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  1. coolblue123

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    Got half a set of 17g Prince Beast I want to try. Wondering if I should put in some good multi (cross) to offset any harshness for this poly? If not, I'll just cross it with some el'cheapo OGSM 17g and string it low.
    Just got my 3rd NYC from ****. Going to play it near stock. Only minimum lead on 12 and 6 and bridge. Even enticed to just put some heavy tape on the bumper guard.
     
  2. downs_chris

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    I think GP is on the team -- right, McLovin? But his first priority is his NOVA team...
     
  3. McLovin

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    Actually, he was not on our Tri Level team. I think he had too many mixed leagues going at the time to play for us.

    In retrospect, he should have played for us seeing as how his team (Big Shots) came in 3rd.
     
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    oh...i was talking about the 4.5 men's team in the spring...GP is on that one, right?
     
  5. McLovin

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    I assume so. He's been on it for the past 3 years, but I think this year our captain is going to ask he declare which team he will go to the beach on. Not that he won't play if he declares for another team, but we need to know a priori (I love using that term) so we can qualify enough players.

    Last year we almost got screwed by having exactly 8 players for the weekend as Vinnie & GP declared for their NOVA team. Luckily no one got hurt, but we still ended up 1 match short of advancing to the final round.
     
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    Our 4.5 club team went to Nationals this year. I did not play on it though. At Nationals, a few teams had ex D1 players recently out of college. I think with the 40+ restriction, if we can keep the same nucleus of guys then we have a shot this year. Only 1 guy on our team was under 40 and he is around 35 and was more or less a sub.
     
  7. McLovin

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    Wait...ex-D1 as a 4.5?!?! How the hell did that pass without some sort of protest? Our D3 college players were bumped to 5.0 after 1 season, and they didn't even wait until November. They were bumped immediately after Districts.

    We talked about doing a 40+ 4.5 team (most of our players are 40+), but we would have to drive to NOVA for every match. We have a hard enough time getting everyone to play at home. 40+ minute drive ain't happening...
     
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    One guy was from Texas A&M. You can't get disqualified in Nationals so there is nothing our captain could do. The guy will be bumped after this season for sure. Our #2 singles guy had to play #1, so we were missing our line 1 singles player. Still, our #2 hardly ever loses to anyone at the Club and he managed just a few games.
     
  9. PaulMan

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    Speaking of 40+ league, Monkey start a team up!! I'm ready...I think. haha
     
  10. JRstriker12

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    Can we start a 2+ league? Must have 2 or more kids to play. Childcare during matches is part of the league fees ;)
     
  11. PaulMan

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    Sure, why not?! I've got 3 but my oldest (11) is responsible enough to watch my youngest (5), so no I really don't have the childcare issue as much as you have with your Bri and twins...haha
     
  12. Sup2Dresq

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    Jrs,

    Now that's a great idea about 2+. The matches will have to be shortened and yelling out for daddy requires an immediate 5 minute break. So best 2 out of 3 games. No ads. 1 serve. 2 tennis balls. 15 seconds between points.
     
  13. JRstriker12

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    LOL! I have a feeling Bri will be pulling in some baby sitting dollars in the future.

    If it gets me on the courts I'm for it!
     
  14. coolblue123

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    I'll sign up for that. You can even play at the courts next to my place.

    Has 2 jungle gym setups. My admission is the following:

    JRStriker: One bottle of your homemade hot sauce
    Paulman: One hacksaw racquet job
    tmonkey: One Serve lesson
    dats: What's the burrito that you got last time?
    zappy: hotdog and bottle of shampoo
    sap: use of his towing hitch in dc to park my car.
    downs: location of the gyro shop again (wanted to go last time when I was at Vienna)
     
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  15. PaulMan

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    Wait... Monkey, I know I asked you to start it but now that I think about it... Monkey, have you reached geezer status yet?
     
  16. JRstriker12

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    We'll have to do it some time CB!
     
  17. Topaz

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    40+ is supposed to be the age...not the distance! hahahaha! ;)
     
  18. Sup2Dresq

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    I think I want to play tennis again!

    However I have no racquets. Can one be so legend that he doesn't even need a racquet to play? Or is it the opposite ..I need 14 plus matched racquets to be a legend on the court (..of opinions).

    So time to demo, but honestly it's three racquets I seem to want.

    - Wilson steam 99s. Anyone hit with it?
    - aeropro-
    -babolat pure drive:- topaz you've owned both. Can you compare?

    Any other choices seem worthwhile? Bueller? Anyone?
     
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  19. Topaz

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    For me, the PD just felt more comfortable...the switch was all about feel. I did sacrifice spin.

    I sometimes think about going back. But overall very, very happy with the PD.
     
  20. Sup2Dresq

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    Have you tried string setups or tension set ups. If I want more spin from non aeropro racquet I start pointing my racquet head down during the forward swing. Any swing under the knee area helps me. But I'm no Bolivian necktie!

    What strings are you using now? Pd peeps here seem to love genesis black magic or typhoon.
     
  21. JRstriker12

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    If you are legendary just show up with god's racquet from the Prince commercials.

    Didn't drak hit with the 99s?

    One of my hitting partners switched to the PD, I've had thoughts of giving it a try again at times.

    Personally I also like the Head Speed sticks.
     
  22. Sup2Dresq

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    Jrs,

    There is a tennis store down here that has it on their racks.

    How about a wooden spoon? Or a rusty car antenna .

    Demo the new pd and tell me what you think.
     
  23. coolblue123

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    if anyone does hit with the 99s, I'd like to hear if the racquet feels polarized?
     
  24. PaulMan

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    Downs had it for about a week...
     
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    sup-i would demo the regular steam 100. i think you would be impressed. you can get so much out of the racket
     
  26. zapvor

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    you had one shipped from their shop in ny?
     
  27. coolblue123

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    yep, got it new from flea-bay. they were the sellers.
    I never heard of them before, I didn't know they were so famous and does a lot of customization.

    u got any 99s in ur shop? its going to be on the 60's this weekend. thinking about taking one out for a spin. (no pun intended)
     
  28. downs_chris

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    yeah, the 99s wasn't for me...too much spin all the time...felt a little disconnected on my shots -- especially on the backhand side...maybe i would get used to it after a while, but i didn't really care for it...
     
  29. coolblue123

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    spent 2 hrs last night getting the new stick ready. Put minimal lead on 12/6/Bridge + 2 overgrips. Total weight comes out to be 11.2 oz.

    Cop'ed out of using Prince Beast, trying Weiss Cannon Supercharged/ OGSM 17g. Just bouncing thw ball off my palm seems like it has a crunchy feel. yum!

    Swings very fast now. Can't wait to try a semi-western FH with this stick.
     
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    Thanks Paulman.
    Downs: Any polarization? Did it felt like that juicy fruit? I never got used to that racquet because it seems like alot of weight was put ont he head to get that swingweight.
     
  31. Sup2Dresq

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    Thanks Zapvor!

    You should test this out...please don't burn yourself *yikes*

    [​IMG]
     
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    ^^
    You should test this out...please don't bun yourself *yikes*


    fixed for pun and now i've gotta run. i should quit it while it's fun.. all ya b!tches eat skittles while i bathe in the m-f-ing sun..


    -lil wayne
     
  33. datsveryinterestin

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    Plaka grill gyros are the bomb...been too long! Im up for a twmac trip there any time! Goin outaide to hit blxpro, igspeed, & vcore89 again. Sigh...cant decide

    Maybe demo new speed pro and blade98 and start over. tuff life!

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    After another test...think ill just keep my blxpros and sell everything else. Sure they each do some things well... But a) blxpro is cheapest b) is easiest to use and c) can be deadly if im playing well
    I tail weighted it and now my backhand feels better too. Good enuffz!

    Just have to play more like Moya rather than Hewitt or Djoker!
     
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  34. Topaz

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    Ashley Harkleroad as a commentator makes me want to stick a fork in my eye. And my ears.
     
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    Ive seen her naked! Ashley Harkleroad, that is.
     
  36. Sup2Dresq

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    Is she that bad? Just turned the cibu vs Lerner match on ( yes Hw watching the wta). Two questions:

    - can cibu fit any more junk in that dress. She's wearing something tighter than the nadal scuba shirts from 2009.
    -kerber arms that 2 hander. Question is when will she learn about Adidas shoes disasters?
     
  37. Sup2Dresq

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    Drakulie had the infamous playboy issue lying around his condo.

    Wish the pages were capable of being pulled apart to see the pics. Totally kidding!
     
  38. Sup2Dresq

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    Dats,

    When will you return to south florida. Found an awesome wing place,
     
  39. McLovin

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    I was wondering the same thing. What is the purpose of the outfit when it creeps up on the 1st shot?

    Not that I'm complaining...
     
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    no complaints

    [​IMG]
     
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  41. Topaz

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    Well, that hardly puts you in the minority. :???:
     
  42. coolblue123

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    where is Harkleroad going to be a commentator at? not a great pro but from what I saw in a very old interview she seems to be very pleasant.

    man, I got hit with RSV for the past two days. put me into instant diet mode. for the past two days, I ate 8 slices of toast, strawberry jam, and a 20z of ginger ale. but good news is I lost 7 lbs! wooo whoo...
     
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    Cb, maybe because the "interview" was on playboy? Haha
     
  44. Sup2Dresq

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    IMO I would take ashley over Pam shriver and at times Martina Navratilova.

    Of course Mary Carillo as well.

    There's always the mute button
     
  45. McLovin

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    Agreed.

    And, I'd prefer her as a commentator as well...
     
  46. Topaz

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    McLovin, change of plans...coming down Saturday morning now, so hopefully I'll get to see you play!
     
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    I predict a McLovin win unless his opponent can hit spectacular drop volleys off his shoelaces. :)
     
  48. Sup2Dresq

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    Mclovin and topaz,

    Are you playing at Virginia beach? I checked the weather and looks like you have a weekend window of no rain in the low 70s.

    Can someone take video. Last I saw mclovin he was dressed like the unibomber.

    P.s. it's okay to pirate edit the video to show good shots. Please don't speed it up.
     
  49. Sup2Dresq

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    Like asking someone to lob dr. Ivo or ask gonzo to push his forehand.

    Mikeler,

    Are you coming down for the federer less Sony open? Seems like a couple posters are coming.
     
  50. McLovin

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    Since this is Tri-Level doubles only, my one word answer to that shot is 'YOURS!!!'...
     

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