It was a real conversation but for a moment I thought it must be a TW discussion

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  1. Datacipher

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    Note: real names have been changed to protect the stupid

    Datacipher walks into indoor tennis courts, sees man stretching.

    Rolf: Hello Datacipher!
    Datacipher: Hello Mr. Rolf, how have you been?
    Rolf: Oh good, haven't been playing a lot.
    Datacipher: Oh, are you going to play some tournaments this summer?
    Rolf: I hope so. I'm planning to. I got my new racquet!

    Datacipher: Oh, what racquet?
    Rolf: It's a Naval
    Datacipher: A Naval? What brand is that?
    Rolf: Oh, it's new! Naval! You haven't heard of that yet have you!!!!
    Datacipher: (thinking) no....actually, I haven't....
    Rolf: AHA! You don't know EVERYTHING about tennis!

    (Rolf tries to occasonally ask me trivia questions, sometimes I have to correct his question before giving the answer, then I give him a hard time about it)

    Datacipher: Naval....no, I haven't heard of it and I know a lot of obscure racquet brands!
    Rolf: Oh, well you're going to hear about it, he's the next big up and commer, when I was down in Miami he made it to the final, so I bought his racquet.

    I actually grabbed Rolf by the throat(albeit playfully) as I exasperatedly set him straight. I am still waiting for my eyes to roll back into normal range. No, there is no point to this story.
     
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  2. antontd

    antontd Semi-Pro

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    My IQ has dropped by 10 points. thanks
     
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  3. johnmcc516

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    Yeap, I definately feel more stupid after reading that post.
     
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  4. ATXtennisaddict

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    I want to laugh so hard but I'm at work.
     
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  5. K!ck5w3rvE

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    RAOTFLMFAO. Cheers Datacipher.....mine isn't that good, but I was talking to a guy at my club, and asked what strings he was using:

    Him: The Andy Roddick strings
    Me: Oh Babolat Pro Hurricane? Me too. Do u like it?
    Him: Yeah its good.
    Me: Mines a hybrid with Prince Synthetic.
    Him: Yeah mad.
    Me (after looking at his stick and seeing that his x's were a different string...onlu said 'Babolat' on the string): What sort of string is that cross?
    Him: Its a Babolat.
    Me: No I mean is it a poly or a synthetic or whatever.....what type of string.
    Him: I JUST TOLD YOU.....B-A-B-O-L-A-T!
     
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  6. Datacipher

    Datacipher Banned

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    LOL, sounds like another beating is in order....
     
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  7. VashTheStampede

    VashTheStampede Semi-Pro

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    LMAO That was funny, I had a similar experience.


    Me: So, you play tennis?
    Her: Yeah.
    Me: So what forehand grip do you use?
    Her: I don't know, I think its...north-something.
     
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  8. scez

    scez Semi-Pro

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    When I asked my friend what grip he used, he said hammer.
     
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  9. antontd

    antontd Semi-Pro

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    continental is like hammer
     
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  10. VashTheStampede

    VashTheStampede Semi-Pro

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    Yeah, sometimes they call the continental grip "hammer grip."
     
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  11. Kevin Patrick

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    Roddick was asked what grip he used in a press conference once. He said he didn't know & just demonstrated the grip on his racquet.
    I remember a recent thread in which some poster criticized McEnroe for saying that a certain brand of string(Luxillon) shouldn't be used by non-pros because they would wear out their arm.
    Good players don't always know anything about gear, grips, etc.
     
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  12. scez

    scez Semi-Pro

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    I know that the hammer grip is the same as continental, just funny to say that.
     
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  13. Chloe

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    LOL

    Great story in the first post. Well done on not hitting him!
     
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