Originally Posted by anubis
I guess the take-home message here is never hit 100% as fast as you possibly can. Always dial it back. 60 to 75% of your max velocity is all that's needed.
I find that when I do approach 100%, my shots sail long.
Actually I hit as hard as I could but a tad before I lose my form due to speed. I always believe that ultimately sport is a competition of strength so why aren't you giving all your strength if you could?