Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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

  1. hollywood9826

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    Is he even playing? Either way I dont think hes ready yet to get tons of points.

    If Obama showed up at my office my boss would be the one hugging him(he loves him) I think everyone else would try to to not be there. They pretty much hate him.

    Why would you get rid of the CJ and replace it with what is essentially a bigger CJ? You will get that V8 power and 6MPGs though. Probably just keep the CJ or get something different.
     
  2. sapient007

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    that was quite an impressive display of the lack of discipline for the foreskins today..
     
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    Refs didn't do much to control the game either. But agreed.
     
  4. JRstriker12

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    Had a blast in the tennis clinic Sunday. Of course I'm paying for it. Right knee is super sore. Everything else is sore.

    Nearly passed out during the cardio section of the clinic. Fast hitting drills followed by running a lap around the court, then jumping jacks or running in place until you were back up to hit. Ugh.

    Did okay, but my net game is trash right now. 3 month old Lux M2 poly prob didn't help any with feel around the net.
     
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    Finally got to play 1.5 hours of tennis yesterday. Feeling it today. NYC is awesome. Reconfiguring lead setup to 10/4 because I need need alittle more plow. We'll see.

    Thinking about making Stir Fry fresh flat noodles tonight. I think I am close to perfecting my recipe. Had the biggest constraint which is how to stir fry with a normal BTU range. I just cooked in smaller batches. Hoping I have some space on my next house to put in a high BTU range outdoors. Thinking about using a turkey fryer and some bricks. Any thoughts?

    JRStriker: Great to hear u got the MOCA working. Care to share what I didn't do on the router that I should of done?
     
  6. tennismonkey

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    welcome back to tennis wookie. sounds like the tennis clinic was fun except for the part where you run around the court doing laps and cardio. if i wanted to run laps and do cardio -- i would run laps and do cardio. more racquet on ball action.

    CB let's hit soon. thanks to sandbag king paulman, i now have three londons that are all over the place in specs. but the lightest and most headlight one plays the best. at least to me. i guess i can't complain about quality control on sticks that are probably going to be discontinued.

    messed around with the mfil 300's. decent power and spin but not exactly comfortable. not a fan of dunlop grips either. wanna try em out with prince resipro replacement grips which to my hands feels a little bit like heaven.
     
  7. coolblue123

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    when did u get the third London? Sure, gotta let my knees recover first. Maybe by end of this week (at least). I have to try them 300's. I swung with those and it felt pretty nice. I am so addicted to lighter weight stiff racquets now. Do alittle lead adjustment and good to go.
     
  8. JRstriker12

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    CB: Honestly, I'm not sure if I could pinpoint the problem. It took me a couple of tries to get it right (the instructions were missing a few steps in terms of setting the IP ranges so you could change the IP of the "MOCA'ed" router - I also took your advice in provisioning IP addresses on the main router). I had to factory reset and retry a few times after I disabled the wrong setting and connected it to the coax.

    Once I got all the settings right and finally got an internet connection on my laptop (I turned off wifi on the "MOCA'ed" router and connected with a Ethernet cable) I connected it to my Xbox.

    On the Xbox, I still had to manually format the gateway, and DNS server addresses from the "MOCA'ed" router to my primary WI-FI router for the Xbox to get a proper internet connection.

    Streaming is now a snap - All HD on Netflix. I love it. However, seems like people lagging now get the jump on me in FPS.

    It's working so far. But since there were some kinks in automatically detecting the settings and IP - I'm just wondering if things might break down the road. I think there still might be something off with the way its assigning IPs. For some reason my laptop had the DNS IP and Gateway IP changed to the second "MOCA'ed" router even after I disconnected and went to WiFi. Had to fix by turning off the MOCA router and requesting a new IP.
     
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  9. JRstriker12

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    Yeah, feels good to be back.

    There was plenty of hitting practice, and I much rather run when I know there's tennis involved. Yeah, we ran a lap but there was a tennis drill after every lap so much better than a boring run (anyone remember Sup's around the world drill??). Fortunately this was only about the first 15-20 minutes. After that it was king of the court and dingles variations.

    My sad state of conditioning showed how far I need to go to get back into 4.0 singles shape. Hitting the gym hard once my knee is a little less sore.
     
  10. sapient007

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    what's for lunch?
     
  12. tennismonkey

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    pretty sure for lunch we are getting a tornado downs. how can you think about lunch when a major storm is brewing?
     
  13. downs_chris

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    it's storming? ohh, just looked outside...the trees are moving more than normal...
     
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    This storm better not screw up my plan to play Borderlands later today.
     
  15. hollywood9826

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    Hey thanks for reminding me I gotta gotta cop that chumpy on my home.
     
  16. sapient007

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    ps3 or 360? lets get some TWMAC gaming action going on now that tennis is out of the question due to everyone popping babies left and right..

    when i first joined,

    *tfm was complaining about his 2nd child. not he has 7
    *magma has one mnay moons ago. prob got 3 by now
    *JRK has 1
    *dats has 1
    *JRS has 3 in the span of 18 months
    *gandalf got 1. at least 25% of his DNA contributed
    *jrrprostaf prob has 1 or 2
    *chipmunk prob got 1

    might of miss 1 or 2.. this chapter is spawning quicker than china in the 80s.
     
  17. Sup2Dresq

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    Sappy,Jrk, jrs,dats, Hw.....etc,

    If one was to get a new gaming system today which one would you recommend?

    Going to try to check out Nike clubs this weekend.

    Fantasy football going well. Glad if it continues.

    Moving. Every unattended cardboard box is an immediate acquisition.
     
  18. tennismonkey

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    CB has 2.
    paulman has a gaggle of em.
    angle queen has a pair too.
    downs has an entire village in thailand.
     
  19. Sup2Dresq

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    Anybody watch the amc series 'the walking dead'. I ask if the zombies attack which 4 other members beside yourself would you want/need to survive.

    Myself, and:

    -xisbum, who probably been seen it all.
    -Hw, who probably knows everything else xisbum doesn't know.
    -sappy, who probably has every gadget. Also could find a buffet serving in the middle of the chaos.
    -topaz, for first aid.

    Honorable mention: Jrk, who probably has the guns an ammo, but would either bleed to death while cutting up a guacamole, or argue with zombies for their dress attire. Dats, who somehow attracts the living to punch him ... Could possibly be better target for Zombies than oneself.
     
  20. JRstriker12

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    Borderlands 2 looks really good. I'd pick it up but I have no time to play it.
     
  21. JRstriker12

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    IMHO - Wait a year for the next gen of consoles or get a gaming PC.
     
  22. hollywood9826

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    Ill play this game

    Sup, who would buy me crab soup and beers
    Xis, who would buy me BBQ, 100 Year Old Greaseburgers and beers
    Sappy, for aforementioned gadgets
    TFM (GRHS), who would buy me 1 beer after trying to bilch on the bet.

    Sorry JRK and Dats you guys would possibly make to big of a dent in my beer reserves.
     
  23. hollywood9826

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    If I didnt have an Xbox 360 already I would probably wait and see what the new ones look like.

    Most of the games I play now are cross all the platforms so to me it would be whichever had the best graphics. So of the current ones It woudl PS3. Bonus points for the Blu-ray player.

    Thats all I got is a 360 and that will probably be all I am going to have for a freakin long time.
     
  24. sapient007

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    you guys want me because i'm over 220lbs and is prob delicious grilled
     
  25. tennismonkey

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    regular meat marbling:

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    sapient's marbling. look at all the awesome fat. he's china's answer to kobe beef.

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  26. zapvor

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    hahahhahaha

    actually i would put you on the list too sappy. and topaz. not sure about the other 2
     
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    BTW - My employer is hiring in a bunch of positions. If you know anyone who is looking, let me know and I can send the full position descriptions.

    Sr. Business Analyst (USAID)
    Sr. Project Manager (USAID)
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  29. zapvor

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    thanks jrs! can you email me
     
  30. JRstriker12

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    Which position(s)? FYI - some positions require a clearance.
     
  31. JRstriker12

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    Been looking at PC builds for a while. You can easily beat Xbox and PS graphics with a $150-$200 gpu, plus a blue ray player is an easy install.

    If I had to pick between the xbox and ps - I think it comes down to what games you like to play. I think Sony has the better exclusive titles, but if you're looking for FPS (COD, BF3) the online community seems to be larger on xbox. Plus with games like COD, xbox gets the DLC releases earlier.

    Also seen problems with BF3 with input lag on PS. PS also was initially left out of things like the special assignment bonus weekends to Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer.
     
  32. coolblue123

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    To correct, CB has 2 known ones. Please ignore the rumors otherwise...
     
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    Do I get to inject you all with needles? If so, I'm in!
     
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    AQ joined the TWMAC with two already in tow. ;)

    For me to have any more would take a medical miracle on more than one front (and would be swiftly followed by a malpractice action!).
     
  35. hollywood9826

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    The Virgin Mary didnt sue anybody.
     
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    tmonk: got tired of your racquets? r u cleaning house? What's the next stick you have in mind?
     
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    CB -- londons were not as advertised. TW's make them seem light (11.2 ounces) and very low swingweight (311 i think). in reality they are hefty (11.5 oz with no overgrips) and relatively high swingweight (325-330 at least to me). they are extremely comfortable though so that was good. and they are kinda rocket launcher like powerful at times which is sometimes good i guess. and they are about average to good spin but nothing redonkulous.

    m-fil 300 were great in all ways except it's been two days since hitting and my wrist is still sore. so my search continues.

    on my list is exo3 tour team and donnays of all shapes and sizes. oh and your NYC. wanna see if the slightly thicker 23mm beam bothers me. and if it plays like a london only lighter.
     
  38. coolblue123

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    I want to try the Pacific X Fast Pro 100. I don't even play attention to certain specs in TW anymore. I just get a general feel.

    NYC is available. I am free on Friday, let me know. And bring your 300's I want to try.
     
  39. sapient007

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    was cleaning out my hdd today

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  40. JRstriker12

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    LOL!

    Forgot about that one.
     
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    JRS, could you send me the descriptions for the Business Improvement Lead, and ICAM Business Analyst positions? I have a buddy that is searching for a new job. Thanks homeskillet.
     
  42. JRstriker12

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    No prob. Just sent them through your profile. Let me know if you get them. I also included my work email.
     
  43. T_Mo820

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    anyone want to hit, especially on the weekends? 3.5-4.0 player
     
  44. tennismonkey

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    welcome T-Mo. there's a few of us in DC, MD and VA. where are you located?
     
  45. zapvor

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    welcome! lets hit. i am 3.5 on a good day.
     
  46. zapvor

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    fuzzymj @ gmail please. any one is fine:)
     
  47. sapient007

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    application by volume. now that's how one should roll

    p.s is the pres job avail? i heard it pays well so i want it
     
  48. coolblue123

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    Welcome T_Mo820! TWMac membership fees (u only need to satisfy one of the criterias):
    - $1,000,000 fee to zapvor (our fearless chairman/ CEO)
    - Own more than 1 racquet. (Premium if you own two of same racquet)
    - Can give us a recipe for Kai Rabert (TWMac's national Dish which it seems like no one can give us a straight answer on how to cook).
    - Play with a Dunlop, Yonex, Volkl, or Boris Becker Racquet.
    - Doesn't mind talking about food even though that this is a tennis oriented forum.
    - The "3 racquet rule," is non-existent in your home.
     
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  49. TheJRK

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    Got 'em, thanks man.
     
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    10 minutes into Borderlands 2 and I already want to murder Claptrap.
     

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