|09-28-2012, 12:15 AM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Difference between these two forehands
here's first guy:
and second one:
In my opinion the first guy has better footwork and better extension.
What are your thoughts guys?
|09-28-2012, 01:50 AM||#2|
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: San Diego
The 2nd guy has much better footwork, better preparation, a better swing (imo), better mechanics, better weight transfer, better left arm usage, a better takeback, a better and more consistent contact point.
2nd guy is probably more consistent.
1st guy has a good swing but takeback and contact point i don't like. takeback isn't horrible but could be better.
1st guy has better head movement/control/eye on the ball etc.
2nd guy's head moves too much. probably shanks every now and then.
1st guy seems more grooved with his technique. probably has been using his current style longer than the 2nd guy.
1st guy probably breaks down under pressure or when facing hard shots easier than 2nd guy.
1st guy doesn't have a good kinetic chain going on. It's kind of 'broken'. missing links.
2nd guy should try to be a little bit more relaxed. bottom half looks just a bit too stiff. not enough knee bend.
1st guy has better extension.
2nd guy has better topspin.
1st guy needs to work on footwork during the shot. they are all over the place. inconsistent. not helping the shot at all.
Both guys are good though. Nice hitting. But that's my breakdown imo.
Last edited by Cheetah : 09-28-2012 at 02:18 AM.
|09-29-2012, 03:16 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2012
1st guy should catch the follow through on the throat of the racket, the follow through is a little crazy
second guy should try and get in a better position and not swing his foot through
|09-30-2012, 03:43 PM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2009
-takes racket back earlier in preparation
-more knee bend and lower body usage
-plays closer to baseline and takes ball early
-more consistent contact and contact point
The only reason the 1st guys footwork might appear better is that he is backing up more to hit the ball cleanly but you really don't want to do that if you can help it.
|09-30-2012, 04:03 PM||#5|
Talk Tennis Guru
Join Date: Dec 2008
Second guy has a shinier bald spot.
Hard to tell from these vids WHO'S a better player.
First guy's strokes are more mechanical, more prone to be consistent.
Second vid is loopier and possiby more powerful, but more chances of breaking down under pressure.
Even call as to who's a better player.
I like second vid form, but that doesn't mean it works better for all players.