So I've been playing in a bunch of 3.5 tournaments and almost all these guys (except for 2 so far) have an incredible arsenal of awful shots which perplex, disorient, and eventually beat me. I've been wondering how to train to defeat these guys, because when I'm out hitting I usually hit with guys who play deep, hard, baseline topspin shots. So I'm thinking of coming up with a prototype for a ball machine that will allow me to train for these dudes. I call it The Pusher. It has two different holes that the balls come out of. It only has two shots. One's a spinless, deep moonball, the other is a partially mishit slice drop-shot that clears the net due more to luck than skill. The machine will alternate between these two shots, and will make a clunky frame sound when the slice drop-shot is played to properly simulate that shot. I'm hoping that after a few thousand hours using The Pusher, I'll be able to beat these guys!