Originally Posted by luvforty
you can't just look at something and copy..... otherwise everybody would be roger federer.
Not so. Many can do it, many cannot. Young kids often learn by copying or by copying with moderate guidance. Some adults can still do this but it seems that many have lost this ability -- quite often: paralysis by analysis. I've been able to pick up quite a bit by copying. Don't always get all the nuances though. I am not Roger Federer because I do not have innate abilities. Also did not get his level of training to develop the finer aspects to his game.