Is this a myth?

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  1. ibemadskillzz

    ibemadskillzz Semi-Pro

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    First, string racquet with synthetic gut. Then get a lighter. Put the fire over all of the sweetspot for 2-3 seconds. This is will cause the mains and the crosses to blend in together very slightly. It makes the sweetspot more soft? is this true? I heard some people and kids from my racquet club talk about it.
     
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  2. David Pavlich

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    ...and then you click your heels together and say, "there's no place like home".

    It sounds to me like someone is jerking your chain.

    David
     
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  3. Kobble

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    All it will do is effectively melt the strings.
     
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  4. Deuce

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    Funniest thing I've read on the board in weeks, David.

    Good stuff.
     
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  5. Camilio Pascual

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    Is this a myth? Yeth.
     
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  6. Chanchai

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    Hehehe... I actually talked to a teaching pro who told me he heard about this when he was a kid (early teens) and they would do this. He told me it was probably the dumbest thing he ever did as far as tennis was concerned.

    -Chanchai
     
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  7. @wright

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    Aren't you also supposed to take a small tube and inhale the smoke that comes off the strings?
     
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  8. polakosaur

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    the only thing that might help with, is getting the strings to not move
     
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  9. ibemadskillzz

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    chanchai, there u go. someone has done it before. It probably works. It will feel like natural gut. Try it please
     
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  10. ibemadskillzz

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    what does there's no place like home mean? Is this a metaphor, personification, alliteration, or Onomatopoeia, Oratory, OxyMoron, Naturalism, realism, imagery, or what. someone explain. What does this mean?
     
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  11. Coda

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    it's from the wonderful Wizard of Oz moive!!!
     
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  12. David Pavlich

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    In the movie Wizard of Oz, Dorothy is told that in order for her to return to Kansas, she must click the heels together of her ruby shoes and say, "there's no place like home".

    No hidden meaning or anything, just being a smart guy.

    David
     
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  13. Phil

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    Good reference, David. Looks like Ibemadskillz is thinking a little too much on this one...
     
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