BBP saves the monkey drum analogy

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
If anyone with video skills can create the following monkey drum alterations ... future tennis players will write your ttw screen name on their future tennis bags. :cool:

Take that little monkey drum and cut off those ropes/twines/cords (sorry, not versed in monkey drum parts names). Throw the cords away.

Get two semi rigid levers with a little flex ... to replace the cords. Thin dowel rods will do. Attach one fixed to outer edge extending out from edge. On the opposite edge, attach the second dowel rod in same manner, but instead of fixed, attached by a hinge. The rod should not be able to hinge backwards, only forwards.

Now turn that little deformed monkey drum back to where that fixed rod is pointing at you. Now give it a twirl, but stop when monkey drum nipples pointing directly away from you for a Fed fh, stop shorter for a McEnroe fh. Go ahead and draw the nipples on the monkey drum ... it's not sick because it is for science.

There you go ... now no false "slinging of rope", but accurate "dowel rod twirling".

Not possible to "dowel rod" the FH ... you can't twirl the rod without powering the swing from the monkey drum handle up. If you really need it to be "ground up" ... hold handle against ground and twirl.

In a future improvement, @Dragy will upgrade the hinge to allow dowel rod rolling (both esr and isr). He will also attach a shorter dowel rod at an angle at the end of the hinged dowel rod. It will be a fixed attachment at first, but a research group will be formed to look into extension, flexion, ulnar, etc hinging.

Monkey drum saved ... you are welcome.
 

ByeByePoly

G.O.A.T.
Not “wrongness.” You, like @Curious, are prone to really getting bogged down in minute details that aren’t useful. Just my opinion.
OK ... let me try and take a shot at this "useful" thing. Don't get used to it. ;) Get one of these, and the next time you are slipping on fall leaves at the baseline, clear those suckers before you get hurt.



This is how I roll at the park :cool:



If this tip saves your ankle, it was USEFUL.
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
OK ... let me try and take a shot at this "useful" thing. Don't get used to it. ;) Get one of these, and the next time you are slipping on fall leaves at the baseline, clear those suckers before you get hurt.



This is how I roll at the park :cool:



If this tip saves your ankle, it was USEFUL.
What percentage are you arming it when you are using the blower? ;)
 
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