Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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  1. zapvor

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    yea i love everything about the GTR except a 16yr old can hop in and drive it around. zero skill needed. its kind of sad what money does seomtimes. yes these cars are track cars. i do play video games at all. and yes i pretend i am tasukigami when i am far from him, but thats the fun for me. fark paddle shifters. i rather mess up on my downshifts and go around nuburing in 30min then have the stupid computer revmatch for me.
     
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    if i had a nsx i would be at the track a lot more. and actually start learning about cars lol
     
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    lovely gams, but why's she wearing one of those helicopter propeller beanie hat thing on her head?
     
  4. sapient007

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    don't hate. i didn't even notice
     
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    That's a reflection of the wall :)
     
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    I was a huge Steffi Graf fan (favorite female tennis player) but I never thought to put any posters of her on my wall... might of been a little weird. I didn't think she was hot, I just liked the way she played. I bet she could come back on tour and beat 95% of the women playing right now.
     
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    hahahaha that probably has to be the most interesting interpretation of my doubles game... but gracias :D Definitly good time hitting on saturday despite the wind, thne again playing in the hills of new market/fredneck at a place called west winds kind of warrants that!

    Proof that this (ans possible next) millenia belongs to the geek!

    Also I agree that the only way to enjoy a super car (or any true sports car for that matter) is via manual transmission! Altho in the case of godzilla I will make an exception...
     
  9. JRstriker12

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    FWIW- most Super Cars have soo much gadgetry anyway, having a manual is like running windows 3.1 on your multi-core machine with dual vid cards..... fact is, a manual in alot of these cars might be holding back the car's performance rather than improving it.

    It's really funny watching people say they really want to drive when 99% of the drivers out there probably couldn't make one hot lap around a track without crashing - LOL! I'm prob in the category - but I"m all fast and furious with my SI ;)
     
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    Writing to you guys from the Harold Solomon Tennis Institute. Thought I get some ideas. A lot of the stuff they do are the same as the weekly clinics at home. The exception is conditioning drills by a single player (jump rope) as others hit.

    The juniors are talented but not wow. Not as fierce as Nb back in the day. Watching Harold give a private. Very calming demeanor and makes his students repeat back instructions. Thankfully I learned that lesson, but awesome to see a famous pro do it.

    One bad thing, is between picking up the balls, and sipping water...H man is making personal calls.

    Overall, some good drills. Wish I had another teaching pro on court to help out like they do.

    The last Thursday consistency clinic with the guys was good. This week its about speed speed speed. So layoff the waffles this week.
     
  11. TheJRK

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    ^^^ I thought we were supposed to video tape our serves. I wanna see my Delpo serve in slow motion! :)
     
  12. zapvor

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    yea its true, but its the human element thats fun. sure you are limiting yourself via manual control, but isnt understeering into a turn much more fun instead of having it done for you every time. crashing is part of the
    package' too. the SI can be a good track car
     
  13. JRstriker12

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    Interesting....

    Tennis Chan is coming out with a New Tennis Channel Academy show featuring Solomon - I'll have to check it out.

    BTW- They closed down the waffle iron :cry:

    Don't foget to give us vid of our ugly strokes when we're done with taping....
     
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    I think you may be right about Steffi. I'd like to think so -- I am a big fan of what she and Andre do.
    Never seen a poster of her. But, all my life, I have had heroes that I look up to: Bobby Kennedy, JFK, Martin Luther King, Jr., Beethoven, Sinatra, etc. I also have heroes in my hobbies, tennis and chess.
    Heroes are not much in style anymore, at least the ones who really stand for something. To some, Michael Jackson is a hero. To me, he's just a overblown pop star.
    Heroes are not perfect. Some are quite flawed indeed. But they always serve to make us extend ourselves and do our best at whatever endeavor we are in.
     
  15. sapient007

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    hmm.. i think you might of missed the left turn 2 street back buffalo bill :twisted:
     
  16. sapient007

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    k tennisbum. you've won. i've just booked my trip to new orleans. now time for food suggestions.
     
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    Just wanted to send a shout out to Sup2Dresq!! Really happy he came down and made the weekend a memorable one (as always).

    Had a lot of fun, and really appreciate you spending Halloween/Panterka's B-Day with us!!!

    Thanks!!!!
     
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    Sup, all this talk about shampoo and hot dogs is making you sound like the grim creeper! And, no, I don't hit "it" hard. By "it" I mean tennis ball.
     
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    Did she crash her bike on that tree behind her? and now she is hitch-hiking back to castle Drak. Just watch for the the Asian pervs drivin Honda Fits girl. Dont underany circumstances get into a Honda Fit driven by an asain guy. Nothing good will ever come of it.
     
  21. sapient007

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    ^^
    hey, there's nothing wrong with giving out candy



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  22. JRstriker12

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    Ran into a real 4.0 in my league. In warm-up I detected a TFM-like smoothness about him. He was solid off of both sides, used a lot of slice and had good touch. (Darn you 4.0 dubs players!!!)

    Anyway, lost to a better player tonight 1-6, 3-6 but still had fun. Guy was good and pushed me to play my hardest. I was losing but still was smiling.

    Thing was I was taking the intiative and pushing him around and he always just managed to get the ball and slice it back - then I'd do my 3.5 thing and smack it long or push it into the net. He also had a nice 4.0 lob.

    Still had fun though and he was a really good guy and a good player!

    I was doing some hard running tonight. Think I may have burned off about 30 waffles. I'll be ready for Thursday.
     
  23. tfm1973

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    wookie -- i'm not so sure even TFM has TFM-like smoothness. i brought my sticks and gear to work today. let's see if my patriotic racquets are magical.

    drakulie -- how many shots/drinks does it take to get panterka drunk? i gotta think it's at least 1 for every year. figure 21+ shots or drinks. and eastern european so she's been drinking since she was 5 likely. i remember when i turned 21 -- guess that was 5 years ago -- and it took me half a 6-pack of heineken bottles to get drunk. i'm korean lite so i've been drinking milk since i was 5.
     
  24. Xisbum

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    Whatever you eat will be good and plentiful and cheap, so enjoy it all. Just don't let it eat you first.
     
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    xisbum - you had me at beignets. there was a place around my house that made alligator beignets. effing yum. i would imagine new orleans is a whole magnitude better. anyplace in the dc metro area that approximates cajun/creole/new orleans grub?
     
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    dunno about cajun/creole/new orleans grub... but Turbo dog beer is quite tasty!
     
  28. sapient007

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    so boys. there's still time to join me down in orleans. quick trip, drinks, food and strippers in reverse order. whos in?

    will it be just hangovers?
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    or could this be you?
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    There was a place on the west side of 18th ST in Adams- Morgan when I worked in that neighborhood seven or eight years ago, but I don't know if it's still there. Good food; I ate there a lot. Something with "New Orleans" in the name of the place, like New Orleans Cafe. Great jambalaya and great fried shrimp with remoulade sauce.
     
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    zheng -- that's near sappy's neck of the woods. i will see if this place exists anymore. picked up a 4th yonex rd ti 80 yesterday. i haven't even hit with them yet but i can't resist a good bargain. yonex forever!
     
  31. sapient007

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    you 2 can leave my bat cave out of this convo. it's hard to beat art and soul for southern food in dc. I've tried other dives around my hood but none are as finished as this place. their buttermilk fried chicken and waffles are f delicious. ~i can almost hear the wookie running to make reservations~

    http://www.artandsouldc.com/


    personal chef for oprah runs this joint btw

    now i'm hungry. what's for lunch peeps

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    Oh my god...I am going to have to take my girlfriend there...
     
  33. tfm1973

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    fried chicken = good.
    waffles = good.
    maple syrup = good.
    sausage gravy = good.

    count me in sap. let's go eat. i'm starving.
     
  34. Xisbum

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    Nah. More like this:

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    Didn't know you were already in the Big Easy. Have some cafe au lait and beignets at the Cafe du Monde. Best way to finish a late, late night of revelry in the Crescent City:

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  35. Sup2Dresq

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    Sappy,

    When are you going to New Orleans? I was planning on a trip down there early next year. I've been down there a couple times in the past, but the idea of drinking under the warm glow of the hot Louisiana sun again was too tempting. If you are going now and promise to drink with me.. I may be tempted to go down now as well.

    P.S. Does the android have any bar skills?

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  36. sapient007

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    are you back from FL?

    wookie and tfm and hitting now to soon discover how sh!tty tfm plays with his 4 new sticks.

    as for the orleans, i'm leaving the wkd of 14th.
     
  37. Sup2Dresq

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    Next weekend!

    Send me your hotel info and such. I'm tempted. I usually stay at the Marriott or Meridian.

    Anyone here a UFC fan? There is a fight this weekend (7th) in the area and I know one of the fighters. He fights the first round.

    TheJRK? HW? Sappy?

    Frankly, I'm not a fan of UFC too much. So I need a drinking buddy.
     
  38. hollywood9826

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    Where is it at? I watch that stuff but didnt know any events happening locally. Of course all the talk is about the MMA fights on NBC saturday night.
     
  39. Sup2Dresq

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    In Dulles VA. Fight starts 7:30. Friend is one of the first fights up.

    You interested. Are you going to show up with your cane and white robe?

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    UFC fighter was eating ketchup and rice before UFC 104
    By Steve Cofield
    http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/ca...t=ArNB_mQxd1aWjLk.rJLmkds8R9MF?urn=mma,199656
    If anyone needed a huge postfight bonus at UFC 104, it was Pat Barry. The heavyweight out of New Orleans, scored Knockout of the Night and Fight of the Night for his victory over Antoni Hardonk. That was good enough for $120,000. Good thing, Barry needed the infusion of cash in the worst way. He confirmed to MMAScrapsRadio that he was completely down on his luck before the fight, agreeing that he had little to eat in Los Angeles the week of the fight.

    "I still had my apartment but if something would've happened and the fight had been canceled, I would've been evicted six days later."

    Barry, 30, said he didn't even tell his trainer Duke Roufus for fear that he would think the fighter had the wrong motivation going into the fight. Barry said he didn't ask anyone for money including his mother:

    "I could ask someone but then at the same time, how hard are you going to work for something if everytime you get in trouble somebody catches you? I did something to put myself in this position I have to work my way out of it."

    Barry got his $120,000 bonus check last Tuesday. He couldn't believe it. When he went to deposit the check, his truck wouldn't start. Barry got a jump and hit the bank sporting a black eye and pink striped shorts.

    "I go to the bank, I'm sweaty, I've got the black eye, I haven't shaven in two days, I'm strung out because I haven't slept, I have green circles under my eyes so I'm like 'Can I have a deposit slip mam?'. She gives it to me, I fill it out hand it to her. She looks at the deposit slip, then the check, then looks at me and says 'Excuse me I'll be right back.' Then a manager comes out, a guy in a suit and says 'What seems to be the problem?' I was like 'Well I have a black eye, that's the only problem I know this looks really ridiculous.' So he asks me for my ID, I hand him my license an he's like 'Your license says Pat Barry, but this check was written to Patrick Barry.' So I decided to be funny and tell him Pat Barry is in my trunk right now. He didnt laugh. So I told him take your time man do whatever you need to do because I have no where to go and my truck probably wont start when I go outside so you can just do whatever you need to do. An hour later he came back and everything was fine, the check was in my bank account."
     
  41. hollywood9826

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    Thats good man.

    That dude got paid like 7 grand flat to fight. then won another 7grand win bonus. Then he won 60 grand for fight of the night and 60 grand for knock out of the night. Not a bad pay day :)

    Sup,

    IS it in an arena will the seats be decent? If it in like a high school gym then Im in for sure :) And no white cape and cane. Probably wear some pants and a shirt though. Let me tell you tonight want to make sure my parents dont need me for anything. My dad got a liver transplant a couple weeks back so I gotta make sure mom dont need nothing from me.
     
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    Hope your dad is recovering. That's big surgery.

    Was rummaging through some old photo albums the other day and found my first baby picture:

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    Ah, the good old days, thank ya vera much. :)
     
  43. JRstriker12

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    TFM- What's the name/specs of the racket?

    Hit today with the TFM's Yonex and they are sweet. Good control plus plenty of pop when you swing out. A little flexy in if you hit high in the hoop, but still good.

    It's got me thinking of making the switch from the PDR....
     
  44. Sup2Dresq

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    Its a big sportsplex. Not a high school.

    Sounds like your pops needs you HW. I would stay home and drink his share of beers. The cruelty of a transplant can only be compounded by the loss of beer consumption. The horror!
     
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    Oh no, JRS. You've been hanging around TFM too much.
     
  47. JRstriker12

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    Funny - did a search on the TW racket finder and the Prestige pro turned up as something with similar specs. Another racket I like, but IMHO the Prest Pro's play stiffer but they are 63 flex.
     
  48. JRstriker12

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    LOL!!!! I'm about the only guy who hasn't gotten new sticks recently. I'd have to demo more extensively - didn't serve with them, but I have to say they felt pretty good in the time I hit with them.
     
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    I remember you hit pretty well with my Prestige Pros that one day... every one of your backhands was within one inch of the baseline. $160 and you could have two of them, basically brand new, strung at 58 lbs with Maxim Touch... just putting it out there. ;)
     
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    $160 for both???? or $160 each??? At $80 a piece, I might just be sold. Can I give them a hit at our next clinic??? Hmmmm...........
     

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