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  1. JRstriker12

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    Bab VS Gut - the flat-hitter's dream?

    25 anniversary prestige looks okay. I'm more partial to the red PJ than mostly black.
     
  2. tennismonkey

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    dats -- are you on youtube? i gotta see your matches cuz they sound epic. maybe even legendary.

    wookie -- msv focus hex full bed is pretty comfy. more arm friendly than tour bite 17g and 18g. how does big blue or whatever poly you been using compare?
     
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    Yes the first serve ace though the fence is an itimdating shot. Is more impactful yet still when you have a court behind you and the other guys are playing an epic point and have to call a let becuase your serve balsted through the fence and rolled into the net. Then the guy who just got aced has to ask for the ball back.

    Sucky is the 1st serve ace through the fence that roll into the creek at Havre de Grace High school. BTW HdG now has the best lighted courts around. But the courts themselves are still slanted pretty heavily.

    And yes VS Gut is the best string to pull the 1st serve ace thought the fence intimidation.

    That technique is what that curly guy needs to teach. Not Camel Toe Tech or Lang ball larry Tech.
     
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    And those 99 are the ones that are supposed to be like super open pattern?

    Thats been done as stated previoulsy. With those Princes and that epic Mizuno Pro MV that auzzie had was like the spin monster of all frames in history.
     
  5. tennismonkey

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    auzzie with the wilson steam 99s could probably create enuff spin to change the rotation of the earth. the mayans predicted this.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. JRstriker12

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    I've been on the tour bite train since last USTA season.

    I'm happy and I have several packs of it, so I'm sticking with it right now. Playing once a week means the three packs I have will last a good two years. LOL!
     
  7. JRstriker12

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    I think we might have two college players in one of the tennis clinics I go to. There are two women with mad nasty volleys.

    It's amazing how much stick they can get on anything near the net.

    It's also amazing how many easy sitters I can shank into the net.

    Hit a frame-shank, half-volley winner. Pro says "WTF was that????!!!?!?!?!"
     
  8. zapvor

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    the new blades are pretty nice. but they are a lot like the k factors. better paint. the steam is where its at!
     
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    What's for dinner?
     
  10. datsveryinterestin

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    I had tandoori chicken served on a bed of homemade saag.
    yeah, thats right i said it.
    Saag.
    Deal with it!
    Wasnt expecting much but it was very tasty!
     
  11. McLovin

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    Empanadas.
     
  12. McLovin

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    Not yet. Will you still have them this weekend?
     
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    Ask the cockroach at your leesburg bar.
     
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    What kind?
     
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    Greek food: geek salad, lemon chicken soup,grilled octopus with lemon sauce and grilled ribs with same freakin awesome sauce.
     
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    Hoisin Chicken Stir-Fry.

    Got the rice perfect this time. I swear I make it the same way every time...and yet, it's like a lottery of results. As some point, I suppose, I should break down and buy a rice cooker.
     
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    Costco has them good and cheap AQ! He!! I'll send you one if you'd like!
     
  18. coolblue123

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    rice cookers are hit or miss depending on the hitting element under the rice pot. whatever u do, don't use a metal scrapper to scrap rice or else it will stick. we brought a National despite my mom's wishes. they are the elephant brand family but after 10 yrs, so far so good.

    but not worth it if u eat rice in seldom. they make a microwavable one too now.

    dinner for me is homemade silken chicken with sausage claypot rice. even made my own ricepot soy sauce sauce.

    I am surprised no one said papa johns. 6 toppings large for $10
     
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  19. zapvor

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    i love how we know so much about rice cookers. currently i am just going old school like AQ and making it on the stove. i like my rice mushy so i put extra water
     
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    Aroma brand rice cooker has worked out fine for us. Last I saw, Costco had it for ~$20? Can't go wrong...

    Old school rice cooking is awesome especially if you want slightly burnt crisp rice at the bottom. So awesome! Almost like rice crackers but with weight and depth of flavor! haha
     
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    psh sappy you dont finish your rice?????!
     
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    That was a fun frame. Why did I sell it for $35 bucks again??
    I wish I could create more spin! you were outspinning me the last time we played!
     
  24. McLovin

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    My wife's kind. I believe she mixes ground pork, ground beef & chorizo.

    Rice is one of our staples (wife is Puerto Rican), and we've been using this rice cooker for years:

    http://www.zojirushi.com/products/nspc

    Simple & easy, gets the job done perfect every time.
     
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    i think i should have a rice cooker poll.
    What's your favorite brand of rice cooker?
    - Zojirushi (elephant brand)
    - National (i think National brought Tiger awhile back)
    - Aroma (Can't go wrong since it's endorsed by Mr. Martin Yan)
    - Black and Decker (surprisingly good for the price)
    - Microwave Plastic Rice Cooker
    - Stone Age Technology older schooler like me does this half the time by using a lacquered claypot and use charcoal to cook my rice. You can see me sometimes on sunny days with a hand fan to cook my rice on my deck. There is a big difference in taste. Yes, it does have a slight brown crust on the bottom and only use rice and water to create the crust. Humbles me to think how much time my ancestors took to cook a meal.
     
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    Anyone has experience in buying a house that's built in the 60's?
    What are some of the stuff I should look out for?
    So far I can only think of Lead and Radon Testing. But it's been gutted and rebuilt, I am hoping these problems will be kept to a minimal.
     
  27. tennismonkey

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    *yawn*

    lost to BNT last night in dubs. 6-1, 3-6, 4-6. he hit more second serve aces (3) than first serve aces (2) against me. but towards the end of the night his serve didn't look like a fast moving blur. it only looked like a regular moving blur.

    CB -- we have an elephant one. quick cook feature and keeping the rice warm for an entire weekend is nice. we mostly cook a mixture of kokuho rose and some brown rice. i think it's supposed to be healthier for you. i didn't even know rice can be cooked without a rice cooker. sounds complicated.
     
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    i should have a few of them -- hopefully i get a chance to string them -- i might lend one to a friend...

    oh yeah...gross...
     
  29. McLovin

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    Sweet. I was planning on demoing some frames after the new year (VCORE Tour 97, one of the new Dunlops, maybe new Pro One 97) and was thinking of one of the new Blades or the PS 100 (+ a bunch of weight).

    Since its a limit of 4 at TW, maybe I can eliminate the Blade from the list.
     
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    I can bring my 15 yo to referree... and another 12 pack :twisted:
     
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    Cool,

    These are prob gone already from remodel, but asbestos tiles. Might be obvious, but look for signs of moisture in the basement walls if any of them are exposed (peeling paint, etc.). I bought a house that was built in 63, and the biggest expense was waterproofing the basement later after I found out how much water came in on big storms. If furnace and water heater are newer than the 60s, that will be good. The old ones can last forever, but newer ones are so much more energy efficient. Are the windows and roof newer as well? Original windows are probably letting out a lot of heat if they weren't replaced in the remodel.

    Good luck! Is this your first house?
     
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    I've got a Zojirushi as well... I think it was a wedding gift from 10 years ago.

    I always use the "quick cook" feature. Why the hell would I want to wait longer for rice?

    The only time I make rice though is when I make ahi poke or chili. Please do not call chili with rice "Obama's chili"... people were eating it like that well before Obama was going to Punahou.
     
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    I got a Zoji rice cooker similar to the one that sappy posted. Only beef is the Brown Rice doesnt quite get done enough, as mine does not have the brown rice setting.

    But that thing is way better than stove method.

    I also had a little 15 dollar cheapy Yan Can Cook Aroma I bought at BX while I was in korea. It did the job better than stove, but not as good as elephant.
     
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    Hrmmm, maybe i should get a Pink Blade 98 for 69 bucks and string it up with pink cyclone and crush all u chumpz.... hrmmmmm
    dang it... i should just open a nova demo center and have an excuse for 50 racquets
    blxproopens on sale for 79. if anybody wants an inexpensive pure drive... they play pretty sweet. seriously.. i could crush u wit dem janks too!
    prestigemid on sale for 89. finally a sale on interesting items!
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    i dunno why people have rice cookers... almost every kind of rice i have is 1cup rice to 1&1/3 cup water. boil for 20-25min. serve. although sometimes when i am making my main course masterpiece i must admit i sometimes forget to make the rice which is why i served my chicken on a bed of spinach and just hoped it was good and filling enough.
    i also have zero counter space for another appliance.
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    ok who wants to set up a weekly hit time at skyline? i needz to get some tennis & exercise. jrk? topaz? anybody? sigh. back to my donuts. let me know if anybody is interested. werd.
     
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    Yeah Zojiroshi's are the original quality rice cookers; sells for a premium but definitely worth it in keeping rice "fresh" for a few days.

    Almost all brown rice takes a good bit longer to cook, so without that feature - the cooker prematurely thinks the rice is done...
     
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    I'm at Annandale these days...only at Skyline for matches. You should call Carol and see what they have.
     
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    We throw all sorts of rice in our National and cooks well. For brown rice, I've always use the Tsumani Brand (It has a pic of a Crane on there). It cooks relatively similar to regular rice in terms of amt of water. But we have that fuzzy logic engine working in there. I've heard of ppl pre-soak their brown rice before cooking. But I just throw it in and throw it a tad more water to cook.

    Yan Can Cook Cookers cooks Pilaf really well. I've had two from Costco. The heating element from the two always are alittle more hotter than what I am use too.

    Wow, didn't realize I have 5 types of rice in my house. They are all for different uses.

    Rose Brand (Short Grain): Congee
    Brown Rice
    Sona Masori: Indian Dinner on Thurs. Night's
    Basmati: Indian and Briyani (which btw, Costco Brand is alot more aromatic than Royal)
    Jasmine Rice: Daily Staple

    Only rice i don't have is Restaurant Rice (Blue Ribbon). Only thing that's label Blue Ribbon I use is beer. (Insert beer joke here.) Don't care, I still stand by my choice for beer.
     
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    Dats,

    want to meet at skyline to hit. Oh wait the commute.


    Cb,

    Blue ribbon joke...well ok (courtesy of a google search)

    A guy walks into a bar, sits down, and asks, "bartender, got any specials?"

    Bartender answers, "yes, as a matter of fact we have a drink invented by a gynecologist patron of ours.

    It's a mix of pabst blue ribbon beer and Smirnoff vodka

    The guy asks, "good grief what do you call that?"

    The bartender replied "it's a pabst smir"
     
  40. datsveryinterestin

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    with 400+hp you should be able to get here in no time!
     
  41. zapvor

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    wow really? i remember your basement looking freaking awesome. complete with that 100in tv!
     
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    me too! i am tempted between the blade, or the donnay. you get blade and i will get donnay that way we can both demo:p
     
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    Skyline is like a ghost town lately... I'm pretty sure we could walk unto the courts at any time. Need to distract the wife with something to do while I play though. The only reason I can go to MMA practice is because it's right at nap/sleepy time for both kids. Perfect... I go get ribs broken while little children are nestled all snug in their beds and visions of sugar-plums dance in their heads.
     
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    I bought a new house 7 years ago. The old one was nice too, but a lot more work. Albeit, with a much more reasonable mortgage.
     
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    ohh ok. did you figure out that lock for the string machine? 7yrs ago was the height of the crazy housing bubble? your mortgage must be crazy
     
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    +1 to what NiteFly said about 60s (or older) housing. My first house was 1940s and had exterior asbestos shingles/siding. They were holding up well but I would have dreaded having to pull them down to put something else.

    Other thing to watch with housing of that age is actually outside. Beware the large tree(s) and shrubs close to the house. Taking down a high-risk tree is downright expensive. Also, the water/sewer lines in the ground to the street are probably not PVC....and are highly susceptible to being blocked by fine roots from those said trees. No real way to test that stuff short of running a roter-rooter w/video down the lines (which isn't normally part of a home inspection)...but just keep it in the back of your mind as a potential future worry/expense.

    Good luck! There's some nice things about older homes, namely the materials and craftsmanship. They also are in established neighborhoods (which has its pros and cons) but, properly vetted, can be a good investment.
     
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    my house is pushing 100yrs old. i thought it was old until i visited italy. it's good for another 2k years.
     
  48. zapvor

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    is everyone buying houses instead of rackets now?
     
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    houses are the new lunches...
     
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    Did you buy an old house to disguise your cylon factory?

    Farking good move!
     

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