The backswing: Vertical racketposition, head "down", anyone do this?

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  1. morten

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    Like Sampras and McEnroe, ever noticed? racket head sort of hanging downwards vertical, not horizontal to the court... Strange question i know... Sort of the opposite to Kafelnikov, understand? Samras had the leading elbow too on the backhand, i have sort of similar strokes, pros and cons? opinions?
     
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  2. muggy

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    I think it's fine to do if you can do it consistently.

    You may add more side spin or get more mishits if you do it all the time, and I kind of feel Sampras and McEnroe did this because of their grips and how often they picked up low balls.

    I think every has to be able to do it though, there will be that time you gotta hit that running low ball passing shot for the clean winner.
    =]
     
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  3. morten

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    Yes it feels more natural to me, and better for my TE on backhands, but it is all clay for me now, hate the high bounce, but thats a different story...
     
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  4. zapvor

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    if its more natural, then go with it!
     
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  5. morten

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    Anyone else?
     
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  6. bad_call

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    yup. i hit the FHs that way if i can get setup.
     
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  7. baselinerT

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    dont u create momentum with the small loop by having the raquet head up
     
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