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« Reply #280 on: January 29, 2007, 12:59:09 PM »
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Oh, I did not lose.  I got killed...  Vaughn and I played a guy who is super fun to play, but is in the wrrrrrrooooooooong league.  The dude was tough.  He doesn't out power you, but the depth of his shots, the placement and the consistancy was unreal.  He had good pace, it just wasn't overwhelming.  VIC and I were laughing after a few points, we just could not hurt them.  We lost 2-6, 1-6.  Worst we have ever lost in USTA, ever.  I didn;t land too many first serves, but even when I did they just spanked them back.  Overall, we were just out played this week.  Complete roll reversal from last week.


That happens (unless your first name is Roger or Jeffro).


I just went to chekc to see when Jeffro might have last played this cat.  I can only see last season though.
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« Reply #281 on: February 05, 2007, 10:33:32 AM »
I'm waiting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   We need your novelesque story of what you did yesterday filled with details!

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« Reply #282 on: February 05, 2007, 11:09:14 AM »
I thought Jamesdster did a good job.  :)
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« Reply #283 on: February 05, 2007, 12:28:11 PM »
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I thought Jamesdster did a good job.  :)



You promised the full story.  Are you seriously going to punk out????????????????????

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« Reply #284 on: February 05, 2007, 12:29:48 PM »
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I thought Jamesdster did a good job.  :)



You promised the full story.  Are you seriously going to punk out????????????????????


I don't need to hear it....I know how it ends  ;>)
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« Reply #285 on: February 05, 2007, 12:34:09 PM »
I will hit you with a whole story soon enough yo.
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« Reply #286 on: February 05, 2007, 01:10:25 PM »
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I will hit you with a whole story soon enough yo.


Soon enough has already passed!   You should have posted last night or 1st thing this morning!

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« Reply #287 on: February 05, 2007, 02:29:59 PM »
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I will hit you with a whole story soon enough yo.


Soon enough has already passed!   You should have posted last night or 1st thing this morning!


You know Scott's post will be chalk full of stats like:

-James - 16 unforced errors; 6 missed overheads;
-OSU - held serve 7 of 8 times; 1st serve % = 120%
-Scott - 13 forehand winners; 16 backhand winners; 0 unforced errors
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« Reply #288 on: February 05, 2007, 02:36:12 PM »
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I will hit you with a whole story soon enough yo.


Soon enough has already passed!   You should have posted last night or 1st thing this morning!


You know Scott's post will be chalk full of stats like:

-James - 16 unforced errors; 6 missed overheads;
-OSU - held serve 7 of 8 times; 1st serve % = 120%
-Scott - 13 forehand winners; 16 backhand winners; 0 unforced errors



You must be confused!  He can only keep track of his or his team's error tally!  I thought, until yesterday, that he could track only his errors.  Last night he broke out the team (he and I) consecutive lost point tally.

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« Reply #289 on: February 05, 2007, 03:29:17 PM »
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I will hit you with a whole story soon enough yo.


Soon enough has already passed!   You should have posted last night or 1st thing this morning!


You know Scott's post will be chalk full of stats like:

-James - 16 unforced errors; 6 missed overheads;
-OSU - held serve 7 of 8 times; 1st serve % = 120%
-Scott - 13 forehand winners; 16 backhand winners; 0 unforced errors



You must be confused!  He can only keep track of his or his team's error tally!  I thought, until yesterday, that he could track only his errors.  Last night he broke out the team (he and I) consecutive lost point tally.


 :lmao:  :lmao:
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« Reply #290 on: February 05, 2007, 03:38:55 PM »
I haven't counted errors in a long time, but I am glad you still try to bring it up.  But knowing that we both got broke at love and they held at love, it wasn't tough to do the math.  I realize that math might not come that easy to you, so I will help you.  3 times 4 is 12.  And then knowing that they won the previous game before they tore us a new one for 3 straight games, you can add at least 1 point to 12.  If you need an Advil for your headache, I understand...

OSU and I fired it up proper last night.  We played a well fought first set staying on serve to 5-5 in the first set.  We did not have any break point to that point in the match, they served well and we just weren't grooving yet.  I was on the deuce side and I almost never play the deuce side, so returning serve over there is always a challange for me at first.  OSU had his normal side, so I had mad confidence in his returning ability.  Surprisingly in the first set OSU struggled to get the return past Jamesdster and he made us pay.  But in the first set at 5-5 they tore in at least 3 return winners and I forget what happened on the other point but they still won it.  OSU was serving in that game.  I never get broken at love (see first game, second set).  :)

I tried to keep the last game simple in the first set to get the break, but we still couldn't even get a point.  By this point OSU was not a happy camper.  He looked like a big limp noodle.

We start the second set and I was still pumped.  Heck, the first set was close so i thought we could give them another good fight for the second set.  They break me at love to start the second set, that sucked.  I am not really sure what happened in that game, but it only made OSU even worse off.  I knew he could snap back at any time so I tried to stay positive with him.  They hold for 2-0 and then they break OSU again for 3-0.  They get up 3-0 and 30-0 on their service game.  Who the hell knows what happened.  But OSU came back alive and we started getting our returns back and putting on some more pressure.

We get one break back and then I get a hold.  Just down a break now.  Jamesdster was missing a lot of first serves and that helped a ton.  Although I was returning his 1" long first serves better than I was returning his seconds...  

We somehow get the break on Jamesdster's serve and get to 3-3.  We were pretty much down and out and scratched and clawed to get to this point.  We all hold to the tie-breaker.  I started the tie-breaker with an ace and Jamesdster and his partner both donated a double fault in the tb and we sealed the deal 7-4.

We started out the second set strong with a break of Jamesdster's serve.   We started returning everything at this point in time.  I didn't keep track, but OSU said I missed 2 returns in the third set and OSU missed 3.  Not bad stats at all.  Especially since (and I have failed to mention this until now, Jamesdster's partner was serving well all night).  I made a huge adjustment by standing inside the baseline to start returning serves, makes it a lot easer to get to the net after the return too.

We pretty much went on a tear in the 3rd set.  They were down 1-5 and 0-40, we had 4 match points in that game but they still held.  I started the last game serving down 0-30, but we managed to pull it out 6-2 for the win.  

Jamesdster is hell to play but somehow we got out fo the match alive and with the "W".

OSU and I both volleyed well.  I hit some smooth volley lobs over Jamesdster's head.  I covered some tough lobs off of the baseline too that I had to run down from being at the net.  I was able to get around them and load up the topspin and throw them back for winners.  Mainly because they let them go by at the net thinking they would go out.  Come to think about it, I won a handful of points by just scrambling some shots down.

Fun stuff.  My first official win against Jamesdster while we all had good partners...  It has been 5 years coming.  Now if only I could beat him at singles...
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« Reply #291 on: February 05, 2007, 03:51:38 PM »
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I haven't counted errors in a long time, but I am glad you still try to bring it up.  But knowing that we both got broke at love and they held at love, it wasn't tough to do the math.  I realize that math might not come that easy to you, so I will help you.  3 times 4 is 12.  And then knowing that they won the previous game before they tore us a new one for 3 straight games, you can add at least 1 point to 12.  If you need an Advil for your headache, I understand...

OSU and I fired it up proper last night.  We played a well fought first set staying on serve to 5-5 in the first set.  We did not have any break point to that point in the match, they served well and we just weren't grooving yet.  I was on the deuce side and I almost never play the deuce side, so returning serve over there is always a challange for me at first.  OSU had his normal side, so I had mad confidence in his returning ability.  Surprisingly in the first set OSU struggled to get the return past Jamesdster and he made us pay.  But in the first set at 5-5 they tore in at least 3 return winners and I forget what happened on the other point but they still won it.  OSU was serving in that game.  I never get broken at love (see first game, second set).  :)

I tried to keep the last game simple in the first set to get the break, but we still couldn't even get a point.  By this point OSU was not a happy camper.  He looked like a big limp noodle.

We start the second set and I was still pumped.  Heck, the first set was close so i thought we could give them another good fight for the second set.  They break me at love to start the second set, that sucked.  I am not really sure what happened in that game, but it only made OSU even worse off.  I knew he could snap back at any time so I tried to stay positive with him.  They hold for 2-0 and then they break OSU again for 3-0.  They get up 3-0 and 30-0 on their service game.  Who the hell knows what happened.  But OSU came back alive and we started getting our returns back and putting on some more pressure.

We get one break back and then I get a hold.  Just down a break now.  Jamesdster was missing a lot of first serves and that helped a ton.  Although I was returning his 1" long first serves better than I was returning his seconds...  

We somehow get the break on Jamesdster's serve and get to 3-3.  We were pretty much down and out and scratched and clawed to get to this point.  We all hold to the tie-breaker.  I started the tie-breaker with an ace and Jamesdster and his partner both donated a double fault in the tb and we sealed the deal 7-4.

We started out the second set strong with a break of Jamesdster's serve.   We started returning everything at this point in time.  I didn't keep track, but OSU said I missed 2 returns in the third set and OSU missed 3.  Not bad stats at all.  Especially since (and I have failed to mention this until now, Jamesdster's partner was serving well all night).  I made a huge adjustment by standing inside the baseline to start returning serves, makes it a lot easer to get to the net after the return too.

We pretty much went on a tear in the 3rd set.  They were down 1-5 and 0-40, we had 4 match points in that game but they still held.  I started the last game serving down 0-30, but we managed to pull it out 6-2 for the win.  

Jamesdster is hell to play but somehow we got out fo the match alive and with the "W".

OSU and I both volleyed well.  I hit some smooth volley lobs over Jamesdster's head.  I covered some tough lobs off of the baseline too that I had to run down from being at the net.  I was able to get around them and load up the topspin and throw them back for winners.  Mainly because they let them go by at the net thinking they would go out.  Come to think about it, I won a handful of points by just scrambling some shots down.

Fun stuff.  My first official win against Jamesdster while we all had good partners...  It has been 5 years coming.  Now if only I could beat him at singles...


excellent recap
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« Reply #292 on: February 05, 2007, 03:59:13 PM »
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I haven't counted errors in a long time, but I am glad you still try to bring it up.  But knowing that we both got broke at love and they held at love, it wasn't tough to do the math.  I realize that math might not come that easy to you, so I will help you.  3 times 4 is 12.  And then knowing that they won the previous game before they tore us a new one for 3 straight games, you can add at least 1 point to 12.  If you need an Advil for your headache, I understand...

OSU and I fired it up proper last night.  We played a well fought first set staying on serve to 5-5 in the first set.  We did not have any break point to that point in the match, they served well and we just weren't grooving yet.  I was on the deuce side and I almost never play the deuce side, so returning serve over there is always a challange for me at first.  OSU had his normal side, so I had mad confidence in his returning ability.  Surprisingly in the first set OSU struggled to get the return past Jamesdster and he made us pay.  But in the first set at 5-5 they tore in at least 3 return winners and I forget what happened on the other point but they still won it.  OSU was serving in that game.  I never get broken at love (see first game, second set).  :)

I tried to keep the last game simple in the first set to get the break, but we still couldn't even get a point.  By this point OSU was not a happy camper.  He looked like a big limp noodle.

We start the second set and I was still pumped.  Heck, the first set was close so i thought we could give them another good fight for the second set.  They break me at love to start the second set, that sucked.  I am not really sure what happened in that game, but it only made OSU even worse off.  I knew he could snap back at any time so I tried to stay positive with him.  They hold for 2-0 and then they break OSU again for 3-0.  They get up 3-0 and 30-0 on their service game.  Who the hell knows what happened.  But OSU came back alive and we started getting our returns back and putting on some more pressure.

We get one break back and then I get a hold.  Just down a break now.  Jamesdster was missing a lot of first serves and that helped a ton.  Although I was returning his 1" long first serves better than I was returning his seconds...  

We somehow get the break on Jamesdster's serve and get to 3-3.  We were pretty much down and out and scratched and clawed to get to this point.  We all hold to the tie-breaker.  I started the tie-breaker with an ace and Jamesdster and his partner both donated a double fault in the tb and we sealed the deal 7-4.

We started out the second set strong with a break of Jamesdster's serve.   We started returning everything at this point in time.  I didn't keep track, but OSU said I missed 2 returns in the third set and OSU missed 3.  Not bad stats at all.  Especially since (and I have failed to mention this until now, Jamesdster's partner was serving well all night).  I made a huge adjustment by standing inside the baseline to start returning serves, makes it a lot easer to get to the net after the return too.

We pretty much went on a tear in the 3rd set.  They were down 1-5 and 0-40, we had 4 match points in that game but they still held.  I started the last game serving down 0-30, but we managed to pull it out 6-2 for the win.  

Jamesdster is hell to play but somehow we got out fo the match alive and with the "W".

OSU and I both volleyed well.  I hit some smooth volley lobs over Jamesdster's head.  I covered some tough lobs off of the baseline too that I had to run down from being at the net.  I was able to get around them and load up the topspin and throw them back for winners.  Mainly because they let them go by at the net thinking they would go out.  Come to think about it, I won a handful of points by just scrambling some shots down.

Fun stuff.  My first official win against Jamesdster while we all had good partners...  It has been 5 years coming.  Now if only I could beat him at singles...



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« Reply #293 on: February 06, 2007, 06:12:13 AM »
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I haven't counted errors in a long time, but I am glad you still try to bring it up.  But knowing that we both got broke at love and they held at love, it wasn't tough to do the math.  I realize that math might not come that easy to you, so I will help you.  3 times 4 is 12.  And then knowing that they won the previous game before they tore us a new one for 3 straight games, you can add at least 1 point to 12.  If you need an Advil for your headache, I understand...

OSU and I fired it up proper last night.  We played a well fought first set staying on serve to 5-5 in the first set.  We did not have any break point to that point in the match, they served well and we just weren't grooving yet.  I was on the deuce side and I almost never play the deuce side, so returning serve over there is always a challange for me at first.  OSU had his normal side, so I had mad confidence in his returning ability.  Surprisingly in the first set OSU struggled to get the return past Jamesdster and he made us pay.  But in the first set at 5-5 they tore in at least 3 return winners and I forget what happened on the other point but they still won it.  OSU was serving in that game.  I never get broken at love (see first game, second set).  :)

I tried to keep the last game simple in the first set to get the break, but we still couldn't even get a point.  By this point OSU was not a happy camper.  He looked like a big limp noodle.

We start the second set and I was still pumped.  Heck, the first set was close so i thought we could give them another good fight for the second set.  They break me at love to start the second set, that sucked.  I am not really sure what happened in that game, but it only made OSU even worse off.  I knew he could snap back at any time so I tried to stay positive with him.  They hold for 2-0 and then they break OSU again for 3-0.  They get up 3-0 and 30-0 on their service game.  Who the hell knows what happened.  But OSU came back alive and we started getting our returns back and putting on some more pressure.

We get one break back and then I get a hold.  Just down a break now.  Jamesdster was missing a lot of first serves and that helped a ton.  Although I was returning his 1" long first serves better than I was returning his seconds...  

We somehow get the break on Jamesdster's serve and get to 3-3.  We were pretty much down and out and scratched and clawed to get to this point.  We all hold to the tie-breaker.  I started the tie-breaker with an ace and Jamesdster and his partner both donated a double fault in the tb and we sealed the deal 7-4.

We started out the second set strong with a break of Jamesdster's serve.   We started returning everything at this point in time.  I didn't keep track, but OSU said I missed 2 returns in the third set and OSU missed 3.  Not bad stats at all.  Especially since (and I have failed to mention this until now, Jamesdster's partner was serving well all night).  I made a huge adjustment by standing inside the baseline to start returning serves, makes it a lot easer to get to the net after the return too.

We pretty much went on a tear in the 3rd set.  They were down 1-5 and 0-40, we had 4 match points in that game but they still held.  I started the last game serving down 0-30, but we managed to pull it out 6-2 for the win.  

Jamesdster is hell to play but somehow we got out fo the match alive and with the "W".

OSU and I both volleyed well.  I hit some smooth volley lobs over Jamesdster's head.  I covered some tough lobs off of the baseline too that I had to run down from being at the net.  I was able to get around them and load up the topspin and throw them back for winners.  Mainly because they let them go by at the net thinking they would go out.  Come to think about it, I won a handful of points by just scrambling some shots down.

Fun stuff.  My first official win against Jamesdster while we all had good partners...  It has been 5 years coming.  Now if only I could beat him at singles...



Calculus and Geometry fine.......simple addition and multiplication, and we might have a problem!

Dream on!


Shoot, if you guys put your mind to it, the way you have doubles, I wouldn't bet against it.
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« Reply #294 on: February 09, 2007, 03:38:20 PM »
I tore it up nicely last night.  I won the court pretty easily.  I think my sets were 8-1, 7-2, and 6-4.  We were up 6-4 in the 3rd but lost some focus, I had held the court for who I was subbing for.  The same guy called today and asked me to fill in for him tomorrow.  Should be fun.  Good prep for Sunday!
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« Reply #295 on: February 09, 2007, 03:57:00 PM »
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I tore it up nicely last night.  I won the court pretty easily.  I think my sets were 8-1, 7-2, and 6-4.  We were up 6-4 in the 3rd but lost some focus, I had held the court for who I was subbing for.  The same guy called today and asked me to fill in for him tomorrow.  Should be fun.  Good prep for Sunday!
 


Wait.............you lost focus when you were up at 6-4 in the 3rd set and......................played no more games.......ending the night at 6-4.?????????????????????????????

You should be ashamed of yourself beating up on all those guys!   I am really surprised they still invite you?????????????

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« Reply #296 on: February 09, 2007, 06:48:48 PM »
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I tore it up nicely last night.  I won the court pretty easily.  I think my sets were 8-1, 7-2, and 6-4.  We were up 6-4 in the 3rd but lost some focus, I had held the court for who I was subbing for.  The same guy called today and asked me to fill in for him tomorrow.  Should be fun.  Good prep for Sunday!
 


Wait.............you lost focus when you were up at 6-4 in the 3rd set and......................played no more games.......ending the night at 6-4.?????????????????????????????

You should be ashamed of yourself beating up on all those guys!   I am really surprised they still invite you?????????????


My bad, good catch.  We were up 6-1 in the 3rd.
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« Reply #297 on: February 10, 2007, 07:09:47 PM »
Today I tried to match Jamesdster's first serve percentage from last week.  Not only was I able to match it, I think I beat it.  I might have hit 5 first serves in 3 sets today.  It was sad.  I am not 100% sure whst is up, but I am missing a lot more first serves than I should.  I still held serve until the 3rd set and did pretty good with my second serves which were kicking very nicely today.  I think they kept me out of a lot of trouble.  I volleyed well, hit grounds so-so. Overall though, it just wasn;t the best day.  My partner for the day was off and that didn;t help the cause.  By the 3rd set we were both off and we lost 0-6 in the 3rd set.  I have never lost subbing on these Saturday morning leagues.

They completely kept me out of the entire match today.  Everything went back to my partner.  They were even returning my serves at my partner at the net.  He really struggled to put anything away today.  By the 3rd set I had played so little tennis I was out of it.  Then there was no need to just hit to him, I was stinking it up too.  We won the second set but that is as good as it got.  

I do not think my partner held serve in the first set.  I think he was broke 3 times.  We lost that set 5-7.  6-3 in the second set for us, and well, I already mentioned the 3rd set.

Plenty of room for improvement today.
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« Reply #298 on: February 12, 2007, 09:33:53 AM »
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Today I tried to match Jamesdster's first serve percentage from last week.  Not only was I able to match it, I think I beat it.  I might have hit 5 first serves in 3 sets today.  It was sad.  I am not 100% sure whst is up, but I am missing a lot more first serves than I should.  I still held serve until the 3rd set and did pretty good with my second serves which were kicking very nicely today.  I think they kept me out of a lot of trouble.  I volleyed well, hit grounds so-so. Overall though, it just wasn;t the best day.  My partner for the day was off and that didn;t help the cause.  By the 3rd set we were both off and we lost 0-6 in the 3rd set.  I have never lost subbing on these Saturday morning leagues.

They completely kept me out of the entire match today.  Everything went back to my partner.  They were even returning my serves at my partner at the net.  He really struggled to put anything away today.  By the 3rd set I had played so little tennis I was out of it.  Then there was no need to just hit to him, I was stinking it up too.  We won the second set but that is as good as it got.  

I do not think my partner held serve in the first set.  I think he was broke 3 times.  We lost that set 5-7.  6-3 in the second set for us, and well, I already mentioned the 3rd set.

Plenty of room for improvement today.


You would had to have served about negative 10% to match me.
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« Reply #299 on: February 12, 2007, 10:41:53 AM »
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Today I tried to match Jamesdster's first serve percentage from last week.  Not only was I able to match it, I think I beat it.  I might have hit 5 first serves in 3 sets today.  It was sad.  I am not 100% sure whst is up, but I am missing a lot more first serves than I should.  I still held serve until the 3rd set and did pretty good with my second serves which were kicking very nicely today.  I think they kept me out of a lot of trouble.  I volleyed well, hit grounds so-so. Overall though, it just wasn;t the best day.  My partner for the day was off and that didn;t help the cause.  By the 3rd set we were both off and we lost 0-6 in the 3rd set.  I have never lost subbing on these Saturday morning leagues.

They completely kept me out of the entire match today.  Everything went back to my partner.  They were even returning my serves at my partner at the net.  He really struggled to put anything away today.  By the 3rd set I had played so little tennis I was out of it.  Then there was no need to just hit to him, I was stinking it up too.  We won the second set but that is as good as it got.  

I do not think my partner held serve in the first set.  I think he was broke 3 times.  We lost that set 5-7.  6-3 in the second set for us, and well, I already mentioned the 3rd set.

Plenty of room for improvement today.


You would had to have served about negative 10% to match me.



No, you were around 8-18%, Scott claims to have been around 5%!    :)~