Tennis Warehouse-Central Florida Chapter (Greater Orlando Area)

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  1. Power Player

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    I only string 2 piece just because I never learned how to do a 1 piece job. It's basically 4 knots versus 2 knots. Two piece is also better just starting out because you'll probably forget to tighten the clamps, lose tension and then have to start over. It's better to only have to start over with half the strings than all of them.
     
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    Same here. I only do hybrids and luckily 2 piece is easier than 1. I like different tensions on mains / crosses too.
     
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    I'll say this, I wish somebody was there on my first string job. It would have saved me a few hours.
     
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    didn't find it that difficult with the Klippermate. only detail worth noting was the starting pin for the mains.
     
  6. ryangoring

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    To me a 1 piece is the easiest to do. I have been doing them alot lately.
    But also for me on the 2 piece I have known to forget to change the tension on the cross and then get a annoyed with myself.
     
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    That is why I never change the tension between my crosses and my mains. I'll forget to do it half the time. Consistency is more important for me.
     
  8. Uvijek Argen

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    So, sign here who is up to for a Blanchard practice/Open, whatever we called it this Friday. :)
     
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    Bob is in! :)
     
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    Went over to lake Mary tennis center and had a great time hitting with Javier P.R.
    he is very sneaky with that serve of his, always kept me on my guard!
    All in all we had fun.
    Javier welcome aboard to the TWCFL chapter, looking forward to hit again real soon.
     
  11. bad_call

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    ryan - keep up the hitting practice. your style is too smooth to sit on the bench. :)

    btw - do you play on clay at that facility?
     
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    BC yeah it was fun too!
    I'm at work from 11 to 8 if want to swing by to pick up the bag
     
  13. dgoran

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    I think I would like to invest some time to learn clay court game and movement beeing that the clay court season is coming up on ATP :)

    anyone up for some clay experiment. I usually am of clay is for old farts attitude (clay is for bricks to build houses not tennis) but it is inevitable that I will get "demoted" to the clay court as I have not figured out how to stop this pesky process of aging.

    Anyone up for some practice sets. I should be an easy target being that I move like pigs on ice on that stuff and clay usually works against power game so my service will not help me there.
     
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    Btw if anyone also knows how to stop aging I will take that lesson as well :)
     
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    used to play often on the har-tru years back. knees thank me when i get to play on it again these days...tho the points are a bit longer.
     
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    Hey thank's man! Had a great time there! I needed to play some tennis so bad! We definetly have to play again!
     
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    I played on har-tru several times and since my sliding technique is poor I am in all sorts of pain after only 2 sets. I find it very difficult to slide on har-tru. The green stuff is very thin. John McEnroe calls it 'fake clay' for a good reason :) I am OK after 4 hours on hc.

    European red clay is completely different. It is very thick and slidable even for me :) Btw, I do not understand all the fuss about how healthy har-tru is for knees etc. Every time I go to the OTC I hear the same story over and over again. I used to play with some people who were like "clay or I do not play" :) That is funny because most of the people who play doubles at the OTC barely move. The surface is pretty much irrelevant for them. It is like playing against manatee :D
     
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    I guess just like we meet in Blanchard we can meet sometime on a Friday in OTC which is free in the afternoons:)
    Although I'm not too big in clay court here neither, cant slice at all:( and then takes me a whole section of hard court to get the rhythm back(I am such a cry baby:)). But for fun and giggles I'm up to any time...hey....its tennis after all!!
     
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    I'm 48 and still prefer hard courts. I like being able to stop and start when I want to. However, I'm playing probably 50-50 hard/clay now. My body feels no differnece from hard or clay - in fact, I think clay is harder since it takes so many muscles to slide and stop.
     
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    I'm 37, but had a knee injury a few years ago (on har-tru). There is more stopping pressure on my knees on hard courts because you don't have a slide to break your stride. Your knees end up absorbing all the shock every time you stop. The other thing I notice is my back is normally a little bit sore after playing on a hard court. I won't refuse to play on a hard court, but I'll definitely play clay first and hard court second.

    What is your schedule like next week?
     
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    Next week is pretty tough - my son has like 3 volleyball matches. How about Wed 4/21.

    I played SK on Monday.

    SS
     
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    Man, everyone is ignoring us :)
     
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    I can play this friday. Wherever you want is fine but im not a member of OTC. We would need 2 courts and they seem hard to book . . .
     
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    Hahaha, I know.:)
     
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    Lets do Blanchard this Friday, and leave the clay maybe for next week? what time will be fine? I'm OK after 4:30.

    K.C. don't worried about membership in OTC, Fridays its free, no membership need it and hardly anybody play in the afternoons,we can find courts for sure.
     
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    can't make it Friday. looks like rain in the forecast too.

    Bob - u still liking the YT PP?
     
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    Man my mom is coming in to town so might be difficult for me to play this Friday unless she agrees to go with me and watch ehm enjoy the park with my dog Sammy

    I will try to be there if no rain...what time did you all agree to show up?
     
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    Btw I agree with above said that it hurts more muscles to play on fake clay I guess different muscles groups are involved. I always thought that I might be doing something wrong since I always (2-3 times lol) felt it was tougher on my body than hard courts.

    I did hovever play basketball on hard courts and gyms my whole life so I am use to hard stops and quick takeoff I cannot stand sliding. I just thought it would be time for me to learn this...
     
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    That works for me. Let's get in touch a week or so from now just to confirm.
     
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    OTC is free to the public on Friday. You won't need a reservation to get a clay court since it is usually dead on Fridays. Just prepare to fight rush hour traffic getting out of there and wear shoes with non-marking soles. I don't want to see my courts chewed up Saturday morning. :twisted:
     
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    Yep, I am. It is really amazing how differently YT plays compared to MG version. The difference is huge (for me at least). Less stiff, more power, more feel, 100x better for block bh return...

    Bob
     
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    Btw, OTC is free on Fridays but AFTER 4PM (or 5PM?).

    I am fine for Fri 4:30PM weather permitting of course. KC can you play at 4PM? We can worm up before UA and other people arrive :)
     
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    Hey Goran, you know what?? You can show up with your mom and we will take it easy on you so you can look really good in front of Mrs. D. ;) Sammy is also welcome to help us with dead balls :)
     
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    Also to add to what Bob said...DGoran, did your mom do amazing Ćevapčići??,cause if she does, I even take care of your dog for her!!:)
     
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    I need to ask them what the policy is on Friday, I think we had this discussion a few months back. What is "worm up"?

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    thanks for offering to let me compare. :)
     
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    Thanks. I just got the stringer shipped to my office today and I am staring at the box. I need to buy some wire cutters to cut out strings and I am ready to go. I will practice on my m-fil first.
     
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    My first string job took 4 hours. On the last knot, I used the tensioner to tighten the knot and broke the whole damn thing. Took me 3 hours the next night! Last night, I got everything done in just under 45 minutes, so you'll get much quicker.
     
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    The manual that came with this thing sucks. If it was better, I think I would have been alright.
     
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    The manual that came with my Gamma X-ST was pretty poor too. The people in the stringing section are great. I've learned so much from them.

    Played almost 2 sets last night before my opponent got injured. I was fine with quitting because I practiced my 2nd serve for a while before he got there. That flared up my elbow. Still had 5 DFs but 2 of them were about an inch long and another one hit the top of the tape. I think I've got the problem figured out now. I was chasing the toss too much. I hit one 2nd serve last night that had so much spin, after my opponent hit it back to me cleanly, it jumped about a foot sideways!
     
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    Thanks Coyfish! Far better instructions then mine. I do like this machine though. It is very well made with good clamps.
     
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    Think of how much you've learned about stringing just in the past few days! In 6 months, you'll be helping out the newbies in the stringing section.
     
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    lol..probably. It is pretty fun. I say that now while I am away from the stringer at work..haha
     
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    You can hear it whispering your name to come back home can't you! :)
     
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    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Great idea!! BBQ here I come (at Goran's place, of course) :)
     
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    I think you should work on reading comprehension and I definitely have to work on spelling :) Btw, I do not share my wife, my toothbrush and my racquets! That is what I learn during my Navy duty. Ok, I added the 'racquets' part ;)
     

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