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Old 01-07-2013, 02:06 AM   #287
Povl Carstensen
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Originally Posted by 5263 View Post
and the effort comes approaching contact.
Starting the effort too early spoils the hit in any dynamic sport
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Originally Posted by sureshs View Post
Too early is not getting as close to the ball as almost catching it, as it is claimed, and then accelerating.
I think you are splitting hairs. But definetly not a jerk imo (who wants to play jerky?).
But a acceleration of the racket, mainly by bending the elbow, pulling it inwards/upwards depending on which way the elbow points is what I am talking about.
I guess the main discussion here is whether this happens only because of the natural kinetic chain, or also sometimes because of applying of force. I think the acceleration and applying of force through bending of the elbow (in a controlled, not jerky way) is usefull, and is seen in the Federer video.
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