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

  1. Topaz

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  3. Topaz

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    Yes, well, I'm a girrrrrlllll....lol.

    Might have to give it a serious demo. After I get a job! :shock:

    Or I can troll the bay.
     
  4. PaulMan

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    Haha yeah, so true. Actually, ask Downs - knowing him, he may just already have it! :oops:
     
  5. downs_chris

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    I've owned a few of them - it was a sweet stick at the time. That was right before I switched over to pure storms.
     
  6. Topaz

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    Hmmmm, I think I'm going to have to give it a serious demo!

    AQ, you there? I need to place an order for a chocolate mousse pie! June 7-9 please! ;)

    (Not sure but I'm betting Downs would also like to place an order!)

    I'm ok on good luck bracelets though, I still have mine!
     
  7. Sup2Dresq

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    Topaz,

    I'm playing with a modified radical but oversize. Plays like butta. If you decide ok the stick let me or Geoff know.
     
  8. Topaz

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    Why, you got a guy? A radical hook up?

    The only real big difference between the MP and Pro is string pattern. I don't much about string pattern...what's the big dealio?
     
  9. Topaz

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    Btw Downs, you looked really good out there today, nice win!

    (I'm very glad I did not have to play you!)
     
  10. JRstriker12

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    Matter of preference.

    A more open string pattern (16X19 as an example) generally provides more spin, maybe a little more power, but a less control.

    A more closed string pattern (18x20) generally provides more control.

    The difference between the two may not be much depending on the stick. Comes down to feel and preference.
     
  11. Sup2Dresq

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    A got a guy. Are you a 4 1/4 grip?
     
  12. Topaz

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    Yes.

    But thinking I should demo Pro since that is more open, and more open = more power.

    Decisions, decisions.
     
  13. NiteFly

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    Made the final of the AACTA tournament in men's 3.0 singles. But lost in third set tie break. I was serving at 5-4 and couldn't hold. I think I need to fit in some serve practice and drills between match play! This past year Ive gone to all Kickers all the time. Running out of gas at the end of the match, they weren't kicking too much and i had no back up serve to go to. I'm hoping this helps get me bumped up this year anyway.

    Dats - I had a brief love affair with Genesis Typhoon. It just turns my racquet into a rocket launcher too fast. I'm back to the Black Magic.
     
  14. datsveryinterestin

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    yah im done with typhoon. blech! thought i might like it but it is nothing like bbALU.

    i hope to play some tennis soon!
     
  15. downs_chris

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    the pro plays a lot heavier than the mp...1) it is heavier...but 2) it has a 330 SW vs. 320 of the MP...just something to think about...

    thanks! that guy on your team is GOOD! he's no 4.0...not that i could talk last year...haha, but he is most DEFINITELY a 4.5...i felt a little bad hitting at that poor lady at net...but, when i didn't hit at her, he was hitting at my partner...so it was like, ok...haha, i guess it'll be like that! but both of those courts could've gone either way...

    honestly, it's not about which frames i've owned...it's about which frames i've owned 2 and 3 times....that's when you know you have a problem...

    in other frame news...i got to hit with McLovin's old frame...pacific x force pro...soo money from the baseline...."accidentally" discovered it in my pile of racquets and decided to put fresh strings in it...LOVED it on the court today in practice...
     
  16. JRstriker12

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    Ye masters of used rackets in the TWMAC - what are used Head YOUTEK IG Speed with the 16x19 string pattern going for now days? Still like the Prestiges, but it's hard to be grooved like in the night owl days when I'm only hitting a few days a week. Thinking the speed might be a bit more forgiving.

    Hit with it before - great off the ground. But seemed to plow-through on the serves.
     
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    Thats possible. But wouldnt hacking 1/2 inch off of a handle make it more head heavy?

    I dont know enough about it. Just assuming.

    Probably smart to hit all kickers. Thats pretty much what I did in most of my matches. Would just spackle a couple flat bombs in here and there to keep the dudes off balance.

    I used to be able to toss my ball the same for a kicker but contort my body in a way i could flatten out and hit a bomb out wide. Then the guy never knew what was coming.

    But the kickers is the way to go for the most part. Especially at 3.0 and 3.5 you will get a lot of soft returns that will let you take control of the point.

    Good job on the tourney. You almost won a paperweight
     
  18. tennismonkey

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    wookie -- you don't need new sticks. those prestige pros are money. if i've learned anything from TW -- you need lead tape and you should chop .5 inches from the handle. you wind up with a PPP - porkchop prestige pro.

    HW -- kick serves are a good way to mess up your back. listen to me now and hear me some time next week. i wanna pump. *clap* you up.

    topeezy -- radical pro is strong enuff for a woman but made for a caveman. swingweight is high. weight is kinda high too. also if you don't need a newfangled new radical paintjobby -- the microgel and liquidmetal ones are super cheap.

    CB -- saw your donnay on c-list for super cheap. what are you replacing it with?

    i'm on week 1 with my rebel 98. so far it's a pretty strong like.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. downs_chris

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    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Head_YOUTEK_IG_Speed_300/descpageRCHEAD-HS300.html#spec

    is that the one you're talking about? specs look intriguing with that nice flex...you could probably customized it if you needed to beef it up a little...go for it!! now!!

    hungry...
     
  20. coolblue123

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    No, my giggle stick project is officially over. just trying to get rid of the racquet. I might even accept a trade for a couple of them dollar menu items at Mckey D's. Just sticking with my BB NYC's. Can't seem to get rid of these sticks. Just love my lead setup. My happy medium is alittle over 12 oz's. I have one that's 11.5 with less lead on the bridge. Plow is ridicious on this frame. Now i just need to learn how to serve. if I can't sell in a week on CL, iam putting it up on the bay.
    Did i mention my string-crush setup is Hexy Fiber/RIP Control combo. Ball kicks like a mule with this setup.
     
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  21. zapvor

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    cb-i can hold your donnay for you if you want:)
     
  22. zapvor

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    nitefly! i am still rated at 3.0 too :p

    seems like theres a big genesis population here. i have an account with them if anyone wants something
     
  23. McLovin

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    Hey zapvor, did you ever get my e-mail last week re: Pacific X Force?
     
  24. tennismonkey

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    nitefly and zap -- you should sign up for a 3.0 team as sandbaggers and go to nationals. don't you win a gold ball or something if you win?

    what's for lunch people?

    had this over the weekend. it's called bundagee. i'm sure i've mangled the spelling but it's actually really tasty.

    [​IMG]

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    ahh.. i find your coverage of north korean delicacies very interesting. let me know when you can write some feedback on cowdungagee

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  26. zapvor

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    i did thank you! i am not in need right now but i let you know
     
  27. McLovin

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    Cool. down_chris is on the edge, about to make sweet love to his used X Force Pro, and a couple virgin ones are looking mighty tempting.

    I was thinking of picking up an X Force Lite to customize, so I thought a menage a trois might be order...
     
  28. Sup2Dresq

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    I know the owners.. if anyone wants something. Booya!
     
  29. Sup2Dresq

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    We're still talking Tennis right?
     
  30. Sup2Dresq

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    Silk worm larvae?

    What does it taste like?
     
  31. McLovin

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    Kinda like Grilled Cicada:

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    Only not quite as crunchy...
     
  32. tennismonkey

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    is that a picture of north korea's new missile capable of reaching as far as the outhouse?
     
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    sup -- they taste like nutty, wet newspaper. or if you fry em up they taste like nutty, dry newspaper. they are actually good though. tastes great with beer.

    i wanna try the fried taratula in cambodia. i know it looks weird but figure lobster and crabs are kinda like sea spiders.

    [​IMG]
     
  34. coolblue123

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    u know I am still eyeing ur bb pro stick. wanna do a swap? yonex too. let me know if interested.
     
  35. NiteFly

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    TM- I saw these in the ville outside Osan. I couldn't drink enough Soju to make them look tastey.

    And I did try and assemble a 3.0 Sandbagger team... There is another pretty good Sandbagger team in my county :) Zapvor... AA County too far to drive for you?
     
  36. auzzieizm

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    i think you have a serious problem. :)
     
  37. Sup2Dresq

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    Auzzie,

    Have you tried the Youtek IG Radical OS?

    I got Geoff to lead it up to specs (12.3oz??).

    Like BUtta. In fact I think it plays like the Orange Donnay of old, but upgraded and more "butta" feel.
     
  38. Sup2Dresq

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    Nitefly,

    Caps, caps, caps...

    Keep your phone around. I'm going to facetime you during a game.

    Bar will say hi!
     
  39. tennismonkey

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    nitefly -- yes. if you drink enough soju, you will eat anything. soju is evil.

    auzzie -- i envision downs' basement doubling as a tennis pro shop.

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  40. Sup2Dresq

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    Is that a local MD sports store?
     
  41. coolblue123

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    hmmm wonder which target is better for a racquet nite raid at? zap or downs?
     
  42. sapient007

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    safer bet will be downs as there is a well in zap's basement, lots of lotion has been dropped in, that you can easily fall into. it's not pretty down there.. lot of trapped cosplay freaks i hear
     
  43. JRstriker12

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    I don't do lead.

    I was talking the IG Speed, but they had a 2nd version with 16/19 - this one: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Head_YOUTEK_IG_Speed_16x19/descpageRCHEAD-HS16.html

    Hoping the market was flooded and I could get some cheap used.
     
  44. Sup2Dresq

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    Hit Down's place.. by accident of course.

    I fear what's in Zapvor's place.

    Like watching a grinning yellow toothed clown dance in the middle of the street during a grey cold day ...with no music playing.

    Some things are meant to be left alone.

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  45. downs_chris

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    my collection fluctuates....i really don't hoard (any more) -- when i notice piles of frames, i'm like...

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    then i dump a bunch...and then i get more...then i dump them...it's a vicious cycle...

    what's for dinner?
     
  46. zapvor

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    haha i am not a usta member anymore but thanks!
     
  47. zapvor

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    sappy do you work for google maps window view or something????????
     
  48. zapvor

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    oooo lets swap. email me
     
  49. zapvor

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    i may email in the future sup!
     
  50. auzzieizm

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    Haven't tried it. But I have my goat frame... Steam 99s. Best frame I've ever played with (and this is after 2 months now of using it). So not just a honeymoon, it's a lifetime!
    His frames don't even make it to the basement. He just has his living room looking like that, except that he also has a stringer as the centrepiece of this "living room"
     

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