How much spin do you hit with?

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  1. zerox277

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    Personally, i hit with "incredible spin" on my forehand groundstroke. It can kick well above shoulder height and im 5'11. My backhand is more on the flat side. And no this is not a moonball i just hit with some good net clearance while still penetrating the ball well.
     
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  2. dave333

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    It bounces over the fence every time.
     
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  3. ronalditop

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    Sometimes I accidentally hit birds that are flying around when I hit a forehand.
     
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  4. zerox277

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    i loled. =]
     
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  5. dave333

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    Except your shots have no pace so they don't die.
     
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  6. meowmix

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    I hit with exactly 2501 rpm on each forehand. On occasion, I manage to hit 2502.
     
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  7. VivalaVida

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    I forehand has sooo much spin that every time I go out to play tennis, the weather channel announces a tornado warning for the area.
     
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  8. Claudius

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    I put 20,000 rpms on the ball.
     
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  9. Mr.Brightside

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    i lol'ed

    i hit my forehand with a decent amount of spin, my backhand gets flatter the higher up i hit it.
     
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  10. Vermillion

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    i don't usually get a lot of spin when I put 190km/h on the ball each time.
     
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  11. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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    My forehand has so much spin it can turn a bowl of strawberries and ice into a smoothie.
     
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  12. zerox277

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    AHAHAHHAAA. i shat bricks.
     
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  13. Nanshiki

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    It depends on how much I want to push...
     
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  14. ubermeyer

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    10,000 rotations per second.

    take that rafa!
     
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  15. SystemicAnomaly

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    I'm fairly certain that I typically employ spins greater than 0 rpm but something less than 6000 rpm. The red line on my racquet is at 5000 rpm so I try not to exceed that for fear of burning it out. (I try to limit my spiral spins to less than 2000 rpm so that the ball does not end up in the next county).
     
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  16. Tempest344

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    no idea

    I can hit very heavy if i want but I like to mix it up too and hit flatter as well
     
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  17. Dedans Penthouse

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    Federer: 2,000-3,000 rpm
    Nadal: 3,000+ rpm
    The Rants & Raves section: unlimited
     
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  18. dave333

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    ^^^^ That is quite good, I got a nice chuckle out of it.
     
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  19. raiden031

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    Too much spin on both wings. Its fine during a neutral rally but when I have an open court and hit a loopy topspin shot at the corner, it always comes back.
     
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  20. J011yroger

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    I had an oreo cookie and 100 grand shake yesterday when I ate the 1lb burger at cheeburger cheeburger.

    Could your FH make such a shake?

    If so, you would be a handy guy to know.

    J
     
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  21. slice bh compliment

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    No frries. Cheeps.

    I don't know my exact RPSs, but when I hit a forehand, it's usually over a 100 mph, it clears the net by about a foot, then it bounces and kicks up over my mother's head. And she's 5'11'', 175 and runs a 4.4 '40'. While drinking a 40.

    My backhand slice gets a lot of compliments because I hit it at whatever speed I want and I can hit dimes on the court at will. Problem is, when I hit the dime targets, they shoot off and make little slits in the windscreens. Then if I've been at it a while, they leave the court area and mame people. Luckily, my slice BH stays so low, it rarely hits people in the head or in the organs. Usually just lacerates a hamstring, or a calf. Damn the serrated edge on the dimes. I'd switch to the smoother nickel, but I feel that would not challenge me enough. Nickels being so huge and all.

    My serve has a lot of spin and speed, too. It breaks people's strings and frames. My goal is to fracture a dude's ulna one day. Or his radius.

    This one time? At tennis camp? We were playing tennis with medicine balls? They were like 10 pounds? And we were tossing them up and serving them? And someone got the radar gun out? And we like worked our way up into the 100s and 110s! But that like took a LOT of warming up, though. That was really great.
     
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  22. Joeyg

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    You guys are a bunch of posers! Nobody hits with the "massive topspin" of my idol, Dr. Fedace!!!
     
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  23. J011yroger

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    I didn't know your mother was Edward 40hands!

    [​IMG]

    J
     
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  24. maddogz32

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    topspin. and a lot of underspin when i want it to double bounce on their side
     
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  25. maverick66

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    thats great but what are you gonna the next night?
     
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  26. J011yroger

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    Buy more beer?

    J
     
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  27. scraps234

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    lol nice..-p
     
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  28. OroDeSantoro

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    wicked redonkulous spin
     
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  29. SethIMcClaine

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    I think that calls for a TMI

    On average I put enough top spin from the base like to clear the net by about 4 inches and have the ball dip with in 2 feet of the net. Mine don't really kick up though, they sink about 1-2 inches into the court. And that's on average, and on hard court, they don't let me play clay anymore
     
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  30. pabletion

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    Personally, I hit with "incredible spin" on my FH, its got so much spin that its been linked with certain cataclismic events such as hurricanes, and a couple of local earthquakes, an attempt was made to charge me with being responsible for many deaths caused by such events, but luckily it didnt hold up............... my amazing spin is my oun burden I have to live with so, OP, "incredible spin" is no laughin matter, lives are at stake and you should only use it responsibly, and not for your own gain. Thats the code among those who posess the ability to spin the snot out of the ball.

    Spin responsibly.
     
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  31. Andres

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    I once hit a tree with my car's engine going at 5000 rpm. The tree kicked up high, and it was unreturnable.

    My opponent looked at me in disbelief.
     
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  32. callen3615

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    Mine flys over the fence.
     
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  33. fed_the_savior

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    I'd try to measure the spin, but the ball always bursts into flames and disintegrates before it reaches my opponent... :oops::shock:
     
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  34. slice bh compliment

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    I quit hitting with spin a long time ago. It was just too ridiculous, man. Basically, my groundstrokes and my serve were the cause behind the last two El Nino years (the last two times I've played tournaments). Also, I love N'awlins, and I feel so much guilt over my slice backhand having spurned Katrina that day I played an exo in West Africa. So now instead of playing tournaments I go down there every weekend to help out. Sorry, y'all.
     
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  35. fed_the_savior

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    ^^ the butterfly effect? :lol: ;)
     
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  36. slice bh compliment

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    Yes, exactly. You've heard of it?

    Well, sniff, in this case, the butterfly is 100 stories tall, is named Gozilla and names his shots things like, 'The Climate Changer".
     
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  37. Breaker

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    In Soviet Russia, spin hits with YOU!
     
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  38. Yenster

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    I hit with so much spin, people have to hit overheads from the baseline every time I hit.
     
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  39. dParis

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    I used to hit with about 33 1/3 rpm. Since switching to a digital racquet, I've increased my rpm significantly.
     
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  40. 35ft6

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    Not as much as I'd like. Especially on my serve and crosscourt forehand.
     
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  41. slice bh compliment

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    LOL, nothing like a good Yakov Smirnoff reference early in the morning!
     
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  42. Power Player

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    Yes, but the sound quality of the ball impact has lost some of it's magic.
     
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  43. Haasquet

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    That's just a bad match-up, though. You probably hit to the backhand...
     
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  44. Andres

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    "Don't change a winning strategy", I've been taught ;)
     
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  45. Live2Try

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    I hit with so much topspin I keep it in and yet, still get calls from NASA about a UFO at 38,000"
     
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  46. peter

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    Spin? I don't put no stinkin' spin my _my_ balls. It's hit so flat the text of the ball gets stuck on the strings of my racket when the ball passes through the back fence stripping the ball of all it's fuzz. Spin is for sissys!
     
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  47. NotAtTheNet

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    I hit with so much spin bc my grip is so western, its actually comes back around to a continental!
     
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