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tennisfan23
11-08-2004, 01:41 PM
Just found this pic on Getty Images. Look at the flex of his racket on his serve.

http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=2972484&cdi=0


I've never seen a racket flex like that on a serve.

splink779
11-08-2004, 01:50 PM
Holy ****!

tennisboy87
11-08-2004, 02:14 PM
Yeah, that is pretty crazy.

thejackal
11-08-2004, 03:39 PM
I third the above opinions:

D@nnnnnnm

annihilatorpro
11-08-2004, 04:04 PM
I don't think that's his racket flexing. The shutter speed of the camera isn't fast enough, so fast movements are streeettcched.

galain
11-08-2004, 05:02 PM
He hasn't hit the ball yet in that picture, has he? I don't think Fischers are sooo flexible that they distort just from being swung!

Datacipher
11-08-2004, 06:07 PM
Undoubtedly APro, Galain...I like flexible racquets but I dont' think you'll be too effective with a racquet that bends from wind resistance...ROFL

MARK ANDERS
11-08-2004, 06:34 PM
No flex, optical illusion.

basmpu
11-08-2004, 07:02 PM
It's a phenomenom of using a camera with a focal plane shutter to shoot a fast traveling object. The camera uses a very thin slit in the shutter to expose the film. The slit travels across the area of the film frame very, very fast. Thus, one side of the photograph is exposed before the other. On the Stich picture, the left side of the photograph is the first side exposed.
If you look at photographs of race cars, you will also see that some appear to have oval wheels from this same photographic effect.

perfmode
11-08-2004, 07:08 PM
If it really flexed that much from just a swing, it'd be like jello when the ball is actually hit. It'd be like playing with a damp noodle.

ibemadskillzz
11-08-2004, 07:22 PM
There is absolutely no flex at all. It's just the camera. you think that is flex? So I guess my car stretches and flexes 10 feet because of wind resistence (take a picture of a moving vehicle).

K!ck5w3rvE
11-08-2004, 09:40 PM
ibemadskillzz is on the money. Its just motion.

Max G.
11-08-2004, 10:34 PM
ibemadskillzz is on the money. Its just motion.

And so is basmpu.

Datacipher
11-08-2004, 11:37 PM
ibemadskillzz is on the money. Its just motion.

And so is basmpu.

Um...yeah...actually they're both repeating what Annihilator Pro originally pointed out hours before (which is fine, but credit where credit is due). Funny how this always happens in the threads...goes to show how few people actually read any of the previous posts!

Max G.
11-08-2004, 11:50 PM
ibemadskillzz is on the money. Its just motion.

And so is basmpu.

Um...yeah...actually they're both repeating what Annihilator Pro originally pointed out hours before (which is fine, but credit where credit is due). Funny how this always happens in the threads...goes to show how few people actually read any of the previous posts!

True, true.

Deuce
11-09-2004, 01:02 AM
The photo (and its effect) not withstanding, the Vac Pro 90 is a nicely flexible frame. Very muted, too. Quite unique in every way.

mrwise
11-09-2004, 04:13 AM
My question is how did the photographer get that angle??? Anybody? Anyone? This was during a match with Agassi. Was he standing on a 50 foot extension ladder??

Rabbit
11-09-2004, 04:44 AM
It's a phenomenom of using a camera with a focal plane shutter to shoot a fast traveling object. The camera uses a very thin slit in the shutter to expose the film. The slit travels across the area of the film frame very, very fast. Thus, one side of the photograph is exposed before the other. On the Stich picture, the left side of the photograph is the first side exposed.
If you look at photographs of race cars, you will also see that some appear to have oval wheels from this same photographic effect.

Exactly what I was going to say.

gmlasam
11-09-2004, 05:13 AM
My question is how did the photographer get that angle??? Anybody? Anyone? This was during a match with Agassi. Was he standing on a 50 foot extension ladder??You ever heard of zoom lens? :)

@wright
11-09-2004, 05:17 AM
That was cool, never seen that effect from a tennis picture.

big ted
11-09-2004, 10:05 AM
trick photography or not the picture is showing tremendous racquet acceleration to pull that effect off

@wright
11-09-2004, 10:22 AM
I always wanted to hit with the vacuum pro 90, mainly because stich used it, it's supposed to be such a sweet frame.

tennisboy87
11-09-2004, 12:21 PM
I knew there was no flex of the racquet. Still, I thought the picture was pretty cool.

Dedans Penthouse
11-10-2004, 10:32 AM
ibemadskillzz is on the money. Its just motion.

K!ck5w3rvE: nice photo of Stepenek on page 1 of this thread... What a balloon-mouthed "hunk!" Do you know why he doesn't mountain climb???.........His lips explode at 10,000 feet. :wink: