Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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

  1. hollywood9826

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    Strep throat is no joke dude. I had it once. the doc asked me if I wanted to take a crap load of bills then said I could a shot in the behind one time fix it all. I got the shot but it was some thick liquid and my left buttock was sore for a few days. The doc was a female and said if I wasnt comfy with her giving me the shot in the butt I could request a male overseer while she did it. I said "your not going to take advantage of me while pants are down right?" she said "No Im just going to administer the shot" I said "just gimmie the shot I dont need no dude coming in here looking at my butt" so she gave me the shot. No doubt some dude at some point said a female Doc took advantage of him sexually and sued so now they have to ask for something as dumb as a shot of anti-biotics in the butt cheek.

    Thats sucks on the Xbox dude. Never bought anything from MW, but HB aint too bad.
     
  2. auzzieizm

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    forehand was awful dialed in on Saturday!

    Was the Retro MP a standard length frame or 28 in as well?

    I miss that Mizuno Pro MV, not really sure what the point of selling it was, other than to make room.

    I'm in the same boat as you- this is my last cold winter! My throat isn't cheesy, but I can't get up out of bed- not even for an SVU marathon! Better be careful about posting re: personal vendettas :shock:
     
  3. PaulMan

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    I can't be sure, but I think it was standard length and really was just like the Diablo but I never liked the PJ on that frame at all.
     
  4. PaulMan

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    Now that you asked Auzzie, I did a search and it looks like there were two smaller headed Retros. There was an MP 100 and a 93 Mid? just like the Diablos but it looks like the flex for them were kinda different. Also, the MP 100 looks to have been a LongBody too as that was Xavier Malisse's stick and his preference...
     
  5. downs_chris

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    hmm...might be hard to find? i'll try out the tour diablo MP first...haha
     
  6. JRstriker12

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    D_C, how's it looking for tennis in Da 'Burgh??
     
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    oh hey...there's nothing for next Monday...only a couple 30 minute slots here and there...
     
  8. hollywood9826

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    Last sunday I was driving home from disc golfin and had to pull over the side of road and puke my guts out. Then I got home and wrapped up in like 5 blankets and blasted the heat way up. woke up moday and was fine. But no melted swiss cheese throat.
     
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    52 flex... Oz will be scouring the boards for a used one once it comes out!!!
     
  11. auzzieizm

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    it is good to see such a low flex rating for a solid frame, but i gotta say, i didn't notice it being any flexier than the previous versions...
     
  12. downs_chris

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    have you hit with this new prince?
     
  13. auzzieizm

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    sure did, its nice! i wish the demo had full poly because some shots were flying, but the spin on this line of racquets is awesome. they aren't as solid feeling as the graphites though...
     
  14. downs_chris

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    do you think some lead would help it feel more solid? Or is it too flexy to make a difference?
     
  15. sapient007

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    hey.. i'm getting back to the swing of things 2011.

    stinger.. check
    strings.. check
    20 match racquets.. check


    dats. call me. project beat OZ is on. i'll train you like miyagi with daniel.. now wax my fence.
     
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    ^^^ oh man, now I'm hungry Chris! lol
     
  18. PaulMan

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    Sup, just saw the news...hope you're not in Queensland! If you are, you must be swimming around!
     
  19. auzzieizm

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    Lead could def help. But I had trouble adding lead to the graphite exo3. Nothing seemed to make the frame play better. The flexy frame is more like the pro-stock exo3 tours though! Could be another cheap "the one"!
     
  20. sapient007

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    YOTW

    -sup
     
  21. auzzieizm

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    this is definitely outdoor weather... its about time!
     
  22. Sup2Dresq

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    don't speak of such things unless the 'w' stands for:

    Wine
    Whopper
    Wii
    Washington Caps
    Wilson
    ......

    P.s. Queensland floods are north.

    Still looking for daisy Fuentes.
     
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  23. downs_chris

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    it was outdoor weather...good hitting! I owe you some lead tape!
     
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    haha...there was definitely some lead contamination after hitting today...auzzie kept tweaking his frames...my lead kept flying off my frames...
     
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    Its good I keep a reel of lead tape in the bag at all times, because the amount of lead those poor frames had to put up with tonight was a little much. But, once again, the Volkl's feel better than anything in the bag (barring Donnay). This is turning into a real love/hate relationship!

    And Downs is crossing into open level territory with leaded up 27 in POGLB's :shock:

    are you masterclass disc golfer yet? open level??
     
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  28. PaulMan

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    Hey Sup knows of a guy up in NY on these boards who claims he's an open level tennis player! What was his name? Starts with J... :twisted:
     
  29. auzzieizm

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    P-man, aren't you masterclass/open as well??
     
  30. PaulMan

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    Auzzie, I am a master/open class...racquet tinkering fool! :lol: But, alas definitely not a tennis player of that level.
     
  31. auzzieizm

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    how many more frames do i have to buy/sell/borrow/modify till i get that status?????
     
  32. sapient007

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    [​IMG]

    lets get this thread back on track
     
  33. zapvor

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    i see nothings changed in the new year for this chapter, hah

    so i just bought 4 rackets in 7 days...with no free day to hit. :(:(:(
     
  34. downs_chris

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    what are the new frames?
     
  35. sapient007

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    sup.. i was actually thinking wookie. but good try on your end tho..


    wookie as in YOTW: year of the wookie.
     
  36. PaulMan

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    Auzzie, I see you hated the Kneissl green machine...lol
     
  37. Sup2Dresq

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    I think we sacrificed enough goats, stocks, and virgins to not see such a year again.

    In fact, I think the seventh sign of the wookie is when he goes vegan, stays clear of fried food and starts to think twiggy like super models are hot.

    *knocks on wood*

    p.s. time for some nfl bets!

    Thinking of betting the philly (+3) over green bay. Or Saints (+10.5) over Seattle. Thoughts?
     
  38. Sup2Dresq

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    Hey Paulman,

    Watching Fed match live, so no worries about spoiling your 2011 perfect match score posting record. Just kidding buddy.

    Just wanted to let you know, that I met a guy recently who customizes for the pros. Matches racquets, silicone, ..etc. Think he recently did Odesnik's for a challenger he is playing in. The guy is a character..not sure if that's a good thing.

    So my question to you. Have you ever changed a pallette? Extended a racquet length?.

    If not, how can you get to master open class status, unless you just get points for swinging a demo and customizing dora the explorer sticks. Maybe that's only true in certain sections of the country.

    Keep swinging for the stars... you may get the lob in.
     
  39. PaulMan

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    Hahaha, just awesome Sup!

    I actually have changed some Head pallets and did some extensions on a few different sticks of mine. Most definitely used quite a bit of lead tape and some silicone but there's still more to tinker around with. Trying to get my game into shape using smoke and mirrors with equipment tinkering. :oops:

    PS, did not know they made Dora sticks, may have to look into them for my 5 year old girl...lol
     
  40. downs_chris

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    i still think you play best with the i.Radicals! didn't you extend those things too?
     
  41. PaulMan

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    I did extend them to 27.5 and they do play really nice. Getting back into the swing of things with the APD, buddy. I played much better with it the day after I played with you a couple of weeks ago. Might have something to do with new string job, as the one I used with you was about 1.5 years old! lol Also, for some reason, my singles game is starting to come around and dubs game is stinkin! :cry: Regardless, I'll never sell my Austrian i.Rads.

    I think you were just impressed I could serve a few bombs with the i.Radical that you couldn't return...
     
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  42. JRstriker12

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    Baby B has a Dora stick - LOL!
     
  43. PaulMan

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    Chris,

    I still think you play best with those 19s as well. You hit much more consistently with them while still hitting heavy shots. Plus your serves with them are way better. The PC600 was not anywhere as good, I thought.
     
  44. Sup2Dresq

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    Paulman,

    There is an argentinian guy who tinkers with racquets.. aka "the magic man"... that claims you can get a different balance not only from lead in the handle but placing the lead above or below where you hand settles on the grip. Lots of peeps seem to be going to that direction, especially the one handers.

    Which btw, I went back to a one hander, working out, and am finally feeling a lot better (Sun power system activate). I shall return to my 3.5 status and care about tennis again. However drinking is fundamental for sustain the mojo.

    p.s. for those who are into strength training. My UFC friend put me onto this stuff and I stopped using it last year when "the dark days" began. We'll I got some yesterday and am super eager to start using it. Let's get Jack3d.

    Chris_Downs .. did you ever get to try it out?

    [​IMG]
     
  45. PaulMan

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    Awesome! If I get it for my lil girl, I promise not to extend it! lol
     
  46. Sup2Dresq

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    I'm a strong believer in the honeymoon demo effect. You concentrate so much on the racquet/technique instead of the ball, that you may actually hit better. Then when you get used to it.. your brain starts to over analyze. Also, some sticks just seem to not fit your natural game. Try a broomstick?

    Chris_Downs may try every racquet, but will he ever go duece on the grip?

    [​IMG]
     
  47. PaulMan

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    Sup, great to hear you are back on the courts and enjoying tennis again! Drinkin is most definitely great for the mojo! Balance is way to go but always hard...lol

    I agree with the "magic man". It does make a difference!

    I also have two flavors of Jack3d but only use it on days of low energy levels. I need to do some training to get rid of all this excess weight though! I could really put that Jack3d to good use if and when I do start...
     
  48. JRstriker12

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    Ugh - have $10 gift card for SportzAuth, but their tennis selection is doo-doo.
     
  49. Sup2Dresq

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    If I had to customize a racquet for the wookie, I would make the end of his racquet grip into a maple syrup dispenser. Just saying.

    Wookie. Steelers going to win the superbowl? Is Serena faking an injury to avoid a drug test ala what the rumors are stating? If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it... do I get 10 pts toward my section ranking instantly? Please pass the salt.

    p.s I met this WTA star Christmas eve (Dushevina). She was super shy.

    [​IMG]
     
  50. Sup2Dresq

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    Buy one of those power balance silicone bracelets. Seems to be the "thing" for tennis players (pro and amateur). I haven't tried that particular one, but I can attest that they do work to an extent. May help you bend down on your backhand.

    [​IMG]
     

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