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itracbui3
07-17-2009, 12:40 PM
how high does your kickserve actually kick?

10nistennis
07-17-2009, 02:17 PM
Mine mainly bounces around 5'6-5'8. Sometimes I get lucky and it gets up to about 5'10. Never got past 6 ft unless it was a huge shank.:)

StuckInMalibu
07-17-2009, 02:24 PM
Has anyone found a method of increasing the height of the bounce? What type of string, balls, technique, etc. Having only 14 mains on the POG helps for me (all other things the same), but how many racquets have 14 mains?

Ambivalent
07-17-2009, 02:29 PM
Wilson stencil gives me huge kick!

10nistennis
07-17-2009, 02:35 PM
Has anyone found a method of increasing the height of the bounce? What type of string, balls, technique, etc. Having only 14 mains on the POG helps for me (all other things the same), but how many racquets have 14 mains?

Faster racquet acceleration.

SlapShot
07-17-2009, 03:05 PM
Where at? The apex? Or where it gets to the returner?

Most of the guys I play try and take it on the rise, and at that point, it's 5' or more. It'll hit over 6' by the apex.

tennisdad65
07-17-2009, 05:33 PM
Depends on the balls a lot. I have very lively light Dunlop hardcourt championship balls that kick up 1-2 feet higher than Wilson extra duty balls.

vbranis
07-17-2009, 05:34 PM
Usually 5 to 6 feet for me.

federer_15
07-17-2009, 05:35 PM
I'm just learning so still not very high.... I also think it helps when you are a taller person

Lsmkenpo
07-17-2009, 06:20 PM
Has anyone found a method of increasing the height of the bounce? What type of string, balls, technique, etc. Having only 14 mains on the POG helps for me (all other things the same), but how many racquets have 14 mains?

Yes, increase the height of the bounce, by increasing the height you hit it over the net and still get it to drop in.

The angle it hits the court contributes more to the kick height than the actual spin.

Technique wise- 2 things to look at once you have the basic motion down to increase spin, are knee bend and staying relaxed.

Orly?yarly!nowai!
07-18-2009, 10:31 AM
1st and 2nd serves...with my kick as a 2nd. Guy returning is 5 10, sorry for the ***** camera work lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGJxugMcni8

itracbui3
07-18-2009, 11:48 AM
1st and 2nd serves...with my kick as a 2nd. Guy returning is 5 10, sorry for the ***** camera work lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGJxugMcni8

thats a pretty damm high kick!

Noveson
07-18-2009, 11:56 AM
I hit a kid in the face once. He was like 6'0" so less than that.

Claudius
07-18-2009, 01:06 PM
I hit one while the wind was at my back...it kicked out of the court.

yoh4u
07-18-2009, 04:51 PM
if i place my toss in front of me i get like about 5+
if i make my toss behind me i could get about 6+ but the directional change is gorgeous :)

Kevo
07-18-2009, 06:45 PM
I've hit quite a few higher than 8 feet at the apex before, can't say how high exactly, but somewhere between 8 and 10. My normal kick is probably about 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 feet now. I try to get a good mix of spin and speed so the returner can't wait it out way behind the baseline, or step in too close and get it off a slower high bounce inside the baseline.

For me though the best ones are the ones that jump out wide. Almost always a free point when I hit it well. Not very consistent with those though.

ZPTennis
07-19-2009, 06:20 AM
I've hit quite a few higher than 8 feet at the apex before, can't say how high exactly, but somewhere between 8 and 10.

You know 10 feet is the top of a tennis court fence. ;)

My good ones are around 7 feet. My first and third serve in the
video signature below show it. The highest i've hit are right at about
8 feet however I didn't hit any that high on the video.

Vermillion
07-19-2009, 06:20 AM
3 ft at best