Talk Tennis Guru
I guess everyone has a friend named Fat Dave or should.
5 feet away from the shop sign?Fat Dave was only 5'9" and 275 lbs.
Good athlete, he raced Open Novice in motocross and didn't always come on last.
He was the fastest windsurfer in the '87 Ponds speed trials event, the Ponds inland in LA, gateway to the Palm Desert.
He could actually just kick a street cleaning sign, around 6'6" high and located on the curb, and land on his feet...awkward, but not falling down. That was impressive.
His surfboard stood as a sign at San Francisco Surf Shop for 20 years, a bite taken out by a shark at Pedro Point while I sat 5 feet away.
Big deal. When I was in grade school, half the boys in my class would kick dozens of street cleaning signs on the way to school every day.5' from the left rail of Fat Dave's surfboard, him sitting aboard. Pepito, Jeff Clark (who was a wave hogging nuisance), and Mike H were also in the circle, facing us.
It's really tough to kick a street cleaning sign. I can't do it. It's located about 9" from the street, on the sidewalk or curb. You have to run along the curb, jump and kick, and land without striding the curb, or one foot slips down to the street, maybe 6", and the other stays up on the sidewalk, as you body just brush's the pole that holds the sign up.
I'm not sure I understand this reference.
Are you implying that Ferrer smokes the big weed to remain chill?
I am much better than the typical adult club rec player. I may be temporarily grounded now, but I am laying the foundations of a big comeback. I have changed my serve to be a monster weapon, and with my disabilities taken care of, I will move through the court like Dhaweed Ferrer.
Why would this coach want to prevent development of the slice!?I was about to ask about the PermaWrist.
One question: does it allow open-face shots (like forehand slice) or is it only for flat and TS shots? Reason is there is a new thread here where a coach is asking how to prevent kids from hitting with an open face. Wonder if Perma Wrist is agnostic to this or not.
Yes, you can hit overheads and serves, but you will have to adjust the cord length to give you may be 30 degrees between the racket and the forearm.Can you hit an overhead or serve with the permawrist?
Is it allowed in tournaments? ATP tournaments?
Yeah almost done. Probably will start going back to work Monday, the 7 day mark. Checkup is on Tuesday. But I have to take it slow for 4 to 5 weeks in all, and then lifelong precaution against lifting or too much bending.Gotcha! Hope the recovery is coming along nicely. Best, BHBH
Wrist is too loose? That actually might be an incorrect characterization where your coach isn't using completely accurate words to describe what he's seeing. Wrist being "too loose" could mean one of two things: 1) Your grip is way too loose, or 2) Your forehand is too wristy.My coach keeps telling me my wrist is too loose and that I break it too early. I think it is a windshield wiper motion or deviation. Would the Permawrist TM help with this kind of thing?
Thanks, mightyrick, I'll have to analyze my swing a bit to see if that's the case. I do keep a very loose grip on the racquet, which has made learning to volley a big learning curve. The time right before swinging forward is a bit of a mystery to me and has been a struggle at times. I try to make sure the strings are facing the ground and the head is pretty low.Wrist is too loose? That actually might be an incorrect characterization where your coach isn't using completely accurate words to describe what he's seeing. Wrist being "too loose" could mean one of two things: 1) Your grip is way too loose, or 2) Your forehand is too wristy.
I haven't seen your stroke at all, but I'd be willing to bet that #2 is your problem because #1 is very rare. I've seen problem #2 more than a few times on the court. Especially with cricket and badminton players. I've even see some baseball outfielders do this because they think it gives them more distance. There's a guy who just graduated high-school who I hit with (he used to be on the local HS tennis team). Same hitch. He does it to try to get extreme stretch and racquet head speed. He even has a similar hitch in his serve motion where he overly cocks his arm/wrist right before the racquet drop.
The hitch goes like this. Right before the swing forward, you prepend this weird hitch in your swing in order to get the maximum amount of wrist stretch. This "hitch" is a quick motion, but it gives the appearance of overly-extreme wrist looseness. It happens at the pat-the-dog position. Ordinarily, your would swing forward from pat-the-dog. But with this wristy hitch, before you swing forward, you actually keep the racquet head down, but move it a little bit by cocking your arm (usually by exaggerating the separation of the elbow from the body).
My advice would be to eliminate that wristy hitch. It might feel cool when you nail it and the ball might have a ton of spin, but it is going to cause you lots of problems when you are hitting on the run or when you have a quick incoming ball and need to react quickly. Swing hitches like this can screw up your timing. When you get to pat-the-dog, just swing forward normally. No need to add anything else on. You'll have plenty of spin and pace.
(BTW -- I could be completely wrong in this post. I'm only pointing this out because I've seen like 5 or 6 players recently who have this same kind of hitch and everybody describes their swing the same way. Too loose of a wrist.)
Does the device give feedback if you're taking too big if a swing on the volley?I'm about to try the wrist assist device from the Battle sponsor PermaWrist and Tight Lines.
Just shadow swinging with this thing on... yea... I think it's pretty cool. I think I would recommend this
just based on shadow swings so far.