Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by zapvor, Apr 24, 2007.
Two words to avoid using these type of braces:
Wellll....have my new shoes come in yet?
Hmmm...I'll have to look out for those. I was also considering taping, as the pain (when I feel it), is a bit lower than my ASO really reaches or supports.
Oh, see, my teammate's McDavid brace only laced up, hmmm.
Nike too narrow, too expensive, and really....the reviews are not very positive. They seem to have durability issues, too, and I don't have that kind of money to be dropping on shoes every two months. They do look nice...I will give them that.
You know, this kind of amuses me...yes, I know you wear Nike shoes...you and I have actually met before!
My question is...do you shower in your Nike shoes? Sleep in them?
Lies, fabricated by Adidas sales reps.
I'll probably get off around 6:00pm... weren't you supposed to be helping me turn my quasi-kick serve into a tfm-mctwist?
The scuba suit feels fine. I wanna test it out in this hot weather though to see how it feels... same with my Vapors and Ballistecs. They have yet to be exposed to extreme temperatures.
I was thinking of getting that same shirt (that you showed) but with just the yellow and blue.
Watching mclovin vs auzzie. mclovin giving away easy pts, while auz hanging in.
Mclovin serving for set. 30-40 though.
5-5 auz breaks to stay alive, but serving 15-40
Mclovin breaks. serving 6-5. attempting rafter like serve an volley. auz dumps easy pass. 30-15.
Though fought set point, but mclovin guessing right off auz volley and forces the ue.
mclovin wins set 7-5
Topa has a private tennis lesson at 5pm. We can meet up afterwards.
topaz, can you give thejrk the tennis court location?
JRK...can you access your email at work? I'll email it to you, but if you need it posted here, let me know.
EDIT: JRK, directions are in your gmail.
Thanks for getting out w/ me Auzzie. It was competitive, as usual, right down to the last point. I think we both had cases of the yips here & there, but you stayed in & fought to the end. I forgot how well you retrieved shots. There were multiple times I thought I had hit a winner, and not only did you get to it, but you came up w/ an unbelievable passing shot.
Imagine what it will be like once you find your perfect string...unless you've changed rackets by then...
Sup, I was wondering why you were so quiet watching. Looks like you were giving a play by play.
Well I got into my recent habit of my opponent serving for the set, except this time McLovin wasn't going to let me off the hook. I got one of the breaks back, but he sealed the deal the second time serving for the set. Positively, I felt a little better serving today (wasn't scared s***less stepping up to the line). I think the last couple of days, I have been getting grooved with the Blue Gear/Big Ace on serve- just don't love it on groundies. But it threw off my rhythm with my other multiple set ups.
Anyway, McLovin as usual solid as ever. Plays the percentages, and is dependable everywhere in the court. Made some great shots, and was extremely most impressive hitting overheads! One was a high lob, of course sun blatantly present during midday, landed just inside the baseline, and McLovin just calmly blasts an overhead inside out from behind the baseline. I guess that's how the pros must feel after every point... wouldn't know anything about it, but ask McLovin. Anyway, in my current mental frailty I was content to be able to stick with McLovin and at least make it competitive. Can't wait until next week!
That was a ladder match? right?
You two are really set up well against each other. three feet behind the baseline waiting for a short ball. Mclovin had a lot of approaches, and it made the difference. if he didn't make several easy mistakes, he could of gone up two breaks. well played mclovin...watching rafter and edberg on the seniors tour is paying off.
Auz, that right back foot on you serve is holding you back. you seem to be leaning to your left so much, to stay on balance, that you can get into the shot. your footwork is pleasant to watch, but you put in a lot of work, and when the short ball came you always went for the hustle shot. mclovin was smart to pick that up and step in.
sorry. just my observations. i dont want to get annoying giving feedback. so if you want more let me know.
if you guys play next week, im bringing my cooler and fold out chair.
I can't check gmail at work but I'll check once I get home... how long will you guys be at the courts?
I would like to be back on the road by 8pm. Have an early morning gig.
Keep going if you want. I need to hear. What do you mean by hustle shot? I was having trouble gauging depth on my shots, and I never quite had a feel for when I could go for a shot or not (more string conspiracy theories). So on alot of my groundies, I was just hoping for net clearance and the ball staying in bounds- hence the paceless balls. Fact is, if you hit short against McLovin, good luck!
If I had to give a phrase, I would call it 'Inconsistently Brilliant'. You would haul off & hit some killer backhands down the line, as well as forehands both down the line & cross court. The scramble shots got me many times as well.
However, I found that keeping it deep, in the center of the court was the best play, until I got what I thought was a short enough ball to attack with, and even then you came up w/ some brilliant passing shots. Many times you would hit the rally ball deep & let me off the hook. But now that I think about it, I don't believe many of your shots went into the net.
auzzie / mclovin -- nice match guys. i've added you both to my list of DO NOT PLAY. if you don't mind - i'm going to enjoy my short reign as king of the ladder. i know it's just a matter of time til you two take the top spot.
also USPS just rang the doorbell and wuh? looky looky. my new banana yellow racquet of doom. be afraid people. be afraid. muahahahaahahahaa.
I can either look up the post .. or we can call this the $30 bet. Right? You'll drop this like you do your other racquet mistresses.
wow sup you are so negative. what is the time limit for this $30 bet? do i have to keep them forever? for a year? for 6 months? what's the deal?
anyone up for hitting tonight? crap i wanna hit but i also don't wanna barf up a lung. but if i don't hit i may very well lose the battle of the koreans tomorrow with alice301. i call it Battle Royale with Cheese 2009 - Your Seoul is Mine. lotsa fireworks and cursing in multiple languages tomorrow.
The hustle shot is where you use your serve/volley grip to push the ball back into the court. Usually for a ball that lands short and bounces below the height of the net. Gives you the chance to move in while not going for a short ball rally stroke (when the ball bounces above the net).
You would push it semi-deep and give McLovin a good look at a pass. Maybe its the conspiracy string theory or just your mindset at the moment.
Not to put a scouting report but today these 2 shots did not work for you consistently. The wide forehand going crosscourt, and the inside out backhand from the center of the court. You picked up both late and they ended up going either down the middle (forehand) or out wide (backhand). Mclovin was quick just to feed the "belly".
Prob a bad day at the office, but you played well. Just Mclovin thought better. He really did impress me, even with his off brand clothing apparel and profuse sweating.
The courts on Ferdinand Day Drive? Is that a school or something? Looks like a new neighborhood. Shoot me a text if you guys are there or going somewhere else. I'll let ya know if I can make it so you don't hang around and wait for me for no reason.
Wow, look at all these friggin courts!
I had on:
Adidas shirt & wrist band
On any given day, I will be wearing clothing/shoes by any one of the following:
In other words, I'm a gear w h o r e. I'll wear anything I like so long as its good quality for a cheap price.
Speaking of which....anybody else get the 25% Liquidation off e-mail from TW? I'm about to order some "new" clothing, which in my case usually means 2008 gear...
Id didnt get the email McLovin, but if you like good quality for cheap take a serious look at Fila. I was pleasantly suprised at how nice thier stuff is. Im a Fila fan thats for sure. And they can usually be had for a good price on TW clearance.
i'm cosidering bringing a face mask & disinfectant tomorrow; i wouldn't be surprised if you resorted to biological warfare.
hey, i just realized that my first usta match is at 10:30 tomorrow morning. and it's singles, which i just heard takes much longer than doubles. so i probably won't be able to be there until 1-ish, and i'll have to leave by 2:30. does that still work for you? <----gracious door opening for you to crawl out of our match, so that you can stay home another day and fondle your sticks.
Ahh yes. I forgot to mention Fila. I have a few of their shorts. Good stuff.
does anyone here play at wakefield park often?
A few people do play at Wakefield Park, I'm not sure how often though. Just ask if anyone wants to meet at Wakefield Park to hit.
Is that near where you live or work? I live in Arlington, near Shirlington.
Thanks sup! I love it. What does feed the belly mean??
Okay, dude, but not this week. Too many minds - mind a work, mind a wife. You know, "Sand a floor; wax on, wax off. Look eye; always look eye." :shock:
Besides, The Alice challenged me before you did, and I always play matches in proper sequence. Sorry, but I'll be a sorry oh-and-one when we get to play. You won't get as many points for slugging the old guy. ;-)
X, when are you availiable? are you available during the day? i'm very flexible: between the hours of 9:30-2:30 on most days except mondays, a few tuesdays, definitely not wednesdays, nor thursdays, and only 10-1 on fridays (but not this friday).
weekends are dicey, but is that when you're available?
Wookie on the ground in FL. Weather is simply awesome. High 70's. Damn- wish I could find someone to play tennis with - weather is PERFECT!!!!!
Training starts tomorrow - just chillin right now.
Oh well -off to get some eats!
tomorrow is supposed to be nice ... i'll play afterwork. anywhere. maybe tower park?
Sup, have you tried/are you going to try Black Code string anytime soon?
Also, nice job with the play by play of the match i.e. padding your post count.
This is what you call flexible, is it?
Thought we were going to work this in at Sunday's shindig in Montreal or some similar place up north. Since I can't run and can't hit the ball straight anymore, it shouldn't take you long to clean up, then we can enjoy the festivities. You should challenge me 3 or 4 times; all those 6-0 sets should give you enough points to overtake my good friend TFM for the overall lead.
If that's not the plan, then we might have a time problem. I'm actually in training all this week (except Friday) at the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, and my normal work hours in D.C. are 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. I'm off every other Friday (including this Friday), but usually pay the Supster to say nice things about my game on those off days.
I'm also alergic to rush hour traffic. Woe is me.
X, sunday it is then! let's plan on after the event, and just keep our fingers crossed that all your joints are still with us.
and please stop putting yourself down: it'll just make my probable loss even more humiliating! and in fact, on the off-chance that i even come close to winning a few games here and there, could you actually start bragging a bit? so that my meagre victories will seem really impressive?
wait, wait. you want to play before the event? but the event starts at 9! a.m.!! and as it is, it's going to take topaz playing her clarinet at full blast to get me out of my house by 8:45!!
<----someone who would rather go blind than have to show up at a job by 6 a.m. ...in dc of all places!
alice -- let's resked for another day. 1'ish doesn't sound all that inspiring and confident. 1'ish typically means closer to 2'ish. i need some time fondling my new stick before i'm confident to challenge you anyway.
Hey, all my joints will be smoked long before our High Noon at the OK Corral.
I always give just the fax, m'am, just the fax. And the fax is I'm scare sh!tless of anyone who quotes Locke and Dickinson - with authority. Reminds me of that poet - what was her name? - who said
"Out of the ash
I rise with my red hair
and I eat men like air."
OOOOOOOO. I ain't afraid of no ghost, but I am afraid of you.
But you see some really interesting people at 6 a.m. in downtown D.C. Try it sometime.
But whatever - before, during, after, it's all the same to me. I'll just pace myself through the day, except when I'm playing with Lady Topaz and you. When I'm on your side, I'll chug just as hard as I can on my one good leg that's also injured at the moment. *see signature* Should be interesting.
what?? whaddisay?? is that why no one is posts anymore on our thread? oh. i'm such thread-killer. but x, in person, i'm an absolute sweetheart! polite even! ask any of the guys (uh...just don't ask that lady i asked if she drank virgins' blood).
you're one in a million, X! who else has military experience, works for the government, plays tennis AND quotes plath?
that's fine. what did you do? recalculate your tennisengine rating and realize that even if you beat me by 12 games, your rating will drop anyway?
i have military experience, work for the government, play tennis AND quote homer simpson. DOH!
also in china if you are one in a million -- there's 1300 people exactly like you. :shock:
Ohhh, those are for the private school kids...you can't get on those. I emailed them once to see if they ever opened up their track for public use...the answer was a resounding 'NO' and 'Go to WHS'.
Ummm, you know that posts in 'Odds and Ends' don't get counted on a person's post count...right?
Oh, and Alice...
Good luck tomorrow on your FIRST match! Whooo!!! Stick to your game plan! You're gonna be great!
And I'm painfully reserved in person, terribly introverted, especially around strong women: "Just trying to get by/Being quiet and shy/In a world full of push and shove."
Was that last MAC Meet on Mar 11th? If so I should have just met at Niteflys house and made them late. I got a nice fancy picture in the mail today from one of those car they park to catch speeders. Im not sure of the legality of this but they actually got me twice because I was switching lanes in the path. But its not worth me spending a day in DC court for 50 bucks. The violations only cost money so theres no points involved. A genius move by DC because saps like me will just pay the fine.
^^^We met on April 11, at Skyline, it was your birthday, wasn't it? Is that when they got you?
Btw...this can totally be arranged...as well as flute, piccolo, saxophone, oboe, djembe, violin, recorder, and/or guitar. Oh, and castanets.
Pick your poison!
yep happy birthday HW now pay DC 150 bucks
I was loooking at the wrong date that said marcbut it was april. F-technology
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