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  1. i string (alpha revo)
     
  2. Sup2Dresq

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    For $50 bucks, gas money and 2 beers, I will travel up to you to show you how to string. Just make sure you ordered a starting clamp. Otherwise, order new grommets for your racquets.
     
  3. sapient007

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    i string. (sports authority)
     
  4. sapient007

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    dating site for those of you that are ultra nighters.. if you are still stumbling around when the garbage truck rolls by (~5am) this is for you

    http://www.zombieharmony.com/
     
  5. NiteFly

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    How about I lend you my chainsaw and a 6 pack! I did get a starting clamp.
    Throw in a forehand clinic, and Ill add three shots of Grand Marnier.
     
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    I didn't know you were 40; you don't look a day over 39 - and three-quarters. :)
     
  7. NiteFly

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    I heard they were super cheap. What do you pay there?
     
  8. zapvor

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    i do. i will be happy to string your racket for free. MrHan on MAC strings too. We dont live that close though. i didint know Josh strings.
     
  9. MegacedU

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    Thanks for all your help with the voting guys.
     
  10. NiteFly

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    Zap - I just ordered a stringer and I got mess of string to experiment with. My first test will be a Kevlar/Syn Gut hybrid. Once I get it all sorted out, Ill teach my 11 year old to string and put her to work :)
     
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    How long does it take you to do a racket? I think the model I got is basically a revo on a stand.
     
  12. sapient007

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    the authority just charges the stringing in their cost of the strings. so 20 bucks with string, not bad at all
     
  13. JRstriker12

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    Nitefly, you may want to talk to sup and others about stringing Kevlar. Some strings are more difficult to string up than others.
     
  14. Topaz

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    Do not...I repeat...DO NOT take your racquet to sports authority/*****/etc etc etc for stringing. Unless you know the stringer, and you *know* that they know what they are doing. And still, you're better off just taking it to them privately.

    I've heard SA takes 2 weeks to get your racquet back...ridiculous!!!!
     
  15. sapient007

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    how was sushi?
     
  16. Topaz

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    Mini-meet went well. Started off with just me, JRK, and Sup (who spent some time in his chair, some time playing around with various racquets...I suspect he played with pain in his shoulder!!! 30 lashes with a wet noodle for Sup!). Then Vitaly showed up, then MAGMA showed up! Yes, Magma is alive, well, and about to get married in a week and a half! Congrats Magma!!! Very nice to see him again, and hopefully he'll be around more once the knot gets tied.

    Then Sappy and Thumber showed up for the last hour.

    Personally, I played like crap and my foot was really bothering me. Hard to play tennis when every step you take kinda...freakin' hurts! It is fine now, just overdid it today (also played earlier).

    Post meet refreshments were had by a few of us, but it didn't appear to be anyone's birthday! Oh well! No pictures of sombreros!
     
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    No sushi. Cap City. Wine. Food. Dead cow...fries...dead squid...that sort of thing.
     
  18. sapient007

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    how did you have your dead cow? medium or well?
     
  19. ShcMad

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    I'm glad to hear you guys had a nice meet today.
    Magma is getting married?! Isn't he like 18-years old?


    Anyways, I found this browsing through the forums:

    Nads: 1800 - 4900; 3200 AVG
    Fed: 1400 - 4500; 2700 AVG
    A-Rod: 1400 - 4200; 2700 AVG
    Safin: 900 - 3300; 2200 AVG
    Hewitt: 1300 - 3700; 2200 AVG
    Agassi: 1200 -3300; 1900 AVG
    Sampras: 1000 - 3400; 1800 AVG

    Apparently, these are the RPM numbers published on the Tennis Mag sometime ago. I would imagine TFM's would fall somewhere in the 500 AVG category.
     
  20. Topaz

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    Best of both worlds Sappy...medium well. I like my dead cow no longer moo-ing.
     
  21. Topaz

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    :shock::shock:Is that why he only drank lemonade???


    Oh dear...the young one is catching on quickly!!!
     
  22. sapient007

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    my ears were ringing,.
     
  23. zapvor

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    oooooo awesome. what did you get? now that you have a brand new toy, you shoudl give me the ball machine :p

    its kinda difficult at first, but once you knwo what you are doing it gets easier. i dont know about child labor though....much thanks to MrHan and YuLite for all their knowledge and insight and patience(Han)

    why kevlar?
     
  24. Topaz

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    Did you answer them?

    I crack myself up!
     
  25. sapient007

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    sup: how do i incorporate more leg in to my groundies? last time you only covered how to swing. think i'm ready for lesson 2 if you are offering.

    topaz: you got to all my drop shots within 2 bounces.. maybe the rest of the guys warmed u up pretty good before i got there.
     
  26. JRstriker12

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    Easy - bend your knees!!! That it all.
     
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    shcmad - can you play dubs at 7pm in Reston?

    Me and Xisbum need a 4th.

    JR
     
  28. ShcMad

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    Is this gonna take place tomorrow? If it is, I probably can't do it since I'll be playing tennis with Zapvor and PP starting around 3 or 4.
     
  29. JRstriker12

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    Yeah, it's tomorrow at 7pm. If you are hitting with Zap and PP, then don't sweat it.

    JR
     
  30. ShcMad

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    Yes, yes. That is why he only drank lemonade and non-alcoholic beer.

    And, no, I'm not catching on quickly. Tfm started the war by dissing my lack of topspin (Not to mention his isn't very impressive either). ;)
     
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    Sorry, JR. Had I found out about this earlier, I might have scheduled the day differently.

    I hope you do find someone else. How about Skunk? Is she free or is she too busy chasing guys that she found at match.com?
     
  32. JRstriker12

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    I think skunk is looking to hit Saturday. I can't hit weekends at all right now.
     
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    ... and that would still be about 600 RPM's more than your groundies. :lol:

    aight Schmad. i'll stop messing with you about your topspin. i think you hit a very good heavy stroke with a lot of pace but your margin of error is practically zero. it often looks like you have three results possible with your stroke.

    1 - gorgeous deep shot that lands 2 inches from the baseline. often an outright winner.
    2 - hits the back fence on the rise. either gets stuck in the fence or goes through.
    3 - smacks the netcord and makes a loud THWAP. everyone is impressed. ball is still on the wrong side of the net.

    you could hit softer and let gravity bring the ball down but who wants to hit softer? i'd rather see you hit with a lot more spin which would let you hit with even more pace. but what do i know. i'm just the guy with 500rpm groundies.

    i betcha Auzzie has groundies in the 1500-2000 range. i wish we had equipment to test that.
     
  34. auzzieizm

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    Can anyone play like at 1 today somewhere in Arlington??? Vitaly, are you doing anything?
     
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    sappy. here's how:

    1 - first get yourself a big ole turkey leg.
    2 - stop by your favorite Sports Authority.
    3 - ask them to attach the turkey leg to your racquet. inside the handle for more control or at the tip for more power.
    4 - pay $25
    5 - avoid the temptation to eat the turkey leg before you get home.

    [​IMG]
     
  36. zapvor

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    Jr! if you like you are more than welcome to join us. xisbum too. shcmad will pay for your guest fees;)
     
  37. zapvor

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    wow. thats pretty good. i dont think that leg has enough mass though.
     
  38. sapient007

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    i'm more curious how he dug up that picture.
     
  39. tfm1973

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    sappy you wanna do lunch today?

    how was the hitting session yesterday guys?
     
  40. Sup2Dresq

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    TFM,

    I'm downloading the pictures from the meet yesterday. Topaz did a small wrap up, but with no "gift" for gab.

    So after my pictures are posted will you understand this summary:

    -TheJRK resembles and plays like the 80's cartoon Plastic Man.
    -Magma showed up and hasn't changed. I suspect he is related to Cher
    -Topaz not only felt the wrath of drop shots for the first hour, but TheJRK has done something to her that I hadn't seen in a long time: A lob drop shot (Lob, hits in front of her, bounces over her head.. bounces a couple times behind her).
    -I played like I usually play, but complained that we weren't drinking. Then at the bar, the beer sucked. Tasted like crap with fizz.
    -Sappy showed up wearing nice Nike outfit.
    -Thumber came around immediately and sat next to me. She was cheery, happy and talkative. I quickly realized there was a burning smell and the small sound of a fan. Obviously Sap tried to reprogram her and it was taking up too much juice. I am not falling for it.
    -We talked about TFM like he was McDonalds menu item: Fat, Easy and full of bad stuff. Obviously we love Mcdonald's stuff.

    Pictures downloading.
     
  41. little_e

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    TFM or anyone else here that has used both I have a leather question. Which TW leather grip is most like the Babolat or just get the Babolat because its only 2.00 more?
     
  42. sapient007

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    retirement luncheon today. leaving in an hour

    i thought my tennis was bad enough to call it quits. i don't foresee myself getting any better

    is PP up for a buffet eating competition between tfm?? if so we need to set something up next week??

    will there be poker this wkd? will there be kickball??
     
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    TheJRK is suppose to check on his condo's game room situation. Maybe Saturday Poker. TFM needs to start finding an excuse.
     
  44. Xisbum

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    Topaz, no gift for gab?:shock: Wow.

    Drop lob - LOL.

    Yawn. Just getting up; just hate these days off, don't you? Need lots of rest to prepare for big dubs match tonight with JRstriker, who is thirsting for some payback from our last meeting. Have to be sharp for the Champion.

    Wife insists on seeing Brendan Fraser in Journey to the Center of the Earth this afternoon. She likes Brendan in anything, especially 3D, and I have always liked Jules Verne ever since I helped him break into the publishing world. Nice kid, but a bit serious, kinda like TFM - very scientific and analytical. I told him to put a little fiction into his science, and he just might sell some books.:)

    Hey, TFM, know what my SSN is? 000-000-0002. Should have been 0001, but some old lady behind me said my toe was on the line. First foot fault ever called in SSN history. I think it was Lady Topaz' great-great-great grandmother, cause when they tossed her the pen to sign up, it bounced - and bounced - and bounced.
     
  45. sapient007

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    you have no idea how much grief topaz has received due to those 5 words :)
     
  46. tfm1973

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    little e -- i was using the TW leather that is thicker with wider strips. i found it to be more cushioned and comfy than the babolat. i would imagine the not as thick one with thinner strips would be similar to the babolat. but then again you already know the babolat one is the most like the babolat one. :) oh and if it matters (if you don't play with an overgrip) -- the TW leather was more tacky. in my opinion anyway.

    sappy -- so no lunch. fine. i'm not so sure that i could beat PP at a buffet. he's a big boy. plus you saw how well i did at the last buffet. not so great.

    suppy -- i find it hard to believe the thumber-bot would sit next to you on her own. obviously she's been programmed to try and make you believe she's really human. also i didn't mention this before but at the italian restaurant the other night -- i never saw her eat. she drank some wine but i'm sure that was just for show. sappy also let it slip that night that he's very good at soldering and fixing electrical devices. coicidence? i think not.

    topaz -- where were you standing when that lob drop shot happened? did you run up to cover a high short ball and then realized you can't hit on the rise and it bounced over your head?! or were you on the baseline and couldn't hit the ball on the rise and let it bounce over you? the latter happens quite frequently in mixed doubles.
     
  47. tfm1973

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    *laughs* xisbum. unlike topaz you do have a gift with words.

    so who was 0001 btw? methuselah?

    oh and one other question to those who made it yesterday. how many times did topaz get drop shotted? it's that first step isn't it? i am not sure if i've ever seen her split step or hop step or get her feet 6 inches off the ground for that matter. :lol:

    come on skunk! you and topaz vs the old farts. me and mr. xisbum. it'll be fun! we might even have video if someone wants to film.
     
  48. Topaz

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    *sigh*

    If you must know.

    JRK hit some kind of mis-hit...ball was very, very high, but I wasn't sure if it was going to go over the net. So, I had run up to the net, but then decided to let it bounce to see if was over or not. Well, it ended up bouncing both on my side and very high...right over my head. I could have probably still stepped back and gotten it, but I was distracted by the laughter coming from the sidelines. *shrug* One of those balls that ends up someplace else than where you thought it was going to be.
     
  49. little_e

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    TFM thanks for the answer.
     
  50. Topaz

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    What's with this...Topaz has no 'gift'? I used to do all of our wrap-ups, by request I might add.
     

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