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09-08-2008, 08:54 PM #52
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?..
Last edited by Ah_Shum; 09-08-2008 at 08:57 PM.
09-08-2008, 09:01 PM #53
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.
Last edited by Matt; 09-08-2008 at 09:15 PM.
09-08-2008, 10:25 PM #54
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?
Last edited by Optiblue; 09-08-2008 at 10:29 PM.
09-09-2008, 02:15 AM #55
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.
Last edited by MSN04; 09-09-2008 at 02:21 AM.
09-09-2008, 02:27 AM #56
09-09-2008, 03:34 AM #57
wow you guys are all still up!
09-09-2008, 04:56 AM #58
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.
09-09-2008, 10:48 AM #59
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
09-09-2008, 11:10 AM #60
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.
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.
Last edited by Matt; 09-09-2008 at 11:25 AM.
09-09-2008, 05:41 PM #61
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.
09-09-2008, 06:48 PM #62
09-09-2008, 06:54 PM #63
09-09-2008, 07:09 PM #64
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?
09-09-2008, 07:38 PM #65
Hmm... ever wonder why Tad's would keep ah_shum if he is such a bad stringer as you have claimed?
09-09-2008, 07:43 PM #66
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.
By the way, Ah_Shum has more role than being just a worker for Tad's, or than what is appears to be anyways.
Last edited by Matt; 09-09-2008 at 07:50 PM.
09-09-2008, 07:43 PM #67
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???
09-09-2008, 07:58 PM #68
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.
Last edited by Matt; 09-09-2008 at 08:03 PM.
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