Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by zapvor, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. sapient007

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    p man how was the kirckland 20 year? i went this wkd as a friend of mine wanted the same thing but looks like it's all been sold out.
     
  2. PaulMan

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    Hey Sap - yeah, it's mostly gone but it's aight. Nothing outstanding but certainly not bad. It's kinda Balvenie like...
     
  3. Sup2Dresq

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    Maybe Sap was hinting he needs a bottle.. hint hint... Chris Downs accidentally of course.
     
  4. zapvor

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    haha me and hw did hit after the legg mason hit that day indoors. it was pretty good. my basketball shorts are way more functional than flip flops
     
  5. PaulMan

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    Sorry, I can't help with a bottle. Sap was my source for my bottle.
     
  6. coolblue123

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    the only Costco that sells hard liquor in our area is in dc, right? capital heights? really want to try a bottle. but never had scotch or whisky before. how do I know if it's good stuff? hopefully you guys won't tell me it's suppose to taste like sweaty leather boots.
     
  7. NiteFly

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    I finally broke my losing streak last night. It had to go to tie break again, but shook that monkey. Singles match tomorrow... hopefully I can get some momentum. This was my second match with the new Yonex tour 89. I think I strung it too tight at 62 with Big Hitter Silver Rough. It has settled a bit and feels ok now though.
     
  8. coolblue123

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    Just restrung one of the sticks with Powercord (suppose to be a black code clone). We'll see how it goes.

    Snake Bite has soften up finally. Took 2 hours of play. Now it's not as harsh anymore. Good spin, but it took some getting use to. Balls were landing inside the service line more often and had to hit through the ball more to compensate. Other than that, good strings, my goto set up is still Hexy/RIP control.
     
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    That Snake Bite is a great price! What string would you compare it too? I'm on a new string hunt for the new racquet.
     
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    nice looking grub! What beer did u use for the beer batter?

    snake bite is initally felt like a harsher RPM Blast in the beginning. Now it's gotten alot more softer after alittle break in time. I would say it's still firmer than Silverstring (which is still my fav poly). But it's really got great bite. Got a half a set of Snake Bite left if you want to try out. Do you work in DC? If so, JRStriker and I can meet you for lunch. I remember back when you mentioned you played on the tennis courts near Federal Reserves. Still need to get access to them courts.

    Powercord seems very soft after hitting against my palm this morning. Hoping it'll be a silverstring equivalent. I strung it in the lower-mid 40's too.

    My fav string for Goldenset is still Maximal. Wow, it's really soft and comfortable. It's like pillow fighting with a tennis ball. Just that it has really bad tension maint.
     
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    I'd walk off the court! Good strategy I suppose. LOL. Just kidding.

    I have some samples of strings I can send to you. Let me know what type of string you are looking for.. poly...etc?
     
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  13. tennismonkey

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    nitefly -- did you catch and make that fish? it looks good. i want some fish and chips now.

    cb -- i'm also enjoying my poly in the low 40's. i think string tension and your age should be equal. when i'm over 100 years old, i may revisit this theory.

    sup -- did you get a hit in while you were in town? have you hit with mikeler or mclovin yet?

    WAT:
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    FORE:
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    LUNCH:
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  14. Sup2Dresq

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    I did not get a hit. I have not hit with Mikeler. I hit with Mclovin.. and like Johnny Dangerously.. once.. just once.

    The only hit I got.. was the price for admission to a (IMO) dreadful movie @ Superman.
     
  15. McLovin

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    We were probably two ships (airplanes) passing in the night (afternoon). I think we flew over Ft. Lauderdale ~ 5PM. I waved out the window just in case you were flying by...
     
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    @ 5pm I was at this place.. having many beers and snow crabs. Straight from the airport. I needed food and a water view ...stat!

    http://www.southportrawbar.com/
     
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    When you reach 4.5 in a few years, I'll hit with you. For now you have a long climb from 3.5 to 4.5.
     
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    Title was misleading as I was prepared for a boom goes the dynamite type of deal.

    But this guy was pretty funny.

    Especially that he kept calling saltalamacchia (sp?) salamander
     
  20. Sup2Dresq

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    Not starting something with you and your Tampa folk.. but if we play and its competitive (or I win)...will the USTA computer explode?

    I am signing up for 3 mixed teams today. 4.0 btw.. yeah baby. I already moved up .5.

    Now it will take maybe 15 more teams to sign up before I get to Topaz status or Chris Downs status. Accidentally of course.
     
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    Only if the USTA computer is watching our match live.
     
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    Isn't the USTA computer like the Matrix?

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    It is much more powerful than the Matrix. If the Matrix is a TRS 80, the USTA computer is Big Blue.
     
  24. NiteFly

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    Cool... I used Modelo Especial I think and some chili powder in with the flour. It came out great. I haven't had much of a chance to play on the Fed tennis courts so far this year. Ill have time later this summer. And when Im not in a project crunch, I can meet you guys for lunch. I do usually go out for lunch on Fridays too.

    For the tennis string, I'm looking for something with good tension maintenance, soft poly, good spin. I'm interested in trying out the Yonex string. The demo I tried had it and I liked it. No idea how old it was or tension. Plus the fluorescent yellow might distract my opponents!
     
  25. NiteFly

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    TM, yea I caught those Sunday morning. My tennis game sucked so bad this month, I had to pick up a new hobby. I'm only 3.0 fisherman :) 4.0 chef though!
     
  26. zapvor

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    i miss the old days of bbq at niteflys and the 100in tv
     
  27. coolblue123

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    I still have half a case of Modelo at home. I always used PBR for my tempura mix, don't know why but PBR seems to have the highest fizz amongst alot of beer I've had before.

    Soft Poly. PowerCord. I just strung it up in the mid/lower 40's with syn gut. Very soft when hitting on palm. Still need to play with it to confirm. Let me know if you want to try. Other than that, Silverstring is pretty soft as well. But @ $12/set, it's pretty expensive for me. Let us know when u are free. JRStriker and I usually goto Metro Center. Don't know which metro stop you work closest by, but happy medium between Striker and I.
     
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    Speaking of bbq. I grilled a large squid the other day. Just used oil, lemon juice, and S&P. It's really good. Got the idea from one of Bourdain's visits to Italy.

    Paulman: Thanks for the recipe, made it this weekend. Instead of chicken breast, I used thighs. I used some saffron flower buds instead of the real thing. Had the color but 0 saffron smell.
     
  29. Xisbum

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    Umpires as FBI agents; love that one. Good stuff, JRK, thanks for sharing. Would like to hear Vin Scully doing play-by-play for a cricket match.
     
  30. tennismonkey

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    what's for lunch or dinner people? i need dericious ideas.
     
  31. JRstriker12

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    I'll be closer next week. Work is moving near 18th St. a block or two from the White House.
     
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    cool, let me know. I am good on Wednesday next week.

    just got back from playing with powercord 17g. very soft poly. is softer than silverstring. very comfortable strung in the mid 40s. has really good spin and power as well.
     
  33. NiteFly

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    Striker, Im at our 17th and NY ave building now. Youll be a couple blocks from me.
     
  34. sapient007

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    xbox one is taking alot of heat. now's it's named xbox one-80
     
  35. TheJRK

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    They should call it XnBsOaX.
     
  36. tennismonkey

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    i thought peeps were calling it the x-bone. looks like they reversed their stance on DRM and the always online component. i expect a repeat of the ps3/xbox360. ps4 will get all the buzz and early sales since they come out earlier and cheaper. and then the huge masses will buy a xbone including a bunch of old people who don't even play any games because it's a media device and they can skype with their grandchildren while sitting on their couch. done.

    what's for lunch people? does anyone play tennis anymore? did downs and topaz die from too much tennis? don't see them post anymore.
     
  37. sapient007

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    read it online somewhere but i'll paraphrase.

    I play video games to be anti social.. so please stop trying to connect me to every f-ing thing b/c i really don't need a broadcast on how many people i have ran over in my tank nor the wife to know how many hours i've logged on bf3..

    funny side story. dinner with dats + wives. dats and i were comparing stats when dats's wife realized that play time stat of days is based off of 24hrs. the look was priceless... i'll add how that look lives in my memory.. it was like a spark, following by lightblub, following by math, followed by disgust.. = totally awesome
     
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  38. JRstriker12

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    Nice! We'll have to lunch again.
     
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    They should call it the Dad box. I'll get suckered in to dropping $500 for the 1-2 games that look awesome and want to play but spend 99% of the time streaming cartoons for the kids.

    Meh.... seems like every gamer in the planet seems has a youtube or twitch TV channel.

    But - Yeah and I hate when MS decides to send a summary of how may hours I spent playing.... when I do play. Lately that total has been zero...
     
  40. zapvor

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    wow.....i feel so left out. the last thing i played video games on was this thing called game cube. and it wasnt even mine. actually thats a lie i played wii a couple times. i say about 5 times in last 5 yrs. my stats are sh1t
     
  41. sapient007

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    zap. are you still holding on to that girls stick??



    ^^
    now that's a loaded question hwood style
     
  42. TheJRK

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    BF4 + PS4 = marriage problems.
     
  43. JRstriker12

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    LOL! Seriously.
     
  44. sapient007

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    auto aim helps alot .. you fools will get lit up on a pc
     
  45. zapvor

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    lol..........
     
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    H8?

    what's for lunch people?

    breakfast is a coconut macaroon:

    [​IMG]
     
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    When in the DR, they had a chocolate fountain one evening at the dessert table. They also had coconut macaroons.

    Chocolate Fountain + Coconut Macaroon = [​IMG]

    All I needed were some almonds and I would have been in heaven...
     
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    Haha yeah, it definitely had to have taken some working out time to get that move to remotely look right.
     

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