What word would you use to describe a takeback that is NOT compact?

zill

Hall of Fame
Non compact doesn’t have to be huge. Almagro’s takeback for example is not compact but not WTA or anything like that.
 

zill

Hall of Fame
Degrees of non-compact:

trans-coronal
ample, generous
full, significant, robust
substantial, large, lengthy
huge, humongous, jumbo
gargantuan, extreme
excessive
I think I might just stick with "noncompact" as the word describing NOT compact. As there is not a better candidate out there it seems!
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
I think I might just stick with "noncompact" as the word describing NOT compact. As there is not a better candidate out there it seems!
Meh. Not very descriptive or satisfying. Why limit yourself? There is a yuuuge range in the non-compact category: supermini, subcompact, coupe, sedan, midsize, full-size, luxury, limo ...

Certainly you can find two or three words in my previous list that are much better than non-compact
 

zill

Hall of Fame
Meh. Not very descriptive or satisfying. Why limit yourself? There is a yuuuge range in the non-compact category: supermini, subcompact, coupe, sedan, midsize, full-size, luxury, limo ...

Certainly you can find two or three words in my previous list that are much better than non-compact
Actually full-size may be good.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
Actually full-size may be good.
Not my favorite. I was actually referring to the adjectives in post #13, not the automobile classifications in #21. In my numerous texts on the subject I'll often use the terms: full, robust, large (loop), generous.

But the WTA or non-conpact forehands (& 2h backhands) can range from mild or conservative WTA to an extreme or excessive loop or backswing (like Sloane Stephens).
 

cortado

Professional
Like Raonic's take back. Don't know how to describe it though.
Is a non-compact take back always a bad thing? It seems to me that the more compact a take back gets, the more often it has a hitch or a pause in it.
Whereas somebody like Raonic, it's a long take back but the arm and racquet are moving constantly through it.
 
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