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Old 02-21-2013, 09:59 AM   #36
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Originally Posted by Fuji View Post
Normally kickers are around 6 foot and higher right?
Yes, I'd go with that...

Originally Posted by Fuji View Post
So if your strike angle so high enough off the ground, even with a little bit of spin it should jump to at least around 6 foot. It's just getting enough RHS to get that spin.

Yes and no; even though your strike height is maybe 8-9 ft high, the ball loses speed in flight and more energy/speed on the bounce. So absent any spin, it will only bounce say 4 or 4.5 ft high (guestimate), depending on how hard you can hit it (e.g. a flat serve at 90mph). So you need to generate maybe 2 ft more with spin, and that's assuming a 90mph 2nd, which most rec players are not going to be hitting.

Bottom line is I don't come across many players at 4.5 level and below who can get a 6 ft or higher bounce period on 2nd serve, let alone have it be a consistent serve that they can hit at will under pressure.

Like I said, maybe it's just that I'm playing with the wrong crowd.
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