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Offline Jamesdster

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Re: Monster
« Reply #1220 on: November 27, 2013, 11:16:56 AM »
Off to the clay court for another doubles outing.
With Grasshopper absent, today's partner is the Venerable Old Man Dan, a 60+ y.o. combination of Scooter's speed and Jamesdster's lefty guile.Unfortunately he & I don't pair up well together as neither one of us is a real 'put away' player.  It will be great to see him again as we used to wage war on each other on a weekly basis in 5 set marathon practice/play outings.

Now THERE'S a lethal combination!   ;-()
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Re: Monster
« Reply #1221 on: January 23, 2014, 04:22:03 AM »
I had the most extreme displeasure of playing dubs against a team of lefties Tuesday night.  The epitome of guile, these bastiges were whirling and twirling the fuzz off that dang ball.  Mixed in with some BOOM BOOM shots they rocked us and left us reeling 6-2.

Overall a very flat night for Grasshopper & I.
Managed to team up with The Fox and take a set in the final hour by letting it all hang out.  Very ugly with occasional glimpses of brilliance including a completely smoked swinging FH volley from just behind the service line.  Sometimes you just have to let go.......
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Re: Monster
« Reply #1222 on: January 24, 2014, 08:46:53 PM »
I had the most extreme displeasure of playing dubs against a team of lefties Tuesday night.  The epitome of guile, these bastiges were whirling and twirling the fuzz off that dang ball.  Mixed in with some BOOM BOOM shots they rocked us and left us reeling 6-2.

Overall a very flat night for Grasshopper & I.
Managed to team up with The Fox and take a set in the final hour by letting it all hang out.  Very ugly with occasional glimpses of brilliance including a completely smoked swinging FH volley from just behind the service line.  Sometimes you just have to let go.......

Much sympathy.  ::))11  but I guess it's fun.  :)

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Re: Monster
« Reply #1223 on: January 25, 2014, 01:43:17 AM »
I had the most extreme displeasure of playing dubs against a team of lefties Tuesday night.  The epitome of guile, these bastiges were whirling and twirling the fuzz off that dang ball.  Mixed in with some BOOM BOOM shots they rocked us and left us reeling 6-2.

Overall a very flat night for Grasshopper & I.
Managed to team up with The Fox and take a set in the final hour by letting it all hang out.  Very ugly with occasional glimpses of brilliance including a completely smoked swinging FH volley from just behind the service line.  Sometimes you just have to let go.......

Much sympathy.  ::))11  but I guess it's fun.  :)
It was fun experimenting with return positions trying to solve the riddle.

Also have the misfortune of having to play against 2 leftys in table tennis as well.  Thank goodness my backhand isn't as weak as Fed's as they try to pound it relentlessly with top. ;-()
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Re: Monster
« Reply #1224 on: January 28, 2014, 02:40:00 PM »
In USTA leagues, one of the guys I am paired up with quite often is another southpaw.  I love the "looks" and the "smack talk" that we get.   :gleam:
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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Re: Monster
« Reply #1225 on: January 28, 2014, 06:27:38 PM »
What's worse is that these 2 make a great team.
Old Man Dan is 'Steady Eddy'.
Chris is one of the quirkiest players I've ever seen.  Slices and dices, then goes hard and flat.  Next thing ya know, there goes a cute little topper flyin' overhead and landing a foot inside the baseline.  The guy can anticipate like nobody I've ever seen.  I think he can actually 'smell the ball'.  Before you know it, that sweet, BH cross court return you just ripped from the ad court is the 3rd ball addition to your partners nut satchel.

To top it off, I think he is a vampire. :scared:
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Re: Monster
« Reply #1226 on: February 15, 2014, 09:15:31 AM »
Due to my lack of playing time the past few years, I've apparently dropped to the very bottom of the call list for dubs.  Received a last minute call late Wednesday night for dubs at 6:30 a.m. Thursday.  Despite the big storm rolling in and table tennis already scheduled for Thursday night I proudly answered the call!

Had a great hit at the indoor clay court around the corner.
The humidity on court was a nice change from the dry air of winter.
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Re: Monster
« Reply #1227 on: February 23, 2014, 08:17:08 AM »
Clay indoor sounds fun. Must be faaaast clay. I'm yet to try it though.
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Re: Monster
« Reply #1228 on: February 25, 2014, 05:56:29 PM »
Clay indoor sounds fun. Must be faaaast clay. I'm yet to try it though.
Seems slow to me as I've played mostly on hard courts and a bit of grass.
The guys say it's either Har-Tru or just like it.
They're having problems sorting out the built in irrigation.
Light in some spots at the back.
Installer and maintenance dudes think it's got something to do with the humidity.  I pointed out that there is virtually zero ventilation above 10'.
Perhaps there's an architect around who might know a thing or two aboooot such things. :whistle:
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Re: Monster
« Reply #1229 on: March 09, 2014, 01:18:36 AM »
Hmm I dunno I went to Serbia vs Canada which was clay indoor and it did seem  faster than I expected.
But of course there's always humidity and lower temperatures which automatically makes it slower than any outdoor clay event on relatively warm days.
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Re: Monster
« Reply #1230 on: June 01, 2014, 05:32:46 PM »
Agreed to a light hit tomorrow eve with Grasshopper.
Sure hope my knees forgive me in the morning. :Confused:
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