Recent content by Kana Himezaki

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    Slicing low balls back on backhand side

    Topspin tends to be easier because you're adding to the spin on the ball -if they slice it, any backspin is rotating in the same direction as topspin. So you don't have to cancel anything out. At the same time, if the ball is too low, topspin can be hard if you can't get under the ball...
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    Overheads on line drive lobs

    This would? I don't entirely care for it. For the other person, don't worry. A long time ago, any new females on these boards were thought to be me, and I was labeled a boy playing around with multiple identities. People thought it would be a good idea to start making female accounts who...
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    having a bit of trouble with my serve

    If you don't ace somebody, then you're going to want to set up the point. It sounds like if you're not able to put it away immediately, it just goes back over, and the point moves into a rally where you don't have an advantage anymore. For example, I know some huge servers that don't have...
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    weird

    Online tests aren't reliable, those things happen quite frequently. Either way, I wouldn't worry about it. At the very least, if it somewhat worked, then you're smart. If the test wasn't very good, then no worries. Besides, somebody's IQ isn't a normal topic of conversation -people usually...
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    weird

    Is this an actual IQ test, or one of the online ones?
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    Word Association!!

    Watermelon gum.
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    Overheads on line drive lobs

    I haven't played recently. But topspin works, although it's a bit hard. Kick serves with controlled tosses are hard enough. If you're not comfortable with that, although it's worth trying, groundstrokes are fine. You can usually take the ball out of the air with no problems, although...
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    Can someone explain to me WHY I'm getting emails suddenly

    Fricking A. I leave, I don't do anything, and suddenly, out of nowhere, I get two emails from people here. Such as: "Please...just leave. I liked your posts, I actually found lots of good information my coach hasn't even told me that's really helped, but this is just sickening. You were...
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    Backhand slices. Yours sucks.

    Whatever. Bill, I can actually say a lot for my slice. It's actually pretty stupid to start screaming "Bing, bing, bing", when I'm trying to have a purely tennis-related discussion. It seems anybody against you brings out the similar supposed "ugly" side I display. It also seems like you...
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    Backhand slices. Yours sucks.

    Bill, whatever. I see no point in continuing this argument, and you can check for yourself on whatever later. I'm not about to give up my position, and I'm sure you aren't either. With TwistServe, however, there is a point. Take your racquet, held in a continental grip, to the side...
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    Backhand slices. Yours sucks.

    Once again, you miss. Yes, some grips are more comfortable. But some grips are better for learning the right swing path. If you got over it with yours, that's fine. Unfortunately, most people don't. So, how many times have I stated it's not a "wrong" grip? How many other times have I...
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    Backhand slices. Yours sucks.

    TwistServe, or "TS" as you prefer, hush yourself. The eastern backhand, no question, promotes more spin in general. It also promotes less drive. It would not work on your forehand. Because when used there...it's not an extreme grip. You'd have to move up to an eastern forehand grip. More...
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    Backhand slices. Yours sucks.

    You didn't read. This is not about topspin. I also said that it can easily be used for slice backhands. But as said in the original post, it's not the best grip for learning the swing path. More extreme grips naturally come with more brushing around, and people get caught up in the spin they...
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    Backhand slices. Yours sucks.

    "I did it for myself" all along. And whatever hostility you "sense" is usually (USUALLY, not always) unintended. I speak in demanding, "I'm right" tones whether I want to or not. Get used to it, you've often been mistaken for being hostile as well. The eastern backhand does NOT promote...
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    watching top players up close

    This is different because you're watching doubles. Anything with high net clearance will immediately be put away, and those soft, topspin balls can be easily poached or attacked. Low net clearance is much more important, whereas in singles it is actually a liability because of consistency...
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