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  1. mozzer

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    Im unbelievably excited its unreal, house music is a real passion, so theres no chance im missing out on Pacha! Yeah, wanted to be different, mosyt people are goingto places like Malia and Magaluf, didnt fancy that though! We are going 9th-16th July and staying in San Antonio Bay, water taxi is like £2.50 or something i guess.
    My friend who has been keeps referring to some area as the "Westend"? Whats the name of it? All the super clubs actually in San Antonio or Ibiza Town?
     
  2. Ross K

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    I refer you to my previous comment!... seriously, it's fine. A good base to check out all the clubs. It is though VERY lively - but with 20 young blokes all up for God knows what, I'm sure 'lively' is absolutely great. However, I really recommend Ibiza Town at night. It's the place you have to go to.

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  3. mozzer

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    Haha, the fact we are staying all inclusive wont help that stereotype :D! Well, im pretty sure Pacha is in Ibiza town, but some website said that was about 5km further away from us than the other clubs such as amnesia and Space?
     
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    I know it's still honeymoon phase but today was just !wow! with my Donnay Pro One! Had a hit on Friday and felt it was too heavy for me given my usual setup with the MagTour, today it was jist right! For some reason I got more power than I was expecting and while I initially thought the sweetspot was small, I guess I ended up hitting it regularly cos everything felt smooth. No vibrations, off centre hits didn't jar at all. Very odd indeed (in a fab way).

    So far, dropping from 100sq to 95sq hasn't adversely affected me, yipee! Still need to work on volleys and serves but these were still good for a 1st full session. Will report back after I've had more time...

    Happy Days!
     
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    Happy days indeed, i've been finding what many others have said on here lately that new frames with rare exceptions don't feel as solid as old ones. I quite liked the yonex mid my friend has and the kps88 feels pretty solid but a bit too much for me to play with.Now these pro ones, they seem to be a funny one in that they're solid enough to suck up the bad vibes but must have enough in them to not make it feel like you're playing with something with a sweetspot smaller than a table tennis bat!I've got a NOS mizuno pro classic here, similar frame construction to the donnay but irrespective of string a sweetspot as small as a golf ball, anything else fels like you've walloped the frame into a steel bar.(Maybe not that bad but you get the idea.)
    That one in the photo looks nice ;-) IIRC TW's re release used the international name for the 95 not the limited as that one has, they used that design from about 1993 (grey was the first colour/last one Agassi used,Borg and Leconte had 95" variations on that) with different colour schemes (blue, red,black/yellow and a couple of others) untill i think about 1998 ish or so when eventually they released a pro one with the same colour scheme Rusedski used.I think the limited is always graphite though the weight can vary.I'm tempted to try and oversize and see how they play, just won a radical bumblebee on the 'bay so shall see how it compares.Must stop e ba ying! just makes it harder on me.
     
  6. forthegame

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    Thanks Dave. So mine is from circa 1993?
    I overdid it today, must not forget that this is a hobby and nothing more. I don't want to do myself an injury with too much tennis with less than stellar technique.
    Feels good to collapse into bed dog tired though :) !
     
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    Get yourselves down to the World Tour Finals if you can...

    I went to Nadal v Roddick last night, and the atmosphere was electric.

    Brilliant.
     
  8. Dave M

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    I think it's more 95 or'96 ish but i'll happily stand corrected!Need to dig out some old serve and volley mags and see the shop pages!
     
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    Donnay Pro One Ltd Ed - still lovin' it!

    It's been a week now and I'm still in love!

    I'm playing better than I have in ages. Still struggling a bit with my serve but my oh my, I'm enjoying it. It's a great, great hit. Very stable and feels very plush and solid. No vibrations at all.

    I don't want to look at the specs cos it's probably all the xteristics I said I didn't want in terms of weight etc! :oops:

    However, I need to work on my technique as I'm having a bit of an ache in the elbow. Not TE or GE at all, I think it's from overuse! Anybody have any arm/elbow/shoulder building exercise? :)

    I tried to play my (current raq) Mag Tour UL today but it felt so tinny compared to the Pro One!

    All in all, happy days!
     
  10. nickynu

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    I used to play with the oversize (grey and Purple like yours) OH MY I THOUGHT I WAS ANDRE back in the day . My recollection would be 1994 but its all a bit hazy now. I have played your racket too though in the forgotten racketaholic years and my recollection was that it was an absolute scalpel with surprising spin potential but maybe slightly too flexy. What I would say is that I have never ever used a racket that delivered on feel like the donnay pro one of that period MMMMmmmmmm!!!
     
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    the two bits in bold may well be related, if your usual lighter frame allows youo to get it through the contact zone quickly you may find the pro one needs you to start swinging a bit earlier on serve so youre not trying to use your arm too much to get it round in time.....that made senser in my head sorry if it doesnt now i've typed it!
    Do you happen to have any theraband?like a giant elastic band from physios, physiosupplies.com sells it, i try to use mine to warm up before playing but its good for rehad and strenthening obviously.I've secured an donnay oversize limited or two to try out, had one before and the original sape yellow one but now i've got my retro air tech challanges i'm gonna try the whole lot!
     
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    oops double post!
     
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    Thanks Dave. I'll try that.

    BTW, do you mean the twistbar type thing? All I saw on that website was a flat band.
     
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    WTF SF - amazing match!

    I wonder if anyone here doesn't know the score for this match. Wouldn't want to post a spoiler..

    It was good to see. Watched it on TV. 2 guys going for it hell for leather. Winner was the one who handled the downs slightly better. Want to say more but I'll wait till tomorrow.
     
  15. Dave M

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    Nope the diant elastic band, different colours are different strengths of resistance, good stuff though.
    It was good wasn't it but over so quickly!:shock:
     
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    It was the best tennis match i have ever seen...
     
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    3hrs? Quickly? :confused: Dave, you're kidding, right?

    EDIT: You're referring to the Fed-Djok match..
     
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    OK. Will look into it. Does't seem as simple to use as the flexbar/therabar/twist thingy..
     
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    back in england now lads. lots of string to sell, so check facebook
     
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    Might not be havent used a twisty bar one but i can tell you you can do just about any resistance exercise using a band, i stretch out calves and hamstrings using it, small when folded too so fits in the racquet bag easilly!
     
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    Did anyone else manage to get out and play today? I spent two hours on a court that was one half thick frost and the other half brilliant sunhine. A friend and I played one up one back for the whole time. We hit some mad spin. It makes you realise that if you just concentate on topspin you pretty soon hit he ball with a lot of work and without sacrificing too much ball sped.

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  22. jazar

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    i'll wager that you can count the number of times nadal serves into federer's forehand today (not counting if rog can run around it) on one hand
     
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    here is a conclusion that anyone with an ounce of sense should be able to make :

    nadal is scared of federer's forehand and his reliance on hitting to federer's backhand is his undoing. it is simply too obvious where nadal is going to hit the ball against federer; yes he does mix is up occasionally, but not nearly enough. at the end of the day, this was a straight forward win for federer, brought about not only by his brilliance but also by nadal's inability to vary his game.
     
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    QFT!

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  25. Ross K

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    Amazing the difference when you play regularly eh? I've been playing the best I've played in ages, and it's all down to 1 rather obvious thing: lots of tennis!:)

    Btw, re playing in the icey cold weather, to echo Simon's post here earlier, and Dave's too (in the FB UKRH's group, I think) - mein got! Wasn't it absolutely flippin' freezing out there today?! :shock:... right, just off to shake out the stalactites from my hoody.


    R.
     
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    I just dont think that stalacmites get the recognition they deserve in the modern game!! The modern player is all about stalactites these days but the best contests are clashes of styles you know Borg/Mcenroe Rocky/Ivan Drago
    Stalactites/Stalacmites. Ah happy times !
     
  27. jazar

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    good to see this thread is still bursting with life. no posts in like 4 days!
     
  28. Ross K

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    Jazar and all UKRH's,

    Yes... I think it's because we now have Facebook UK Racketaholics, the new TT UK Racketaholics, of course the original TT UK Racketaholics was, er, 'dispatched' with one dark night :shock: , a new TT Eu/UK FS/T section is in operation (kind of), there's a wanted sected on TT, etc, etc.

    IMO we should all get posting again on this here TT UK RHs & 10s Bums... what say we all tennis bums of Britain?!:)...

    Let's bring back the polar bear pics... the mozzer cross-dressing photos... Meaghan's tales of wine consumption, the art world, and being in the dog-house with his missus... et al.
    :lol:


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  29. mozzer

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    Haaaaaa, ok, i enjoyed posting here before, facebook isnt the same, but i do like the live chat feature!
    So yeah, received my strings from Jamie, but my main stick is sitting with a fresh full job of Polystar energy due to this terrible weather, gonan be a while before i test them ;(
     
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    Guys, I'm back afer a long lay-off. How is everyone?
     
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    I'm very much with you Ross as I don't do Facebook. I've seen too many things!
     
  32. Ross K

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    mozzer,

    Re your signature, wouldn't mind hearing a bit more re Cyberflash... general traits... but re the weather, tell me about it... not even worth considering this week, unless you want a prolonged hospital stay.


    s_andrean,

    Where've you been?


    Rob,

    So you've seen too many things eh?... do elaborate Rob!


    Everyone,

    Still can't believe the sick joke of England - and other worthy candidates too - being elbowed out of hosting the World Cup in the near future by Russia and, er, Qatar... (yeah, right, Russia, that will be a safe, easy to travel around in option?... yeah, right, Qatar?... that's a good idea considering you can't drink alcohol, it's as hot as hell, and it has about as much of a link to football as Vietnam has to Morris dancing. :) ) Why anyone should have expected anything remotely fair or sensible, considering the FIFA bods are all as corrupt as a convention of mafia dons, well... of course that's a mistake.

    Rant over!


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  33. jazar

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    so, it seems like an all expenses paid 3 week trip to paris in may next year could be in order for me
     
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    Roland Garros?? :shock:
     
  35. mozzer

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    Ross, i find it to be a great poly. For the price, i believe its one of the best. The power is good, maybe a bit too much compared to most polys. Spin is awesome if you got the rackethead speed. And ofcourse, the tension maintenance is fantastic!
     
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    Jamie,

    Paris in May?... 3 weeks?... all expenses paid?... the word 'jammy' and another word beginning with 'b' springs to mind!:)



    mozzer,

    I seeeee... hmm, maybe time I dug up that Cyberflash that's just laying around... sounds like it might be a good fit in the YTPP.



    Everyone,

    Just to say, lately, I actually started playing with much more fluency and rhythm, and I was also actually beating some reg. playing partners I usually struggle against - and it was down to two things...1. I stuck to the same frame for about a month (APD Original). And 2. I was playing around 3 times a week. Unfortunately the arctic weather, and the need to dispatch frame(s) for restringing has interrupted the flow here a bit. Plus, I do want to revisit my YTPP with it's new string job and lower tension. Oh, and my old PD+ is tempting me a little. Ah, did I mention the TF V02 320 is calling my name to re-check. And - MESSAGE TERMINATED DUE TO POSTER BEING HAULED AWAY!:)

    How about you guys? Playing well? What you all hitting with now? What's your latest, er, racketaholic status?:wink:



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    I'm playing better than I have for a long time. Using a Donnay Pro One Limited Ed Supermidsize (95"). Loving it but my wee shoulder is hurting a little bit, probably from overuse as I've played quite a lot this past few weeks!
    Hoping to use it in tournament play next week so I'll see how I stack up against (hopefully) heavy hitters.
     
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    BTW... anyone else notice their mail/packages, etc is arriving even later than normal, like days and days later?... blimey, and we're not even in the Christmas log-jam period yet?!:shock:


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    indeed

    to be fair, i would have to string the odd racket as well, so its not all fun and games ;)
     
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    J - you be sure to post here after you've had 5 glasses of Absinthe... :twisted:

    R.

    BTW, Anyone else ever sampled this legendary elixir to the poets?!... I certainly know I went a bit a bit loopy for a few hours!:oops:
     
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    I had some on my 21st birthday - don't remember anything from 11:30 onwards. Woke up on my kitchen floor cuddling my dog.

    Certainly messes you up a bit!
     
  42. mozzer

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    Checklist for my 18th party in Jan:
    • Girls
    • Absinthe!
     
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    At least it just your dog you were cuddling eh?:)

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    Ha, ha - post of the day!:)

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    Absinthe,............is that still around?:shock::? Might as well wash it down with some peach 20/20 that'll ensure you remember nothing good luck!
     
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    Polar bear'd. Pub till 5am, loud balkan gypsy band, much booze, now paracetamol.
     
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    Haha im not sure Dave :D All i know is that my job has ruined my social life, havent been drunk in too long so i cant bloody wait for my party now haha!
     
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    aren't you legally too young to be getting drunk? ;)
     
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    Yes i am! Just makes the night much more enjoyable when you accomplish drunkeness underage!
     
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    after my succinct and frankly correct analysis of last sunday's wtf final, here is my equally correct (but not quite as succinct) analysis of today's match between djokovic and monfils:

    despite monfils great physical talent, mentally he is very weak. he clearly doesn't have a clear game plan when it comes to playing the very top players. at times he just hacks the ball back, which isn't going to work as guys like federer, nadal and djokovic will punish him. and at other times he plays with a free spirit and inspiration, but then he becomes too free and almost inevitably ends up doing something stupid. when the davis cup is on the line thats not the kind of player you want playing; you want someone who has a clear plan and a clear back up plan, not someone who covers up his mental frailties with showmanship and buffoonery. how he managed to beat roger federer in paris-bercy is a miracle.

    edit: he has now just gone a break up in the third, but i stand by my comments.
     
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