Connors Sky Hook

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  1. slowfox

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    Anyone still hit an overhead this way?
     
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  2. LeeD

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    Still valid if you can't get back far enough to hit a normal overhead, as the back shoulder is your farthest back pivot point to hit the ball.
    Assuming you turn shoulders first, then crab walk/hop back to cover deep overheads.
    But why? You practice your serves constantly during a match, and never hit a ball with Connor's Bolo Sky hook.
     
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  3. ollinger

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    Connors, for the most part, didn't even hit an overhead that way. Given the time and reach, he usually hit very conventional overheads.
     
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    If memory serves, he gradually moved toward the conventional overhead as the 80's moved on. That sky hook
    was more prevalent earlier on.
     
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  5. jrepac

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    this is true, from what I recall. However, I've seen Fed hit a few that were much like the ole Jimbo "sky hook"
     
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  6. goober

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    pros- no.

    I have seen some rec players do it routinely.
     
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  7. BeHappy

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    You mean the Bucharest backfire?

    It's for when you're chasing a lob. It's largely been replaced by the tweener.
     
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  8. slowfox

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    Interesting. Didn't really think about it this way.
     
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