Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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

  1. hollywood9826

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    TF Bags are the best.

    Im not the best of guys for makin somebody run becasue the longer a point goes the higher chances of me losing it. :)

    Sapients pal out there in bethesda told me he wants to practice returning my serve. That seems to be recurring theme with most peeps i hit with :)
     
  2. Topaz

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    Got it! Thanks...maybe there will be some cookies in your future? ;)
     
  3. Sup2Dresq

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    On my way TFM!

    Sapient, coordinate with TFM if you want to meet up.. I'm on route.

    Hollywood, I'll call you after or during my excursion with TFM.. unless you want to meet us for lunch. You know my number. I have your racquets all strung up, with specs taped to the throat.. and stenciled.

    P.S. Stencil is a requirement with my stringing services.
     
  4. tfm1973

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    hollywood already chimed in but he's also another big tecnifibre bag guy. the novelty of being one of the few to use tecnifibre sticks has seemed to worn off though. i may have to switch from my t-fight 320's to maybe vantage customs. that way NOBODY will have the same gear as me. muahahahaaha! :twisted:

    what's for lunch? sup are you there?
     
  5. hollywood9826

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    Needs no answer any more As I will be enroute shortly.


    Auctioner: Our first item is a pair of panties confiscated from a prostitute.
    Quagmire: Fifty bucks.
    Auctioner: She had nine STDs.
    Quagmire: Forty-five bucks.
    Auctioner: And when we caught her she wet herself.
    Quagmire: Fifty bucks.


    That is all
     
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  6. tfm1973

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    HOLLYWOOD -- looks like we are doing lunch / racquet drop off at Crisfield Seafood in Silver Spring. 11:30ish meet up time.

    Crisfield Seafood Restaurant
    (301) 589-1306
    8012 Georgia AveSilver Spring, MD
     
  7. TheJRK

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    <magically appears and looks around>

    Did someone say cookies???

    <disappears>
     
  8. tfm1973

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    there were no cookies at lunch today. just sup, hollywood, sapient, me and A LOT of fried seafood. there was also a good amount of beer.

    sapient: you guys wanna get a pitcher of beer?
    sup: i can't say no.
    me: sure.
    hollywood: i don't mind

    after finishing off the first pitcher.

    sapient: you guys wanna get another one. . .
    sup: i can't say no.
    hollywood: i'd like to but i gotta get back to work.
    me: who are you? did topaz bring any cookies?
     
  9. Sup2Dresq

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    Sapient,

    Let us know you made it back to work okay. You were a little red...

    TFM,

    You never told me the tension you wanted your racquets strung??!!!
     
  10. tfm1973

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    2 Tecnifibre Spinfires at 52 pounds please.

    2 ALU Roughs at 64 pounds please.

    1 with Full Maxim Touch at 52 pounds please. (will pay for the string).

    Oh and absolutely zero rush on the strings. I'm taking a few days off from tennis and letting my weak blistered hands heal.

    :)

    Good call and location for lunch. I've got another hour of pretending I'm slaving away and then I'm going home and taking a nap.
     
  11. f1 tech

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    sounds like a great life! :)
     
  12. tfm1973

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    F1 tech -- you mean my life?! no no. you should meet and hit with Sup. he's the one with the life to envy.

    as for us hitting - yes i know how it is with the advance notice. i got a little one and i gotta let the little woman at home know well in advance when i'm playing. any of you fools without kids who want to improve your tennis game - the easiest way to improve your game is to NOT have kids. ;)
     
  13. Sup2Dresq

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    Ok.. no problem

    Just curious.. why are you stringing the Poly's tighter? I can seem to reason why?/ Most polys actually say to string 10% lower than the tension you normally string with non-polys.. since its so stiff.

    I'll string them up after topaz and some others. They should be ready to go soon.
     
  14. tfm1973

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    oh you mean the 2 ALU Roughs? i am trying to see if i can't string these up higher with the idea that in 2 weeks or so when i pop or cut out Spinfires - that they'll be at or around the tension i like which is low 50's.

    wasn't a clear consensus on whether this was a viable strategy. your thoughts?
     
  15. Sup2Dresq

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    That you had too many beers. The racquet willl lose say 2-5 lbs and top off.... the most. I remember my friend did that same thing.. left one of his 6 racquets with poly in his bag for a month. Took it out.. measure it with a string tensioner (normal practice for him) and it went down only 3-5lbs.

    So that is my thought.. too much beer and thick, chunky soup for TFM...

    Still want to go with the theory?
     
  16. tfm1973

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    no i want more of that soup.

    and i would like the ALU Roughs at 56 pounds.

    and i want another bowl of that soup. i actually make a decent bowl of crab soup but they put huge chunks of claw meat in that soup. i likey.

    you *******s also suck for making me drink on a work day. and then making me go back to work. that is all.
     
  17. McLovin

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    tfm - Have you used Spinfire & ALU Rough before? I'm just curious as I've tried the Spinfire, but didn't like it as much as what I currently use (really thin Kevlar blend / Gut). I haven't gotten around to the ALU Rough.

    I've introduced a Spinfire/Synthetic blend to many of the people I string rackets for, and they all love it. Me...eh...I felt it was too soft.
     
  18. tfm1973

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    this is my first time using Spinfire. i'm fairly sure i'm going to hate it but i'm open to the idea. most threads and people posting have said it's good in hybrid but by itself it's harsh and loses tension rather quickly.

    i've hit with ALU Rough before. it's definitely more expensive than many other poly's but i think it plays great. loads of spin and of course durability and i enjoy the way it feels. i like my poly strings the way i like my women -- muted and not moving.

    i'm more curious about the maxim touch that sup's recommended. a multi with a poly coating. sounds intriguing. i must be a sucker for crazy gimmicks.

    me: so you're saying it's natural gut coated with a thin layer of bacon and old bay seasoning? and after it pops i can eat it? i'll take a reel!
     
  19. sapient007

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    nice.. took a nice nap after all the food and beer expanded in my stomach.. sweeeeet
     
  20. Topaz

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    Hmmm, I'm pretty sure I didn't bring any cookies.

    Some of us, you know, *work* for a living! ;)

    Really, it is just the jealousy talking here...carry on.
     
  21. PurePrestige

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    Sup. Whats the plan for tonight, Shcmad has to come and drink too.

    Lemme know if you're around, and prepare yourself. You gotta be able to keep up with a real drinker.

    Where to go for dinner hrmmmm.
    Whats a good place for dinner folks.
     
  22. sapient007

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    i heard you are partying up in adams morgan. i assume you are with a large crowd so go to lauriol plaza. it's right on 18th and short stroll to the bars.

    don't drink too hard
     
  23. hollywood9826

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    My friend I graduated with in high school with is the executive chef of this place.

    http://www.poshdc.com/
     
  24. hollywood9826

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    And thanks again for stringin up those sticks sup. In a couple weeks here ill have all 4 of those guys and we can attempt to match them up. The only issue is the grip size. 2 are 1/4 and 2 are 3/8. the 1/4/ were built up to 3/8 but i took them off to see if i liked it. Couldn't tell much diff, but we might as well make them all the same.


    Ill let you know what i think of them strings. Yellow is kinda weird lookin but oh well. Also I have never used 16g string so that will be new as well.

    It was nice eatin lunch with you guys. i got a kick of how mesmerized you were with my old bay consumption.

    I also stopped by J.O Spice and got me 5lb tub of the good stuff and another 5er for my friends dad. I took it over there and his 1st words. "Oh man you got the good stuff"
     
  26. hollywood9826

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    Post barrage from me

    but if you ever go to HDG visit this spot and have them steam up some crabs with the black seasoning as well. They are awesome

    Prices Seafood
     
  27. Topaz

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    Hey Birthday Boy! If you send me your address (send me an email through my profile) you may just be surprised one day!

    That is, if you can remember your address after tonight.

    Sap and Hwood - TTC is working fine tonight. *taking deep breath* I'm going to call and cancel the appointment. But thank you for all your help...and I'm sure I'll have to try some of those things eventually...just don't want to get up at 6am on a Saturday for the tech guy to look at me like I'm insane.
     
  28. sapient007

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    sup. tx for directing me to yulite's videos. they made a ton of sense
     
  29. Sup2Dresq

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    I actually like the look of the strings better than the redcode.. way way way too much red. Overload! Just my opinion.

    Your Old Bay consumption is quite impressive.
     
  30. sapient007

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    aight hollywood, going to the crab place you've mentioned. have to buy a cell phone charger first and phone out of juice but should be there ~4-5pm?? give me a call if you want to join us.
     
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  31. PurePrestige

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    Hey everybody, the MAC's gone quiet this weekend. I guess we all are just as saddened by the rain. I'm dyin to hit with the MAC members now that i'm back, but its been these nice spring typhoons since i've been here.

    The MAC Todai visit has gotta happen. Totally siked for this.

    Also, I survived being 21, but only just barely...
     
  32. JRstriker12

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    Congrats PP - give me a week to finish up the grad school stuff. I'll be up for some hitting. I'm on the last page of my paper that due today :shock: - have two finals next week.

    I'd be up for some Todai too - that in fairfax?

    Kinda jealous though - Looks like TFM gets to eat 1/2 off:
    http://www.todai.com/locations.php
    5 feet & under 1/2 Price
    ;)
     
  33. Topaz

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    Yes, I'm considering building an ark. Who's in?

    Glad you survived PP!
     
  34. PurePrestige

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    Barely made it thru, hopefully I did Sup and the MAC proud with the amounts of beverages I demolished. Reckless. Yes. Dangerous. Yes. But I read a list of some sort of things to do in your lifetime, and one of them was drink a fifth by yourself, that was accomplished in the course of the night. Among other stuff.

    I'm down with building an ark, will it have indoor courts? and cookies! I gotta bake some cookies...

    I'm so excited for Todai, I found out they have birthday vouchers that you get a free meal your next visit if you go on your birthday....but I didn't go on my birthday, so I made an angry face. >:-O
    To die at To-dai, is one of my lifetime goals I think. Death by sushification. Ah, bliss. I think other MAC members will be able to relate.
     
  35. Topaz

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    Of course the ark will have plenty of indoor courts and lots of cookies. :) Though, I'm worried that you are PWD (posting while drinking).

    Not that there's anything really *wrong* with that per say...

    ;)
     
  36. PurePrestige

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    Nonono, not drinking for a little while. The liver is a wonderfully resilient organ, heals quickly. Provided you don't repeatedly destroy it, i've seen The Libertine. I know what can happen, hahah.

    No drinking for me for quite a bit. The amount that was processed by my body on my birthday...*shudder*...would scare the children.
     
  37. Sup2Dresq

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    TFM,

    I measured your racquets. Here they are (racquets without any grips)

    1-306g 31 9/10cm
    2-300g 31 6/10cm
    3-301g 32 0/0 cm
    4-299g 31 9/10cm
    5-301g 31 5/10cm

    Thats a big swing on frames.

    Do you want them matched to the heaviest or an attempt to make them factory (320g w/ grip and 31 cm).

    Let me know
    Sup.
     
  38. PurePrestige

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    Sup, did I recall this wrong. Did you get an RDC machine??? or just access to one?
    Anyway to get my rackets RDC'd up for Swingweight? also accurate static weight would be awesome. I don't have a scale. hahah.
     
  39. sapient007

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    here's sorta how my wkd of eating debauchery started

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  40. Sup2Dresq

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    ^^^

    Did you put an orange in your Blue Moon beer? Its wonderful!
     
  41. Sup2Dresq

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    I'm sharing one at the moment.

    Dare I ask which racquet you want "RDC'd" up?
     
  42. tfm1973

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    :shock: wow! i knew they were different but i wasn't sure just how much. yikes. please match to the heaviest one (306 grams) and the most headlight (is that the 32 cm balance?).
     
  43. tfm1973

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    sapient - those crab look a bit on the small side but i'm still drooling. is that thumber tearing apart that poor crab?

    a tennis session followed by todai would be fun. PP i nominate you for the organization committee. you're not only the president of sushi club for men, you're also a client.
     
  44. Sup2Dresq

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    Quality control my man, thats why kids shouldnt do drugs, and if you buy more than one racquet, you better get them matched.. or at the very least buy a used one that is lighter than the specs you want.

    I'll go ahead and make them 306 with 32 cm balance.
     
  45. tfm1973

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    thank you Sups. yeah just the variance in specs is amazing. all over the place. i would imagine 306 grams + 25 grams for leather grip + 15 grams string = 345 grams total weight. that seems kinda high but maybe it's not really.

    i'm eager to see how they play now. my blister and cuts on my hand are all healed up too so it looks like the TFM is back. back to what i'm not entirely sure. probably mediocrity. but i'm back!

    anyone up for a hit this week?
     
  46. McLovin

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    Sup - For how long will you have access to the RDC machine? If we hit this week, I'd like to hand you one of my PC+ to see what the stiffness is.

    I'm giving serious consideration to a Vantage during the next sale, And the specs on my racket are supposed to be 71. It's pretty much impossible to find a thin-beamed, heavy racket in today's world with a stiffness of 71. However, I am curious to know exactly where my stick is after all these years.

    The stiffest Vantage offers is 70.
     
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  47. Sup2Dresq

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    I'm in the market for a RDC machine. I'm currently testing a local MRT's RDC used machine. I may buy new.

    Short story, I will use it today for TFM's and probably buy a new one in the next couple weeks. A new toy!

    I'm pretty cheap in charging string jobs (mainly cause its my therapy during rainy days.. but customization is time consuming. I think TW charges $20 bucks, but I'm probably going to be lower.) TFM's is free cause I like the SOB and cause he appreciates a good seafood bisque soup. No seriously.. the rain has made me delirious and I never gave him a price up front.

    I measured hollywoods and TFM's racquet. As well as mine and Shcmad's. TFM's was the craziest. His racquet should be close to the SW of the heaviest racquet. The machine I'm using is an older Prince model and I'm pretty sure its not as accurate the babolat RDC or newer Prince version.


    Enough with my rambling. I won't be around the machine all this week.. I hope to be on the tennis court!
     
  48. tfm1973

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    SOB?! me?! ;)

    tell you what Sup -- i'll take you out to lunch. korean bbq and soju.

    quick question though -- doesn't 340-350 grams total weight seem kinda high? or is that essentially what i've been playing with all these years? maybe i'm a lot stronger than i think i am?

    mclovin -- i don't know how you play with those ultra stiff racquets. just the thought of it is making my wrist and elbow hurt. i betcha your clavicle or whatever bone you broke was from the crazy vibrations of your pure control+ and your shoulder just shattered. are you back on the courts yet?
     
  49. Sup2Dresq

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    My guess your racquet strung and with a leather grip will probably be around 335g or about 11.8oz. Thats not heavy, but substantial (awaits TFM joke).
     
  50. tfm1973

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    it's early morning and my brain doesn't work that well. obligatory joke?

    i like my racquets the way i like my women -- heavy and wrapped in leather?

    can i pick up the racquets from you in Va. or will you be in DC or MD today?

    what's for lunch people? i'm starving.
     

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