Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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  1. downs_chris

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    well the one guy we played against, i think someone told me his european equivalent rating was like a 5.0 here...but somehow he was able to self-rate at 4.0 haha...i only have a few more matches left as a 4.0, if i go to nationals with the moco team...haha
     
  2. Sup2Dresq

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    Good George quote. I was going to go with downs "chooses not to run" with the 4.5s
     
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    (topaz 3rd person talk) -- Downs "ran" with the 4.5s "this" year...that was my "main" team...everything is in quotes "today"
     
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  5. Sup2Dresq

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    Jrstikers inner conflict

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    The inner wookie usually wins!
     
  6. Topaz

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    OMG, the Seinfeld stuff is cracking me up.

    So, we lost in the semis. In a f*cking tiebreak. To the team that won it all. F*cking MD.

    It was an insane day. Because we only had three flights, there was a wildcard up for grabs for the fourth spot into semis, based on the next best winning percentage based on games won/lost. But we also still had a shot at our flight, if we won and the team that beat us (Norfolk) lost to Frederick. I have a friend on the Frederick team...her name is Amy...she's come to a TWMAC meetup. I asked her to do her stuff.

    And she did! But Norfolk had strong 4.0 and 4.5 lines. So we finished second in our flight, but since we won our morning match 2-1 (I did not play), we were still in the running for the wild card. We needed Moco to beat Anne Arundel, so Anne Arundel wouldn't get it.

    And they did. 2-1. More tiebreaks.

    So, with about ten minutes notice, we were into the semis. We beat out Anne Arundel by 3%! And now we had to play the team that just 'helped' us out...Moco. F*cking MD.

    And I was in...I knew if we made the semis I was going in. Against two people I know very well and have played before...one is on the singles team that I captain. Same team my partner plays on.

    We are women, so we are more adept at breaking than holding...lots of breaks, and we lost a tight first set 4-6.

    Got down a break in the second thanks to me suddenly not being able to get my serve in. Break back for 3-all. And then come alive...suddenly I'm at net, because I noticed one gal always floated her BH, and hell, I started poaching. My partner also plays singles, and she was taking care of business in the back of the court against two opponents who hit topspin off their FH like their lives depend on it. I hold, we break, my partner serves it out for 6-3 in the second set.

    By now we knew we had lost the 4.5 court. And the 4.0s were giving us the thumbs up. TB time!

    Again, I kept it up at the net, my partner was solid in the back (plus she has good hands at the net). We are 6-7, on serve, me serving. And a ~questionable~ double from me puts us at 6-8. We lose next point. 6-9. Partner's FH returns teeters on the top of the netcord....and falls back on our side.

    Except for my serving, it was the best dubs match I've played in a long time. Downs knows...I don't usually get into the net much. It was bittersweet...since we are all friends on the court, and we played so well, and still couldn't pull it out for the team. Our two strongest '4.5s' were not with us, and that did not help. One was playing against us actually.

    And our court was a '3.5' court...we all have '4.0s' next to our names now.

    And they went through and defeated Norfolk (who I don't think anyone saw coming) in the final.

    F*cking TBs!!!!!!

    Downs...again, you played lights out tennis in the final. Well done!

    SPECIAL THANKS to AQ!!!!
    Everyone loved the chocolate mousse pie! I am sorry to say that I could not coordinate having the pie and McLovin at the same place at the same time so he could get some too. :(
     
  7. Sup2Dresq

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    So close topaz!

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  8. sapient007

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    i've been on the interwebs trying to pick out a new ski boot.

    simple, 100 flex , 100-102 last.. 4 buckle. should be easy right?? nope.. it's much harder than picking out racquets.. dats, you should get into it. see you in march dood.
     
  9. zapvor

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    same here. i watched a couple episodes each.
     
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    oooo! topaz admits it!
     
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  12. McLovin

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    Topaz, tough loss. I hate knowing my match is the deciding match.

    downs, will the MD team ask you to come along since you declared for the VA team? Are they vindictive like that? Or would they rather win?

    On a side note, these Seinfeld references remind me of a situation 22 years ago:

    I planning on quitting my job at the end of the summer and move back home to return to school. My company got word of it, and they approached me with a deal: They were planning layoffs, and asked if I would be open to leaving in May and taking the layoff instead of quitting. I took it and moved home earlier than planned.

    As a result, I was able to take summer courses to fill in some gaps. So, I had two 4-week sessions that ran from 8-12. But since I was laid off, I was receiving unemployment benefits and didn't have to work over the summer. So, after class was finished, I had the whole day to hang out.

    All I did that summer was play tennis, go water skiing, and hit the beach. I will forever refer to that time as "The Summer of Dan"...
     
  13. TheJRK

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    I have never seen Seinfeld or Friends either. I'm not getting any of these references.

    Side story...

    When I first joined the Navy I was in the galley in line to get some food. One of the cooks sees the name on my uniform and says "Hey, Kramer vs. Kramer..."

    I just smiled at him. I had no f***ing idea what he was talking about.
     
  14. downs_chris

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    i had a summer like that once...got laid...off...then didn't work again for 8 months...it was the best thing ever...seriously, i had my ice cream truck then, and worked when i need some cash...played a lot of golf then...good times..

    McLovin, luckily i'm good friends with a lot of people on that team...so i got an email welcoming me back! i'm excited for indian wells!! i think their super ringer 4.0 is self-rated, and there might be a weird rule about the self-rated people who got bumped up, have to play at their new level? so he would have to play the 4.5 court, or something...i'm not exactly sure...either way, it should be fun!

    what's for lunch people? is there snow this friday? why is it so cold out?
     
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    Never watched Friends a ton. Just seemed a little dumb for my tastes.

    Have seen some Seinfelds. The early ones sucked that showed the little stand up segments with jerry. I dont like his stand up at all. But the Kramer and George characters made that show for me.

    But Curb is way batter than seinfeld could ever be. Mainly becuase I like cuss words.
     
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    JRK,

    thanks for the link with Dieondra Sanders BBall league. I dont know what to think about it though.

    I still wont watch it. I mena the WNBA is bad enough to watch, but know It will be basketball by even less talented players than WNBA has. I dont think the bikinis will save it.
     
  17. TheJRK

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    Like JRK, I get none of these Seinfeld and Friends references...haha

    Downs, lucky you rat ba$****!!! haha Congrats dude! Have fun.

    TM, how did Sea Bass do in Tri Level?

    Topaz, so sorry you guys just missed out - so close! Didn't your mixed dubs partner play Tri Level too - how'd it go for him?
     
  19. downs_chris

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    haha, thanks!

    sea bass played a match with me...haha, we won...

    but yeah, sorry topaz! sounded like a close match!
     
  20. sapient007

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    well, just bought some fischer boots. hopefully they are as good as their racquets.
     
  21. Topaz

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    My mixed dubs partner did well. Despite losing to Downs on the 4.0 court in the final, the team he co-captained won the whole thing. ;)

    Ironic. My former mixed dubs partner was on the 4.5 court for the men, and on the wrong side of that TB.

    F*cking TBs.
     
  22. McLovin

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    I bought a pair of Solomon ~ 15 years ago. At the time, they were their top-of-the-line boots, but I got them at the end of the year so they were 50% off (still cost ~ $400).

    While I've changed skis 3 times now, I still have & wear the Solomons today. Bottom line: It pays to get the good stuff when it comes to ski boots.
     
  23. downs_chris

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    sappy! i'm going to big sky next week...where are you headed this winter?
     
  24. Sup2Dresq

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    Was there a block of cheese and a warm up made of velvet involved ala George Constanta?
     
  25. tennismonkey

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    congrats to all the TWMAC'ers who made it to post season glory. i don't quite understand who won or who didn't but i just know i'm the washington capitals of usta league tennis. great in the regular season - sitting at home in the post season.

    what's for lunch? also a thumbs up recommendation for founding farmers. went to the moco one. good tasty comfort food. best thing -- bacon lollipops. nom nom.
     
  26. sapient007

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    i'm retiring my salomon boots from yr 2000. the liners are packed out and my feet is wiggling too much. i never liked the heel support of that boot but breaking down boots is a painful process. i'm not looking forward to another season of agony. planning on reusing my footbed and maybe get an intuition liner for the new boot. been to ski charlet in VA a couple of times already trying on boots.


    dry this year. cancelled my trip to col for V day. i'm waiting for late march, april time frame to book again. most likely utah... but everything is open. i'll just go to where they have a good base.
     
  27. JRstriker12

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    Efff... it's cold enough to blow your own snow in DC. Just put a ski lift on Capitol hill.

    Looks like it was a freaking traffic apocalypse this morning. 270 shut down for a bit, part of 495 blocked and I swore I heard something about brush fires near rt. 66. Finally, a day where metro was plan "A".
     
  28. Sup2Dresq

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    Speaking of cold. Talked to conejo. He got hitched on the beach down here. Met his now wife when they first started dating. He envys the warm south florida sunshine and is trying to move down here.

    Any chance you can make the Sony this year? Have a second bedroom and possibly a back stage pass so you can meet Serena.
     
  29. JRstriker12

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    Yeah, the Conejo said your Florida sales pitch was quite convincing!

    Make Sony? LOL! I'm lucky to make my tennis clinic once a week.
     
  30. Geoff

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    Sup2DResq Customization

    I am proud to announce that 1st Service Tennis has been commissioned to do customization racquet work for Sup2Dresq. The stock frame is on order and the process from beginning to end will be documented here (including pictures). The first step with all VIP clients is to create their own drawer.

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  31. Sup2Dresq

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    Del boca vista condominiums phase 2!
     
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    looks like a reel of OG sheep micro 17s. PSOG.. maybe a pack of Tecnifibre LOGGST in 17
     
  33. Sup2Dresq

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    The contract states my shelf should be filled with only alcohol and slim Jim's. I'm not sure why those strings are there.

    But if I do string, after a dos xx, I string with Alu power rough.
     
  34. Sup2Dresq

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    I'm training very hard to make a mini-comeback.

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    The contents of the drawer pictured will be reassigned to another drawer. I am awaiting the arrival of Sup2Dresq's contents. Not sure if they will be aligned with the same items in the Sup2Dresq's post!
     
  36. JRstriker12

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    Serena and Sloane on the court. Considering reaching for the ballparks and pert plus ;)
     
  37. sapient007

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    LOL 10 char
     
  39. sapient007

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    well.. she can kiss her part time gig of being serena's training partner goodbye.
     
  40. McLovin

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    Put my order in for some demos:
    1. Yonex VCORE 97 (310g)
    2. Yonex VCORE 97 (330g)
    3. Donnay Pro One 97 (16x19)
    4. Dunlop F3.0 Tour

    I'm really looking forward to the Yonex frames. The others are just to fill out the 4 racquet order. Anyone have any Yonex contacts? If I like them, it will be real hard to change given the deal I can get on Pacific frames.

    downs, if you have any interest in hitting w/ any of these, let me know & we can setup a hit when they come in (scheduled for Feb 1). Of course, if you want to hit before that, I'm game as well.
     
  41. mikeler

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    You are really getting the equipment bug this year. :)
     
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    will demoing his racquet in two different versions allow you to play like Stan Wawrinka??
     
  43. McLovin

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    Depends. Are we talking Stan vs Djokovic from the other night? Or Stan vs Djokovic from 2012 US Open?

    Honestly, I prefer NOT to customize frames, so I want to try the lighter version alongside the heavier version & see what I think. Heavier frames are usually my preference, but if the 330g is too heavy, I want to try the 310g stock, and maybe add some lead to bring up to 320g.
     
  44. McLovin

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    Doing my best to help restore our sagging economy...
     
  45. Sup2Dresq

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    Mclovin,

    "Look to the black and white cookie" for your answer.

    P.s. I tried the 330 yonex and it felt really good. It made me hit flatter than usual, but the feedback was superb. Like being covered with butter ala Kramer

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  46. mikeler

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    I'm the same way. I'd rather pick up a frame and start hitting with it rather than adding weight all over it.


    Keep buying for the next 4 years...
     
  47. downs_chris

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    yeah, i definitely want to hit...this week i'm a little busy before i leave for my trip this sunday...going to big sky Montana for a week of snowboarding....i'll be back on Feb 2nd -- so we'll set something up after that...
     
  48. Sup2Dresq

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    Geoff is tirelessly working on the sups racquet of destiny (srod- need a new name).

    As someone whose customized racquets before, having someone else do the work does wonders for you mentally.

    Hopefully Geoff will post more pics.

    P.s. to leather grip or not. Hopefully I will love it and buy several matching sticks! Just don't look for an eye patch.

    Geoff: should i put in an order of 14 matching racquets?
    Sup: yes 'but I don't wanna be a pirate!'

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  49. McLovin

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    If anyone wants to shave length off of their racquet, here's possibly the best tool around:

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  50. McLovin

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    OK, I get the Seinfeld reference, but is that in answer to my question about a Yonex contact? And if it is, assuming I'm the 'white' in the cookie, who's the 'black'?
     

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