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Rafanatic
03-28-2008, 08:30 PM
Can some one post some i am trying to study how the pros do it.

Shashwat
03-28-2008, 08:41 PM
You don't want to slide on a hardcourt........

kingdaddy41788
03-28-2008, 08:49 PM
If it doesn't come naturally, you probably shouldn't do it on a hard court. Bad for the knees and ankles anyway...

This is, of course, coming from someone who does it frequently...

iplaybetter
03-28-2008, 08:57 PM
i lost traction badly today with my month old baracades

ZPTennis
03-28-2008, 09:16 PM
I slide on hardcourt when I change directions extremely fast If I'm in a defensive point.

Its not something you try to do. It just happens.

In the last few months I've lost 10 lb's down to 180 and I am much faster
than I ever have been on the court. I never used to slide on hardcourts before but the speed has to be whats causing it.

So my answer to your question is become very fit and lose
any unnecessary weight and then you'll probably end up
sliding when your being really pushed providing you are a
quick person naturally.

BreakPtSi
03-28-2008, 09:28 PM
Slides should really be a natural thing on any surface. The balance and the muscles tightened as you plant keeps your body rigid but you still have inertia, so you slide. You aren't usually trying to slide to much extra than normal inertia carries you.

Shashwat
03-28-2008, 09:32 PM
I slide on hardcourt when I change directions extremely fast If I'm in a defensive point.

Its not something you try to do. It just happens.

In the last few months I've lost 10 lb's down to 180 and I am much faster
than I ever have been on the court. I never used to slide on hardcourts before but the speed has to be whats causing it.

So my answer to your question is become very fit and lose
any unnecessary weight and then you'll probably end up
sliding when your being really pushed providing you are a
quick person naturally.

This is true and probably the only time i slide on a hard court. But still, trust me you don't want to slide on a hard court, if ANYTHING goes wrong, there goes your ankle or knee.

skuludo
03-29-2008, 03:02 AM
If the hard court has some sand, is it still bad to slide?

The sand makes the court really slippery. Water also has the same effect too.

Would it be bad to slide on a portion of wet hard court too?

fer
03-29-2008, 06:42 AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=fvPxO8Kz0pE

WildVolley
03-29-2008, 07:31 AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=fvPxO8Kz0pE

LOL! I was going to say to look for any video of Monfils playing on the hardcourts, but someone beat me to it.

quicken
03-29-2008, 09:59 AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=fvPxO8Kz0pE

His right ankle seems its about to snap... Ouch..

Loco4Tennis
03-29-2008, 10:20 AM
His right ankle seems its about to snap... Ouch..

yes i do
i did it

I'd like to slide

here is one for yous

http://youtube.com/watch?v=FFyxSaYqwtY

not the best court you wanna be doing this on
if you did do it once, it was provably because of the dust or polin build up where you stepped

roddick89
03-29-2008, 10:34 AM
Why you wanna slide on hard courts? The only pro i have noticed that regularly does it is Joker.

ThePro101
03-29-2008, 10:44 AM
You don't want to slide on a hardcourt........

I strongly agree with this statement.

If your goal is to move faster - just move faster! Work on power and footwork, not sliding...

RestockingTues
03-29-2008, 11:10 AM
There go your ankles... OW

1337Kira
03-29-2008, 07:11 PM
I find that I do it alot when I change directions or when I stretch out for a shot.
I do it alot in practice too, when I spiders or shuttle runs.
You probably shouldn't force the slide, like other people have said, it should be natural. It's more of a pushing off to accelerate than a deliberate slide, or if you're stretching out it's pretty obvious.

kungfusmkim
03-29-2008, 07:23 PM
Have you forgotten the match 2004 with Pardorn schrichaphan? He is the master of slide.