Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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

  1. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    I'm using the Ytex Pro Tour 16L in white color. I went to my local tennis shop and "felt up" all the poly strings there. That one seemed the softest in hand. I was a little concerned at first b/c the stringbed felt tinny and pingy the first 2 days but then that went away. If I end up not liking it, I'll bring the other half with me when I come up to DC and you can try it.
     
  2. JRstriker12

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    Surprised my youtube search for torsion spring install fail didn't turn up any hits ;)
     
  3. zapvor

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    possible. i might be working. i think i will be taking metro tomorrow
     
  4. coolblue123

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    that's cause they are either too busy going to the hospital already or folks who are fingerless can't type properly.
     
  5. coolblue123

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    Yeah, just called a contractor. Going to cost me $200. =( Oh well, better than losing my fingers. That spring alone costs around $50, I guess it's not too bad.
     
  6. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    Cheaper than eye reattachment surgery. :)
     
  7. zapvor

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    no i havent check it out yet.
     
  8. tennismonkey

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    tennisplex is nice. courts are kinda slow though but lots of space between courts. $40 an hour for indoor spot time though. $20 an hour during the day though is a fairly decent bargain.
     
  9. Topaz

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    I'll reattach any fingers/eyes for bargain basement prices!!! :D:D:D
     
  10. zapvor

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    40 hr??? nevermind.......
     
  11. JRstriker12

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    $40/hr seems about standard for the area. at least there's no membership fee such as at Fairfax.

    I'd still kill for a tennis plex out near Nova.
     
  12. djokster

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    Hit up benson garage or gaithersburg garage. Both have done work for us in the past and we have not been disappointed.
     
  13. Topaz

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    My old racquets are going to Nationals! Yay?!?
     
  14. Sup2Dresq

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    Will you be physically attached to them at nationals? Or just emotionally.
     
  15. Topaz

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    Emotionally. You are, too. Sold the apd's to my mixed partner who is going to tri-level nationals...AKA downs' captain.
     
  16. Sup2Dresq

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    Okay middle school humor time.

    So an emotional three some!
     
  17. coolblue123

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    I will look for topaz's triage truck. :
     
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    thx, just got fixed. guy was done in 30min. he prob said easiest $200 I made.
     
  19. datsveryinterestin

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    Got through my first hit with rdis100 cuz pro tours wont arrive until tomorrow night. I feel like a cat on ice on hartru, but instructor said hed seen worse.(thanks?). Fi tried to string.rdis low buton this clay against q breeze i could have.strung 10lbs less. I hit some good shots but i will be curious to think what coach says about my pro tohrs. I have a feeling he will tell me to never tohch a yonex mid again but we shall see.

    Enjoy the snow beetchez! Im playing some 4.5 from colorado tomorrow that played tennis at some small md college. I saw him working on his serve which looked 3.0 so i think the instructors took bets on the match. Vamos!
     
  20. zapvor

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    dats we need some pics!
     
  21. sapient007

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    you have 2 springs or just 1? it's easier if it's just one
     
  22. downs_chris

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    it's snowing...
     
  23. Topaz

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    Just sounds like rain to me.
     
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    Oh man, what's the Army come to, we've got a snow day!
     
  25. downs_chris

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    snowing hard here! huge flakes...
     
  26. zapvor

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    haha. i am debating to go to work or not
     
  27. Angle Queen

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    We've had several hours, now, of huge flakes.

    This is from earlier this morning:

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    Probably have ~3" out there now. And sometimes, it came down fast and furious:

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    When we woke up this morning at 0530, our system's schools hadn't made the call yet...as it was still just raining and 40F at the airport. An hour later, they cancelled...but still nothing. Within minutes though, the temps dropped 5F or more and it had started to come down. So at 0530 they looked smart, at 0630 dumb, and by 0730...they'd done everything...well, shhhh, right. LOL
     
  28. sapient007

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    anyone use babolat duralast? i got a reel of it years back "accidentally".. just found out it's a poly as i tried to string on my day off. feels really harsh.
     
  29. downs_chris

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    when i "accidentally" bought a pacific frame, it had duralast in it...old duralast...it felt really low powered...i heard it's ok fresh -- but dies?
     
  30. sapient007

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    just read some reviews. sounds like a horrible string. maybe i'll use it in the weed wacker
     
  31. hollywood9826

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    AQ,

    CanI come move into your Neighbors shed? It looks nicer than my house.


    We aint got nothing yet in HdG. Just rain. Power did go out at work so I had to bring all the servers down then back up.
     
  32. coolblue123

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    today was pretty much an overrated snow day. gburg saw alittle snow on grass and slush on pavement.
     
  33. Topaz

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    Today was reeeeeeediculous. *shaking head*
     
  34. iradical18

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    Rough day on the floor or the roads?
     
  35. sapient007

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    This is the age we live in. Forecast calls for a little snow, mix it in with a bit of apocalypse scenario and call it news. This is like the j011yroger of snowstorms in dc
     
  36. Topaz

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    We got nothing but rain! And everything was closed. Pathetic. Now I have to rearrange an entire day to stand in line to make up the final I was supposed to take today. *shaking head*
     
  37. Topaz

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    For realzzzzzzzzz. (10zzzzzzzzzs)
     
  38. zapvor

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    yea i was hoping for more snow too. it snowed a lot here but didnt stick.
     
  39. auzzieizm

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    if you don't want it :)
     
  40. sapient007

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    i'm gonna test it out this wkd. never strung poly before.. oh what a biatch. my poor delicate callus free fingers that never sees harsh work (1st world problems). . i'm not sure if i even tied the knots right cause it was so hard to bend..

    hopefully get a hall pass to play this wkd. oh who am i kidding, i never request for hall passes.

    side note aussie. you need some duralast? i can def get you some. like 100 ft enough?
     
  41. zapvor

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    your place is big though. i say it can easily fit all my rackets. and sappy. ;)
     
  42. sapient007

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    ^^

    that's a little creepy zap.. i'm calling the cops
     
  43. Sup2Dresq

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    Zapvor: sappy puts the lotion on!
     
  44. Angle Queen

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    It is a nice shed, isn't it? We've got a HOA that, at first, was filled with a bunch of nosey-nellies, intent on keeping up with the Joneses, Jacks and Jills. The shed was built during that period and the neighbors were ultra-concerned with not rocking the boat, so to speak, of the language that said something like the shed had to be of the same "character" as the home (siding, color, roof pitch, blahblahblah). And truthfully, it didn't cost them much more to get the vinyl siding & shutters that turned it into a virtually maintenance-free building. A subsequent owner, with a register electrician father ran service out to it. Sweet!

    They were a super-nice family and when we got the devastating news that they were moving, we were glad they got top-dollar for their home, right before the RE crash. They deserved it as the rest of their property was equally as well designed and maintained.

    Luckily, the HOA was forced to back off on many of their wacked-out, super "strict" interpretations...and so many of the subsequent "sheds" are nowhere near that nice. Hubs wants one "like that" but "bigger" (of course)...so we're having to build up the $$ reserves to make it happen. Where are the Man-Cave Crashers when you need 'em?
     
  45. Angle Queen

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    Strange snow yesterday. It literally snowed from ~8am to 4pm...and we had less accumulated snow at nightfall than we did at lunchtime. Jeez.

    Streets are clear and dry this morning.
     
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    anyone eat this thing?
     
  47. Angle Queen

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    ^^

    LOL Do you know what they call "Traveling Nachos" in LilQ's school cafeteria?

    A single-serve bag of doritos that they mash slightly, open up, dump a disgusting spoonful of ground mystery meat in and hand it over. The boys love it. I've never seen a girl with one on her tray.
     
  48. hollywood9826

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    Good ole HOA's. Idont have one at my home. Its like an optional 50 bucks a year. There is a pavilion and a small filed some guy maintains. Pretty much all the cash for the year goes to him.

    I have to build a shed at some poitn also. Gets old pulling out Lawnmower, snowblower and wheelbarrow to pull my truck out of the garage. My yard is sloped though so It wouldnt be an easy task to put one thier. Probably just build extension onto the back of the garage, but dont want it looking funny because theres no way to match the color of 55 year odl brick. But white siding should suffice because it is in the back of the house.

    I havent had the regular doritios taco much less the cool ranch one.
     
  49. zapvor

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    hahahahhahaha
     
  50. coolblue123

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    swung with the Wilson 99s yesterday at a local shop at Rockville. No, zap, it's not that one that we both dont like. I went to the one next off of Parklawn. Swings really nice. About to demo it this sunday.
    Anyone played with the following before? Dunlop Bio 200, 400 & 500, Head YT Extreme, Prince Graphite EXO3? Wilson Blade 98 (Black and Gold version) Found those there lying in the corner.

    Sap: they had $25 Five Toe shoes there. Don't know what model it is, but there were two shelves full in the half rack in the back.
     

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