Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by zapvor, Apr 24, 2007.
It seems like you guys have had a mild summer, no?
It seems that way. Not as many scorching hot days as I recall from the past summers. And there was quite a bit of rain as well. I had more softballs games cancelled and delayed then i remember by far.
yeah...soo much rain early on...i had an outdoor tennis league that was supposed to end about a month ago -- but all the rescheduled matches are now going into late september...haha
what's for lunch people?
Lunch is dim sum.
Don't eat rust!!! I like the sound of "smoker and gas grill in one". IMO charcoal often delivers the best taste. If it's just me and the gf, or a few peeps, I prefer smaller grills over those huge clunky ones!
lunch was chipotle.
so whos going to us open?
Just came back from toronto. So tired. Cant believe that their traffic is so bad that they have HOV lanes from 6am to 11pm. But construction everywhere, definitely alot of opportunities there. Conversion was great. 1usd to 1.33cad.
So 7 hours of the day anyone can use HOV there? Wow!
This is off of the toronto ferry. They have their city park and beach off of an island.
Yep. Funny thing is they have something called a games permit. Its basically a permit for major sports officals, players and folks going to a game to use the HOV lanes. I guess they dont like folks being late for games.
mclovin sighting with a new pacific frame...
wow CB i was expecting pics of plates with food haha
i need a new pacific....and i just got a wilson instead =/
what frame did you get? i just dumped a ton of frames that i just had sitting around for a while...8 of them...haha...still have 3 or 5 more i could ditch too...
back with the yonex ai100 for now...
I went to Toronto a few years back and also took a pic of the CN tower.
Disclaimer - I have never in fact been to Toronto
been hitting bartaco in reston town center .. pretty good.
i've been once...it was pretty good...drinks were good too
Playing with an ai98. Will 2 more square inches make a significant difference? Always wondered. I can always tell from a 85/90 to a 95/97 but not sure if I can when just going 2 sq in b/w similar frames.
well, not only is it 2 sq inches bigger - but it's a thicker beam...more power...and a different beast completely but other than that...haha
ai98 is definitely more controlled, but who needs that? you do get more spin out of the ai100 which i enjoy...although mclovin "forced" me to buy a new pacific frame...haha this is coming soon:
Wasup tennis Peeps?
I'm back from Hilton Head. Only got one tennis clinic in, but that's pretty good considering we had three kids (including 3 yr old twins) in tow.
Clinic at Palmetto Dunes was decent, but the pro stuck me with the weaker group 3.0-3.5 group while the 4.0-4.5 group was on the other court. This wouldn't have been so bad since most of the clinic was drills off of ball feeds, until we split into competitive singles drills. I think there was one person there who managed to get my forehand back.
To make matters worse there was a tennis parent there who had a daughter in the clinic and he spent the whole time barking at her "swing harder, keep your arm straight, hold the racket tighter, etc...) sort of made the whole thing less fun for me.
It always good when the armchair coach is yelling stuff that aint even what you are supposed to do. Why would you hold the racket tight and with a straight arm
Or they are always good for the generic so general they cant be wrong advice. "Keep it in play to stay in the point"
This reminds me of coaching baseball this season.
We had a kid on the baseball team who had parents like that when he was in JV and a little when he was getting winter instruction the coach actually told the father when hes here you are paying me to teach him the game so let me teach him the game. We thought it was going to be a problem with them this year. We were planning on him being that starting 2d base if he could hit the ball. He could not hit the ball. We had other kids that could not hit either so we tried to rotate him at right filed. I think he may have made contact one time in 30 or 40 at bats. Misplayed some balls in right field to boot.
Dad and GDad would yell at him to not pull off the ball (general advice) but would never go further into it. He would take like 3 or 4 small strides further and further away (towards 3B) never straight to the pitcher. We could never get him to not do this during game situations or live BP. But off the tee or soft toss he was fine. Turns out he is simply afraid of the ball. Even after I hit him a couple times in BP so he could tell it was not no big deal. If you know how to rid someone of being afraid of the ball please let me know. As of this post I have to figure it out. In my mind the kid could have been decent ball player if not for that fact.
When it was time to play our game at ripken stadium under the lights he was benched and we called up a freshman who at least didnt strike out all the time.
We gave the kid every chance to prove himself and he didnt.
That's what cool about tennis and baseball. You cant hide the weaknesses.
wtf? what were you selling?
got the PS 100LS
everything! yonex tour f 97, yonex si 98, prince textreme 95, 2 pro staff 97s, pacific bx2 fast pro 100, head radical mp ltd, prince classic graphite 100 and a babolat pure control tour...ok, maybe that was 9 frames...i have a couple rando frames i could get rid of too (old ones) - but my closet is cleared now! just bought a bunch of asics gear...haha...
sticking with the weighted up ai100 for now...
wtf man you dont even try to hook me up?
oops? you could've placed bids on all of them...on flea bay!
ohh i thought you meant tt
downs, i heard the bx2 fast pro has more power than the ai100. Is it sold yet?
sorry - everything i listed there was sold! the bx2 fast pro hmm - it's definitely much heavier to swing...i'm not sure if i would say it has less power - i thought it was comparable -- just more sluggish to get around...i wish it was more headlight...it kind of has a more muted feel too than the yonex (pacific frames have this really dampened feel to it...)
Sounds like you just needed to add some lead the the grip. Then you could have gotten up the required weight of 13oz.
13 oz is NOT in my wheel house...haha, right around 12 is good for me...
Sounds like the pk q5x from awhile back.
Mclovin, any news on the new pk frames? Any different from the previous model.
TW US never seems to have the Monfils versions. I'm not liking the looks of the fall collection.
Nothing, although I haven't inquired. I believe the last 'new' frame was the QTour 300, which actually looks like a nice frame. But I've been salivating over the resurrection of the Pro No 1 by Pacific for 4 months, so one can say I've been a bit preoccupied...
Very nice! I went through a fire sale a few years back and reduced my 20+ racquet inventory down to my PSC 6.1s (high school frames) and some PT280s. Collecting dust in the closet probably til my kids can wield a 27 in. racquet.
these fire sales seem to happen multiple times a year for me -____- haha
what's for lunch? grilled something?
Currently trying to decide if its worth playing USTA singles league. Half of of me is on yes, the other half is like.... meh, play tennis without a league/ hassle/ schedule/ fees.
Also picked of the last pair of white and silver lunar court balistecs from TW on sale <3
Striker, I would say if you get the same level of enjoyment from playing randomly with friends then don't worry about it.
But USTA always gave me an easy way to compete with strangers and see different styles os of games and meet different kinds of people.
Yeah, I like the competition, but trying to schedule around ti can be a hassle. I think I'm going to do it. Need to put the new nikes to work.
Striker: just go pro. $$$
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