Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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

  1. PaulMan

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    JRs, I thought you were done with polys! Anyway, I think a teammate of mine tried a few sets of the UBHBR and thought is was pretty good. There are plenty of good polys out there though. Some play better with certain frames than others, that's all.
     
  2. JRstriker12

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    I am - but that doesn't mean I'm not tempted from time to time.

    Actually, I had a real good hit with the gut hybrid last night. I was painting the lines in our game of 21. LOL!
     
  3. PaulMan

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    Very nice! It always feels so good on those nights. For a non-poly set up, I've always thought that gut hybrid feels pretty solid and almost poly like control.
     
  4. auzzieizm

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    It's ok. Tried it in the summer hoping it would be a good feel, good tension maintenance, and good spin poly option. It started out not too bad, but then got worse, and actually gave me an inconsistent amount of spin. But I believe it held tension well. Just didn't have great feel nor spin. Would never play with it again to be honest.
     
  5. tennismonkey

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    auzzie you got a recommendation for a good tension holding poly with good to great spin? not a full job. hybrid.

    trying out full multi and syn gut beds in the ozones now.

    had good lunch at taylor's in bethesda. sammiches and hoagies. good call schap02.
     
  6. auzzieizm

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    Msv focus hex ftw!
     
  7. JRstriker12

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    Hmmmm..... Sounds like it was all hype.

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    BTW- Just put my PDR's up for sale.
     
  8. McLovin

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  9. auzzieizm

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    Thanks for the painful reminder, McLovin.
     
  10. sapient007

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    The Russian shovel is better because it can penetrate skulls.
     
  12. tennismonkey

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    lol. pretty funny video. definitely a useful tool but i think some of the functions was sorta BS. paper weight. flossing your teeth. perform vasectomies. hem clothes. calculate pi.
     
  13. datsveryinterestin

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    sweet... let me know when REI has them on clearance.

    i don't like hearing HW talking about "penetrating skulls"! ewwww
    necrophiliac alert!

    im ready for camping dood. i pretty much have all the gear now,
    except i could use a shovel/tent mallet/beheading device!

    i was thinking the "combat tomahawk" would be a nice camping accessory.
    my neighbor won't stop buying kabars and kukris, etc. so right now
    his lethal capabilities far outweigh mine but if he sees me swingin dual
    combat tomahawks in the backyard, he won't park his car so close to mine anymore!
     
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  14. auzzieizm

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    Anyone want to hit at frc tonight?? Got a new frame I need to test out.
     
  15. datsveryinterestin

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    ^^^ rubbish! how dare you interrupt our survival gear forum talk with this non-contact sport drivel!
     
  16. auzzieizm

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    Thanks for hitting, sorry about the drivel.
     
  17. zapvor

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    lol we got pohtographic evidence of auzzie sandbagging!
     
  18. tennismonkey

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    what demo? also msv focus hex -- works good as hybrid too?

    day 75 and still faithful to my ozone tours.
     
  19. datsveryinterestin

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    geez, i thought i wouldn't be doing this, but i am looking at other racquets after hitting with Auz last night. i probably shouldn't make a rash decision since i was playing with 8month old poly string, but it just "feels" like krap.
    (maybe the 380swingweight didn't help either.. took the extra 10grams off and it definitely swung easier)
    the grip shape of the head racquet also bugs me in 3/8. maybe 1/2 would be better since i like the way my broken flexpoint prestige feels.. weird.

    i'm wondering if i should purchase a prestige or rdis or something in between... like the TFlash315/Tfight320 or Head Prestige,IG Speed... geez i dunno. i've definitely had good days with tweeners and players sticks... so i guess first step is to restring the XxXtremes and maybe get some demos during my vacation.
     
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  20. tennismonkey

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    dats -- you got the youtek extreme mp or the pro version? i know i'm a notorious racquet switcher but i've been converted. i'm a born again - single faith - single racquet man now. sure i'm tempted to try other racquets now and then. especially the young sexy ones. but i now appreciate opening up my bag and pulling out old faithful. dance with the one that brung you.
     
  21. sapient007

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    45 sat 50sun..

    anyone want to hit sat/sun?

    f1-tech, this is my official hossibility notice

    edit. forgot that i have a buffet arrangement for v-day come this sunday from 11am-close
     
  22. datsveryinterestin

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    monkey - i am using the youtek Xtreme mp, but i have silicone in the handle and lead under the bumper so it is more like a homemade pro version.
    since it is almost 12oz, i feel like sometimes i should just use a prestige anyway...
    fark, it is nice to not have to think about what racquet to use.

    and now the new yonex line is coming out... oh no, i am skrewed !!!!

    sap- i can play saturday! werd
     
  23. tennismonkey

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    new yonex line? they're replacing the rdis series already?!
     
  24. datsveryinterestin

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    yeah dood, and to quote Granville.. this racquet falls right within my sweetspot!

    Yonex V-core 95D
    Head Size:
    95 sq. in. / 612.9 sq. cm.
    Length: 27in / 68.58cm
    Strung Weight: 11.9oz / 337.36g
    Balance: 7 pts HL
    Swingweight: 317
    Stiffness: 63
    Beam Width: 21.5mm / 21.5mm / 20.5mm /
    Red / White / Black
    Grip Type: Yonex Synthetic Grip
    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 20 Crosses
     
  25. downs_chris

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    these specs look nice...the rdis 100 was too stiff for me...
     
  26. tennismonkey

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    ooh. new yonex toys. like the candy cane color schemes too. v-core 98D looks nice to me. super tweener. but i will not be swayed to cheat.

    don't switch just yet dats. i think you just need to hit more. you have such a complex game that you need to log lots of hours to hone your game to a sharp edge.
     
  27. Sup2Dresq

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    Stay on target..

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  28. tennismonkey

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    i think that guy's name is porkins. makes me hungry for pork rinds.
     
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  30. datsveryinterestin

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    just changed the balance of my XxXtremes from 11.7and 4pts HH to 11.9 and around 6pts HL
    maybe they will feel better? dunno, but lead and silicone are cheaper than new racquets!

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    update!
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    took new and improved "super XxXtremo" out and tried some serves. i think i will like the head light balance. will do wonders for my complex game! unfortunately, in my hurry to test the new setup, i smacked the racquet on my screen door and it now has a chip. FARK!
    oh wellzer. FH and BH might be a little whippy if i had to play now, but hopefully i can retune those strokes in warmer weather. i swear some of my serves might have had a little kick! <<shock>>
     
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  31. sapient007

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    i can always swing by and throw some spaghetti sauce on your porch to accent your screen
     
  32. datsveryinterestin

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    har... that was a classic sap move!
     
  33. hollywood9826

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    I ahve often time thought of changin the balance of my sticks. But they bee ot heavy I think. the 12pts HL that I have is probably the only reason I can wield the clubs.
     
  34. PaulMan

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    HW, I would agree that 10 points minimum would be required on your 13 ounce 27.25 sticks, otherwise they would most likely be a bit too slow with a swing weight of over 360. So at 12 points HL, my guess is that it's probably around 340-345 swing weight.
     
  35. JRstriker12

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    Paulman

    - I want to buy a few sets of that Gaucho and Isospeed. What's your price?

    My current set is still good (Gut is moving a bit more, but its not frayed much), but I want to have a few sets in reserve.
     
  36. f1 tech

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    Sappy,

    Looks like Topaz can't make it this weekend. If you want to tag along this weekend with me, let me know. However, I get on the blues and blacks.
     
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  38. PaulMan

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    JRs, good to hear that it seems to be working pretty well for you. How many hours do you have so far on that string job?

    I'll see if I have any sets of Isospeed Pro Classic left when I get home. If not, you can buy 5 or 6 sets of it for $9 from TW and you can trade me for some sets of the Gaucho. It's usually $10 if bought individually or if you buy 10 or over, it's $8 per. For the most part through different times and folks, I got my Gaucho for around $10 or $11 a set.
     
  39. JRstriker12

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    IIRC - I have about 8 hours on it
     
  40. hollywood9826

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    Sorry I cant make it I went last weekend to my secret spot. My friend was able to snap a couple pics.

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  41. f1 tech

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    ^^Nice Hollywood! Didn't know you have so much Air!
     
  42. sapient007

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    that'd be hot air.

    i'm estimating a velocity of 70MPH (assuming slope of 0 degrees) for hwood to have that much air. which also happens to be the same velocity for a 747 during take off or marty mcfly to start his time machine
     
  43. sapient007

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    thumber and i will play by ear. we don't know. depends on her drumming thing.. email me your cell phone and i'll give you a page

    however..more importantly, you and topaz had plans on the slopes for valentines day?? am i reading this wrong?
     
  44. datsveryinterestin

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    i have a Dunlop MW 200g lying around.. i wonder if i should string it up. hrmm
    wonder how much it would be worth to somebody on the bay. hrmmmmmmmm
    Dunlop MW200g specs:
    Head Size 95 inches
    Weight 12 ounces
    Balance Point 12.625 inches
    32 centimeters 7pts Head Light
    Shaft Width 21mm Straight Beam
    Flex Rating 59
    Swing Weight 315
     
  45. sapient007

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    F1-Tech.. following hard earned traditions of TWMAC, i'm bailing sat for skiing.


    dats. that means we are on sat morning until i Mcbail that is.


    hoot..
     
  46. f1 tech

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    What? You're dissing me for Dats?? I'm hurt, man...:cry:
     
  47. datsveryinterestin

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    currently my arm is JaXxXed up from trying to weild my 384sw super extremo. hope no permanent damage was done.
    gotta get ready for my super extreme training sessions in naples. was hoping to try sanchez-casal but they are sort of closed.. but there are a million green clay tennis centers down there, usually all filled with rich old people.

    might just be logging time with a ball machine.. dunno.
    either way, it will be warmer than this sheeeeeeeeeethoooooooooooool

    sat looks 40deg high but sun looks 51. im thinkin sunday sap!
     
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    this is like mcbailing on the level of inception.


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  50. Topaz

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    Sappy...skiing is now taking place 2/26. Make it happen. I need someone to keep me company on the beginner slopes!
     

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