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MaxT
06-19-2006, 10:58 AM
Looking at Blake, quickness aside, I have a feeling he is stiff. In the sense that he is not flexible enough with his body parts. I heard that when he was young he was fitted into a cast of sort. May be that is why? Perhaps he should do some yoga.

Ripper
06-19-2006, 11:00 AM
What's his flex rating?

cghipp
06-19-2006, 11:23 AM
He had scoliosis and had to wear a back brace for many years, if I remember correctly.

nViATi
06-19-2006, 11:27 AM
Had had scoliosis and had to wear a back brace for many years, if I remember correctly.
That's probably why he doesn't arch his back and why he stands very upright with good posture.

Nike Man
06-19-2006, 12:00 PM
Didn't he break his neck by colliding with a net post?

cghipp
06-19-2006, 12:29 PM
Yes, he did break his neck, and then contracted shingles during his recovery. During that time he was out, his father was dying from stomach cancer. He's really been through it lately and I have a lot of admiration for him for getting back into form so quickly.

Mattle
06-19-2006, 01:45 PM
blake is smooooooth:)

habib
06-19-2006, 01:47 PM
Dude, this is a family board.

35ft6
06-19-2006, 02:30 PM
He had to wear some kind of brace for a few years as a kid, too. Hard to not root for a guy who's gone through so many crappy situations, just any ONE of which would probably be enough to emotionally incapacitate many Americans.

snoflewis
06-19-2006, 02:35 PM
Yes, he did break his neck, and then contracted shingles during his recovery. During that time he was out, his father was dying from stomach cancer. He's really been through it lately and I have a lot of admiration for him for getting back into form so quickly.

lol...not that story AGAIN!

anyway...i guess scoliosis also explains why his back is so straight on his serves as well.

kaiotic
06-20-2006, 06:03 PM
rather watch Blake play than Roddick. Roddick has such an ugly style.

where's Marat Safin these days? is he another Goran Ivanisevic?

mileslong
06-20-2006, 06:21 PM
just any ONE of which would probably be enough to emotionally incapacitate many Americans.
what the hell does that mean? like americans are easier to incapacitate than other nationalities?

D-man
06-20-2006, 10:03 PM
i heard he has a metal rod in his back..

framebreaker
06-21-2006, 12:25 AM
i have a metal rod in my roddick

35ft6
06-21-2006, 01:00 AM
what the hell does that mean? like americans are easier to incapacitate than other nationalities? Yeah, probably. One of the down sides of living in such relative prosperity.

Exia
06-21-2006, 01:26 AM
Yeah, probably. One of the down sides of living in such relative prosperity.

Also one of the last western countries to abolish slavery....and nuke
100,000s of Japanese women and children.

great country,go usa(!)


on topic. what to you expect HE DID break his neck

habib
06-21-2006, 09:17 AM
Also one of the last western countries to abolish slavery....and nuke
100,000s of Japanese women and children.
And god knows how many weapon manufacturing plants that the Japanese conviniently built right smack in the middle of their biggest urban areas.

great country,go usa(!)

*shrug* Better than most, of not all.

on topic. what to you expect HE DID break his neck

Jeez, yeah, no kidding. That he managed to overcome any mental blocks after a horrendous injury like that alone speaks volumes.

rafael
06-21-2006, 09:33 AM
Try moving the way he does on court - you can't do that while being stiff. He just has exceptional posture.

pound cat
06-21-2006, 09:55 AM
[QUOTE=mileslong]what the hell does that mean? like americans are easier to incapacitate than other nationalities?[/QUOTE


No, he didn't mean that, and you know it. And I won't bother explaining what he really meant because you've taken a comment and are determined to make an issue out to it.


If someone says something that offends you, explain why ...logically. No YELLING!!!