Dropped in on Drakulie today

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by rjw, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. rjw

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    Finally got over to see Rick (Drakulie) today. Seems that he had strung one of my son's racquets a while back....small world...:)

    He straightened me out on the best next steps to take in solving my boy's string problems (mostly between the ears, I think)...thanks Rick!!

    I wasted a bunch of his time, cost him a few feet of string and all in all I was a pain in the neck....sorry RIck, but it was great to finally meet you!!!

    Thanks again....

    Oh...and I left with a few sets of Black Magic
     
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  2. gavna

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    I've dropped by the shop numerous times on my trips to south Florida and never knew.....Im planning on getting back in a few weeks and planning on dropping by and also making a pest of myself. I'll make a point of spending some $$$$..... hahahaha
     
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  3. drakulie

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    Hahahah.

    Hey guys!!

    rjw, thanks for stopping by. Always great to meet posters on the TW boards and "talk shop". Sorry I wasn't able to speak with you more. I'm sure we'll meet up again soon.

    Good luck with the string.
     
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  4. rjw

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    You da man....!!!:twisted:

    I felt uncomfortable taking up your time.....I owe you a beer to say the least

    thanks again!!
     
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  5. FloridaAG

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    I got frames for you Drak - will email or text and try to drop off next week
     
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  6. Power Player

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    How far are you from Key Biscayne? I may try and slide by when I come down there in April for the tourney.
     
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  7. FloridaAG

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    Store is about 45 minutes to an hour from KB depending on traffic and how fast you are willing to drive.
     
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  8. Power Player

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    Nice..not bad at all. I may be able to pull that off especially if I can grab someone who wants to hit as well.
     
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  9. FloridaAG

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    LTC - where he lives is perhaps a little closer to KB depending on time of day (probably about the same travel time in reality) - DRAK has posted all this before so I am not giving away and secret personal info
     
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  10. SpinLikeRafa

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    Drakulie, i have a place in boca. What is the name of your shop? I would love to get a professional string job!
     
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  11. drakulie

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    I can't state the name of the store because of forum rules, but I could tell you it is a tennis shop in Davie, Florida.

    Aren't there any good stringers in your area. Kind of a shame for you to have to drive so far.
     
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  12. drakulie

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    sounds good. I have the grommets for you. Let me know.
     
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  13. zapvor

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    next time i am down there i have to remember to drop by myself!
     
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  14. Trippisthebest

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    You guys already carry RPM Dual?
     
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  15. diredesire

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    Should be fine to post the shop name, you've been around long enough -- I'm sure TW Staff knows you're not ripping business off them. It's cool to set up forum member meets to me.

    This, however, isn't cool -- shoot drak an e-mail, or something.

    As far as hanging out while stringing -- I can only imagine drak is a pretty laid back guy to shoot the breeze with, but one thing I LOVE (aka hate when people do) is standing within handle radius of the stringing machines. Give some space, people!
     
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  16. stringwalla

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    I'll be in Lauderdale for a day before I head down to work the Sony.

    Maybe I'll pop in to say "hey". If I'm guessing the correct business name, it looks like you might have a sister store a lot closer to Lauderdale.

    If so, do you ever work that location?
     
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  17. drakulie

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    stringwalla, would love to meet up with you. Yes, the store I work at does have two locations (davie and ft. lauderdale). Although I live closer to the lauderdale store, I work out of the Davie location.

    Unfortunately, I won't be there while you are down here,,,,,,,, I'll also be at the Sony Miami working with P1, so perhaps we could meet up at the Sony.
     
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  18. drakulie

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    Hey, Dire,,, thanks for the input.

    And yes, it is very annoying when people stand directly in front of machine while I'm stringing. :)
     
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  19. Nostradamus

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    I love Drak, that is all I can say.
     
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    I guess if they get by the handle a couple of times they will get the message. ;)
     
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  21. mad dog1

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    and if you're Mayleen Ramey, i'm sure Mrs. Drak would have something to say to you, too. ;)
     
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  22. zapvor

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    i literally had a guy watch me string intently, so i invite him over to get a closer look to be nice. so he comes right up in my face, and actually starts running his hands over the string bed, and playing with the clamps. i had to be say politely 'uh demonstration is over" what is wrong with people???????
     
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  23. diredesire

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    Did he say "Why are you stringing me along?"

    "You're poly just jealous of all my swag"

    "Giveth and taketh away type of guy, huh? That's like a punch to the gut."
     
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  24. zapvor

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    hahahahha yea
     
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  25. mikeler

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    Terrible. I laughed though. :)
     
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  26. stringwalla

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    We usually start days before P1 arrives. I'll be in Lauderdale the Thursday before qualies start if you want to meet up and talk shop.

    On site is often too hectic-
     
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  27. rolliges

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    Hey drakulie,

    Are you stringing for the Delray ATP/Masters?
     
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  28. db10s

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    I'm wondering/hoping he is stringing for the Delray tourney.
     
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  29. zapvor

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    wondering the same. got a interesting question to poke about
     
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