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    What's your level and what are you struggling with the most mechanically/technically?

    High 3.5 or low 4.0, I struggle with hitting aggressive balls off of medium pace balls that are below my hips. Not enough incoming weight of shot to stick it to my racket face and ride it up into my normal stroke. This occurs frequently with poor servers who deliver these types of flat low and...
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    Admit it, Tennis is boring AF without FEDAL, no?

    I've been watching a lot of NBA games lately and they describe certain players as having gravity. Their style and clutch play forces everyone to watch them. Not many of the new players have gravity. It's combination of unique hitting style and grit/personality. I don't see it on anyone...
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    Struggling to bring my A game against pushers

    I'm still baffled as to how to handle a left pusher that adds a bit of side spin to every shot. All my forehands end up with no spacing which makes it hard to rip up the back with my normal spin. I either have to drift sideways while hitting which robs me of control or plant my feet and end up...
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    Struggling to bring my A game against pushers

    I've recently encountered the unicorn of pushers. He hits a topspin ball but only at about 5 feet of height. It lands within 2-3 of the base line and then checks up with no power. He's lefty so it side spins in toward my body making me lose spacing. This completely negates my ability to whip up...
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    Non-dominant hand's role in the one hander swing.

    I do preload though. I begin my stroke by creating tension between my hands.. then I let go of my left hand and the racket jumps forward.
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    Non-dominant hand's role in the one hander swing.

    The instructional video above explains exactly what I do. I hold the throat and literally attempt to break a pair of hand cuffs. The racket arm and non racket arm violently seperate and I demolish the ball. My average backhand speed is above 60 and I switched from 2 handed to 1 handed at age 34.
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    Is it bad to be as bouncy as Shapovalov on groundstrokes?

    I've been struggling with that problem myself. I notice on video that I lift my right leg and pivot on my left to get extra pop and spacing. When I intentionally plant my feet, I tend to get jammed.
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    Swing Vision AI line calls and Analysis

    It's not quite that simple, it's a factor of how far the ball traveled in the air and speed. This isn't legit accurate but for balls that average >= 50, you can do something like 2.5 X feet/10. For 40-50 It's like 1.5 X feet/10. Below 40 drag barely effects the ball.
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    Non-dominant hand's role in the one hander swing.

    I just assumed everyone did this but I hold the throat with my left hand and apply what I call pre-load/tension. I actively pull my arms apart right before I'm ready to swing while holding the throat. When you release your grip, the racket accelerates forward with a lot of extra pop.
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    Swing Vision AI line calls and Analysis

    I'm using the xenvo lens you recommend last year. Neither my iPad nor my android phone will record wide enough.
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    Swing Vision AI line calls and Analysis

    The vertical angle is fixed. I adjusted it the first few times I used the mount until I got the right spot. The horizontal is just by looking at the lens and then I adjust the tripod legs a bit to make sure it looks centered. I use a super wide angle lens attachment so I guess I don't have to be...
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    Swing Vision AI line calls and Analysis

    I bought a telescoping tripod and then added a hook right below the mount. I reach it up and hook the top fence link and then use the tripod legs to stabilize it.
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    What is the most arm friendly frame out right now?

    Phantoms are definitely the best but they're so low powered that you have to hit pretty hard to get depth. The extra effort you have to put in can cause shoulder issues. My wrist/forearm stuff went away completely and moved on upwards.
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    Swing Vision AI line calls and Analysis

    As you can tell from my previous post, chasing accuracy is part of the draw backs of a single camera system. I've arrived at the conclusion that 10 feet is just not enough height for the system to properly call the far court bounces. The net top occludes a wide section of the court between the...
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    Easier to handle high balls with a single handed backhand than a double handed backhand

    I'll give it a shot and see if torso positioning can really get me down that low. The real problem is that I derive a lot of my pop from pre-tension and release which goes out the window on those type of crunched shots. I play with a 28 inch Phantom that's 335 swing weight but something like 14...
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    Easier to handle high balls with a single handed backhand than a double handed backhand

    Here's a semi-western 1 hander. Notice if you frame by frame through my stroke.. at -preload and below my waist the racket face is down. It doesn't open until my arm starts coming up.
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    Easier to handle high balls with a single handed backhand than a double handed backhand

    I might be a bevel further over than you. When I take back, my ulna/elbow is to the sky and I'm fully interior shoulder rotated. I release my pre-load and my arm takes a very very similar path to my forehand except backwards. My racket face opens midway through the swing and stays at like 80...
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    Easier to handle high balls with a single handed backhand than a double handed backhand

    I saw a tennis coach trying to teach a 5 foot tall teenage girl a traditional grip ohbh yesterday. It was a disaster. I really wanted to intervene and be like... maybe flip that grip so that every ball you feed her isn't out of her strike zone.... but I just played on and let disaster unfold. I...
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    Swing Vision AI line calls and Analysis

    I'm glad that someone finally agrees with me on the initial vs average debate. If I have to watch my ugly ass strokes/footwork then I should at least get the pay off when I hit a triple digit serve or a 75+ mph forehand. @swupnil, I've been wondering lately about my camera positioning. I've...
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    Easier to handle high balls with a single handed backhand than a double handed backhand

    There's 2 different ways to hit a a 1hbh. The semiwestern grip pretty much reverses the paradigm. It excels at hitting high balls at chest height and above. It can't hit a ball below your knees because the racket face is horizontal that low in your stroke. Gasquet uses the semi western.
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    Can a racquet that is good for a lanky player like medvedev or zverev be good for a player with shorter arms like verdasco or nishikori?

    Another advantage of the 28 is that if you're over hitting or getting pressured, you can choke up an inch on your forehand and it becomes a lower swing weight really headlight racket that carves the ball. You can keep the benefits of the extra serve pop and better 2 handed backhand while...
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    How many tennis players can run one mile in under 5 minutes 30 seconds?

    I think it was part of the particular area he was in that had 'enhanced' requirements. I've personally seen him run in 4.0-4.5 singles matches for 2+ hours in the 90 degree Louisiana heat and humidity. He's not even breathing hard.
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    How many tennis players can run one mile in under 5 minutes 30 seconds?

    no, 10:10 for both miles. He had to meet the PT quals to stay in the army. He was still running marathons and iron mans as well... The first time I played him, I thought he was in his 50's... He's like 5'8 maybe 140 lbs.. and was willing to grind out every point for hours..
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    How many tennis players can run one mile in under 5 minutes 30 seconds?

    I play this guy once every other week, he's 70 years old and as of 2 years ago he could complete the Army PT qualifications of 2 miles in under 11 minutes, I think he said he was close to 10:10. He shattered his foot falling off a ladder and then retired because he couldn't do the PT anymore.
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    Swing Vision AI line calls and Analysis

    @swupnil When do you think the speed calculation updates will hit the beta program?
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    Swing Vision AI line calls and Analysis

    When you finally roll this out, I'd appreciate a write up on your findings. There were a lot of discussions and private messages flying around on this topic and how to build a function to correctly take the average speed back to the initial. Hopefully you're tackling this issue for ground...
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    Can a racquet that is good for a lanky player like medvedev or zverev be good for a player with shorter arms like verdasco or nishikori?

    I think you're missing the big picture here. With the longer lever, the same torque takes longer to get the racket head up to speed but the maximum speed is indeed higher. In the monster truck example, if you went from 9 foot tall tires to 10 foot tall tires, the maximum cruising speed without...
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    Can a racquet that is good for a lanky player like medvedev or zverev be good for a player with shorter arms like verdasco or nishikori?

    I think your confusing torque and leverage. A longer racket when swung with the same amount of effort takes longer to speed up but has more force because the contact point is moving faster. That's why you have to prep earlier with a longer stick.
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    Can a racquet that is good for a lanky player like medvedev or zverev be good for a player with shorter arms like verdasco or nishikori?

    I actually had a wooden racket when I was kid. It was my dad's. I haven't hit a ball with one in 30 years though. All kidding aside, length of racket actually makes a really big difference... 28 inches changes the entire swing path needed to accomplish your goal.
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    Can a racquet that is good for a lanky player like medvedev or zverev be good for a player with shorter arms like verdasco or nishikori?

    Fine, I challenge you to a duel.. I'll provide you with a genuine 1960's era wooden racket and I'll use my current setup. I'm sure you will prevail...
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