Is GWB's serve 100+mph?? *Video*

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  1. Gee Willikers Batman!

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    BEFORE ANYONE SAYS ANYTHING: THIS IS A MOCK THREAD
    MEANING I WAS MAKING FUN OF THE OTHER THREAD ABOUT HOW EVERYONE IS MAKING A BIG DEAL ABOUT MPH SPEED.
    I DON'T ACTUALLY CARE IF MY SERVE IS 100.



    What this thread was really about: People have been asking for a new video. But all I have are serves, sorry.
    I changed back to Pinpoint stance after having platform for about 2 weeks,
    it became uncomfortable.

    I just recently bought a K Six One 90, and LOOK WHAT I DID TO IT:

    VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB55uFxLFY4



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  2. TennisProdigy

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    Lol you dented the hell out of that frame!!! I'm gonna say your serves were around 150 mph... jk probably between 95-105 mph i can't really tell
     
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  3. Thirteen

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    I'm sure they're 200mph in your heart for all the effort you put in.
     
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  4. Gee Willikers Batman!

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    Do you think if I sent this in to Wilson, (which I won't, but i'm wondering) they would call this dent, "racket abuse"?
     
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  5. Breaker

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    One of my frames (Dunlop 200g) cracked from completely mishitting a forehand. Accidental of course but just saying worse could happen :).

    Nice serves I'll give you 99.9 due to there being no speed gun.
     
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  6. Gee Willikers Batman!

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    So anyways, does anyone have any input on my serve? Anything glaringly wrong? I think I am at that point where I figured out all my strokes, so now is the time to perfect them and make them more consistent.

    And by "figuring out" I mean I don't have to go through huge changes anymore like I used to do every other day. Now is the time for minuscule tweaks and such. At least I feel I am at that point, though I most probably am not.
     
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  7. OvertheFence

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    nice serve you got ^^

    p.s. I thought your parents didnt want you playing tennis anymore
     
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  8. Gee Willikers Batman!

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    They don't :)
     
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  9. Ballinbob

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    haha good serve. no technical flaws as far as I can see, and yeah that's probably around 100mph. You've improved alot, good job
     
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  10. LeeD

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    Very good motion and swing.
    Kinda Goran clone serve, one of the best for emulate.
    Good stuff...
     
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    GWB,

    It looks like you're now in-between in your stance. Your right leg is doing most of the work. If you prefer the pinpoint, perhaps you should bring your back foot up sooner to allow proper weight distribution and you can load and lift with both legs. Also, why does your follow through almost hit you in the face?
     
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  12. Djokovicfan4life

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    Definitely around the 100 MPH range.

    Work on:

    Staying down with the legs a little bit longer. You rise a little prematurely and you lose a little potential power.

    Great job though, with your discipline and work ethic you'll be a 5.0 in no time. You've come a long way from beating up on 3.0 level players, hahahaha!

    Matt

    P.S. Radar guns aren't THAT expensive, you know. Can't hurt to know what it is once and for all!
     
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    You can get the hot wheels radar gun for a cheap price :D

    The last serve looked like 20 mph faster than your others o_O
     
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  14. Gee Willikers Batman!

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    Good observation. My serve is most definitely modeled after Goran.
     
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  15. B-rian

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    That last serve looked like it took a 6+ foot high bounce.
     
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  16. Hot Sauce

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    That was a perfect time to:

    STOP AND STARE!
     
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  17. Gee Willikers Batman!

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    Referring to the song? :confused:
     
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  18. Djokovicfan4life

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    Nice. I modeled mine after Karlovic. :)
     
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  19. Gee Willikers Batman!

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    Do you get the racket torque that Dr. Ivo get's? I can't seem to get huge racket head speed after switching to the K90. It's really demanding but I think I will be at that level soon enough.
     
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  20. Djokovicfan4life

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    Well, obviously not up to this level yet, but I'm 100+, fo sho.

    How do I get videos onto my computer, anyway? Me no likey 21st century.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmmSMJhIUqU

    Matt
     
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  21. Gee Willikers Batman!

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    Well it depends on what camera you have. If it's a digital camera, you just plug the USB cord into the camera, and the computer.

    If it's a camcorder, I think you need a firewire or something.
     
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    Yes, and what you did after you noticed you hit your racquet.
     
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  23. Djokovicfan4life

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    Camera is JVC GR-D750U. Again, USB terminology confuses me. EPIC FAIL.
     
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  24. Gee Willikers Batman!

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    Well I can just tell by the name it's a camcorder. Has a flip out screen and a side strap for your hand yes? Those cameras record with a DV tape inside the camera, so you need to have a firewire port on your computer.

    Take a look at this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FireWire
     
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  25. Ballinbob

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    yeah GWB has it right. You need a firewire cable. Another way you could do it though is hook the camera up to your TV and record the footage you want on a DVD. Then burn the DVD onto your comp and go from there. More steps, but it beats buying a firewire cable if you dont have one already
     
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  26. Gee Willikers Batman!

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    Or.. save and get a digital camera and have it the easy way forever. Haha
     
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    Plan on buying a good one when I get the time to save up. Radar gun comes first.
     
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    Haha yeah, just throwing the idea out there lol
     
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  29. Gee Willikers Batman!

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    I wouldn't waste your $$$ on a radar gun. Do you honestly care that much about your serve speed?

    If you noticed, I haven't responded to any comment regarding my serve SPEED. It really is not that important to me. I think a decent digital camera would be your best use of spending your money. You don't seem like the type of guy who needs an ego boost from people. I really wouldn't advise buying one unless you come into a bit of money, but then again, do what you want, that's just my take on it.
     
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  30. Djokovicfan4life

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    It's important from a professional coaching standpoint though. Understand that speed isn't everything, believe me.

    Just want a reliable method of measuring my student's progress. Pretty sure my 14 year old bro is serving over 100 as well. Good technique can go a long way. :)

    Matt
     
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    88.2 mph +- 2 mph
     
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  32. Gee Willikers Batman!

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    Just curious, but why did you say this when I was the one who just posted a long response saying that speed isn't that important..?

    Maybe you misread my response or you mistyped yours.
     
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    So apparently you're semi-retired but you played a tournament last week, and seem to be practicing your serves?
     
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  34. Gee Willikers Batman!

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    Which is why it says semi-retired, and not retired.
     
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  35. Djokovicfan4life

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    Left out "I" in that sentence. It wasn't a command of something, hahahaha!
     
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  36. Gee Willikers Batman!

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    Looks like somebody isn't playing the tournament on Friday... :

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    I got owned.
     
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  37. Djokovicfan4life

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    You just throw caution to the winds, huh GWB?
     
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    Agreed, he just looks for attention and excuses about his game. He was retired a week ago and I brought it up so he changed it to semi-retired. Now he practices all the time and bought a brand new k90 when he's "not allowed to play tennis and is poor." Just like this thread, he says it's to "mock" the other 100 mph thread when it's well aware he himself is actually concerned about his speed tsk tsk. :( Don't forget, he was aiming for #2 singles then got bagled challenging up and now plays mix doubles. :oops:
     
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    What the hell is semi-retired? You're either playing, or you're not. Are you playing less than you used to? That still doesn't qualify for the creation of a non sensical term.
     
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    could be and i never knew u are left handed!
     
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  41. Gee Willikers Batman!

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    Well I have been left handed ever since I could remember? Haha


    Hot Sauce: I am playing, but not as much as I used to; I don't practice often, but Coach needs a player.
     
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  42. Djokovicfan4life

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    And yet, you're criticizing him yourself without even thinking that he may have MATURED, unlike yourself. Why don't you post your video?

    I could use a good laugh or two.
     
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    Read this thread, he obviously hasn't changed. Other people are even questioning his "semi-retired" quote. Funny you say I haven't even thought that maybe he "Matured" again, read this thread he is the same as always. The whole "is my serve 100mpg but it's a mock thread" then follows it up with "help my serve" please. :oops: Like I said earlier, it all adds up, he "quit tennis" in his 0-8 loss thread and blamed it on his parents but he never stopped playing, then he makes a joke saying "my coach doesn't think I am good enough so she put me in mixed doubles". Could it be he quit because at the time he didn't want to play mixed doubles after his drastic loss? Just think about it :)
     
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  44. Failed

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    Well you can't deny the ridiculousness of his topic few months back. That thing was epic! Good serves anyway, keep practising.

    EDIT: Give GWB a rest.
     
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  45. Djokovicfan4life

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    OK, so he made a joke about Petek that was MAYBE a little much, and that's enough for you to launch into a spiel about his personality?

    News flash: Most of us are guys here; a little razzing won't hurt anybody. A personal attack, however............................
     
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  46. Gee Willikers Batman!

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    He can go ahead and personally attack me. It's not making me look any worse. If anything it is just making him look like a punk. But thanks for trying to defend me. :)
     
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  47. TennisProdigy

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    Third serve looked like it was between 105-110 mph.
     
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  48. Gee Willikers Batman!

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    Ouch. I am playing Singles Line 1 on Friday, which Nick our #1 usually plays but he has an outside tournament (?) apparently, so coach put me in A (or Line 1, w/e you call it.) . I'm ready to get my ass handed to me!
     
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  49. bugmenot

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    Sigh, and the modest bragging continues. I'd rather have you just brag truthfully getting to play #1 than try to make it seem like no big deal while at the same time bragging.
     
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    that's a really high bounce on the last serve. nice serves gwb - i think i serve that hard as well -_- you have a better looking motion though.
     
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