1hbh heal first

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  1. ReggieHurley

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    helloooo. So seems like every pro steps with his heal first when taking the right foot step into the shot on the 1hbh. Do you guys think this matters?
     
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  2. ReggieHurley

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    heel* 10char
     
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  3. Chas Tennis

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    Does the "10 char" mean that you have added characters to comply with the TW forum rule for minimum number of characters?

    If so "-----------------------" works as well...............

    I have seen the 'heel first' step being pointed out but don't recall any reason was given.
     
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  4. LeeD

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    Hard to step with toe first, as you're reaching out with your front foot.
    Final step in approaching hitting position is the plant foot, so plant needs heel weighting.
    It IS possible to hit topspin 1hbh's by using the backfoot as the plant, or final step, but it's more a defensive topspin shot than an offensive shot. Like ROS using 1hbh topspin.
     
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  5. jrs

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    I think landing with the heel is bad for the body - so I'm trying to avoid it. Then again I don't play at ATP levels.
     
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  6. LeeD

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    You might thing that, but upon looking at elite tennis players and most longer distance runners who aren't sprinting, you would find many examples to counter your thesis.
    And you don't even play at 4.5 levels, much less ATP.
     
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  7. jrs

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    I don't need to look anywhere, I can look at myself and see what is best for my body and it says "landing on my heel is not good for me" - that's all I need!
     
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  8. LeeD

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    Sure, you can fly, you will live foreever, and you're invincible too.
     
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  9. Tight Lines

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    Oops. Wrong thread.
     
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  10. boramiNYC

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    Heel to toe weight transfer (basically heel raise) is an important piece of kinetic chain in initiating the swing. Landing on toe has the function of shock absorption but if the shock can be handled by heel landing, for the economy of movement it's better to land on the heel and directly move on to heel to toe. Not many instances in hitting a 1hbh you need a significant shock absorption. But some of the general public population could find even such shock hard to handle due to stiffness in their hips and core. Unfortunately that's their limit unless they improve the shock absorbing capability from the core. The result is less stability and consistency and control.
     
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