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  1. Chopin

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    Really? That's bad news for the Boards. I only hope the moderators can ban this poster's IP in the future.
     
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    I am becoming more and more annoyed at how fast things I buy become obsolete. In the 1990s, I had nice Nikon film cameras that were built to last. Now, if I buy a nice digital camera, it is archaic two years later. The same is true with televisions, phones, computers, and everything else you can buy.

    An exception is tennis racquets, where I think the 1990s racquets performed better, in general, than what is offered today. This brings to mind an obscure question. I hit with Völkl frames that belonged to Åsa Carlsson (now Åsa Svensson) around 1996. I really liked these framed and wonder what model they were and if Völkl still makes anything similar to the frame.

    Here are photos of the frame:
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    We do live in a "throw-away society", but a a good film SLR-lens can still be used today on a digital SLR. I also believe that if you buy a good DSLR now that you can still use it in 5+ years. I mean who really needs more than 16-18 megapixel and 1080p recording?
     
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    As if the flood waters weren't bad enough for the people of Queensland, it now appears that there are sharks swimming in the streets. Two bull sharks were spotted swimming past a McDonald’s in the city of Goodna, Butcher Steve Bateman saw another making its way past his shop on Williams street. Ipswich councillor for the Goodna region Paul Tully said: "It would have swam several kilometres in from the river, across Evan Marginson Park and the motorway. It’s definitely a first for Goodna, to have a shark in the main street."

    edit: thankfully they were sensible enough to swim PAST McDonald's. Many humans failed in this respect.
     
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    The C7 pro, iirc. Great time for Volkl. I used the c10 comp then the c10 pro. I think the 7 was just a touch lighter and stiffer than the very soft 10 series.

    The new/current 7 is not the same, but you ought to try the BB London and the volkl 9. Or even the 10.
     
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    I say try the 11.
     
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    Yes the 11. It's a lot like the 7 and the 10....
    but according to our friend Nigel, y'see,
    'this one goes to eleven'...
    in case y'need that extra push over the cliff.
     
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    Try this:

    While sitting in a chair, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. Now, while doing this draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction....and there's nothing you can do about it.


    :razz:
     
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    It's freaking me out!
     
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    Got me too. :D
     
  13. Mike Bulgakov

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    Thanks for the information. I did a search on the C7 Pro and found these specifications:

    Racquet Name: Volkl C7 Pro
    Head Size: 98 sq. in. / 632 sq. cm.
    Length: 27.00 inches / 68.58 cm
    Strung Weight: 12.10 oz / 343 g
    Balance: 7pts HL
    Swing Weight: 319
    Beam Width: 0.0mm
    Tip/Shaft: 0.0mm / 0.0mm
    Composition:
    Power Level:
    Stiffness: 62
    String Pattern: 18 Mains/20 Crosses

    I remember the frame (C7) being one of the nicest I have hit with. It had great feel and control, but also decent pop. I have tried the C10 Pro and thought it had too soft of an upper hoop, which is where I hit my serves. The DNX 10 Mid would have been nice, if not for the unpleasant vibration.

    I tried the Boris Becker 11 S.E., but did not like the feel. I really liked the Boris Becker Delta Core Legend with added weight, which I tried a few months ago, and I may switch to that racquet. I have not tried the Delta Core London or the Volkl Power Bridges.
     
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    Emperor Penguins often reach 122 cm (48 in) in height.
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    When flying over Greenland, remember that wild penguins only live in the southern hemisphere.
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    This is freaking me out more than the foot thing!
     
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    I'd like to announce to all that Club Chopin does not discriminate based on species. In fact, those Emperors are members of Club Chopin!
     
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    No, we're not members. By a unanimous vote of 9-to-zero, we've decided not to join your SELF-TITLED club as we've taken strict vows of poverty, humility, chastity and dedication of service.

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    [size=+1]"I'm with you 'sistaz'...I'd rather 'puke'!"[/size]
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    Dedan,

    I thought you pretended to stop caring about my posts and feeding my monstrous legacy. After the legendary Master Class I gave to you in the Official Thread, I would have thought you'd learned your lesson. Well, in any event, hello and good afternoon.

    You can have those nuns; I have the seven Emperors (I am a member of the WWF, btw).

    Kind regards,
    Chopin

    P.S. The penguin you show is expressing his love for Club Chopin as by "puke" he is referring to his ability to regurgitate food as a sign of honour and generosity to the Club. It's a gesture I wouldn't expect someone you like to appreciate, but we here at the Club appreciate his thoughtfulness. The same thoughtfulness I show daily on the Boards.
     
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    chopsy, this thread is about Useless Information.

    oh wait .....
     
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    'tis always the cripple that wants to lead the dance...

    Having LSD for breakfast again, you emotional zygote?

    Take my (e.g. other thread "inclusive post") beatdowns like a man and move on you one-trick rube....you're way outta your league here.
     
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    Hold it--I thought you weren't going to reply to me anymore. What happened to caring about the debt, Mitch?
     
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    oh god...mind blown

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    wiki :

    Ferrer has said that when he was young, if he did not practice hard enough, his coach would lock him up in a completely dark ball closet, which was 2m x 2m in dimensions, for several hours, sometimes giving him only a piece of bread and a bit of water for his stay in the closet. Ferrer has said that he did spend time quite often in that closet. At the age of 17, he felt he was fed up with tennis and sitting in the closet, and went to work at a construction site, but after a week there he returned to the club asking the coach if he could still remain at the club and play tennis. As of 2011, he is still coached by the same person.[2]
     
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    World indoor 1,500 metres champion Deresse Mekonnen of Ethiopia ended American Bernard Lagat's Wanamaker Mile winning streak at six on Friday in the 104th Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden.
    Mekonnen, 23, charged past the 36-year-old Lagat with four laps to go and held off three challenges from him to win with a time of three minutes 58.58 seconds.
    Lagat, who last year thrilled the Garden crowd by registering a record-breaking eighth New York mile title to eclipse Ireland's Eamonn Coghlan, clocked 3:59.01 for a rare runner-up finish on the cramped, high-banked track.
     
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    Ethiopian legend Haile Gebrselassie has confirmed that he will make his return to competitive running at the Tokyo Marathon on February 27.
     
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    the average 4 yr old asks 400 questions per day. if you already have kids under 4...a moment of silence for you.
     
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    Honey traps happen all the time.

    Katia Zatuliveter
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    • The Romans used to use continuous tickling of the feet as a form of torture.
    • The word “tickle” comes from the Middle English word “tikelen”, meaning “to touch lightly”.
    • Being tickled by a very light touch across your skin is called “knismesis”. This type of tickle doesn’t usually produce laughter, but does produce the same type of panic response as the alternative form of tickling, called “gargalesis”. Gargalesis is the form of tickling produced by repeatedly having pressure put on ticklish areas.
     
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    Didn't work :O
     
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    Not much honey here...
     
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    reboot and try again. If it still doesn't work upgrade to Snow Leopard.
     
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    A womanising MP who employed a suspected Russian spy has defended giving her a job and insisted: 'I'm not naive.'

    Liberal Democrat Mike Hancock, 64, who sits on the defence committee, was introduced to Katia Zatuliveter on one of his regular visits to the Eastern Bloc superpower.

    He employed the 25-year-old blonde as a parliamentary assistant - handing her at least three years' access to official documents on defence policy.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...caught-Lib-Dem-MP-Mike-Hancock-honeytrap.html

    Ideally, a swallow is more desirable to the man than his usual opportunities, but not so desirable as to make him suspicious. The target needs to believe the woman has a genuine interest. A woman who looks like a supermodel would draw serious suspicion regarding motives in most cases.
     
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    Olympic champion and world pole vault record holder Yelena Isinbayeva made an unimpressive return to competition after an 11-month break by winning a low-key indoor meeting on Sunday.
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    Isinbayeva struggled to find her top form but was still too good for her rivals, clearing 4.81 metres on her first attempt to win the annual Russian Winter invitational.
     
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    This is a fair point. And I guess if I'm 64, I'm happy enough with this chick.

    I'll allow it!
     
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    TW forum needs a "female only" sub-catergory.
     
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    The main reason I sometimes check the General Pro Player Discussion thread is to see if there are new posts in the "Federer photoshopped" thread. Where is TenniseaWilliams?
     
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    I have a sprained ankle and the flu.
     
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    Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers like to surf.
     
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    the "Heidi Game"

    Preston Ridlehuber, a journeyman NFL player enjoyed his biggest moment as a pro while scoring a late touchdown in a famous game--unfortunately for Ridlehuber, nobody saw it as NBC cut away to "Heidi"

    (NBC's operator switchboards literally blewup with the avalanche of irate calls that came in)


    :!:

    Former NFL QB Brad Johnson named his son "Maximus"

    Maximus Johnson

    Gee, thanks dad.
     
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    Maximus Johnson. That's actually funnier than this one dude I knew years ago...named...Massimo Amador. Yes, I believe that translates to maximum lover. He was basically the southern European Shaft.
     
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