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gindyo
01-01-2012, 05:54 PM
new video of me practicing some cross court FH's
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cbHp4Gt928&feature=youtu.be

tennis_balla
01-01-2012, 06:07 PM
This should be good, going to check back here in about a day...

gindyo
01-01-2012, 06:10 PM
:twisted::twisted::twisted:

Roy125
01-01-2012, 06:25 PM
Methinks you swing too quickly at the ball. This isn't necessarily a bad thing but you do lose control over the ball when you do that which causes many of your shots to go out or in the net. I think the ball machine can be blamed.

gmatheis
01-01-2012, 06:34 PM
5.5 on what scale ?? certainly not USTA

Headshotterer
01-01-2012, 06:40 PM
maybe 4.0-4.5

Timbo's hopeless slice
01-01-2012, 06:41 PM
ITN 5.5 would actually be spot on, I wonder if that is what he means?

All hell will break loose in this thread regardless, though :)

sonicare
01-01-2012, 06:42 PM
lol..no way are you a 5.5. your consistency is terrible.

HunterST
01-01-2012, 06:59 PM
I'd put you more around 6.0.

gindyo
01-01-2012, 07:04 PM
I'd put you more around 6.0.

:oops:. you mean you don't believe me I am 5.5. :)

West Coast Ace
01-01-2012, 07:24 PM
maybe 4.0-4.5I'm with you - there's a reason there's 10 minutes of FH and no BH. FH was ok. But if the balls coming at him had the same pace as his shots, the results would have been a lot worse.

Side note: watching most of the videos on this board reminds me how blessed I am to be in So Cal where most courts have fences to keep balls from rolling over from adjacent courts.

gmatheis
01-01-2012, 07:34 PM
maybe 4.0-4.5

That's being generous .. i'd say more 3.5 .. or a really low 4.0

Lsmkenpo
01-01-2012, 07:42 PM
What level is your ball machine set on? is it shooting out a faster pace than a sick, under- sized, 5 star recruit would hit?

RoddickAce
01-01-2012, 07:49 PM
I'd put you more around 6.0.

Or he could be in the transitional rating between 5.5 and 6.0.

Sorry, no idea how that got started but couldn't help it:mad:

InspectorRacquet
01-01-2012, 07:51 PM
What level is your ball machine set on? is it shooting out a faster pace than a sick, under- sized, 5 star recruit would hit?

That's cold.

Anyway, the strokes seem pretty powerful, but lack consistency in placement, really. I'm in no position to dish out NTRP ratings based on one stroke video, but I will say the forehand isn't bad for just practicing.

gindyo
01-01-2012, 07:57 PM
OK I was just yanking some chains here to see the reactions :) : ). I know I am not anywhere near 5.5. but you guys are good sports there were no over reactions and some (hunter) even caught me ;)

tfm1973
01-01-2012, 08:03 PM
when you hit with J011yroger in Open level tournaments - who wins?

gindyo
01-01-2012, 08:21 PM
when you hit with J011yroger in Open level tournaments - who wins?

excuse my ignorance, but what is J011yroger famous for? trolling? :)

Timbo's hopeless slice
01-02-2012, 12:00 AM
OK I was just yanking some chains here to see the reactions :) : ). I know I am not anywhere near 5.5. but you guys are good sports there were no over reactions and some (hunter) even caught me ;)

oh, how very clever of you. not

By the way, I was deadly serious, you really are an ITN 5.5 (puts you at about NTRP 3.5-4.0)

Pet
01-02-2012, 02:44 AM
The next Nadal?

ho
01-02-2012, 06:03 AM
but I will say the forehand isn't bad for just practicing.
It's bad, OP hit on his right foot most of the time.

gmatheis
01-02-2012, 07:17 AM
It's bad, OP hit on his right foot most of the time.

yeah I know what you mean ... here's a lefty who hits off his left foot for his forehand ... maybe you can give him some tips on how to correct that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB6EY7FxgUg

gindyo
01-02-2012, 07:20 AM
oh, how very clever of you. not

By the way, I was deadly serious, you really are an ITN 5.5 (puts you at about NTRP 3.5-4.0)

OK... you are being serious. so what? did you expect me to get mad at you? I made this tread just for people like you who think that just by looking at couple of FH's they can rate someone. I don't know what is my rating and I don't care. If you want to call me 2.0 - knock your self out more fun for me :) . Keep the conversation going.

gindyo
01-02-2012, 07:22 AM
yeah I know what you mean ... here's a lefty who hits off his left foot for his forehand ... maybe you can give him some tips on how to correct that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB6EY7FxgUg

haha I was just about to show him the same thing.... :)
boy all the specialists on this forum just crack me up :)

Limpinhitter
01-02-2012, 07:57 AM
OK... you are being serious. so what? did you expect me to get mad at you? I made this tread just for people like you who think that just by looking at couple of FH's they can rate someone. I don't know what is my rating and I don't care. If you want to call me 2.0 - knock your self out more fun for me :) . Keep the conversation going.

Hahaha! I like you!

tennis_balla
01-02-2012, 08:01 AM
That link of the lefty, hitting off his left foot....so ugly. He really needs to change his technique if he's ever going to do anything on the tour. And the way his racket path travels after contact?!? WTF its like he's cleaning windows like a wiper, its as if Mr. Miyagi taught him how to play tennis! Wax on, Wax off!! Horrible!

gindyo
01-02-2012, 08:08 AM
yeah and that partner of his couldn't have been above 3.5, he was hitting them long of of nothing balls

JoelDali
01-02-2012, 08:16 AM
I see GOAT people.

rkelley
01-02-2012, 08:24 AM
Side note: watching most of the videos on this board reminds me how blessed I am to be in So Cal where most courts have fences to keep balls from rolling over from adjacent courts.

Do you mean a full fence, or those partial fences, about 3 feet high and that stick out about 8 feet from the back fence, that are located between the courts? Those fences that reduce the court width to some stupidly narrow dimension and that are squarely in your path if you are running wide to try to get a ball, but are low enough so that they're difficult to see until you are about to hit them running full speed? If so I absolutely loath those things.

I call them fences of death.

I can't tell you how many times I've pulled up on a wide ball because I knew I was getting close to one of those killers. They're on most of the high school courts around here. If a kid was smart they'd practice their wide, deep shots because they'd be unhittable with those fences in the way. Hopefully no one will get hurt slamming into one of those idiotic things.

Sorry, but a massive pet peeve.

ho
01-02-2012, 01:52 PM
yeah I know what you mean ... here's a lefty who hits off his left foot for his forehand ... maybe you can give him some tips on how to correct that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB6EY7FxgUg

If we want to hit a penetrating shot, the first thing to do is to transfer weight from right foot to left foot (for rightly) if you stand open.
The reason you do it, because you want to rotate your hip first by lifting you right foot up, If you hit on your right foot, you do not have as much hip rotation.
Nadal hit a lot of top spin, huge, to set up point by hitting on his left foot. when he decide to finish his point, he will hit on his right foot.
He know what he doing. In case any doubt, the tennis court is near by, you may try it this afternoon and see for yourself.

ho
01-02-2012, 02:03 PM
haha I was just about to show him the same thing.... :)
boy all the specialists on this forum just crack me up :)

We all come here to learn. Do not crack up too long, this after noon, try to do as we notice on the court, then you will see the result.

ho
01-02-2012, 02:08 PM
I don't know what is my rating and I don't care.
Are you in the right state of mind?

Timbo's hopeless slice
01-02-2012, 02:11 PM
OK... you are being serious. so what? did you expect me to get mad at you? I made this tread just for people like you who think that just by looking at couple of FH's they can rate someone. I don't know what is my rating and I don't care. If you want to call me 2.0 - knock your self out more fun for me :) . Keep the conversation going.

I actually couldn't care less, I just thought you might be interested.
I sense a lot of bitterness in you, has someone picked on your tennis before?

MarinaHighTennis
01-02-2012, 03:14 PM
maybe 4.0-4.5

Idt you can rate anyone if there hitting against a ball machine. To me, a ball machine is only good for stroke development.

Timbo's hopeless slice
01-02-2012, 03:20 PM
Idt you can rate anyone if there hitting against a ball machine. To me, a ball machine is only good for stroke development.

ignore him, Marina, he thinks he is being clever..

gindyo
01-02-2012, 04:01 PM
If we want to hit a penetrating shot, the first thing to do is to transfer weight from right foot to left foot (for rightly) if you stand open.
The reason you do it, because you want to rotate your hip first by lifting you right foot up, If you hit on your right foot, you do not have as much hip rotation.
Nadal hit a lot of top spin, huge, to set up point by hitting on his left foot. when he decide to finish his point, he will hit on his right foot.
He know what he doing. In case any doubt, the tennis court is near by, you may try it this afternoon and see for yourself.


We all come here to learn. Do not crack up too long, this after noon, try to do as we notice on the court, then you will see the result.

ok mister ho I appreciate you trying to help, but first of all where in this thread I asked for an advice? second of all when you give an advice make sure you are qualified to do so and you know what you are talking about. third of all who told you I was looking for more penetration. If you look closely you will notice that all I was doing is practicing sharp angle cross courts and just occasionally will hit dtl, when you hit sharp angle cross court the last thing you need is penetration, but of course I dont need to tell you that because you already knew it, right?

gindyo
01-02-2012, 04:35 PM
I actually couldn't care less, I just thought you might be interested.
I sense a lot of bitterness in you, has someone picked on your tennis before?

No no bitterness. I just enjoy when people argue about NTRP ratings of someone they have only seen hit a few balls in a (in most cases) edited video. :)

ho
01-02-2012, 04:49 PM
but first of all where in this thread I asked for an advice?
If you look at closely, you see that I respond to InspectorRacquet. I do not give you advise, your attitude in public do not deserve any advise. If for some reason that you think I give you advise, my apology, I withdrawn it.

you know what you are talking about.
At least I know you don't know what you talking about: you said 5.5 then you said you do not know what level are you.

that all I was doing is practicing sharp angle cross courts and just occasionally will hit dtl, when you hit sharp angle cross court the last thing you need is penetration, but of course I dont need to tell you that because you already knew it, right?
You are at the end of the road. It's a shame to see a young man that will never success in life by just his attitude.

tonygao
01-02-2012, 07:46 PM
No no bitterness. I just enjoy when people argue about NTRP ratings of someone they have only seen hit a few balls in a (in most cases) edited video. :)

hi,

I have some different opinion about this. I agree that an actual rating of someone must be comprehensive and it should be well assessed in a match play. but I also think it's no harm to give some rating by an edited video, even with a ball machine, as long as we well understand, this rating is based on a few assumptions:

-the shots in the video can represent the general level of this player
-the rating is only about the technique of particular shots, such as FH or BH or serve, as shown in the video, not the overall rating of the player

I think if we can keep these two things in mind when talking about rating over vids, there will be much less argue and dispute.

btw, I don't really understand your behavior. posting a vid with a self-rating, get people comment on it and then, laughing at them. if you want to make a point, then just do so in a straightforward way.

zapvor
01-02-2012, 07:53 PM
new video of me practicing some cross court FH's
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cbHp4Gt928&feature=youtu.be

i watched about 5 min. all you taped was fhs????

gindyo
01-02-2012, 08:45 PM
hi,

I have some different opinion about this. I agree that an actual rating of someone must be comprehensive and it should be well assessed in a match play. but I also think it's no harm to give some rating by an edited video, even with a ball machine, as long as we well understand, this rating is based on a few assumptions:

-the shots in the video can represent the general level of this player
-the rating is only about the technique of particular shots, such as FH or BH or serve, as shown in the video, not the overall rating of the player

I think if we can keep these two things in mind when talking about rating over vids, there will be much less argue and dispute.

btw, I don't really understand your behavior. posting a vid with a self-rating, get people comment on it and then, laughing at them. if you want to make a point, then just do so in a straightforward way.

No I don't laugh at people who comment about my rating, I laugh at people who have no idea of what they are talking about, like "how horrible is for a right handed person to be hitting a wide forehand of his right foot". Everyone who says that in front of people, who have watched at least one professional match in the last ten years, deserves to be laughed at. That is just my opinion.
And I dont take those ratings very seriously because for me they are meaningless, the way I see it, the only way I can rate you or anyone, is if I step on the other side of a tennis court and beat you/ or you beet me, fair and square .

gindyo
01-02-2012, 08:54 PM
i watched about 5 min. all you taped was fhs????
sorry, that was all I practiced that day. Trying to hit that perfect angle and somehow it didn't work like I see it on TV :)

zapvor
01-02-2012, 09:15 PM
oh ok cool. you got good racket head speed man

JoelDali
01-02-2012, 09:20 PM
Jake McClain -VS- gindyo

Can't think of a name
01-02-2012, 09:55 PM
http://images.t-nation.com/forum_images/1/1/1195b-i_am_monitoring_this_thread.jpg

arche3
01-02-2012, 10:05 PM
Jake McClain -VS- gindyo

+1 ^^^^^^^^^^

gindyo
01-02-2012, 10:09 PM
here you go zapvor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RpDNnJOa48 this was a practice set I played 2 years ago.

pushing_wins
01-02-2012, 10:20 PM
here you go zapvor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RpDNnJOa48 this was a practice set I played 2 years ago.

which one is the junior? the old looking guy in the dress socks?

gindyo
01-02-2012, 10:21 PM
which one is the junior? the old looking guy in the dress socks?
You are a funny guy/girl

Passion4Tennis
01-02-2012, 10:30 PM
Good stuff, gindyo. Nice strokes off of both wings.

Jersey shore area?

pushing_wins
01-02-2012, 10:31 PM
if you say so.
You are a funny guy/girl

the guy looks like he is balding and little out of shape

wouldnt a blue chip junior be sponsored? where is the stencil on the racquet? addidas shoes and babalot racquet? however it is possible to have a different racquet and clothing sponsor, but not likely

gindyo
01-02-2012, 10:31 PM
Good stuff, gindyo. Nice strokes off of both wings.

Jersey shore area?

Yes sir :) looks familiar?

gindyo
01-02-2012, 10:35 PM
the guy looks like he is balding and little out of shape

wouldnt a blue chip junior be sponsored? where is the stencil on the racquet? addidas shoes and babalot racquet? however it is possible to have a different racquet and clothing sponsor, but not likely

wait, I am confused. Are you trying to be funny or you are just stupid? You sound pretty serious.

Passion4Tennis
01-02-2012, 10:36 PM
Yeah, I've been there a few times...lol. I've played at courts in Stone Harbor, Ocean City, and the ones across from the Cape May zoo. Love it down there.

pushing_wins
01-02-2012, 10:39 PM
It's bad, OP hit on his right foot most of the time.

leaning back is not good

pushing_wins
01-02-2012, 10:40 PM
wait, I am confused. Are you trying to be funny or you are just stupid? You sound pretty serious.

serious . which one is the blue chip junior? they look like middle age 4.5 players to me

pushing_wins
01-02-2012, 10:43 PM
dont pull the trigger so fast, then u wont have to edit all your posts

gindyo
01-02-2012, 10:44 PM
serious . which one is the blue chip junior? they look like middle age 4.5 players to me

wow 4.5 dont be so generous now. I was rated as a solid 3.5 ;)
and yeah the balding old fart with the dress socks is me :) and the guy on the other side was 14 at the time :)

gindyo
01-02-2012, 10:46 PM
dont pull the trigger so fast, then u wont have to edit all your posts

Yes that is me, always fast on the trigger :)

pushing_wins
01-02-2012, 10:51 PM
This should be good, going to check back here in about a day...

rofl

10 char

gindyo
01-02-2012, 10:53 PM
rofl

10 char

aha now I get it. you were reading the thread backwards and that's why you didn't know who is who. sorry ;)

pushing_wins
01-02-2012, 11:08 PM
did our reaction to your videos suprise you?

BigT
01-02-2012, 11:09 PM
Where are you located?

gindyo
01-02-2012, 11:10 PM
did our reaction to your videos suprise you?

no not at all :)

gindyo
01-02-2012, 11:11 PM
Where are you located?

jersey shore

gindyo
01-02-2012, 11:15 PM
did our reaction to your videos suprise you?

I was just bored and felt like stirring the s**t / trolling around here with the glorious 5.5 in a thread title. I guess some people are taking themselves too serious and didn't like it too much

GuyClinch
01-02-2012, 11:20 PM
Well at least you know you were trolling..

This is the kind of thing I expect to see when I click on that video..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt_GgoVq35I

pushing_wins
01-02-2012, 11:26 PM
I was just bored and felt like stirring the s**t / trolling around here with the glorious 5.5 in a thread title. I guess some people are taking themselves too serious and didn't like it too much

lol....i m rating this thread a 5

gindyo
01-02-2012, 11:29 PM
lol....i m rating this thread a 5

ha ha... lets be clear, is that NTRP or ITN

pushing_wins
01-02-2012, 11:34 PM
Well at least you know you were trolling..

This is the kind of thing I expect to see when I click on that video..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt_GgoVq35I

whatever...he is at the same level as op

gindyo
01-02-2012, 11:38 PM
whatever...he is at the same level as op

:oops: yeah right. maybe in my dreams :)

gindyo
01-02-2012, 11:43 PM
whatever...he is at the same level as op

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Jt_GgoVq35I#t=212s

he can work on the pull-ups and dips little more to get to the OP's level :) :)

pushing_wins
01-03-2012, 12:01 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Jt_GgoVq35I#t=212s

he can work on the pull-ups and dips little more to get to the OP's level :) :)

some physics?? couldnt they quiet down, cook a little later, the kid is doing video for college

what college did u play for?

gindyo
01-03-2012, 12:12 AM
some physics?? couldnt they quiet down, cook a little later, the kid is doing video for college

what college did u play for?

I didn't play college. Went to a college where they dont have men's tennis at all

forthegame
01-03-2012, 02:31 AM
Well at least you know you were trolling..

This is the kind of thing I expect to see when I click on that video..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt_GgoVq35I

whatever...he is at the same level as op

I beg to differ. This chap appears to be better than the OP IMHO. I wonder if he found a college? Does anyone know? Cheers.

Rozroz
01-03-2012, 02:44 AM
Well at least you know you were trolling..

This is the kind of thing I expect to see when I click on that video..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt_GgoVq35I

wow... now THESE are clean shots!!
(+ the indoor SOUND... nice)