Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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

  1. Xisbum

    Xisbum Semi-Pro

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    Sappy, found a string perfect for your game. Terrific spin off the racquet (if it comes off the racquet), and a guaranteed low, low bounce on the other side of the net.

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    Make sure your stringer has a pair of heavy gloves. :)
     
  2. DCaicedo

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    hey mid-atlantic folk,
    the job's sending me down to DC for a conference in mid-March, so being the hard-working nut that I am- I'm thinking "tennis first, work later".
    Assuming weather's still cold, I'm leaning towards playing at the east potomac tennis center w/ball machine.
    Any suggestions/advice? Anyone know what the rates are for a Thurs-Fr-Sat-Sun?
     
  3. JRstriker12

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    IIRC - rates are about $35-$38 an hour for the court - maybe be more or less depending on the time (peak/off-peak hours). Don't know what ball machine rates are.
     
  4. sapient007

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    what level are you? if you are round 5.0-5.5 and or above then you and i can def play. look up my profile.
     
  5. hollywood9826

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    If you can handle weather in 60-65 degree range Mid March would be fine to hit outside with.

    I cant give you any info on clubs or ball machine rentals, but that what you should expect out of the weather.

    You may get lucky and catch a couple of those early srping 75 degree days
     
  6. datsveryinterestin

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    or march blizzard.... its happened before!

    auz: err... i dunno. i liked serving with the RDis100MP and the TW listed specs are spot on.. so maybe if i get a 3/8 instead of 1/2 it will weigh 11.7oz? dunno.
    i wish i didn't want to demo 12-15 sticks, but i just want to try a ton and hopefully one will stick out as the perfect one!
    (you might be familiar with this quest?!?!?!???)

    although, i might just tinker with the xXxtremes some more, because if i can get 100" headsize and full poly, it should work no matter what the specs as long as i can get my feet in position. a combination of the IG Speed 18x20 and the Pure Storm Tour would be nice. easy swinging but heavy plow feel on impact! wut? i dunno. fark

    i could set up a racquet bracquet to see which racquet wins the tournament:
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    2011 RACQUET BRACKET TOURNEY
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    1st Round:
    Yonex RDIS100mp vs Yonex RDIS200
    Dunlop Biomimetic 200 Plus vs Head YOUTEK Prestige MP
    Babolat Aerostorm Tour GT vs Babolat Pure Storm Tour GT
    Wilson Six-One 95 BLX 18x20 vs Wilson KBlade 98
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    wild cards: uteX XxXtreme / IG Speed 18x20 w/ lead

    downs_chris, if it isn't raining this weekend.. i could meet for a hit and i can order 4 of these frames for extended demo session! auz... can you resist???

    still can't believe the local tennis shop during vacation doesnt ask for i.d. or credit card.. just a phone number and they give you 2 racquets for 2 days for FREE?!?!?! auzzie would love it there! the stringer was willing to give me his personal racquet to try too... real nice blokes!
     
  7. downs_chris

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    dats, maybe sunday? looks like the vcores aren't getting in until the 25th now...i'm getting a little impatient...
     
  8. hollywood9826

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    Dats,

    Whay dont you add a Solinco pro 8 to the list. And a leaded up Pacific Raptor and aformentioned Kennex frames. And a Volkl PB 9. And a PowerAngle Pro. And a Becker Delta Core Pro. And a Vantage VT321


    Heck thats pretty much what I did back in 06. I was like WTF is Tecnifibre. But i tried it anyway and was instantly serving bombs and hitting mega topspin like I did everytother frame it just felt all around better. The pro at the joint wanted me to use Ncode 95. and some toher pro wanted me to use some head frame. But the TF 325 is GOAT of frames for me.
     
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  9. datsveryinterestin

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    demo 4 of those and bring'em on down. but don't forget the grill too! and some nattybo beer brats!
     
  10. DCaicedo

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    @JRStriker12
    Thanks! error..error..does not compute..what's IIRC mean?

    @sapient007
    Thanks for the offer- but I think it'd be a boring day for you- I'll leave it at that.

    @hollywood9826
    Definitely- I'm a strictly 65 and above kind of player. I'm running indoors if it's lower than that. Weather's pretty similar here in NY.
     
  11. JRstriker12

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    IIRC= "IF I Remeber Correctly"

    BTW- sapient007 may be a 5.0 in several things (happy hour, food, trolling ;) ) but not in tennis.
     
  12. hollywood9826

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    Well see how it works. But its possible Ill be working in DC for a couple weeks in March in which case company will front up a hotel and ill need something to do to pass the time at nite.
     
  13. DCaicedo

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    damn that just made me feel old..and I'm still in my 20s!

    But if it's true what you say- then I think I'm close to GOATness when it comes to happy hour. or any hour
     
  14. datsveryinterestin

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    geez, looking at the video i took of my hitting sessions, i really suXx with the yonex rdis but was blasting the ball pretty good with a 4 1/4 Head IG Speed 18x20. uh ohhhhz! time to hit the classifieds! the feel when ripping forehands was awesome but it was missing a little plow and mass on backhands and serves. hrmmm. guess i should demo it more. i think the smaller grip size allowed me to drop the racquet head below the ball more to get more spiiinz! dunno
    maybe if zapvor asks nicely i will post a quick video of my awesomeness! can't make any promises though!

    i think i need an RDC machine. trying to find racquets that are 11.7oz, 100", and low swingweight, but TW and RSI ( http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/issues/201004/index.html http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/issues/200904/index.html ) have totally different specs where swingweights differ by 25 points on some racquets. geez...
    i know the rdis100 mid does NOT have a swingweight of 308. not a beast, but not a toy either. 320s seems more like it.
    anywho... i guess i just gotta demo for myself.
     
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  15. PaulMan

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    Dats, those specs from RSI seem a little too light to me, like they strung it with a really thin 18g string or something. Also, most of the flex ratings look to be a bit stiffer - like it would be if it was unstrung. I would trust TW's ratings/listing more though than that of RSI's if there was some discrepancy. You'll obviously find out more what you like as you demo a bunch of those frames you listed...
     
  16. auzzieizm

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    The RDiS MP's were great frames esp. with BBO in them. What combination of the IG Speed and the PST specs are you looking for, maybe we can add to the demo list!

    btw, I cannot resist outside hitting on the weekend. Let me know by textual message if something brews...

    Post it!

    You do have a racquet problem!

    Sunday outdoor mini meet weather permitting??????????????
     
  17. datsveryinterestin

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    yah there was a lot i liked about the rdis100.
    especially serving with it.
    monkey, do you still have a rdis200?
    i want to try that too!

    i can play sunday! w00t
     
  18. tennismonkey

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    sunday: highs in the low 50s. 10% chance of rain.

    i'd like to play. i usually play in a practice league sunday afternoon but i'll skip if we got a mini meet.

    no rdis 200 dats. just 4 ozone tours. you are welcome to try em out. might be too mushy for you but worth a shot.
     
  19. hollywood9826

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    50's are too cold for me to drive way down there. Ill just play disc golf in morning like every other sundee.

    When it gets nicer I'm down for a mini meet though. Ill be sure to string up my RD-7 super mids and blast you guys off the court with my new found 4.0 greatness.

    Im 1-2 now in 8.0 league. I think so far weve ran into teams like mine that was both 4.0 players. I think this week we get a team with a 4.5 dude and a 3.5 broad. Well see if me blasting everything hard at the 3.5 broad equals victory.

    Last match I plucked the broad with an overhead and that didnt equal victory so I'm not getting my hopes up.

    Also after I plucked her she said "you know I usually only date and have sexual relations with other broads, but there is something about you that makes me believe you can sway me of my lesbian ways. You are strong powerful guy, but your voice is kinda high pitch and I would probably confuse you with a female over the phone. What do you say afterwards we go somewhere and get it on?"
     
  20. hollywood9826

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    Only one of the above 5 paragraphs are made up. The rest are 100% true.

    WTA sucks. another 100% truth.
     
  21. datsveryinterestin

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    HW, did u know there is a FROLF course 1 mile from taliban courts? true nuff!

    we can listen to some grateful dead, slap on some birkenstocks, and sling some discs through the country side!
    "here comes uncle johns band...."
     
  22. hollywood9826

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    No I did not know that.

    Where are taliban courts? Its not that place I met you at that one time is it some school where I went in some tree row and took a wizz in some dudes backyard?

    I would rather listen to Eazy-E, and I wear merrills when I huck plastic. But if you ever want to give it a shot I got more than enough discs for you to demo.

    Actually you should start play disc golf, you could play disc golf and walk the dog at the same time. Im actually thinking about getting a dog so that he can walk with me while i play disc golf while listening to eazy e and walking through the country side in merrills.

    40 ounce in my lap and its freezin my balls.
     
  23. auzzieizm

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    nice! lets do it!!

    I tell my 3.5 broad partners that I don't care if they get plucked. They are keeping within arm's length of the net and tapping away volleys while I cover the other 3/4 of the court.
     
  24. hollywood9826

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    Thats the best part. when I plucked this Dick van "Dy ke" she was like two feet from the baseline and the overhead was probably going long. And no more than 2 points before that my partner who was rather attractive but clearly not one of the 87.34% of scientifically proven lesbian tennis players told me to hit it right at the other team. I think she was joking.

    I thought the ball was going over my head so i hit the overhead like JRK hits serves kinda volley ball spike like and when i snapped my writ to get on top it beelined right that Dick van Dy ke who turned in time so it hit her shoulder.
     
  25. Xisbum

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    My man! You be my American Idol.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9a0qkvXDHY&feature=related
     
  26. auzzieizm

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    man i love twmac. another ****tty day at work and i find solace in this thread once more
     
  28. Sup2Dresq

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    Song time.. cause .. well I heard this song really for the first time.. but probably listened to it a hundred times.


    Old man look at my life,
    I'm a lot like you were.
    Old man look at my life,
    I'm a lot like you were.

    Old man look at my life,
    Twenty four
    and there's so much more
    Live alone in a paradise
    That makes me think of two.

    Love lost, such a cost,
    Give me things
    that don't get lost.
    Like a coin that won't get tossed
    Rolling home to you.

    Old man take a look at my life
    I'm a lot like you
    I need someone to love me
    the whole day through
    Ah, one look in my eyes
    and you can tell that's true.

    Lullabies, look in your eyes,
    Run around the same old town.
    Doesn't mean that much to me
    To mean that much to you.

    I've been first and last
    Look at how the time goes past.
    But I'm all alone at last.
    Rolling home to you.

    Old man take a look at my life
    I'm a lot like you
    I need someone to love me
    the whole day through
    Ah, one look in my eyes
    and you can tell that's true.

    Old man look at my life,
    I'm a lot like you were.
    Old man look at my life,
    I'm a lot like you were.
     
  29. hollywood9826

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    Never heard that song. Or just reading the lyrics it doesnt ring a bell.

    How bout this one. Just heard it in the commercial for that new bulletstorm game and now its stuck in my head.

    wish I would've met you;
    now it's a little late.
    What you could've taught me,
    I could've saved some face.
    They think that your early ending was all wrong;
    for the most part they're right,
    but look how they all got strung.

    That's why I say, "Hey man, nice shot."
    "What a good shot, man."
    2x

    A man, has gun -
    Hey man, have fun.
    Nice shot!

    Now that the smokes gone,
    and the air is all clear:
    those who were right there
    had a new kind of fear.
    You'd fight and you were right -
    but, they were just too strong.
    They'd stick it in your face
    and let you smell what they consider wrong.

    That's why I say "Hey man, nice shot."
    "...a good shot, man."
    That's why I say "Hey man, nice shot."
    "...what a good shot, man."


    A man, has gun -
    Hey man, have fun.
    2x
    Oh, nice shot man!
    2x

    Oh, I wish I would've met you.
    I wish I would've met you, oh.
    I wish I would've met you, oh.
    I wish I would've met you,
    I'd say, "Nice shot."
     
  30. JRstriker12

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    H-Dub,

    You pick up Bulletstorm yet? I'm interested, but I'll prob buy used. I'm not OCD about high scores or replaying the single-player campaign over and over again so I feel I may not get my money's worth. Multi-player looks a little disappointing. I was hopping for co-op play in the campaign but no-go.

    ---------------------------

    BTW- played last night. Just a bit frustrating. It was the type of night where all my hard first serves were hitting the exact same damn spot on the tape and shots I normally make were spraying everywhere.
     
  31. hollywood9826

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    Strikepiece,

    I dont plan on getting Bulletstorm. I typically dont play shooters much. I did get some usage out of Borderlands and may start playing that again soon.

    There a game on XBL called Raskulls that was very fun. then I have been playing some of those stupid 80 point and 240 point indie games to waste a few hours.

    Next real game I am going to get is WWE Allstars. that way I can drop some super mega Randy Savage Elbows while yelling "Ooooohhhhh Yyyeeeeeeeeaaaaaahhhhh"

    Was considering Marvel vs Capcom three but they dropped the ball on the character list IMO.
     
  32. JRstriker12

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    Dropped the ball on the character list? I thought they had everyone and thier grandma in that game???

    I'm sort of done with fighting games. Xbox D-pad sucks and it's only fun when you have peeps over and talk trash.

    Also heard they have a simplified layout where super attacks can me mapped to a button instead. Almost like cheating.

    I think the next game I'll pick up is either the new Tom Clancy Ghost Recon game or the new Deus Ex - both look really good.

    Bullestorm is a used buy or a trade.
     
  33. Xisbum

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    Neil Young, right? Ugliest man in rock, by far. But he could turn a phrase.

    How are you, good buddy? May have some Memphis news soon, but mustn't smoke the victory cigar yet.

    [​IMG]
     
  34. hollywood9826

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    I dont know much about the controls of the new one. But i will agree it is only fun when a group of you are playing. I was in korea when MvC2 came out and we played the crap out of that.

    I would use Strider Hiryu and Jin and who ever elseI wanted. Needless to say both of those guys are gone. Very few Street fighter guy around. Would have liked to have see Sagat and Vega in there.

    On the Marvel side I liked Omega Red, Gambit, and Cable who are not in the new one with the fantastic four who were left out.. But they decide to keep Shuma-Gorath, if you pay for him.

    But I will give them props for adding Thor, and Super Skrull.
     
  35. JRstriker12

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    I have a feeling they left out some of the street fighter characters because they recently released a new street fighter game.
     
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    JRS, i took a pic of your during lunch

    [​IMG]
     
  37. datsveryinterestin

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    going to place a demo order... although some are out of stock so who knows when i will actually try them.

    1) Head IG Speed 18x20 - ( i think i should just get this racquet and add lead but might as well playtest for a week)
    2) Yonex RDiS200 - might like this if it actually is 11.7oz and not 12oz.
    3) Yonex RDiS100mp - already had this frame... was too heavy at 12oz, but maybe a 3/8 grip would be lighter? i served great with it.. but forehands struggled.
    4) dunno (AeroPro Storm GT? Pure Storm GT? KBlade? Dunlop Bio200+, RDiS200light? Donnay Xred99?)

    still have a little added strength in my legs from my week of training.. but it is already fading. NNNOOOOooooooooooooooooo
     
  38. auzzieizm

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    DVI, you are an 18 mains type of hitter. Screw the Yonex frames, and just get IG SPEED!!!! or perhaps Prestige MP...
     
  39. sapient007

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    dats.. what's the dealio tomorrow.. txt me.. woot
     
  40. datsveryinterestin

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    I dunno wakefied @2pm?
     
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    high school or park?

    And I ask knowing I probably won't go, but might be tempted by the weather...I'm starting to feel a bit tennis-ed out actually, and have another match tomorrow evening.
     
  42. auzzieizm

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    2 Wakefield is it!!!!!
     
  43. sapient007

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    HS i take it..

    i'll try to make it but have a pokemon tournament around 1 so maybe late.
     
  44. datsveryinterestin

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    everyone drive by tennis faXtory and pick up a demo!
    ig speed , yonex vcore, come on!

    (dang it.. faXtory is closed.. fark!)
     
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  45. auzzieizm

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    you can demo my almost new 1984 POG mid...
     
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    thanks for the hit, DVI and Sap! Can barely move...
     
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    I wish I could've gone. It was ridiculously nice out!
     
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    LOL i love it. 'you are an 18mains tupe of hitter"
     
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    yah i dont even know what that means.. but i almost bought 4 of them on that advice!

    i'm probably a 22mains type of hitter.. but those are harder to find!

    it was fun and i played too much on old rotting knees.
    my entire game was a little better than my usual lazy/slow self, enough to maybe not make Oz completely bored, but not enough to worry him either!

    back to the academy!

    thanks for coming out guys!
     

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