Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by Pickle9, Oct 28, 2012.
Ready to GOAT
I woke up about midnight with a foot cramp. I have had these numerous times and they usually go away as soon as I jump to my feet and walk around or hit GOAT tweeners at Roosevelt Island. Sometimes, though I have to hop in a hot shower to get relief as I did last night. After that, I went back to bed but woke up an hour later in a total sweat.
As I was drying off I suddenly got a severely painful GOAT cramp in my calf that must have torn the muscle; anyway I spent the rest of the night attempting to walk it off in between taking another 4 or 5 more hot showers smothering my body in warm microgel.
Now, I can barely walk and it's freaking me out. I might have to go to the hospital (if my truck will start; it's 15 below zero). I'm still trying to decide what to do. I may join the USTA as a self rated 4.0 GOAT. I just don't know.
i've been sick all week. saturday/sunday it got real bad. had to blob out with jolly saturday night at the place formerly know as hooters. and there was something magical there that night. cancelled hitting out side yesterday, couldn't imagine any situation where i wouldn't have ended up feeling worse or not in the hospital. nothing on the schedule to look forward to this month. i think i'm gonna play a 4.0 tournament at the end of february. might sneak in the occasionally filipino davis cup practice.
Fear not. I carried the flag.
Spoak to the Filipino Davis Cup coach last night at Gertrude's and he is pleased with your progress. He said you have "tenacity"...
what did i miss??
Excellent back-story. Why, oh why do I ever stray from TTW? Is there video? Please, please tell me there is video! BHBH
Sure, will find in a min.
Fried oreos, and scintillating conversation.
Jolly Highlights: https://vimeo.com/56250360
Pickle Highlights: https://vimeo.com/56252215
Nice. Maybe Geoff and I will someday record one of our sessions. BHBH
If you Google, chicken with his head cut off, you will get the same effect of my presence on the court. Every time we have done a video our tripod seems to malfunction and we end up with great footage of the court surface!
That is a huge party foul no?
i'm ready to raulk out with my caulk out
be the ball....na nananananananana
I think the black bartender at applebees hates me now.
That is all.
I sprayed 4 riders on the Queens bound E train.
That is all.
You're ripping the sh*t out of the ball.
How much are court fees?
I'm like crime, I don't pay.
At that particular club prime-time is 45/hour for members, and 90/hour for members. Non-prime is 35-40/70-80.
Most other clubs around are cheaper for non-members, if you get towards or in the city you are usually looking at 100/hour+.
i think i'm gonna go back to the 88
tinkering with the equipment
so maybe its boredom, but i'm thinking about adding a little lead to my setup.
the pickle pro is the youtek prestige pro, and i put lead on the handle and at 12 o'clock to balance out all 6 racquets, because they were all a little off. so strung with overgrip, they're at 340g, 6 pts hl.
i really like this racquet, the one thing i would say that it doesn't have going for it is that it's a "low powered" compared to other racquets i've tried/used:
kpro open tour
blx 90 tour
i'm thinking the sweetspot might be a little lower than what is in wilsons? either way, i consistently break mains 5-7 crosses down from the top (and 1 main off of the center pair for that matter) so i'm going to try to "raise" the sweet spot. is there a guide for how much lead at what location(s) would raise the sweetspot a given distance?
is lead at 10 and 2 o'clock the best way to accomplish this? anyone know where the sweetspot supposedly is on this racquet? i'm guessing its somewhere around the geometric center of the racquet, 10th cross from (top/bottom, 16x19).
basically, i want to raise the sweetspot 2 inches.
Since you hit so close to the center your best bet would be to put it directly at 12.
Putting it at 10&2 in addition to raising the sweetspot would pull it out towards the sides too making it a bit more heart shaped than oval.
If you felt that you needed or didn't want to give up some torsional stability then 10&2 could be a decent compromise.
I'll never forget the night I saw J011y caulking his bath tub. I knew right then that he respected the 88 but would never consider using it in Epic Ringer League battle or at Indoor Nationals Consolation 2nd round blob.
Pickle blocked, so here I sit with a cold beer and a plate of hot wings with my attention split between my man Chardy laying it down and the glorious badonkadonk in attendance.
Ok so I put 2g each at 10 and 2. I played doubles Thursday night and everything felt good except I missed every freaking volley unless it was riffled at me. Moved the lead to 12 and played doubles again tonight. Felt about the same, just still feels like the racquet tip wants to dip. Spoak to Pat Jolly and asked him about putting the same weight in the butt, and he said it would make it feel nice.
Put 4 grams inside the butt cap. Just holding the racquet up feels nicer. Taking swings in the house feels nice, a tiny bit more weight.
Bought the $1 swingweight app to measure swing weights. Don't know what it was with just 4g but with 8g I'm sitting at 345g, 6 pts hl, sw 339. Before the lead, all my other racquets are around 338g, 6 pts hl, sw 320.
I don't know if the sw app is right but it is consistent.
How does the week of Jan 28th look for you guys? I'll host at Randall's Island.
You are a member I assume?
Court time is tough to come by.
Yes, I'm a member. Not too bad usually if we are willing to play late evening.
What is the name of the app?
Swingtool. It's a $1. Not for the working man.
It measures swingweight for a whole mess if equipment for sports I'll never play as well.
It has a mode that "measures" the swingweight and another one that acts like a stop watch and measures the time for 10 swings, which can be entered into the twu swingweight calculator.
After careful deliberation I have come to the conclusion that Mr. Pickle needs a pair of Chuck Taylors.
Any days soon work for you guys?
Ok let's stop *****footing around.
Can't believe autocorrect knew that's a word.
This weekend looks no good, GF Block Friday, Jolly Saturday, Super Bowl Sunday.
A part of me wants to GOAT pickle in public and poast the video to talk tennis prompting bans of the most cherished GOATs of the TT Troll Kingdom but another part of me just wants to hold hands with him and be a good friend and not GOAT him and ruin his future in 7.0 Mixed Westchester Combo League.
But he needs Chuck Taylors to train Rocky style.
How's this coming week look?
Pickle is blocking.
Epic blizzard block.
Hide the children.
Go immediately to the nearest gas station because the best thing to do during a blizzard is drive around so you need gas.
Then go to the nearest supermarket or 7-11 (tm) and buy all the milk and bread because there will be no more. Ever. Ever again.
Actually you want to buy beer, cause if you are stuck in the house anyway...
I have a bottle of scotch and a flashlight.
I am ready for this storm.
Omg I can't hit through a ball or swing forward in any competent fashion.
Where are you playing?
Why aren't you helping me shovel?
I'm not, I just have espn3 replay of chardy annihilating ball against delpo going in the background.
Dude that avatar is a LoL. My dog is an idiot.
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