Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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

  1. tennismonkey

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    how about tarantula cake?

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  2. datsveryinterestin

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    the aji at meneki neko was awesome last night.
    the rolls are pretty meh, but if you want nigiri hit it up!
     
  3. coolblue123

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    these pics of snakes and spiders making me hungry. off to lunch! extra tendons in my monkey brain soup please.
     
  4. tennismonkey

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    is your native language something else (martian?) and you use google translate to post on our forum?

    after re-reading your sentence. i think you mean ahi tuna. i have no idea what aji is. and i'm guessing meneki neko is some sort of ethiopian japanese fusion restaurant. i'm intrigued.
     
  5. tennismonkey

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    here's a better cake. yes it's a cake.

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  6. datsveryinterestin

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    senor monkey: no ahi is different from aji

    one is tuna and one is horse mackeral. geez.
    but talking about sushi right after looking at fetus cakes
    isn't good for the appetite!
     
  7. hollywood9826

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    That cake is disturbing.
     
  8. tennismonkey

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    dats - my lesser half works in falls church. she's gonna try that place for lunch. got pretty good yelp reviews.

    hwood - so for years you have been posting some "interesting" things on these forums. and that cake is what you find disturbing. awesome! mission accomplished. :)
     
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    just nigiri, sashimi, or chirashi.... no rolls!
    maybe an UDON or RAMEN
    or TONKATSU dealio.

    ok i get free ball of wasabi for every person that goes! yay for me!
     
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  12. tennismonkey

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    +1 to the L&L's. they also need a zippy's. and a leonard's bakery for malasadas. nom nom nom.
     
  13. mikeler

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    +1 on this.
     
  14. hollywood9826

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    Yes on the Zippys. I also woudl like some pork manapua's. And whay cant some cruddy gas station around here sell Spam Musubi?
     
  16. coolblue123

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    L&L's BBQ is the best! Wifey and I were there in honolulu for our honeymoon. Had L&L's at least 5x's. They have one in San Jose as well. Although, it's a franchise, doesn't taste as good as the one in Hawaii.
    But man, talk about sugar and starch in their food. Their bbq pork is like sugar syrup infused meat.

    paying the price of Indian buffet right now... :-(
     
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  17. TheJRK

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    Supposedly there is a bakery here in Arlington that sells malasadas. I need to find it... now.
     
  18. tennismonkey

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    you say that like it's a bad thing? :???:
     
  19. tennismonkey

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    lol. you think just like me. i found a review for a restaurant in clarendon called 3 Bar and Grill that used to sell malasadas with a dark chocolate and coffee dipping sauce. yum. but apparantly they are closed.

    i used to make malasadas at home with a home deep fryer, pillsbury biscuit mix and a paper bag filled with sugar. but i wanna go pick up a dozen and not have my house smell like fries all day.

    find that malasadas place and post JRK!
     
  20. Sup2Dresq

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    thanks to a Wilson connection I got a chance to try out the luxilon 4g string. Easy poly to string up. Seems soft on impact and low on power. Other play testers with bigger racquet heads than 95 seem to enjoy the added control. I strung up my 95 with a full set and it really tamed it. Unfortunately it tamed the power more than my liking.
     
  21. hollywood9826

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    You gota string it at like 35 lbs to really feel the strenf of the 4G
     
  22. tennismonkey

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    sup - your a big wilson guy. these are the wilson sticks on my list. thoughts please for my game.

    blx six one team - 10.7 ounces, 95 sq in, 16x18.
    blx pro staff 100 - 10.7 ounces, 100 sq in, 16x18.
    blx pro open -- 11 ounces, 100 sq in, 16x18.

    and discuss. . .
     
  23. hollywood9826

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    Just get the one with the stiffest shaft.









    Thats what she said.
     
  24. coolblue123

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    open has good spin.
    the orig mr giggily just switched to the staff 100 a month ago. u should ask him too.
     
  25. tennismonkey

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    sensei went to the pro staff 100? man. i think that's gotta be the one. i've modeled my entire game after his. and it's moved me from a bad 4.0 to a passable 4.0.
     
  26. coolblue123

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    i just picked some green chilis from my plant. My first time growing! So elated that it worked.
    Planning to make a good chili sauce.
    Any recommendations?

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  27. coolblue123

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    he has been a wilson fan for the past three sticks (except a brief hit with a bab pdgt lite, which hits amazingly well). his first one was a $80 kfury or something like that. i think i hit rock bottom knowing i got bageled by a master who uses a racquet half my sticks value.
    then the taunting and giggling started. he would always asked me, how many pros uses my brand of racquets during games. yonex, becker, vantage. got distracted/mad and b4 i knew it triple bagel pts.. story of my life against him. :(
     
  28. Sup2Dresq

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    Team is craft good doubles stick
    100 ( ironic only Asian good player down here uses it) good stick if your a two hander IMO
    Open- a little heft and you can generate spin. Not the best serving stick.

    Try the juice 100. Nasty stick and lots of power. Could make you shifu times three
     
  29. coolblue123

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    ever wondered what kind of fish Bass fillets came from and why is it so cheap from supermarkets?
    http://www.vimeo.com/11817894

    yum yum. always wonder about how this paradigm will work long term in our economy when things that are made overseas are cheaper than made here.
     
  30. coolblue123

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    hey tennis chem: any comments on nomination of Paul Ryan as Republican VP ticket?
     
  31. downs_chris

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    Raining down here at sectionals. Playing the waiting game now. Fun!

    What's for lunch people? I might need to eat again.
     
  32. mikeler

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    The VP stuff is always funny. Most administrations the VP actually seems to do very little work.
     
  33. Topaz

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    What waiting game? You took our courts!!!!
     
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    what's for lunch?
     
  36. Sup2Dresq

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    Tennis monkey did you decide on a Wilson demo?

    On a side note, was asked by an Italian friend to be his doubles partner for a tennis exhibition. I said no. He signed me up regardless. Guy is a 3.5 max but zero backhand, zero second serve, anti-volley skills. He gets by with his athletic skill from soccer. Well they sent out pamphlets and next thing you know I'm getting a call an hour ahead. Played a 9.0 men's doubles team. Got killed. 0-6, 2-6. I counted three winners from anybody the entire match.

    Italian friend: yo we need to get a rematch.
    Sup: I've already played this match three times
    Italian friend: huh? This is first time yo!
    Sup: nope. Three times. First time. Last time. Never again.

    Goran quote for the win
     
  37. coolblue123

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    sup: You must be a 5.5? =) At least u didn't need to do much? Let me guess the opponents kept on hitting to the other guy?
     
  38. tennismonkey

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    demoed a couple sticks. the winner has been the prostaff 100. also tried the exo3 tour team, blx six one team, blx tour (orange/blue version). the prostaff 100 was the lightest stick but had the best control. all the other ones felt meh (exo3 tour team) or sluggish (blx tour and blx six one team).

    the juice 100 i liked demoing. it plays a lot like an APD to me. great pop and crazy spin. but next to no touch or control unless you are spinning every shot. if i wanted to sit at the baseline bashing groundies with top - this would be the winner.

    so i wanna demo a few more sticks in the sub 10.7 to 11.2 ounce range just to make sure i'm not missing anything. otherwise i'm joining the evil empire with terrible quality control and hope to find two prostaff 100's that are close in specs.
     
  39. coolblue123

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    leftover monkey brain soup. But probably just a sandwich and soup downstairs. Had a 3:30am one on one stare down with my 3 month'er.
    I put her on my bed, I stare at her wondering why she isn't sleeping and she yelling/snapping at me demanding I walk all around the house. She won of course, and when 3:30am came around she went to sleep.

    She went to bed first, so I think I won. I am on my 4th cup of coffee already. Thinking about going downstairs getting some red bull.

    What's better at keeping me awake? Downstairs have the following:
    Red Bull
    Monster
    Throttle
    5 hour Energy
    Some mystery drink that claims to have natural herbs in there.
     
  40. coolblue123

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    tmonk: try my becker NYC!
     
  41. tennismonkey

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    i graduated high school. it's all of the above CB. you mix all those drinks together and you will stay awake. or die. one of those two things will happen. both options will sound good to you.

    CB -- also need your NYC to demo. on paper it looks similar to the prostaff 100 i have been holding in my hand all weekend. i seriously have been holding it watching the olympics, making dinner, playing on the computer, taking a dump, etc etc.
     
  42. hollywood9826

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    JRK - That pic was awesome. I thought it was a T-Shirt, but it was a poster.

    I want to buy that on a T-Shirt. And the Macho Man one. Make this happen.

    Thanks.
     
  43. hollywood9826

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    monkey, did you use to play with Ti 80's? I dont know if the strings or the frame, but these bad boys have some pop. Or maybe my 13oz war clubs had zero power. But that what I liked about them, but I did feel better volleying with the 80's which sort of surprised me. maybe the TF were too dead to volley with. With the 80's it felt like I just had to meet the ball where the TFs always felt like i had to provide some power at the net.

    Maybe its the 16x19 that gets more power. Im confused.
     
  44. tennismonkey

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    ti80's are good sticks. great feel and good pop depending on string choice. i had the light ones which promoted fast swing speeds which made spin really easy too. but the bone stock 11.8 ounce-ish ti80's should feel more lively than your 14 ounce, dense string pattern technifibres. the ti80s are really similar to the tfight 320's -- the old box beam ones. just my 2 cents.
     
  45. JRstriker12

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    Sup, have you tried the juice pro? Not that I'll be on the courts any time soon, but I was checking out the stats.
     
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    Have no clue, but the Roti breakfast wrap will keep me full until I decide.

    CB- I usually install a direct coffee drip IV. Feeding schedule right now is like, 11pm 2am 5am and just before we have to get out the front door/do anything important...LOL!
     
  47. tennismonkey

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    artist rendition of what the wookie may look like at home:

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  48. coolblue123

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    u r going to use the same stick as the mr. giggle master? OMG. You will certainly lose your cool license. He told me the other day, he beat a ringer in his 3.5 league (he thought he was at least a 5.0), by slicing everything back. beat him out of frustration. Man plays dirty (I like it), gave the poor sandbagger a mental scar.

    sure, when u want to demo, let me know. I have courts in front of my place. That's like my only racquet now (that is, I only have 1 racquet), so I'll have to use one of your's. I am probably most free on Friday's, or weekend am's before 9:30am.

    awake and dead on energy drinks: sounds like one of those x-games/ Return of the Living Dead Saga's. Wouldn't it be cool to have skateboarding zombie's attack tennis players who drop lobs, giggles, and make fun of them?
    Sorry I get bitter when I am sleepy... Mr. Mcgee (or McGiggles), don't get me sleepy. You wouldn't like me when I am sleepy... (turns into some big green guy with big muscles..)
     
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    So... potty training is fun. Got the daughter some pull ups and showed her how to pull them up and down.

    Put her down in her crib for a nap and heard her saying "daddy" about 10 minutes later. Go into her room and she tells me "I did it daddy" with an excited tone in her voice. You would've thought she just won the gold medal in the 100 meter freestyle.

    I look in her crib and there is pile of crap the size of a softball. It reminded me of that scene in Close Encounters of the Third Kind where Richard Dreyfuss builds Devils Tower in his living room. :-?
     
  50. coolblue123

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    no kidding. I think I've reached my limit on coffee now. Only thing is keeping me awake is going to pee as a result of the 5th cup of coffee.

    wonder what happens if i stick my finger inside the cigarette lighter? Sounds like a Mr. Bean Movie.
    I know what Sap's going to say, "Is that what they call that now?" =)
     

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