Originally Posted by Topspin Shot
I would not recommend flipping the racket face no matter what type of forehand you're trying to hit. Federer, for instance, does not flip the racket face; he keeps the plane the same throughout the contact zone.
I think you are mis-reading my post. "The flip" is a term that evolved on this board (or maybe it came from somewhere else) to describe the quick arm motion Federer and other pros seem to be making with the arm to point the butt of the racquet towards the ball before pulling it forward. It applies to the whole racquet, which goes from pointing partially sideways to pointing backward (as it should, before the forward swing starts). It is definitely not a "flipping" of the racquet face!