Battle by the Border: Matt Lin vs. San Diego

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Suresh, how can you say it was real topspin if I play with synthetic gut?! It's IMPOSSIBLE to create spin with synthetic gut :p
I used Solinco with the triangular cross section which bites the ball. I have been using that since I got couple of free samples from a rep. I still could not handle your spin forget about putting more spin on it.

But couple of weeks ago I purchased the cheapest Genesis poly from TW and that will be my next string due to the tanking economy. I have realized that string cross section is not really my limiting factor.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Problem is guys like @Slowtwitcher appear once in a few years in my life and then I never see any decent topspin again, only flat shots from old doubles players. Before Covid, I would sometimes hang out at the club and juniors' parents would ask me to hit with them so I used to get a glimpse of huge topspin. Now that is not allowed.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
It is great to see WTT on Tennis Channel this week featuring two young boys from San Diego, Taylor Fritz and Brandon Nakashima. Many parents and college kids here have memories playing with them as juniors.
 

megamind

Legend
I used Solinco with the triangular cross section which bites the ball. I have been using that since I got couple of free samples from a rep. I still could not handle your spin forget about putting more spin on it.

But couple of weeks ago I purchased the cheapest Genesis poly from TW and that will be my next string due to the tanking economy. I have realized that string cross section is not really my limiting factor.
What is your limiting factor?
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
1) Just ordered a tripod on Amazon, will have video next time

2) Suresh was just banging from the baseline

3) I lost many points, but mainly because of my strings (of course)
Should I ask Christopher Nolan to come with his crew for filming this? Or do you prefer Peter Jackson.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Should I ask Christopher Nolan to come with his crew for filming this? Or do you prefer Peter Jackson.
Pleeze, sir, ownleigh cunsidder four dis hear tasque a ma.s.ster uv horror anne sumwon family whirr whiff the South Indian cull tour dat maid Sabooshs inntwo hour Darque Knight...the rite won four this iz M. Night Shyamalan.
 

travlerajm

G.O.A.T.
Pleeze, sir, ownleigh cunsidder four dis hear tasque a ma.s.ster uv horror anne sumwon family whirr whiff the South Indian cull tour dat maid Sabooshs inntwo hour Darque Knight...the rite won four this iz M. Night Shyamalan.
I recall reading an article a few years ago pointing out a curious trend. If you plot the Rotten Tomato review score of M. Night Shyamalan’s movies versus time, you get a perfectly linear negative slope.

Edit: Looks like he made a mini comeback in last few years after bottoming out.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
I recall reading an article a few years ago pointing out a curious trend. If you plot the Rotten Tomato review score of M. Night Shyamalan’s movies versus time, you get a perfectly linear negative slope.

Edit: Looks like he made a mini comeback in last few years after bottoming out.
Something tells me you have a sixth sense about these matters
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
On Saturday, we played doubles. I fared much better against him this time because the remaining 3 of us managed to drag him down to our level and restrict his topspin groundies. I am afraid that if this continues, he will start hitting short flat stokes and lobs and lose that European topspin component of Nadal.
 

Slowtwitcher

Hall of Fame
On Saturday, we played doubles. I fared much better against him this time because the remaining 3 of us managed to drag him down to our level and restrict his topspin groundies. I am afraid that if this continues, he will start hitting short flat stokes and lobs and lose that European topspin component of Nadal.
You're too kind, Suresh. The last time I played doubles was in the early 90's and (because of poly) I just couldn't volley or hit an overhead to save my life!
 

travlerajm

G.O.A.T.
I was advised to point my butt towards the ball every time. Is that a good thing to do?
I think this is one of those tips that can be counterproductive. At least for me, my mind tries to consciously keep track of where the head of the racquet is. If I were to try to also keep track of which direction the butt of my racquet is pointed, it would confuse my brain because the head is pointed the opposite direction from the butt.
 

Slowtwitcher

Hall of Fame
I think this is one of those tips that can be counterproductive. At least for me, my mind tries to consciously keep track of where the head of the racquet is. If I were to try to also keep track of which direction the butt of my racquet is pointed, it would confuse my brain because the head is pointed the opposite direction from the butt.
I think of it when starting to move my hand forward. It helps me quite a lot.
 

onehandbh

Legend
I was advised to point my butt towards the ball every time. Is that a good thing to do?
This tip helped my serve. Trying to point my butt towards the ball after the toss helped me to get more shoulder/torso turn.
If I accidentally toss too high, I even have time to do a quick twerk to distract my opponent.

Wait... did you mean the racquet handle butt?
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
If I could do that, I would be a much better player.
No I mean instead of tip awareness, why not focus on awareness a little closer to the body where the sweetspot is? I have heard a lot about "racket tip awareness" but you don't hit with tip (at least consciously), so why?

Yesterday I was playing with slowtwitcher and found that his tip (pun intended) of pointing butt towards ball wasn't working and then I remembered your post but found better results focusing on sweetspot awareness.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
This tip helped my serve. Trying to point my butt towards the ball after the toss helped me to get more shoulder/torso turn.
If I accidentally toss too high, I even have time to do a quick twerk to distract my opponent.

Wait... did you mean the racquet handle butt?
Over the weekend I had good results on focusing on what some poster here said about tossing arm and serving arm being in the same plane (shoulder over shoulder) but forgot all about it when I played with slowtwitcher yesterday.

Each time I get some insights which give me good results but I forget them by the next time I play.
 

travlerajm

G.O.A.T.
No I mean instead of tip awareness, why not focus on awareness a little closer to the body where the sweetspot is? I have heard a lot about "racket tip awareness" but you don't hit with tip (at least consciously), so why?

Yesterday I was playing with slowtwitcher and found that his tip (pun intended) of pointing butt towards ball wasn't working and then I remembered your post but found better results focusing on sweetspot awareness.
Who said anything about ‘tip awareness’?
 

Slowtwitcher

Hall of Fame
Over the weekend I had good results on focusing on what some poster here said about tossing arm and serving arm being in the same plane (shoulder over shoulder) but forgot all about it when I played with slowtwitcher yesterday.

Each time I get some insights which give me good results but I forget them by the next time I play.
Cue cards.
 
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