Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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

  1. sapient007

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    ahh.. you are such a fawker for throwing that in the mix
     
  2. tfm1973

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    looks like a bail out. every man for himself? going once. going twice. going thrice. sold.


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  3. hollywood9826

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    speaking biatch, that the most biatch excuse Ive ever heard :)

    Come on TFM offers up chicken and you decline
     
  4. hollywood9826

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    Whats the picture of?

    And whos bailin? just Sappy right or are you TFM now bailing?
     
  5. sapient007

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    you have everyone's mom's grandmoms' cousins's moms all lined up in car pool signs right now. it took me a good hour to get to towers last time. it's a trap. final word. can't make it
     
  6. JRstriker12

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    Got your number.
     
  7. hollywood9826

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    Take the metro with striker or ride with TFM.

    Trap or not with an attitude like that you are gonna cost TFM 200 bucks :)
     
  8. tfm1973

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    knock knock.
    who's there?
    bail.
    bail who muther fudger?!
    TFM McBailerton.

    this meet had disaster written all over it. another time. sorry hollywood and JRstreaker. 2 people > 3 people.
     
  9. hollywood9826

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    Well Im on my over to the Towers park. What is a man to do until 530 :)

    Well I guess let the battle of the 2 greatest 1 handers of all time commence?

    If something comes up striker just hit the celly
     
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  10. JRstriker12

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    Chill in front of the HD TV at Best Buy at Pentagon City until about 5pm????

    Yeah - I wanted to see the battle of the one-handers to see how we match up:

    The Match-up:
    Serve: HW
    Forhand: HW
    Backhand: ????
    Return:?????
    Volleys: Push
    Movement: JR (by a bit maybe....)
    Wookiness:JR

    Should be a close match-up ;)
     
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  11. auzzieizm

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    Where is towers park?
     
  12. zapvor

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    so many traps today.


    sap you will get real good under tfm. he hits clean and crisp, knows tactics, generates pace and spin as needed. but before end of august? no way
     
  13. zapvor

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    very important

    Calling MACers

    i got 4 tickets to this sundays session for Legg Mason. they include admission to courtside club too. aside from PP and Schmad who else wants to go? I will be accepting bribes;) let me know.
     
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    TFM? You didn't go? I called you about four times after I got out of clinic to see if I could join, but no answer!!! :( So I (obviously) went home.

    Ah well, will eagerly await JR's and HWood's wrap up!
     
  16. sapient007

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    last place this man wants to be is under tfm. i'm not sure how he convinced his wife to do it 2ice but i suspect ruffies is involved. poor woman

    schmad should play her and spin her to death. at my rate the only thing getting better is eating and sh!tting.
     
  17. Sup2Dresq

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    Is that why you and TFM didnt show up today. You know .. while I was up on the mountain.. i thought I saw a tent a rocking.

    Which one is the submissive one?
     
  18. sapient007

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    nm..

    i was between class or tennis. but tfm said he'd hit with me tomorrow so no need to lug the car home just to get to towers.
     
  19. sapient007

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    not a road i'll ever venture down but instinct tells me that tfm enjoys counting the lights in the ceiling. so is it true?
     
  20. Topaz

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    Ok guys? Umm, this is really a mental image here that I could do without? So, umm, yeah...CHANGE THE SUBJECT!!!
     
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    Sup, was PP 2 hot 2 handle for you? Just kidding. Somehow, you looked a little tired. Maybe because it was your 2nd hitting session of the day.

    When we were having down the line rallies, I felt overwhelmed by the length of your shots. You might have to go back to the Babolat (but use 1-handed backhand, please).
     
  22. Topaz

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    Sappy, did people ever answer you to firm up Legg Mason plans? If not, I suggest using very large font! :)
     
  23. sapient007

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    good call. can we get a confirm list?? who's on and who's off????
     
  24. auzzieizm

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    JRStriker, Hollywood, and I just got in a good 5 hours of tennis between Towers Park and WHS. I was able to get about a half an hour with this consistent guy who was hitting against the wall prior to JRS and HW getting to the courts. Good way to test my ankle out. I can't move 100% yet because of soreness and slight instability, but if I can get to the ball...

    Anyway, once we were about to start, this insane, institutionizable guy jumped on court and offered to be our fourth. He was one of those players that surprised me everytime he got the ball in, but he (also surprisingly) got the ball in a good amount. Anyway 3 sets total, with him on JRS's team for two and my team for one (I think JRS was getting tired of him:wink:). Some decent tennis was played. HW was cracking the ball and hitting some good volleys, JRS was solid as usual in every part of the court, and crazy guy was top notch with the one-liners. Highlight of my playing experience with him was the following: I hit a kick serve ace out wide on the ad court that bounced short and went straight to the other court. The guy called a let because he claimed the players in the next court were blocking him from getting to my serve. Thank god that only happened once... Then after we were done with the three sets, crazy guy offered our court up to the people waiting.

    So JRS and HW, the nice gentlemen that they are gave the court up. We headed to Wakefield HS and got in another 2 hours of 1v2 hitting.

    So after the night of tennis was finished, I am happy to report that my ankle held up nicely. I was suprised to see HW pull out some amazing frames: Yonex RD Ti 50, Fischer Titanium Kafelnikov frame, and one of those Wilson 5.5 Hammers that had like 10 mm beam widths- they looked like twig-frames. And JRS (poor guy) came straight from work to play- was starving by the end. We probably needed Topaz there to supply some Tuna sandwiches:). Anyway good night. Thanks HW and JRS for hitting the ball to me all evening, so I didn't have to move much.
     
  25. Ozzy, i need to play you again soon, before you totally heal up!

    gotta try out the new sticks to see if there actually is a short angle
    that i can get past you....
    i served for a while yesterday.. and it is so much easier. not even sure why, but i seem to click with them.
    hope it stays that way!
    l8r,
    the V
     
  26. hollywood9826

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    Yea it would have been pretty good to of had a 4th. I shanked on overhead or something and the other dude, says dont feel bad to hit it at me, and I was like dude I'm not even thinking about that.

    Then he got in an argument with JRS because we wanted to switch the teams up.

    All in all fun was had by all. There was girl walking her dog wearing a tight blue striped dress. kinda looked *****y, but the girl had a decent body body. the following exchange happened.

    Hollywood to JRS "did you the girl wearing the blue dressw"
    JRS "nah I must have missed her"
    HW "turn around"
    JRS (not really looking) "yea"
    HW "nobody dresses like that to walk the dog"
    JRS"well somebody does"
    HW "Yea, good point"
     
  27. hollywood9826

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    Vitaly,

    For some reason I dont like star wars and the video sappy posted of the ***gy alien saying its a trap wasnt even that funny. but something about that avater makes me laugh.

    Auzzie,

    If you want for next time I will put some fresh string in the TI50 and pull out the old RD power 10 long super mid (aka the war club) and throw some fresh string in it as well. just looked up the specs here mine is the 28 inch 12.3 ounce (349g) version.

    http://tenniseverything.com/yonexrdpow10.htm

    Also about a month ago a guy posted a 95 on the forums for 65 shipped Here
     
  28. JRstriker12

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    Good stuff Auzzie and HW.

    Lots of fun.

    Weirdest line out of that dude was after HW hit an ace or something and dude says something like - "you've been hanging around Paris Hilton too much." I was like HUHHHH???????? Then he claimed someone gave him Red Skin tickets for free? Those are like gold, not gonna happen.

    Then he dragged out that hunk of tin Donnay at the end and to top it off, he offers our courts to the short dudes who were too slow to get to an open court and waited because they were scared to talk to the dudes with the Dora the Explorer rackets and gang tattoos.

    Didn't mind playing with the guy, but we were def the weaker team. Mixing it up was more fun. Third set went to a tie break.

    I did run out of energy at Wakefield - luckily I had that week old energy bar left in my bag. Hit Taco bell when I got home. I've got to eat a real meal before our tennis meets. Nearly fainted on the other side of the court.
     
  29. tfm1973

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    sorry guys. if i had known auzzie was going to show up i would've come out. i didn't wanna be the boat anchor. i do enough of that when i eat at buffets with sappy and sup. they eat 2 plates and then wanna go but after 2 plates i'm just getting warmed up. arrggh.

    sounds like an interesting hitting session last night. so what's the verdict:

    who has the most awesome-est 1-handed backhand between hollywood and JRstreaker?

    who's faster? the wookie or the JO monster?

    inquiring minds wanna know.

    what's for breakfast. i'm starving. also margaritas are evil.
     
  30. sapient007

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    you are going to flake on tennis with me today aren't you.
     
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    HW was cracking the backhand last night. My backhand was meh......

    I'll let HW put the verdict out on foot speed.
     
  32. sapient007

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    JRS, you've got mail
     
  33. Topaz

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    Oatmeal and strawberries.

    You do know that you aren't supposed to feed margaritas to babies, right? ;)
     
  34. tfm1973

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    :lol:

    i may have a buffet that is calling my name. it could also be my time of the month. i have a wife and baby who demand my attention. yadda yadda. we'll see.

    i'm gonna be like magmasilk and just lurk. i won't commit to showing up anywhere. but if i can make a meet i'll just show up and hit. no harm, no foul. no one calling me TFM McBailerton. ;)
     
  35. sapient007

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    you are going to buffet again today? that's just insane
     
  36. tfm1973

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    is anyone hitting this weekend? Sup are you going to the mountain? i need to hit. otherwise all my incredible mediocrity will start to melt away. someone loan me a racquet. dora the explorer just doesn't give me as much pop as i would like. also the string job on it sucks. i need spongebob maxim don't touch, don't ask 16g.
     
  37. Sup2Dresq

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    We should hit TFM.

    Tennis that is... no Brokeback Sappy. No need to show my your O face [end Office Space reference]
     
  38. auzzieizm

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    my morning meeting got cancelled, what are you doing today? I work at 4 though, will prob send you a text if you are interested in hitting.
     
  39. auzzieizm

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    I made sure to peg him with a forehand after he offered for us to hit it at him
     
  40. sapient007

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    sup. set up a hit for this wkd. weather should be nice.
     
  41. auzzieizm

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    The last thing I need is to seriously consider any more frames. I tried both frames in high school and didn't like them enough to buy. I just now like trying everything, just in case, but also mostly to see if my old feelings/experiences were valid.

    p.s. that Kafelnikov frame was fun to play with. I know the Ti50 would be a blast with new strings too.
     
  42. tfm1973

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    auzzie - wish i knew you were coming out. if i get even fatter i am blaming you.

    gimme a critique on the battle of the backhands. wookie? or holly?

    Sup are you gonna make it rain this weekend?

    Sap you got any OLD parts like IDE drives or PC2100 memory?
     
  43. auzzieizm

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    He also claimed to get free corporate box seats to Legg Mason, both tickets supposedly were received from standing on a street corner... I can only really think of two reasons you would stand on a street corner in D.C. besides trying to hail a cab or catch a bus
     
  44. sapient007

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    have a used IDE 60Gb with me. it's yours if you want it. will low level format so don't even try to pull porn off it. PC2100 might be a little hard.

    edit: you bailing today??? if so i need to set up other tennis plans.
     
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    What are you building TFM? ;)

    Or should I ask...'who' are you building?
     
  46. auzzieizm

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    I decided last minute to give it a shot, because my ankle has been slowly getting better and better. I actually showed up to the courts at 4:40 thinking I was late for the 4:30 start time. I was calling Sup to see if I was at the right location.

    Different strokes for different folks. JRS is solid from everywhere in the court, HW is more flashy and a shotmaker. I gotta say though, when HW was hitting by himself against the two of us, he was cracking the ball. Both his forehand and backhand are heavy, lots of topspin, and powerful. In a tense match, I would probably prefer JRS consistency over anything flashy. However, I would love to be able to crack the ball and own the point like HW has the opportunity to do every time he has a look at a shot.
     
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    Yeah SUP, set something up for this weekend. I'll be in Baltimore late this afternoon.
     
  48. tfm1973

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    sappy - yes pls. i am putting together a really old and cheap PC for the kids to watch cartoons and log onto pbskids.com -- i don't want them stumbling into my cache of adult oriented movies.

    "uncle tfm what are they doing to each other?!?!?"

    "they're in prison. you don't ever want to go to prison. stay in school. don't do drugs. go get me a beer pls."
     
  49. sapient007

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    is 4200 the same dim setting as 2100?? if so i may have mem as well
     
  50. tfm1973

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    nope. 4200 is DDR2 memory. pc2100 is old stuff. i think it's hard to find because the hamsters in the memory sticks usually die by now.
     

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