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  1. datsveryinterestin

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    under 40! geez

    sap, i hope you picked up a 2.99 liner, some clips, and a shower rod while in that section of target!
    took another shower this morning... wow that glass door works great! :p
     
  2. coolblue123

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    its only $2! That's like 2 soft tacos at Taco Hell.
    okay, i will keep on looking.
     
  3. TheJRK

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    Just watch the last Rocky movie (the one where he's old) a few times. That'll get you pumped. Or watch Warrior, it's like the modern age Rocky.

    You'll have even less motivation when the kid comes.
     
  4. auzzieizm

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    nice! how's the power compared to the EXtrememxxxxxxzzzz??
     
  5. datsveryinterestin

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    should be similar, which means way more than necessary... but blxXxpo feels more solid to me. it is a great stick but to control that power you have to swing really fast so it helps to be confident and be moving well and setting up early just like a heavy racquet. but it is nice to know if you have a little space you can crush it past your opponent and have it stick in the fence.
     
  6. downs_chris

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    agreed...i hit with the newer exxxtreme (not the 2.0) and it was powerful, but it had trouble against heavy hitters...blx pro open can handle the pace...

    what's for dinner peoples?
     
  7. coolblue123

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    BLX Pro sounds like a nice stick! Is it like a Aero Pro clone?

    dinner is clay pot rice with chicken, ginger, and chinese sausage (sap & HW, insert your punchline here...) =P

    So addicted in making this now, cause i have the small lacquered clay pots. I got one of them from the Korean Supermarkets. And I learned how to make rice from it now. Great portion control. Kinda like a personal pan pizza but rice instead.

    Speaking for racquets, has anyone played with a St. Vincent or Chicago version of the pro staff before? I was curious why it is so sought after and demand such a high price? Is it cause it's rare?
     
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  8. datsveryinterestin

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    dinner was leftover chili con carne y queso on tostitos
    tasted better today than fresh out of the crockpot

    sure would be nice to test out my blxPOs against some twmac dooods.
    guess we have to wait for sup to visit and organize a meet. geez
     
  9. downs_chris

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    we need to get one food truck to come to the court...sappy would definitely show up...
     
  10. tennismonkey

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    *yawn*

    1 - anyone have any thoughts on these racquets: 2012 blx six one team (16x18 and less than 11 ounces), the 2012 blx tour (new white and orange paint jobby - less than 11 ounces), BB delta core london.

    2 - what's for lunch people? i'm thinking banh mi but there isn't a place really close to work. may have to trek a bit.
     
  11. downs_chris

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    1 - 2012 blx 6.1 team -- i thought it looked nice in my hand...but it just played kind of bad...didn't feel like it did anything...the other two frames, i'm unsure about!

    2 - i need some ideas...
     
  12. hollywood9826

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    1 - Dont know nothing about any of them frames. But I had to pick without demoing, I would take the BB. Ot looks cooler, and though Ive never hit a BB I always liked the feel of Volkl, and not so much Wilson. Of course things have changed so Im really 0 help.

    2- Fettucine Alfredo and salad and banana and spinich
     
  13. JRstriker12

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    IIRC - Pete preferred the pro staffs made in St. Vincent, I think he felt they were made better or had better feel. He bought their whole inventory of rackets from Wilson before the factory was shut down.
     
  14. coolblue123

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    1. Tour looks cool. But it'll be alot different than your EXO Tour's. It's close to even balance so ur volleys and serves is definitely going to feel different. You're probably going to love groundstrokes alot more. London is good. It'll play more like your EXO. And it's pretty customizable bcz it's pretty light. (11.1 oz I think) My last one is in a nicer home now where it'll be free from pressures of a 3 racquet home.

    2. Thinking about Kohinoor Dhaba. I used to go there weekly. If you love Butter Chicken, you should check out their buffet. Another no-frills place. But their food (buffet) is excellent!
    http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/f6iU...K3ghdqBgfzgk5XjchJbGSQ#K3ghdqBgfzgk5XjchJbGSQ
     
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    i want to hit with a st. vinny!
    Zap: You have one of those? I nominate you to be our TWMAC racquet librarian.
     
  16. JRstriker12

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    Thought Sappy had one gathering dust somewhere next to his stringing machine...
     
  17. downs_chris

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    by stringing machine, you mean clothes hanger...
     
  18. sapient007

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    i'm pretty sure my racquet has seen more action than yours in the past 6 months extending for a couple more years in the foreseeable future.
     
  19. tennischemist

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    totally dominated playing s&v and chip and charge yesterday

    i'm not even good at volleying but seems to be a winning strategy
     
  20. hollywood9826

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    Its obvious you have never seen me volley.
     
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  22. Sup2Dresq

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    All this talk of demos I picked up the Wilson 6.1 95 with the 18x20 pattern. The Delpo is strong in this racquet /end yoda talk
     
  23. Topaz

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    Hit with an older dude using blx tour last night at Wakefield. He was crafty with it, and it is a good stick for slice...the tour series always has been.

    Had lunch with nursing classmates at Jacksons in RTC. Had deviled eggs and chopped salad. Very yummy.
     
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    Did he giggle and raise his left leg for his right handed forehand?

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  25. zapvor

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    get the london! i only hit with mine for 5min and its awesome. i think.
     
  26. zapvor

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    haha i know nothing about rackets......
     
  27. coolblue123

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    did u keep the lead setup? or did you rip it all off? what didn't u like about it?
     
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    happy rainy friday! what's for lunch?
     
  29. hollywood9826

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    Sappy has a Vincent I think. Zap might but hes keeping it secret. He also may have sold it to cover his getting off of his felony charge and not serving time.

    Dats a while pack started a post with different dudes sticks ans setups and stuff. Probably like 500 ppost back or more.

    Zap took the lead to recylcing to get money for a pack of Kunzlers.
     
  30. Angle Queen

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    I often use that strategy if, for nothing else, to throw my opponents off. Make 'em hit a real passing shot or a decent lob (luckily, I'm still, cough, young enough to chase some of them down). Certainly at the low(er) level I play at, you don't see too many S&Vers so it often works, at least for the first set. By then, though, the damage is usually done and they can't figure out if I'm coming in or not!

    And your volleying will get better the more you do it!
     
  31. coolblue123

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    wow, it's next to impossible to find Kunzler's hot dogs or deli meats nowadays in our area. I think Dietz and Watson's or Boar's Head has taken over their turf. But yeah, their deli meats were really good.
    Kunzler's had some amazing full sour pickles. Really good crisp to it. It came in these wooden barrels. Was kinda scary that anyone could of reached in with tongs and got it. And even scarier with ppl like me who just use our hands.
     
  32. coolblue123

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    AQ. I need volley lessons. My skills are going down the tubes. I haven't played in 3 weeks! =(
    btw, made anything cool lately for dinner?
    depending on how the weather is this weekend, planning to make this beef bone noodle soup. I call it Mad Cow Special in a bowl.
     
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  33. coolblue123

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    currently debating whether I need another pan?

    http://www.bensoutlet.com/products/lodge-logic-1

    i have a 13 inch one already, wondering if I need a 10 inch one?
    These lodge logics cast iron pans are really good. I just need to be careful not to drop it though. Or else I have to run downstairs to the basement to pick it up.
     
  34. hollywood9826

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    Are you hurt or something? If you want to hit tommorrw just let me know.

    That ICC makes it way easier for me to get to those Montgomery county areas. 495 sucks, glad they put that ICC in there. It used to take me like 1hr 30 to get to gaithersburg, now it like 1hr
     
  35. sapient007

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    i don't think i think i have a st.vincent. believe it's the generation earlier which makes it Chicago??? i'm not sure... regardless just find the monkey if you want to try it. he's been hitting with it.
     
  36. coolblue123

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    yeah. still in limp mode. eff'ing knee's is giving out. hurts like the dickens when i get off the chair. After 10 minutes of walking then it get slightly better. Been doing lower carbs lately. (Notice i said lower...) i figure if i had to choose between meat and starch to let go. Rather do that later.

    ICC costs like $1.60 to $4 to go through one way! I went on google maps and estimate that we're saving around 6 miles. But if it's 6 miles of congestion, i think its worth it.
     
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    need to get some bananas for bribing.
     
  38. tennismonkey

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    CB - no bribing needed. sappy let me hold it in my tennis bag. it's a chicago. i weighed it last night. 375 grams. it's hefty but it plays amazing. sappy put in some crappy syn gut and it has as much spin as an aeropro drive. i can't imagine it with full poly. not the biggest sweet spot but even balls not hit flush - you get a feeling of the racquet's 375 grams just plowing through the ball. it's a really nice stick.

    get your body back in order and i'll bring it out. also got my hands on four i.radical midplus. i'm selling em on the forums but thought about stringing one of em up for giggles. i used to have one about a decade or so ago. plus i still wanna try the NYC you gots.
     
  39. hollywood9826

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    Cool man, they say fish oil helps that kind of stuff. They also have Krill oil now. I guess if whales eat it it good for cafrtilage and stuff :)

    Is that ICC that much during rush hour? I know when I play disc golf at seneca it easily cut off 30 minutes. And that was weekend no traffic. Can imagine the Rockville peeps working at Ft Meade. Eventually its suposed to go all the way to 295 I think.

    Its that old. And it was like 5 bucks or somethign right?

    I wonder how different all the PS 85s are. from the Chi town, to the vincents, to the chinas, and the TW re release.
     
  40. TheJRK

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    Sounds exactly like what I had... partial tear of my patelar tendon. I was stubborn and still did the FBI's PT test a few days later.

    That was a horrible idea. I was out of doing anything for 3-4 months.
     
  41. hollywood9826

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    Thats close to my 325's weight. My neighbor in the dorms in hawaii played with 85s. not sure which version. but those things did hit monster serves and FHs when i hit the sweetspot. I wasnt really that good then. Wish I had them to hit with when I was in my SD pracitce 3 hrs a day peak.

    I wanna hit with someone this weekend. But want to stay in MD. Whos game?
     
  42. tennismonkey

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    375 grams = 13.2 ounces. that's a hefty stick. but it's also really headlight so it's somewhat maneuverable. i've got a match on saturday but i haven't told my captain yet that i'm prolly gonna play with a demo racquet. "we've secretly replaced tennismonkey's normal racquet with folger's crystals. let's see if his captain notices."

    what's for lunch people? for breakfast i had a naked juice acai machine. i can't even figure out how to type out that letter "c" with the little schmutz hanging off the bottom to spell it properly.
     
  43. coolblue123

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    holy crap. 13.2oz. and that's stocked? Does your shoulder's hurt after hitting with it?

    if you want one of your i-rad's strung. Just bring it over w/ some strings unless u like one in my collection. I still have 2 sets of 17g Rip Controls. Got my NYC's leaded for plow now. ur welcome to try anytime.
     
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    knee cap tendon tear. that'll really suck for me. Can't get down on it when I get my 4th racquet to beg for forgiveness to wife later.

    yeah. rush hour ICC is $3.95. But i think that's when it's worth it. if u let me choose between $4 or stuck sucking exhaust fumes from a 18 wheeler for another 45 mins. I know what I'll choose.

    been taking on 5 gms of fish oil each day. It really helps. Added plus is that it suppresses my appetite.
     
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  45. downs_chris

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    what's for lunch? pho?
     
  46. tennismonkey

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    pho for broken knee cap tendon. isn't that some kind of food recovery idea -- that you have to eat what is broken in you. so that means CB should eat pho with extra tendons and cartilage. i should eat monkey brains. sappy should probably just stop eating.
     
  47. downs_chris

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    if sappy eats nothing, then you're saying, nothing is wrong with him?
     
  48. tennismonkey

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    i'm pretty sure sappy is the picture of perfection. you put together all of the olympic athletes together in a blender and you get sappy.
     
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    If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?
     
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