pinpoint 1st, platform 2nd?

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  1. lawrence

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    are there any people who use pinpoint for power on the first serve, but platform for the 2nd?
    ive just been doing that lately.. i either hit a really hard flat serve, or it faults and i change to platform and take a safe shot.. feels really weird but im kinda torn between which one to stick with
     
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  2. Solat

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    if i want a really kicky 2nd serve and am not S&V i will often platform, it feels weird to do it but doesnt seem to hurt the serve
     
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  3. Golden Retriever

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    Not a good idea. It really messes up your rhythm which is very important for serving.
     
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  4. Doc Hollidae

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    ^^^
    Not to mention it lets your opponent know what type of serve is coming.
     
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  5. TENNIS_IS_FUN

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    Then again if your trickery enough you can tricksy the opponent.
     
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  6. enk

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    I doubt it very much that it will be worth the effort.
    Mastering 1 way to serve is already hard enough.
     
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  7. shojun25

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    I stick with platform for both my first and second serves. more natural and doesn't feel like you're going to lose balance.
     
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  8. fuzz nation

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    Consistency ranks a lot higher on the list of serving priorities than disguise or power. Use what works and experiment with the other in your spare time.
     
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  9. jasoncho92

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    I just use pin point but i do platform for fun sometimes :D
     
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  10. Matt_MS

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    I guess you could say I serve pinpoint, but I start with my legs together and don't move them.

    I started basing my serve off Andy Roddick's form, and to my surprise, it worked. Also, since I'm a lefty, I usually just kick the ball out wide on the ad court.
     
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