View Full Version : timing of the wrist layback

09-02-2007, 08:28 PM
player like nalbadian, kuerten start supination earlier than players like agassi and blake.

which one is better?

09-02-2007, 09:15 PM
there is no "better" or "worse" there is what suits an individual or suits a game style or a surface. So Nadal's FH tech may be great for a counter puncher using heavy spin on a clay ct, so long as they carry the muscular strength to execute. It is not ideal for a tall thin dude like Mirnyi who should hit flatter and more compact so that he can attack the net on a hard ct or grass.

find out what you need to improve, figure out what style of game you want to play, take into acct your choice of ct surface, then find pros who fall into similar catagories and maybe then you could get an idea of what might suit but i believe you are thinking far too technically, what you need to do is look at the results of your strokes and compare them to what you were intending, if you need more spin : swing faster upwards / turn your grip. If you need more power : transfer weight forward more, hit thru rather then up etc. Your swing mechanics should hopefully change to get the result you desire not the other way around (all though no doubt it can happen the other way). It is practically impossible for the armchair gurus here (and the pros) to accurately tell you what is the best when they don't know your game. Someone may say that Agassi had the best FH therefore everyone should utilise that tech, but how many of us share Agassi's core strength and timing?

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09-03-2007, 05:10 AM
Agree, there is no best. Just advantages and disadvantages to each.
Matching what fits you best is good to know.

But I would also suggest trying both to get a feel for the pros and cons of each. You may be able to hit one or the other depending on the situation and the ball.