Nice video of a powerful serve

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  1. rufus_smith

    rufus_smith Professional

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    Sorry if this has been shown before. I was browsing around youtube and found this video of a recreational player hitting just one great serve. It must be over 120 mph, it hits well inside the serve box, and still bounces so much it seems to be still rising when it hits the back fence. He labels it a kick serve but it seems to be more of a flat serve delivery. Maybe I'm overrating it. What do you think?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3amNpnkTm2c
     
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  2. v-verb

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    Nope not overrating, great serve. Wish I could do that consistently!
     
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  3. TomT

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    Thanks for the vid rufus. I don't think you're overrating it. That's a REALLY good serve. Nice, uncomplicated motion with great racquet head acceleration during the milliseconds before and up to contact.
     
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  5. Bergboy123

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    Geez.. me likey
     
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  6. TomT

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    Wow, another super nice serve. I don't know if you win or not, but I wouldn't want to have face either of your serves.
     
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  9. TRVX1912

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    Hmm Great placement but federer aced the guy with just nasty spin!
     
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  10. LeeD

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    Clean motion.
    Wonder what court temps were, what ball temps, what kind of balls, what's the court altitude, what the humidity was, and how high DID that serve really bounce, since the screening is lower where the ball landed.
     
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  11. asusundevils1971

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    In that video you can see clearly the clay courts have just been maintained. The lines have been pulled and the surface turned and rolled to make it level again. Usually the first two weeks the hard-tru will be soft, this is why you will get balls bouncing really high on flat serves. You will also get slice groundstrokes that bite into the hard-tru like a SW from 100 yards biting a soft green in golf. It is fun when you are not on the receiving end of the flat serve. Looking at your opponent trying too hit an overhead on your flat serve lol...
     
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  12. Rogael Naderer

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    Yes, THAT would be very interesting wouldn't it?

    It's a nice serve, hit once, that is all.
     
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  13. rufus_smith

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    I've looked at the video in slow motion to see if there was anything special happening but found nothing. Maybe the explanation of the high bounce is that the ball entered the serve box at a sharper angle than most other flat serves and so bounced up at a higher angle.
    Btw there another video of him hitting stong serves and he says he was a college player so I don't think this was a total fluke.
     
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  14. luvforty

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    sounds like sour grapes going on here lol.

    some people are just gifted to do stuff like that, most are not.... no matter how much practice is put in.
     
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  15. LeeD

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    As said, nice serve.
    I wonder if he's Janovich height, which would account for the seemingly high bounce at the backboard.
    If he's Rochus height, he would have a superlative serve.
    The rest of the conditions count too.
     
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  16. goober

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    He is a tall guy. Look at some of his other videos where he is dunking a basketball. He can elevate straight up and dunk from a standing position.
     
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  17. Dimcorner

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    I have hit some of those nails that they use to put the line down and the ball does take a wicked bounce. Maybe his height + spin + nail = crazy bounce?
     
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