Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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

  1. downs_chris

    downs_chris Professional

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    Yeah - it rained all Friday and almost all Saturday! We didn't start play until around 6:30pm on Saturday. So cool and under the lights. The format was 6 game sets with no ad. So lame. Haha we ended up winning our flight by one less game lost.

    In the semis on Sunday, there were still wet courts and matches catching up. So they kept the same 6 game set, no ad format for the semis and finals. We lost 0-3 to a solid team. The girl I played against was a "3.5" but played in college. The guy I played was really really solid 4.5. We had no shot. Haha 4th place for us!
     
  2. downs_chris

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    The pro Pontiac was pretty solid! Honestly I didn't really notice the racquet too much - which means it's doing it's job. The pro kennex seems to be a little less string sensitive than most frames - which is a good thing. It's a nice stick - that has a nice crisp response while being arm friendly at the same time. I'm still happy with my switch - even if it was the week before nationals haha
     
  3. tennismonkey

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    grats downs! 4th place vs some crazy competition.

    things that may amuse only me perusing your scores from nationals.

    1 -- you lost 0-6 to some girl named lobnitz (her partner was dropshotawicz). and she and her partner lost 2-6 to a stronger pair. that's kinda scary.

    2 -- if you tennislink your name, there is a female version of you in new jersey.

    3 -- one of the teams you faced at nationals was Slam Musubis from hawaii. lol. spam musubis.
     
  4. sapient007

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    instead of getting more fit like CDs this wkd, i've decided to take the opposite route. mission accomplished, just weighed myself and i'm 7.6lbs heavier since this friday. some of the lunch/dinner spots (i've fitted more than 3 meals in a day)

    casamentos
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/casamentos-restaurant-new-orleans

    palace cafe
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/palace-café-new-orleans-2

    jack imos
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/jacques-imos-cafe-new-orleans

    emerils
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/emerils-new-orleans-new-orleans

    dante's kitchen
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/dantes-kitchen-new-orleans

    houmas house cafe
    http://www.houmashouse.com/

    gumbo shop
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/gumbo-shop-new-orleans-2

    last but def not least 3-4 runs at cafe du monde

    one more
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/atchafalaya-new-orleans


    edit: almost forgot that i found this desert place to be pretty awesome
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/sucré-new-orleans-3
     
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  5. tennismonkey

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    sappy --

    which would you say has more plowthrough and stability - jacques-imo's or cafe du monde?

    i'm a 3.5 eater with mostly an all-buffet kinda game. i don't hit nearly as hard as you or with as much spin - but what's a good recommendation?
     
  6. coolblue123

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    sappy: looks like you had a great time! Were the benya's as good as Food Network say it is at Café Du Monde? NO is one of my go to places in my life.
     
  7. sapient007

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    this guy making beignets sure thinks so. how can you beat freshly fried flour with a butt load of powder sugar.

    http://tinyurl.com/koty5cp

    jack-imos was a bit blah. dante's kitchen in the same area was excellent

    tm, found a shirt you need to get on the bay

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Swerve

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    I think I just drooled all over my keyboard...

    Congrats!
     
  9. Sup2Dresq

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    This Wed night is the biggest bar night of the year.

    I've started training.. *burp*
     
  10. PaulMan

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    Who Dat? :confused:
     
  11. JRstriker12

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    NICE - Let me know how it turns out.
     
  12. tennismonkey

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    Prince Tour 100t ESP has landed. It looks super sweet. Weighs 316 grams strung with tour bite soft. With overgrip it's 322 grams. Has already passed the 'i cant stop swinging this around the house test'. Hitting with swerve tonight!
     
  13. datsveryinterestin

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    I haven't clickd with my apds yet. Always strange when a demo feels perfect but the ones you buy feel meh. Gotta weigh mine to see if that is the problem. Wish I had rdc! My slice serve ace has turned into just a fault. Everything is just a bit off. I strung up my 2nd one with black widow ro compare with the rpm one that I'm suxxing with.

    I've seen multiple 10yr olds getting lessons recently that could beat me which has made me a little depressed.

    Fortunately cigar city has started shipping beer to VA. If you get a chance try jai alai...awesome and in a can. Great for camping or tennis changeovers!
     
  14. mikeler

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    Jail Alai is one of my favorite IPAs.
     
  15. downs_chris

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    is jai alai a florida beer? i've only had it down there...
     
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    Made in Tampa.
     
  17. McLovin

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    Shocker...

    From Wiki:
    In the United States of America, jai alai enjoyed some popularity as a gambling alternative to horse racing, greyhound racing, and harness racing, and remains popular in Florida, where the game is used as a basis for parimutuel gambling at six frontons throughout the state: Dania Beach, Orlando, Miami, Reddick (as "Ocala Poker and Jai Alai"), Fort Pierce, and Jasper (as "Hamilton Jai Alai and Poker").
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    Although the sport is in decline in America, the first public amateur jai alai facility was built in the United States in 2008, in St. Petersburg, Florida, with the assistance of the city of St. Petersburg.​

    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jai_alai
     
  18. tennismonkey

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    [​IMG]

    mmm. i wanna try one. i gotta check my local beer store and see if they carry this or can order it.
     
  19. Sup2Dresq

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    Such a rigged sport. I tried to follow it at the casinos down here and quickly realized the players tank a lot. As if they get instructions.

    Rigged.
     
  20. Sup2Dresq

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    Do they have world of beer up there?
     
  21. Sup2Dresq

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    If you guys are going to talk liquor/beer today.. I'm going to actually pay more attention.

    Try a U.F.O. Seems to be my beer of choice on days that have an "E".
     
  22. coolblue123

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    Speaking of beer, what's for lunch?
     
  23. mikeler

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    I went once too and agree.


    I've never seen one in DC. We have 1 within walking distance of me.
     
  24. tennismonkey

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    plenty of places up here that specialize in beers. i go to a place that has a great selection of imported belgian / german / euro beers. the alcohol content is usually monkey-rific too.

    U.F.O. i've had before. lots of places stock that too.

    i'm getting one of these for thanksgiving. i may even share if i don't eat too much turkey.

    [​IMG]
     
  25. Swerve

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    LOL so after last night, we've learned that the "swinging around the house test" is not reliable AT ALL.

    Thanks again for the volley tutorial last night TM!
     
  26. tennismonkey

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    omg swerve don't get me started. i really wanted to love it.

    i hurt. i am getting my volkl strung up for a match tonight.

    what's for lunch people?
     
  27. downs_chris

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    back to work today...it's gross out...i'm getting hungry...
     
  28. PaulMan

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    Hey TM, exactly what didn't you like about it?
     
  29. datsveryinterestin

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    Maybe asics 116 is the twmac stick and nobody has the chutzpah to try it?
     
  30. downs_chris

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    thanksgiving tomorrow...what's for lunch?
     
  31. mikeler

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    Playing tomorrow morning with weather in the low 40s. It must be like zero up there tomorrow.
     
  32. Sup2Dresq

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    WTH?

    40s?

    So not like that down here. I don't miss that weather.
     
  33. hollywood9826

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    Around here that would be every day. People say sundee, mondee, tuesdee... etc. Its aq running joke between my firnds and I . Its mainly hillbillies that pronounce it that way though.

    They look kinda goofy, but maybe worth giving a shot. They recomend stringin at low tension and crosses 5lbs less than mains. Get some for your next grace trip
     
  34. Sup2Dresq

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    I need to call Viacom.. set up a reality series pilot.. and fly you down here.

    Hollywood J.O.
     
  35. mikeler

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    Looks like Miami will be low 50s tomorrow AM.
     
  36. downs_chris

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    i want to hit!
     
  37. zapvor

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    just bought 3 more frames from tw.........yikes
     
  38. coolblue123

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    zap, so what you get? are u secretly trying to corner the graphite market?
     
  39. coolblue123

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    happy thxgiving everyone!
    iam thankful i get to see the ones that are important to us and health to enjoy hitting around.
    ed
    turkey vs real bacon: which is more healthier?
    http://eatthis.menshealth.com/node/77586

    edit: so tell us, what are thankful for?
     
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  40. zapvor

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    same to everyone! you are so right cb i am thankful to be able to play tennis:)

    not a bacon fan. defintely turkey for me.
     
  41. sapient007

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    anyone want to hit during the day tmrw? 46 and 5-10 mile wind
     
  42. hollywood9826

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    I'm working to day.

    Saw some of that UFO beer in the store. Which one were you talking about though? The had a white and an IPA. They also make a Pumpkin and a Rasperry and noe other kind the guy said.

    I didnt know what to do so a bought a 6er of Lienenkugels Snowdrift Vanilla Porter and 6er of Troegenator.
     
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  43. downs_chris

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    What's for lunch?
     
  44. Sup2Dresq

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    IPA ......
     
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    Ty ku sake chilled- a bottle of that kept me warm during our frosty 67 degree night. Brrrrrr
     
  46. McLovin

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    The same thing that was for dinner Thursday, lunch & dinner yesterday, dinner tonight, and lunch & dinner tomorrow: Turkey.
     
  47. coolblue123

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    we cleaned up 18 lb bird yesterday. found out if u wants folks to eat turkey, only way is to debone the entire bird and cut it up for easy serving.

    oh yeah brining it helps as well..
     
  48. hollywood9826

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    Maybe I'll try it. Im usually sceptical of the unfiltered stuff. But most of the unfiltereds are hef's and what not and I dont really like that flavor anyway.
     
  49. Sup2Dresq

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    Then you probably won't like it. Today is Monday so it's vodka tonic day
     
  50. downs_chris

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    Ratings out today! Big Red is still a 4.5...bolivian neck tie is a 5.0...the guy that beat dave turner at districts in singles - haha, his reward for that is being a 5.0 now haha V is back to 4.5...
     

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