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...
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 ) ?
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 )
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?
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...
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...
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!;)