Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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

  1. PaulMan

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    You know Sup, the honeymoon effect sure does work for some but for Chris, he's ALWAYS in demo mode so I don't think it applies to him... :twisted:

    I've definitely tried my share of racquets but I've realized the ones I still play best with are the ones I've own the longest and played with the longest as they still do fit my game best...
     
  2. Sup2Dresq

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    I think if Chris_Downs stuck to one racquet long enough, his game would improve more than the typical demo trial period. He may surprise us all.
     
  3. PaulMan

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    lol Chris, have you heard this from me before??!!! lol How many times now??? rofl The improvement will be quite dramatic.
     
  4. JRstriker12

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    Don't lie, it will have lead tape, extended handle, leather grip, and poly & gut hybrid strings in no time.
     
  5. JRstriker12

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    Is that the stuff Carrot Top is on?

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  6. downs_chris

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    write this down...i'm sticking to the prince graphite longbody MP (cut down to 27")...done -- it's in writing! i'll even get a Prince bag...haha...there, it's been (officially) locked in...
     
  7. downs_chris

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    i need to thank auzzie again for the frame...
     
  8. Sup2Dresq

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    Do I use a pen, sharpie or miniature golf pencil?
     
  9. downs_chris

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    definitely want to go with the pencil...since you can erase that...

    oh, didn't try jack3d up...i'm scared of it...haha
     
  10. JRstriker12

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    That mod would not work. I'd just sit on the bench next to my waffle iron.

    Please do tell about the lead/grip mod for the one-handers.

    Steelers? Maybe, haven't been watching too much NFL, gets in the way of all that Dora The Explorer and Tinkerbell the Lost Treasure that Baby B like to watch.

    Serena faking? Can't they still test you, even if you are injured?

    On the last question - yes!

    Placebo effect? Saw a TW thread about those things. Apparently TW is no longer going to sell them (after running out of stock) because the company is making false claims.
     
  11. PaulMan

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    I don't believe it, but we'll see how your game is with those POGLB 27s. If you hit them remotely as well as those 19s, I may give you the benefit of the doubt! I do know you wanted to find a flexy, open patterned MP that you could control and serve bombs with. Seems to fit your criteria, so we shall see...
     
  12. Sup2Dresq

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    The magician, who posts on tw, placed the lead above the natural hand grip line and less under the cap. tried it myself and felt better than the standard lead under the cap. also helped like dampner I felt.
     
  13. PaulMan

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    Well, only if she quickly develops guns and game like your girl, Serena. But, somehow I doubt that's happening...rofl
     
  14. hollywood9826

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    ESPN E60 did a special about those power balance thingies put them on all kinds of atheletes and what not. Some had the power balance others just had rubber bands. All did better than with nothing but the PB was no different than the Rubber band. They have NBA guys endorsing these things.

    One of the players when asked if it makes a difference said somehting to the tune of if they pay me to wear these things as long as the keep paying me it will make adifference. A couple other dudes just said they look cool and I get paid towear them. Comlpete sham those things.

    Plus Womes basketball teams wear them so that should show you whats up with them right there.
     
  15. Sup2Dresq

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    So it's kind of like racquet paintjobs and tennis technology. pros endorse it but most don't use it.
     
  16. Xisbum

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    Old technology; here's what we used back in the day...

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  17. hollywood9826

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    Yeah pretty much.
     
  18. hollywood9826

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    Wilt kept those rubber bands there in cse he had to bang like 50 chics after the game. he let the blood flow to his johnson then you put the rubber bands over it so the blood stays in there. That way it stays up the whole time. The rubber band was the orginal viargra
     
  19. schap02

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    So thats what those things are for...

    In Montreal (a must-visit trip for obvious reasons) they sell C-o-C-k rings inthe bathroom dispensers, next to the advil and chewing gum, funny though, no rubs in the vending machine...

    Clean city...
     
  20. Topaz

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    *clearing throat*

    *singing*

    Happy birthday to me,
    Happy birthday to me,
    Happy birthday dear Toooo-paaaazzzzz,
    Happy birthday to me!

    You may now return to your talk of leather grips and c*ck rings.
     
  21. sapient007

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    happy b day topaz. we were worried about fearing for the worst thinking that sup had sold you to a sweat shop for ticket/beer money down under
     
  22. datsveryinterestin

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    happy birthday topaz!

    going on day 11 of cottonball mouth disease. i REALLY should have gone to the dr. fark! i thought i was feeling better and went to happy hour last night... but i spent more time napping today than i was awake. (which actually isn't too different from a normal day... but i also felt kind of crappy.. lolzer)

    anybody got some penicillin, omoxycillin.. some sort of cillin???

    fark... give me Cancun, give me Negril, give me Maui!
     
  23. hollywood9826

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    I wish I could find these shoes when my lottos wear out.

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    But I dont think they ever released them in the US. Although the Bird does have the new speed pros and speed starts they dont look too bad. But the speed pros seemed to have changed quite a bit. May have to swing in there and try em on.
     
  24. hollywood9826

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    these would not be too bad either. But I never saw them aroud either.

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  25. JRstriker12

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    Happy B-day Topaz. LOL! RE: your comment!
     
  26. auzzieizm

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    Didn't hate it. Actually liked it, just not as much as the C10's. I hit most of the session with it, then on a whim, picked up a C10 at the end of the session, and preferred C10. Both can be modded to be kind of similar though...

    Wish I played as well with it as you do. Maybe I need to buy more of them and re-try ;)

    Happy Birthday, TOPAZ!!!!:)



    and HW, those black Lottos are SWEET! sweeter than the new new balance line!
     
  27. JRstriker12

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    No traveling with your swine flu.
     
  28. Topaz

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    Thanks Sappy, Dats, Auzzie, and Striker.

    Dats...ummm, I actually do have a ciprofloxacin hook-up.

    A great alternative to the regular doc (depending on your insurance dealio) are the 'Minute-Clinics' found in some CVS stores. Basically a walk-in clinic, but they can diagnose common afflictions and prescribe drugs.
     
  29. zapvor

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    only 1of them is new. dunlop ag500 tour. then 3 pro staff ROK 93! can't wait to try them out. i need to pick out strings for them too...
     
  30. zapvor

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    topaz! did you get any leather grips or cocck rings for your special day :D
     
  31. Xisbum

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    Can't be the late one on BD wishes, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOPAZ. This is normally past my bedtime, but trying to watch my Memphis Tigers play BB against the Tennessee Vols, and my Tigers are getting their tails trimmed. Bummer. But you enjoy your BD anniversary, hear?
     
  32. zapvor

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    Hollywood i am lieking the new new balance kicks. not the ct1004 thats out now
     
  33. PaulMan

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    Happy birthday Topaz! Must be nice to be 25 years young! :D
     
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    I wished I had never gotten rid of those two nice old white/black Kneissl Tom's Reach Machines. They are much more flexible than the green machines, ~55 on the RDC new. They're a lot like those POGLBs in feel but not quite the spin. Great control and pop on them though.

    BTW HW, both those black and yellow pairs of Diadoras look awesome! May have to try to get a pair sooner or later even though I have 2 more pairs of tennis shoes to wear through...lol
     
  35. sapient007

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    topaz.. i think zap is trying to buy you a gift of himself.. get your tazer and mace ready
     
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  36. PaulMan

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    Chris, good hitting. Glad I could hit some big serves & volleyed pretty well with the APD. You didn't quite bring the thunder on the serves with the POGLB but you do get mad spin with it & volleyed nicely. I think your groundstrokes with still needs to dial in some to be as good & consistent as your 19s...it may get there though.
     
  37. Sup2Dresq

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    I used the pencil for his promise.
     
  38. Sup2Dresq

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    catch 22

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  39. Sup2Dresq

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    Anyone catch that show "I shouldn't be alive". Freaking crazy stuff. Most of that stuff can't be true. Like some of you guys sticking to a racquet for more than 1 year.
     
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    HB :) .....
     
  41. Sup2Dresq

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    Magma,

    Must be an Xbox night.
     
  42. downs_chris

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    yeah man -- you were definitely "jack3d up" last night! that first set we played together -- both of us were ON...you were definitely bringing the heat on your serves...

    the POGLB works a little better for me on singles (i'm seeing what auzzie is saying now) -- but i'm still kind of figuring out the stick...yeah, it doesn't quite serve as big as other frames, but that's partially because i'm not trying to push that kind of old, 15L poly too much...it definitely needs some fresh string...haha -- still sticking with the frame...
     
  43. Topaz

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    Thanks Zap, X, Paulman, and Magma.

    Sappy, I'm touched by your concern for me. Taser is in good working order, don't worry.

    Magma, how is the little one? Not keeping you guys up too much I hope?
     
  44. PaulMan

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    Actually I barely had 4 ounces of the Jack3d all last night...didn't really need it as much as I might have on other days. We did play pretty good that 1st set but we definitely let them off the hook way too many times the 2nd set.

    I could really see you not trying to crush the serves with it except for a few during that singles set. That stick doesn't allow quite as much on the serve due to its aerodynamics, but with your serve it's more than a handful.
     
  45. hollywood9826

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    Instead of Jack3d you should just get an 8ball from some dude on the side of the street preferably one with a god given voice for radio.

    As far as those Diadoras go thye have been out for a while, but sadly I dont see them coming to the US. the Bird is already selling the 2011 Speed pros and Speed Stars. Of course they dont look any where close to those black Speed Pros and yellow Speed Stars. Speed pros are still my favorite shoe ever, except I wear through them so fast. The new models are a bit heavier than the old ones I had so maybe that extra weight meansd a bit more rubber.

    I got some money for Xmas so maybe I go to the bird tommorrow and try them out.

    Too bad they never released the Guga colors in US either.


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  46. hollywood9826

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    Heres the new speed pros not quite as cool as the blacks.

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    And the speed stars

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    Obvioulsy both have more conservative white color ways.
     
  47. JRstriker12

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    The Guga colored ones are NYCE!

    Speed stars look too much like indoor soccer shoes. I do agree that the speed pro colorway is very cool.
     
  48. hollywood9826

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    Thats probably how they made the speed stars. Put the Speed Pro soles on a Soccer top. They are Kangaroo Leather so it makes perfect sense.

    Maybe they look better in person
     
  49. datsveryinterestin

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    topaz thanks for the info.. i'll have to check into the cvs minute clinic deal. my dr is only 5minutes away but i just hate going.. just gotta eat more rutabegas and drink more cabbage juice to conquer bacteria that is trying to kill the dats! but no, dats will kill bacteria! muahhahaha
    (time for nap!)
     
  50. sapient007

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    NP.. but too be honest i'd be concerned with anyone that have to witness zaps' 0 face.
     

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