Recent content by superbooga

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    Is the game faster now?

    The game is faster, but at the same time, players are much more athletic and the technique and technology has evolved to compensate for In other words, it doesn't seem faster because it's easier to play a high speed game today than in the past. I don't think you have any idea how...
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    Hi, Help on my serve *VIDEO*

    If you can't get more than 60% of your serves in, SLOW DOWN, no matter what. Your actual swing motion is actually not bad at all, but you need to work on balance, consistency, and hitting the ball cleanly. Slowing down will improve all of these tremendously. You going beyond your limits. You...
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    Rate this guy (video)

    4.0. These people are better than most of you think and would beat most people here. They are quite consistent and know how to play the game. Do you realize how much power is overrated? 3.5 players often hit harder than 4.0 players -- the 4.0 players keep the ball in and attack when the...
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    Bottle Rocket's Strokes... Comments Appreciated

    I can't express how important this point is. From now on I'll just quote this when people ask for a critique of their strokes. People really need to STOP TRYING to blast forehands in their videos. It doesn't impress me; in fact you make yourself look worse when you do. I can tell, based on...
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    ***new Forehand Video*** 3/6/08

    If you aren't willing to take criticism, you won't improve. Now perhaps I wasn't constructive enough in my other post. I'm nitpicking but again you won't improve if I don't mention it. 3/4? You should be able to that hard shots with 1/3 of actual hitting. You don't prepare early enough...
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    ***new Forehand Video*** 3/6/08

    I'm talking about during practice, not a match. He is not hitting as hard as he can but he's still trying too hard for the results because his swing is pretty fast.
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    ***new Forehand Video*** 3/6/08

    While the strokes are overall good, you're trying too hard to hit hard. I can tell based on how large your body movements are and how unrelaxed you are; you're not controlled enough. Do you think if you hit like that on every shot, you could sustain a 20 shot rally against someone who hits...
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    Switching from a 1hbh to a 2hbh

    There is a real limit as to how hard you can hit the ball without having it sail long; topspin increases the limit and the margin of error. 90 mph groundstrokes are achievable with good technique, but at that speed it's almost impossible to keep the ball in without topspin. Yes, pure flat...
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    Switching from a 1hbh to a 2hbh

    Topspin a high forehand? Of course. All forehands, except sliced ones, have topspin. Topspin lets you hit the ball harder without it going out. If you hit it really flat you might be able to hit it 70 mph. With topspin you can get it 90+ mph. Your comment that "high balls are meant to be...
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    Switching from a 1hbh to a 2hbh

    The truth is, a very large percentage (probably > 95%) of 1HBH users would be better off switching to a 2HBH; it's just a much more pratical shot in today's game. If you want to stick to a 1HBH, work on developing a consistent, versatile, deep slice. Hitting an effective topspin bh off a...
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    Henin vs Graf at their best.

    This proves what I've just said -- Graf cannot win in a pure slugfest; she has to rely on her speed and intelligent play to have a chance against the heavy hitters of today. Anyone who think Graf can blow away today's players with her forehand needs to check the old tapes. Graf can hit a...
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    Henin vs Graf at their best.

    For her time it was the best forehand and one of the best serves. But she gives up about 10mph on her serve to the best players today while not being any better at disguise or placement. Graf's forehand is very accurate, but it is not very powerful shot by today's standards (which is fine...
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    Skill Level Required to Warm up Fed?

    This is a former pro player we are talking about. You are crazy to think a 4.5 or 5.0 can hit better than someone who was pro as recent as 5-6 years ago. Remember a pro player has trained for several hours a day for at least 10-15 years of his/her life. The pro's coordination and technique is...
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    Henin vs Graf at their best.

    Whenever new equipment is introduced, it generally at least 5 - 10 years before you see optimum technique for the equipment. As equipment evolves, so does technique. If you took a player from 10 - 15 years ago and put them into today's game while keeping their game exactly, they would have a...
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    J-Mac says USO faster than Wimbledon

    Federer does the best on low-bouncing surfaces. Nadal does the best on slow surfaces. You see the difference? Speed vs height. Normally fast corresponds to low bounce, but not when you're talking about grass or clay surfaces. Hamburg is the slowest clay + lowest bounce. Wimbledon is...