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    im finding this thread really amusing..the more i read..the more i get to laff..hahaha..and what does me never seeing u play matteR?..is it suppose to WOW me cuz u string @ high tensions?..like...i care b/c....? even if i whoop ur @$$ @ 22x24 w/ a pink racket does it make a difference?..
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    Optiblue,

    I can tell you that may not be the case when they are busy. It is safe to say that there would of been multiple instances where the string job was someone else.

    When I go there, I have seen both Gary and Hugo busy with customers and stringing the majority, tennis rackets, including Sun. There is only one other who would be working the majority on badminton rackets which would be Ah_Shum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ah_Shum View Post
    im finding this thread really amusing..the more i read..the more i get to laff..hahaha..and what does me never seeing u play matteR?..is it suppose to WOW me cuz u string @ high tensions?..like...i care b/c....? even if i whoop ur @$$ @ 22x24 w/ a pink racket does it make a difference?..
    With all your responses leading up to this point in time, your attitude surely hasn't been the greatest.

    You accused me of being a richboy right from the beginning of when you were hired based only on my higher tension requests.

    Then you laughed at my incompetence of stringing and racquet knowledge since you claimed that I was asking for random tensions.

    Now finally, you're saying that even if you whoop my ass in a game which is kind of rude firstly, and secondly that it won't make a difference? Won't make a difference in what exactly? That you'll still whoop my ass or that my quest for finding my ideal tension is stupid?

    I'm unsure if I'll still feel welcomed going to Tads based solely on your replies since it's almost as if you rather not want my business? Is this how you feel?


    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    Optiblue,

    I can tell you that may not be the case when they are busy. It is safe to say that there would of been multiple instances where the string job was someone else.

    When I go there, I have seen both Gary and Hugo busy with customers and stringing the majority, tennis rackets, including Sun. There is only one other who would be working the majority on badminton rackets which would be Ah_Shum.
    I'm well aware that this is the ongoing trend @ Tads, but I still believe that they have been living up to the integrity of their words and that it would be done specifically by the requested stringer whether they are busy or not.
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    If you want better attitude from other people, I think you should consider not calling someone's real name out and start the fire 1st.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optiblue View Post
    I'm well aware that this is the ongoing trend @ Tads, but I still believe that they have been living up to the integrity of their words and that it would be done specifically by the requested stringer whether they are busy or not.
    It's often not the case. Gary or Hugo would pass it on to whoever when necessary. Customers would not know the difference and they pick up their rackets often thanking Gary or Hugo for a string job they assumed did.

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    wow you guys are all still up!

    Quote Originally Posted by MSN04 View Post
    If you want better attitude from other people, I think you should consider not calling someone's real name out and start the fire 1st.
    I'll take that into consideration for next time, but he technically was already claiming that someone else had cheap personalities as well as calling me a richboy long before I even mentioned his real name. But I'll perhaps stick to forum names in the future! I'm just going to assume that you're one of his buddies. I admire both you and Matt for defending a friend.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    It's often not the case. Gary or Hugo would pass it on to whoever when necessary. Customers would not know the difference and they pick up their rackets often thanking Gary or Hugo for a string job they assumed did.
    I take it that you have inside information on this matter. So you're saying that despite who we ask for, whenever necessary (more often then never from what I understand), that they'll actually pass it on and will pretend that the customer's instructions had been followed upon pick up? That's quite a bold statement as it's breaking a customer's terms and conditions for a sale. If it's actually true, that would be a major hit to any store's reputation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    That's what I meant. He never mentioned Ah_Shrum to 2-YOTA. Gary is like, he blamed him? Both were present, it's like no!



    Are you sure it is done by Gary or Hugo? The reason I ask is because customers are happier the string job assumed it was stringed up by Gary or Hugo (even with specified to be done by them).
    Matt ... in response to the damaged racket, I had gone in and had a casual but serious discussion with Gary. I had called ahead and asked that Gary be present when I went in to see him in person. Nothing I said is made up. I asked Gary several questions. First question was who strung the rackets (1 damaged, 1 overtensioned) ... answer was Ah_Shum (insert real name here). I then asked Gary to inspect the rackets while I explained to him the problems I saw. The overtensioned racket was compared to another racket that was strung up by Gary himself ... after the comparison, he said he would restring that one for me on his tab and done by himself. As for the damaged O3 racket, Gary once again inspected it carefully. I asked him outright what caused the damage. He said Ah_Shum's (once again, insert his name here) name, and started shaking his head and moaning the typical Gary "Aaarrgghh". He said Ah_Shum (insert his name ... come on, we all know who he is by now!) wasn't careful with the mounting brake as I mentioned in my earlier post. Gary offered to replace the O3 Blue with any other O3 that he had in stock but the O3 Blue was brought in brand new from Asia, it wasn't a model that was carried by Tad's nor the distributor here. Regardless, I accepted the "settlement" as there was no other alternative to work with. Take it as lesson learned that it only takes one careless stringer to ruin things. I also told Gary that he himself will have to string all my rackets from that day forward and he concured knowing the reasons for my request. Once again, nothing I've said is doctored as you've mentioned earlier. If you've talked to Gary and he's saying something different, please feel free to show him what I've wrote here and that might jog his memory. If that is not sufficient for you, I'd talk to Gary again to tell him to re-explain any part of my experiences to you. But really, look at the whole picture ... what for? If I'm accused of lying, then lets get Gary involved to clear things up. Remember, the dude who started the thread is asking for cheap place to string. He was provided recommendations on a reliable place to string and we added that he had to be careful of who he should ask to string up his rackets from the experiences we've outlined out. As for Optiblue asking for said tensions, who cares if he asks for 40lbs. If he feels he plays the best with whatever tension he comes in asking for, so be it ... it's his own preference. And why a stringer working at a reputable local shop wants to come out and "whoop a customer" based on the their tension preference? Where is it in your place to say such things? ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS.

    Now to answer your second comment of who actually strings up the rackets even though a customer hands them off to Gary or Hugo ... for me, I usually drop off my rackets to Gary and remind him that ONLY he should be stringing them. When I pick up the rackets, sometimes I ask him if he was the one who did it just to keep him on his toes. Sometimes I may give it to Hugo and tell him the same thing, but he usually tells me he will hand them back to Gary. After I leave, I trust that Gary and Hugo are true to their words. I'm sure Gary wouldn't jeopardize his word as I may have other friends who may wander in to Tad's ... last thing he would want is for them to see my racket on Ah_Shum's death stretcher as the words will come back to my ears for sure. Regardless, I stand behind what I say in that I believe Gary to have integrity to what he says and does as a store operator. I've been a long-time Tad's customer since the late '80s-90s where I purchase most of my tennis/badminton stuff. Back then, Tad was still around and Gary was a young stringer from Hamber. We have a fair size badminton group of our own and are intertwined with other local badminton people too. We are often asked for suggestions and many referrals are sent to Tad's. That being said, we also have alternative stringers that we could send off our referrals to also. Lets wait and see which direction Gary and Hugo want to take their company to. I know it's hard for them to string up everyones rackets as they have "better" things to do these days. But their stores reputation is also on the line based on the employees they hire and the amount of responsibility they entrust them to ... and their capabilities.

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    LOL?..someone actually spent all that time typing up an essay on BC..

    yota..get one thing straight..you need to check out who started trash talking first..and as for your question "And why a stringer working at a reputable local shop wants to come out and "whoop a customer" based on the their tension preference? Where is it in your place to say such things?" i said IF..and again..it was YOU who decided to talk trash first..so i thought i'd return the favor..guess you like to whine on and on about it and even call the shop to whine some more..

    and seriously..if u gotta problem..come say it to my face..don't whine about it online behind your computer to damage the reputation on certain people/company..it is you that is sinking to a new low

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    Opticblue,

    They never pretended, if they have to do other tasks with priority they will pass it. Remember, they are both owners do it is their call what they will do as a business.

    2-Yota

    It's a nice color blue that I note when I had a look at it, according to Gary you got it from Japan. When you say damage, it sounded like it was structurally damage but it's only the paint which would be a non-warranty issue, besides of it being a non Canadian model. Gary just replaced it to you for just cause, as he did not have to. As I mentioned, the blue racket is being used as a demo for customers to try out so the store is making good use of it.

    Well if the customer is giving attitude, that is one of the responses to receive from Ah_Shum, such as the whooping, which is essentially go play him on court. If the person wants to take it a step further, there is always outside.

    I have shopped there a long time too since the late 90’s and done a lot of referrals to. Gary and Hugo have made good directions as a business already when both fo them became owners. As for referrals, they keep coming (not just locally, international as well) so they have nothing worry about, they are a stable company.

    Gary and Hugo do not string as many badminton rackets as after Ah_Shum came to work for Tads. So if the Gary or Hugo pass it on to him, he will string them. On the side note, there are a number of customers who are good/high level players who specifically want Ah_Shum to string rackets their rackets and do not want either Gary or Hugo to string it as they know what the differences are including myself. I can also say that a few of them will go out of their way to hand it to Ah_Shum in person on and off the work place.
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    I'm trying to remap one of my keys on my keyboard. Somehow the change worked for a few weeks but it's broken again. Anyone have any pointers?

    Here's the situation. I'm using Fedora 8.

    I have an .Xmodmap file containing:
    keycode 94 = Shift_L
    Add Shift = Shift_L
    keycode 113 = Alt_L

    The .Xmodmap file has not changed since it worked. I've rebooted and turned off the system many times and the changes worked. Keycode 94 as a shift key still works but 113 doesn't work as an alt key anymore. I've used xev and pressing the 113 key does return "keycode 113 and Alt_L".

    Bringing it to Tad's isn't an option but I they aren't an authorized dealer for this.
    Puzzled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ah_Shum View Post
    yota..get one thing straight..you need to check out who started trash talking first..and as for your question "And why a stringer working at a reputable local shop wants to come out and "whoop a customer" based on the their tension preference? Where is it in your place to say such things?" i said IF..and again..it was YOU who decided to talk trash first..so i thought i'd return the favor..guess you like to whine on and on about it and even call the shop to whine some more..
    Ah_shum: your "pink whoop action" is with Optiblue. Not me. Really should get it right before you start replying. Still doesn't answer my question as you were Nascar quick to change topics. You only got as far as the "if" word.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ah_Shum View Post
    and seriously..if u gotta problem..come say it to my face..don't whine about it online behind your computer to damage the reputation on certain people/company..it is you that is sinking to a new low
    Ah_Shum: what do you want me to say in your face anyways? I really don't care the least bit about you. You're not one of the bosses there and you're not in a position to make decisions for the store either. You're just there working. I just tell people to ask for Gary and Hugo. I even did you the courtesy by excluding your name in my initial post (go back and read it). And if I was the type that likes hiding behind a computer, then I would not have been the same person who made it a point to talk to Gary about the problems IN PERSON either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph_leung View Post
    I'm trying to remap one of my keys on my keyboard. Somehow the change worked for a few weeks but it's broken again. Anyone have any pointers?

    Here's the situation. I'm using Fedora 8.

    I have an .Xmodmap file containing:
    keycode 94 = Shift_L
    Add Shift = Shift_L
    keycode 113 = Alt_L

    The .Xmodmap file has not changed since it worked. I've rebooted and turned off the system many times and the changes worked. Keycode 94 as a shift key still works but 113 doesn't work as an alt key anymore. I've used xev and pressing the 113 key does return "keycode 113 and Alt_L".

    Bringing it to Tad's isn't an option but I they aren't an authorized dealer for this.
    Puzzled.
    Sorry what were you trying to say?

    As for Fedora 8, my co-worker could have the answer since he's experienced in various versions of Linux.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    2-Yota

    It's a nice color blue that I note when I had a look at it, according to Gary you got it from Japan. When you say damage, it sounded like it was structurally damage but it's only the paint which would be a non-warranty issue, besides of it being a non Canadian model. Gary just replaced it to you for just cause, as he did not have to. As I mentioned, the blue racket is being used as a demo for customers to try out so the store is making good use of it.
    In my original post, I mentioned it was non-warranty also! It doesn't stand to reason that if they were not at fault, why would a new replacement racket be offered. I was pretty clear in outlining the discussion I had with Gary. If you brought back a brand new unique racket from Asia only to have it damaged (structure or cosmetic) by a careless stringer, how would YOU feel Matt? You know it can't be replaced without affording another trip to Asia (or in your case, mail order).

    Honestly, we can't tell the extent of the damage under the paint. What if the frame fails in the near future? I'm glad Tad's is making good use of the racket as a demo. I'd do the same thing as he can't warranty it. Why waste it ... just let people play it till it breaks. It doesn't change the fact that I no longer own this racket.

    Or tell me about your high altitude air molecule theory Matt. Did the fact that I had it with me on the plane coming back from Asia somehow damaged the frame due to the high altitude flying ... so the paint easily caved in and gave way due to the damaged structure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2-YOTA View Post
    Remember, the dude who started the thread is asking for cheap place to string. He was provided recommendations on a reliable place to string and we added that he had to be careful of who he should ask to string up his rackets from the experiences we've outlined out.

    I know it's hard for them to string up everyones rackets as they have "better" things to do these days. But their stores reputation is also on the line based on the employees they hire and the amount of responsibility they entrust them to ... and their capabilities.
    Yes... that's the reason for me wanting to cut into this conversation. The dude is asking for a reliable place (also with reasonable pricing) to string the racket, and I think all stringer @ Tad's are reliable. Most of the time, I even prefer Ah_Shum to string my racket rather than Hugo. I actually wait for shum to go to work or ask Hugo to give it to shum. And, i know some other people doing the same.

    Hmm... ever wonder why Tad's would keep ah_shum if he is such a bad stringer as you have claimed?

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    He did it to keep you a happy customer. As for rackets, I have spares of the same racket on stand-by. As for the cosmetics, I would not worry about it to be honest because, what about if the owner of the racket gets it dinged, chipped or scatched during use? Then what? Now if it broke due to stringer error I would definately say something, unless the racket broke due to a defect. Breakage would not count if it was done by the owner (as in collsions which would of damaged the structure internally).

    According to Gary, you have same racket which is in red instead. The frame is not damaged, the paint is just lifted.

    Now as in damage on a plane for a racket - the answer and has happened before. This is one of the reason why the racket should not have a string when it goes on the plane. This also depends if the racket was properly protected. The manufacuter will not honor their warrenty the racket does get damaged on the plane with the string on it.
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    By the way, Ah_Shum has more role than being just a worker for Tad's, or than what is appears to be anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optiblue View Post
    I'll take that into consideration for next time, but he technically was already claiming that someone else had cheap personalities as well as calling me a richboy long before I even mentioned his real name. But I'll perhaps stick to forum names in the future! I'm just going to assume that you're one of his buddies. I admire both you and Matt for defending a friend.
    I dunno about cheap personalities... but start bashing people as stupid stringer, bad stringer, or whatever for 1 incident. I doubt the personality can be classified as "good", "high" or whatever u want to call it. Remember, people do make mistake at work. Or you are perfect at work and never make any mistake?

    Oh, and that is a wrong assumption. I do get him to string my rackets and I think he is a good stringer and that is the reason I defend him. So, were you just helping your friend to offend someone, or you too have bad experience with his stringing???

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    I have to agree with MSN04 on that. You need to watch out what you say.

    There was a incident on court where a person was being cocky and bashing Ah_Shum. The person backed off after realizing that Ah_Shum was going to take him him ouside. Good thing this person did because he already lost to Ah_Shum on the court, and going outside, he would not stand a chance.
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