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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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    Backhand slices. Yours sucks.

    Bill, thank you. However, given that the "gristle"/trashy comments, I don't plan on changing it. I can honestly say I'm probably not as good a person as all of you are, and I write these "articles"/whatever the hell they are, mostly for myself. So I can take what I learn and do successfully...
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    Backhand slices. Yours sucks.

    Thank you everyone for pointing things out. KK, I wrote the article, simply because within a ten minute space of time I was bored, and I said I would a long time ago. As for the language/slang/whatever, I do not plan on taking it out. Most of it is there to simply amuse myself while...
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    Backhand slices. Yours sucks.

    Hello. I'm going to at least respond to my own thread. FedererUberAlles: Whether you read it or not is not my problem. If you want to get something out of bothering to post here, it's at least worth reading. I'm sure your slice is amazing. TwistServe, thank you, but you missed the...
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    Placement over power

    Yes, quite. Much more important. You're sure as hell not going to ace someone when you're serving right at them, no matter how fast it is. So, you place it a bit to the right or left. With lower speed serves, these will be easily intercepted. Faster serves allow you occasional aces and...
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    Backhand slices. Yours sucks.

    I decided to try to follow through on my promise of writing more "articles". I said I would, but I haven't even posted. Nor do I really wish to, unless something significant happens involving me. So, this is why your slice sucks, and how you can make it suck less. Word. Word to your...
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    Does anyone play Guildwars?

    For me, in pre-searing I did all the easy quests. Whatever needed to get the skills, and a couple others if I felt like it. Then I immediately skipped to post-searing. I believe I was about level six when coming out of pre-searing. Then after that, I just did the really easy quests I...
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    Does anyone play Guildwars?

    I do. I can't say I play it very much though. ;) I keep switching between characters, and when I'm actually on just do a lot of PvP. Or I did, I haven't been on for two weeks. When I did though, seriously, just skip to the missions. Don't do the quests. Same experience, more fun. And...
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    Disagreement with coach regarding sidespin.

    I said that pros do it, that's fine. And I DID provide information, I argued fully and informatively. Only later on did I begin yelling at TS because he was doing the same thing. He moved it into a completely personal war. And TwistServe, shut me up? You haven't argued anything in this...
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    Topspin lob underrated?

    As if he was my teacher? It was a reference for similar opinion. Child brain? I wouldn't say that when you can't type and continually make people repeat themselves. Note how many people have called you a troll, and do so everywhere. Note you're the only one calling me one.
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    Disagreement with coach regarding sidespin.

    IO forehands are not allowed. Fine, you were the one that fricking brought it up. Same thing for the reverse forehand, for hooks on the forehand side you were talking about for a bit. Spunky puppydog? Wow, I'm insulted. Twisting words? I haven't misquoted you yet. You're obsessed with...
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    Topspin lob underrated?

    The OP said it was underrated. I said it was highly rated, because it is commonly used and nobody has any problems with it. Underrated, as you said later, means it is better than people believe it is. I say highly rated because it is commonly used, and worth using. And on a quick note...
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    Topspin lob underrated?

    Keep making yourself feel good. "FYI", the other people in this thread have been supporting it's use. The OP wondered if it should be worth developing because his current attempts at using it have not worked due to depth issues.
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    Disagreement with coach regarding sidespin.

    Covering up? Because Yandell posted? Are you angry I didn't post immediately five seconds after you? Or are you clueless because you don't know about any actual stances and what goes on because of them? Read the last post for actual information. "oh ya it platform". I hardly see a...
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    Disagreement with coach regarding sidespin.

    Roddick's serve is platform? It is FAR from normal platform. I doubt John Yandell has said it, if so he's said it's been adapted muchly from platform. If otherwise, I firmly disagree with him here. His knowledge has been extensive, and I doubt he has said as you claim him to. Or maybe...
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    Punch Volley help...

    Sure, he can definitely see the motion and any problems you have. Won't hurt at all. :D Don't forget it's possible to just get a ball machine or friend and hit 1,000 balls, too though.
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