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« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2006, 08:21:56 PM »
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Go buy a MAN's racket and you won't have to add tape to it   :whistle: .  Just funnin ya man!  Glad it works for ya!


Isn't yours a bit of a granny stick as well?
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« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2006, 08:23:55 PM »
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Go buy a MAN's racket and you won't have to add tape to it   :whistle: .  Just funnin ya man!  Glad it works for ya!


Isn't yours a bit of a granny stick as well?


as well?  That that mean you assume mine is a granny racquet?  I wouldn't say it is by any stretch.  I have not seen a single granny use it yet.
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« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2006, 09:09:48 PM »
The Triad 6.0 isnt so bad, but isnt James' racket an old widebody?
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« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2006, 06:15:07 AM »
I know it is old, but I do not think it is a granny racquet.
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« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2006, 06:33:53 AM »
I use the OLD Dunlop Revelation (1991 model....discontinued).  When I need "new" ones, I'm ebaying the heck out of it.  Actually, the last 4 I've obtained (in the past 7yrs or so), I've bought from friends, who have stopped using them when they decided to get with the times and modernize their tennis hardware.  I will have no part of it.  The club weighs about 15 pounds and just crushes balls.  The stability and feel it gives on serves and volleys is unmatched.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #45 on: April 28, 2006, 07:50:00 AM »
A$$.  That is the only way I can describe the way I played last night.  

I was called to play at 8:10 PM.  The league starts at 8:00 which means one of their regulars failed to show.  So after a butt load of pizza and sitting down to relax for the night I get the call.  I jump up, changed, grab my racquets and ran out the door in 120 second or less.

I felt like I was playing indoors for the first time after a long summer.  The ball was blurry for the first hour I was out there, it was tough to focus on the ball.  I guess that is what I get for playing outdoors so much recently.  :)

I was missing a lot of shots, but not to worry, the USTA league is not until Sunday.
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« Reply #46 on: April 28, 2006, 08:28:53 AM »
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So after a butt load of pizza and sitting down to relax for the night I get the call.  I jump up, changed, grab my racquets and ran out the door in 120 second or less.

I felt like I was playing indoors for the first time after a long summer.  The ball was blurry for the first hour I was out there, it was tough to focus on the ball.


It's a little known but well-documented phenomenon known as "pizza intoxication."  ..-)
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« Reply #47 on: April 29, 2006, 11:34:27 PM »
My back is aching again, my muscle tightened up the other day out of the blue again.  I took today off, but I am hitting the court reagrdless tomorrow.  We have a USTA match.  

I have also ordered a different kind of string and I am anxious to get it in my racquet and test it out.
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« Reply #48 on: May 01, 2006, 06:15:25 AM »
I had another USTA league match last night.  I popped (2) Aleeve and said screw the back pain.  I am glad I did.

I was on fire last night.  I was ripping into my returns, volleying very well and serving nicely.  Usually at 4.5 even if you win it can still be a dog fight most of the times.  We tore them up in 40 minutes, 6-0, 6-2.
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« Reply #49 on: May 01, 2006, 07:06:08 AM »
Niiiiiiiiiiice!!
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #50 on: May 01, 2006, 08:35:24 AM »
Hell yes!  I am so damn focused during the 4.5 matches it is not even funny.  I wish I could play like that all of the time.  I am really enjoying the league matches right now.  Send me out on a Thursday night and I just am not as intense.  But then I get mad at myself for not playing like I want to, go figure...

Jeffro played some lefty who had a huge serve (no his name was not Jamesdster) and Jeffro pulled it out in the tb at the end.  he had already played 3 sets earlier too.  He is the man.
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« Reply #51 on: May 01, 2006, 08:39:56 AM »
Yep, he was one of the foursome in our 3 sets doubles match.  He was da ENEMY!  But he's such a he-man, that he left the court after playing 3sets with us, then drove over and played a singles match for your team!
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #52 on: May 03, 2006, 02:07:33 PM »
Scott

I'm running the leagues again this week so let me know if you are available Thurs 8-10 in the event I need a sub.  Make it pastrami.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #53 on: May 03, 2006, 02:13:28 PM »
I am available tomorrow if you need me.  :)
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« Reply #54 on: May 06, 2006, 08:16:18 AM »
Hit some singles last night.  We mostly practiced and then played a set.  I was up 2-0 and then dropped the set 3-6.  I was pretty pissed at about 3-3.  I played like crapola.  I do not know why I get so mad playing crappy singles, it is not like I play singles anymore.  I am 99% doubles.  At one point I threw my racquet to the side and played with my wooden racquet.  I figured if I was going to play that bad it did not matter what racquet I used.  Plus I really like the wooden racquet.  It needs a new grip though, the current grp literally slides up and down.

Singles amazes me, I use to be so good at it, but so bad at doubles.  I am the total opposite right now.  I hit more errors in 2 games of singles last night than I did my entire last USTA match.  Just sloppy all over.  I should probably be banned from playing singles sets.  Maybe some tie-breakers here and there, some games of 21, but not sets.  Too frustrating.

Easily playing the best doubles of my life and easily playing the worst singles of my life (minus the first few years I started).  But I guess if I had my choice, I would keep it the way it is now, I am loving doubles.
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« Reply #55 on: May 06, 2006, 01:44:49 PM »
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Hit some singles last night.  We mostly practiced and then played a set.  I was up 2-0 and then dropped the set 3-6.  I was pretty pissed at about 3-3.  I played like crapola.  I do not know why I get so mad playing crappy singles, it is not like I play singles anymore.  I am 99% doubles.  At one point I threw my racquet to the side and played with my wooden racquet.  I figured if I was going to play that bad it did not matter what racquet I used.  Plus I really like the wooden racquet.  It needs a new grip though, the current grp literally slides up and down.

Singles amazes me, I use to be so good at it, but so bad at doubles.  I am the total opposite right now.  I hit more errors in 2 games of singles last night than I did my entire last USTA match.  Just sloppy all over.  I should probably be banned from playing singles sets.  Maybe some tie-breakers here and there, some games of 21, but not sets.  Too frustrating.

Easily playing the best doubles of my life and easily playing the worst singles of my life (minus the first few years I started).  But I guess if I had my choice, I would keep it the way it is now, I am loving doubles.


Our caoch used to tell us that we should be able to pull a stick off a tree and beat an opponent with it. Pretty much, the racquet shouldn't determine how you play is what she was trying to get across to us. Pretty funny that you actually tried that tho.

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« Reply #56 on: May 07, 2006, 03:28:48 PM »
I hit well with the wood racquets, not sure why.  I use an extreme western grip but my forehands feel solid with it.  The rest of my game is not nearly as extreme as my forehand though.  The guy who whipped up on me the other night likes wooden racquets too.  he is the one who suggested I try addign weight to my racquet since I said the wooden racquets felt more stable than mine when I hit the ball.  He was right, it was a good call.  I am still liking the lead weight on my racquets.
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« Reply #57 on: May 07, 2006, 08:49:25 PM »
I played another 4.5 USTA league match tonight.  We played the team who is #1 in our league.  My partner and I won 6-3, 7-6.  

I broke a string at the end of warm up and went to get my other racquet out of the bag.  This is where I regret not having all 3 of my racquets strung.  My back up racquet strings were broken.  BROKEN?  I have never used it.  My daughter may have stepped on the bag or something?  Who knows.

So I grab my partners back up racquet.  We win the first set and we are in the middle of the second set.  My partner breaks his strings, so I forfiet his back up to him and I had to go find another racquet.  I borrowed Jeffro's ProStaff.  Sigh, I am on my third racquet and I am getting ready to go serve so I had no adjustment time.  Luckily I held and we moved on to win the match.  It came down to another one of those 4-4 sudden death points in the tie-breaker.  Luckily I was serving and not returning.  He returned the serve with a fairly good forehand, he was a lefty.  I hit a backhand volley sharp short angle.  He was coming into the net behind his return but I cut it too sharp and short, he just let it go by, he was no where near.  Whew, I did not want to go 3 sets with these guys.  Time to string some racquets tonight...
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« Reply #58 on: May 07, 2006, 08:50:39 PM »
nice win!

why are u already at 6000 post?! I swear like last month u were at 5000. ah well, I'm second. :))
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« Reply #59 on: May 07, 2006, 08:59:46 PM »
wow, you hit 4,000, nice!  I am averaging 11 posts per day.
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