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willroc7
10-09-2011, 02:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phF-oNOcjh0

I just changed the footwork on my serve so that I no longer step forward with my back foot in the trophy pose. Here are two representative examples in a match from today. How do they look? Yes, I know I should follow in my first forehand.

IN HD!

Timbo's hopeless slice
10-09-2011, 02:48 PM
I quite like the serve, but who cares? Look at that crosscourt slice!!!!!!!

Crazy shot, love it, nobody in their right mind would go for that at that point, and yet you pulled it off..

ps, and who is the young lady in the white skirt, hmmn?? :)

BaboFan
10-09-2011, 02:51 PM
Uncanny! I haven't seen many people try a slice passing shot. I expected a crosscourt topspin.

willroc7
10-09-2011, 02:59 PM
Thanks for the comments! I am clearly not in my right mind. That was also a break point. This style of play often works to my detriment, but it can be thrilling to execute.

hawk eye
10-09-2011, 03:06 PM
Shot of the week! Just loved it mate, it looked very routinely like you make a few of those every match.

Jaewonnie
10-09-2011, 03:23 PM
Nice looking forehand you got there. But the 'come on' is a little excessive, no? :p

Roy125
10-09-2011, 03:37 PM
That passing shot looks like a hybrid between a slice/flat shot.

Torres
10-09-2011, 03:39 PM
15/40 down on your own serve?

What were the rest of your serves like?

willroc7
10-09-2011, 03:53 PM
You know, not as good as those :). Still ironing out the toss a bit. I can post others later.

Xizel
10-09-2011, 04:43 PM
Nice looking forehand you got there. But the 'come on' is a little excessive, no? :p

It's only over the top if you do it on their UEs.

Fednal7497
10-09-2011, 07:27 PM
wow what a cc slice, i never expected that

Timbo's hopeless slice
10-09-2011, 07:34 PM
I know, you find yourself thinking 'WTF???', don't you?

The approach let the OP go down the line if he wanted or even just a topspin CC, but that thing he actually did is brilliant!

USERNAME
10-09-2011, 07:48 PM
A cc squash shot/slice winner, Mr.Fed and Mr.Murray would be proud. I like the platform serve as well, I do the same.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-10-2011, 11:52 AM
Nice passing shot man! You almost pulled a Serena (yelling come on before the ball landed/the opponent had a chance to get it) :)

Thats what we call a low percentage shot

dozu
10-10-2011, 12:29 PM
OP you lazy bum, get over there and hit the topspin pass.

that shot is reserved for when you are REALLY stretched out wide.

willroc7
10-10-2011, 01:12 PM
...nobody in their right mind would go for that at that point...
To add more fuel to the, "not in my right mind" fire:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y09BtkGyOM

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-10-2011, 01:26 PM
To add more fuel to the, "not in my right mind" fire:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y09BtkGyOM

From Philly? Lucky ******* , you can go and watch the greatest hockeyplayer for the past 20 years ;)

jdubbs
10-10-2011, 01:46 PM
There's something in the motion of your serve that looks a little off, especially on the finish.

The way you kick up your legs, it just looks like you're losing a little bit of power there.

What's your second serve look like?

dozu
10-10-2011, 02:34 PM
From Philly? Lucky ******* , you can go and watch the greatest hockeyplayer for the past 20 years ;)

where does it say 'Philly'? that's my backyard.

Jagr?

split-step
10-10-2011, 03:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phF-oNOcjh0

I just changed the footwork on my serve so that I no longer step forward with my back foot in the trophy pose. Here are two representative examples in a match from today. How do they look? Yes, I know I should follow in my first forehand.

IN HD!

That come on caught me off gaurd lol. You did just get back to duece from being down at least 15-40 so you get a pass on that.

split-step
10-10-2011, 03:01 PM
15/40 down on your own serve?

What were the rest of your serves like?

Please. Like you've never gotten down on your own serve before. :rolleyes:

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-11-2011, 12:53 PM
where does it say 'Philly'? that's my backyard.

Jagr?

Willroc7`s location says Philly.

You are from Philly to?

Yes, the one and only #68!

I adored him like crazy back in the days, still do.

gmatheis
10-11-2011, 01:25 PM
To add more fuel to the, "not in my right mind" fire:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y09BtkGyOM

First vid was an amazing shot ...

This one was just you executing a poor drop shot which your opponent handled poorly since he was there in plenty of time to hit a little topspin angle winner.

You do look like you have a pretty decent game tho. :)

willroc7
10-11-2011, 02:13 PM
First vid was an amazing shot ...

This one was just you executing a poor drop shot which your opponent handled poorly since he was there in plenty of time to hit a little topspin angle winner.

You do look like you have a pretty decent game tho. :)
This is true. I made terrible tactical decisions in this match.

Ambivalent
10-11-2011, 04:22 PM
Extremely lazy feet. If you're going to pick out points you won to put on video, at least pick the ones where you aren't braincramping.

LeeD
10-11-2011, 04:27 PM
Strange, I just see to very lazy guys who hit pretty well, but don't want to put in any effort to get good, which they CAN, if they would put in some effort.
I'm 62, and I look like a caffeine addicted RoadRunner compared to both of those guys.
But in reality, I"m as slow as I'm annoying.

rjw
10-11-2011, 04:35 PM
Strange, I just see to very lazy guys who hit pretty well, but don't want to put in any effort to get good, which they CAN, if they would put in some effort.
I'm 62, and I look like a caffeine addicted RoadRunner compared to both of those guys.
But in reality, I"m as slow as I'm annoying.

Are you really that slow?.....:mrgreen:

LeeD
10-11-2011, 04:39 PM
Of course, I said so.....
Hobbling around on one leg, the front leg, is not the formula for retrieval tennis or pushing.
You might have legs right next to each other, but for tennis, I have a back leg and a front leg on serves, volleys, and 1hbh's.

willroc7
10-11-2011, 04:40 PM
What exactly about my footwork, other than not split-stepping after the serve, is lazy? Particularly in the second point I posted I feel like it is pretty decent. I actively recover to the middle of the court after each shot. At 0:14 I run around to hit a forehand where I land in the doubles alley. How is that lazy? What can I specifically do to improve my footwork?

I picked the first point because I hit two good, representative serves for my new platform motion. And even though I braincramped at the end of it, I still hit a pretty amazing shot. The second one I wasn't planning on posting but someone commented about me being out of my mind, which I agree with in this match, so I posted the second. I wasn't trying to make myself look good with it. It's both poor shot selection and poor execution.

dozu
10-11-2011, 04:56 PM
Willroc7`s location says Philly.

You are from Philly to?

Yes, the one and only #68!

I adored him like crazy back in the days, still do.

Willroc7, where about in philly? I am in 19067... maybe we can get together for a battle of the FH slices.

willroc7
10-11-2011, 05:06 PM
I'm not sure that would be the most productive thing for my game, lol. I do love a good slice war though...