One handed backhand thread. Put up or shut up. Let's see video of people's 1hb

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  1. tennis_balla

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    Why do people like watching Gasquet....goofy looking forehand, amazing shot making ability and that one hander. Plus he's French so you have no idea which Richard will show up for his match.
     
  2. Relinquis

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    Gasquet proves that one can do anything with a single handed backhand... and it will look cool...
     
  3. JoelDali

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    Gasgay proves you can smoke Basalt and still get hotties.
     
  4. dennis10is

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    I'm just a 1.0 but I would prefer it if you pound my 1bh instead of my fh. Naturally, you would golden set me twice but at least it would have been better for me to have attempted to return your awesome shots with my 1bh instead of my fh.
     
  5. Mick3391

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    My one handed backhand is better than mosts forehands, so what, buy a camera to please low achievers who don't believe even videos?
     
  6. sureshs

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    I see what you did there
     
  7. sureshs

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    Can you send them by UPS?
     
  8. Pickle9

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    That's the idea.
     
  9. JoelDali

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    Another thread mocking our collective tennis worthlessness dies.

    Watching 4.0s hit tennis balls on YouTube is about exciting as mopping up chunkified bar puke.

    Bring back the "Posters you want to see hit" thread.

    At least that one had boobies and genuine TT brawls.
     
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    Op. 10 fails
     
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    I'm still holding out hope that FrisbeeFool will show up so we can see that authoritative backhand.

    Dunno about anybody else, but I like threads like this- nice to see board members of various levels hitting, since I come here for my tennis fix, and rec tennis is still tennis... plus it could just be a coincidence but my backhand seems to have gotten about .5% less crappy since I tried to adopt some of the suggestions here.
     
  12. iradical18

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    Well put, Alves. I've learned a lot of great tips from this board.
     
  13. Pickle9

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    It's the beginning of the end.
     
  14. Relinquis

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    I've actually been pleasantly surprised with the level of tennis posted in this thread.

    some of the posters here are much better than i expected.
     
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    at the moment the stars need to line up but I'm trying to record and put up my 1hbh asap.
     
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    Thanks. I've been elevating my game exponentially lately. Really happy with my progress.
     
  17. Pickle9

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    FDC captain is pleased with your progression on your backhand wing??
     
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    Yes. I'm GOATing my friggin brains out.
     
  19. Pickle9

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    i feel obligated to poast a video of myself hitting onehanded backhands. Maybe Jolly will oblige. Battle of Jolly's and Pickle's One handers...

    [​IMG]
     
  20. luvforty

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    the 1hb is a lot easier if you are blessed with guga's flexibility - back of shoulder to the target, while his face is almost square to the target.

    i have to look thru the corner of my eyes if i turn that much.
     
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    Left over from martial arts, helps me focus power grasshopper.
     
  24. Relinquis

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    haha.. i thought it was a nadal impersonation
     
  25. I Heart Thomas Muster

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    Here's a quick video with a few backhands in it. This was about a week after I came back from a 6 month layoff (August 2012) due to Achilles tendinitis so my footwork is very tentative and I was trying to work my way back into things. The backhands at 23 and 38 seconds are duds but the one at 43 is what I like to think is my typical backhand. My forehand and backhand grips are identical and I use the same face of the racquet for both shots.

    http://youtu.be/3iZWpQNQyeI

    I still can't play without thinking my Achilles is gonna snap at any second but I hope to get that out of the back of my mind one day.
     
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  26. AbsoluTennis

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    @Muster

    your BH looks better than your FH...nice follow through
     
  27. thecode

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    what page of this thread has the OP's backhand video?
     
  28. Greg G

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    None. Genius, really ;)
     
  29. Relinquis

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    I guess the OP has revoked any right he has to comment on single handed backhands...
     
  30. Pickle9

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    btw epic socks
     
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    It is so easy, a two-hander could do it.

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    Out of the kindness of our hearts, Mr. Pickle and I decided to upload video of our one handed backhands, despite the fact that we are two-handers, and don't offer any advice to other posters on how to hit one handed backhands.

    Just to show how easy it is to upload a video of hitting a one-hander, and also that we are not hypocrites.

    https://vimeo.com/60982887

    J
     
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    Jolly,

    Got this...

    :)
     
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  35. J011yroger

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    I set the permission to public, I will double check it now.

    Probably still compiling.

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  36. J011yroger

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    Oops, apparently I forgot to save the settings.

    My mistake, should be fixed now.

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  37. dennis10is

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    Error message "file doesn't exist".

    Don't lie, I know it took a full crew this entire weekend to make that video.
     
  38. Relinquis

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    his video is working now.. thanks for sharing.
     
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    Jolly, Pickle you better beg Tony the Stringer to give you some 1bh topspin lessons.
     
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    You are just jealous of my herculean left arm.

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  41. Greg G

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    So did you feel sexier hitting with one arm? :)
     
  42. J011yroger

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    The only advantage I saw to having a one-hander would be that I wouldn't have to put down my Lacoste man-bag.

    J
     
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    The videos still don't work. It says " Page not found. Sorry, the video at this URL has either been deleted or never existed in the first place."

    Is there some sort of territory blocking or something on vimeo?
     
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    I dunno, seems to work for me.

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    [​IMG]
     
  49. I Heart Thomas Muster

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    You ruffians are bringing disrepute to this thread and mocking the class and dignity that comes with owning a one handed backhand.
     
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    It's hard to see in the video but my classically trained backhand includes keeping my pinky finger extended at all times.
     

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