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Old 02-04-2013, 06:55 PM   #3
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For a penetrating slice, your stroke has to be basically flat. You get the backspin because the ball comes off the court with topspin, which once it hits your racket, is converted into backspin. The effect of the spin off the court is so powerful that the spinniest shot ever measured was a backhand slice (over 5,000 RPMs). Too many players try to chop their slices and as a result pop the ball into the air.
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