Tennis Warehouse-Mid Atlantic Chapter

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

  1. downs_chris

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    The stringing machine is next to the year round Christmas tree.
     
  2. McLovin

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    Holy Crap!!! auzzie with the same frames for two months? I just the quarterly reports for six different racquet manufacturers, and they were all dismal. Now I know why...
     
  3. Sup2Dresq

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    Sounds like there should be a bet? Better odds than the Kentucky derby
     
  4. Topaz

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    I know! He said he couldn't find a team a few years ago to save his life...I consider him a bit of a sleeper. Should have been playing with me, but The Boss didn't want to put me in because of conflict of interests! And I was fine with that...I had no desire to face you!

    Nowww...on the other courts, I would have liked my chances!
     
  5. auzzieizm

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    2 whole months. weird part is, in the 2 months, i have never had the desire to switch... playing the best tennis i've ever played.

    I think last time I checked you were decorating said Xmas tree with string sets.
     
  6. McLovin

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    Sounds like what I said about the Pacifics a few months ago. Now look at me: Yonex VCORE Tour 97.

    The first step is admitting you have a problem...
     
  7. PaulMan

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    HW, yeah I know it seems like it would be more head heavy but it's not. Say at 27.5 inch frame has a healthy SW of 350. When you chop it, the SW will be around 320. The overall balance point, more or less, stays the same in relation to the middle of frame but the overall frame is shorter so it's easier to swing around.

    It's like your baseball bat. The strong big guys swing the big lumber. The smaller, fast guys either use a shorter lighter bat (less SW) or sometimes they'll choke up on a bigger bat, which also makes the SW less too.

    That's why if you want and can safely extend a 27 to 28 inch frame, your starting 27 incher has to have a super low SW (very HL), ie 290-300. So that when it's 28 inches, it'll have a "normal" manageable SW of 330 or so.

    Now if you're talking about HL numbers-wise, then yes - a longer frame with similar SW will definitely have a higher HL balance number because of the extra length. Afterall, a point each way is just 1/8 of an inch...
     
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  8. downs_chris

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    And Now I'm using a pacific frame.
     
  9. coolblue123

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    u gotsh mail...
     
  10. auzzieizm

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    I admit I HAD a problem. No worries, mate. All Cured :)

    McLovin cured himself of Fischeritis, but gave it to you!
     
  11. hollywood9826

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    I'll take you word for it.

    I like the bat analogy. It seems to hold true most of time.
     
  12. hollywood9826

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    Also,

    I always swing the big lumber
     
  13. JRstriker12

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    TM - you got mail!

    Second thoughts on the IG Speed - not really gaining much. It's a tiny bit bigger, a little lighter, but higher swing weight and a little stiffer. No really that much different that the prestiges. Guess I'm staying for now.
     
  14. tennismonkey

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    auzzie -- i'm not buying this story about you in some love affair with a wilson racquet. the only way i'll believe is if you post a vid of you sawing your donnays in half. otherwise you're just cheating on your donnays with some wilson wh*re fluzy.

    downs -- you were right. rebel 98 might just be the best serving sticks i've ever played with. and they've added a lot more tuff juice to my first serve. i may crack triple digits with a strong tailwind.

    lunch today is: beef short rib soup, veggies with macaroni.

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  15. McLovin

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    Agreed.

    Now taking bets on how long until auzzie drops the cheap wh0re and returns to his one true love.

    Here's some racquet porn for auzzie...

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  16. tennismonkey

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    mclovin -- nice pics but auzzie's donnays have homemade grommets made by chinese child labor. he travels to china once a year to an elementary school and teaches art.

    "ni hau. me llamo auzzie. today children we are going to make grommets. and if we have time, later we make knock off JMU t-shirts."
     
  17. PaulMan

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    Striker, that's what she said (twss)??? If so, that's good right?!!? :twisted: haha
     
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  18. JRstriker12

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    True,

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    Cicadas out yet?
     
  22. McLovin

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    Nothing yet, but we've had a couple of cool mornings this week, and as I understand it, the ground temp needs to be above a certain mark before they emerge.

    Temps all this week are cool (highs in the upper 60s, lows in the 40s), so I'm guessing they will be later than expected.
     
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    Your Washington Capitals, Southeast Division champs! For the last time. In other news... I get a rematch next Saturday in USTA against the guy I lost to in that tournament final.

    I have been totally happy with the Head IG Speed 16x19 (the slightly heavier one), but coming back on the TW boards... now I'm looking at what to demo.
     
  24. mikeler

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    64 degrees soil temperature is when the invasion begins.
     
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    Just sold my Donnay.
    sorry zap about the swap.

    Anyone tried Vantage Bast Core's before? I had a BC30 and it felt really nice. Really regret selling it. Maybe I'll go pick up one used.
     
  26. tennismonkey

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    nitefly - spring is in the air and everyone is demoing new racquets or have already picked out a new racquet that will make swatting cicadas the easiest.

    mikeler - with all this hoopla over cicadas, i think you have jinxed it. we are going to wind up with a donald young -- all hype and no game. maybe a few cicadas with their hat on crooked.

    what's for lunch people?
     
  27. hollywood9826

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    I think its pretty obvious you need to demo Tfight 315 with the 18x20. Then let me know when you got it and I will blast you very unorthodox and inaccurate forehands with varying amounts of topspin to see if you like it.

    I think Cicadas will be in full effect, but aside from a little noise whats the big deal. I aint a farmer and dont have crops to protect.
     
  28. tennismonkey

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    yes i tried yours. and that was when i was playing with exo3 tours and before that ozone tours which are already limp noodle sticks. your bc30 was like playing with rubber racquets. or tom & jerry tennis.

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  29. McLovin

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    I don't know. Think about it: You've been sitting in the ground for 17 years, and you've never gotten laid in your life. You're about to wake up to the biggest orgy of your life. Are you going to let a little 'cooler than normal' temperature hold you back?

    M & S Grill (company quarterly meeting). Looking forward to sliders...
     
  30. tennismonkey

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    it takes a redonkulous level of skill to be able to blast balls both unorthodox AND inaccurate. don't sell yourself short HW. to me you'll always be jim courier 3.0 -- baseball style and all.
     
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  32. coolblue123

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    oh yeah. totally forgot why I sold it. haha. maybe i should try the BC20 then.
     
  33. downs_chris

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    i'm thinking about moving out of the deep burbs...suggestions?
     
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    But I really dont know where my FHs are going. I mean as far as depth and all that goes. If im going CC i hit in that direction but you could sit a trash can out there and I would miss it 99 of 100 times. Thats why I just blast it. Although I was pretty good at one point. Not so much anymore I dont think.

    I have to srart hitting again.

    Niteflt get those Tfight 315's to give me an excuse to hit again. Only got like three weeks of baseball season left.
     
  35. hollywood9826

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    Whats deep burbs?

    Just do like that will smith movie and live a DC Metro janitors closet. Then imagine all the rackets you could buy.
     
  36. coolblue123

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    anyone hit with a Volkl x7 310 before? So addicted to Volkl frames recently.

    zap: might need to make a run to your shop for a demo.
     
  37. hollywood9826

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    So yesterday we had pictures for the baseball team. So we wear out game uni's which are white.

    So after pictures we have to teach these kids how to slide. Somehwere laong the line they were never taught or forgot how to slide.

    We do this while working our pitchers to hold guys on the base and our catchers to throw down to 2d.

    The other coach is timing. These kids just seem realy slow even though they look fast. I keep telling them to get bigger leads and try to teach them the first step crossover.

    We have about 4 guys that were able to get it done in less than 4 secs. 3.62 was the fastest.

    So I get up there ebing morbidly obese and everything. Get my lead pitchers tries to pick me off i get back to the bag. He pitches and take off. Time was 3.69. The kids were surpised I was as fast as i was. I tell them that still mediocre speed.

    Long story short the kids are still slow even after seeing me get it done.

    Now me knee is all scratched up from sliding.
     
  38. sapient007

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    find a map of future starbucks openings near DC and buy buy buy... right in the middle. sit on it for 5 years and profit.


    find a map of future walmart opening near DC and sell sell sell... don't wait 5 years.
     
  39. tennismonkey

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    hw -- kids these days are soft. have a friend who has a teenage son playing juniors tennis. the kid doesn't know how to jump. like the most awkward, 2 inches of ground clearance kinda jump you've ever seen. literally had to show him how to take one step with the left or right foot and jump in unison. so sliding is not a surprise.
     
  40. Sup2Dresq

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    Agreed on kids being soft.

    Imagine Xisbum's generation. Tackling T-rex for fun.
     
  41. sapient007

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    f jumping. you should go to the zoo and teach the kids how to steal meat from a pride of lions to toughen them up.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBpu4DAvwI8
     
  42. downs_chris

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    loudoun county...probably to fairfax county...got my pre-approval so i can start looking around i guess...
     
  43. TheJRK

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    That's going from one burb to another burb. Come to A-Town playa.

    Holla!

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  44. JRstriker12

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    Problem is they think you just hit "A" to jump.
     
  45. TheJRK

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    Ok... so I saw asian dude again, this time playing a match and he was horrible. Served probably in the 70's, kinda just pitty-patted the ball during points. Have no idea if he was winning (probably was) but it was just boring.

    :-?
     
  46. sapient007

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    why be a bridge and tunnel kid and jump straight to D to the C
     
  47. JRstriker12

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    What? All the screaming kids, mini-vans, and strip malls not doing it for you?

    +1 on Loudoun to Fairfax, it's closer in, but not much hipper for you young folks. ;)
     
  48. mikeler

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    Live near the Dulles Toll Road and you'll have metro access.
     
  49. TheJRK

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    Good point...

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  50. sapient007

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    JRK, wookie and i are looking to attend a soccer match soon between USA and USSR.. will be match of the year and will most likely bring down the berlin wall. you on board?


    anyone else?
     

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