Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by zapvor, Apr 24, 2007.
Dont forget the Chipotlaway
1st hit with YYDR98... it was sublime! played exactly like i wanted it to play!
lots of spinny 20 ball rallies (which for me is amazing) and the feel was SO comfortable yet not too noodly like i found the ai98. just felt like the perfect racquet for me!
finally i have found the gRoat!
i could stock up with 12 of them jolly-style! wooot
puppy monkey baby!
nobody in twmac could use 12pack pure aero bag? double thermo insulated!
i hope none of you are walkin around with only 1 thermo compartment...it just looks... well kind of SAD really!
check my classified listings for more details homies!
gotta clear out some Wilson and Babolat gear to make way for Yonex!
i give extras for local pickup!
the wife is gonna kill me if she continues to see 6 racquets and 3 12 packs lying all over the house.
you gotta help me out! i know some of u are pullin in 200k! its tax time, write it off as charity deduction!
I'm trying to get rid of inventory as well!
have you tried the magical DR98? I didn't like the AI98 I demoed... maybe it was a messed up frame? cuz i literally couldn't hit one ball
over the net. zero spin or power for me.
but the DR98 feels awesome. can't believe i bought them without demoing.. but it turned out to be a brilliant decision!
plush but not too flexy in the throat. man, i played like a boss with it!
i used Maxim Touch17/MaxPower17 at 57/54.
Total gRoat-ness monster!
(i might still be honeymooning.. but i really think this is the ONE!
oh if only Auzzie and Downs knew this feeling! it would put the racquet companies out business!)
we still need to meet up buddy
I've been hitting w/ a player the last few months who can rival @downs_chris and @auzzieizm : @rc.hudson1 . And like you, he thought the DR98 was 'the one'. He bought one, hit (well) with it, and picked up two more the next day. Hell, he even grabbed a Yonex bag to boot.
Then, I saw him this weekend sporting his Pure Strike Tours...
Then we hit Sunday and he asked me to pick him up a Blade 98...
I know. That vcore tour 97 ain't going nowhere. It's got your name on it.
I have tried a friend's DR98 a few times. I liked it because it played just like the Ai98 but I wasn't 'wowed' by it. I wasn't 'wowed' by the Ai98 either the first time I tried it but I could definitely tell that it was a racquet that could replace my heavier PT280s. At the time I was looking to go to a lighter racquet. I have no complaints with the Ai98. At first I didn't like the muted feeling but it played so well that I was able to get over it.
I'll take his Yonex bag! if it's a 9 pack tour bag!
I've got 2 18x20 blades for him!
I really don't think this is gonna be a short fling with the DR98.
I'm in LURVE!
I also really liked the XI98 but switched to the Blade (which i played well with too).
But I think the SW of the newer Blades is just a touch to high for my glass wrists.
So I then decided to just go for massive spin with the APD for the 6th time (which i was playing great with too)
but the RPM 16 made volleys and even serves just feel horrible. I could have tried trying hybrids to make it better
but I just missed having more of a player's frame.
I could use Blade or DR98 but prefer the DR98 by just a little.
I used to change racquets because I played horribly with them and hoped that a new one would fix my problems... fortunately
now i play about the same with any racquet and it just comes down to personal preference and how i want to play.
cuz i'm AWESOME!
I think he returned the bag & frames since he never used them.
Repeat after me:
Hello. My name is @datsveryinterestin, and I'm a racquetaholic. Its been 5 days since my last racquet purchase...
you guys are worse than me
i've got Lux 4g 16g and RPM Blast 16g up for trade.
anybody got some Alu 16l, Max Power 17, Solinco HyperG,YY PTP yellow, WC SIlverstring 16l,Babolat Addiction, Yonex 850pro, or Isospeed Energetic?
oops, this is wrong thread... nevermind. well, if anybody local wants 4g or Blast16, let me know
lol i want some 17g
just flew back from KC.. still got 3 large bottles of Boulvard beer + prized full rack of ribs from Joes Kansas City (formally Oklahoma Joes).. dats, you can start bidding to pry these ribs off my hands. prob your only chance to try Oak Joes' BBQ
i'd rather have BURNT ENDS!
p.s. - i can get most of those beers at costco.
p.s.s. - not sure ribs can take travel and 40min of reheating in an oven and taste anything close to how they would fresh. but i dunno what fresh tastes like so leave them for me.
but im not hatin... bring that stuff over here... PRONTO!
glad you are back in time to experience this weekend's weather! welcome to the DEEP FREEZE!
lucky for you that you have stocked up on every REI basement sale! fleece and down jackets in every color!
i can hear SUP laughin at us idiots.
might as well move to cleveland!
the 1/2 lb of burn ends didn't make the whole trip.. they were consumed during my 2 hr wait for the flight along with a Z burger.
don't think you can get the smoke stack series of boulvard from costco.. but i could be wrong
ive seen 2 of the 3 beers. no quad.
mmm Burnt ends... i ate several pounds of them from WIllard's in Chantilly but that is as close to OKJoes as Bud is to Dogfish. sigh.. one day!
I like the Ai 98 Pj better...
I completely forgot about Maxim Touch. I can't remember, does the string last at all? Has anyone tried Alpha Gut 2000? Are full multi string beds in??
@McLovin, what frames are you dealing out of the trunk of the car these days? Anything I would like?
MT17 feels great.. but no, it doesn't last very long. Snapped 2 mains yesterday, ok grommet sheer from a mishit..doh. It also notches pretty easily. I like it but think I need to start testing 16g multis. isospeed like that junior? they don't even sell it down under do they? how'd he get it? weird.
down under junior has poly poly hybrids going on...
I have access to Pacific & ProKennex.
One frame I have that's not available to the masses is a Pro Stock Pacific X Force Pro PJ of a Fischer Rev Pro Classic 98 +1.5cm. They were made for Andrei Golubev before he switched to Head:
I love the frame, but its a tad heavy and my shoulder can't take it for more than two sets.
Wait... @auzzieizm, are you back in the states visiting? If so, we need to get together & hit. @downs_chris is in Colorado now, but he's returning tomorrow.
auzzie! where are you nowadays. i want my revenge. i think when we played you beat me 6-0 in like 6 min
My experience with Maxim was that is pretty decent at first. But when its starts losing tension its goes pretty quick. Im sensitive to strings with too much power to begin with and Maxim just gets too powerful too fast for me to stick with it.
I still havent found a multi close to good ole X-1 Biphase
auzzie reunion meet up! free sappy restaurant reviews included
nice try zap. i'm not meeting anyone this wkd. gonna eat my ribs and drink my beer in p-ce to the shizzle
Thanks for the invite @sapient007. I'll be by around 5ish for some ribs & beer. Please make sure the ribs are warm & the beer cold. I really don't like waiting around...
by teh way thanks for the free chipotle! how do i subscribe to the sappy-food-newsletter
so this mean i have to go at 4ish to beat mclovin
like i told you before, if you want free food.. join a tech meetup that is sponsored by any large company (meetup.com).. there is one ~ every night in this area. you literally can not go hungry if you just show up to those events regularly
its payday... blow some cash! cmon!
yea but i am going to sitting there pretending i know the difference between HTML and SSD drives. they are going to be be like 'who is this guy that's going on about how great reddit is, and why does he have a tennis racket with him"........
wait i know i will tag along with you and hide behind you!
i will take the blades.........
If you are willing to give the Ai98s a chance again, I have 2 mint ones I would offer up for a trade. I have always wanted to try both those racquets lol. Never played with an APD before and the last blade I tried was a kBlade and I liked it very much.
ok Zap, i knew i could count on you! plz see my classified posting! don't forget, extra Sampras dampener for TWMAC!
i'm recording my instructional twisted wrister serve video too that will be given to the lucky buyer!
p.s. - back in my tech days, there were always strange people that seemed like they didn't belong (like me!). you could probably call yourself Reddit specialist and chow down without any problems. man this one weirdo i worked with had some sort of Palm Pilot or Newton or something that he swore was the best device that could ever be built... just get one of those and claim to be Newton specialist.
or sign up for free Chipotle burrito. im headed there now to claim my freebie! woohooo
Dats pretty much has it figured out.
Show up with an apple message pad and say how you were in on apple in 97 before apple was mainstream.
Then just talk smack about Microsoft and how android sucks while eating lunch meat and cheese trays.
zapvor... u kind of got this hacker vibe about u anyway. i think ur golden. but get a Newton as a gimmick just in case somebody chats u up
no trades. just selling for cash money yoz!
why even chat. you are in a room full of overweight + anti social folks.. believe me, no one will/want to talk to you.
p.s.s going to st.louis to try their bbq.. I'm eyeing this unless someone can convince me otherwise. http://www.theshavedduck.com/.
^^ i've already tried pappy's smokehouse
my paypal account shows no money deposited. wth
however, there is some suspicious activity about 2 oscar meyers and a pert plus?
no deal Zap4!
my estate accidentally sent 20,000 USD to your paypal account for the procurement of your classified ad. I understand this mistake is a result of our accounting error and will properly compensate you for your troubles. Will you kindly send me 2,000 USD to my paypal account (firstname.lastname@example.org) and keep the remaining 18,000 USD for our mistake. thanks and may god bless you.
- zap mandela
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