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  1. IowaGuy

    best shoe insert for max cushioning?

    I'm looking to potentially add some more cushioning to my tennis shoes to protect my aging joints. For those of you who use inserts, what is your favorite for maximum cushioning? Thanks!
  2. IowaGuy

    Vintage Nadal destroying peak Roddick

    "Peak Roddick" in 2011? LOL, he was the 21st seed at this tournament, not exactly his peak year...
  3. IowaGuy

    Training by myself, advice needed

    You can get a ball machine for a few hundred dollars. I bought one a few years ago - great for when you want to do drills but don't have a hitting partner!
  4. IowaGuy

    It's a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll!

    Jean-Julien Rojer is another good example of an older professional player (turns 41 this year). He has won two 250's doubles so far in 2022 (Dallas and Delray Beach). I saw him play doubles a few years ago at the Winston-Salem Open and really like his game.
  5. IowaGuy

    OHBH DTL

    Incoming cross court shots with good pace and depth = best strategy is to send most of those back cross-court. IMHO, 1HBH DTL is best used on shorter/weaker balls where you can more easily change direction of the ball. YMMV...
  6. IowaGuy

    Official Pro Staff 97 S Club

    Bump. Anyone still rocking out on the 97S?
  7. IowaGuy

    At what point should restringing poly take priority over technique in terms generating topspin

    My point was that you're way too focused on a certain tension of poly being the source of your topspin. You can still hit a lot of topspin with low-tension poly (there are previous threads on that), but the launch angle changes at different tensions which might be what is throwing you off. (I...
  8. IowaGuy

    At what point should restringing poly take priority over technique in terms generating topspin

    There is no reason for beginning tennis players (UTR 2) to use poly strings, IMHO. At that level you should be focusing on technique/footwork, not equipment details. You would likely be better off with nylon - also more healthy for your arm...
  9. IowaGuy

    One handed backhand feedback

    I took a couple years off from tennis once COVID hit. Back in action now! Glad to see you're still working on your game! Happiness is in the journey...
  10. IowaGuy

    One handed backhand feedback

    If you're looking for a model for "coiling", Kuerten has one of the best 1HBH coils IMO. He maybe doesn't coil as much in his 40's as he did in his 20's, but still impressive:
  11. IowaGuy

    Some videos of points, serve etc... because why not

    Why do you play with a dozen balls strewn all around the court? Here in the U.S., we generally open a new can of balls and play with 3 at a time...
  12. IowaGuy

    Which Pro Had the Most Low-to-High One-Hander? Any Tips On Hitting the Looper?

    Muster had a pretty vertical/spinny 1HBH for the technology of his day (pre-poly), might be worth looking into...
  13. IowaGuy

    One Hand Backhand - Waht Force to Start Forward Swing?

    Another shirtless 1HBH, Robredo at 5:50 below. Notice his right pectoral muscle throughout the shot!
  14. IowaGuy

    If WTA players don't hit overheads, should rec players follow suit?

    Dropshot, then lob any rec player who has a crappy overhead. Rinse and repeat as often as necessary...
  15. IowaGuy

    Switched to Full Western on forehand

    It's also amazing how well he can dig out low balls, considering his W grip and the fact that he's like 6'6" !!!
  16. IowaGuy

    Switched to Full Western on forehand

    Current ATP #15
  17. IowaGuy

    Borg vs. McEnroe on NBC Sports

    I think Borg and McEnroe were pretty good buddies. McEnroe supposedly pleaded with Borg not to retire!?!
  18. IowaGuy

    How to hit a OHBH like Arthur Ashe

    Edberg another good example of continental BH topspin. One of the best!
  19. IowaGuy

    How to hit a OHBH like Arthur Ashe

    Lendl sliced quite often with his BH.
  20. IowaGuy

    How to hit a OHBH like Arthur Ashe

    Yes, even Sampras would have been slayed by the 3.5's of your club...
  21. IowaGuy

    tension for full bed gut ?

    Spin has more to do with technique, strings are secondary. For example, Sampras' second serve was recorded at 5,300 RPM with nat gut... https://tennisone.tennisplayer.net/content/Lessons/yandell/samprasserve/sampras.htm
  22. IowaGuy

    Can TE improve even though u keep playing?

    Good advice. My TE went away after resting until pain-free, and then switching to full-bed natural gut. I will definitely never play poly strings again!
  23. IowaGuy

    2012 Ferrer was a beast

    5th highest ELO rating of last 20 years, a long relatively injury-free career, and no slams. What does that tell you about the ELO rating?
  24. IowaGuy

    Becker vs Muster, what happened?

    What antics by Muster!!!
  25. IowaGuy

    Leave the trick shots to Federer. This is your real challenge

    I have been thinking about buying this. @Curious @J011yroger - your thoughts on the course?
  26. IowaGuy

    Challenge to the coaches on here

    The BH slice or the BH drop shot?
  27. IowaGuy

    Challenge to the coaches on here

    That would be a very full follow-through for a drop shot. Usually follow-through for drop shot is not so full, it's more abbreviated...
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