The reasons why you lose are similar to why you are not improving very much.

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  1. kiteboard

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    It's all about the body clock engines inside. Upper body coils unit turns, and lower body coils/loads the upper into position.. Lull-jam-finish energy jams you, whether you jam yourself, or the opponents' shot jams you, the result is the same: loss and non improvement.
     
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  2. Hi I'm Ray

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    Hey Kite, I think you might need to explain this more and how it relates to not improving. I think I get it, but I remember when you wrote about internal clocks, lull/jam/finish, etc., and it was several pages long - a lot of ppl are probably going to be confused by the above w/out any explanations.
     
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    “Play within yourself.” How many times have you heard that phrase? You are playing within yourself whether you like it or not!

    The reasons why you lose are similar to the reasons why you don't improve much. We are not masters of the body clock internally.

    Inside each of us, there is an upper body engine and a lower body clock engine and they are using separate types of energy flows. The upper engine controls our unit turns. The unit turn determines how much we coil, our power developed, and how fast we can unleash each shot. The lower body clock controls our foot work and court coverage. There is also both a conscious, and a subconscious body clock/engine. These “clocks” control our timing mechanisms and the different “engines” in our bodies. They require coordinated rhythm and timing to create dominant play. The upper clock has to remain super relaxed for the most speed of coil possible, and the lower clock is the opposite: Samuari stiff and choppy quick.
    It’s the Kuerten drunken monkey upper body, super loose, versus the Bruce Lee lower body, stiff, wide stance, on bent knees, on the balls of your feet, tense and tightened shins, and choppy/fast movements and short loading steps.
     
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  4. Limpinhitter

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    This is what happens Kite smokes crack before he eats his psilosyben mushrooms?
     
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  5. LeeD

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    I lose because my body is broken and I play tennis once a week......:)
     
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  6. r2473

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    If I've said this once I've said it a thousand times.
     
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  7. Limpinhitter

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    Hahaha! "Gurgle, gurgle, gurgle . . . ."
     
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    i hear ya man.
     
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  9. kiteboard

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    It is so regardless of any of the foo foo comments.
     
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  10. guitarplayer

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    You lose because of poor stragety and not being able to take advantages of your opponents weaknesses.....not body turn or coiling.

    I've beat lots of guys with picture perfect strokes but no game plan.
     
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    It's good, and its good for you.

    (Kids, don't do drugs.)

    Cheers.
     
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  12. LuckyR

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    One half of everyone who picks up a racquet will lose, you don't need a "reason", it is part of the game.
     
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  13. sureshs

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    Should not always be the same half, though
     
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  14. Up&comer

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    Oh man, so true. I was playing a guy who was much better in every catagory than me and was getting smoked. Then I got my body clock a'ticken and bam, I didn't lose another point.
     
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  15. LuckyR

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    ... it's not...
     
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    How do I weaponize my lower body clock engine?
     
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    Jack up the torso, replace the legs with DavidFerrer's.
     
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  18. Larrysümmers

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    people think you are wacky, but i really do follow what you are saying. to play YOUR BEST you have to have a clear, yet pumped up mindset. and everything has to be working all in order, fluently, and all in sync.
     
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  19. r2473

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    You finally understand kiteboard
     
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  20. Larrysümmers

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    yeah. maybe someday ill make a mission trip to California so KB can give me a personal lesson on controlling my energy and body rhythm
     
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  21. gmatheis

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    SO, the key to winning at tennis is meditation? Maybe some accupuncture?
     
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    That's just one long, incoherent way of saying "separation of movements," which is something that ski instructors have known about for decades. There are no mystical engines or clocks; it's just the ability to separate the movements of your lower body from the movements of your upper body.

    So, your legs and feet move to get you into position while your upper body rotates as you swing. The two should be disconnected to some degree so as to not interfere with one another, like walking and chewing gum at the same time.
     
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  23. Limpinhitter

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    You lose when you don't execute your shots and your gameplan as well as your opponent does.
     
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    I thought I answered that already: crack cocaine and psilosyben mushrooms.
     
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    I'm really jealous of ppl here who lose because they didn't "execute their plan". I've never lost a match this year because my opponent was better than me. I lose my matches because I can't hit the ball over the net.
     
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    you can always say your plan was to hit the ball over the net one more time than your opponent. so therefore, you´ve lost your matches because you didn´t execute your plan:)
     
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    AFter careful analysis, a high speed study done of elite vs. merely open players showed the only significant difference was a faster coil and uncoil. Strokes were the same. Speed of foot, shape of shot path were the same. One tenth of a second faster was the difference. So why would that make such a big difference? The ball stays on the string bed for a shorter time than that. IF you focus on coiling faster no matter what, with a bigger coil, in a more relaxed way, and defending your contact point in a gladiator shielded arc in front of you, your timing will improve and your entire game will improve. The arc is the same for volleys, and that is the point at which your arm is barred ahead at contact. Lower balls demand that point be closer to you. Higher balls demand it be farther away. Simple and easily doable with focus. No one can develop full power without relaxation and speed. The contact also has to be in the same part of the string bed, so you can do everything right and still do that wrong and miss horribly.

    People tend to slow down their internal rhytym on slower shots, and go out too far after lower balls. They jam themselves on easy shots, especially at the net or on transitions.
     
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    Thanks Kiteboard, I read your stuff, I think it is very good.

    Somebody's joke about crack isn't funny though. The effects of that stuff really are evil. More like a Holocaust for individuals and families. Stay away kids!
     
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  29. kiteboard

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    Do you know why there are so many negative posters here? Nothing in their lives that is able to build/contribute/help others. So they try to harm others, as it is the easier path for them to take.
     
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  30. danno123

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    I totally grok this, baby.
     
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  31. kiteboard

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    It is good if you go out and apply it with intention to help yourself improve. For those who denigrate it for no reason other than to be an assh., they deserve their bitter lives.
     
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  32. guitarplayer

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    More Internet drivel.
     
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    Brilliant.
     
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    Thanks for this great info.

    Beside my limited skill sets, I mentally jam myself from being tight, nervous or going for too much (or too little). I believe your mental can and will disrupt your physiology a great deal but I'm work on it.

    I may be one of the few here that appreciate this info and no...I don't do drugs :)
     
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    If we harmonize, we can all be winners every time we pick up the racquet, even though only half of us can be winners.
     
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  37. r2473

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    Which half?

    Either the upper or the lower body clock engine, but not both?
     
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  38. guitarplayer

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    What if your lower body clock is on EST and your upper body clock is on PST?
     
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    You'll need to remove the battery on the lower body clock so the other one can catch up.

    I also apply this solution when I deal with daylight saving time.
     
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    Yep. The first rule in making a contribution is that you actually need to make sense to others.
     
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  42. Limpinhitter

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    Is that your stash?
     
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  43. Limpinhitter

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    Oh yeah, well, what if your upper body clock is a Rolex and your lower body clock is a Timex?
     
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