Originally Posted by TheLambsheadrep
This is specifically to hit a straight arm forehand similar to what dominikk was saying, right?
I wouldn't say that now I'm trying to hit with a straight arm, but ever since I saw that I was in the video I would like to know why it was happening. Some of the strokes were straight arm at contact and others were bent arm, and I would look at the stroke motions from start to finish and not see much of a difference between the two. I have been looking at many different aspects of the video but now I am trying to just focus on finding what's making that difference, if anyone picks up on it or just knows why, please let me know
Its timing impact - if you are late for the shot you'll probably hit with bent arm, if you are early you'll meet the ball more in front on a straight arm.
Here is some of my stroking from 3 years ago:
When that ball is coming in quick and high I have to bend my arm in to hit it late.