Congrats on the new sticks Pawan! Where did you get them? How much? What size head and more.................is that enough questions for ya?
ebay, $80 per racquet including s/h. Ncode Nsix-one 95 sq. inch. 12.2 oz mass.. uh.. I don't know what else you want to know I'll let you know how it is when I finally do get to hit with it
Sweet! Finally the grocery store money becomes usefull!
grocery store? you mean the civic gas money vs. a typical car gas money
Anyway, I played today, 2 sets. I had to go up to my college so I was in jeans but I actually don't mind playing with jeans.
I played with my new racquets, and it was awesome! Totally sweet. I thought I made the adjustment pretty well, it really compliments my overall game I think. For the first half of the first set I was feeling really good and everything was fine but after that I was physically tired. A lot of this is obviously my fitness but through the second set I could really feel the added mass of the racquet. I always felt a second too slow on my groundstrokes and not being able to drive through with the same headspeed. Same with serves. I also had a few really off center serves - again I am assuming the added mass and the smaller head and me not watching the ball as well (or too used to my usual racquet) were factors.
Bottomline, I need to get fitter and actually work on building up my arms a little bit to avoid fatigue.
I had only one complaint. The ball was flying off my racquet. Like real deep, much deeper than I planned. This is supposed to be a racquet with not as much power and the strings are supposed to be strung at 58. It feels like they are strung at 50. I am really surprised at this. This was especially when I tried to get the ball back - not when I wanted to put something on the ball. When I did put something on the ball, it was the most amazing thing ever. But if I wanted to hit a low-pace safe ball, it always went out. even block backs and everything.
again, bottomline, the racquet's awesome and I loved it. I think with proper fitness and training I can really up my game pretty soon aided by the racquets. The added spin on serves and when I do actually drive through my groundstrokes is just awesome.
So, in other news, I tried to watch some more of Andy Murray. And I don't know how often kicker, CT.. or even Alison reads this but let me tell you, I really do like him. He might be overshadowed by Gasquet, Baghdatis, Berdych for me but its only because he came on the scene later. I like him in the sense that his game is exactly what I like mine to be and what I think I am to a certain extent. I like staying back and to a certain extent running around and counter punching but at the same time I know I can go for the big shots when I want. I also like to keep varying pace. We don't get into too many rallies at such a level but I like to keep throwing in slow shallow shots, and then faster deep shots and then my favourite slices off both wings and drop shots. I also love the net - my net play seems to have deteriorated but that doesn't keep my from serve/volleying every now and then and going up to the net whenever I feel like I can (and then I end up dumping the approach shot or hitting it long.. ). And this is how I see Murray's game pretty much. He likes the back but its the variety that makes his game. And maybe he is a little too passive for his own good - and even there lies another similarity. I need to start going for bigger shots more often. I really value the return of serve as a weapon, lot of respect for people who can return serve. If I really had to chose, I'd chose a good serve and a great return game over an awesome serve and an ok return game. But he has the advantage I think of a two handed backhand - which in many ways I think is better for most purposes for that kinda game than a one handed backhand, but what can you do.. gotta have some style in your game
It's just really fluid and loose. all court potential. variety. I like it.
So in some more news, I have some exams coming it up but I am really bored and don't feel like studying. So what I had initially expected - that I should have been spending less time on here but I'll end up spending more time on here - is exactly what's happening
So in some more news, I was looking at the mirror a few minutes ago. This is rare, I usually don't approach mirrors. But I think I notced that my last haircut seems a little unbalanced. I have more hair on my left than on the right. It feels awkward when I run my hands through my hair. Either way its really short and you can't tell the differnce but it feels a little awkward.
That's it. I'm out. Sleep.