Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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

  1. McLovin

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    Definitely a bit jelly (to use Sports Junkies lingo). Wish I had a Colorado trip planned this year, but it's not looking good.

    Which reminds me...X-Games starts tomorrow night.
     
  2. Sup2Dresq

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    Lol. Now this is getting confusing. Like Elaine's boyfriends race.

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    P.s. I have a yonex contact down here.
     
  3. Geoff

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    The racquet is complete. I did not do a good job documenting the process. Here is an abbreviated summary of the process and work done.

    Sup determined he wanted the 2008 Agassi specs of 355g/32cm/340SW and strung with Lux ALU Rough at 66lbs.

    The racquet was measured for unstrung specs with a tournagrip which were 296g/32cm/279SW. Knowing that a set of Lux ALU Rough will change the static weight by ~18g, balance by 1cm and swingweight by 30, those numbers were added to the beginning specs. Sup wanted mass in the head of the frame so we did some trial and error of using the TW Racquet Customization tool to see what happens when adding weight at 12 o'clock. We settled on 4g at 12 o'clock. The new specs were used in the Customization tool along with the target specs to determine where to place the rest of the lead. The balance of the lead was placed as follows:

    14.6g at 17.7 inches from the butt
    22.4g at 5.9 inches from the butt

    Inches were changed to cm to get more exact measurements. The grommets and bumper guard were removed and all lead was applied. There ended up being 2 layers of lead 4" long on the head, 4 layers of lead 7.3 inches long on each side of the head at 17.7 inches, 2 layers of 1/2 inch lead in 8 strips on the bevels at 5.9 inches.

    Grommets were replaced, grip rewrapped, and the tournagrip was applied. Racquet was strung 2 piece head to throat at 66 lbs. Old school Head stencil (with red dot).

    If Sup likes this frame, the future frames will be better documented. I am happy to answer any questions.

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  4. Sup2Dresq

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    Awesome Geoff!

    More good news for you. You'll be getting a lot more business from me if I follow Jimi's celebration ritual.

    Well unless I run into the dreaded topaz f*cking Tiebreak.

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  5. McLovin

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    Well, we'll see how these play and I may be taking you up on that. Likewise, I happen to know a Pacific contact if anyone is in need of Pacific frames/strings.
     
  6. Sup2Dresq

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    Wait a moment?!?!??

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  7. downs_chris

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    what's for lunch?

    snow?

    outdoor tennis?
     
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    Hey, hey. It actually snowed down here...and school didn't close! Shocking, I tell ya, just shocking.

    Lunch are leftover homemade hot wings (that I took to our club's in-house ladies tourney "player potluck" night). The food, sadly, was better than the on-court play. Of the four courts I watched, three were blowouts. My partner and I got dumped in the first round after losing a tough, but insanely played and ultimately enjoyable, #2 seed. 6-4, 7-5.
     
  9. McLovin

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    I'm guessing he can get better deals that I can......er.......I mean 'my Pacific contact' can...
     
  10. McLovin

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    Must be 'leftover Thursday', because I've got leftover spaghetti.
     
  11. downs_chris

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    AQ, thanks for your cake/pie thing! it was really good (again)!
     
  12. mikeler

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    Frigid here. Only 61 degrees. Brrrrrr.
     
  13. downs_chris

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    snow here...and in the 20s...haha
     
  14. McLovin

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    When we were in Florida over X-mas, you could easily tell the 'locals' from the 'tourists' because the locals walked around in jeans, long sleeve shirts, and jackets (if it was below 70). Tourists were in shorts & t-shirts no matter what...
     
  15. Sup2Dresq

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    *clears throat*

    75 right now.
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  16. Sup2Dresq

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    99.9% true.

    When are you coming back down? Doubles..tournament...we can win or ask for a very long medical timeout if they make a comeback ala last nights wta action.
     
  17. McLovin

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    Probably not for a while. Spring is consumed with (a) daughter's gymnastics, (b) other daughter's soccer, and (c) coaching high school girls' tennis team.

    I really won't be able to breathe until June.
     
  18. mikeler

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    Don't forget the beanies. The first time it gets below 70 here, all the local wear their hats.
     
  19. hollywood9826

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    I remeber when I got to Hawaii I was thinking. Man I can wear shorts all year long this is gonna be great. I wasnt a big wearer of the slippers aka flip flops at the time. But i was exited about the year round shorts.

    Any way after about 1 year there it hit like 68 once and I was looking for my hoodie. Still wore shorts though.

    Then I bought a pair of those Mick Fanning Reef slippers with the bottle opener on the bottom and I pretty much wear those things at all times now.
     
  20. Sup2Dresq

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    For almost a year 1/2 I forgot what it felt like to not wear sandals. Glorious.

    My reefs with bottle opener has saved parties and tailgates before. I need to figure out how to open beer bottles with a pen and/or stick like I have seen done.

    Hw,

    Can you dock a 28-30ft powerboat successfully? Just wondering since I know you live close to the water. Thinking hydro sport . Waterway and ocean capable. Safe exit from mainland when the zombies come.
     
  21. tennismonkey

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    i have seen HW's bottle opening flip flops. they are pimp. also appeals to the always be prepared boy scout in me (fortunately never been sanduskied and had a boy scout leader in me).

    HW have you successfully recovered from your ordeal? and to topaz too -- do you have to take pills every day to live without a gall bladder?

    lunch is leftover korean spicy marinated pork belly. unlike a lot of my culinary experiments. this one actually turned out looking and tasting as it should. red chili paste with honey and sesame seeds and chives and onions with bite size pieces of pork belly. grilled and served over flied lice. sweet and porky and fatty with a little spicy kick. i think that's how sapient would taste if we crashed in the andes mountains and had to eat him.

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  22. mikeler

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    I love the Honolulu airport. An open air style airport is just too cool. No walls required.
     
  23. hollywood9826

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    Never docked a boat but my Grandfather was over 70 and could do it after drinking like a 5th of gin. Shouldnt be too hard.

    Im good for now, still waiting on my superbionic lipase levels to come down to normal so they can remove the gall bladder.

    Also from what i read like a week after getting the gall removed the vast majority of people go on like nothing happened.
     
  24. hollywood9826

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    Yea, way cooler than BWI or Incheon.
     
  25. tennismonkey

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    i like a nice airport as much as the next guy but i also remember back in the day traveling space a in the military. many a trip to the states from hawaii or over to europe while strapped into a C5 and maybe a tank or huge palettes of toilet paper.

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  26. hollywood9826

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    I always climbed on top of the pallets with a pillow and slept the whole time.
     
  27. hollywood9826

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    Hey X-bum,

    Since maybe you dont check the NBA thread, i dont even know if you care about basketball. But I saw this pick and thought you may find it funny,

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    Also I wonder how many dyers burgers elvis ate.
     
  28. tennismonkey

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    lol. i saw that pic on grantland. liked this gif too of my favorite ex-wizards player of all time. admittedly the list is not very long. also i think javale is from the same galaxy as rajon rondo.

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  29. JRstriker12

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    I guess we know who's getting eaten first in a survival situation....

    TM - I think your super evil twin plays in my clinic. Drop-shot, lob, and moonballs all day. Has a super evil drop-shot overhead that bounces about a foot from the net and goes out wide.

    He has to be your evil twin because he doesn't giggle... ;)
     
  30. Sup2Dresq

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    Jrk,

    Sappy being first is a gimme. Unfortunately it's a double edge sword for not only can he be a zombies dream meal, he could be a devastating eating machine of a zombie as well. Even on the show 'the walking dead' there were moments the zombies would eat too much and just lay there. Sap would be the nadal/djoke endurance of the zombie world. Best to first recognize there is a zombie threat and quickly pickle sappy for long lasting freshness. Lol jk.
     
  31. sapient007

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    i'd create a world of yelping for zombies....
     
  32. Xisbum

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    More a college roundball fan than NBA, but I do follow NBA since we have a team here, the Grizzlies, who just happened to beat the Fakers last night. Not that regular season NBA games mean much except in setting the playoff seeds. And The King preferred fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Yum.

    BTW, my wife had her gall bladder removed many years ago, the old-fashioned way, and she never took any meds to make up for the loss.
     
  33. Topaz

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    Correct, no follow up meds necessary.
     
  34. zapvor

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    wow everything is going on in here. good to hear you are doing well HW! my window of beating you in pong is closing fast!
     
  35. zapvor

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    and i just came in to say that tonight i got the girl's racket again. this time 2! and her number. :) OH YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA lol
     
  36. hollywood9826

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    Que "The People's Court" music.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iTqoDH0vFU
     
  37. NiteFly

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    Can I move in? I string racquets!
     
  38. NiteFly

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    Seemed like the C5s I flew on would fog up when we took off! It was a little creepy. Maybe it was just Guam...

    I used to get rides on the KC-135s often and the boom cockpits were comfy if you didn't mind the cold!
     
  39. downs_chris

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    Does she want you to call her to let her know her racquets are done?
     
  40. McLovin

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    I don't suppose her phone number started out '555' did it?
     
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    bury a hotdog in her handle. she needs the extra weight anyhow.
     
  43. Sup2Dresq

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    Zapvor

    Don't let your lotion cream away the number.

    'Uma Jerry....uma!'
     
  44. McLovin

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    And if things do progress further, just remember:
    There's good naked and bad naked​
    So, don't go sanding the wood floors naked...
     
  45. zapvor

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    HAHAHAHAHA i knew it was a mistake to post again about this LOL
     
  46. zapvor

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    lol i think this is my favorite one outof your guys....actually we came up with a plan for dropping off the rackets....so i dont even call her for that....:(
     
  47. zapvor

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    psh nitefly your crib is awesome. id never move away from that. 100in tv!
     
  48. sapient007

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    chances gets worse as the meeting place gets more secure/public. if the exchange location is front of 1600 pennsylvania then she's pretty much telling you that she needs the secret service escort to keep you checked.
     
  49. JRstriker12

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    Thanks to Zap and the crew for a good laugh this morning. I could use it. BTW - all my coworkers are teleworking and no one passed on the memo - WTF!! :evil:
     
  50. tennismonkey

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    zap -- grats on working your mojo with tennis girl. but i can't help but think your mojo is slow acting. i think you mentioned this girl around thanksgiving time ish?

    nitefly does have a sweet crib with a massive man cave in the basement.
     

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