Do you let your racquet drop during the coin toss?

TagUrIt

Professional
#1
I’ve been meaning to ask this for a little while now. It absolutely makes me cringe when I see people spin their racquet for serve or side and then let their racquet fall on the ground. I don’t know about you all, but racquets cost way too much just let them fall to the ground. If I do a racquet spin for serve/side, I’ll spin the racquet in my hand and keep it there to show up/down. Lot easier than letting a $200+ stick fall to the ground.
 
#4
Does not seem very samurai-like to let your racquet fall to the ground. I always spin the racquet in my hand and then say "smooth" or "rough". Not really. But that is applicable to the old practice of spinning wood racquets on the ground. Wood racquets usually had some trim added to the bottom of the stringbed. One would call either "smooth" or "rough" before the racquet was spun on the ground.

No, but I have a racquet drop when I hit a serve.
I can sometimes place my serve on a dime. A stationary dime, that is; not one that is being tossed. Not quite mastered that one yet.
 
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#12
I’ve been meaning to ask this for a little while now. It absolutely makes me cringe when I see people spin their racquet for serve or side and then let their racquet fall on the ground. I don’t know about you all, but racquets cost way too much just let them fall to the ground. If I do a racquet spin for serve/side, I’ll spin the racquet in my hand and keep it there to show up/down. Lot easier than letting a $200+ stick fall to the ground.
I can always win the toss, the rackets serial number is on one side, flip by hand and turn over (raise to shoulder to show them or leave where it is) if you dont win the first time

I also employ pysc warefare, im a wilson user, so i do the "mcdonalds or wendys". They are stunned for a sec thinking about cheeseburgers and fries
 
#13
I can always win the toss, the rackets serial number is on one side, flip by hand and turn over (raise to shoulder to show them or leave where it is) if you dont win the first time

I also employ pysc warefare, im a wilson user, so i do the "mcdonalds or wendys". They are stunned for a sec thinking about cheeseburgers and fries
Try that with Babolat.
 
#18
I’ve been meaning to ask this for a little while now. It absolutely makes me cringe when I see people spin their racquet for serve or side and then let their racquet fall on the ground. I don’t know about you all, but racquets cost way too much just let them fall to the ground. If I do a racquet spin for serve/side, I’ll spin the racquet in my hand and keep it there to show up/down. Lot easier than letting a $200+ stick fall to the ground.
Never.

And yes bothers me a bit when other players do it....
 

Enga

Professional
#23
I do let it drop. Yeah its an expensive 200 dollar racket but Ive already banged it on the ground by accident going for low slices. Dropping it is much less by comparison.
 
#26
Why would anyone drop a piece of equipment on the ground at the prospect of damaging it?

People have some pretty weird ideas.

:cool:
I’m my opinion, you can’t do any structural (or notable aesthetical) damage to a racket just by dropping it on the ground from the level of its own height.
But I don’t like to use that method anyway.
 
#28
I do let it drop. Yeah its an expensive 200 dollar racket but Ive already banged it on the ground by accident going for low slices. Dropping it is much less by comparison.
You'd never make it as a samurai. :(

^^ Same. Most people at my club do it that way. M or W, P or D, up or down.
Alternative: I'd sometimes stop the spin with a Wilson racket on edge and ask, "E or 3".
With a Prince racket it could be "belly up" or "belly down".
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#36
Never. I also cringed when I see someone else does it.

I sometimes wondered if someone is so good at cheating that he or she will remember how a certain racquet paint job look like from the side to determine whether a toss is up or down.
 
#37
I used to care about letting my racquet hit the ground and I would spin in my hand. Then I stopped caring. So. That being said, I don't think I ever noticed any damage on my racquets as a result.
 
#38
I let mine drop. No worries. The force is minimal compared to low volleys I take.

I have the Pure Drive and it is hard to tell which side is up or down. Only the small 'TM' gives this away. I know this, but the other team sometimes questions the results before I let them know.
 
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