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

  1. sapient007

    sapient007 Semi-Pro

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    you can start by putting a resume together to figure out what you can actually do.
     
  2. zapvor

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    sap! i do have a resume. i should probably update it though. the problem is, despite my academic degree, i have been doing tennis for the last 5 years. how do i convince people to give me a desk job now
     
  3. zapvor

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    all i am talking about is some entry level $15hr type job nothing fancy
     
  4. sapient007

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    well then good luck finding "any" desk job... or you can start convincing people by putting some effort into a resume for a field you have interest/exp in
     
  5. zapvor

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    ok let me see what field i have interest in. thanks sap
     
  6. coolblue123

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    zap, like i said, after updating your resume; post it on monster.com. You'll get hits especially if you have a undergrad. You may not get a higher paying job, but it'll get your foot in the door.
     
  7. JRstriker12

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    True that, except for maybe TM.

    TMI PaulMan

    BTW- The last time I took my acura into service there was an red acura NSX and the plates read "Hentai." If I got asked if I wanted to go for a ride I may have to pass.
     
  8. JRstriker12

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    FWIW, it's a good thing to ask you friends and family about job openings, but you also need to have an idea of exactly what you're looking for. Even if you do some temp work, they will ask you what you're skilled at doing.
     
  9. zapvor

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    thanks cb and striker! i dont really have an exact idea yet. temp work sounds perfect to me right now
     
  10. datsveryinterestin

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    Who wants to meet me for a hit and let me demo their yonex ai98?
     
  11. downs_chris

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    I have an ai 100
     
  12. datsveryinterestin

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    Yuck. Me want 98. Darn
     
  13. coolblue123

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    ai100 is da bomb bomb bomb...

    I just swung with a 6.1 95s . feels really nice. wonder how big is the sweetspot?
     
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    Played a double header in 5.0 USTA league today. Longest day of the year (summer solstice). What heat I say? I'm going back to my club tomorrow for another double header.
     
  15. datsveryinterestin

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    I can now cross off the ol bucket list.. hitting a behind the back volley in competitive play
    and we won the point !

    6th match in a row where I start off playing 1.0 and finish 5.0. Guess im a 3.5!
     
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  16. coolblue123

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    anyone played with a yonex VCT97 310 b4?
    what's for lunch today?
    why are there 12 hot dog rolls when there are only 10 hot dogs in a pkg?
     
  17. McLovin

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    If you mean the original (e.g., 'non-G'), then yes. I used it for ~ 3 months last spring. Don't believe I've ever hit a better backhand w/ it, but couldn't keep the forehand in the court.

    Eventually I lost confidence in it & went back to my Pacifics.
     
  18. downs_chris

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    you are in full demo mode...what did you do with your Q5x's? if you still have them, can i weigh them and buy them if they are the right weight? haha
     
  19. coolblue123

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    how was the sweetspot? Don't tell it's the size of a dime? I heard it feels pretty nice when hitting above the middle.


    it's so sad. i've been in demo mode for the past year. At times, I think i would of opened a racquet museum if I don't sell those racquets.
    The Audi's got sold a month ago. The two racquets were nice but they kept on belittling me because it felt like I needed to hit the gym after i hit with them.
    Got 2 ai100's now and still loving them. Really string sensitive. One of the few sticks that I prefer poly over multi's over.
    Just sold my 105s. Thought i can string them tight and it'll be more controllable. Found out it was still taking out helicopters.
    So just got a VCT97 310 off of crappy bay for cheap. We'll see how it goes. Giving thin beams/ stiffer sticks a try. Only knock is that I would of preferred a 16x19 or a 16x18. i'll probably string it up looser with some thin gauge poly and a multi.
    And of course, still trying to grab a used V1Pro. it's still my almond joy...
     
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  20. McLovin

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    Sweet spot was OK. Not too small, but you do lose power on off-center shots. The 16x20 pattern is probably a bit tight for the frame. 16x19 would have been better.

    I was using 17g gut mains, 1.18mm poly crosses, and never broke a string.
     
  21. JRstriker12

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    FWIW - the 6.1 95s felt very average to me. Had a very hollow and tin-like ping to it. The parallel drilling is suppose to give a large sweet spot.
     
  22. downs_chris

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    CB, yeah - the Q5X is a beast frame...Paulman gave me some suggestions to cut the weight -- there's a light weight base grip, or going up a grip size, and using two overgrips instead...so i can probably get the weight in the mid 330s -- stock -- strung with light weight multi - it comes out to around 345...which is heavy for that length of a frame...
     
  23. JRstriker12

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    The Wookie is back hitting with Babolat. The Babolat Pure Strikes 16x19 feel really good. I still have to grove my forehand a bit, but I think that would come with time. Pure Strike feels great on my spin serve and it's more maneuverable on the backhand side. I hit some really nice slices when pulled wide.

    My match this week, took first set 6-1 off a very crafty lefty. We ran out of time at 2-2 and I just lost a tight tie break. Match was for fun, but I felt good hitting.

    Have to adjust a bit on the ball where it's just below shoulder height, I think the heavier prestige helped me there with a bit more plow-through for a flat shot, but I have to adjust and brush up a bit more with the Bab PS.
     
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    The one time I hit with Beast I liked it....besides the color.

    Downs hooked me up with some cyclone and I'm testing it out.
     
  27. downs_chris

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    cyclone is a solid poly that's one of my go to's...

    what's for lunch?
     
  28. JRstriker12

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    Left overs from our world cup watch party.
     
  29. coolblue123

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    KPs.
    I still got 10 sets of cyclone 18g when it was $4 a set.
    been using snakebite and powercord 17g as well. really liking it.

    got also some Prince premier as well.

    but my most prized collection are my two sets of pro supex rt ruff. dang I.miss them strings.
     
  30. JRstriker12

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    Ugh, trying to rebuild my tennis network to find people who want to hit. Not so fun.
     
  31. sapient007

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    10 chars .
     
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  32. datsveryinterestin

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    Blade98 rules. That is all.
     
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    WTH is wrong with that dude Suarez? dang...don't say it...pillow biter? haha
     
  34. datsveryinterestin

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    U elbow me in the face and I might bite u too!
    I have a soft spot for crazy people. We stick together.
    but seriously, italy is a dirty dirty team and has been for a long time.
    Dunno why an elbow to the face is not bad but a little love bite is so bad!
    Just a kiss really.
    brian mcbride prolly paid suarez to do it as payback
     
  35. downs_chris

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    What's for breakfast?

    I went back to the strike tonight for the second set of a critical match. Haha q5x was sluggish in the first. I was returning way better with the strike. Love that thing from the baseline.
     
  36. coolblue123

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    breakfast this am is a big bowl of veggies.
    Juicing is not really holding me till lunch (not even mid morning snack).

    what's for lunch?

    VCT 97 310 is coming sometime this week. From the SW, may need to add lead to increase plow. Prob will string it looser since it's a tighter stringbed and lighter racquet, any suggestions on a string setup? My choices are:

    Cyclone 18g
    GS Powercord 17g
    GS Snakebite 17g
    GS Syn Gut 17g
    Dunlop Hexy 17g
    Head RIP Control 17g
    Prince Syn Gut 17g
    Prince Premier 16g
    Mantis Comfort Syn Gut 16g
    Some other Mantis String 16g
    Gripper 16g
    Bab Nvy 16g

    Putting RIP Control on crosses nowadays, just want to get rid of it.

    My goodness, do I really have that much string at home?
     
  37. downs_chris

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    haha...that's not that much string...

    i was telling mclovin about my racquet switching mid (important) match yesterday...warmed up with the ai100...played the first set with the q5x...played the second set with the pure strike 16x19...haha
     
  38. coolblue123

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    man how you adjusted? Sounds like a Power Step down model. ai100 -> q5x -> Pure Strike.
     
  39. downs_chris

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    all of them had different strings too...one even had multi...i think the racquet pretty much doesn't matter...we are wasting our time chasing the perfect setup...

    but the perfect sammich...that's a different story...what's for lunch?
     
  40. coolblue123

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    Whoever thought that Sardines between two slices of bread...BRILLIANT! tried it with both the tomato chilli sauce and in oil. The one with oil taste alot better.
     
  41. JRstriker12

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    Dude must not eat. This is not the first time this happened.
     
  42. JRstriker12

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    How is RIP Control? I might be interested in trying it.
     
  43. downs_chris

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    it starts out kind of soft, and gets mushy after a few hits...if you are restringing every other time, then go for it! haha...fresh, it isn't half bad...i prefer a more crisp multi...
     
  44. coolblue123

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    u can take it... feels like tight twisty nylon. very low power, couldn't get used to the feel of it.
     
  45. coolblue123

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    my VC stick finally arrived! beam is amazingly thin and light I hope its as stable as TW tester say it is.
     
  46. downs_chris

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    Vc? Vcore tour 97?
     
  47. JRstriker12

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    Gets mushy but low powered?

    I might want to try it anyway. Been on my demo list for a while. Let me know when we can make exchange and grab some lunch.
     
  48. coolblue123

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    prob week after 7/4. Mondays and Wednesdays are best. let me know.
     
  49. coolblue123

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    yep 310's, just tailweighted it and slap some duct tape on. just need to string em up.
     
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    Feels low powered but will still trampoline random balls. Gobs of spin for a multi. No feel at all.
     

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