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« Reply #200 on: September 28, 2006, 01:14:58 PM »
Tonight is a possibility but I have not heard from Freebird.  Failing that, lets bust sometime Saturday!  But who am I kidding, you will sub tonight.  Tell em' to let me sub, or am I forever banned on Thursday night?

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« Reply #201 on: September 28, 2006, 04:14:44 PM »
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I got my NCodes today, strung one of them up and Jeffro and I went out and hit.  I really like this racquet.  It feels far more solid than my last one which is nice.  It is slightly heavier but I do not mind that at all.  I had added lead weight to my last racquet.  I am anxious to play a match with them and see how they feel all around in the middle of a match.  I have used one of Jeffros before for match play but it has been a while.


just wondering, what kinda string you using now?  still have that klippermate?
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« Reply #202 on: September 28, 2006, 05:59:25 PM »
I am still using the Klippermate, I wish I had a super sweet stringer, but the Klippermate works well for me.

I am using CyberFlash Topspin string, I love it!
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« Reply #203 on: September 28, 2006, 06:27:17 PM »
Full job or hybrid?
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« Reply #204 on: September 28, 2006, 06:30:25 PM »
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Full job or hybrid?


Full.  :)
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« Reply #205 on: September 28, 2006, 07:01:36 PM »
I have horrible memories about not being able to volley at all with full poly.  then again it was 3 years ago.
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« Reply #206 on: September 28, 2006, 07:37:25 PM »
3 years is a long time.  But to tell you the truth I do not care what kind of string I am volleying with, I just love to volley.  I would rather be at the net than anywhere else on the court.
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« Reply #207 on: September 29, 2006, 08:42:19 AM »
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I am still using the Klippermate, I wish I had a super sweet stringer, but the Klippermate works well for me.

I am using CyberFlash Topspin string, I love it!


I have a Klippermate also....it's not too bad, especially considering it cost $125
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« Reply #208 on: October 02, 2006, 05:58:23 AM »
Played USTA last night.  We had to default (2) of our singles courts last night.  So all we had to fight with was (3) doubles courts.  Jeffro and Mikey won their doubles first in straight sets.  Jeffro hit some nasty shots that made me laugh from the next door court.  Federer-ish...

I got to play with my new nCode which was great.  I really enjoyed the racquet last night.  My partner and I switched sides and i was on the duece side.  I played the first set there.  They served well but I only got back 4-5 serves the entire first set which sucked.  What sucked even worse was that I was up 30-0 in the first service game and then I got broke.  They held on to that break to win the first set 6-4.  We came back and broke at 4-4 in the second set and served it out for 6-4 to take it to 3 sets.

I have never beat either of these two guys.  One guy owns me in singles and the other guy has beaten me twice in doubles in close matches.  

We all held sevre to 3-3 when we broke the same guy again.  I was returning far better on the ad side of the court where I am more comfortable.  My partner can return fine from either side which helps me a ton.  So we break at 3-3 and go up 4-3.  I serve for a hold and then they hold to make us serve it out.  My partner served well yesterday and served it out with no problem.  

2 minutes later OSU Buckeye and Freebird seald the deal with a win.  We won the team match 3-2 after defaulting 2 courts.  That's what's up!

We are short people to make an entire team.  We need Jamesdster on the team.  I think part of the problem is that if he signs up with us he is slightly betraying his old team.  But Jamesdster my friend you have not to fear!  It appears that is how the USTA operates.  One of our teammates that went to Nationals with us is no the captain of your old team.  Talk about switchign teams!!!  So you see, it is OK to do it.
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« Reply #209 on: October 02, 2006, 04:34:06 PM »
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I got my NCodes today, strung one of them up and Jeffro and I went out and hit.  I really like this racquet.  It feels far more solid than my last one which is nice.  It is slightly heavier but I do not mind that at all.  I had added lead weight to my last racquet.  I am anxious to play a match with them and see how they feel all around in the middle of a match.  I have used one of Jeffros before for match play but it has been a while.


Which nCode do you play with? Is it the nCode tour 90? hehehe!!!:thumbs-up:


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« Reply #210 on: October 02, 2006, 08:13:40 PM »
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I got my NCodes today, strung one of them up and Jeffro and I went out and hit.  I really like this racquet.  It feels far more solid than my last one which is nice.  It is slightly heavier but I do not mind that at all.  I had added lead weight to my last racquet.  I am anxious to play a match with them and see how they feel all around in the middle of a match.  I have used one of Jeffros before for match play but it has been a while.


Which nCode do you play with? Is it the nCode tour 90? hehehe!!!:thumbs-up:


95 represent

btw i got my racquets weighed and they're both a bit over 14 oz.  i built up the handle a lot which explains it.  still  :))
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« Reply #211 on: October 02, 2006, 08:25:27 PM »
ncode's are the bomb!
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« Reply #212 on: October 03, 2006, 11:29:11 AM »
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Played USTA last night.  We had to default (2) of our singles courts last night.  So all we had to fight with was (3) doubles courts.  Jeffro and Mikey won their doubles first in straight sets.  Jeffro hit some nasty shots that made me laugh from the next door court.  Federer-ish...

I got to play with my new nCode which was great.  I really enjoyed the racquet last night.  My partner and I switched sides and i was on the duece side.  I played the first set there.  They served well but I only got back 4-5 serves the entire first set which sucked.  What sucked even worse was that I was up 30-0 in the first service game and then I got broke.  They held on to that break to win the first set 6-4.  We came back and broke at 4-4 in the second set and served it out for 6-4 to take it to 3 sets.

I have never beat either of these two guys.  One guy owns me in singles and the other guy has beaten me twice in doubles in close matches.  

We all held sevre to 3-3 when we broke the same guy again.  I was returning far better on the ad side of the court where I am more comfortable.  My partner can return fine from either side which helps me a ton.  So we break at 3-3 and go up 4-3.  I serve for a hold and then they hold to make us serve it out.  My partner served well yesterday and served it out with no problem.  

2 minutes later OSU Buckeye and Freebird seald the deal with a win.  We won the team match 3-2 after defaulting 2 courts.  That's what's up!

We are short people to make an entire team.  We need Jamesdster on the team.  I think part of the problem is that if he signs up with us he is slightly betraying his old team.  But Jamesdster my friend you have not to fear!  It appears that is how the USTA operates.  One of our teammates that went to Nationals with us is no the captain of your old team.  Talk about switchign teams!!!  So you see, it is OK to do it.


Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet win for you and the Notorious V.I.C. as well as for all 3 doubles teams, though I must say I would've been shocked if Jeffro and MC lost to PC-Rocker.
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« Reply #213 on: October 07, 2006, 12:55:43 PM »
I hit the courts for the first time since Sunday with the "all knowing" Jeffo.  He was demoing racquets and I was tired.  The combo was some crappy hitting for 90 minutes.  Well, we did OK, but it could of been better for both of us.  Still nice to go out and hit off some of the rust.

I think we are throwing down some doubles tomorrow evening around 5:00.  Should be sweet!
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« Reply #214 on: October 07, 2006, 01:54:41 PM »
what was he hitting with
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« Reply #215 on: October 07, 2006, 02:09:23 PM »
Crap, you would to ask him.  I think he had a Radical, Hornet, and two other racquets.

He had one he said Sharapova uses, I am not sure which one that was.
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« Reply #216 on: October 11, 2006, 08:39:19 PM »
I just got done playing indoors at a local club.  Their 4.5 team went to Nationals so they had some openings in the league.  I played pretty bad.  But 12 hours days (minimum) at work will do that to you.  I actually wiffed (2) balls.  I never just wiff balls.  It was weird.  We left the score at 6-3, 2-6, 5-6 and we were on serve.  Time was up and we had to roll.  It was just for fun so it did not matter.  I really think we should have won the second set easily, we let it slip away in a bad way!

About 5 minutes before we were done I tried to chase down a drop shot.   We were on an end court so the tarps were near.  I ran into the tarps and unfortunetly there was a column behind the spot I ran into.  I basically slammed my right wrist between my chest and the column.  I could not grip the racquet for about 2 minutes and then just tried to play it out.  I wasn;t up to serve next so I figued what the hell.  My wrist is slightly swollen now and it aches.  But I have full movement, I am sure I will be fine.  (Famous last words?)
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« Reply #217 on: October 14, 2006, 07:00:44 AM »
Wrist is feeling more or less normal today.  I turned down free indoor tennis Thursday night because my wrist was swollen from running into that column in the post mentioned above.

I am hitting with Freebird at 12:00 today just to practice.  Even though the match in the post above was on serve in the 3rd set I feel like Freebird pretty much handed me my a$$ that night, I am going to thrash him in practice today.  Just some friendly revenge.  (He will school me as usual)

We have a USTA league match tomorrow at 8:00 P.M.  I am pumped...
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« Reply #218 on: October 14, 2006, 06:37:13 PM »
Well, we scratched practice for something better.   A match.  Freebird and I got to play (2) guys that play for college.  It was pretty cool.  We know one guy well because when he was not at this particular college he was on our USTA league.  But he brought one of his teammates home for whatever reason and we squared off with them today.

We played outside.  It was about 45 degrees and very very windy.  

We started and it was pretty rough for everyone.  I got broke in my first service game but we broke right back.  We jumped ahead to 5-2 in the first set and then finally finished them off at 6-4.

They broke us in the first game to start the second set but we again broke right back.  We jumped ahead to 5-2 again and then sealed the deal at 6-2.

The guy we did not know was from Spain I believe.  He grew u playing on the red clay.  He his with an insane amount of spin.  He reminded me of Nadal.  His form on both the forehand and backhand and his spins off of both sides were similar to Nadals.  I am just glad he was not a lefty.  He was very fast though, great footwork!
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« Reply #219 on: October 16, 2006, 05:58:20 AM »
Well, last night did not go too well for my partner and I.  We both played sub par.  We had some really fun doubles points, but we had some frustrating one too.   We started out strong but just did not capitalize.  We should have jumped ahead 4-0 in the first set but my partner missed an easy put away to go up 3-0 and then he double faulted away a game we had our ad on to go up 4-0, so that made it 2-2.  I then personally wrapped up the end of the first set in a nice pretty pink package with a little red bow on top and handed it right over as I got broke to lose set 4-6.  

After that it just got worse.  We had our chances again but there were not as many.  We got blown out of the second set 2-6.  

I almost died last night though.  I was at the net and my partner hit a serve to the deuce side guys forehand. He ripped a forehand as hard as I have ever seen anyone hit a ball.  I kid you not, this guy hit the ball every bit as hard as a pro unloads on a shot.  It was aimed right at my head.  I played a little dodge ball, there was no chance for me to get my racquet on it.  It was in my face before I knew it.  I Matrix-style arched my back and swirved out of the way, barely.  They ball then lands in and we lose the point.  If that thing would of hit me I would of been in big trouble.  Welcome to Men's Doubles.
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