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Old 11-15-2012, 08:34 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Cheetah View Post
Good. Any player over 4.5 most likely has a full follow through.
Well, I didn't say i didn't like it. I said 'I' wouldn't recommend it. Neither would anyone else on this board (for a rally ball). He's demonstrating it correctly. He has good form. That kind of forehand is 100% valid. You can get power with it.
However, and i don't know what kind of players you usually meet, but that kind of forehand is definitely at a disadvantage when matched up with a 'modern fh'. I'm not going to get into what that means as you can find that info here on your own. If you are referring to short balls then yes it is stepped into using neutral or closed. But short ball attack and rally balls are different.

What do you mean 'can't get much more coil'? Do you mean you can't? or do you mean the guy in that video can't? If the latter than I disagree because that guy has zero coil in that video. He's rotating, not coiling.
I can't get more coil (at least from the upper body).

Yeah, I agree that the video forehand is overall disadvantageous in a varied rally. It's strong against a specific variety of shots, but those shots are generally weaker shots. It's not versatile enough to be used effectively or comfortably on every single groundstroke, though if it could, I'd argue it'd be THE technique to use. But due to the lack of versatility, there must be a better or equally powerful technique?

Originally Posted by tricky View Post
One foot drill helps with this. I've introduced this a few times, but here's an unique variation.

For a rightie FH, put your left foot on a stool (or low chair), while keeping your right foot on the ground. Practice swinging a few times, always making sure you swing through an imagined contact point. Then, swing normally with both feet on ground.

You'll notice that your weight transfer is better, and that your pelvis turns more forcefully. This teaches you to move your weight forward through the shot, which is what you are really trying to accomplish with the hips.
Hmmm... I'll try this.
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