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    I occasionally come across your weather-related comments, but the 60th parallel baffled me. I though you were alternately in Denmark or Spain. 60th is southern Norway or central Sweden. I went many years between Stockholm and Spain, now Eastern US and Spain, so the temp/humidity variation and...
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    I have to laugh. Sympathetically. In Beaumont it's not climate change. It's just the climate. It's been soggy, humid, flood-ridden... forever.
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    Why do carbs make me fat?

    Over the last 50 years food became cheaper relative to incomes worldwide. Packaging and marketing, together with greatly increased fast-food locations, made "extra" eating more convenient. But wait, there's more: When I was a middle- and high-school student the government put out a Food...
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    Taking Advil/Motrin before playing?

    There are at least two physicians regularly commenting on this board. Combined with anecdotal experiences of players the board is often useful. JMV.
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    Forehand Advice

    I assume you can find 30 minutes to try a few things. I can tell you how to settle your grips and generate good power. To be brief, though, I must be doctrinaire and blunt, and also refer you to YouTube videos of your choice of pro player to see a reasonable combination of footwork, timing...
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    How do You find/feel your forehand grip?

    Your grips have to provide multiple tactile clues, I think. Perhaps my grips are idiosyncratic? Racquet's grips are leather 3/8, one Wilson Pro overgrip. FH: Eastern. My first pointing-finger knuckle is at the far side of bevel 3. The butt cap right bevel (corner) (looking at bevel 1) is...
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    Shot Tolerance: The Elephant in Tennis Tips/Instruction

    Oh Wise One, perhaps you missed the point of my post: Technique is important. Good modern technique is flexible, in that each element can be varied to produce a variety of responses to a give type of ball. Footwork has to be freed from basic stroke technique, which is why modern technique...
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    French coaches

    Marion Bartoli one a major. She was coached by her father. I assume he is French. I think we have clarified that French women are more interesting than French men. Is this the reason so many French women leave France. Just a matter of curiosity.
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    Is it rude to dropshot old people?

    Personally, I'm against dropshotting the elderly. If you must, though, please use a very flexible racquet with loose stringing. I would also limit this to grass courts. They'll get a softer landing. From another point of view: I play a very soft game against the more decrepit members during...
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    Rublev as a Backhand Model

    There is nothing unique about Rublev's backhand, or his forehand for that matter. What is beautiful is how deeply grooved it is, how utterly confident he is to hit full-out, without restraint, and on both sides. What Rublev has is a good neural system. Also, he shows no sign whatever that he...
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    What happens around 60?

    "Lord, save me from my sinning... but not yet." St. Thomas Aquinas
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    OK, it took me a minute, but now I get it: The theory must be that if a husband can't hear but can, well, do that, then more marriages might last longer? (NPI)
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    It is curious to note that hearing aids are not covered by health insurance and the ACA, but that Viagra is. So it's less important that you can hear than that you can, well, you know...
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    Didn't think of the "pejorative" aspect, though I see it now. I primarily was simply seeking an explanation for so many supportive comments for the financial arrangements of the US healthcare system, which is unjust compared to any other developed nation. It is true, though, that both the...
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    That is not "the market at work." That is US residents having to pursue extreme measures because the market in the US is heavily rigged by industry-purchased statutes and congressional (tax-payer) coverage of many large industry costs.
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    Such arbitrage is generally in violation of US law. People have begun to flout the law, especially regarding car trips to Canada. Nonetheless, the spirit of American Pharma is to fight that sort of activity tooth-and-claw. I always bring back a variety of OTC things such as Ibuprophene (not...
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    Agree that the Siemens-built machines were excellent. My dentist bought one ($50,000) but discontinued its use because of maintenance issues. He also found too many clients (!) were unwilling to pay for porcelain once polymer white filling material became available.
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    My PCP's parents go back to South Korea for dental work. Why should that be necessary? Are too few Americans willing to become dentists? Has the industry systematically sought to prevent new dental schools from opening? (The answer is "yes.") Does the dental industry cheer when a dental school...
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    If you received a porcelain crown for less that $900, you were the extremely rare exception. For a temporary crown, $260 is normal. MA laws and tax rates explain their coverage rates: "Massachusetts has the highest rate of insured residents of any state in the country - 95 percent of adults 18...
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    That's not the argument. Drug discovery is already paid for by the tax-payer. It is exploitation of the discoveries which is handed off to Wall Streat/Venture Capital. European countries haven't nationalized pharmaceutical manufacture. What they have done is created national boards to...
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    Virtually no Big Pharma executives put their own money into the development phase of R&D. Even the smaller start-up companies go to Sand Hill or Wall Street to fund their efforts. The question, if one is being asked, isn't whether we should nationalize the Pharma industry. It is whether we...
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    "In truth, the pharmaceutical industry in the United States is largely socialized, especially upstream in the drug development process, when basic research cuts the first pathways to medical breakthroughs. Of the 210 medicines approved for market by the FDA between 2010 and 2016, every one...
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    I only got one month off before and after surgery. The Adderall was prescribed for "I can't focus for more than ten minutes anymore after all the chemo." Distinction without a difference? I always considered myself alert and able to focus for very long periods of time. By the end of the whole...
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    Two handed BH to One handed BH

    at 11:53 and elsewhere. You can't miss them. -full speed at 3:20 and onward. The motions are easily visible at speed once the practice pace has picked up and the T-shirt's soaked.
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    I did play "tennis light" during the pre-adjuvant chemo/radiation, during weeks when I could eat. Stopped when my hair fell out, laugh. (It all grew back, but not before I had to renew my passport. Great photo.) I exercised more pre-surgery, on the advice of my surgeon. I have to quote his...
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    Sometimes the best answer for medical care complaints is to move. I have to say I haven't had a complaint in years about access. My only dissatisfaction is with the co-pay if I go to the ER, $350, only $85 for specialists and can go direct without referral. I don't often one of the ERs...but...
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    Two handed BH to One handed BH

    If asked, I'd say one reason the one-hander is more difficult to acquire (RF's words...) is that there is a transition in the muscle groups used. The shift from trunk rotators, delts, and hitting arm extensors...to "addition of" the traps and shoulder rotators, is the reason why many...
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    Two handed BH to One handed BH

    A little head tilt helps if done just as the final traps squeeze is needed. No, you don't have to think about straightening it until the ball is gone. The point of the head tilt (or, for Edberg, the head tilt/turn-back) is just to mechanically assist/help trigger... your flex of your trapezius...
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    Two handed BH to One handed BH

    I must investigate the question, how this guy put his hands on a copy of my wife's "Notes to Self: Decision Procedures."
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    Two handed BH to One handed BH

    . You might want to check how these things look in your video, then check how they would feel if you do them differently: I think your take back looks good, including the rotation and racquet lowering, some internal rotation. You do extend your hitting shoulder down and in/back...
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