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« Reply #60 on: April 10, 2007, 08:10:11 PM »
Just a small resolution: I want an n6one racquet, the ncode but as I already have two really good racquets I don't want to waste. So I decided that I will set aside $6 for every $100 I earn this summer (like a 6% tax..). So, if as per target I earn $5000, thats $300 bucks, and 150 of that will be going for my racquet. And if I can get it for less than that I'll spend the rest of the 150 on strings or something.


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« Reply #61 on: April 11, 2007, 06:19:56 AM »
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Just a small resolution: I want an n6one racquet, the ncode but as I already have two really good racquets I don't want to waste. So I decided that I will set aside $6 for every $100 I earn this summer (like a 6% tax..). So, if as per target I earn $5000, thats $300 bucks, and 150 of that will be going for my racquet. And if I can get it for less than that I'll spend the rest of the 150 on strings or something.


Sounds like a smart sensible plan.  You must like your gear to have it work for you.  There's nothing worse than trying to play with a racket that feels terrible in your hand.
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« Reply #62 on: April 12, 2007, 03:22:50 PM »
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Just a small resolution: I want an n6one racquet, the ncode but as I already have two really good racquets I don't want to waste. So I decided that I will set aside $6 for every $100 I earn this summer (like a 6% tax..). So, if as per target I earn $5000, thats $300 bucks, and 150 of that will be going for my racquet. And if I can get it for less than that I'll spend the rest of the 150 on strings or something.


Sounds like a smart sensible plan.  You must like your gear to have it work for you.  There's nothing worse than trying to play with a racket that feels terrible in your hand.

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« Reply #63 on: April 16, 2007, 08:50:21 AM »
Ok so a slightly annoying day. Its been raining and really crappy the whole weekend. Not to mention a few exams so I have had no time to go outside and play some tennis. And this morning I drove to college in the crappy weather and find out its closed. Drove all the way back and I really want to play now but its raining like crazy. While I was crossing one of the 5 foot deep puddles on my way to college I pull alongside a dude and told him about classes closed and the campus flooded and he said he had been out there earlier to get to the tennis club to play tennis and he couldn't and I was like hey buddy you want to just start playing tennis right here on this street right now? we could have too, it was at that time already dead end on both sides and there'd be no cars going anywhere. just the rain.
whatever i really want to play some tennis. Its been long time again.
Actually I lie, I went out to see my high school team and hit with the first singles kid (I know most of them including him for a few years now and even though the coach is new he didn't mind) and I could have easily beaten him if  I wasn't in jeans and jackets and such. They aren't doing that bad, like yeah they lost to South (the team NJtennis plays on) 5-0 (all 5 positions) but they are still like decent or at least not terrible like I had thought. I think they even won that match on friday.
just one complaint - so the new coach ( I think i said this already) plays here in the 5.0 leagues (more like sweeps the 5.0 league) so he's like a real deal person, not like our previous coach who had played serious tennis but wasn't as in touch and i guess he never found us to a level where he could actually seriously advance us. so the kids on the team now have advice from someone who still has high hopes - so i am kinda missing out on that. so the first singles kid was like trying out top spin serves and the coach was helping and i kinda felt left out because no one taught me. when i asked our old coach why some of my opponents' serves bounced high he said they use topspin and i aksed how they do it and he said they bend their backs and toss it a little back. thats all i ever got and i worked on everything else in front of a mirror. .

eh its not like me to be sour about silly stuff. sorry.


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« Reply #64 on: April 21, 2007, 03:52:00 PM »
Yeah. So I played today for another hour and half. In the 90 degree sun from 2-4 in the afternoon.
Basically, to sum up the whole match, I played and I ran out of gas. Very Soon.

So we hit around for 10 minutes and I was pretty much ready to go home by then. Then we played our first set. I raced out to a 5-0 lead but started dieing like from 3-0 onwards. Then my friend started playing smart, making me run and before I knew it, I went from serving at 40-30 5-0 to 5-3 at which point I finally broke him to take the set. So I was pretty much about to fall dead right then and there, but I wanted to prove to myself I wasn't a chicken and could play in that sun and even when I felt like I couldn't move.
Second set, I wanted to finish it ASAP and go home. Yet, I got broken serving at 3-1 and eventually served out a long match to end it 6-3.

The killer: We both had about quarter a bottle of water - thats like 10 fl. oz.
that combined with the sun. I realize now why we always play at 6 in the morning all through summer.

Two cons: I seem to have lost my volleys. I was never a great volleyer but I did take pride in the fact that I could volley better than a lot of people and could rely on it to win points. Even serve and volley was a decent and nowadays i feel like doing it more. But I think I have lost it. Not good news. I netted half the volleys and wild ed half the volleys and got passed on the other half.
Second, I like my new service motion and am sticking to it. This time I didn't feel any pressure on my back either, so I guess that was a one time thing i did something wrong. However, this requires me to toss much higher than I usually have. maybe also because now my feet are bent by the time I toss so I am tossing from lower. So I need to work on this. I didn't have too many smooth first serves because of this, I sorta had to truncate my jumps half way which is also bad for your back, especially those topspin serves - so this might have been another reason for my backache last time.

overall happy.


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« Reply #65 on: April 21, 2007, 04:26:49 PM »
Sounds like some fitness training might be in order?  I know the heat can zap energy but after 10 minutes is too quick.  

When you are tired I think it is important to take your time between points (between the legal limits obviously).  Even between odd games, sit down and catch your breath.  You might have done all of that, just a friendly reminder.
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« Reply #66 on: April 21, 2007, 06:53:58 PM »
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Sounds like some fitness training might be in order?  I know the heat can zap energy but after 10 minutes is too quick.  

When you are tired I think it is important to take your time between points (between the legal limits obviously).  Even between odd games, sit down and catch your breath.  You might have done all of that, just a friendly reminder.


No you are absolutely right, I am really a fat pig compared to what I used to be and what I should be - and its scary because this is not the age to be a pig either. And also, I don't actually do that. See we just assume its 'practice' cuz it is for fun but in that name we don't take routine breaks when we switch side or anything, and the play is if anything more intense than regular game situation so I think that, while in truth helps fitness during real seasons, hurt me today too.

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« Reply #67 on: April 21, 2007, 07:16:29 PM »
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Quote from: "Tennis4you"
Sounds like some fitness training might be in order?  I know the heat can zap energy but after 10 minutes is too quick.  

When you are tired I think it is important to take your time between points (between the legal limits obviously).  Even between odd games, sit down and catch your breath.  You might have done all of that, just a friendly reminder.


No you are absolutely right, I am really a fat pig compared to what I used to be and what I should be - and its scary because this is not the age to be a pig either. And also, I don't actually do that. See we just assume its 'practice' cuz it is for fun but in that name we don't take routine breaks when we switch side or anything, and the play is if anything more intense than regular game situation so I think that, while in truth helps fitness during real seasons, hurt me today too.

thanks


Whoa, I am not calling anyone a fat pig.  :)
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« Reply #68 on: April 24, 2007, 05:32:14 PM »
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Whoa, I am not calling anyone a fat pig.  :)


too bad, you'd been spot on if you had :))

Anyway, I am officially no longer going to be coming onto this forum until May 4th. I have three exams on thursday and friday and I sorta need that 4.0 this semester. And I have two more exams on another day after the 4th but I can ace those with my left hand while I am playing a tennis match with my right.

I just hope i am successful with this resolve.
After that its tennis 24/7!!!


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« Reply #69 on: April 24, 2007, 05:38:14 PM »
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Quote from: "Tennis4you"

Whoa, I am not calling anyone a fat pig.  :)


too bad, you'd been spot on if you had :))

Anyway, I am officially no longer going to be coming onto this forum until May 4th. I have three exams on thursday and friday and I sorta need that 4.0 this semester. And I have two more exams on another day after the 4th but I can ace those with my left hand while I am playing a tennis match with my right.

I just hope i am successful with this resolve.
After that its tennis 24/7!!!

Good luck with the exams.... uhhhh fat pig?

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« Reply #70 on: April 25, 2007, 08:09:12 AM »
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Quote from: "pawan89"
Quote from: "Tennis4you"

Whoa, I am not calling anyone a fat pig.  :)


too bad, you'd been spot on if you had :))

Anyway, I am officially no longer going to be coming onto this forum until May 4th. I have three exams on thursday and friday and I sorta need that 4.0 this semester. And I have two more exams on another day after the 4th but I can ace those with my left hand while I am playing a tennis match with my right.

I just hope i am successful with this resolve.
After that its tennis 24/7!!!

Good luck with the exams.... uhhhh fat pig?



LOL!    Uhhhh, yeah good luck!    Don't forget to use 1 hand for posting on here while playing tennis with the right and exams with the left!   ;-()

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« Reply #71 on: April 25, 2007, 08:15:10 AM »
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Quote from: "dmastous"
Quote from: "pawan89"
Quote from: "Tennis4you"

Whoa, I am not calling anyone a fat pig.  :)


too bad, you'd been spot on if you had :))

Anyway, I am officially no longer going to be coming onto this forum until May 4th. I have three exams on thursday and friday and I sorta need that 4.0 this semester. And I have two more exams on another day after the 4th but I can ace those with my left hand while I am playing a tennis match with my right.

I just hope i am successful with this resolve.
After that its tennis 24/7!!!

Good luck with the exams.... uhhhh fat pig?



LOL!    Uhhhh, yeah good luck!    Don't forget to use 1 hand for posting on here while playing tennis with the right and exams with the left!   ;-()

No, no, no. The left for exams, the right for tennis, and the nose for posting on the forum.  :H  :applause:

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« Reply #72 on: April 25, 2007, 08:20:52 AM »
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Quote from: "OSU Buckeye"
Quote from: "dmastous"
Quote from: "pawan89"
Quote from: "Tennis4you"

Whoa, I am not calling anyone a fat pig.  :)


too bad, you'd been spot on if you had :))

Anyway, I am officially no longer going to be coming onto this forum until May 4th. I have three exams on thursday and friday and I sorta need that 4.0 this semester. And I have two more exams on another day after the 4th but I can ace those with my left hand while I am playing a tennis match with my right.

I just hope i am successful with this resolve.
After that its tennis 24/7!!!

Good luck with the exams.... uhhhh fat pig?



LOL!    Uhhhh, yeah good luck!    Don't forget to use 1 hand for posting on here while playing tennis with the right and exams with the left!   ;-()

No, no, no. The left for exams, the right for tennis, and the nose for posting on the forum.  :H  :applause:



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« Reply #73 on: April 28, 2007, 01:40:42 PM »
So. I "played" today. It was just a 45 minute 'warmup'
I didn't serve and we didn't play anygames, I am happy my forehands are getting better and better and my backhand's consistency is prettty good now. I still don't have a grip on changing the..grip but I think its only a matter of few more focused hours and it'll be good to go.

also a question. do you guys ever like lose shock absorbers from your racquets? and secondly, do you like not notice when this happens? Because I am pretty dependant on my shock absorber in the sense that the minute the thing is off, I can feel it, I can hear the difference, my shots start going crazy - like its a big difference. the reason I bring this up is once again I found a shockabsorber on the courts. And I find them so often its not even funny. I know they aren't expensive or anything but I have probably found like 5$ worth of them over the last two summers and I just find it odd that people don't care, which leads me to believe they don't notice at all. When my shock absorber flies off, and it does occassionally beacuse theres this one crappy one i am attached to and i love it but it is like in fact only a portion of a full shock absorber so it isn't the most staying thing - but when it flies i stop the game and search for 10 minutes to find it. I cannot continue without it. so I either find it, change racquets or put on a new one and I cant't believe people'd just leave it around?


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« Reply #74 on: April 28, 2007, 10:06:55 PM »
I'm not sure what you mean by 'shock absorbers.' If your talking about vibration dampners they do very little with respect to absorbing shock. The  only thing that will absorb shock is the string and the frame. Vibration dampners only dampen the vibration of the racquet after contact.
There have been studies but no evidence that shows vibration cause any damage to the arm or shoulder. Any damage would come from the shock at contact with the ball.
Many people like the feel of the racquet with a vibration dampner in it. That's fine. You should do what makes you comfortable.
If I am in error and you are talking about some actual shock absorber I apologise. I'd be curious what you mean by that, and how it absorbs the shock.

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« Reply #75 on: April 28, 2007, 10:22:01 PM »
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I'm not sure what you mean by 'shock absorbers.' If your talking about vibration dampners they do very little with respect to absorbing shock. The  only thing that will absorb shock is the string and the frame. Vibration dampners only dampen the vibration of the racquet after contact.
There have been studies but no evidence that shows vibration cause any damage to the arm or shoulder. Any damage would come from the shock at contact with the ball.
Many people like the feel of the racquet with a vibration dampner in it. That's fine. You should do what makes you comfortable.
If I am in error and you are talking about some actual shock absorber I apologise. I'd be curious what you mean by that, and how it absorbs the shock.


no no you are right i do mean vibratiton dampners. i thought it was the same thing - you know vibrations = schock, absorbing = dampening haha. the main shock impact to your hand as you said is all about the frame and the strings. vibration dampeners are.. yeah. they feel good is what i meant.


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« Reply #76 on: April 30, 2007, 01:56:02 AM »
so.. I have an exam at 8 this morning. I haven't even looked at what material is covered. Learning the stuff is thing of the future. I know this was is one of the easy exams but nothing's easy when you don't even know whats on it, is it?

So to prepare for this exam, close to 3 in the morning (Eh, there goes the 'get a good night's rest before exams') I decided to postpone just a little more and made myself this avtar. Sad thing is, I had this cool idea for the avtar and started out well with lots of things in it. But as we know, the size limit for avtar uploading is pretty low, so I had to cut stuff out, cut more stuff out, cut more stuff out, until it became just the basic image that i could have simply linked to off the web. Well shrink it and convert it to jpeg and then upload but still, I made a 2 minute process into nearly an hour's process - and I don't even have any of the cool things that originally made me make a new one.

Here's the various stages/sizes of the thing, not from the very beginning though. In the beginning I had like my own racquets in there and stuff. Intense. I made the small one into an icon so now i have a cool picture for my tennis folder and stuff.



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« Reply #77 on: April 30, 2007, 05:52:46 AM »
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so.. I have an exam at 8 this morning. I haven't even looked at what material is covered. Learning the stuff is thing of the future. I know this was is one of the easy exams but nothing's easy when you don't even know whats on it, is it?

So to prepare for this exam, close to 3 in the morning (Eh, there goes the 'get a good night's rest before exams') I decided to postpone just a little more and made myself this avtar. Sad thing is, I had this cool idea for the avtar and started out well with lots of things in it. But as we know, the size limit for avtar uploading is pretty low, so I had to cut stuff out, cut more stuff out, cut more stuff out, until it became just the basic image that i could have simply linked to off the web. Well shrink it and convert it to jpeg and then upload but still, I made a 2 minute process into nearly an hour's process - and I don't even have any of the cool things that originally made me make a new one.

Here's the various stages/sizes of the thing, not from the very beginning though. In the beginning I had like my own racquets in there and stuff. Intense. I made the small one into an icon so now i have a cool picture for my tennis folder and stuff.



I like your avatar a lot yo.
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« Reply #78 on: April 30, 2007, 09:22:12 AM »
Good stuff Pawan!   I take it you would be sleeping now?

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« Reply #79 on: April 30, 2007, 05:31:19 PM »
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Good stuff Pawan!   I take it you would be sleeping now?


Umm, no. Studying my elbow of for the exam. I left to college by 6 and was at a computer on here again from like 8-10 while 'studying'
Who needs sleep?