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Old 11-11-2012, 07:26 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by isilra View Post
So we can say the loop itself theorically doesn't increase the racquet head speed but the benefits of loop like racquet positioning, timing etc. does ?
Yeah, that's the idea.

Take my musings with a grain of salt (and refer to the more experienced/knowledgeable posters here ), but this is what seems logical, as you correctly pointed out that the momentum of the racquet during the loop does come to a halt (passively, of course, Nadal doesn't consciously stop it while swinging).
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