Originally Posted by dominikk1985
BTW: is it possible to hit a slice that still has backspin after the bounce? Mr yandell said the ball gains spin as it bounces because the bottom stops on the ground, so it should not be possible to hit a slice that keeps backspinning after ground contact, right?
it's certainly possible if the surface doesn't grab much... I can tell some of the hardest knifed slices do this because if you simply try to block back, ball goes into the net.
the bottom does NOT stop. it is slowed down.
if it stopped, it would not leave the skid ball marks on clay.... balls bounce higher on clay because the skid pushes the loose dirt into a little hump, and the ball then climbs up the hump when it leaves the ground.