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  1. Curious

    One handed bh vids for Chas

    Did you try to synch your shots with the nearby sawing job or was it just a coincidence?!
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    Corkscrew Pinpoint is Great for the Knees!

    I’d thought about it but wasn’t brave enough to post before due to the taboo of right foot passing the left foot! Ivanisevic, Edberg, Lendl, Safin, Janowicz seem to do that to different degrees.
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    Corkscrew Pinpoint is Great for the Knees!

    What is it? Right foot in front of left foot?
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    Forehand help

    You mustn’t have paid attention to people’s forehands. There’s nothing wrong with yours.
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    Serve Breakthrough

    Never mind. I did some shadow swings. Without the torso rotation/ a little push from the hip and leg it’s just a ridiculously ineffective motion.
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    Serve Breakthrough

    You can do it without torso tilting/rotating though ( not ideal but let’s assume you do it that way ). Then what causes it?
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    Serve Breakthrough

    So what lifts the elbow up then? Deltoids?
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    Serve Breakthrough

    What exactly raises the elbow up? External shoulder rotation?
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    Serve Breakthrough

    How did you serve before?
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    Why can't I get lateral spin on my (tentative) kick serve ? (With video)

    And I tried what I thought you were talking about. I tried to delay the start of explosive phase. I had to go through the trophy position more quickly to get the timing right. I don’t think I lost power. The whole serve seems to have sped up but I feel some sort of smoothness although it looks...
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    Why can't I get lateral spin on my (tentative) kick serve ? (With video)

    Interesting you say that. I also was thinking of serving tomorrow the way you described it as I’m really curious as to how that will feel.:)
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    Why can't I get lateral spin on my (tentative) kick serve ? (With video)

    We’re still not on the same page. Let me ask this way, when exactly do you start your explosive upward swing? At trophy/ a little after trophy/ way after trophy ( say when the racket is already coming to the bottom of drop ) ?
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    Why can't I get lateral spin on my (tentative) kick serve ? (With video)

    That point in the photo is already way after trophy. I meant how did the elbow go up there after trophy? Just by gravity and leg drive? ( because you said shoulder and arm muscles should start working from that point on, not before )
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    Why can't I get lateral spin on my (tentative) kick serve ? (With video)

    You’re saying that shoulder and arm muscles start working at around this point? And all the racket’s movement from trophy to that point is done by gravity and leg drive only. Correct? Then I have a question: how did the elbow and the racket go up to that point?
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    Why can't I get lateral spin on my (tentative) kick serve ? (With video)

    Ok tell me more about it. Are you dropping the racket from trophy pose by leg drive, completely passively by gravity or both, given that you’re not using any muscles in the shoulder or arm actively? Second question: you don’t start engaging those shoulder muscles ( ISR ) even at the bottom of...
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    Why can't I get lateral spin on my (tentative) kick serve ? (With video)

    Two reasons: 1. Although my swing looks fast it’s probably not fast enough. ( maybe I should give my Pure Aero a go again instead of this RF97 beast! ) 2. I still often miss the sweet spot on the string bed. Can clearly see that in slow motion videos. ( one of the biggest and most ignored power...
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    Why can't I get lateral spin on my (tentative) kick serve ? (With video)

    Yes it’s rushed mostly because of being a low toss quick action serve. And yes there’s some age related stiffness for sure. High level serve? Not there yet but I’m definitely starting to get the hang of it. Hit about 5000 serves in the last ten days. I feel like I can serve with my eyes closed!;)
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    Why can't I get lateral spin on my (tentative) kick serve ? (With video)

    Once I’m at trophy position my explosive swing starts, including loads of arming as well!
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    Why can't I get lateral spin on my (tentative) kick serve ? (With video)

    Mate, I reckon by that stage the action is already over!:D
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    Why can't I get lateral spin on my (tentative) kick serve ? (With video)

    When you click it the gif appears.
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    Why can't I get lateral spin on my (tentative) kick serve ? (With video)

    Just a reminder: the muscles that throw the arm are actually around the shoulder not in the arm. You make your claim already knowing that?
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    Why can't I get lateral spin on my (tentative) kick serve ? (With video)

    It’s a gif but works only on pc. Did you click on it and see the gif?
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    Why can't I get lateral spin on my (tentative) kick serve ? (With video)

    So you’re saying that during this phase of the serve the arm/shoulder muscles are not involved? And the racket does all that movement by the push from the legs?
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    Watching the Ball During Serve

    I meant bringing the racket and the ball in the bag before leaving the house.
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    Watching the Ball During Serve

    Before I bring the racket and the ball together at the beginning.
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    Watching the Ball During Serve

    Serve with eyes closed? No worries, mate!
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    Serve : did I have an epiphany or am I wrong ?

    The same Taylor Dent in the same video: In my opinion, legs are a small part of the serve.
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    'Pushing' to win - bad?

    Don’t you have an ego? What’s wrong with you?!
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    Why can't I get lateral spin on my (tentative) kick serve ? (With video)

    Are you sure about this or just speculating?
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