Jeff Salzenstein Total Tennis

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  1. Cheetah

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    DJ, Gilbert, Berger, Salzi etc have used your site? Wow. That's fantastic.
    Nice going.
    That reminds me, I think it's time I rejoin tennisplayer again.
     
  2. JohnYandell

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    I was thinking about taking a swim in the rain and I thought of a few more:

    Tim Mayotte, Gene Mayer, Sandy Mayer.
     
  3. sureshs

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    That is good to know. And I already knew about the federations being your customers as you had mentioned it before.

    What I meant was the teaching videos rather than slow motion high frame rate pro videos. I mean, does any pro look at a serve instruction video to see if there is something he could gain from it?
     
  4. sureshs

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    I was one of the early customers for a year. Then I could not find time to go through the material. I still get all of JY's emails.
     
  5. sureshs

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    It does not rise to the level of defamation, especially with the subject also posting in this thread. The comments were definitely nasty, particularly because the subject did not make any claims to provoke that kind of reaction. But I don't think it is defamation - just strong negative opinions.
     
  6. NLBwell

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    At least they have way more sense than most golf hackers.
     
  7. JohnYandell

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    Suresh,

    I think that's the beauty of the design. That there are two halves to the site--the high speed archives that allow people to figure things out for themselves--or at least study things for themselves...

    And the articles. I know some of the coaching guys mentioned read articles--usually the ones I write using the high speed video. Players? Not sure about that one.

    Glad to know you were a subscriber!
     
  8. Torres

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    You've missed the point. Banding around a $35k figure is just hardsell marketing. It has nothing to do with the quality of the instruction. How about I spend $100k licensing video footage? Does that make my course better than yours?

    And BTW, this thread is about Salzenstein, not an opportunity for you to try and plug FYB. Start your own thread if you really must.
     
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    I really like constructive criticism and appreciate it when people take the time to let me know what they honestly think. But the Internet is a funny place. People will say things on a forum they would never say to someone in real life. And sometimes people just like to stir the pot. This is how I typically handle those situations:

    http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Don't_feed_the_Troll

    So for the purposes of this discussion...

    Seacrest out.
     
  10. Jim A

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    I met Jeff when I started playing again in '08, he was teaching out of Gates/JCC in Denver. Always found up him to be engaging and able to work well with people. He excelled with good Jr players and open level adults. He was always quick with a quick tip or piece of info if asked though.

    I make it a point to check out his items on YouTube and when he worked on that 4.0 to 4.5 project blog.

    If I didn't have a pro I enjoyed working with and who has a good technical plan in place for improving my game I'd sign up for his website. If you like the technical part of it, he's a great person to learn from instead of just hearing "good, good, good" from someone feeding you balls over and over.

    If I were a former ATP pro and NCAA champion I'd promote the hell out of it as well.
     
  11. TheCheese

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    Just to add to the discussion about FYB. I do feel like some of the material is repackaged. TennisRX and Tennis Ninja do contain things that overlap.

    However, I think what FYB does with the whiteboard is something unique that nobody else is doing (or at least not as well). It's great for people that appreciate that sort of thing.
     
  12. ski racer

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    As a relatively advanced player who's had less than five lessons in my life, I can vouch for how tremendously helpful the free section of fyb has been: technique fundamental and strategy. (haven't been able purchase any of the programs, so i cant speak to that.)

    Thanks so much Will!!!
     
  13. TheLambsheadrep

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    Jeff's videos are great, they're short and sweet while really eye opening. For a long time I was trying to figure out how to get more topspin behind my shots and thought altering my racquet specs would do the trick. That has helped, but is not a fix all. I recently watched the video Jeff put up about Novak's take back and how the strings that will make contact face more behind him. I never thought about the racquet face angle at that point in my stroke. In other video analysis, it seemed like I naturally have more of a Murray or Agassi take back, where the racquet's about half way between parallel and perp to the net when going back. But when I started focusing on turning the racquet face back more like Djo, I was really able to whip the racquet back around and saw an obvious increase in topspin.

    Now, I never would have thought of this myself and I haven't seen any other free videos about this (maybe with it thrown in among other techniques, but not by itself). I wrote Jeff an email about it and other things from his videos, and he got back to me with answers to everything! Now, I don't have the $$$ to buy a lesson plan from anyone online, but if I did, I can't think of a better option than Jeff's stuff right now. FYB is pretty good, too, and the fact that Will got so much out of the Bryan Bros is awesome for a doubles lover like me. I feel like he can be a little long winded at times, but I am a visual learner.
     
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  14. JoshDragon

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    Jeff's material is top notch. I would HIGHLY recommend it to someone who is serious about improving their game.

    I especially love the Serve Secrets package. As soon as I bought it, I studied half of the course and noticed immediate improvements. More spin, better control, I started to develop explosive power on my serve (although being 23 and physically fit does help.)

    I really feel lucky to have learned all of this stuff from him.
     

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