confused w/ the term "MTM"

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  1. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

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    The article by Cross does not talk explicitly about sweet spot size but it is implied from the increase in diameter and use of new materials. It is also part of MTM teaching as Oscar showed in a diagram that the modern sweet spot is almost as large as the head. It may have been an example of printer's devil, but Oscar got it right with his tour experience, unlike some of his followers who have never played at a high level.

    The across part seems to be simply a path of the swing. On reverse forehands, the across would come over the same shoulder, in the windshield wiper forehands it may be be more pronounced in the vertical plane, in other forehands it may be part of the solid contact when hitting through the ball to impart power. The main thing to note is that the naked eye misses how much hitting through the ball is present in powerful forehands, as we end up focusing on where the racket finishes. It is not tangential contact as some seem to believe.

    I don't know which Oscar video you saw, but if it is the one where there is an abrupt pullback at contact with a loss of balance to the side, I agree that it is not right.
     
  2. 5263

    5263 G.O.A.T.

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    I'm not sure what you mean here. You say face angle or swing path, right?
    Is not swing path dealing with across aspect?
    Maybe you can address what you feel is wrong about the "across aspect"?

    And by the way, the only mention you normally have of tangential contact or a
    abrupt actions are from those trying to make a negative strawman for MTM.
    Those terms don't correlate or relate to MTM instruction.
     
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  3. 5263

    5263 G.O.A.T.

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    Agree, about the same level of info.
     
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