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Old 03-13-2013, 07:10 AM   #9
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I don't think that you are trying to curve the ball in the air as much as make the ball take a weird bounce when it hits the court.
To me, one of the hard things about a slice serve is that slight difference in the contact position will really change the motion/bounce of the ball. A ball hit at the 3 o'clock position (perfectly on the side) will travel really straight and bounce low and to the side, but a ball hit slightly up (e.g., brushed at the 4 o'clock position) will dip into the service box and will kick up and to the side after contact.
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