Basalt Wars: A New Hope

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
Looks cool, but I doubt I will make the trip. I don't even know what day it is the past few weeks. Ever since the hurricane really. Hopefully stuff gets back to normal on Jan 2nd.

J
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
Dude, how did you miss the deadline?? That's something I would do lol.
I had a week at work that was like one of those rites of passage from an old kung-fu movie where every day tested a separate aspect of my being.

*slight dramatization*

J
 

Anton

Legend
My K90s were fine for years, until I switched to Kevlar mains/ALU crosses, and then they started to cave in.

So I assumed that it was the Kevlar mains which instead of stretching like a normal string transmitted all of the shock to the frame, and caused them to pack it in.

It seems as though the new ones are just garbage. One started to cave after the very first Kevlar stringjob, so I switched to BBO/ALU and they start to give it up after just a few stringjobs, even stringing at 50lbs.

It isn't just my frames either, I've seen multiple others.

J
Jolly, it could be the stringing machine? At our tennis club we have a two point mount Prince stringer and I swear it bent in some of the softer rackets I played with.

My Prince Tour 100's looked round like frying pans after just a few string jobs there.

The problem is two mounting points is not enough to completely secure the racket loop, so I've been using 6 point stringer since.
 
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J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
Dennis is too lazy to string his own racquets, he usually borrows mine, or pays Pickle to string his, despite having a kickass stringer, and reels of string.

Dennis would much rather pirate episodes of Downtown Abbey.

J
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
My shots are just so much better with the Wilson.

Except, maybe volleys.

Power kick 7'+, so much more action on my FH.

Sad sad times.

When I use the prestige I feel like I'm ditching the fellas for some young sexy girl.

All I want is a tour 90 racquet that won't break, and a string that will last 5 hours.

Is that too much to ask?

J
 

Power Player

Bionic Poster
Someone buy this man a Black Blade tour, the new Sampras stick, and make him demo it.

Do it for the sake of the TT community.
 
Jolly Rancher,

I need to beat you upside the head for breaking so many racquets. I know people here glorify you for you manly hitting and macho attitude. However, I think you need to start learning how to calm your strokes down. You are a recreational tennis player and there is absolutely no reason to not only injure yourself, but to blast the ball like a crack head with a tennis racquet.

Tips on how to become a better recreational player:

1. Buy a Babalot.
2. Play mixed doubles more often. Embrace your inner woman.
3. Lay off the scotch and whiskey. Learn how to enjoy an evening with a glass of wine or a smirnoff ICE.
4. Buy a pair of skinny jeans. They are very trendy and both sexes will holler at you.
5. Start tracking your aggression daily.

Yours truly,

a good samaritan
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
Jolly Rancher,

I need to beat you upside the head for breaking so many racquets. I know people here glorify you for you manly hitting and macho attitude. However, I think you need to start learning how to calm your strokes down. You are a recreational tennis player and there is absolutely no reason to not only injure yourself, but to blast the ball like a crack head with a tennis racquet.

Tips on how to become a better recreational player:

1. Buy a Babalot.
2. Play mixed doubles more often. Embrace your inner woman.
3. Lay off the scotch and whiskey. Learn how to enjoy an evening with a glass of wine or a smirnoff ICE.
4. Buy a pair of skinny jeans. They are very trendy and both sexes will holler at you.
5. Start tracking your aggression daily.

Yours truly,

a good samaritan
Lol, duly noted.

J
 

gonzalocatalino

Hall of Fame
My shots are just so much better with the Wilson.

Except, maybe volleys.

Power kick 7'+, so much more action on my FH.

Sad sad times.

When I use the prestige I feel like I'm ditching the fellas for some young sexy girl.

All I want is a tour 90 racquet that won't break, and a string that will last 5 hours.

Is that too much to ask?

J
have you tried the Prince Diablo Tour (93, 16*20)?

I demoed the K90 at the time i was playing the prince diablo. I´ve discovered some common playing characteristics at that time, but i could be wrong because it was some years ago, when the K90 come out...
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
have you tried the Prince Diablo Tour (93, 16*20)?

I demoed the K90 at the time i was playing the prince diablo. I´ve discovered some common playing characteristics at that time, but i could be wrong because it was some years ago, when the K90 come out...
I tried it circa 2005 which was I think near its heyday. Sweet frame, good off the ground, not much steam, and didn't serve or volley particularly well.

That is to the best of my recollection, 7 years ago is a long time for a guy who leaves the house and 15 mins later at the supermarket can't remember what he needed.

J
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
Just came home and tried on 9 pair of jeans because I didn't like how the ones I was wearing matched my shirt, sweater, and jacket.

It's not easy being JR.

J
 

roundiesee

Hall of Fame
Jolly Rancher,

I need to beat you upside the head for breaking so many racquets. I know people here glorify you for you manly hitting and macho attitude. However, I think you need to start learning how to calm your strokes down. You are a recreational tennis player and there is absolutely no reason to not only injure yourself, but to blast the ball like a crack head with a tennis racquet.

Tips on how to become a better recreational player:

1. Buy a Babalot.
2. Play mixed doubles more often. Embrace your inner woman.
3. Lay off the scotch and whiskey. Learn how to enjoy an evening with a glass of wine or a smirnoff ICE.
4. Buy a pair of skinny jeans. They are very trendy and both sexes will holler at you.
5. Start tracking your aggression daily.

Yours truly,

a good samaritan


Single best post I've read in a while! :)
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
Tonight I saw the Pickle and Dali duo in action. I was kind of playing a match at the same time, so I couldn't spend much effort looking over their way.

J
 

hoodjem

G.O.A.T.
After years of faithful service, and countless battles Jollikin Skywalker plots his betrayal. Unfulfilled promises of the false prophet Basalt Gods have lead him to dire peril.
Supply lines have become stretched too thin to sustain, and the empire's continued shipments of substandard weaponry have made the battle tested mercenary unable to wage large scale battle.

The embers of betrayal are being fanned to flame as Darth Jolly begins to survey blueprints of rebel weaponry. He sends an encoded transmission to the famed smuggler Tom Solo, and confides in his most loyal allies; Joel Joel Binks, Denni Wan Kenobi, Pickle 3PO, VS Babafett, and AliD2.

A tale of love, loss, and Karophite.
Ahh! Entering soon you will be the galaxy of Dunlopia.

A galaxy of many beautiful and rewarding planets.

JodaMaxx4D
 
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