    From the event description:
    "EVENT FEATURES
    - Sixteen current/former athletes compete in the Ping Pong tournament

    - Celebrity DJ

    - Open bar / passed hor d’oeuvres

    - Pre-party at LAVO / After party at TAO Nightclub- Silent auction

    - Portion of the proceeds raised at the event will be donated to TopSpin,

    The Chris Paul Foundation, and TAO Cares.
    "
     
  7. spinorama

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    Lol I saw "ticketmaster" and knew I had to google the purchase.....
     
  8. Aurellian

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    You may have a point. It was listed as a charity event in the Las Vegas Sun and the high cost of attendance led me to believe that it was a legit charity. if you google Top Spin it appears very charitable.

    Upon further inspection--after I got the ticket--I realized its not exactly 200 bucks to fix a kid's cleft lip. The organization is a bit deceitful regarding where the proceeds go.

    My bad men...
     
  9. jmnk

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    that's a lovely story by you.

    I'm understanding you will ask for a refund, and make a proper charity donation than?
     
  10. Aurellian

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    No, I have arranged bottle service for tonight and will be attending the opening festivities.

    Who says that you can't have fun when giving.

    I will bid on something at the silent auction tomorrow; i presume the proceeds will go solely to charity....
     
  11. jmnk

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    I see. that is pretty consistent with your serve speed claims. As in:

    'I've made a bet to pay to the charity - but instead I've decided to attend an event for my personal enjoyment. Not exactly (or remotely) the same, but I'm still out X dollars so it should be ok.'

    'I've made the claim that I can serve X mph and promised to post video evidence - but instead I've decided to claim injury and lack of tripod. But I did provide verbal statements from folks watching me serving backing my claims.'

    cool.
     
  12. NLBwell

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    You need to be comfortable with and confident in yourself. Most people never achieve it (we all have issues) but it's best if you don't need external validation.
    Women generally want a secure man, so that will make you more attractive to women.

    By the way, Federer has that confidence.
     
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  13. Aurellian

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    It is a charity event.

    I will post when my ankle heals. Sorry I got hurt..
     
  14. Aurellian

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    I agree, we all have issues...they can be a motivating factor though...
     
  15. Aurellian

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    .....................
     
  16. JoelDali

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    My coach forced me to break out the 88 today and I ended up GOATing the top 6.5 player in Oxnard. Miraculous GOATshots from all corners. People in the stands were whispering who is this 4.5 GOAT with the 88.

    Absolute 88 PP GOATstick.
     
  17. spinorama

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    We play in the same area, we should hit.
     
  18. mmk

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    Sounds Nardcore to me.
     
  19. Aurellian

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    me and you?
     
  20. spinorama

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    I was talkin to Dali -

    I don't know if I could handle your serve or forehand.
     
  21. Aurellian

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    i will go easy on you:)
     
  22. JoelDali

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    I was offered large quantities of Basalt to rejoin Summer mixed combo league but I declined citing this thread. I just can't play competitively anymore knowing that I completely suck and all of my RF polos are Korean knock offs.

    God help me.

    Devastated.
     
  23. corbind

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    Perhaps those knock offs will add 15-20ph to your serve. The instruction label it says use only with a frying pan grip. Burn your shirts. Now we can kick back and read more of the heavy delusion wrapped up in this thread. ;)
     
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  24. JoelDali

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    It's such a cosmic ray of idiocy how my game is influenced by the RF Polos I wear. When I wear my authentic Aussie Yellow RF I am unstoppable. Undefeated. Like Rocky or Chuck Norris.

    But on days I wear the Vietnamese fake version Rogi Davis Cup polo I flounder and flutter, like a falling 4.0. Most of the top tier 5.0s at the country club who wear authentic RF Polos have incredible games. I watch them and hope I get bumped up one day after all the hard work and investments in RF Polos.
     
  25. arche3

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    If you have current season RF polos AND a Russian model girl friend you will be bumped to 5.5.
     
  26. BlueB

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    Imagine how he would be Goating if he had Hungarian girlfriend!
     
  27. JoelDali

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    Last year at this time I played several events on the 4.5 Open High Level (OHL) tournament series and my girlfriend at the time would GOAT film my matches and talk about me to the opposing player's family talking about how much she enjoyed GOATing me on the weekends and random weeknights when I could take the train out to see her and sneak through her back door while the kids were watching The Bachelor.

    One particular match on the red clay she captured me hitting my most epic GOAT passing shot: forehand 4 feet behind the baseline off balance 88KPS Bassault GOAT execution. I have the video and I would love to poast it here for the Troll Kingdom to review but it is far too painful to hear her voice knowing that she's most likely GOATing another 4.5 top tier legend from Nassau County who is more handsome and loved by all nations.

    Epic tears. Horrible breakup. GOAT sadness.
     
  28. OrangePower

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    After reading the last set of posts, I now know that what is holding me back from 5.0 GOATdom is my lack of hot young Slavic and/or Jamaican girlfriends.

    Alas, I fear that I am doomed to stay at 4.5 forever. Somebody help me, please!
     
  29. sam_p

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    And thus is born a billion dollar idea - "GOATmingle - the dating site for lonely 4.5s"
     
  30. arche3

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    If your cacasian and if you have an asian gf you will also get bumped to 5.0 or open.
    If player is african american a white blond gf ups you 2 levels.
    If your asian a russian or euro gf thats taller than you ups you 1.5 levels.
    I am asian and have a caucasian wife. So I get a 1 level bump. If she were euro or russian I would be goating all the east coast mens opens.
     
  31. JoelDali

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    My dad bought a silver Porsche Carrera in 1977 and he actually won the mens B club championships tourney that year because the other players drove Mercedes Benz 450SL. Total wuss car.
     
  32. OrangePower

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    Unfortunately, I can state emphatically from my own personal experience that this is not true.

    Hmm, dilemma. What gets me closer to 5.0 GOATdom, the Slavic gf or the Porsche? The car is more affordable but my wife would be more accepting of the gf.
     
  33. JoelDali

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    Yah. There was also an ultra cool guy named S. Gaines that had a red 308. He was like 35 and the coolest guy to me, an 11 year old dressed in the '81 Borg Fila outfits.

    He was always a rising 3.0. I played with him often because he was no match for me and my friends, and most importantly he'd give me a ride home in the Magnum PI mobile. I don't think parents today would let their 11 year old sons play tennis and ride around in a Red GOATmobile Ferrari with a 35 year old millionaire defense contracting GOAT. Nowadays everyone is a rapist killer kidnapping GOAT.
     
  34. mmk

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    I slept with a Playboy centerfold for a while and that bumped me up 3 levels. Unfortunately the paper cuts in a sensitive area proved too painful.
     
  35. corbind

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    Dali, doubt it's just me but your avatar is rather attractive and distracting creating a drastic magnetic force. Perhaps enough to crash ships. Nevertheless, that avatar is blocking comprehension of words you type. Perhaps an avatar of Rosanne would draw the focus to your words here in the *Troll Kingdom.

    *(I like Troll Kingdom. Is that common slang or your original description of this joint and this ridiculous thread?)
     
  36. Moveforwardalways

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    How much does Federer bench press? Djokovic? No way they bench 285. So there is no way they can hit the ball hard right?
     
  37. souledge

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    I bench 405 and serve at 60 mph.
     
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    Heck, I've never seen Safin manage 10 push-ups in a row~!~:lol:
     

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