Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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  1. Xisbum

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    Hope everything is okay. Take care of the important stuff first; there'll always be a place on our tennis courts when that's done.
     
  2. NiteFly

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    I won my work tournament match today 8-4 even with lousy serving. On to the championship match against the other division winner next week!

    Thanks for the call PPL - I was just giving you a hard time in the other post. Don't play if your knee is swollen!!!
     
  3. TheJRK

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    From 5pm until whenever. :)
     
  4. Xisbum

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    Thanks to everyone. Really enjoyed those demoes JRK and F1! Could def see myself leading up that Kobra tour and having fun trying to pelt the ball everytime.

    TFM, hope the ankle doesn't turn into a grapefruit overnight; hope you are back on the courts soon.
     
  6. datsveryinterestin

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    dang, those YYRDS001mps felt perty sweet... but my forehand is too twisty and weird to be able to use them properly... i'll have to stick my XXXtremez.

    my knees always feel like krap these days.. but today my lower back also felt skrewed. 1400mg ibu maybe tonight.. washed down with a couple tecates and maybe a dogfish or 5.

    did i get aced by sappy??? i know what you guys mean now about sappy. sure he doesn't have the desire to run down a lot of balls, but his serve form is good and his groundstrokes were above 3.0 too. i was impressed.

    but the F1Dats red shirt team was too strong for the JRKients.
    good practice for my league match tomorrow morning.
    thx for meeting up.. it was fun.
     
  7. sapient007

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    good stuff ppl... aced dats and f1 today.. promised myself i wouldnt get aced by dats and woophhht.. psshhhhssst a ball wizzzzz by me while i take a full back hand swing.. FME

    good match between tfm and auzzie. it was intense. i think tfm wanted a shoulder to cry on over some beer and ribs but ended up settling for only topaz's after everyone else bailed.

    lol.. dood.sry. i'll get you some beer next time FYL
     
  8. zapvor

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    What shoe brand was tfm wearing?
     
  10. hollywood9826

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    Isner hit a second serve ace today by bouncing the ball over Odesniks head :)

    And if anyone is hitting Sunday have fun I aint gonna drive that way this weekend. Too much leftover from the soccer game.
     
  11. auzzieizm

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    i'll let him tell you.
     
  12. f1 tech

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    So after two plus hours of tennis, TFM, Topaz and I went to dogfish. Pretty healthy stuff...

    You guys missed out!

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  13. sapient007

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    wtf is all that green stuff on the plate? i like my lawns on the outside of the restaurant
     
  14. Topaz

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    WHS was back to its usual excitement level tonight! Though, the fact that there were adults playing soccer and not kids did seem to make a big difference.

    When I rolled up, the courts were empty, and all I could spy was Magma...who looked to be changing in his car! We took to the courts, and suddenly, the crew starting rolling in...TFM, Sappy, Dats, F1, new guy Dave, and last but not least JRK. As we were warming up, TFM was unlucky in that he resprained his left ankle. It was precisely at that moment that Auzzie drove in! (I kid you not...it was almost like it was scripted!)

    The match we all waited for did go down though, and featured lots of net play and some very entertaining points. Both guys played hard!

    The rest of us kinda goofed off a lot!

    The F1Dats red-shirt team:

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    JRKapient:

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    TFM warming up and the new guy (Dave?):

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    Auzzie warming up (yet already completely soaked!):

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  15. hollywood9826

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    The F'inNewGuy looks like hes rockin a headband and some sweet shorts
     
  16. Topaz

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    A special thanks to Magma, who always seems to get stuck hitting with the girl. We played our umpteenth ladder match today:

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    Then, after we finished, The Match commenced. We tried to play some doubles, but kept getting distracted by watching The Match. I got to use the Babolat AeroStorm again, and I still love it!

    JRK made a new friend on the court:

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    Then TFM, F1 and I headed to Dogfish, where F1 reallllly impressed our waitress!
     
  17. hollywood9826

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    The Ultimate question is how many times did F1 shank a ball out of the court and cuss really loud. That was always the highlight of hitting with F1 :)
     
  18. f1 tech

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    No homeruns and no cussing!! Haha!! OK OK, maybe a little swearing to myself :oops:
     
  19. sapient007

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    no tripod today so camera work is worse than that of blaire witch project especially when the camera was handed to topaz. so i'm forced to upload a clip of something i took.. the battle between goku and freeza

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    p.s video should be ready in 30mins according to vimeo
    http://www.vimeo.com/5754364

    you can check out my winter ski video where i flew down the north face in this home made clip
    http://www.vimeo.com/4894599
     
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  20. Topaz

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    Lol...I was having a bit of a hard time with it! Probably shouldn't be watched by anyone susceptible to sea sickness!
     
  21. sapient007

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    tfm, auzzie, please let me know if you want the vid taken down
     
  22. auzzieizm

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    Keep it up. I like the video.
     
  23. tfm1973

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    auzzie - nice match yesterday. pretty much the result i expected. i expected you to hit quality groundies and make my fat azz run around like an idiot. we had a pretty long rally towards the end of the match and i swear i saw spots, the tooth fairy and elvis presley.

    sappy -- nice quality clip. figure that short clip showed auzzie winning 2 points and me sneaking out 1 point. i think the actual ratio of points won was 9 to 1 in auzzie's favor. after the tennis we were all supposed to go to spider pig for korean bbq. instead sappy pulls a "thumber called and she's angry and she made me dinner so i gotta go home now." EPIC FAIL. leave your balls and your manhood at the front desk. do not pass go.
     
  24. zapvor

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    a part of me was rooting for tfm....but yea.

    so no review on ray's sappy?
     
  25. Xisbum

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    Nice hit at Nottoway today. Big turnout from MD peeps - PPL, the JJJJosh family, Allie - and VA folks - TheJRK and me and the DC crowd - the one and only Sappy. Lady Topaz made a grand entrance later and immediately organized a mixed dubs match, grabbing JJJJosh as her partner against Mrs. JJJJosh and PPL.

    That match was in progress when I left, as was a singles ladder match between Allie and JRK, with Sappy calling lines. (don't ask who broke serve first)

    Good stuff; we VA peeps owe our MD cousins a recip visit. :)

    (hope that gets me out of the Allie Rex outhouse)
     
  26. datsveryinterestin

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    it hurts when you hit me! hahahaha

    drank lots of beers again during poker night.
    thought i was gonna puke on the court.
    but i won easily.
    yay 4 viktory

    p.s. - i want TFM match! me can win. u shall see!
     
  27. datsveryinterestin

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    hrmmm maybe about 10 leaning back, pushing off your backfoot big swinging forehands that were about 15mph and fluttered meekly into the net though!

    but the red sleeveless shirt was MONEY! we forgot to do chest bumps after our victory. darn.
     
  28. Topaz

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    Sure, I bet everyone wants a TFM match now that he hurt his ankle again.
     
  29. datsveryinterestin

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    i've been playing on 1 leg all summer.
    i'm kinda a badazz like that. wooooooooooooooooo
     
  30. Topaz

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    Oh, that wasn't me...I was answering the challenge made by PPL! A rematch of a mixed match we had when I went up and met them at Howard HS. We didn't finish, though...because we started melting on court.
     
  31. sapient007

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    tfm, you were lucky that you managed to escape right before auzzie was ready to cut off your head.

    i had fried nice last. had to wash down the tears with a beer. it could of been honey pig.

    on a side note, the thought of tfm and topaz eating dinner alone together was rather entertaining until f1 posted that he was there as well.. it'll be hard to get tfm cornered like that again topaz. you had your chances.

    i have a 1hr clip of the doubles match today. i'll create a upload for the 4 participants to download once i figure out how to convert quick times
     
  32. Xisbum

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    LOL. I was in full meltdown when you arrived. The youngsters didn't take it easy on the old guy today, which is as it should be. Or maybe they did take it easy and I can't tell the difference anymore. :confused:

    Was glad to see the JJJJoshes cross the river. I had forgotten how well they both strike the ball. And Sappy and Allie have both made quantum leaps in their games. JRK still toys with us, I think, refusing to unlease his full power game on us mortals. And for someone with a sore ankle or knee or some other joint, PPL sure did scamper at his usual clip - 2 MPH short of light speed.

    Again, a fun morning. Many thanks to all of you for prolonging my tennis life by another day. :)

    P.S. Wanted to see that brutish forehand of yours, but was just too played out to hang around. I would look at it once and probably try to keep you from hitting it ever again. ;) Maybe next time.
     
  33. alice301

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    i love to play tennis in virginia! sappy led us marylanders to eden plaza and we left like tourists, loaded down with bags and bags full of vietnamese food. some of us were even double-fisting the bubble tea and the sugar cane juice... i pointed to and bought something that looked like soap-on-a-rope, and it turned out to be some terrific dried & fried tofu.

    jrk, thanks for a fun match: it was so sweet how you were so concerned about accidentally hitting me with the ball, that you hit the ball into the opposite corner, again, and again, and again. so considerate of you :).

    ppl, thanks for those odds against me. i'd love nothing more than to prove you wrongwrongwrong and make you lose all sorts of money & dignity to sappy, but...you're probably right :cry:.

    sappy, thanks for being such a lousy partner so that i didn't feel bad about my own crappy spastic tennis. srsly. you're a star!

    edit: p.s. i covet jrk's shades. but i want them in turquoise!
     
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  34. jjjosh

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    i am glad we stoped I am so burnt now, should have used some of that sun block that was being passed around

    good hitting with you again Xis, I think you have gotten faster than the last time we played.

    Thanks Sappy for taking us to Eden center and showing us all the hot spots. I think there is a resturant you have not gone to it is by the supermarket, I got a pound of the crispy pork there and PPL got a pound of pork and half a duck.
     
  35. PurePrestige

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    Hey sup, is there any chance you could hook up a demo session for me with the Prince EX03 Graphite 93?
    or any other MAC'ers that may have a hookup? i'd like to try this frame out but dunno where id find it.
     
  36. hollywood9826

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    PP,

    TW has the demos in stock both grip sizes. You could always start there.
     
  37. sapient007

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    [​IMG]
     
  38. sapient007

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    so the video has been converted from HD to something that resembles a screen shot from nintendo 64.

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    you guys still want it?
     
  39. sapient007

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    f. it,

    i've uploaded the file to my ftp server. email me if you want the file. it's about a 200mb download. please don't share the ftp account info.. even with sup :)
     
  40. sapient007

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    but then again i suppose i can lock in to the location of sup's bat cave if he does get into my server.. muhaaahaahahahahahahahah


    http://geotool.servehttp.com/


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  41. sapient007

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  42. jjjosh

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    sent you an email sappy
     
  43. sapient007

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    all requested password sent. use this as the ftp client

    http://filezilla-project.org/


    topaz: i meant to use filezilla instead of wsftp since they've moved that out of freeware status
     
  44. PurePrestige

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    HW,
    don't really wanna pay the 20 some odd bucks just to demo the racket.
     
  45. Topaz

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    I'm very confused!

    Give it to me in music teacher speak. And remember, I have a mac (in case that makes a difference).
     
  46. hollywood9826

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    That's why you pay 28 and demo like 3 different ones. You just have to skimp back on the kleenex and mayo jars for a little while.
     
  47. datsveryinterestin

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    you can demo 1 stick for a week from MW for $6.95
     
  48. auzzieizm

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    Or you could get the bb11se, a redondo mid, and maybe the power bridge 10 mid along with the prince, and have yourself a helluva demo week
     
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  49. zapvor

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    i think auzzie consistently beats everyone in the moring waking up
     
  50. sapient007

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    from comic con 2009 pics. my thoughts


    more here
    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fe...cosplay_gallery_600_amazing_costumes?page=0,3



    sup, think i've found you a match.. <-- actually not so much. the thumb nail pic looked better
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    and that's pretty much how i'll rate them if this was the final 3 for the princess leia olympic challenge
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    you know we are def in a economic downturn when the disney princesses have to turn tricks on the side
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