Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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

  1. hollywood9826

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    Cobra is OK, its just you never know what part you are eating.

    Actually cobra dont really have parts, but if we are eating anything I guess its his knee.
     
  2. datsveryinterestin

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    decided not to go camping because
    weather forecast calls for rain/thunder/wind tomorrow and
    it will start raining at 3am. blech

    also my jerky tastes sorta nasty. honey badger would eat it,
    but it makes me feel like i crashed in the andes and nobody
    is coming to rescue so we have to slice up the other passengers
    and dry them out...
    (anybody want to try it?)
    *puke*

    where is the BIG tennis meetup today? i'll bring snacks!
     
  3. atatu

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    Hi, I'm going to be visiting my Mom over Easter weekend and I wanted to ask you guys if there is anywhere in the D.C. area where you can find a 4.5 pick up match these days. I used to go to Rose Park in Georgetown back in the day but last time I went there wasn't much going on. Thanks.
     
  4. PurePrestige

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    JRStrikes, I'm totally down for playing any time you want, I have some time off until May 2nd so anytime now til then i'm pretty free as can be. I live over on Northshore Dr. now, near it's intersection on Wiehle, right near Lake Newport courts on Baron Cameron etc.
    I bought a 2 bedroom condo here in February (hurray homeowner woes). But I have an old friend of mine as a roommate so don't think i'm rollin in $$ buyin up properties ala Sup.
    There is a court right next to my new place, it's not the best quality, but not unbearable (no massive fissures or anything). I'm getting my Reston card soon, I wanna play over at the lake newport courts this summer if I am not too embarrassed by my level of play, i likes them courts there.

    I'm gonna play today with a friend of mine, first time for 'real' play since hand surgery. I've been doing hitting sessions against a wall for a little over 2 weeks now. So hopefully I'm rehabbed enough to hit as much spin as Shcmad.

    ZAPPP, if you ever make it out to Reston you'll have to drop by play some tennis. And like anyone that wants to come out here play tennis, come visit my new crib to hang!

    Also, regardless of whether i'm ready to play passable tennis I HOPE that there will be a TWMAC Meet sometime relatively soon. It's been too long since i've seen everyone.

    Hope everyone is well, Shcmad should be returning from the motherland in August. I dunno if he is lurking these boards, but he isn't playing much tennis over there, he has found himself a lil girlfriend, becoming a man like Sup always wanted *tear*. :)
     
  5. Sup2Dresq

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    Don't hate PP.

    Go to the end of North Shore to Lake Anne Plaza. Hit the bar at Kalypso.

    http://www.kalypsossportstavern.net/

    Tell Brittany or Shannon I said hello. Just say my first name (no need to post that PP!) and remind them that I went to Florida. I gave them a bunch of my furniture. They may hook you up. Very nice and generous bartenders. Heck most of the ones I haven't said will probably be there and remember me.

    Happy drinking and know that bar is one of the few in Reston that stay open until 2:00AM.

    Happy drinking!

    Sup

    P.S. Call me if you need info,names or other places. Keep it offline.. you know what I mean.
     
  6. TheJRK

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    Wow, I'm bummed... tried to find a pho place near my building and no such luck.

    Found a Maggie Moos though, so my little adventure wasn't a total loss.

    Has anyone eaten at Central which is like the "ghetto" version of Citronelle?
     
  7. Sup2Dresq

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    JRK,

    Go Caps? I'll bring my laptop to the bar and skype. Drinking game begin? What say you?
     
  8. JRstriker12

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    Cool. Email me through my profile and give your cell. We'll figure a time to hit.
     
  9. TheJRK

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    I've got a birthday dinner to go to at 6:00pm so I'll miss most of the game. Hopefully I can get home in time to catch the end of it.

    Besides, if it's like the last game there wouldn't be too much drinking until overtime. Watching the game on Wednesday I kept thinking "Me and Sup would be really sober right now..."
     
  10. sapient007

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    any interest in checking out the sweetlife festival?? may1st

    line up is decent, i'm interested in checking out the strokes live.

    hoot
     
  11. NiteFly

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    Vamos Capitales!

    PP... Grats on graduating and home ownership!

    Anyone in DC watching the Caps game somewhere tonight????
     
  12. NiteFly

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    I do this for a living... not the coding in production part, heh.
     
  13. Sup2Dresq

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    I played the game. 25 shots by the rangers and 33 by the caps = about 2 buckets of beer (10 beers). Now if we made them 60 IPA dogfish that would of been interesting.
     
  14. TheJRK

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    Well, I made a big ass glass of Moscow Mule* and took a drink every time Neuvy touched the puck but was only buzzed by the end of the game.

    *
    2 parts vodka
    2 parts lime juice
    ice
    top off with ginger beer (ginger ale if you can't find actual ginger beer)
     
  15. Sup2Dresq

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    I'll try that tonight.
     
  16. PaulMan

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    That does sound pretty good plus I already have some ginger beer from making some dark and stormy drinks... Thanks JRK, Sup.
     
  17. NiteFly

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    Aight... giving up on DC bar.

    Tennis tonight in Odenton (Piney Orchard) from 6:30-7:30, in case anyone in that area wants to hit.

    then Caps at my place.

    Dark and Stormys sound like genius!
     
  18. PaulMan

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    They are especially nice when it's really hot and you're in the mood for something a lil sweet.
     
  19. Angle Queen

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    Ok, I'm officially jealous. I come home from cooking all day for 50 (old folks) at our local American Legion...and y'all are talking hockey, drinks, drinking games...and hitting. Ain't fair.
     
  20. downs_chris

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    2-0 now!! go caps!!
     
  21. PaulMan

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    Wow just trying out the new Tapatalk app. Seems to work awesome!

    Edit: Sweet! Very quick loading & user friendly. I think iDevices app is $2.99, not sure about Android...
     
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  22. tennismonkey

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    the prince ozone tour era is over. long live the dunlop biomimetic 300 tour era. that's a really big mouthful of fake marketing jargon.

    who's up for hitting today?
     
  23. magmasilk

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    been to both ... central was like modern/upscale "dinner", i think they are known for their lobster burger and snickers type dessert but not life altering good. haven't been to citronelle since their reno. tasting menu was very good, but didn't quite live up to expectations as it has been rated DC #1.

    JRK, BTW, we have the same push cart for our daughter. Its funny, i made a similar video in march too!
     
  24. sapient007

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    the dunlop biomimetic 300 tour era is over before it had a chance to take off. long live *insert a racquet name here*.
     
  26. downs_chris

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    gamma big bubba...
     
  27. tennismonkey

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    the GBB is like the easy button. tennis is supposed to be hard. otherwise idiots would come out in droves hogging up the courts.
     
  28. sapient007

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    loads of poo = tennismoney's new racquet

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/ractechpage.html?PCODE=ORG10H



    ^ i had to do a double take on this sales pitch..
     
  29. hollywood9826

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    I like Volkl, but that Opti-spot thing had major gimmick written all over it. If you have to have bright yellow paint and 3,9,6 and 12 on a racket to hit the sweetspot you don't need one of those rackets to begin with.
     
  30. sapient007

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    or you can be a 5.5 player such as myself and don't even look at the ball.
     
  31. tennismonkey

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    sappy's gonna be banned by the COB today. doesn't matter though because he's a low 5.5 at best who doesn't play leagues because no league could possibly contain him. where's auzzie? i need racquets to demo.
     
  32. sapient007

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    tennismonkey, let me check out your prince 03 tours, that's actually in my range of racquets i want to try.

    don't get too excited tho, my range also includes everything else that's listed on TW sales section that's not a dunlop mfil 300 or aerogel lv9000 tour
     
  33. TheJRK

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    Yeah I know Citronelle is always #1 in DC, I've never eaten there. The Inn at Little Washington is always in the top 3 as well.

    Ate at TenPenh since it's right across the street from me. Had this smoked lobster, it was pretty good.

    You have the transforming car/walker as well? My wife bought that for Rio... now that I think about it, I've never bought anything for Rio, ever. I'm serious.
     
  34. sapient007

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    the racquet holy grail:

    step 1. define your personality, circle one from below
    a. with the grain
    b. against the grain (dats)


    step 2. use racquet finder http://www.racquetfinder.com/ and enter your current stick and click search


    step 3. build your dataset.
    1. use an excel spreadsheet and capture all racquets suggested to you by racquet finder.
    2. spider out to 6 degrees for every racquet suggested from the 1st degree and build your excel spreadsheet
    3. rinse and repeat until spreadsheet contains every racquet suggested by racquet finder on the 1st degree to at least 4 degrees deep.

    step 4. identify options.
    1. the racquet most often appeared on your spreadsheet
    2. the racquet not even mentioned by 6 degrees of racquet separation.
    (at any point your have more than 2 selections, that means you didn't build your spreadsheet deep enough thus you have to go back and repeat the process to 10 degrees of separation)


    step 5. your holy grail:
    go back to step 1.

    if a is circled, use 1 from step 4
    if b is circled, use 2 from step 4


    you can all buy me a beer and thank me later
     
  35. tennismonkey

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    i find it hard to believe you have not bought rio anything JRK. i call shenanigans.

    sappy your holy grail tennis racquet program has not been tested in a production environment has it? i find it hard to believe the itunes app store is going to let that one in.
     
  36. sapient007

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    i have patented this technology.. this too shall pass

    [​IMG]
     
  37. sapient007

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    JRK, it's called giving life. there's nothing you can buy in the toy shop that is better. no need to get guilt from anyone.
     
  38. Angle Queen

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    ...as I creep in here.

    Rio? A pet or a person? I'm guessing the former. But I rarely buy toys for my kids either. They insist on playing with my stuff...or stuff they make up (usually from the recycle bin).

    Also, I think tennismonkey's already chimed in on the main boards, but I had a hit with a fellow forum member yesterday. nice guy, nice morning, nice adventure. Tennis freaks are nice people, I think. :)
     
  39. tennismonkey

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    sap --
    *start nerd speak*
    not to nitpick but the black knight didn't guard the bridge of death in monty python's holy grail. it was some old man. not sure if he even had a name. although the black knight is the one who said, "none shall pass". so it's kind of a mixed reference in your post.
    *end nerd speak*
     
  40. tennismonkey

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    AQ -- tennis freaks are nice people. we need a tennis meet up soon. no silly bbq nonsense. just tennis with like minded tennis freaks. you can marvel at my hit and giggle tennis.

    sup are you even in the area anymore? if not -- i nominate dats to take over as coordinator. i refuse to let zap organize anything.
     
  41. sapient007

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    that's funny, i didn't know that pic had words or a background.. let alone a bridge.



    edit. waiting for hwoord to chime in about the size of her hands and some type of lesb0 ref
     
  42. downs_chris

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    what's a good central location?
     
  43. Angle Queen

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    michael_1265 and I are in just north of Richmond. We'd trek up to Fredericksburg...but I don't know of any people or places there that could host. Family life would probably keep the both of us from making a real road trip up to NoVa.
     
  44. PaulMan

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    monkey, I think it's gonna be tough for AQ as she, I believe, is in Richmond...

    Edit: just as I was typing this, she chimed in above ^
     
  45. Angle Queen

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    Bummer. We'll have to admire the meet-up from afar.
     
  46. tennismonkey

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    richmond? that's a good drive out there. i like in the usta mid atlantic for sectionals we gotta go to newport news. that's a good hike too.

    nevertheless -- there will be a tw meet up. somebody organize and contact tw for prizes. i want a $.50 tw vibration dampener and refuse to pay shipping.
     
  47. downs_chris

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    are you saying there should be some sort of trophy?
     
  48. Angle Queen

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    NN is a nasty 90 minutes even from us. I dislike Huntington Park with a passion...except that going there...means we've won our local flight! Sadly, mostly of my highly successful 3.5 ladies time that got the VA bye into Sectionals this year...got bumped. So, they won't be going back (with their new 4.0 team) and neither will we (with our decimated 3.5 team). Bah!
     
  49. Angle Queen

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    Heck ya. I'll even be the "sponsor". Provide an address and I'll send the bag of Staples #64s to the winner. hahaha
     
  50. Sup2Dresq

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    Tennismonkey,

    I now reside in the sunny state of Florida. It's headquarters for some of my upcoming adventures.

    I could coordinate, but only as a hologram only telling you not to interfere with human history.

    Dats can be a good coordinator if there are no 1) A/C units running within ear shot 2) his forehand and backhand are working that day, and 3) sappy doesn't mcbail on korean bbq right after.

    Sounds like the moons need to align for that to work out.

    Good luck!
     

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