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  1. coolblue123

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    Best day is thursday for me. We can do Metro Center. Just need to be back by 1pm. Can we do a 11:30am lunch?
     
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    I usually just try to balance it out with alittle lead. (or in my case, I always overlead. =) ) London is really lead and string sensitive. There's alot of properties you can change with the racquet. The one I love the most is adding lead at 5/7. Improves Plow quite a bit. But it killed my serve, but then my serve sux anyways.

    Forget about driving to Eden. Gas prices is going through the roof! Dang hurricane is shutting down all the gulf refineries.

    btw, where do you get banh mi in ur area? I thought all u have around ur area are burgers and Guapos. btw, do they still have Faita Buffets there? I can do a sap on them.
     
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    I wouldnt say I had textbook form, but I had a very good kick serve when I played a bunch. I never thought I would lost the ability so fast. I remeber last time I hit with Dats they wer epretty much jumping right in the blast zone, not over the shoulder or head like they used to. I also have zero placement anymore.

    I just gotta play more.
     
  4. datsveryinterestin

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    oh yah that was fun! :twisted:
     
  5. downs_chris

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    how's the pro open?
     
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    Laid back wrist tricks:

    Accomplish even for a second during the forward swing to point the buttcap at the ball/opponent or open court.

    Pull back on your forehand like your going to hit a two handed forehand. Problem you may be having is that your restricted you motion by openin up too much. Pull bak and let go I the left hand during the forward swing.

    Your wrist may be restricted too mug if your choking up on the grip or your GOP size is too large. Measure from the tip of your hitting hands ring finger to the crease on your palm. I it says 4 3/8 without an over grip maybe you should go down a size.

    Last method is to have sappy use cow prod to encourage you ... However I think he may go mad with power.

    next topic: my fantasy draft is in 3 hours at my local bar. I pick fourth. Standard scoring. Touchdowns equal 6 points. Who should I pick?
     
  7. downs_chris

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    6 points even for QBs?!? then you take Rodgers...even if it was 4 pts per TD, i still think you take rodgers with the 1st pick...
     
  8. Sup2Dresq

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    Popular belief is to choose Rodgers as a fourth round pick over megatron. Calvin is on madden football and I fear the curse ( got caught with Faulk couple years back).
     
  9. tennismonkey

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    if he's available, you take rodgers. the packers have a very easy schedule this year.
     
  10. downs_chris

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    yeah...a lot of mock drafts have rodgers or foster...i'd go with rodgers!

    TM, you ready to hit?
     
  11. hollywood9826

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    Here is the average draft position on ESPN live drafts.

    1 Arian Foster, Hou RB
    2 Aaron Rodgers, GB QB
    3 Ray Rice, Bal RB
    4 LeSean McCoy, Phi RB
    5 Tom Brady, NE QB
    6 Drew Brees, NO QB
    7 Calvin Johnson, Det WR
    8 Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac RB
    9 Chris Johnson, Ten RB
    10 Matthew Stafford, Det QB
    11 Larry Fitzgerald, Ari WR
    12 Andre Johnson, Hou WR
    13 Matt Forte, Chi RB
    14 Cam Newton, Car QB
    15 Marshawn Lynch, Sea RB
    16 Rob Gronkowski, NE TE
    17 Roddy White, Atl WR
    18 Greg Jennings, GB WR
    19 Jimmy Graham, NO TE
    20 Darren McFadden, Oak

    http://games.espn.go.com/ffl/livedraftresults

    It also has averages and stuff like that. Check the Auction values and Ray Rice is #2. 1 and 2 is clearly Foster and Rodgers in most poeples eyes. Rice is a clear number 3. Most likely you will be picking between, McCoy, Brees, Brady and Megatron.

    in a 12 team league Id probably go Brady, and hit hope you get McFadden or Demarco Murray with 2nd pick and AJ Green or Julio Jones with your 3rd pick. Thats right around where the chips should fall.

    10 team league I would grab Brees, maybe Gronk is still out there if not stretch and Grab DMC ( I like DMC). And hit up Welker for the 3rd pick if I didnt get Gronk. If I took Gronk then i would be looking at maybe Jennings floting around still or AJ green. But I could also be tempted by Jamal Charles. That would leave the RBs deep if I had Charles and DMC.
     
  12. hollywood9826

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    Also Rihanna Green Tea

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    hmm...i got Brady and Run DMC...you are wise...
     
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    alex smith baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
     
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    If those were the sticks that won me a Grand Slam, I'd want to stick to those. He should have bought a few hundred. LOL!
     
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    Watching the all-Lotto match between DA-veed and Anderson. Guess their people didn't coordinate wardrobes very well today.
     
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    I would cringe when I saw a winning player throw their racquet into the crowd.I personally would hold onto every stick until they were so unplayable that even Auzzie wouldn't demo it.
     
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    i take it u are referring to the ATP master slicer himself, Dolgopolov during his win yesterday. He is as talented as he is crazy.
     
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    Dolgo aint that talented. Hes overrated

    Until he can do this I am not sold.

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    You mean, you would use them until they turned to dust? I think Auzzie would demo a stick made of 90% duct tape.
     
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    90% is just about the time the stck gets the right amount of flex. At about 97% its time to find new one.
     
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    that old donnay he was in love with was made of 90% duct tape and dinosaur bones. probably pterodactyl by the flex of it.

    what's for breakfast and lunch people?
     
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    Lunch at The Shoppes. Getting me either 5 guys (meh), generic Indian Food (meh), or Moe's (roll eyes). There's always mcDonald's outside too.
     
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    CB -- did i miss sensei when he came to town? you got time to string two m-fil 300's?
     
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    sensai is coming back in mid Sept for a wedding. He's bringing his sensai family.

    Sure, just give me the racquets. Let me know the skips. When do you need the sticks by? May I get it to you by next early next week?
     
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    Hey JRStriker: Nice having lunch with you today. Thanks for recommending Roti. That's some yummy wrap!
     
  29. PaulMan

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    Teddy's Roti Shop on Georgia Ave ftw!!! haha

    Edit: His prices have definitely gone up too much since I used to go there regularly...Authentic cooking but pricey now.
     
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    Maybe not dust but before the racquet turns into a noodle
     
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    No prob. Thanks for meeting up. Needed to get up and move around for a bit. Try District Taco next time.

    BTW- The Roti Salad is pretty good too.
     
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    Have to try that. Authentic Trinidadian cuisine.
     
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    BTW - Anyone watch the Sharapova match last night?

    I was watching while feeding the twins. Who was her opponent and how far down on the rankings was she. Played far back like a clay-courter but the floaty slice backhands she was sending back didn't look convincing.
     
  35. hollywood9826

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    Dad and I were watching it.

    Some Spanish Woman named Lino. I think I remeber them saying she was like 75 right now maybe top 40 at one point.

    Lemme hit Wiki and get the deets
     
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    Won 99 Girls Singles at RG.
     
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    Whats the deal with this Tour Bite string you guys mentioned a few pages back? Is it pretty sweet. Somehtign I should be trying out? Are you going full bed of it? Is it pretty soft for a poly? Does it generate mad spin? Does have good pop? Does it stay playble for a while?

    Thanks
     
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    Good string. Doesn't last particularly long though. Kinda like a more spinny Lux ALU but playable to about 6-7 hrs whereas ALU is lil more than half that.
     
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    Flex is the key to success!!
     
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    IMHO - It's very stiff. I Had Lux ALu around 57, I had to drop Tourbite to about 50.

    It's really good at low tensions. Generates a ton of spin.
    I'd play it in a full bed or hybrid with another poly since the square shape will probably cut through gut/synthetic gut/multis pretty quick.
     
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    JRs, you think so? Hmmm, I guess since I strung both in the low 50's I didn't see a huge difference. Plus, I also think ALU is a relatively stiff poly too.
     
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    I found out that I have the 1st pick in my league. Woot! Looks like it'll be Foster just because he's that much better than the next RB. I like Rodgers a ton too, but small chance I'll take him...Now the 2nd round pick will be the best QB/WR available at 28. That's right - 14 team league - slim pickings at later rounds and waiver wire pickups...
     
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    True, I just found tourbite to be even stiffer.

    I strung it at the same tension as ALU and lost a lot of pop. I generally didn't string below 55 in my MGPPs but had to drop to around 50 to get that pop back.
     
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    Her opponent was a clay courter who is barely 5'4". Terrible matchup...for her.
     
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    True. (10 char).
     
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    what's for lunch? i need some ideas...kabob?
     
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    Haha, I slept through lunch. Totally messed up schedule.
     
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    gosh i didnt had a chance to check in. so busy. what happened to everyone today?
     
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    Man, I'm not terribly impressed by TW's stringjobs! Tension doesn't feel that even. I don't think they use an electronic tensioning machine - feels way too loose - gotta be a lockout. Guess I'm too used to my Bab Star and being damn anal with my stringjobs...
     
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    dang and I use my teeth to pull tension on my dropweight.
    opps. hope the monkey isn't reading this..
     

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